District Shamli is a newly constructed district. Before becoming a new district, it came under district Muzaffarnagar and was well known tehsil of it. It was known as Prabuddhnagar first time, when this district came into focus. It is situated on Delhi-Shamli national highway, it is 100 km away from Delhi, 65 km from Saharanpur, 38 km from Muzaffarnagar and only 38 km away from Panipat (Haryana). Border of this district is connected with district Muzaffarnagar in East and with Harayana in West and with Saharanpur in North and with district Baghpat it is connected in South.
According to mythological story, in Dawpar yug Lord Krishana took the way of district at the time of going to Kurukshetra war from Hastinapur and in this way the sited under the trees of Barne in Hunuman Dham Shamli and took this sweet water from the old well, later sign of power the Baba Bharang Bali Booned this Holy place Shamli. That’s why this name of this city was “Shamvali” previously and then got converted into “shayma nagri” and now it is know as Shamli. According to some stories, this nagar was constructed by Kunti’s son Bheem Sen.
As a bank of Indian culture, it is a very important place. According to available evidences, Maratha warriors have developed it as a cantt. area and then used for staying . To get freedom from English , freedom fighter thought it one of the best and safest place to hide. In English government, freedom fighter burned the “Purnai Teshil” and started the 1857 Karnti and sacrificed there self.