It is the principal commercial, industrial and educational hub of Western Uttar Pradesh.Shamli and adjoining Muzaffarnagar districts are considered sensitive ever since large-scale communal violence erupted in August and September 2013.
The Ghaziabad - Saharanpur line passes through the city thus forming the backbone of the long-distance and best possible travel from the city.
Indian Railways provides connections to New Delhi, Western, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, South India and other parts of the country.
It is situated midway on Delhi - Haridwar/Dehradun National Highway (NH 58), the city is also well connected with the national railway network.
The city is located in the middle of highly fertile upper Ganga-Yamuna Doab region and is quite near to the National capital, making it one of the most developed and prosperous cities of Uttar Pradesh.
The monsoon arrives in late June and continues till the middle of September. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year.