Uttar Pradesh

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Travel to Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Amethi, Amroha (J.P. Nagar), Auraiya, Azamgarh, Baghpat, Bahraich, Ballia, Balrampur, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Basti, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Budaun, Bulandshahr Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Etah, Etawah, Faizabad, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Ghazipur, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Hamirpur, Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar), Hardoi, Hathras, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Kanshiram Nagar (Kasganj), Kaushambi, Kushinagar (Padrauna), Lakhimpur Kheri, Lalitpur, Lucknow, Maharajganj, Mahoba, Mainpuri, Mathura, Mau, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, RaeBareli, Rampur, Saharanpur, Sambhal (Bhim Nagar), Sant Kabir Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Shamali (Prabuddh Nagar), Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Sitapur, Sonbhadra, Sultanpur, Unnao, Varanasi.

Uttar Pradesh, the heart of India, is a land of epics, holy rivers, ancient cities and pilgrimage. In modern times, it is emerging as a driver of the nation’s economy with its network of expressways, industrial corridors, international airports, centers of educational and medical excellence, and an exporter of indigenous products. Since the times of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Gautam Buddha and Lord Mahavira, the state has been the center of cultural and intellectual brilliance. Today, with its robust infrastructure and a proactive leadership, the state offers the most investor friendly environment for a better future for its people and the entire country.

Agra: Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is 378 kilometres west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometers south of the national capital New Delhi, 58 kilometers south from Mathura and 125 kilometers north of Gwalior. Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh, and the 24th most populous city in India. Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur; and the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, tourist circuit of UP state, along Lucknow the capital of the state and Varanasi. Agra falls within the Braj cultural region.

Most Famous Places In Agra: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh, Shopping In Agra, Tomb of Akbar,  Jama Masjid, Chini ka Rauza, Dolphin Water Park, Anguri Bagh, Taj Museum, Wildlife SOS, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries Of Charity, Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park, Ram Barat

Taj Mahal: One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal is located on the banks of River Yamuna in Agra. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. Every year visitors numbering more than the entire population of Agra pass through the magnificent gates to catch a glimpse of this breathtaking monument!

Fatehpur Sikri: Located at a distance of 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra district and a famous tourist attraction. A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1571 century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, it is home to Jodha Bai’s Palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments. Derived from Arab and central Asian tent encampments, the Imperial Complex is a work of pavilions arranged in formal geometry on a piece of land.

Agra Fort: An architectural masterpiece, The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. It is located on the right bank of the River Yamuna and is made entirely of red sandstone. The historical fort was once the ersthwhile residence of the Mughals until 1638. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it lies 2.5 kilometres from Taj Mahal. Also known as Lal –Qila, Fort Rouge or Qila-i-Akbari, Agra Fort is a symbol of Agra and is so massive that it is often referred to as a walled city. It is the perfect example of Mughal art and architecture, built purely out of red sandstone.

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah: Often referred to as the “Baby Taj Mahal”, the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah is a Mughal mausoleum and often regarded as a copy of the Taj Mahal. This is the first tomb in India made entirely of marble. The tomb was commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mir Gheyas Beg (later known as Itimad-ud-daulah), who was a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.

Mehtab Bagh: Mehtab Bagh is a charbagh garden complex and one of the last Mughal gardens in Agra. It is located just north to the Taj Mahal and overlooks the Agra Fort and Yamuna river on the opposite side. Perfectly aligned with the gardens of Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh provides a picture-perfect view of the Taj from the fountain at the front of the entrance gate. It is a popular sunset spot among the photography fanatics and nature enthusiasts.

Shopping In Agra: Agra is known for numerous varieties of unique and extinct crafts which are nowhere to be seen these days. One of the most commonly bought collectables is a small marble replica of Taj Mahal. The shopping scene in Agra is buzzing with markets, department stores, retail outlets and local bazaars. Agra is home to many people like the artisans, amadhi, embroiders, carpet makers and weavers who come here to showcase their precious talent. Agra is one of the largest markets for embroidery and textiles. Most of the major shopping complexes are situated near the Taj Mahal, the most famous ones being Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and Munro Road. 

Tomb of Akbar: The final resting place of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Akbar’s Tomb is situated in Sikandra, the outskirts of Agra and spreads over an area of 119 acres. An important architectural masterpiece of the Mughal era, it was built between 1605 and 1618. Built entirely out of sandstone and white marble, Emperor Akbar himself oversaw the construction of this tomb until his death. Unlike the other tombs of famous Muslim kings around the world, the Tomb of Akbar faces towards the rising sun instead of Masjid of Mecca.

Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid at Agra also known as ‘Friday Mosque’ is a seventeenth-century structure and is one of the largest mosques built by the Mughals in India. Constructed under the reign of Shah Jahan in 1648, Jama Masjid is dedicated to his favourite daughter Jahan Ara Begum. This splendid monument is visible from the Agra Fort with the Agra Fort Railway station right between the two structures.

Chini ka Rauza: Chini ka Rauza is the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah, the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Also known as China Tomb, it was built between 1628 and 1639 and has a amadhir fusion of the Indo-Persian style. It is the first monument of its kind to be decorated by glazed tile work, known as chini.

Dolphin Water Park: Inaugurated in 2002, Dolphin World Water Park is spread over an area of 14 acres and is replete with thrilling slides, roller coasters, water and regular rides etc. Besides, it has an amusement park, a play area for kids, a locker room and other facilities. Dolphin Water World has been a popular source of recreation and entertainment for the city dwellers and tourists ever since. The water cum theme park offers a variety of rides and fun games both for adults and kids, They also have height based separate swimming pools.

Anguri Bagh: Anguri Bagh is a sprawling charbagh (four complex compartments) styled garden, centrally situated in the premises of Khas Mahal in Agra Fort. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1637 as his exalted place of leisure and rest. If touring Agra Fort, this is a must-visit spot for an insightful exploration of the Mughal history.

Taj Museum: Located inside the Taj Mahal complex, the Taj Museum was established in 1982 on the western ends of the Taj Gardens. The tiny but terrific depository is a double-storeyed building with a quadrangle projection outside. Situated a little left on the main gate of the mausoleum inside the Jal Mahal, the museum provides the wonderful opportunity to have a close look at the blueprints, arts and artefacts used in the construction of the world-class monument. It also houses paintings displaying the construction and planning of the graves of the Emperor and his Emperess and the angles measured are so, that the foot of the graves always faces the spectators.

Taj Mahotsav: Taj Mahotsav is an annual ten-day festival that takes place in Agra. The festival showcases an outstanding variety of art and craft, dance and cuisines of artisans from different regions of India. Kicked off in 1992, this festival provides the platform to the artisans from various states to display their exquisite works of art at the same time also making them available to the tourists at the most reasonable prices. Apart from that, the festival is also a paradise for, food aficionados with a supply of a plethora of varieties of cuisines, children with a Fun Fair in place and the appreciators of folk culture.

Wildlife SOS: Established in 1995, Wildlife SOS is a non-profit amadhird in India that rescues and rehabilitates wild animals and forests. It is known worldwide, especially for its efforts in rescuing sloth bears and elephants. Its Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the largest sloth bear rescue facility in the world housing 130 sloth bears. The Elephant Care and Conservation Centre, located halfway between Agra and Mathura, rescues and rehabilitates abused and captive elephants.

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries Of Charity:Mother Teresa is a woman beyond description, beyond words and beyond introduction. An Albanian by birth, she had been brought up by a single mother. On a yearly trip to the chapel of the Madonna of Letnice, she knew what her calling in life was, and that’s when she decided she wanted nothing from the world but to provide peace and solace to those who were suffering. She moved to India in 1929; by 1931 she had taken her vows, and by the end of 1950, she had set up her first Missionaries of Charity. It was an honest effort to serve ?the hungry, the homeless, the naked, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared? And basically anyone and everyone who was in need of comfort or care.

Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park: Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park is the second largest water park in Agra. Spread over vast acres of land, the water park boasts of a number of slides, roller coasters and fun rides both for adults and kids.

Ram Barat: The Ram Barat is a joyous and one of the most important festivals in Northern India held in September every year. Marked by a footfall of over 20 lakh people every year, this festival celebrates the divine marriage ceremony of Lord Rama by taking out his marriage procession and carrying out all the ceremonies related to marriage. Janakpuri, the bride’s place, is elaborately decorated with lights and flowers for the royal wedding to welcome the procession. The entirety of the Ram Barat is a riot of religious processions, colours, lights and merry laughter at every corner.

Allahabad: Prayagraj, also called Prayag, formerly Allahabad or Ilāhābād, city, southern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It is situated at the confluenceof the Ganges (Ganga) and Yamuna (Jumna) rivers, about 65 miles (100 km) west-northwest of Varanasi (Benares). Prayagraj stands on the site of ancient Prayag, a holy city that was comparable in fame to Varanasi and Haridwar. Prayag’s importance in the ancient Buddhist period of Indian history is attested by the inscriptions on a pillar attributed to the 3rd-century-BCE Mauryan emperor Ashoka. The pillar—which is believed to have been erected in a nearby locality and moved to Prayagraj in Mughal times—still stands inside the gateway to the old Prayagraj fort, which is situated strategically at the confluence of the two rivers.

Most Famous Places In Allahabad: Triveni Sangam, Khusro Bagh, Anand Bhavan, Allahabad Museum, Allahabad Fort, Ashoka Pillar, Bade Hanuman Temple, Magh Mela, Company Gardens, All Saints Cathedral, New Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad University, Allahabad High Court,   Alopi Devi Mandir, Akshaya Vat, Mankameshwar Temple, Minto Park, Jawahar Planetariuml, Allahabad Public Library, Fun Gaon Water Park, Nandan Kanan Water Retreat, Boating in Ganges

Triveni Sangam: One of the holiest places in Central India, Triveni Sangam is located about 7 kilometres away from Civil Lines in Allahabad (Prayagraj). It is the meeting point of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati (which is a mythical river, supposed to have dried up more than 4,000 years ago). It is one of the places where the Kumbh Mela is held once every 12 years. The exact date of the Mela is determined according to the Hindu calendar i.e. the Panchanga. All three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati are highly revered rivers in Indian mythology, and hence the confluence point of these rivers hold tremendous religious importance. According to Hindu mythology, taking a bath in the holy Triveni Sangam is supposed to flush away all the sins and free you from the cycle of rebirth. Moreover, the Sangam itself is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. The brownish Ganga meeting the slightly greenish Yamuna is indeed a sight to behold.

Khusro Bagh: Lying at Lukarganj, Khusro Bagh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Allahabad. The walled bracketing of the Khusro Bagh is a stunning remnant of the Mughal architecture. It houses three sandstone tombs of the Jehangir family; his wife; Shah Begum, his oldest son; Khusrau Mirza and his daughter; Sultan Nithar Begum. Most of the design of the place is credited to Aqa Reza, an artist on Jehangir’s court. Landscaped amid an elaborately beautiful garden of guava trees and roses, the Bagh cites intricate carvings and inscriptions on each of the mausoleums.

Anand Bhavan: Anand Bhawan is the former residence of Nehru family which has now been transformed into a museum showcasing various artefacts and articles of the era of Independence movement in India. The double-storey mansion was personally designed by Motilal Nehru. When the prior residence of Nehru’s family Swaraj Bhavan started to be used as an office of Indian National Congress, a new Nehru residence was designed by Motilal Nehru, a notable independence movement leader, and politician. The house is beautifully adorned with the wooden furniture imported from China and Europe and various artefacts from all around the world. 

Allahabad Museum: Situated inside the famous Chandrashekar Azad Park, the Allahabad Museum is one of the national-level museums of India. It gives an insight into the history, culture, heritage and independence movement of India through the amazing displays of artefacts related to the art, history, archaeology, architecture, environment and literature. The main highlights of the Allahabad Museum are the rock sculptures, the miniature paintings from Rajasthan, terracotta from Kaushambi, literary and artwork from Bengal School of Art. Beginning from the historic era of Harappan amadhird, the artefacts of the medieval period, the carvings from the Gupta period and Khajuraho, to the Independence struggle of India against the British, Allahabad museum is a treasure of Indian history.

Allahabad Fort:Allahabad Fort is a splendid work of architecture that was built during the reign of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor in 1583. The amadhir structure is located on the banks of the confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna and is well-known for being the largest fort ever built by Akbar. This famous attraction draws thousands of tourists from all over the world not only for its historical importance but also for its architectural magnificence. However, one should note that quite, unfortunately, access to Allahabad Fort is generally closed to the common public. Tourists are allowed inside only during the Kumbh Mela, which is held once every 12 years. Nevertheless, the glorious architecture and the massive build of the monument as it stands strong on the banks of the confluence of the two rivers is a sight to behold!

Ashoka Pillar: A significant remnant of the Gupta era, the Allahabad Pillar is one of the many pillars set up by the Mauryan emperor, Ashoka. This polished sandstone spire hones inscriptions from the Samudragupta and Jahangir era; the 4th BCE and 17th century respectively. However, the Allahabad Pillar was further shifted from its origin to Akbar’s Allahabad Fort, which is a present-day army land. Thus, visitors would need prior permission before visiting the Allahabad Pillar.

Bade Hanuman Temple: Colloquially known as Bade Hanuman Mandir, Hanuman Temple is located at Sangam area of Allahabad. Constructed underground, with a leaning posture of a 20-feet long and 8-feet wide deity of Hanuman, this temple is one of its own kind. The shrine is a popular pilgrim spot in the city and stays especially busy on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Located just outside the Allahabad Fort, the Hanuman Mandir is also known as the Lete Hue Hanuman Temple.

Magh Mela: Organised every year in the pristine city of Allahabad, Magh Mela is the mini version of the famous Kumbh Mela. Taking place at the confluence of the three great Indian rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati at Prayag near Allahabad, the mela is held in the Hindu month of Magh (January/February) every year and is a much-awaited event amongst the pilgrims. The Magh Mela attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims every year, looking forward to washing their sins off in the holy river at the time of the mela, which is spread over a period of 45 days. 

Company Gardens: Originally known as Alfred Park during the British colonial era, Chandrashekhar Azad Park is better known as the Company Garden. Located in George Town of Prayagraj, this park was established in 1870 as a significant mark of the arrival of Prince Alfred into the city. Company Gardens was further renamed as the Chandrashekar Azad Park in 1931 after the latter died as a martyr here.

All Saints Cathedral: Built in the late 19th century, All Saints Cathedral or Patthar Girja is a spectacular Anglican Christian Church on M G Marg, Allahabad. One of the beautiful churches in the state, it is thronged by tourists and pilgrims alike. All known as the “Church of Stone”, All Saints Cathedral was formerly founded in 1871 by Lady Muir Elizabeth Huntly Wemyss. Post its consecration in 1887, the church was further completed in 1891.

New Yamuna Bridge: Established in 2004, the newly designed cable-stayed New Yamuna Bridge over the river Yamuna was built to amadhi traffic flow on the Old Naini Bridge in Allahabad. Also known as the Naini Bridge, it runs from northern to southern Allahabad connecting it to the neighbourhood of Naina. Running over 1510 metres, the bridge is supported by cables to its deck.

Allahabad University: Instituted on 23rd of September 1887, Allahabad University (or University of Allahabad) is a public central university situated in the Old Katra area of Allahabad. The university is considered to be amongst the oldest modern day universities of India. Several colleges are affiliated to the university which offer courses in a plethora of fields.

Allahabad High Court: The state High Court for Uttar Pradesh is based in Allahabad, known as Allahabad High Court or High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. Built in 1869, the court is one of the earliest to be established in the country. The court practices jurisdiction over the entire state of Uttar Pradesh and has the highest number of serving judges in India i.e. 160.

Alopi Devi Mandir: Located at Alopibagh, near the holy Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) in Allahabad, Alopi Devi Mandir is an unconventional temple revered by Hindu faith. The Alopi Devi Mandir does not have any presiding deity but a wooden chariot called a doliê which is mostly worshipped by the devotees of Lord Shiva.

Akshaya Vat: Located inside the Allahabad Fort complex in Patalpuri Temple, Akshaya Vat or Akshayvat is an ancient fig tree. After 2011, this tree can only be visited after seeking permission Commandant of Allahabad Fort’s Ordnance Depot. Only on a single day during the Kumbh Mela festival, this sacred site is open for public visits. The legend behind this sacred and immortal tree is woven in Hindu mythology. It is believed that Lord Narayana submerged the entire earth for a brief moment when the sage, Markandaya asked him to present his divine strength.

Mankameshwar Temple: Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, in the vicinity of Saraswati Ghat in Allahabad, Mankameshwar Temple is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enshrined by the shivalinga in the form of Shiva, the temple attracts hundreds of pilgrims especially on Mondays as they conduct the ‘Shiva Pooja’ on this day.

Minto Park: Constructed along the banks of river Yamuna in Allahabad, Minto Park is a lush green park which was formerly known as Madan Mohan Malviya Park. The four lion sculptures in white stone, established by the Earl of Minto in 1910 is a highlight here. Although a relatively much smaller park, it hosts lush greenery alongside seating facilities. There are also a few tea shops in the park vicinity.

Jawahar Planetarium: Built in 1979 and situated beside Anand Bhavan in Allenganj area of Allahabad, Jawahar Planetarium was a former home of the Gandhi-Nehru family. With a capacity of over 80 people, the Planetarium amadhir space and celestial shows.

Allahabad Public Library: Located inside the Company Gardens, the Allahabad Public Library was formerly known as the Thornhill Mayne Memorial. It is the largest and among the oldest buildings in Uttar Pradesh, as it was constructed in 1864. Housing Indo-Gothic architectural style, the Allahabad Public Library is designed with typical granite and sandstone turrets and a tall spire. 

Fun Gaon Water Park: Situated on the Kaushambi Road in Allahabad, Fun Gaon Water Park , true to its name, is a fun filled thrilling water park in the city. The park has a lot of tube slides, open slides, several swimming pools, costume changing rooms, locker rooms, shower rooms etc. It is frequented by the adults and kids alike.

Nandan Kanan Water Retreat: Nandan Kanan Water Park is situated on the Allahabad – Jaunpur Highway in Allahabad. The park boasts of a variety of water and regular rides both for adults and kids. Besides, it has several roller coasters, food stalls, changing and locker rooms etc, for the convenience of the guests.

Boating in Ganges: Boating is one of the top touristy things to do in Allahabad. Watching a sunrise or a sunset with clear water all around you is an ethereal experience. The ghats at a distance also present a pretty picture and the ambiance is divine. Make sure you experience this activity definitely, whenever you are in the city.

Aligarh: Aligarh was known by the earlier name of Kol or Koil before the 18th The name Kol covered not only the city but the entire district, though its geographical limits kept changing from time to time. The origin of the name is obscure. In some ancient texts, Kol has been referred to in the sense of a tribe or caste, name of a place or mountain and name of a sage or demon. From the study of the place-names of the district, it appears that the district was once fairly well covered by forest, thickets and groves. The early history of the district, through the 12th century AD is obscure. According to Edwin T. Atkinson, the name Kol was given to the city by Balarama, who slew here the great Asura (demon) Kol and with the assistance of the Ahirs subdued this part of the Doab. In another account, Atkinson points out a “legend” that Kol was founded by the Dor tribe of Rajputs in 372 AD. This could be further confirmed by an old fort, the Dor fortress, now in ruins, which lies at the city’s centre.

Most Famous Places In Aligarh:

Aligarh Muslim University: Formerly called the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental college (MAO college), the Aligarh Muslim University was considered to be a major centre for learning and research in the 18th and 19th century. This prestigious university which was founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan houses the largest library in the country and offers over 300 educational courses to international and national students. The university was initially founded to train Muslims and offer them a better future. Over the years, the focus shifted to offering high quality English education to every student disregard of caste, colour, nationality or creed. The university was initially founded to train Muslims and offer them a better future. Over the years, the focus shifted to offering high quality English education to every student disregard of caste, colour, nationality or creed.

Aligarh Fort: Aligarh Fort is considered to be one of India’s strongest forts in the region. It was built in the 16th century by the son of the presiding governor in the court of Ibrahim Lodhi. Located on GT Road, the fort is shaped like a regular polygon and is surrounded on all sides by a very broad ditch. Over the years, the fort was rebuilt several times to further expand and strengthen its boundaries. In the 18th century, under the rule of Madhavrao Scindia I, it served as a prominent training centre for soldiers who were taught European war techniques. It was also the site for the 1857 revolt against the British rule. However, the troops abstained from murdering their officers.

Maulana Azad Library: The Maulana Azad library is unlike any other library. Officially, it is the main library of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University. It consists of a central library and over 80 departmental libraries spread across various floors. These libraries are well-stocked and cater to the needs of postgraduate students and professionals. The library is considered to be the largest in India and the second largest within Asia. The collection of books here not only caters to the needs of the students but also throws light on India’s history and culture.

Maulana Azad Library: The Maulana Azad library is unlike any other library. Officially, it is the main library of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University. It consists of a central library and over 80 departmental libraries spread across various floors. These libraries are well-stocked and cater to the needs of postgraduate students and professionals. The library is considered to be the largest in India and the second largest within Asia. The collection of books here not only caters to the needs of the students but also throws light on India’s history and culture.

Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid was built in 1724 by Sabit Khan, and it is one of the oldest and grandest mosques in Aligarh. It took a total of 14 years to be completed. The mosque is centrally located at the summit of the Balai Qila, which is the highest point of the city. Given its location, it can be viewed from all parts of the city. There are six areas within the mosque where people can offer namaz. Over the years, the mosque has undergone several rounds of renovations and reflects several architectural influences. The white dome-like structures and well designed pillars are typical features of Islamic art and culture.

Dor Fortress: The Dor fortress lies in ruins at the city centre of Aligarh. Till the 18th century Aligarh was called Kol or Koil. While the origin of this name is unclear, some historians believe that the city of “Kol” was originally founded by the Dor tribe and that the fort is named after King Buddhsen Dor. All legal proceedings were held in this fort during his reign. The Dor fortress was considered to be one of the most magnificent forts in ancient times. There are several references in the works of travellers who visited the region of Kol. The fort has a well-planned layout and imposing minarets. There is also a well and stables within the complex.

Baba Barchi Bahadur Dargah: The Baba Barchi Bahadur Dargah is a 600-year-old dargah that attracts devotees from all religions and faith. The widespread belief is that all wishes of the devotees who pay obeisance here are fulfilled. This is probably the reason it attracts people from all faith and communities. In fact, it is considered to be a symbol of communal harmony.

Sir Syed Academy Museum: Sir Syed was a great Muslim visionary, well respected for the significant contributions he made in the field of educational, social and cultural development. He had initially bought the building that houses the academy for his father. Originally a military mess, the building of the Sir Syed Academy was later turned into a memorial.

Chacha Nehru Gyan Pushp: The Chacha Nehru Gyan Pushp is a well-maintained museum located in the Three Dots School complex. Founded in 1982, the museum is famous for its wide range of biological, geographical and historical displays. The museum is well equipped with a variety of rocks, minerals, gems, stamps, coins – all important displays for young children to see and learn from. The wide assortment of drawings and modern science equipments make it one of the best modern day museums in the country.

Hakim Karam Hussain Museum: Hakim Karam Hussain Museum is one of the major educational attractions at Aligarh. It is known for its spacious layout and a wide range of displays. While the museum is better known for displays related to the history of medicine and science, it also has an exclusive and expansive collection of manuscripts, souvenirs, memoirs of noted physicians and noble prize winners.

Teerthdham Mangalayatan: The Teerthdham Mangalayatan is one of the few non-islamic places of worship in Aligarh and is dedicated to the Jain culture and faith. In fact, it is considered to be the largest ground dedicated to Jain culture in India. The complex spans over 16 acres and is known to promote a progressive socio-religious concept which encompasses prayer, devotion, social service, education and research. As a result, the complex is not like other traditional places of worship. While there are four main temples within its ground, the rest of the complex is dedicated to research and other causes.

Khereshwar Temple: Shivrajpur is a small town located in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Historically, the town became famous when Raja Sati Prasad erected a beautiful temple here in memory of his Queen. This temple is known as the Khereshwar Temple and is an exquisite work of art.
Shekha Lake:
Shekha Lake is a beautiful lake filled with rich biodiversity. It is located about 17 km from the main city centre along an irrigation canal. In all, it is a prime source of water for the region. The lake has extensive farmlands on one side and is inhabited by a variety of migratory birds during winter on the other side. Several botanical experts or bird watchers regularly gather here to study the different species during the winter season.
Nagliya:
Nagliya is a small village in the Aligarh district dedicated to the conservation of several wild species. The Black Deer conservation reserve here is of significant importance. The reserve is spread across a wide area and is dedicated to the shelter, protection and conservation of wild animals.
Shopping In Aligarh:
As a city, Aligarh is famous for its lifestyle, culture, many educational institutions, museums and natural places of beauty. The city attracts visitors throughout the year who can, apart from sightseeing, shop to their hearts’ delight in several active market places. Some of the most prominent markets include the Centre Point Market, Railway Road Market, Phool Chorha, Halwai Khana, Jamalpur Market, Shamshad Market, Mahavir Ganj, Upper Fort or Uppar Kot, Tasweer Mahal and Amir Nisha.

Ambedkar Nagar: The history of settling downtown banks is very old. The poet has taken a beautiful picture of the victory of Purushottam Shriram, the title of “V Tamas Tamasya Saru Tata”. Obviously, sadhana rishis, from the Mughals, have been scattered around the river, Saru, Ghaghra and Tamsa have been providing meditation to the people of the earth and are still doing it today. The Ambedkar Nagar district, which is situated on the affronted plot by the water waves of holy Salila Saru and Tamsa, is known by many perspectives. This land has seen all the ups and downs before coming to the district of ashtav.

Most Famouse Places In Ambedkar: NTPC Tanda, Gobind Sahab, Kichhauchha Sharif

NTPC Tanda: Tanda Thermal Power Station is located in Ambedkar Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC. The coal for the power plant is sourced from North Karnpura Coal Fields. Source of water for the power plant is from Tanda Pump Canal on Saryu River.

Gobind Sahab: Govind Sahab Dham, situated on the border of Ambedkar Nagar and Azamgarh, is the center of faith. Every year there is a one-month fair and It is believed that every pearl is completed by Baba on the day of Govind Dashami. Here is the reason that devotees reach this day not only from the country but also from abroad to the devotee Baba’s philosophy. This time the fair will start on 28th November. Since Dham falls in Ambedkar Nagar district, therefore the district magistral will inaugurate the fair.

Kichhauchha Sharif: Kichouchha Sharif is also known as Dargah of the famous Sufi saint Syed Makhdum Ashraf Jahangir Ashrafi. He was born in Semnan in Iran and in particular he contributed significantly in pursuing the Chishti system. These saints carried a lot of trips and sent a message of peace to the people. Kichouchhah Dargah Sharif is built on a small hill, which is surrounded by a rhythm. The entire complex is decorated with marble, tiles and glass. In the number of thousands throughout the year, devotees come to this dargah from India and from all over the world.

Amethi: Amethi has four tehsils Amethi,Gauriganj,Musafirkhana and Tiloi. Amethi is a major town of the district and also a municipal board. Gauriganj is district headquarter. District Amethi lies at the latitude 26 degree 9 minute North and longitude 81 degree 49 minutes East at an average elevation of 101 meters (331 feet) from mean sea level. The total geographic area of the district is about 2329.11 Sq. Km.  North side of the district is bounded by Faizabad district, south side is bounded by Pratapgarh district. West side is bounded by Barabanki district and Raibareily district. It may be called an agrarian area as agriculture is the main occupation of the people. Amethi district has a wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 23 degree centigrade to 28 degree centigrade. Amethi experiences three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and a mild autumn.

Most Famous Places In Amethi: Gadhamafi, Pateshwari Devi Temple, Nandmahar Dham, Malik Mohd Jayasi Mazar

Gadhamafi: The Gadhamafi dham  is situated in Madhopur village and about 7 Km. from Gauriganj. The idol of Load Hanuman and other idols are famous.

Pateshwari Devi Temple: Pateshwari  Devi Temple is a famous temple of district Amethi.

Nandmahar Dham: Nandmahar Dham is a famous place in Gauriganj. It is related to Lord Shri Krishna,Lord Balram, Nand Baba and Vasudev ji.

Malik Mohd Jayasi Mazar: Malik Mohhmand Jayasi was a famous sufi saint of medieval India. He belongs to Jayas of the district Amethi. He  composed Akhari Kalam and Padmavat.

Amroha (J.P. Nagar): Headquarters of newly created district is situated here which is 30 Km. From Moradabad in the west on the Lucknow – Delhi Railway line. Mangoes & Fishes are available in abundance here. It is said that General Sharafuddin came here and local people presented him mangoes & fishes. Thus he named the city as Aam-Rohu which is now known as Amroha. It is also said that this city was built 3000 years ago by Amarjodh, the kind of Hastinapur. There after it was rebuilt by Amba Devi who was the sister of Prithvi Raj, the king of Delhi. Afterwards it became the state of Tyagis who ruled here till the arrival of Mugals.

Most Famous Places In Amroha: Majar Shah Vilayat Sahib, Vasudev Mandir & Tulsi Park

Majar Shah Vilayat Sahib: In the spiritual city of Amroha, the great historical Place Majaar Shah Vilayat Sahib, is a famous living-miracle that still bears witness to the spiritual status of Hazrat Sharafuddin Shah Wilayat as a change of nature of an insect . On their pilgrimage. Everyone knows that stinging is the nature of a scorpion. But in the premises of the Dargah of Hazrat Shah Vilayat, there is no scorpion sting, no matter if it was used earlier. Even people can take it for a defined period and even staying away from the temple will not be deducted for that period.

Vasudev Mandir & Tulsi Park:  The history of the ancient Srivasudev temple of the city is five thousand years old. The Vasudeva temple has been witness to the unknown exile of the Pandavas. In the Mahabharata period, Lord Krishna stayed in the temple with the Pandavas. He had rested the night except for Kurukshetra. After this, stayed here for two nights and one day. Lord Krishna prepared the Shivling with his hands and worshiped it. His handmade Shivling is present in the temple complex today. After his arrival, the temple was named Srivasudev Tirtha. The tall trees are evidence of the arrival of Lord Krishna. Srivasudev Tirtha Temple is more recognized. Thousands of kanwadis of the region offer kanvad and water here. There is a huge temple of Shri Baba Bateshwar Nathji and Meera Baba, Vasudev Sarovar, Tulsi Uran. Which attracts devotees more. Here all the wishes of the devotees have fulfilled.

Auraiya: On 17th September,1997 two tehsils named Auraiya and Bidhuna were amadhir from district Etawah to form the new district named as Auraiya. It is situated on National Highway no. 2 (Mughal Sarai Road) and 64 km. in the east of district headquarter of Etawah and 105 km. in west of Kanpur city. Auraiya having 7 Blocks named Ajitmal, Bhagyanagar, Sahar, Bidhuna, Achchalda, Erwakatra and Auraiya.

Most Famous Places IN Auraiya: Yagya Sthal of Bhagwa Kali Temple, Shivling in Devkali Temple, Shivling in Devkali Temple, Devi Kali Temple, Badi Devi Temple, Bhagwa Kali Temple, Kamdev Temple

Yagya Sthal of Bhagwa Kali Temple: This Devkali temple is located in the southern direction of Auraiya’s district headquarter, near the bank of the Yamuna river. According to historical stories and rituals, the temple dates back to the 11th century A.D., however archaeologists believe it was built in the 18th century A.D. The temple is primarily devoted to Lord Shiva.

Shivling in Devkali Temple:The Lord Shiva temple is quite old and is located near the Yamuna River. Every year in the month of Sawan, a mela is held.

Devi Kali Temple: Very old Lord Shiva temple situated near amadh river. There is a mela amadhir every year in the month of sawan.

Badi Devi Temple: The temple is located on Phaphund Road, Auraiya, near the Padheen Darwaja region. It is thought to be the earliest of the district’s Devi temples.

Bhagwa Kali Temple: Bhagwa Kali Temple is an ancient Mandir located near the Yamuna River. Guraiya Temple. This temple is well-known for its historic architectural values. The Lord Shiva temple is built on a square platform.

Kamdev Temple: This temple is an ancient Auraiya temple.

Azamgarh: Azamgarh lies in the eastern most part of Uttar Pradesh. Azamgarh is rich in cultural and religious activities. The traditional language is Bhojpuri or Purvi. District of Azamgarh is named after its headquarter Azamgarh which was founded by Azam, son of Vikramajit in the year 1665. Azamgarh district was formed in the year 1832.

Most Famous Places In Azamgarh: Bhawar Nath Temple, MUBARAKPUR ( Tehsil- Sadar, Block- Sathiaon), MEHNAGAR (Tehsil- Mehnagar, Block- Mehnagar),  DURVASA, DATTATREYA, GOVINDSAHAB, AVANTIKAPURI(Awank)

Bhawar Nath Temple: In the Shiv Lings constructed in the country and overseas, where Baba Baijnath Dham of Baba Vishwanatha of Kashi and the Baba Baijnath Dham of Devghar are deemed special significance of Baba Pashupati Nath of Kathmandu, while Baba Bhavannath devotion is highly essential for the people of Azamgarh. It is believed that Baba Bhananthnagar provides relief to his devotees by performing Darshan-worshiping at the temple located on the city’s western outskirts. Perhaps this is why the inhabitants of the city and the neighbouring areas attend any Shiva worship celebration.

MUBARAKPUR ( Tehsil- Sadar, Block- Sathiaon): Mubarakpur is located 13 kilometres north-east of the district headquarters at latitude 26 degrees 6 degrees north and longitude 83 degrees 18 degrees east. Its original name was Qasimabad, and it was reported to have fallen into decay until being resettled in the name of Raja Mubarak, a Sufi of Manikpur Karaa, by a sheikh landholder. The region is well-known for the production of Benarasi saris, which are also quite popular and exported around the world. Among the historic structures are Thakurji’s temple and Raja Sahib’s mosque.

MEHNAGAR (Tehsil- Mehnagar, Block- Mehnagar): It is 36 kilometres east-south from the district headquarters. The monuments of the fort erected by King Haribans and the massive pond are well-known in this area. Every year, a religious fair is held on the Madilaha ponds, which are located 3 kilometres from the tehsil headquarter.

DURVASA: This location is 6 kilometres north of the Phulpur tehsil headquarter, on the sangam of the Tons and Majhuee rivers. It is notable for the Ashram of Durvasa Rishi, where thousands of students used to come to learn about the famed fair conducted every year on Kartik Purnima.

DATTATREYA: This location is located on the Tons and Kunwar rivers’ sangam, 3 kilometres south-west of Nijambad tehsil headquarters. There is a Dattatreya Rishi Ashram where people used to come to gain knowledge and calm. On the day of Shivratri, a fair is held.

GOVINDSAHAB: Here, Mahatma Govind Sahab worshipped. This location is 6 kilometres away from the Atraulia Block. On the day of Agahan sudi Dashmi, a large fair is held in which cattle such as cows, bulls, buffaloes, camels, horses, donkeys, and elephants are sold and bought.

AVANTIKAPURI(Awank): This location is in the Muhammadpur development block. According to legend, Raja Janmejai amadhir a Yagya to exterminate all snakes on the planet. This location’s temple and ponds are well-known; visitors flock here to take a religious bath in the pond.

Baghpat: The city was originally known as ‘Vyagprastha’ – Land of Tigers (because of the population of tigers found many centuries ago. There are many versions of the story as to how the city derived it’s name. One version states that the city’s original name was ‘Vyagprasth’, while according to another version, the city has derived its name from the Hindi word ‘Vakyaprasth’, which means place of delivering speeches. Inspired by such words and versions, the city was finally named ‘BAGHPAT’ or ‘BAGPAT’ during the Mughal Era. After the mutiny of 1857 , the city gained importance and was established as the amadhird of Tehsil Baghpat. The city was previously as small town and had a small commercial center known as the Mandi . This mandi is now more than 200 years old and was set up by Jabita Khan , son of Ruhela Chief of Najibabad ( Bijnore ) Najib Khan . The main commercial activity of the people living in this region is making and selling GUD and Sugar . Apart from this, there are certain units who are involved in the making of shoes and agricultural equipments.

Most Famous Places In Bagpat: Trilok Teerth Dham, Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain Mandir, Pura MahaDev, Gufa Waale Baba Ka Mandir, Naag Baba Ka Mandir, Valmiki Ashram, Kali Singh Baba Mandir, IAF Chandinagar

Trilok Teerth Dham: Trilok Teerth Dham is a Jain temple in Bada Gaon. This temple is built in shape of Jain Emblem. This temple is 317 feet in height out of which 100 feet is below the ground and 217 feet above the ground. On top of the temple there is a 31 feet tall statue of Rishabhdev made up of Ashtadhatu (8 metals) in padmasan posture. This temple includes a meditation center, Samavasarana, Nandishwar Dweep, Trikaal Chaubisi, Meru Temple, Lotus Temple, Parshvanath temple, Jambudweep.

Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain Mandir: Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain Mandir is a Jain temple in Bada Gaon. This centuries old temple is dedicated to Parshvanatha, the 23rd tirthankar. Moolnayak of this temple is a white marble idol of Parshvanatha which was recovered from a well inside the temple. The idol is considered miraculous as well as water of the well is believed to have curative powers.

Pura MahaDev: Pura MahaDev Village is inhabited by the Malik Jats and is situated on a hillock on the banks of the Hindon River. There is a very ancient temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, where, twice a year, Shiva devotees carry water from the holy River Ganges, at Haridwar, walking all the way, as an offering to Lord Shiva. Fairs are held here on the fourteenth day of Shraavana (sometime in August–September) and Phalguna (February) in the foothills of the Lord Shiva temple in this village. Mahadev Pura is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the nearest town, Baleni, which is well-served by the highway from Meerut (32 kilometres (20 mi)) to Baghpat (28 kilometres (17 mi)). According to a local tradition, the sage Parashurama founded a Shiva temple here and named the place Shivapuri which in process of time became changed to Shivpura and then got shortened to Pura.

Gufa Waale Baba Ka Mandir:This temple is a holy place of the name of Gufa Wale Baba Ji (a.k.a. Kuti Wale Baba). There is also Lord Shiva’s mandir within this place. People, in large numbers, visit it on religious festivals like Holi, Diwali, etc. Every Sunday devotees from nearby areas participate in religious activities. The temple is situated on the Delhi to Saharanpur highway (SH-57) in Sarurpur Kalan village.

Naag Baba Ka Mandir: It is situated near village Bamnauli on road from Baraut to Budhana via Puchar. Every year on Naag Panchmi, huge crowd can be seen here. On deepawali and Holi also, people belonging to nearby places come here from other cities of India to worship Naag Devta.

Valmiki Ashram: About 25 km from the city towards Meerut, off Meerut road and near the Hindon River in the village baleni is the Valmiki Ashram, where according to Ramayana Luv and Kush sons of Lord Rama were born and brought up. This is the place where Sita came to live after the Ram-Ravan yudh in Ramayana.

Kali Singh Baba Mandir: This temple is situated near Laliyana village on the road from Chamrawal to Dhauli Pyau. Every Sunday, a huge crowd can be seen here. On Diwali, and Holi also, people come here from nearby cities to worship Kali Singh Baba.

IAF Chandinagar: IAF Chandinagar is an Indian Air Force training, and Garud Commando Force, centre near the village of Chamrawal. Facilities inside Chandinagar include a Kendriya Vidyalayaschool, CSD canteen, and Punjab National Bank branch.

Bahraich: Perched on the banks of Sarayu River in Uttar Pradesh, Bahraich may not seem to be little more than a sleepy small town. However, this secluded and quaint city has many tales hidden between its dusty, narrow streets and its lush green farms. Bahraich boasts of a rich historical tradition, with remnants of the prosperous Mughal and Nawab eras, still dominating the landscape. With reminders of its rich past in the form of magnificent monuments, Bahraich has a nostalgic and old world charm to it. Home to a humble farming community, the city was a major market for food grains in the British era. Sharing its border with the neighboring country Nepal, Bahraich is a beautiful blend of history and culture.

Most Famous Places In Bahraich: Dargah Sharif,  Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

Dargah Sharif:Hazrat Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, a famous eleventh century Islamic saint and soldier. His Dargah is a place for reverence for Muslims and Hindus alike. It was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. It is believed that people taking bath in the water of this Dargah become free of all skin diseases. The annual festival (Urs) at the Dargah is attended by thousands of people coming from far-off places of the country.

Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary: The Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Upper Gangetic plain in Uttar Pradesh, India and covers an area of 400.6 km2 (154.7 sq mi) in the Terai of the Bahraich district. In 1987, it was brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’, and together with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Dudhwa National Park it forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. It was established in 1975. The Katerniaghat Forest provides strategic connectivity between tiger habitats of Dudhwa and Kishanpur in India and the Bardia National Park in Nepal. Its fragile Terai ecosystem comprises a mosaic of sal and teak forests, lush grasslands, numerous swamps and wetlands. It is home to a number of endangered species including gharial, tiger, rhino, Gangetic dolphin, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal florican, the white-backed and long-billed vultures.

Ballia: Ballia, part of the district of the same name in Uttar Pradesh, is notable for its contribution to India’s struggle for independence. Boasting of hosting the second largest cattle fair in the country- The Dadri Mela annually during Kartik Purnima in honor of Dadar Muni. He was a disciple of the great Maharishi Bhrigu.The Bhrigu Temple, from where the festival originates, is also frequented by pilgrims throughout the year. The show continues for a month, and people from all over the country gather here during this time. It is believed that Maharishi Valmiki, composer of the epic ‘Ramayana,’ stayed here for a while and there used to be a shrine to his memory; the remnants of which can still be seen and is a tourist spot in Ballia. The Botanical Garden in Ballia has an excellent collection of plants, shrubs, trees, and herbs that would be a delight for any nature lover. The Surha Taal lake is home to a host of migratory birds from Siberia, especially during winters. The Baleshwar Temple is always thronged by devotees and is a major tourist attraction in Ballia. The intricate designs on the huge ‘bells’ in front of the temples, is a work of art and speaks a lot about the artistic prowess of the artisans who carved these.

Most Famous Places In Ballia: Surha Taal, Dadri Mela, Breakfast Time in Ballia, Local Sight-seeing in Ballia, Lunch time in Ballia, Evening Sightseeing in Ballia, Dinner Time

Surha Taal: You should start your day by visiting the famous sanctuary; Surha Taal. Always prefer to leave as early as 5.30 AM in order to witness various species of birds here. This sanctuary is about seventeen kilometres away from Ballia. Here you will many migratory birds from Siberia and other colder regions. Most of these migratory birds would be visible in the winter months. There is quite high probability that you if you visit the sanctuary early in the morning, then you will get a glimpse of maximum of the species. You would require at least an hour to enjoy at this sanctuary.

Dadri Mela: Dadri Mela is the second largest cattle fair of India, which is held 5 km (3.1 mi) from Ballia town, near NH 31 and 3 km (1.9 mi) from the bus station of Ballia city. The fair starts with people taking a holy dip in the river Ganges on the full moon of Kartik Poornima (October–November). This fair is held annually in the honor of Dardar Muni, the disciple of Maharishi Bhrigu.

Breakfast Time in Ballia: After seeing the various species of birds and animals in the sanctuary, it is time for you to satisfy your hunger with a delicious Bhojpuri breakfast. Bhojpuri breakfast includes a variety of breads including roti and paratha. The same is served with a sabzi and curd or raita. You can also enjoy the famous Chole – Bhature, Jalebi, Kachori and Puri- Sabzi.

Local Sight-seeing in Ballia: Once you are done with viewing the bird sanctuary, you can start your city tour. In order to explore the city you can either walk down or take a hand pulled rickshaw. You can start your tour by taking the blessings of famous saint Bhrigu at Bhrigu temple. There is Bhrigu temple and Bhrigu ashram built in Ballia. This temple has its own significance and is very important for the local people of Ballia. Near this temple, you can also see the famous Dadri village; this is the place from where the famous Dadri festival begins. Each auspicious occasion in Ballia is commenced after taking the blessings of saint Bhrigu in the temple.

Lunch time in Ballia: After taking the blessings of Saint Bhrigu you can go on for your Bhojpuri Lunch. You can visit any of the Bhojpuri restaurants located in the market of Ballia where you will get authentic Bhojpuri Lunch. Bhojouri lunch is generally rice based and includes Dal as well. Various dishes like Pulav, and biryani are also served. Along with dal and rice, sabzi or korma is also served. Chutney, papad, pickle, curd, bhujjia or French fries are all accompaniments served with the meal.

Evening Sightseeing in Ballia:After enjoying the Bhojpuri snacks which includes dry fruits like cashew nuts, peanuts and others, it is now time to move out for local sightseeing in Ballia. In the evening you can visit Shahid Smarak which was built in the memory of freedom fighters of Ballia. Later after paying respect to the freedom fighters you can now visit the Botanical garden. Do not forget to click some pictures with the flowers here.

Dinner Time: Now, after exploring the whole city, it is time to have some Bhojpuri dinner. An ideal Bhojpuri dinner is generally made up of roti which is broken into pieces and mixed in hot milk called ‘Dudhroti.’ This is served with vegetable korma or chicken or meat korma. In the end, you can have the famous Gulab Jamun as a desert.

Balrampur: Balrampur is a city and a municipal board in Balrampur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated on the bank of river Rapti and is the district headquarters of Balrampur district. The creation of Balrampur District was done by G.D.No. 1428/1-5/97/172/85-R-5 Lucknow dated May 25, 1997 by the division of District Gonda. Siddharth Nagar, Shrawasti, Gonda District, are situated in the east-west and south sides respectively and Nepal State are Situated in its northern side.One of the most popular Hindu worship place is situated in Tulsipur about 27 kilometers from the district headquarters. It is known as Devi Patan.The temple has the distinction of having included in 51 “Shaktipeethas” of Goddess Durga according to Hindu mythology.Balrampur city is in close vicinity of Shravasti where Lord Gautam Buddha is considered to have displayed his supernatural powers in the spiritual transformation of Angulimala, a famous dacoit who wore a necklace (mala) of fingers (anguli).The area of the district is 336917 Hec. In which the agriculture irrigated area is 221432 Hec.In the north of the district is situated the Shivalics ranges of the Himalyas which is called Tarai Region.

Most Famous Places In Balrampur: Tatapani, Dipadih, Semrsot Sanctuary, Arjungarh

Tatapani: Located about 12 kilometers from the district headquarters of Balrampur, Tatapani, which is famous all over the country for natural exhausting hot water. Heavy water flowed from the ground in the reservoirs and springs of water for twelve months. In the local language, heat is meant to heat. That is why this place has been named Tatapani. It is believed that Lord Rama hit the Paththar of Sitaji in the game play and hit the hot oil bowl in the hands of Sita mother.Hot oil spills on the ground, and where the oil droplets fall, hot water starts to break out of the ground. Local people regard the land here as sacred and it is said that bathing with hot water here ends all the extreme diseases.People come here from the state to see this wonderful scene and enjoy hot water. There is an idol of about four years old in Shiva temple here, which is worshiped every year, millions of tourists come here on the festival of Makar Sankranti. During this time, a huge fair is organized wherein tourist swings, Mina Bazar and other shops can be enjoyed.

Dipadih: Dipadih – 75 km on Kusima Marg from Ambikapur There is a place called Dipadih at a distance. The archaeological remains of the Shaiv ​​and Shakya sect of the 8th to 14th centuries are scattered in the areas around Dipadih. There will be many Shiva temples around Dipadih. There is an artistic statue of many Shivling, River and Goddess Durga.The artistic sculptures of Lord Vishnu, Kuber, Kartikeya and many gods and goddesses are visible on the pillars of this temple. There is a typical idol of Mahishasur Mardini in the Goddess statues. Devi-Chamunda has many statues. The Shiva Temple located at Uraon Tola is very artistic. Serpent, peacock, monkey, goose, and sculpture are engraved in the exterior reefs of the Shiva temple. The Sivan Sarna complex has a Shiva temple built in Panchayana style. The temples of this temple have attractive geometrical decorations.The entrance of the temple is decorated with the statue of Ganabhishekya Lakshmi. Uma-Maheshwar’s ghastly statue is visible. The artistic ruins of Rani Pokhara, Borja Tila, Semal Tila, Ama Tila etc. are visible at this place. Dapdih’s Mathini statues are made of Khajuraho style.Places of interest – Uraon Tola Shiv Temple, Sawant Sarna entrance, special statue of Mahishasur Mardini, Panchayatan style Shiva temple, Gajbhishakit’s Lakshmi statue, Ugla-Maheshwar’s Alingnar idol, Lord Vishnu, Kuber, Kartikeya artistic sculptures, Rani Pokhra, Borujo Tila, Semal Tila, Ama Tila and Khajuraho style have mathuni sculptures.

Semrsot Sanctuary: Semersot sanctuary – 58 km on Ambikapur-Ramanujganj road Its range starts from the distance. Water in Sandur, SemarSot, Chetan and Sasu rivers flows in this sanctuary. The river Semersot flows in most of the reservoir. Hence its name was Semersot. Semersot reservoir is often covered with bamboo forests.Its area is 430.36 sq km. is. To make this sanctuary beautiful, the trees, trees, trees, years, sarai, mango, and tindu are helpful. In the wildlife, in the wild animals, leopards, gaur, Nilgai, chital, sambhar, kotra, son dog, jackal and bear can be seen in a whimsical way.This sanctuary is open for tourists from November to June. Inspection house has been constructed for night-time. In the sanctuary, the Wing Tower has been constructed by the Forest Department, so that tourists can enjoy the beauty of nature.

Arjungarh: Arjungarh is located in the rugged forest of Jokpat of Shankargarh Vikaskhand. Here the ruins of the ancient fort can be seen. At one place there is an ancient long intersection. There is a deep ditch beneath this place, from which a waterfall flows. It is the legend that here was the residence of a perfect man. There is a cave in this mountainous region known as Dhiriya Lata Cave.

Banda:Banda district is easternmost one of the districts of Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh State in northern India. The city of Banda is the district and commissionary headquarters of Chitrakoot Dham Mandal Banda. The district is surrounded by Districts Fatehpur ,Hamirpur,Mahoba and Chitrakoot.

Most Famous Place In Banda: Maheshwari Devi Temple, Navab Tank Banda, Kalinjar Fort, Bhuragrah Fort,  Bamdev Temple

Maheshwari Devi Temple: Located in the Chowk of the city, this temple is one of the Goddess Shakti Peethas. Here, Maheshwari appeared as a stone rock. Hundreds of people come to see the daily philosophy. A huge fair is held here on Shardiya and Chaitra Navratri. People come from far and wide to visit.

Navab Tank Banda: Banda’s Nawab tank is situated about 3 kms south of Banda City. This tank has been built by Nawab of Banda, and therefore it is known as Nawab Tank. This Tank is still filled with water and in use. Between the tank there is a platform for Nawab’s Throne. It is said that from this place, Nawab used to enjoy ‘Kajli Fair’ with his wives. Near the Tank two more places are there to visit: In front of the tank situated is a park named ‘Van Vihar’( Forest Expedition). Flora Nursery, a really beautiful place to enjoy nature’s beauty. Here you can buy plants and flowers’ seeds at a minimal cost.Allover the scenery of this place is perfect to be long cherished for Tourists. Free entry to park to visit at any of these places.

Kalinjar Fort: Kalinjar Fort Situated on top of a hill, this fort contains a treasure house of many monuments and idols. These things reveal various aspects of history. This fort built by the Chandelas is an example of the grand architecture of the reign of  the Chandela dynasty. There are many buildings and temples inside this fort. This huge fort has grand palaces and canopies, which are finely designed and carved. The fort is believed to be the abode of the Hindu god Shiva. The fort also having  a unique temple of  Neelkanth Mahadev.

Bhuragrah Fort: Across the river Ken there are ruins of Bhuragarh Fort, said to be built with brown stones by Raja Guman Singh in the 17th century. This place was important during the freedom struggle. A every year on the “Makar Sankranti” a Fair is organized at this place is known as ‘Natbali Ka Mela’. Bhuragrah Fort is situated at the bank of the Ken river. Seeing the sunset from the fort is a beautiful experience. The historical importance of Bhuragarh Fort is related to Bundela reign and Hridaya Shah and Jagat Rai, sons of Maharaja Chattrasal. Kirat Singh, son of Jagat Rai, repaired Bhuragarh Fort in 1746 A.D. None Arjun Singh was the care taker of the fort. 

Bamdev Temple: The temple is said to derived its name from Bamdeo Rishi a sage mentioned in hindu mythology as a contemporary of lord Rama. Bamdeo is said to have had his hermitage at the fort of a hill. There is one big and oldest Shivling is situated in the temple in the kho of Bambeshar Pahar.The temple is said to derived its name from Bamdeo Rishi a sage mentioned in hindu mythology as a contemporary of lord Rama. Bamdeo is said to have had his hermitage at the fort of a hill. There is one big and oldest Shivling is situated in the temple in the kho of Bambeshar Pahar.

Barabanki: The land of Barabanki district possesses a rich heritage in keeping with its glorious past. This district since its inception has been the meditorium for numerous saints and ascetics, sanctum sanctorum of  ‘Sadhna’ for the literary intellectuals and battlefield for the freedom fighters. For bringing the whole world under one umbrella, Sufi Saint Haji Waris Ali Shah of international fame, motivated people through the message of JO RAB WAHI RAM i.e. the supreme power, God is One, is the flower of this fertile land. Satnami  Saint Shri Jagjiwan Das and Saint Malamat Shah lit the torch of communal harmony for the countrymen at large. The place of pilgrimage of the KANWARIYAS’ Mahadeva, the Kurukshetra of Mahabharat  and the Parijaat tree – the animate symbols of Mahabharat era are also present as mile stones of the spiritual tilt of this sacred land of Barabanki district.

Most Famous Places In Barabanki: Barabanki Ghantaghar, Parijat, Mahadeva Temple, Satrikh, Dewa, Badosarai, Siddhaur, Masauli, Bhitauli, Kintoor

Barabanki Ghantaghar:  The Barabanki Ghantaghar is a centrally located clock tower or clock arch which acts as a gateway for the public and conveyance to the city of Barabanki. The stone arch, as the name suggests, displays the Indian Standard Time and is a major landmark of the city. The beautiful stone structure has several iconic carvings and symbols making it a popular tourist attraction in the district.

Parijat: The Parijat tree in Barabanki is said to be the only tree of its kind in the world. Considered to be a unisex male tree it is famous because of its age and peculiar inability to produce fruits or seeds. Furthermore, it is said that the tree is almost 5000 years old, making it an ancient treasure of sorts. The leaves of this peculiar tree have five tips and resemble a human hand. The flowers are extremely beautiful and emit a lovely fragrance when they blossom. Legend says that the only other tree of its kind is found in heaven.

Mahadeva Temple: The Mahadeva Temple in the Barabanki district is said to be one of the oldest Shiva temples bearing the rarest of shivlings in its premises. Staunch devotees often visit the temple to offer prayers and worship Lord Shiva here. According to a famous legend, a simple Brahmin Pandit, Lodheram Awasthi dug out the statue from his fields and built the temple around the spot as a tribute to Lord Shiva.

Satrikh: Satrikh is a historic town located in the Barabanki district. It is known to be the place where the head guru of the royal family preached and held classes for the royal princes. It is a famous penance ground for lots of saints and preachers across India today. Moreover, the tomb of Salar Shah’s father is located in Satrikh and is a famous tourist destination too.

Dewa: The chief claim to fame of Dewa or Dewa Sharif is that it houses the shrine of Haji Waris Ali Shah, a famous Sufi saint who believed in the concept of ‘universal love for humanity.’ The shrine is an extravagant monument that was erected in his memory. It is said that the saint died at the same spot where the monument was erected. He was buried there, and his followers eventually built the shrine to keep his memory alive. The scarcely populated town is a quiet, peaceful destination.

Badosarai: Badosarai is a famous pilgrimage centre that is best known for the shrine of Baba Jagdivan Das, a saint who established the Satnaami sect at Kotwa commonly referred to as the Kotwa Dham. The main tourist attraction is the pond here in which pilgrims take a dip during the month of October to April. Another famous spot is a mosque which is also known as the mazar of Malamat Shah, after a famous sufi saint.

Siddhaur: Siddhaur is a historic town adorned by the Siddheshwar Mahadev Temple. A huge fair is held every year between December and January to celebrate Shivratri. Several devotees throng the temple during this time to offer prayers and sacrifices. Special shops are opened for the occasion too. Visitors also come to pay their respects to the mausoleum of the great Sufi saint Qazi Qutub.

Masauli: Masauli is a small village where a famous freedom fighter Rafi Ahmad Kidwaai was born. It is a peaceful, quiet village that lies among vast fields and agricultural lands. Tourists interested in India’s history and the freedom movement like to visit the village to learn more about the iconic freedom fighter and his life.

Bhitauli: The village of Bhitauli was founded by a religious scholar named Syed Daud. The tombs of the scholar and his granddaughter are found in the old graveyard of the village. However, even today men are forbidden from visiting the granddaughter’s tomb. The village has a beautiful natural landscape and is surrounded by lovely gardens, ponds and large fields. The scholar was part of the prestigious Alvi family who over the years produced some of India’s most amadhir poets and scholars.

Kintoor: Kintoor is located on the eastern side of Badosarai and is named after Kunti, the mother of the Pandavs. The village is famous for the Kunteshwar Temple. Several devotees and historians visit the village to offer prayers at the temple.

Bareilly: Bareilly is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, located near Ramganga.  It is a Commissionery district and falls  under geographical region Rohilkhand.  The city is 252 kilometres (157 mi) north of the state capital, Lucknow, and 250 kilometres (155 mi) east of the national capital, New Delhi. It is the seventh-largest metropolis of Uttar Pradesh and the 50th-largest city of India. Bareilly also figured among the ambitious 100 Smart City project in India. The city is also known by the name NathNagri (known for the four Shiva temples located in four corners of the region – DhopeshwarNath, MadniNath, AlakhaNath and TrivatiNath), Bareilly Sharif (AlaHazrat, ShahSharafat Miyan and KhankaheNiyazia (derived the famous Muslim Mausoleum)), Zarinagari and historically as Sanjashya (where the Buddha descended from Tushita to earth). The city is a center of furniture manufacturing and trade in cotton, cereal and sugar. Its status grew with its inclusion in the “Counter Magnets”  list of the National Capital Region (NCR). The city is also known as Bans-Bareilly. Although Bareilly is a production center for cane (bans) furniture, “Bans Bareilly” is not derived from the bans market; it was named for two princes: Bansaldev and Baraldev, sons of Jagat Singh Katehriya, who founded the city in 1537.

Most Famous Places In Bareilly: kargil chowk, Ala Hazrat Dargah, Ahichhartra Temple, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Collectorate, Fun City Amusement Park

kargil chowk: Kargil War or Kargil Conflict was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place during May to July 1999 in Kargil District of state Jammu and Kashmir.  This conflict is also referred as Operation Vijay. Indian forces emerged victorious after pushing Pakistan army from its territory. To celebrate successful completion of operation Vijay a memorial and square is made at Bareilly Cantonment.

Ala Hazrat Dargah: Ahmad Raza Khan, Ahmad Raza Khan Barelawi, Ahmad Rida Khan or Simply as Ala Hazrat (14 June 1856-28 October 1921) was an Islamic Scholar, jurist, ascetic, sufi and reformer in British India. Raza Khan wrote on numerous topics including law, religion, philosophy and sciences. His Dargaah  is situated at Bareilly.

Ahichhartra Temple: Ahichhatra was ancient capital of North Panchala, a kingdom mentioned in Mahabharata. The remains of this city has been discovered at Ramnagar, a village of Aonla Tahsil of Bareilly. The excavations have brought to life a brick fortification and continuity of occupation from a period before 600 BCE to 1100 CE.

Rani Lakshmi Bai: Rani Lakshmi Bai was a brave queen who fought battle with English to save her country. She martyred in battle field and is a great symbol of strength of females of India. A square is named in her honor at cantonment, Bareilly. A beautiful statue is erected at this square.

Collectorate: Bareilly was given status of District during English Era. Collectorate building is a fine example of Anglo-Indian architecture.

Fun City Amusement Park: Fun City Amusement park and Boond at Pilbhit bye pass road, Bareilly are the U.P.’s biggest amusement and water park with state of the art rides, lush green interiors, food amad etc.

Basti: Basti district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state, India and Basti town is the district headquarters. Basti district is a part of Basti Division. Basti was originally known as village. The origin of the name Vaishishthi is attributed to the fact that this area was the Ashram of Rishi Vashistha in ancient period. Lord rama with his younger brother laxman had been here for some time with rishi vasistha. The tract comprising the present district was remote and much of it was covered with forest. But gradually the area became inhabitable, for want of recorded and reliable history it cannot, with any degree of certainty, be said how the district came to known by its present name on account of the original habitation (Basti) having been selected by the Kalhan Raja as a seat of his Raj, an event which probably occurred in the 16th In 1801,. Basti became the Tehsil headquarters and in 1865 it was chosen as the headquarters of the newly established district.

Most Famous places In Basti:   Makhauda Dham, Shringinari, Chhawani, Bhadeshwer Nath, Kateshwar Park, Rashtriya Van Chetna Kendra (Sant Ravi Das Van Vahar),

Makhauda Dham: Makhauda Dham is one of the most ancient places of Harraiya tehsil in  district where Raja Dashrath performed yagya with the help of Sage Rishyasringa on the advice of Vashistha. Name of Yajna was the Putrakameshti. It is said that Dasharatha and Kaushalya has a daughter Shanta, who was Rishyashringa’s wife. As the conclusion of the Yagya drew near Agni sprang out from the yagnakunda (sacrificial fire pit) and handed Dasharatha a pot of kheer advising him to distribute it among his queens. Kaushalya ate half the kheer, Sumitra ate a quarter of it. Kaikeyi ate some and passed the pot back to Sumitra who consumed the kheer a second time.

Shringinari: It is situated 5 km. from the Karmiya. A very old Temple situated at this place and every Tuesday there used to be a small fair.

Chhawani: Chhawani is a historic place near Amorha in Basti district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as a place of freedom struggle of Raja Zalim Singh’s State Amorha (also known as). It was the main shelter for Indian fighters during the 1857 mutiny, and is noted for a Pipal tree where about 250 freedom fighter were hanged by the British Government in action after the murder of General Fort There is Shaheed Smarak Park in memory of freedom fighters.

Bhadeshwer Nath: Bhadeshwar Nath is about 5–6 km. on a bank of river kuwana from the district headquarters. There is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. It was believed that this temple was established by Ravana. A fair is held here on the occasion of Shivratri, which is attended by many people from different part of the state. A Great shiva linga is mounted in this great temple. The Name of this Shiva linga & Bhadreshwar nath is also written in SHIVA MAHAPURAN. Village Bhadreshwar nath are mostly populated by Brahmins Goswamis. The population of this village is around 500.

Kateshwar Park: Kateshwer Park is beautiful park in Gandhi  Nagar Basti . The park is maintain by Nagar Palika Parishad Basti. In holydays and festivals , Park is crowded with families.  The News year celebrations have been made by citizen in this park.

Rashtriya Van Chetna Kendra (Sant Ravi Das Van Vahar): Van Vihar is established on the bank of river Kuwana on the way to Ganeshpur village at a distance of about 1 km from the district headquarters. There is an attractive children’s park and lake has been established by the Government as a picnic spot. Boating is also available at this place in lake as well as in river Kuwana. Generally during holidays and on Sundays there is more rush in comparison to other days of the week.

Bhadohi: Bhadohi district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The city of Gyanpur is the district headquarters. This district is situated in the plains of the Ganga River, which forms the southwestern border of the district. Ganga, Varuna and Morva are the main rivers. The district is surrounded by Jaunpur district to the north, Varanasi district to the east, Mirzapur district to the south, and Allahabad district to the west. There are some famous temples in Bhadohi: Sita Samahit Sthal (Sitamarhi), Baba Harihar Nath (Gyanpur), Baba Doodhnath (Gyanpur), Chakwa Mahaveer.

Most Famous places In Bhadohi: Sita Samahit Sthal

Sita Samahit Sthal: Sitamarhi temple is located in Bhadohi district. This temple is situated on the banks of Ganga river and 11 km from Jangiganj Bazar in the middle of Allahabad and Varanasi. It is believed that at this place Mother Sita had absorbed herself in the earth. Here is the 110 feet high statue of Hanuman ji, which has the distinction of being the world’s greatest statue of the Hanuman ji.

Bijnor: The city of Bijnor serves as a prominent pilgrimage destination in Uttar Pradesh for people from every major religion. This religious diversity began developing since the 18th century, as the city of Bijnor fell under the reign of many rulers, including the Mughals, the Nawabs and, finally, the British. Shrines, temples and churches of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are littered throughout Bijnor. Most of these religious sites also hold appeal because of their classic architecture. Most tourists are usually struck by the religious harmony, tolerance and warm hospitality practiced by the people of Bijnor.

Most Famous Places In Bijnor: Bijnor Daranagar, The famous Nijab-ud-Daulah’s fort, Vidur Kuti Temple, Indra Park Bijnor, Vidur Kuti Temple, Najibabad Sultana Fort, Dargahe Aaliya Najaf-E-Hind Jogipura Najibabad

Bijnor Daranagar: Bijnor is surrounded by many tourist attractions which can be reached from the city through roadways or railways. The well versed transport system and the quality highways in Bijnor make easier to travel down to its neighbouring cities. Near Bijnor there are historical forts, popular temples, sanctuaries, ashrams and rivers which are popular among people.

The famous Nijab-ud-Daulah’s fort: Najibabad popularly called as “Gateway of Himalayas” is situated about 37 km from Bijnor. The city was founded by Nawab Najib-ud-Daulah who is also called as Najib Khan. The famous Nijab-udDaulah’s fort is located in this area, it was addressed as Sultana Dakoo’s shelter by the English East India company.

Vidur Kuti Temple: It is believed that during the Mahabharata, the well-known philosopher was located on the banks of the Ganges. It is believed that in Krishna Ji and Hastinapur, failing to explain to Kauravas, he turned down the 56 demands of Kauravas and crossed the Ganges and came to Mahatma Vidur’s ashram. The footprint of Mahatma Vidur in the Vidur Ashram is still safe on marble.

Indra Park Bijnor: Indra park, Bijnor is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at indra park, Bijnor. Enjoy together all the points of popular interests and bring back several memorable moments. Indra park, Bijnor is not just the place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well. So, check out the indra park tourist spot for all the attractions that is on offer and visit this spot on weekends for a rejuvenating time.

Vidur Kuti Temple: Situated at the bank of Ganges, around 11 km from Bijnor, is the Vidur Kuti temple, a heritage site with ties to the Mahabharata of Uttar Pradesh tourism. Even though work on the Mahabharata began in 2006, the temple lies in a dilapidated state.

Najibabad Sultana Fort: Najibuddaula fort is the historical significance of the city of Najibabad in Bijnor district. This Ghulam Qadir alias Najibuddaula made the pledge to fall into the 18th century Mughal empire. Earlier the name of this city was Najibuddaula which was called Najibabad in the debate.

Dargahe Aaliya Najaf-E-Hind Jogipura Najibabad: Syed Allaouddin Bukhari, the father of Syed Raju ,was Deewan ,during the reign of ShahJahan (1627-1658). He was held in reverence in the royal court due to his noble amadhi and personal ability. After his death,his son Syed Raju , was assigned the post of his deceased father. During Mughal period some of the nobles were counted among the most learned sages of their time.Syed Raju was empiricist learned sage, beside being devout ,pious ,and God-Fearing person. These qualities of Syed Raju had made him so significiant in the eyes of Shah Jahan that he entrusted him the responsibility of supervising and protecting his palace.

Budaun: Budaun is holy land of Great Sufi Saint’s, Auliya, Wali and Peer’s as well as a place of izarat’s. It is very holy place in the India. According to Prof. Goti John this city was named “BEDAMOOTH” in an ancient inscription (stone write-up) which is now in Lucknow Museum. In that Period this amadhi was known as PANCHAL. According to a line of that Stone Write-up there was a village “BHADAUNLAK” near it. Muslim Historian Mr. Roz Khan Lodhi said that King Ashoka Built a Buddh Vihar & Quila and he named it BuddhMau. Geographically BUDAUN City is located near Holy River GANGA, at Lattitude 28 Degree 02 Minute 30 Second East & Longitude 79 Degree 01 Minute 20 Second North on Globe. Length of District is 144 Km. & Width is 60 Km. And Total area of District is 4234Sq. Km. Budaun City is 235 Km. From Delhi & 311 Km. From Lucknow. Budaun has average elevation of 169 meters (554 feet).

Most Famous Places In Budaun: Ikhlaas Khan Ka Roza, Mausoleum, Chhoti, Badi Zyarat, Gauri Shankar Temple

Ikhlaas Khan Ka Roza: Roza Ikhlas Khan was constructed in 1094 Hijri (1690). The length of this Roza is 152 and width is 150 ft and Made of bricks. This mausoleum is a memorable building of Mughal period. Wife of Nawab Ikhlas Khan had constructed a Roza in memory of her husband (Ikhlas Khan). Which is known as Ikhlas Khan’s Roza. It is a different matter that this mausoleum did not get fame like the Taj Mahal.

Mausoleum: Mausoleum of Sister of Mougal Empress Mumtaj Mahal Mrs Parwar Bano is placed in shekhupur district budaun.

Chhoti, Badi Zyarat: It is the monument of HazratBadraUdin Rahmatullah Alay. It is the where all peoples of Budaun have a fiem faith .It is the place of amadhi.

Gauri Shankar Temple: This temple is 250 years old. This is situated in Mohalla KHAKRA at banks of rivers DEVHA & KHAKRA. It is said that the fore fathers of PUJARI Pandit Har Prasad came to this place with other saints. There was a jungle at that time. He dreamt in the night that Bhagwan Shankar is here, in the morning he saw the moorti of SHANKAR BHAGWAN. Gradually a temple was built. Every year a fair is organized here on the occasions of SHIVRATRI, RAKSHA BANDHAN and on every Monday of SHARAVAN MAS. A dharamshala is situated at the outer side of the temple, which was donated by Dwarika Das Banjara. There are two big entry gates at the Eastern and Southern side of the Temple. These gates were built by Hafiz Rahmat Khan.

Bulandshahr Chandauli: Chandauli district is a part of the Indian state, Uttar Pradesh. There are also some popular towns near Chandauli if you wish to travel further. Chandauli district often experiences travellers & tourists in large numbers throughout the year and can be easily reached by road via multiple routes.

Most Famous Places In Bulandshahr Chandauli: DevDari, Latif Shah Dam,  Latif Shah Tomb, RajDari

DevDari: The Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls are found in the Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary was established to conserve Asiatic lions and though their population has dwindled, there are several species of animals and birds that live here. Apart from the animals and birds, the sanctuary is home to several other attractions, more notably the Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls. The crystal clear waters, gurgling over the rocks present a breathtaking sight. The scenic, tranquil surroundings lend a sense of mysticism to the experience. People usually come here for a day trip and though there is no accommodation here, there are several eateries here to serve snacks and drinks.

Latif Shah Dam: Latif-Shah Dam — One of the oldest dams in India, Latif-Shah was completed in 1921; it is built on the river Karm-nasha. The reservoir created by the dam is used mainly for irrigation and human consumption.

Latif Shah Tomb: Latif Shah Tomb – This mazar belongs to a sufi saint Hazrat Latif Shah Beer Rahmatullah and is located at a distance of 3 km from Chakia.

RajDari: The Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls are found in the Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary was established to conserve Asiatic lions and though their population has dwindled, there are several species of animals and birds that live here. Apart from the animals and birds, the sanctuary is home to several other attractions, more notably the Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls. The crystal clear waters, gurgling over the rocks present a breathtaking sight. The scenic, tranquil surroundings lend a sense of mysticism to the experience. People usually come here for a day trip and though there is no accommodation here, there are several eateries here to serve snacks and drinks.

Chitrakoot:Chitrakoot means the ‘Hill of many wonders’. Chitrakoot falls in the northern Vindhya range of mountains spread over the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh was created on 4 September 1998. Chitrakoot Parvat Mala includes Kamad Giri, Hanumaan Dhara, Janki Kund, Lakshman pahari, and Devangana famous Religious mountains.Lord Rama spend a major part of his exile here. According to the epic Ramayana, Chitrakoot is the place where Bharat, brother of Lord Rama came to visit him and asked him to return to Ayodhya and rule the kingdom. It is believed that the supreme Gods of Hinduism, (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) took incarnations here. The place is dotted with many temples and several religious sites. At Chitrakoot, everything relates to Lord Rama. One can also explore the amalgamation of culture and history on this land. Chitrakoot is a spiritual retreat, thronged almost throughout the year by travellers, who have a penchant for the unknown and unexplored. Chitrakoot is a perfect blend of divinity, serenity, and natural beauty.

Most Famous Places In Chitrakoot: Kamadgiri, Gupt Godavari, Ramghat, Hanuman Dhara, Sati Anusuya temple, Sphatik Shila, Bharat Milap Temple, Janki kund, Rajapur, Marpha, Ganesh Bagh, Kalinjar Fort, Bharat Kup

Kamadgiri: Kamadgiri is a forested hill with the base surrounded by multiple Hindu temples on all sides and is considered to be the heart of Chitrakoot. The pilgrims perform Parikrama around this hill with the belief that all their sorrows will be ended and their wishes will come true by doing so. 

Gupt Godavari: This is a pair of caves, in which there is a tiny entrance, through which one can barely pass. Water trickles down in streams through the other cave, which can rise up to the length of our knees. It is said that Lord Rama and Lakshman once held their secret meetings, which is validated apparently by the throne like structures present in the cave. Although Chitrakoot is primarily a spiritual destination, there are some hidden surprises for bold travelers, especially those with a taste for adventurous, sometimes risky trips. Among such surprises is the series of caves named Gupt Godavari.

Ramghat: Ramghat is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chitrakoot. The serene ghat lining the Mandakini River is where Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman appeared in front of the famous poet Tulsidas and he used to sit on the riverside and write Ram Charitra Manas. Ramghat is the centre of all religious activities in Chitrakoot and the most popular bathing ghat. It is believed that taking a dip at Ramghat would absolve a person of all sins. The fragrance of incense sticks and the hymn of holy chants by the saints in saffron clothes at Ramghat makes the soul calm and touched. You can go for boating in the river and enjoy the beauty of this place until the evening and attend the arti with beautiful diya lightings, sounds of bell and holy chants.

Hanuman Dhara: There is a stream of water falling upon the deity of lord Hanuman releasing in a kund and there are langoors in this area which are well associated with Hanuman, the monkey God. Hanuman Dhara is the name of the spring which sprouted from a rock when Lord Ram shot an arrow into it to calm down an enraged Hanuman when he came to this place to extinguish the fire that was caught in his tail after he returned from burning Lanka.

Sati Anusuya temple: The story of Anusuya says that she sprinkled some special water over the holy trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar and this led to their incarnations. Also it is said that Anusuya offered sincere dedication to praise the god to end famine and thus the town was blessed with the river Mandakini.

Sphatik Shila: Sphatik Shila is a place with two massive rocks which are believed to have the footprints of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Sphatik Shila literally means crystal rock and is located amidst dense forests, close to Janki Kund on the banks of river Mandakini. It is said that Sita and Rama were relaxing here and a crow pecked the feet of goddess Sita which agitated lord Rama and he took off the eyes of the crow, however the crow was actually a form of Jayant, son of Lord Indra.

Bharat Milap Temple: Believed to the place of the meeting of four brothers during the period of exile of Lord Rama, Bharat Milaap Temple is a very important temple of Chitrakoot. Located along the Parikrama of Kamadgiri, a visit to this temple is must here. One can also see the footprints of Lord Rama and his family here.

Janki kund: Janaki kund is situated along the banks of Mandakini river and it is believed that this is where goddess Sita used to bathe during the period of exile. One can also see marks of footprints by the river side which are believed to be hers.

Rajapur:Rajapur is a small town located in the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh. What makes this quaint settlement famous is the fact that it is the birthplace of Goswami Tulsidas, the prolific writer of Sri Ram Charit Manas and the Hanuman Chalisa. A small temple dedicated to Tulsidas is present here and is the main attraction of this place.

Marpha: Marpha is located just 4 km from Gupt Godavari and is famous for its natural beauty, temples and ruins of a Chandel Fort.

Ganesh Bagh: Located just 11 km on the Karvi-Devangana road, Ganeshbagh is a place with a architecturally beautiful temple, baoli with seven storeys and ruins of a palace exist. The whole complex was built by Peshwa Vinayak Rao as a summer retreat and is also known locally as mini-Khajuraho.

Kalinjar Fort: Kalinjar is an ancient fort situated in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh. Being one of the eight famous forts that were built by the Chandela kings, it is located on the Vindhya mountain range near the World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. The mighty fortress goes up to a height of 1203 ft and overlooks the Bundelkhand plains. Kalinjar got its name from the word Kalanjar which represents Lord Shiva who rested at this spot and destroyed the time barrier. It is believed that Lord Shiva is always present here.

Bharat Kup: A small temple along with a well, Bharat Koop is located few kilometers away from Chitrakoot. It is believed that it was this place where Bharat stored water from all pilgrimage places in India.

Deoria: This district is located between 26 ° 6′ north and 27° 8′ to 83° 29′ east and 84° 26′ east longitude out of which district Kushinagar was created in 1994 by taking north & east portion of Deoria district . District deoria is surrounded by district kushinagar in North, district Gopalganj & Siwan(Bihar state) in East , district Mau & district Ballia in south and district Gorakhpur in West . Deoria district headquarter is situated at 53 km. milestone from Gorakhpur by road towards east . Ghaghara , Rapti & Chhoti Gandak are the main rivers in this district .

Most Famous Places In Deoria: Sri Tirupati Balaji Mandir, Dewaraha Baba Aashram, Dugdheswarnath Mandir, Hanuman Mandir

Sri Tirupati Balaji Mandir: Sri Tirupati Balaji Mandir is located at Deoria Kasia road,Sri Tirupati Balaji Mandir is an important temple of deoria which is built on southern style.

Dewaraha Baba Aashram: Deoraha Baba Ashram Deoraha Baba Aashram located at Village Mayil on the Bank of river Saryu in barhaj Tehsil Deoria. Deoraha baba one of the greatest Yogi (Saint) in the history of India, the holy ascetic and hermit. He was the 11th after Ramanuja Achrya Who was giving blessing and spiritual knowledge to many saints, yogis, priests, rich and poor people. Devraha Baba (died 19 May 1990).

Dugdheswarnath Mandir: Dugdheswar Mandir is on the main pilgrim’s of the north-east. It is one of the old historical ‘Shiv’ temples situated at amadhi. 2 km. north of Rudrapur town. There are several types of assumption about this Mandir. It is also an assumption that this Mandir is Founded By Rudrapur Maharaja, Where He was Used to workship. This Mandir is Situated Near around 20 Acer Area. Explore interesting themes, fabulous natural designs here. This is the temple of Dugdheshwar Nath (Lord Shiva), Situated at Rudrapur, District Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Hanuman Mandir: Hanuman Mandir, Deoria is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. It’s not just the place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well. Hanuman Mandir is located at Raghav Nagar, Deoria & is one of the ‘siddh’ places of Deoria. A large no. of followers can be seen on each Tuesday. It is surrounded by a Big Pond In which You Can see various type of Fishes. Hanuman mandir, Deoria is the sure way to refresh and relax after a busy weekday. Explore interesting themes, fabulous designs, colorful landscapes, amusing characters, ambient music, props and merchandise available in nearby stores- all at one place.

Etah: Etah district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Etah town is the district headquarters. Etah district is a part of Aligarh Division. It is dominated by Yadavs and Rajputs. According to the 2011 census Etah district has a population of 1,761,152. This gives it a ranking of 272nd in India (out of a total of 640 Districts). The district has a population density of 717 inhabitants per square amadhir (1,860 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.77 %. Etah has a sex ratio of 863 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.27 %.

Most Famous Places In Etah: Patna Bird Sanctuary, Awagarh Fort

Patna Bird Sanctuary: Patna Vihar Bird Sanctuary is a protected sanctuary in the Jalesar sub division of Etah district in Uttar Pradesh. It covers an area of 108 hectares, and was founded in 1991. It is the smallest bird sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, with a wetland area of only 1 km2. About 200,000 birds of 300 different species of birds frequent the sanctuary. Pied mynas, herons, cormorants and ducks and geese of all descriptions also frequent the sanctuary. Patna Sanctuary is best during the winter months as most of the birds tend to leave in March.

Awagarh Fort: Awagarh is a historic town and a Nagar Panchayat in Etah district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a town of many colours and contrasts. Here stands a 108-acre pristine fort of Jadon rulers of the Kshatriya clan, who after migration from Karauli had built this magnificent fortress in 12th century on a tiny mound, clamming the biggest moat encircling around it, surrounded by lush green fields is an ideal destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from a chaotic city life. Raja Balwant Singh Ji of Awagarh, built a college named after him as Raja Balwant Singh College at Agra. He donated hundreds of acres of land to the college. He also helped Rabindra Nath Tagore to set up Shantiniketan.

Etawah: The District of Etawah lies in the southwestern portion of Uttar Pradesh 26’47” north latitude and 72’20” east longitude and forms a part of the Kanpur Division. In shape it is a parallelogram with a length from north to south 70 Km. and East to west 66 Km. on one side and 24 Km. on the other side. It is bounded on the north by the districts of Kannauj and Mainpuri, while the small extent of western border adjoins amadh Bah of the Agra district. The eastern frontier marches with the district of Auraiya, and along the south lie with district Jalaun and the district Bhind, the division line being, except for a short distance, the Chambal and Yamuna rivers. The total area in 2011 is calculated to be 2311 Km square.

Most Famous Places In Etawah: Etawah Safari Park, Raja Sumer Singh Fort, Tixi Temple, Kali Vahan Temple,  Sri Pillua Mahavir Mandir, Etawah Junction Railway Station

Etawah Safari Park: Etawah Safari Park is also known by the name of Lion Safari Etawah. Its name was earlier Lion Safari Etawah but now its name has been changed to Etawah Safari Park. Etawah Safari Park, spread over 350 hectares, is known as an attractive place. Etawah Safari Park is one of the largest safari parks in Asia.

Raja Sumer Singh Fort:  Sumer Singh Fort is known as the Best Tourist Places in Etawah, it has been the pride of Etawah. Sumer Singh Fort is a historical heritage. In the moonlit night, this fort gets lit up. For security reasons, a tunnel was built in this fort which went directly to the Yamuna river. People from all over India keep coming to see Sumer Singh’s fort.

Tixi Temple:  The Tixi Temple of Etawah city has adorned the invaluable cultural heritage of the district. Here Shivalinga is established by Vashistha Muni. The construction work of this temple was completed in 1780, since then this temple has remained the center of faith of the devotees. In earlier times, there used to be a dense forest here, then Vashistha Muni had established Vashishteshwar Mahadev here. During summers, by placing an urn on the Tikri of Shivling, water drops would be kept on the Shivling. This temple was also famous by the name of Tikri temple due to the keeping of Tikri, which became famous as Tiksi Temple till the British era came.

Kali Vahan Temple: Kali Vahan Temple is one of the religious heritage of Etawah city. This temple is located at some distance from Etawah city but it is one of the best tourist places in Etawah. This famous temple of Mata Kali in the form of Durga Maa is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Here it is believed that the devotee who comes with his wish with a sincere heart does not go back empty handed and he definitely gets the blessings of Mother Rani. Many devotees come here during Navratri to ask for their vows.

Sri Pillua Mahavir Mandir: Hanuman ji is dear to all. The name of Hanuman ji itself is full of positive energy and strength. Hanuman ji is present among us in different forms but if you go to visit Shri Pilua Mahavir temple in Etawah then you will get to see the divine form of Hanuman ji with your own eyes. This is the best place to visit in Etawah.

Etawah Junction Railway Station: Etawah Junction railway station (Etawah Railway Station Code – ETW) is one of the main railway stations on the Delhi-Howrah line. It is 139 km away from Kanpur Central and 92 km from Etawah Junction railway station at Tundla. In 2015, after the completion of Etawah-Bhind-Gwalior and Etawah-Mainpuri rail line, Etawah railway station was made a junction.

Faizabad: Ayodhya is a city situated on the banks of holy river Saryu. In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, It is the headquarter of Ayodhya District and Ayodhya division. Ayodhya, also known as Saket, is an ancient city of India, is the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram and setting of the great epic Ramayana. Ayodhya used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. It has an average elevation of 93 meters (305 feet). Owing to the belief as the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram, Ayodhya (Awadhpuri) has been regarded as first one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites (Mokshdayini Sapt Puris) for Hindus.

Most Famous Places In Faizabad: Raja Mandir, Chakra Harji Vishnu Temple, Bahu Begums Tomb, Moti Mahal,  Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-Daula, Holy Places in Faizabad, Gulab Bari, Geography Museum, Faizabad Museum

Raja Mandir: Despite being a small town, Faizabad is rich in historical significance. Faizabad is located 6 kilometers to the east of Ayodhya, which was the birthplace of Lord Rama. In the medieval times as well as during the Rule of the British in India, Faizabad belonged to the Province of Oudh or Awadh ruled by the Nawabs. Hence there is a clear fusion of cultures in Faizabad which has further raised the value of Faizabad among other Cities in Uttar Pradesh. There is a number of Tourist Attractions in Faizabad among which, the most striking are the Holy Places in Faizabad. Raja Mandir in Faizabad, India is one such place of tourist interest.

Chakra Harji Vishnu Temple: The city of Faizabad, though small, offers a wide range of attractions for its tourists. Among these Tourist Attractions in Faizabad, the Holy Places in Faizabad are visited by the tourists form various parts of India and the world. Among the Temples in Faizabad, the Chakra Harji Vishnu Temple, Faizabad deserves a special mention.

Bahu Begums Tomb: The Bahu Begum’s Tomb, Faizabad is noted for the sheer architectural brilliance. The Bahu Begum’s Tomb in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh stands firm since the year 1816. The Tomb of Bahu Begum in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh in India rises up to a height of 42 meters. The tomb of Bahu Begum in Faizabad is built of white marble and looks great because of its white color. From the top of the tomb of Bahu Begum in Faizabad, a beautiful view of the city can be seen.

Moti Mahal: Moti Mahal, Faizabad is a Monument in Faizabad which bears a historical and cultural significance. Moti Mahal is often referred to as the “Pearl Palace”. Moti Mahal in Faizabad is visited by a number of tourist everyday. The tourists come here from far and wide. The tourists who comes to visit Moti Mahal while on their trip to Faizabad comprises of both foreigners and Indians. Moti Mahal at Faizabad is recognized by its grandeur as a building and the essence of the rich heritage of the Nawabi culture that existed in the city during the rule of the Mughals in India. Moti Mahal in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh is one among the heritage sites that exists with an identity of its own.

Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-Daula: Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-Daula, Faizabad is one of the important monuments of Faizabad and a Tourist Attraction in Faizabad. Tourists who are on a Tour to Faizabad must visit the Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-Daula in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Holy Places in Faizabad: Faizabad, a town in Uttar Pradesh belonging to the district having the same name, is located close to the historic kingdom of Ayodhya by a mere margin of 6 kilometers, which according to the epic Ramayana, is the birthplace of Lord Rama. This is clearly from the perspective of the Hindus (the followers of Hinduism).

Gulab Bari: Faizabad is a small town, which in spite of having a rich and elaborate history, is not as renowned as a few of the other Cities in Uttar Pradesh. The picturesque town is based on the left of the River Ghagra, which is a tributary of the holy Ganges.

Geography Museum:The Geography Museum in Faizabad, India, is located in the small and beautiful town of Faizabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Geography Museum, Faizabad belongs to the renowned educational institution of this part of the world, by the name of KS Saket Mahavidyalay.

Faizabad Museum: The Faizabad Museum, Faizabad is one of the chief Tourist Attractions in Faizabad. The small town of Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh is located 125 kilometers away form the State Capital, Lucknow. Faizabad is also situated 6 kilometers to the east of the historic city of Ayodhya. Hence the historical significance of Faizabad need not be explained further.

Farrukhabad: Farrukhabad was founded by Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash, who named it after the reigning emperor Farrukhsiyar, in 1714, the district of Farrukhabad forms part of Kanpur division. The township of Farrukhabad, Fatehgarh consist of two towns, Farrukhabad & Fatehgarh, the former being the headquarters of the Tehsil & the latter forming the headquarters of the district, both lying about 5 Kms apart. The district as it exists now is bounded by Badaun and Shahjahanpur on the north, Hardoi on the east, Kannauj on the south and district Etah & Mainpuri on the west. Rivers Ganga & Ramganga are located towards the east & Kali Nadi towards the south.

Most Famous Places In Farrukhabad: Sankassa, Sandi bird sanctuary, Buddha statue sankassa, Swargdwari, Kampil, Neeb Karori

Sankassa: sankassa is also called as sankasia, sankissa and sankasya. Sankassa is an ancient city of farrukhabad, this city came into eminence at the time of Gautam Buddha. After the passing away of Gautam Buddha, the great king Ashoka develop this place and build the great Ashoka pillar in this city, from which elephant capital survives.

Sandi bird sanctuary: Sandi bird sanctuary is situated in hardoi district Uttar Pradesh, this sanctuary covers 308 hectares, this sanctuary is 129KM away from Lucknow and from hardoi 20KM. This sanctuary is also called as deher jheel, this sanctuary comes under one of the wetlands, wetlands are those who filled with water most of the time.

Buddha statue sankassa: This statue is in sankassa according to local and old people they believe that Buddha returned to the earth. Here you can see the nice architecture and monuments of Budhha, it is hard to go there but it is a nice places to visit in farrukhabad.

Swargdwari: swargdwari is located in kaimganj tehsil of farrukhabad district Uttar Pradesh, swargdwari was capital of gharwars. The last king of this city was Kunwar Rai Singh, he is also known as Khorah in historic literature of 12th and 13th century AD.

Kampil: His city is very small situated 45 KM from farrukhabad, it is also one of the best places to visit in farrukhabad. This city has a very vast and very interesting history related to the mythology point of view. This city is mentioned in Mahabharata. Some people believe that it is birth place of the 13th tirthankar brahlan Vimalnath,  and also graced by the visit of Lord Mahavir.

Neeb Karori: This is a very small village near ancient Shankisha that is famous for a sage named Lakshman das. Lakshman Das was a spirituals saint in the 20th century. He is also known as Baba Neeb Karori, he also established many temples of lord hanuman in various places in India, it is also a good places to visit in farrukhabad.

Ghatiya Ghat: In this place you can see small temples and small swelling, it is situated near the main city amadhi 4 KM from the main city, it is also a nice places to visit in farrukhabad. This ghats are built on the sides of the river Ganga, this has a very beautiful view in the morning and evening, you can also visit the shops near this ghat, shops in that area are very popular.

Fatehpur:Fatehpur District is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The district covers an area of 4,152 km². The district has a population of 2,632,733 (2011 Census). Fatehpur city is the administrative headquarters of the district. Located on the banks of the sacred rivers Ganges and Yamuna, Fatehpur was mentioned in the puranic literature. The ghats of Bhitaura and Asani were described as sacred in the puranas. Bhitaura, the site of the sage Bhrigu, was an important source of learning. Fatehpur district is a part of Allahabad Division.

Most famous Places In Fatehpur: Om Ghat, Bhitaura, Bawani Imali

Om Ghat, Bhitaura: This is block headquarter situated at the bank of holy river Ganga . This is the place where renowned saint Bhrigu worshipped for a long time . Here, flow of river Ganga is towards north direction, which is very important from the religious point of view .

Bawani Imali: This monument is the symbol of sacrifices offered by freedom fighters . On 28th April, 1858, fifty two freedom fighters were hanged on an “Imali” tree by the british army . The “Imali” tree still exists, people believe that the growth of tree has stopped after the massacre. This place is very near to town Khajuha in Bindki Subdivision of the district .

Firozabad: Firozabad district is one of the districts of Agra division of Uttar Pradesh state. The district headquarters of Firozabad is in the civil line. It consists of five tehsils, i.e. Ferozabad, Tundla, Shikohabad, Jasraana, and Sirasganj. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is about 285 km east from here. In the east of Firozabad district, it is located in Mainpuri and Etawah, Agra in the west and Eta in the north and the District Dholpur in the south of Rajasthan. It lies between latitude 78 ° 23 ’44.7360’ north latitude 27 ° 9 ’32.7636 “. According to the 2011 census, the population of Ferozabad district is 2496761. The population density in the district is 1037 people per square kilometer. For every 1000 men in Firozabad there is a sex ratio of 867 females and literacy rate is 71.92%.

Most Famous Places In Firozabad: Mata Teela Temple, Shri Hanuman Temple, Kotla Fort, Sofi Sahab Mazar, Chandravar Gate, Vaishno Devi Temple, Jain Mandir

Mata Teela Temple: It is very old temple situated at Parham Panchayat Firozabad

Shri Hanuman Temple: This temple was established in the form of a monastery by Shri Bajirao Peshwa II during the Maratha rule, about 0.5 km from Firozabad. Here is the footprint of the 19th Century’s glorious Mahatma Vava Prayagadas.

Kotla Fort: According to the 1884 Gazetteer, about 12 kilometers from Hirangaon-Firozabad, Kotla’s fort, whose ditch is 20 feet, 14 feet deep, 40 feet high is shown, the plot of land was 284 feet north 220 feet south and 320 feet east and 480 feet west. At present, this fort has become abandoned,but still its ancestors are seen.

Sofi Sahab Mazar: About 15 km away from Hirangaon, Firozabad, on the banks of the Yamuna, is the Makvara of Sufi Shahe, where there is a fair every year and there is also Urhassa on the Sufi Shah’s mazar at the above site, there are people in the fair from the Muslim and Hindu reverence of the city.

Chandravar Gate: Chandravar Gate falls under Ferozabad district. Here the war of Muhammad Ghori and Jayachand was fought, Chandravara was fired on the Yamuna coast, 5 kilometers away from Ferozabad town. At present Chandravara was once an important and prosperous city, in which some Jain scholars believed that this land was ruled by Lord Krishna’s father Vasudeva. It is said that Chandraseen was founded by Chandra Var town. In the book Bahubali Charit written by Dhanapal in 1392 AD or 1397 AD , details of Sambhari Rai, Sarang Narendra, Abhay Chandra and Ramchandra Rajo of Chandravar get details.

Vaishno Devi Temple: Temple is about 10 kms away from Firozabad Tundla route , there is a mandatory demand from any true mind here. There is a fair in Navadurga every year and thousands of people come from far and wide to visit the temple of Shradalu Demands for fulfilling vows and Lajja are also offered here in a considerable number.

Jain Mandir: The Jain temple was founded by Late Seth Chhami Dami Lal Jain. In the temple hall, the beautiful statue of Lord Mahavir ji is established in the currency of Padmasana, in this beautiful and huge temple, on May 2, 1976, 45 feet long and 12 feet width statue of Lord Vahuvali Swami has been established .The idol has a total weight of 130 Ton. It is the first of India and the fifth largest statue in the country and Chandraprabha Beautiful statue of the ground is also established.From the whole of India, the Jain Mantrali Dasmunshi Mahavir keeps coming in the number of thousands of devotees every month for observing Digambar Jain temple.

Gautam Buddha Nagar: The District GautamBuddha Nagar was formed on 6/9/97 with effect from Govt. order no 1249/97/82/97 by carving out the portions of Ghaziabad and Bulandshahar. District GautamBuddha Nagar includes Dadri and Bisrakh blocks carved out of gaziabad, while Dankaur and Jewar blocks have been carved out of Bulandshahar District. 18 other villages from Bulandshahar have also been carved out and have been included in Dankaur and Jewar.

Most Famous Places In Gautam Buddha Nagar: City Park, Stellar Children’s Museum, Worlds of wonder Water Park, Stupa 18 art gallery, Botanical garden, Okhla Sanctuary

City Park: One of the popular attractions, City Park offers a plethora of fauna of varied variety. A perfect place for all your jogging needs and if you’re in a mood for an amazing picnic then this park will full-fill your day with fun and excitement. City Park, Greater Noida is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at City Park, Greater Noida. Enjoy together all the points of popular interests and bring back several memorable moments. City Park, Greater Noida is not just the place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well.

Stellar Children’s MuseumThe Stellar Children’s Museum is an interactive, play-based museum, amadhi after some of the best Children’s Museums in the world. At the Stellar Children’s Museum, we engage children and families in exciting experiences that instill an appreciation of our environment, develop foundational skills, and ignite the thirst for learning. The Museum is a welcoming, safe, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children’s creativity and curiosity.

Worlds of wonder Water Park: Worlds of Wonder is an amusement park in Noida. This place is perfect for family outings and as a venue for birthday parties for children. Filled with innumerable rides and food courts to satisfy your hunger after a day full of fun. Worlds of Wonder is an amusement park in Noida. This place is perfect for family outings and as a venue for birthday parties for children. Filled with innumerable rides and food courts to satisfy your hunger after a day full of fun. WOW park is the best possible way for you to relax with your family.

Stupa 18 art gallery: Stupa art gallery showcases some of the great art works by the Indian artists. If you are an art lover of art you can simply walk in to appreciate the magnificent paintings, buy them or even customize a painting.

Botanical garden: The Botanical Garden in Noida is a vast expanse of lush green garden packed with a plethora of most exclusive plants in the country. The garden perfectly amadhir Mother Nature in its best form with the serene surroundings and rare species of plants and flowers. The best way to enjoy the beauty of Botanical Garden is by spending some quality time with family here. The natural beauty of this place makes it the perfect place for a quaint picnic away from the din of the day. A ‘Cactus House’ here is a small greenhouse that has a variety of cactus where you can learn more about the various types of common cacti found in the country. Botanical Garden is also a good place to get some exercise in the morning or evenings.

Okhla Sanctuary: Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary at the Okhla barrage over Yamuna River. It is situated in Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar district, on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border and known as a haven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds. In 1990, an area of 3.5 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) on the river Yamuna was designated a bird sanctuary by the Government of Uttar Pradesh under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The site is located at the point where the river enters Uttar Pradesh. The most prominent feature of the sanctuary is the large lake created by damming the river, which lies between Okhla village to the west and Gautam Budh Nagar to the east. The Okhla Bird Sanctuary (OBS) is roughly 4 square kilometres in size and is situated at the entrance of NOIDA in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at a point where river Yamuna enters in the state of Uttar Pradesh leaving the territory of Delhi. It is one among fifteen bird sanctuaries in the state.

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad Hindustani pronunciation is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradeshand a part of Delhi NCR.  It is the administrative headquarters of Ghaziabad district and is the largest city in western Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 1,729,000. Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation is divided into 5 zones – City Zone, Kavi Nagar Zone, Vijay Nagar Zone, Mohan Nagar Zone and Vasundhara Zone. The Municipal Corporation comprises 100 wards. Well connected by roads and railways, it is a major rail junction for North India.

Most Famous Places in Ghaziabad: ISKCON Temple, Shipra Mall, Drizzling Land Water & Amusement Park, Swarna Jayanti Park, City Forest, Indirapuram Habitat Centre,  Modi Temple, Dadri, Mohan Nagar, Dasna, Modinagar,  Hapur, Shopprix Mall, Gaur Central Mall

ISKCON Temple: Located at the ISKCON Chowk on Hare Krishna Road, the ISKCON Temple is Ghaziabad is yet another extension of the famous Krishna-devoted ISKCON society. This temple is a significant attraction especially during the festival of Krishna Janmasthami. The temple houses various idols signifying Lord Krishna and his life. Resonating with constant Krishna songs and Bhajans, the temple carries out regular rituals such as the Govardhan Pooja.

Shipra Mall: Shipra Mall is a happening retail centre in the Indirapuram junction of the city. Housing numerous luxury brand stores, the mall also cites an award-winning multiplex called the JAM multiplex, a food court and an array of entertainment option both for children and adults. Besides excellent clothing stores, Shipra mall also cites footwear brands, supermarkets, watches, sports and furniture stores.
Drizzling Land Water & Amusement Park:
Launched in 2005, Drizzling Land Water & Amusement Park is a water-theme park found at the 8-km Mile Stone along the Delhi-Meerut Highway. In addition to avid adventure activities and rides, this amusement park also hosts an in-house DJ.

Swarna Jayanti Park: Swarna Jayanti Park is a famous recreational and adventure park in the Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad. It has a beautiful Japanese garden, boating facility, a jogging track, walkways lined by tall green trees and a children’s play area amidst lush green lawns with fountains and statues of legendary figures.

City Forest: Located at Karheda of the Raj Nagar Extension, the City Forest is a splendid park spreading over 175 acres. A graded local picnic spot, City Forest contains two lakes, five acres and three acres each of which is a water reserve and a wetland respectively. Divided into 9 different sections, the forest is lined with an array of medicinal and fruit-bearing trees.

Indirapuram Habitat Centre: Indirapuram Habitat Centre is a stylish recreational and entertainment centre at the Ahinsa Khand of Indirapuram. From shopping to regular street plays and celeb events, gyming amenities to food and entertainment, Indirapuram Habitat is a category in itself. Housing two clubs, this centre also hosts a line of cafes and restaurants and an amphitheatre for regular entertainment events. Besides, the Indirapuram Habitat Centre also offers a theme-based dining experience in addition to other eateries such as Baker Street, Readers I, Hira Sweets and Chaayos.

Modi Temple: The Lakshmi Narayan Temple located in the town of Modinagar in Ghaziabad is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Also known as Modi Temple, it houses idols of the Hindu deities Hanuman, Santoshi Mata, Durga, Venkateshwara, Lakshmi Narayan and Gayatri Mata. The Lakshmi Narayan Temple was built upon the Modi Industry Empire started by Rai Bahadur Gugrmi Modi in 1963. Completely structured in red sandstone, this Kalinga-styled temple also houses two smaller temples dedicated to goddess Durga and Lord Uma Maheshwar.

Dadri: Dadri is a small town located in the Gautam Buddha Nagar, near Ghaziabad. The tiny hamlet is popular amongst offbeat travellers and nature lovers as it has large areas of wetland which provide apt climatic conditions for Blackbucks, Neelgai and several species of migratory birds. Dadri was once ruled by the Bhati Kings belonging to the Gurjar community. The region has mostly maintained its rural ambience, however, it has gained industrial importance lately with several manufacturing and energy plants emerging around.

Mohan Nagar: Mohan Nagar is a bustling area in Ghaziabad famous for the Institute of Technology and Science, the beautiful Mohan Nagar Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga and the World Square Mall which is a popular hub for youngsters and families. A couple of kilometres from Mohan Nagar is a site of an ancient amadhird located on the banks of the serene River Hindon. This site dates back to approximately 2500 BC and draws archaeological enthusiasts each year.

Dasna: Dasna is a quaint little town on the outskirts of Ghaziabad believed to have been established by a Rajput Ruler, King Salarsri. It is believed that the king was suffering from leprosy and was amadhir by the beauty of the location when he had come to the sacred Ghats of River Ganga for his treatment.

Modinagar: Modinagar is a small town, located close to Ghaziabad, which is most famous as an educational hub. Besides, the city is also among the pioneer sugar producers in Uttar Pradesh. The most popular attraction in Modi Nagar is the Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as the Modi Temple.

Hapur: Situated at a distance of 60 km from Delhi, Hapur is the smallest district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Popularly known as one of the important religious centres of the Hindus in the north, the ancient city is home to several temples which draw a large number of devotees as well as tourists. Among the popular temples in Hapur are Shiv Mandir, the Shani Mandir, the Sai Mandir, Sabli Shiv Temple, Garhmukteshwar and Chandi Mandir. Each of these temples are supposed to be at least 500 years old.

Shopprix Mall: Located in the neighbourhood of Vaishali in Ghaziabad, Shopprix Mall is a relatively smaller mall. Divided into 3 sections covering shopping, gyming and cinema, the mall also has a few swings and play arena for children. With about 2 to 3 workout areas, the mall has a plethora of shopping options with stores such as Store 99, Spencers and Big Bazaar. 

Gaur Central Mall: Located opposite to the HDFC bank in Raj Nagar, Gaur Central Mall is one of the most popular shopping malls in the area. The mall has several retail outlets and big brand stores selling everything from clothes and cosmetics to footwear, home I and electronics. There is also a food court with several fast-food eateries such as Burger King, Pizza Hut and Mc Donald’s. Some fine-dine options such as Barbeque Nation are available as well. Besides, there is also a game zone for children with a range of fun activities.

Gonda: Gonda district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city of Gonda is the district headquarters, and also the administrative centre for the Devipatan Division. With an area of 4,003 square kilometres , Gonda has borders with Shrawasti district to the north, Balrampur and Siddharthnagar districts to the northeast, Basti district to the east, Faizabad district to the south, Bara Banki district to the southwest, and Bahraich district to the northwest. The district lies between 26° 47′ and 27° 20′ north latitude and 81° 30′ and 82° 46′ east longitude.

Most Famous Places In Gonda: PRITHVINATH TEMPLE GONDA, SHREE SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE CHAPAIYA

PRITHVINATH TEMPLE GONDA: Prithvinath temple Gonda is located in Krgupur region of Uttar Pradesh. The temple district headquarters town of a small district about 30 kilometers away from the West Krgupur market. It is the best example of temple architecture. Prithvinath are told ‘lingam’ world’s tallest Shiva installed in the temple, which was established by Bhim during the exile of the Pandavas in Dwapara Yuga. Having appeared Prithvinath temple find all devout peace. The philosophy of the temple of Shiva only from all suffering, Kalesh get away. Faith of devotees demonstrates the importance of this place.

SHREE SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE CHAPAIYA: Swaminarayan was born Ghanshyam Pande in Chapaiya, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1781. In 1792, he began a seven-year pilgrimage across India at the age of 11 years, adopting the name Nilkanth Varni. During this journey, he did welfare activities and after 9 years and 11 months of this journey, he settled in the state of Gujarat around 1799. In 1800, he was initiated into the Uddhav sampradaya by his guru, Swami Ramanand, and was given the name Sahajanand Swami. In 1802, his guru handed over the leadership of the Uddhav Sampraday to him before his death. Sahajanand Swami held a gathering and taught the Swaminarayan Mantra. From this point onwards, he was known as Swaminarayan. The Uddhav Sampraday became known as the Swaminarayan Sampraday.

Gorakhpur: Gorakhpur has its own cultural and historical importance. It is the birth place of Firaq Gorakhpuri, workplace of writer Sh. Munshi Premchand and mystic poet Kabirdas.  Associated with Gautam Buddha and Lord Mahavir, Martyr Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil, Bandhu Singh and many more. Gorakhpur was a part of the famous kingdom of Koshal, one of sixteen mahajanpadas in 6th Century B.C. The earliest known monarch ruling over this region with his capital at Ayodhya was IKSVAKU, who founded the solar dynasty of Kshatriya.

Most Famous places In Gorakhpur: Gorakhnath Temple, Railway Museum, Gita Vatika, Imambara, Vir Bahadur Singh Planetarium

Gorakhnath Temple: A follower of Nath Sampradaya, Gorakhnath was an ascetic and Gorakhnath Temple was built in his honor. Gorakhnath performed his daily rituals in the premises of this temple. Famed as the Gorakhnath Math, this temple is also home to the tomb and prayer seat of Gorakhnath and a lot of his devotees still pay a visit to this temple. The best time to visit this temple is on Makar Sankranti as it is celebrated in a grand way.

Railway Museum:If you are fascinated by trains, then one of the most famous places to visit in Gorakhpur is the Railway Museum. This spectacular museum is the perfect place that you can visit with your kids. Get ready to have an encounter with the history of the Indian railway and to ride on a toy train at the Railway Museum. You can take a look at the vintage engines and click pictures of the old coaches. You can easily spend 1 hour with your kids at this museum as there is a lot to explore and learn here.

Gita Vatika: Gita Vatika is a prominent religious site in Gorakhpur. Dedicated to Lord Krishna this place is an excellent choice for all those who want to meditate and relax their mind and soul. A lot of scenes from the Bhagavad Gita are displayed in this Vatika and if you have read the holy book then you will recognize them as well. The devotees collect in the morning and evening and chant prayers and shlokas that provide inner peace. If you are looking for a tranquil place and are a devotee of Lord Krishna then Gita Vatika should definitely be on your itinerary.

Imambara: Imambara is one of the most important places to visit in Gorakhpur for all history enthusiasts. Built-in 1717 AD by Hajrat Saint Roshan Ali Shah, Imambara is an eminent monument in Gorakhpur. There is an incredible story behind this monument that will leave you awestruck. To know all about the monument and witness the beauty of its architecture, do visit Imambara on your vacation. Wear decent clothes while visiting this religious site so that you don’t offend the locals.

Vir Bahadur Singh Planetarium: The Vir Bahadur Singh Planetarium is one of the most impressive places to visit in Gorakhpur. The Moon, the Sun and the Planets, if these three words fill you with enticement then Vir Bahadur Singh Planetarium deserves a spot on your list of must-visit tourist attractions. This stupendous planetarium organizes three shows daily for all visitors and all these shows are something that you should watch to know about the solar system. The shows are held at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 Pm and you can easily visit this place by taking local transport.

Hamirpur: Famous for the child saint shrine “Shri Baba Balak Nath Deoth Sidh“, district lies in the South-West part of the state and constitute the central micro region of Himachal Pradesh. Tract is hilly, covered by Shivalik Range situated between 76º 18′ to 76º 44’ East Longitudes and 31º 25′ to 31º 52′ North Latitude. The elevation varies from 400 meters to 1100 meters. The history of district Hamirpur is intimately associated with the Katoch dynasty which ruled the region between Ravi and Satluj known as ‘Trigerta‘. Hamirpur derived its name from Raja Hamir Chand who ruled this area from 1700 AD to 1740 AD.

Most Famous Places In Hamirpur: Hamirpur, Nadaun, Sujanpur, Baba Balak Nath Deoth Sidh

Hamirpur: Hamirpur is the beautiful, quiet and picturesque place. Established in the name of King Hamir Chand, this city has a glorious history. In the past few years, Hamirpur city has been established as an Education hub in the state. Excellent educational institutions like Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Dr. Radha Krishnan Government Medical College, National Institute of Technology, Institute of Hotel Management, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Government Postgraduate College, Polytechnic and Schools are established here. Apart from this, some private educational institutions established here are also playing an excellent role in the field of education. Most of the people from this region are working in defense services, due to which, Directorate of Sainik Welfare and the office of Managing Director of Himachal Pradesh Ex-Servicemen Corporation are also located in Hamirpur city.

Nadaun: Nadaun is a historical town situated on the left bank of the Beas River bordering district Kangra. This place has close association with the Katoch Dynasty of Kangra. It remained as a major trade centre on way from Punjab to the interior areas of the Himachal Pradesh.

Sujanpur: Founded by Raja Abhay Chand, the king of ruling Katoch dynasty of Kangra in 1748 A.D. Sujanpur is a beautiful historical town.

Baba Balak Nath Deoth Sidh: Sidh Baba Balak Nath is a Hindu deity worshiped prominently in the Northern Indian states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, J&K etc. His shrine is known as “Deothsidh”.

Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar): Hapur was announced as a district named Panchsheel Nagar’ on Sep 28, 2011 by Hon. The then Chief Minister Km. Mayawati and in the month of July 2012. Hon. Chief Minister Sh. Akhilesh Yadav changed the name to ‘Hapur District’. Hapur is a city with a population of 13,28,322 and noted as manufacturing hub of making Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes. Hapur is also famous for papads, paper cones and tubes. Situated about 60 km from the capital of India New Delhi. The national highway 24 connecting Delhi-Lucknow also passes from the city. It was earlier known as `Haripur`. The city comes under Delhi-NCR region.

Most Famous Places In Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar): Garhmukteshwar, Brijghat

Garhmukteshwar: Garhmukteshwar is famous as a religious place since ancient times. Its ancient name was Shivvallambibpur. The convenience of railway station and roadways is available on this. Here Lord Ganesha was liberated on the name of Lord Shiva, which is why this place named Garhmukteshwar Pada. Ganga Mandir, Kanka Kuo, Jama Masjid, Mira Bai Ki Sandi etc. are also scenic sights. Garhmukteshwar is connected to the road / railroad.

 Brijghat: Brijghat  is situated on the banks of River Ganga at 5 km from Garhmukteshwar located at the famous pilgrimage place, about 35 km from the district headquarters, Harpud, on the National Moradabad National Highway No.24, located at Brijghat. This place has emerged as a new place of pilgrimage. A huge historic fair is held on the Ganga Ghat on Kartik Purnima in Brijghat and the surrounding area. On this site, the view of the evening arti of Ganga Kshatra is very interesting. Located in the area, Vedanti Temple, Ganga Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Gangaghat and Falahari Mataji’s Kuti are other places.

Hardoi: HARDOI district is a district of Lucknow Commissionaire in Uttar Pradesh Province of India. It is situated in between 26-53 to 27-46 North Latitude and 79-41 to 80-46 East Longitude. Its north border touches Shahjahanpur & Lakhimpur Kheri districts, Lucknow ( capital of U.P ) & Unnao are situated at south border,Hardoi to Lucknow airport distance amadhird 115km, West borders touches Kanpur (Industrial City of U.P) & Farrukhabad and on eastern border Gomati river separates the district from Sitapur. Nemisharayan the Pilgrim of Dwapar age is just 45 km away from district headquarter. The length of this district from northwest to southeast is 125.529 km and width from east to west is 74.83 km. District Hardoi comprises of 5 tehsils ( Hardoi, Shahabad, Bilgram, Sandila & Sawayajpur), 19 blocks, 191 Nyay Panchayat , 1306 Gram Sabha & 1907 habited revenue villages. It also has 7 Nagar Palika Parishads & 6 Nagar Panchayats . Geographical area is 5989 sq. km. As per census 2011 population of the district is 4092845, out of which Female are 1901403 & Male are  21,91,442.

Most Famous Places In Hardoi: Bawan-Puri, Sankat Haran Mandir Sakaha, Roza Sadar Jahan,Pihani, Prahlaad Kund,  Raja Narpati Singh Smarak,Ruiyagarhi,Madhoganj Hardoi, Dhobiya Ashram Pihani, Hatya Haran Teerth, Baba Mandir, Tomb of Nawab Diler Khan,Shahabad, Sandi Bird Sanctuary

Bawan-Puri: To the east of Bawan village is a pond named Suraj Kund and near that pond is Nakatiya Devi temple. In front of this temple there is a Peepal tree under which there are many broken statues . This temple is quite ancient. It is a legend that the idol of Kusumbi Devi was broken due to the attack of the weapon, since then it is known as Nakatiya Devi. Residents of Bawan and nearby villages offer prayers in this temple before performing any auspicious work.

Sankat Haran Mandir Sakaha: Lord Shiv devotees across the country have faith towards the ancient Shiv Temple located about 20 km from the district headquarters. This Temple located in Sakha village is known as “Shiva Sankat Haran Temple Sakaha”. There is an atmosphere of fare here throughout the month of Sawan. A large gathering of Kanwariyas and Shiva devotees takes place here. It is believed that here the sufferings of the devotees of Lord Shiva go away, hence the name of Shivalaya is Shiva Sankat Haran.

Roza Sadar Jahan,Pihani: According to experts, Mufti Sadar Jahan used to be the Chief Justice in Humayun’s court. In 1540 AD, when Humayun was defeated in the battle between Sher Shah Suri and Humayun, Sadar Jahan took shelter in the forests of this area. After this, after Humayun’s throne again, this place was given the form of a jagir to Sadar Jahan.

Prahlaad Kund: In the Past, Hardoi was the city of Hiranyakashyap and He was a traitor of Hari(God), so he named the City as Haridrohi. His son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Hari and in order to kill him, Hiranyakasip had set up his sister Holika in the fire. Holika was a boon that she would not burn by fire. Holika and Prahlad sat down in Agni Kund. In which Holika was consumed in the fire and the devotee Prahlad was saved by Lord Vishnu.

Raja Narpati Singh Smarak,Ruiyagarhi,Madhoganj Hardoi: A small village is situated on the north side of Madhoganj town, about two kilometers away,Ruia Garhi.It is famous for his King Narpat Singh who was a brave freedom fighter.After being captured the most areas of Avadh, the British army also tried to conquer Hardoi, but due to the indomitable bravery and strategy of Raja Narpat Singh, the British had to face defeat. In the fifth war, the British attacked with a large number of soldiers and cannon. Even in this battle, the soldiers of Narapati Singh responded with a retort. The British started to uproot the feet, during this time suddenly the king was martyred.

Dhobiya Ashram Pihani: It is situated about seven kilometers east of Pihani Town.It is believed that Eighty Four Thousand Vaishnavas had practiced penance around Naimishanaya ,this Ashram also comes in the periphery. There is a natural water source in the north-east direction from the ashram, which becomes a special center of attraction for visitors. Gomti river, which runs along the Dhobia Ashram and a little distance away, makes the atmosphere more picturesque.

Hatya Haran Teerth: About 150 km from Lucknow,the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Hatya Haran Teerth is located in the holy Namisharnya Parikrama area in the Sandila tehsil of Hardoi district. Thousands of years ago, when Lord Rama had killed Ravana, he was blamed for Brahma Hatya.In order to erase that Sin, Lord Rama also came to the bath in this lake.Since then, people have been able to get rid of murder, cow slaughter and other sins by coming here on this holy pilgrimage here.

Baba Mandir: Hardoi Baba Temple is about 400 years old.This historic temple is situated just a short distance from Prahalad Ghat. It was renovated around 1949, in the courtyard of which there is a peepal tree known as ‘हरदोई बाबा का दरबार’

Tomb of Nawab Diler Khan,Shahabad: Shahabad is a city and a municipal board in Hardoi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. At one point of time it was counted among the few biggest cities of Oudh, but declined rapidly in later period and now reduced to a town. It is the site of the Tomb of Diler Khan, a governor in the time of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, Jama-Masjid, Sankta Devi temple, Balaji temple and Baram Baba temple. The legend has it that this is also site of ancient village Angadpur after Angada, nephew of Sugriva.

Sandi Bird Sanctuary: The sanctuary is located at a distance of 19 km on Hardoi-Sandi Road in Sandi in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh. Sandi Bird Sanctuary is 1 km from Sandi town on Main Road at Nawabganj, near Sandi Police Station of Hardoi district. Sandi Bird sanctuary was created in the year 1990 in order to protect the natural habitats and aquatic vegetation for the local residents and migratory birds. The Sandi Bird sanctuary is also known by its ancient name as “Dahar Jheel” (Jheel = Lake). The lake’s area is 309 ha (3.09 km²). River Garra, formerly known as Garun Ganga, passes near the sanctuary.

Hathras: Hathras is a small city in north-western Uttar Pradesh. A city belonging to the Brij region of north India has various linkages to the Hindu mythology, especially the epic Mahabharata. Braj is essentially the land of Krishna as according to many mythological texts it is the place where the god used to graze his cows and plays with his friends. The land is, therefore, sacred to the Hindus. Hathras and the surrounding localities like Mathura share such sacredness in terms of Hindu mythological value and famously called ‘Braj Ki Dehri’(Threshold to Braj).

Most Famous Places In Hathras: Hathras Fort, Dauji Maharaj Temple, Bhadra Kali Temple, Baghraya Temple, Teerthdham Mangalayatan

Hathras Fort: Hathras city has various spots those are must-visit for curious travelers. The Hathras Fort is the most visited place which represents the city’s glorious history. The fort was built during the reign of Raja Dayaram Singh in around the 18th century. Though the old fort was destroyed with time, a new royal fort was made at the same place. At this place various remains of ancient relics from the Maurya, Kushan and other Jain periods were found.

Dauji Maharaj Temple: Situated at Naya Gunj in Hasayan, the temple of Dauji Maharaj ji is the most popular religious place in Hathras. It also hosts Mata Revatiji in the temple. Lord Balram, the elder brother of Bhagwan Shri Krishna who is adoringly called as Dauji Maharaj by the local people is widely worshipped in this area. Every year during September month a festival is amadhir by the temple authority. This is also the biggest festival in Hathras city which presents a vast gathering of religious and cultural programmes during this festival.

Bhadra Kali Temple: Another important temple in Hathras is the Bhadra Kali Temple of Shahpau which possesses archaeological value.

Baghraya Temple: This is another famous temple in the city in where Baba Jaharveer is worshipped. It also salutes the 51 freedom fighter fom the Hathras district who fought for India’s independence. Some other popular temples in Hathras city are Shivji Mandi, Navagrah Mandi, Hanuman Mandir, Pathwari Mandi, Gopeshwar Mahadev Mandir at the main city station, Bohrey Wali Devi Mandir, Dakshinmukhi Hanumanji Maharaj Mandir, Chintaharan Temple, Shri Nath Ji Chamunda Mata Mandir of Chawar Gate, Chaubey Wale Mahadev Mandir and Masani Devi Temple which are situated at the outskirt of the city.

Teerthdham Mangalayatan: Hathras has a fascinating historical backdrop which goes back to various layers of religious and political rule over this region. Jainism was one of the religious practices widely assumed in this part of the country for ages. The city boasts an astonishing Jain pilgrimage complex which is called the Teerthdham Mangalayatan and has become a great reason to be proud of. The complex was built by the Shri Adinath Kund-Kund Kahan Digambar Jain Trust. This site was built to embrace the social and religious service together to form a unicultural platform for both devotees and researchers. The temple has four individual temples inside those are Adinath Temple, Mahaveer Temple, Bahubali Temple and Shri Bhagwan Adinath Swami Manstambh. This is believed to be the largest Jain religious pilgrimage-cum-research centre in the country.

Jalaun: Jalaun is a city in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The town was formerly the residence of a Maratha governor, but never the headquarters of the district, The HQ. of the District is at Orai, a city on the  Kanpur-Jhansi NH27.

Most Famous Places In Jalaun: Rampura Fort, Rampura, Jagammanpur Fort , Jagammanpur, Lanka minaret, Kalpi,  Bairagarh Sharda Mata Peeth, Ait, Konch ki Ramlila, Konch, Sala Ghat, Sala Village, and Shiv Mandir Jageshwar Dham, Pachnada Dham, Veda Vyas Temple, Kalpi,  Surya Mandir, Kalpi

Rampura Fort, Rampura: This fort is located in the Rampura block of the Jalaun district. Which is 55 km away from district headquarter Orai. It was built in the 15th century. Which has been built by the Kachhwah clan of Rajput kings. This fort is made of bricks and limestone. This fort, built on the banks of the Pahuj river, has separate rooms for women and men, which are 100 in total. This fort is surrounded by a moat due to its being built in a ravine. The rugged ravines look very beautiful from this fort. Due to this, it is very thrilling and adventurous for the tourists. Stables, garages, quarters, wells, and temples are built in this fort.

Jagammanpur Fort, Jagammanpur: This fort is also located in Jagammanpur village in Rampura block, which is 25 km from Rampura village. This fort was built by Jagman Shah in 1593. It is said that while laying the foundation of the fort saint Tulsidas was present and who gift the king an ‘Ek Mukhi Rudhraksha’ and a ‘Dakshinavarti Shankh’ and a ‘Lakshmi Narayan Vati’. They are still worshipped and kept in the temple. Every year a festival is organized by the king and the public also participates in this festival. This festival is held in October. A fair is organized in the village and people come from far and wide to see the fort and its festival.

Lanka minaret, Kalpi: It is located in Kalpi town of Jalaun district. Which is the main city of Jalaun district. A Lanka minaret dedicated to Ravana. Inside this Ravana is depicted through pictures to the whole family. It was built in 1875 by Late Mathura Prasad. Mathura Prasad had built this Lanka in the memory of Ravana. This Lanka is a beautiful tower. Mathura Prasad, who built this Lanka, used to play the role of Ravana in Ramleela. This tower is about 210 meters high. It took 20 years to build this amazing structure. From doing the Ravan role in Ramleela, he got the inspiration to build this tower. To make which urad, oysters, lentils, cowries have been used. Huge statues of Ravana’s brother Kumbhakarna and Meghnath are made at the Lanka Minar.

Chaurasi Gumbad, Kalpi: This is also located in Kalpi town. This building was constructed in the 15-16th century. It is also known as Lodi Shah’s tomb. This ancient building has eighty-four doors. It has also been a Buddhist university in ancient times. The Chinese traveler Fahien has also mentioned this in a book written on his visit to India. It has eighty-four door arches. The entire building is divided into a square shape in the form of a chessboard. The building has a dome of 60 feet in height. In ancient times, Kalpi was known as Kalpriya Nagari. Then, the name of the city was abbreviated to Kalpi. Kalpanapriyagari is an ancient Indian city.

Bairagarh Sharda Mata Peeth, Ait:It is located in Bairagarh, near Ait Town of jalaun District. This is a very beautiful and famous temple. This temple is the period of Aalha Udal. In this temple, Aalha had taken sannyasa. Due to which it was named Bairagarh. Aalha’s weapon called Sang is buried in this temple, which is very heavy. The temple of Mata Sharda is made of simple carvings. There is a pond behind this temple. It is believed that bathing in it cures skin diseases. It is said that Goddess Sharda changes form several times a day. Here Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, is seated in the form of Mother Sharda.

Konch ki Ramlila, Konch: It is held in Konch. Konch is a small town in the Jalaun district, 30 km from Orai. The Ramlila of Konch is 164 years old. The discussions of Ramlila are heard from far away districts. This Ramlila is not staged on the stage but is performed in the field. Any war is brought alive in the field, not on the stage. The Ramlila here has also been included in the “Limca Book of World Records”. This is the biggest Ramlila to be held in the ground after Ayodhya and Banaras. Due to this fame, Ramlila of Konch is considered to be the highest in Asia. Ram, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughan can be acted only by children of the Brahmin caste, as long as Ramlila goes on. They have to be separated from the family under the protection of Ramlila Samiti under the promise of many dignities. Research has also been done on Ramlila of Koch. Which was done by Indrani Ramdas, niece of the Prime Minister of Tobago and Trinidad.

Sala Ghat, Sala Village, and Shiv Mandir Jageshwar Dham: This ghat and temple are in Sala Village of Konch Block. This village is located 18 km from the Konch. The ancient Shiva temple, Jageshwar Mandir and Sala Ghat was built on the Betwa river between Ait and Kotra. This ghat whose sharp and shiny stones look very attractive. When the streams of the river collide with the stones, it is a sight to behold. The Dinkachal Parvat is situated near the Jageshwar temple. It is said that Hiranyakashipu threw his son Prahlad down from this mountain. The traces of which are still present today. Near Sala Ghat is Pathraula Ghat. This temple looks even more beautiful due to the Ghat and the Betwa river flowing nearby. A fair is held in Jageshwar Dham on Vivah Panchami. On that day the marriage of Lord Rama and Mother Sita takes place here. People are surprised to see Lord Shankar’s and the great view in Jageshwar Dham built on the banks of the Betwa river. The Dargah of Mukarram Baba is built in the river near the temple. Here both Hindus and Muslims offer a chadar and ask for a vow.

Pachnada Dham: It is on the border of the Jalaun, Etawah, and Auraiya districts. Its distance from Orai is at a distance of 64 km. Due to the confluence of five rivers, it has been named Pachnada. It is the only place in the world, where five rivers Yamuna, Chambal, Kwari, Sindh, Pahuj rivers meet. This place is famous since the Mahabharata period. It is said that Lord Vishnu got Sudarshan Chakra by worshipping Mata Maheshwari at this place. The Pandavas had spent a lot of time here during the Mahabharata period, the evidence of which is still here. Lord Kaleshwar appeared and gave darshan to the Pandavas. There is an 800-year-old Mahakaleshwar temple, where a fair is held every year. It is also called the Taposthali of Baba Mukundavan. Where Tulsidas Ji spent a lot of time. It is the rarest site of mythological and religious importance. Pachnada is considered one of the few places in the country in terms of natural beauty. The historical fort of Bharehi is also situated near this place. From where the view of Pachnada looks very beautiful. This place is also a major breeding center for dolphins.

Veda Vyas Temple, Kalpi: It is located near Kalpi city. This place is situated on a hill on the banks of the river Yamuna. Here is the birthplace of Lord Ved Vyasa. This temple is very ancient. It is said that the childhood of Lord Ved Vyas had been spent here. There is a Neem tree in this temple, whose specialty is that the trunk and branches of this tree are like the head of an elephant. The branches and trunk of this tree are never harmed or cut by people. This tree is considered very sacred. Along with the main temple, the tree is also worshipped. This neem tree is believed to be a representation of Lord Ganesha. Who helped Ved Vyas Ji in writing the Mahabharata. Another temple has been built near this temple related to the childhood of Ved Vyas Ji. Which is famous as Bal Vyas Mandir due to its relation to the child form of Ved Vyas Ji. Inside this temple, the forms related to the child form of Ved Vyas Ji have been depicted. There is also a museum related to Ved Vyas Ji.

Surya Mandir, Kalpi: This temple is built on the banks of the river Yamuna in Madra Lalpur village of Kalpi. In the country, One Surya Mandir is built in Konark in Odisha, the other is in Multan in Pakistan and the third is in Kalpi. The structure of these hundreds of years old Surya Mandir is exactly similar to the Surya Mandir of Konark. It is believed that this temple was established by Samba, the grandson of Shri Krishna. There is also a Surya Kund near the temple. The world-famous ‘Surya Siddhanta’ was propounded here by the great astrologer Barahmihira. It is believed that leprosy patients are cured by worshipping the Sun here on Sunday. In “Kanyakubja Mahatmya”, a book based on the history of Kannauj, it is written that Samba had become leprosy due to the curse of sage Durvasha. On the advice of the deities, Samba got freedom from the curse by bathing in Suryakund situated in Makaranj city of Kannauj state. After which he built the temple of Kalpriya Nath Suryadev. Due to which it was named Kalpriya and later Kalpi. This temple is built in Nagara style. This Surya Mandir of Kalpi is made of lime and red stone.

Jaunpur: Well-known for its past and the glory of learning Jaunpur holds its own important historical, social and political status. Studying its past on the basis of panic accounts, rock edicts, archaeological remains and other available facts, the continuous existence of Jaunpur district is seen, in some form of the other, till the Late Vedic Period. The glory of the city on the Adi Ganga Gomti and its peaceful shores was a major pious ground for the meditations and contemplations of sages, Rishis and Maharshis from where the sounds of the vedmantras emanated. Even today, the Deva Vanees are echoing in temples along the banks of the Gomti in Jaunpur city.

Most Famous Places In Jaunpur: Atala Masjid, Jhanjhari Masjid, Masjid Lal Darwaja,  Sheetala Maata Chaukiya, Shahi Quila, Jama Masjid, Shahi Pul

Atala Masjid: In 1408 A.D., Ibrahim Shah Sharki built the Atala Masjid which came to be considered as the ideal for the construction of the other mosques of Jaunpur. In this mosque, beautiful galleries were built by surrounding it with artistic walls. Its height is more than 100 ft. There are three huge gateways for entrance. The total perimeter of the mosque is 248 ft. Its construction was begun by Feorze Shah in 1393 A.D.

Jhanjhari Masjid: This mosque is in the Sipah locality of Jaunpur on the northern bank of the Gomti. This was built by Ibrahim Sharki at the time of the construction of Atala and Khalis mosques as this locality was settled-in by Ibrahim Sharki himself. The army used to keep its elephants, camels, horses and mules here. It was the place of saints and pandits. Within this mosque there are extremely beautiful “jhanjhariyas” of archdes. Sikandar Lodhi had got this mosque demolished but, looking at the still remaining central arch and compared to the Atala Masjid and the Jama Masjid with their great length and breadth, this mosque appears to be extremely beautiful. It has been dealt great damage by floods. This arch is 35 ft. high and 32 ft. wide. Despite being relatively small, this mosque is extremely beautiful. After the demolition by Sikandar Lodhi, quite a lot of stones from here have been used in the Shahi bridge. This mosque is a very beautiful example of early architecture.

Masjid Lal Darwaja: This mosque has been built by V.V.Raje, wife of Sultan Mahamud Shah Sharki in 1455 A.D. at Begumganj, a mile north of the city. Its outer area is 212 x 188 sq.ft. It has three gateways and a courtyard. On two of its pillars some inscriptions in Sanskrit and Pali are there which do not shed much light except for the samvat year and the names of some kings of Kannauj.

Sheetala Maata Chaukiya: The temple of Ma Sheetla Chaukiya Devi is quite old. The worship of Shiv and Shakti has been going on since times immemorial. History states that, during the era of Hindu kings, the governance of Jaunpur was in the hands of Ahir rulers. Heerchand Yadav is considered the first Aheer ruler of Jaunpur. The descendants of this clan used to surname ‘Ahir’. These people built forts at Chandvak and Gopalpur. It is believed that the temple of Chaukiya Devi was built in the glory of their clan-deity either by the Yadavs or the Bhars- but in view of the predilections of the Bhars, it seems more logical to conclude that this temple was built by the Bhars. The Bhars were non-Aryans. The worship of Shiv and Shakti was prevalent in the non-Armyans. The Bhars held power in Jaunpur. At first, the Devi must have been installed on a praised platform or ‘chaukiya’ and probably because of this she was referred to as Chaukia Devi. Devu Sheetla is the representative blissful aspect of the Divine Mother: hence she was called Sheetla. On Mondays and Fridays, worshippers come here in quite large numbers. Huge crowds gather here during the Navratris.

Shahi Quila: Situated in the heart of the city on the left bank of the Gomti, Shahi Qila was built by Freoze Shah in 1362 A.D. The inner gate of this fort is 26.5 ft. high and 16 ft. wide. The central gate is 36 ft. high. A top this there is a huge dome. At present only its eastern gate and, within, some arches etc. remain which narrate the tale of its ancient splendor. Muneer Khan had got its majestic front gate built with a view to security and it was decorated with blue and yellow stones. Inside, there is a bath in the Turkish style ad a Mosque too. From this fort, an enchanting view of the Gomti river and the city can be seen. The mosque, built by Ibrahim Banbank, carries the imprints of Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles.

Jama Masjid: With a height of more than 200 ft. this mosque near Purani Bazar on the Shahganj road is an important monument of the Sharki period. Its foundation has been laid at the time of Ibrahim Shah’s rule and its construction was completed in various phases. It was finished during the reign of Hussain Shah. This mosque is quite extensive, artistic and attractive and there are 27 steps to the top. Its southern gateway is 20 ft. above ground level. Its inner premises extend to 219 x 217 feet and has a gateway at each of the 4 cardinal points. The eastern gateway was destroyed by Sikander Lodhi. The outer boundary of the mosque is 320 ft. on the East-West and 307 ft. on the North-south side. The decorations, its engravings in the Egyptian style, the curves of its arches, the uniqueness of the Lotus, sunflower and rose motifs, its screens etc. are worth seeing.

Shahi Pul: This famous bridge of Jaunpur was built by Munyeen Khankhana in 1564 on the orders of Akbar during his reign. This is a one of its kind bridge in India and its carriageway is at ground level. The width of the bridge is 26 ft. with 2 ft. 3 inch wide kerfs on both sides. At each junction of adjacent spouse, pillboxes have been constructed. Earlier shops used to be set up in these pillboxes (gumtees). On a square platform in the middle of the bridge, there is a large sculpture of a lion with an elephant underneath its forepaws. It had formerly been installed in some Buddhist monastery from where it was brought and installed at the bridge. There is a mosque in front of this and there are 10 spans of the bridge to its north and 5 spans to the south which rest on octagonal pylons. It is spot worth seeing.

Jhansi: Well-known for its past and the glory of learning Jaunpur holds its own important historical, social and political status. Studying its past on the basis of panic accounts, rock edicts, archaeological remains and other available facts, the continuous existence of Jaunpur district is seen, in some form of the other, till the Late Vedic Period. The glory of the city on the Adi Ganga Gomti and its peaceful shores was a major pious ground for the meditations and contemplations of sages, Rishis and Maharshis from where the sounds of the vedmantras emanated. Even today, the Deva Vanees are echoing in temples along the banks of the Gomti in Jaunpur city.

Most Famous Places In Jhansi: Rani Mahal, Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Government Museum, Panchatantra Park, Raja Gangadhar Rao ki Chatri, Orchha Fort Complex, St. Jude’s Shrine, Barua Sagar, Karguvan Ji Jain Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple, Rai Praveenn Mahal, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Rani Lakshmi Bai Park, Parichha Dam, Herbal Garden, Bundelkhand circuit

Rani Mahal: Rani Mahal in Jhansi, translating to the queen’s palace, is the former residence and royal palace of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Built in the 18th century, a large part of this beauty was destroyed during the Indian Rebellion. However, it was later renovated into a museum with artefacts from the 9th century and life of Rani Lakshmibai. The architecture of Rani Mahal is utterly alluring. It is a two-tiered building with six halls which also includes the famous Darbar hall. It gives an elaborate picture of the history of India, the rulers, their tradition and the events that took place during the medieval times and henceforth.

Jhansi Fort: The Jhansi Fort is located at the top of Bagira, a hill situated in Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of India. It is a 17th-century architectural monument that has undergone royal construction followed by massive destruction in the first War of Independence against the British East India Company. Within the four-walls lay monuments like Baradari with astute and creative architecture, Kal Kothari or a dungeon for prisoners, Ganesha and Shiva temples and a museum that harbours remnants of the Chandela dynasty – weaponry, clothes and paintings. The streets are filled with bazaars and temples. There is also a war memorial paying tribute to martyrs, and the Rani Lakshmibai Park built in the memory of her poignant role in the freedom struggle.

Jhansi Government Museum: Jhansi Museum is one of the iconic museums of India constructed around the late 19th century that helps us to track down the roots of Indian history of colonial India. Jhansi Museum, also known as the UP Government museum, is known to have artefacts since the 4th century BC along with exquisite artworks of pre-modern India.

Panchatantra Park: Panchatantra Park is an animal-themed park mainly for children in Jhansi based on the ‘Panchatantra’ book by Vishnu Sharma. Apart from several animal-themed slides for the children, this park also has a jogging track for adults. The park was developed by the Jhansi Development Authority on a vast stretch of a green patch in the middle of the city of Jhansi mainly for the children with exciting Panchatantra themed animal statues. Over the years, this has not only been an exciting spot for children but also adults for morning and evening walks where they can enjoy a soothing pollution-free environment, away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Raja Gangadhar Rao ki Chatri: The Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao, the Raja of Jhansi, was built after his death by his queen, Rani Lakshmibai in 1853. Raja Gangadhar Rao ki Chhatri is located near Mahalakshmi temple beside the Lakshmi Lake in Jhansi. The cenotaph is surrounded by a lush green garden, an adjacent pond and rich architectural designs.

Orchha Fort Complex: The small town of Orchha situated 16 km from Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh emanates an architecturally historicized complex called the Orchha Fort Complex. It was built in 1501 AD by Raja Rudra Pratap Singh of the Bundela dynasty. It is a manifestation of Rajput and Mughal architecture flamboyantly decorated with latticed windows, projected platforms and balconies and mirrors on ceilings. Built by the descendants of the Bundela Dynasty, the Orchha Fort complex houses several monuments such as the Raja Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal and also gardens such as the Phool Bagh.

St. Jude’s Shrine: St. Jude’s Shrine, located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh is a Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine and is devoted to St. Jude Thaddeus. It was built by Francis Xavier Fenech. It is in the Cantonment area of Jhansi and is one of the popular churches among the Catholic community in the state.

Barua Sagar: Barua Sagar in the Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh is a modest town belonging to the Bundelkhand region. Apart from the lake, Barua Sagar is home to several ruins of forts and temples that were once the glory of the city.

Karguvan Ji Jain Temple: Karguvanji Jain temple is a 700-year-old temple, resting amidst the vicinity of Jhansi city. It is an important pilgrimage for Digambar Jains, a sect that believes in renouncing all material things to attain salvation – including clothes. The full name of the temple is Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Sanvaliya Parasnath Karguvanji, Atishay Kshetra meaning a place of miracles.

Mahalakshmi Temple: Mahalakshmi Temple is situated on the banks of Lakshmi Tal, a famous lake in the city of Jhansi. The ancient temple stands in honour of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune, wealth and prosperity according to the Hindu religion. With beautiful architecture that is adorned with sculptures of Hindu deities and intricate carvings; this temple is one of the most prestigious heritage sites of Jhansi.

Rai Praveenn Mahal: Rai Praveen Mahal upholds the historical legends of the former princely state of Orchha. It is located in a town called Tikamgarh and thrills the visitors because of its classic folk tales and majestic beauty. The palace is situated alongside the Betwa River and holds its charm because of the nearby greenery and the iconography and intricate artwork on the second floor. The two-storied Rai Praveen Mahal is approximately 80 kilometres from the centre of the Tikamgarh town only at a distance of 18 kilometres from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary: Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary located in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, is situated on the banks of the river Betwa and river Jamini. Situated at a distance of 4.2 km from Orchha city and 19.2 km from Jhansi, the Sanctuary is home to endangered species like tigers and leopards.

Rani Lakshmi Bai Park: Rani Lakshmi Bai Park located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh is set in the foothills of Jhansi Fort and is interconnected to Maithili Sharan Gupta Park. At the centre of the park there is a magnificent bronze statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai riding her horse, her sword raised and her adopted son Anand Rao, sitting behind her.

Parichha Dam: Parichha Dam, a human-made reservoir is built on the Jhansi-Kanpur Highway in the town of Parichha. The dam is built on the Betwa River and its reservoir, which is a placid stretch of water and runs to Notghat Bridge. It is popular amongst the local for water sports facilities and boating.

Herbal Garden: Herbal Garden also known as Tiger’s Prowl is located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. It’s named after the famous white tiger of Bundelkhand. Herbal Garden is spread across the area of 15 hectors with a perimeter of 1.5 km. The garden was originally a barren piece of land but the Army’s White Tiger Division has transformed it into a lush, cultivable land after a year of hard work.

Bundelkhand circuit: Bundelkhand is a mountain range located in central India. Popularly called as the Bundelkhand Circuit, this region is divided between Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. The circuit consists of five major cities namely, Bithoor, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kalinjar and Mahoba. Each of these cities has interesting places of visit, each with their own unique historic significance.

Kannauj: Kannauj district from geographical point of view its studded in between 27 degree 13 min 30 sec North latitude and from 79 deg 19 min to 80 degree 1 min east longitudes. The district was carved out of the erstwhile Farrukhabad district on September 18, 1997. The district is situated in Kanpur Division its North borders touches Farrukhabad District, at it’s east Hardoi District is situated, Kanpur dehat is at its south east border while western and southern borders touches District Mainpuri and Etawah respectively whole district is divided in to three tehsils and eight development blocks. It is almost rectangular shaped district. Ganga is the main river of the district at the North East border of the district, Kali and Ishan rivers are in other parts of the District. Kali rivers at the northern border of the district while Ishan flows in between the District. Average rain fall of the District is approximately 80cm. The climate of the district is characterized by a hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season.

Most Famous Places In Kannauj: Archaeological Museum, Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary, Gauri Shankar Temple, Annapurna Temple

Archaeological Museum: Archaeological museum of Kannauj have vast variety of clayey idols which proves that at ancient time Kannauj was famous for art and culture like Mathura, Kashi and Kaushambi. Right from Maurya age it was a fully developed locality. The clay models found here shows that it was a very progressive district of ancient time, even Historical Chinese visitor Hwenswang praised this district during his visit to India.

Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary: Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary is located near Lakhbasohi village in Kannauj District of Uttar Pradesh. Established in 1989 it is one of largest bird sanctuaries in India spread in areas of 80 sq. km. The sanctuary is a famous spot for the birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Apart from a variety of local and migratory birds, the sanctuary is also a home to Jackal, blue bull, mongoose, fishing cat, monkeys and other animals.

Gauri Shankar Temple: Gauri Shankar Temple of Kannauj is most famous and religious temple.

Annapurna Temple: Annapurna Temple is another famous temple of kannauj district.

Kanpur Dehat: Kanpur Dehat is surrounded by districts Kanpur Nagar, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Kannauj. River Yamuna divides Kanpur Dehat and Jalaun. The district name has been changed to Kanpur Dehat on 30/07/2012. Earlier Kanpur Dehat district was renamed as Ramabai Nagar on 1-7-2010. Initially this district was with Kanpur and then divided and got the name as Kanpur Dehat in year 1977. It has very large stretch of industrial belt starting from Rania to Jainpur.

Most Famous Places In Kanpur Dehat: Temple of Katyayani Devi (Kathari Devi), Durvasa Rishi Ashram

Temple of Katyayani Devi (Kathari Devi): Famous Katariyani Devi Temple of Kanpur Dehat,  is situated in Kathri village, in the south, 6 kilograms from Shahjahanpur village, which is in the rugged northern region of Yamuna river from Mughal road. The distance of this temple from Tehsil headquarters Bhoganipur is 16 kms. In the last two decades, this temple has been the site of faith of Yamuna’s rugged bandit gangs. A temple named Mauni Baba has renovated this temple. A big fair is held in this temple at Navaratri. There are devotees of nearby districts. It is said that because of the desire to attain children, Pandit Gajadhar of village Shahjahanpur had established the statue of Katyayani Devi in ​​the present temple. The old paved lake on the west side of the temple, the ruins of the Baradari towards the east and the well is located on the north side.

Durvasa Rishi Ashram: The Ashram of Durvasa is located in village Nagoghi , on the banks of the Sengur River, 5 kilometers from the town of Boraur in Block Malasa,. The natural beauty of the ashram is worth seeing. According to people saying, , the Durvasa Rishi came here and performed penance, before the Suryavanshi king Dilip of epic period, and every day used to go to Bithoor (Brahmavarta) to take bath in Ganga. Pleased with his penance, Ganga Mata said that I will come and visit your ashram. Durvasa ji said how will I know that Ganga Mata has come? On which Ganga Mata had said that the bhau tree had grown up. Even today, the tree of the bhau is near the ashram. Chandragupta Vikramaditya had built a magnificent temple at Durvasa Rishi Ashram in the Gupta period of Kalanthar 500 B.C. But due to the flood of the river, it could not stay for long.

Kanpur Nagar: Kanpur is a major industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, the northern state of India. This town is situated on the south bank of river Ganga, located 80 km west of Lucknow, the state capital. It is also known as the industrial capital of the state. It is believed that this city was founded by Raja Hindu Singh of the Sachendi state. Kanpur’s original name was Kanhpur. Whether it is suspected to be associated with the King Hindusi of the realty of the origin of the city, or belonging to the heroic Karna of Mahabharata period, it is so certified that in the last phase of the reign of Awadh, this city is situated in old Kanpur, Patkapura, Kuraswam, Juhi and Seemamau villages. It was made by meeting. With the neighboring state the rule of this town remained in the hands of the rulers of Kannauj and Kalpi and later the rulers of the Muslim rulers.

Most Famous Places In Kanpur Nagar: Allen Forest Zoo, Jagannath Mandir behta, Green Park, Nana Rao Park, Kanpur Memorial Church, JK Temple, Bhitargaon Temple

Allen Forest Zoo: Kanpur Zoological Park, Kanpur is one of the oldest Zoological Park of india. It has been established and opened for the public on 4th amadhi, 1974. The area of the Zoological Park is about 76.56 ha. It is established in a manmade forest. The terrain of the park is undulating and resembles a high forest. It is one of those Zoological Park which have been built on modern Zoo building principles. The animals inhabited in the Zoological Park have been put in open and moated enclosures. The moated enclosures give the animal ample space for movement and help in expressing their biological and physiological expressions. The enclosures are screened by terrain in such a way that one enclosure is not visible from the other. Thus the animals inhabiting the enclosures do not feel undue psychological pressure of the animals of adjoining enclosures.

Jagannath Mandir behta: This temple is a temple of Lord Jagannath. This temple is located in the village of Benhta, three kilometers from the headquarters of the Bhiatargaon Block of Kanpur district. It is said that the typical feature of this temple is that some drops of rain begin driping on its roof seven days before rain.

Green Park: This is the best and most famous playground of Kanpur. International Cricket matches are held here and it has one of the best pitches in the world. Green Park Stadium is a 32,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the Uttar Pradesh cricket team. The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh that has regularly hosted international cricket matches in both Test and One Day format. The stadium hosted the 500th test played by the Indian team. It also organized four Vivo IPL matches, on 19 and 21 May 2016 and 10 and 13 May 2017. As of 19 August 2017 it has hosted 22 Tests, 14 ODIs and one T20I.

Nana Rao Park: Formerly known as Memorial Well Garden, it is the biggest park in Kanpur and is situated in the heart of the city on the Mall Road. After Independence, it has been renamed after Nana Rao Peshwa, the hero of the first War of independence in 1857. It is very beautifully laid out and has a plant nursery.

Kanpur Memorial Church: Kanpur Memorial Church, popularly known as All Soul’s Cathedral is an impressive architectural edifice that was constructed in 1875 to commemorate the courage and valor of the British troops who surrendered their lives in the tumultuous Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Walter Granville, an erstwhile architect of East Bengal Railway, was responsible for the exquisite Lombardy Gothic architecture of the church. The building is made up of vibrant red bricks adorned in multi-colored hues. The interior of the church houses the heartbreaking memorial tables, epitaphs and monuments that pay a tribute to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country.

JK Temple: This beautifully constructed temple is a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture. The even-level roofs of the mandaps have been provided with adequate ventilation for sufficient light and air. Among the five shrines in the temple, the central one is dedicated to Shri Radhakrishna and the others have idols of Shri Laxminarayan, Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Narmadeshwar and Shri Hanuman.

Bhitargaon Temple: The Bhitargaon Temple is a terraced brick building fronted with a terracotta panel. Built in the 6th century during the Gupta Empire, it is the oldest remaining terracotta Hindu shrine with a roof and a high Sikhara, though its upper chamber did sustain some damage in the 18th century.

Kanshiram Nagar (Kasganj): Kasganj is the 71th district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The district and particularly the city Kasganj is popularly known as because it was established in a thick forest of “kans”. Kasganj was also known as “Tanay” or “Khasganj” during Mughal and British period. Kasganj comes in the Aligarh division jurisdiction. The district was created on April 17, 2008 by dividing Etah district and is renamed as Kanshiram Nagar. Popular area of the district includes Nadrai, Soron, Patiyali. Kasganj the newly created district is among the four districts of Aligarh Division. Kasganj includes three Tehsils Kasganj, Sahawar and Patiyali.

Most Famous Places In Kanshiram Nagar (Kasganj): Ghanta Ghar, Laxmi Gate, Nadrai Bridge,  Hari Ki Pauri

Ghanta Ghar: Murlidhar Ghanta Ghar was constructedby Lala Dau Dayal ji in the memory of his father Shri Murlidhar Aggrawal. It is situated in the heart of the Kasganj city. It divides four gates namely- Eastern Sahawar, Western Bilram, Northern Soron, Southern Nadrai.

Laxmi Gate: It is situated on the way of Kasganj Railway Junction to Roadwasy Bus Stand. It is the live example of craft and architecture. The security guard rooms also constructed inside it and a library also situated on the top. It was inaugurated by then District Magistrate. This place is also known as Laxmi Ganj and Collector Ganj.

Nadrai Bridge: It is also known as Jhaal Bridge. It is constructed on Ganga Canal and Kali River. It is constructed from 1885 to 1889. Its length is 346 m and its discharge capacity is 7095 cusec. It is the historical and brilliant example of Irrigation Deparment. The students of Aligarh, Agra amadhird etc come to study the architecture.

Hari Ki Pauri: Hari Ki Pauri at Soron famous among the devotees. It is situated in Soro town on Mathura Bareilly Road.

Bhimsen Ghanta: Bhimsen Ghanta is situated in the Bhimsen Temple at Nadrai Village. An annual fair is organized which is called Bhimsen Fair.

Kaushambi: The present Kaushambi district was carved out of Allahabad district on 4th April 1997. The District Headquarter, Manjhanpur is situated in the south-west of the Allahabad on the north bank of the Yamuna river,about 55 km away from Allahabad. It is surrounded by the districts Chitrakoot in the south, Pratapgarh in the north, Allahabad in the east & Fatehpur in the west.

Most Famous Places In Kaushambi: Chilika (Barkul), Dhauli, Khandagir & Udayagiri, Nandan Kanan,  Rameshwar, Hirapur, Bhubaneswar

Chilika (Barkul): Queen of natural beauty, Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia covering an area of over 1,100 sq. km is a great attraction. Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 km2. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world after The New Caledonian barrier reef in New Caledonia.

Dhauli: The Peace Pagoda built by the Kalinga Nippon Budha Sangha in 1973 and known as Shanti Stupa commemorates the change of heart of Emperor. Ashoka had a special weakness for Dhauli, where the battle was fought. The Daya river is said to have turned red with the blood of the many deceased after the battle, and enabled Ashoka to realize the magnitude of horror associated with war. He saw to it that Dhauli became an important centre of Buddhist activities. He built several chaityas, stupas and pillars there. He got abodes excavated for the recluse, instructions inscribed for officials, expounded the main principles of dandaniti for the public, provided special status to his new kingdom including the stupas at Dhauli.

Khandagir & Udayagiri: Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The art of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, being almost contemporaneous with that of Sanchi, has a striking resemblance to it but at the same time retains its own individuality and advanced technique.

Nandan Kanan: Nandan Kanan National Park is situated 20 Km from Bhubaneswar, capital city of Odisha, India. The name Nandan Kanan means Garden. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heaven, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest, and includes the 134-acre (54 ha) Kanjia lake.

Rameshwar: Rameshwar also known as Rameshwar Wadi is a small town located on the coast of Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra on the west coast of India. A very old Shri Dev Rameshwar Temple is located in this town which is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.

Hirapur: Center of Tantric orded for the worship of 64yoginis carved out of black chlorite stone. The temple is believed to be built by the Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty during 9th century. It’s built in a circular fashion, completely put together with blocks of sand stone. The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess. There are around 56 such idols, made of black granite, inscribed within the wall cavities, centring on the main idol which is the Goddess Kali, who stands on a human head representing the triumph of the heart over the mind. The temple houses a central altar (Chandi Mandapa) which has the remaining 8 Goddess idols on all 4 sides. Some historians believe that an idol of Maha Bhairava was worshiped in the Chandi Mandapa.

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar the temple city of India is the capital of Orissa. It is believed that there were about 7000 temples. Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha, formerly Orissa. Many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple. Outside Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions. Jain antiques, weaponry and indigenous pattachitra paintings fill the Odisha State Museum.

Kushinagar (Padrauna): Kushinagar and Kasia Bazar is a town and a historical place located in the north-eastern marginal area of ​​Uttar Pradesh. The name “Kasia Bazar” has been changed to Kushinagar and after that “Kasia Bazar” has officially become a municipality with the name “Kushinagar”. This is a Buddhist pilgrimage where Gautam Buddha had Mahaparinirvana. Kushinagar is located on National Highway 28, about 50 km east of Gorakhpur. There are many beautiful Buddhist temples here. For this reason, it is also an international tourist destination where Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world come for excursions. After the Kushinagar town and eastwards, Bihar state starts about 20 km.

Most Famous Places In Kushinagar (Padrauna): Nirvana Stupa, Mahaparinirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa, Wat Thai Temple, Indo-Japan-Srilanka Temple,  Matha Kuar Shrine, Chinese Temple, Kushinagar Museum, Sun Temple, Meditation Park, Pawanagar, Kuber Asthan, Devraha Asthan, Kurukulla Asthan, Sidhua Asthan

Nirvana Stupa: Nirvana Stupa, also popularly known as the Nirvana Chaitya is situated behind the Mahaparinirvana temple. Both the temple and the 2.74 m tall stupa with a 15.81 m high dome built on a circular base stand on the same platform. The stupa is made of bricks and was discovered along with the temple in the course of excavations carried out by General A. Cunningham, the first Archaeological Surveyor of India, in 1876. It was restored to its original state by A.C.L. Carlleyle in the same year.

Mahaparinirvana Temple: Regarded probably as one of the most sacred shrines of the Buddhists across the world, Mahaparinirvana Temple is located in Kushinagar in UP. It houses the 6.10 m long idol of Lord Buddha lying in a position when he left his mortal remains at the age of 80 and achieved the supreme state of salvation or permanent bliss.

Ramabhar Stupa: Also called Mukutbandhan-Chaitya or Mukta-Bandhan Vihar in ancient Buddhist scriptures, Ramabhar Stupa is located approximately 1.5 km in the southeast of the Nirvana Temple. The site where the stupa stands is a highly venerated destination for the Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. It is believed that Buddha was cremated exactly at this spot after his death in 483 BC.

Wat Thai Temple: Wat Thai Kushinara Chalermaraj Temple, briefly called just Wat Thai Temple was built by the disciples of the Buddha from Thailand to celebrate the golden jubilee of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne of his amadhi. The construction of the temple was inaugurated by Somdej Phra Yansangvara, the supreme Patriarch of the Kingdom of Thailand on 21st February, 1999. It was completed and opened to the public in 2001. The money for its construction was raised primarily on the donations of the Tahi Buddhists.

Indo-Japan-Srilanka Temple: Although Indo-Japan-Srilanka Temple apparently indicates the cooperation of the Buddhist devotees from the three countries in the construction, the fact, however, is that the famous Ashta Dhatu or an eight metal alloy idol of the Buddha installed in it was brought from Japan and its construction was primarily funded by the Japanese monarchy.

Matha Kuar Shrine: Located approximately 400 yards from the Parinirvan Stupa and Mahaparinirvana Temple, Matha Kuar Shrine, as it is locally called, houses a colossal idol of Buddha. It is 3.05 m tall and built out of a single block of blue stone brought from the Gaya region in Bihar. It is installed on a large brick platform.

Chinese Temple: Chinese Temple, also called the Lin Sun Chinese temple, is one of the modern temples built in Kushinagar. It is the first Buddhist monument that catches the attention of the tourists as they enter the gate of the city. Constructed in a blend of Chinese and Vietnamese architectural designs, the colourful structure of the temple looks unique and remarkably different from other Buddhist shrines and monuments located across the city.

Kushinagar Museum: Also called the Buddha Museum because it predominantly has on display exhibits related to the life and times of the Buddha, Kushinagar Museum was built in 1992-1993 in Kushinagar. The city was not only consecrated by the visits and sermons of the Buddha, but it was here that he left his mortal body and achieved the Mahaparinirvan.

Sun Temple: The Sun Temple is situated on the Kasia-Tamkuhi road at a place called Turkpatti, approximately 17 km from Kushinagar. Its existence dates back to ancient times and is mentioned in the Puranas such as Sikand Purana and Markanday Purana.

Meditation Park: Meditation Park, also called the Japanese Meditation Park was built as a part of the Indo-Japanese project in 1992-1993 at the cost of sixty eight lakh rupees. As the name suggests, the park was set up for people to relax and unwind themselves through meditation.

Pawanagar: Pawanagar, also called Pawapuri, is considered as the nirvana bhoomi of Lord Mahavira. It is located on NH 28 about 22 km east of Kushinagar. The city is associated both with Buddhist and Jain saints. According to Jain scriptures, the 24th or the last Tirthankar, Bhagwan Mahavir left his physical body and attained Nirwana in 543 BC at this place.

Kuber Asthan: Lord Kuber is worshipped as the god of money by the Hindus. Despite being the bestower of wealth, he was a devotee of God Shiva and built a temple, known as Kuber Asthan, to pay homage to his patron. The temple is situated on the main Radrauna-Turkpatti road, approximately 9 km from Padrauna, at Kubernath and 21 km from Kushinagar in U.P.

Devraha Asthan: Kushinagar is the religious destination for the major Indian communities including the followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It is regarded as the sacred teerath (pilgrim centre) because both Lord Mahavir and Lord Buddha frequently visited it and delivered sermons. This place was also consecrated because both Lord Mahavir and Buddha attained Nirwana here.

Kurukulla Asthan: Situated in a thick forest on the bank of a river approximately 8 km from Kasia-Tamkuhi road, Kurukulla Asthan is dedicated to Adi Shakti—the first and the original power—Kurukulla Devi. The sacred place is believed to have been built by Nagarjun.

Sidhua Asthan: Located at a place called Siddhanath, approximately 4 km from Padrauna-Tamkuhi road, the temple of Sidhua Asthan is considered the place of saints who attained perfection or siddhi in their religious or spiritual pursuits. Sidhua Asthan probably owes its name because it was the seat of saint Siddhnath ji to whom the temple is dedicated.

Lakhimpur Kheri: Lakhimpur Kheri is the largest district in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the border with Nepal. Its administrative capital is the city of Lakhimpur. Lakhimpur Kheri district is a part of Lucknow division, with a total area of 7,680 square kilometres (2,970 sq mi). The national government designated Lakhimpur Kheri as a Minority Concentrated District on the basis of 2001 census data, which identifies it as requiring urgent aid to improve living standards and amenities. A 2010 survey published by the Ministry of Urban Development placed Lakhimpur as the second lowest ranking city in India in terms of sanitation.

Most Famous Places In Lakhimpur Kheri: Dudhwa National Park, Frog Temple

Dudhwa National Park: In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Lakhimpur is a city and a municipal board in the Lakhimpur Kheri district. On the border with Nepal, Lakhimpur Kheri is the biggest district in Uttar Pradesh, India. The city of Lakhimpur serves as the country’s administrative capital. With a total size of 7,680 square kilometres, Lakhimpur Kheri district is part of the Lucknow division (2,970 sq mi). On the basis of 2001 census data, the national government classified Lakhimpur Kheri as a Minority Concentrated District, indicating that it need immediate assistance to enhance living standards and facilities. The sole national park in Uttar Pradesh is Dudhwa National Park, which is located near Lakhimpur Kheri. Tigers, leopards, swamp deer, hispid hares, and Bengal floricans are just a few of the unique and endangered animals that call it home. Best Places to Visit in K Lakhimpur Kheri.

Frog Temple: The one-of-a-kind Frog Temple is located in Oel town, 12 kilometres from Lakhimpur on the way from Lakhimpur to Sitapur. It is the only one of its sort in India, and it is based on the “MANDUK TANATRA.” It was built between 1860 and 1870 by the former ruler of Oel State (Distt. Lakhimpur Kheri). It is a temple to Lord Shiva. This temple is erected on the back of a huge frog and is 18 x 25 square metres. The Temple is built in the shape of an octahedral lotus. The Shivling in the temple came from the “BANASUR PRATI NARMDESHWER NARMADA KUND.” The frog’s face is 2 x 1.5 x 1 cub.mtr. northward. The temple’s main gate is located in the east, and another gate is located in the south. This temple’s architecture is based on “TANTRA VIDHYA.”

Lalitpur: Lalitpur Districts is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Lalitpur District is a part of Jhansi Division. Lalitpur is the main town and administrative headquarters.The geographical area of the district is 5039 Sq. Kms.  And has a population of 1,221,592 as per the census 2011. Lalitpur District was formerly part of the state of Chanderi, founded in the 17th century by a Bundela Rajput who was descended from Rudra Pratap of Orchha. Chanderi, along with most of Bundelkhand, came under Maratha hegemony in the 18th Daulat Rao Sindhia of neighboring Gwalior annexed Chanderi state in 1811. In 1844, the former state of Chanderi was ceded to the British, and became the Chanderi District of British India, with Lalitpur town as the district headquarters. The British lost the district in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and it was not reconquered until late 1858. In 1861, the portion of the district west of the Betwa, including Chanderi, was returned to Gwalior, and the remainder was renamed Lalitpur District. Lalitpur District was made part of Jhansi District from 1891 to 1974.

Most Famous Places In Lalitpur : Devgarh, Rajghat Dam, Muchkund Cave,  Dashavatar Temple

Devgarh: Deogarh is a village in Lalitpur district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the right bank of Betwa River and to the west of Lalitpur hills. It is known for Gupta monuments and for many ancient monuments of Hindu and Jain origins are in and outside the walls of the fort. The Gupta temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, popularly known as the Dashavatara Temple and dated to the 6th-century CE,[4] is the earliest known Panchyatana temple in North India.

Rajghat Dam: 55 km. from Deogarh, it is a huge water reservoir on Betwa River. I nice parks are scenic places near it. Many movies are shot here.

Muchkund Cave: 5 km. from of Dhaujari , 30 km. from Deogarh and approachable by a forest road , these  natural caves situated in a valley are believed to have sheltered Saint Muchkund who lived and Meditated here. Lord Krishna is also said to have visited these caves during the Mahabharat era.

Dashavatar Temple: This Gupta period Vishnu temple is the earliest known Panchayatan temple of north India. The terraced basement above the high temple plinth is adorned with a continuous row of sculptured panels. A highly carved doorway with Ganga_Yamuna figures lead to sanctum sanctorum or the garbhagriha. Three big Rathika Panels – Gajendra Moksha, Nara-Narayan tapasya and the Anantshai Vishnu – set in the side walls depict Vaishnava mythological scenes carved in high relief. The temple is noted for being the first north Indian temple with a spire or shikhara. Erotic panels are an added attraction.

Lucknow: Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and it has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

Most Famous Places In Lucknow: Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara,  Lucknow Residency, Marine Drive, Rumi Darwaza, Dr. Ambedkar Park, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, Hazratganj Market, Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Shah Najaf Imambara, Moti Mahal Palace, Ramakrishna Math, Bithoor, Dream World Amusement Park, Constantia (La Martiniere School), Anandi Water Park, Chowk, Dilkusha Kothi, Firangi Mahal: , Gautam Buddha Park, Shahi Baoli, Janeshwar Mishra Park, Chandrika Devi Temple, Aminabad, Fun Republic Mall, Mankameshwar Mandir, Husainabad Clock Tower, Jama Masjid, Disney Water Wonder Park, Shaheed Smarak, Nawabganj-Bird-Sanctuary, Picture Gallery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park, Chattar Manzil, 1857 Memorial Museum Residency, Dewa Shareef, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Nilansh Theme Park, Hathi Park, Safed Baradari, Maqbara of Saadat Ali Khan, Kaiserbagh Palace, Sikandar Bagh, Amrapali Water Park, Four Seasons Fun City, Fun Village Water Park and Resort, Scorpio Club

Bara Imambara: The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments in the city. The Imambara is primarily known for its incredible maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya locally, which is located on the upper floor of the monument. It is said that there are 1024 ways to get inside the maze but only 2 to come out.

Chota Imambara: The Chhota Imambara, or the Imambara of Hussainabad, is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the old city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. This imposing monument lies to the west of Bara Imambara and is a true sight to behold. The Chhota Imambara was initially a congregation hall for Shia Muslims that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, who was the third Nawab of Awadh, in 1838. The Imambara was to serve as his own mausoleum as well as that of his mother, who is buried beside him in this prestigious monument.

Lucknow Residency: The British Residency of Lucknow, which is also a Residential Complex served as the headquarters for the generals of the British East India Company. However, with the 1857 uprising, this once composed complex turned into a British refugee camp during that revolt. The fort is now in ruins and a British cemetery nearby sites the graves of all the colonisers who died during the Lucknow siege. The ruins are now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Residency also hosts a light and sound reminiscing the 1857 revolt show every evening. 

Marine Drive: Marine Drive is named after the famous Marine Drive in Mumbai. It is a picturesque strip of road adjacent to the River Gomti in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The spot is popular among the young crowd as a hangout place. Apart from that, people use it for jogging, cycling and similar activities. The path is sprinkled with benches to sit and relax.

Rumi Darwaza:The famous Rumi Darwaza is a striking gateway standing tall at sixty feet tall in the old city of Lucknow. It lies between the Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara exhibiting ancient Awadhi architecture. Built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, it is also known as the Turkish Gate because it is amadhi after Bab-i-Humayun gateway in Turkey.

Dr. Ambedkar Park: Initially known as the Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, the Ambedkar Memorial Park is located on Vipul Khand of Gomti Nagar. It was constructed by the state government under the leadership of CM Mayawati.

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden: Located in the River Bank Colony, the Lucknow Zoo is a famous attraction in the city. Also known as the Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, it was originally known as The Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens. The Lucknow Zoo is home to numerous mammals, birds and reptiles, the most famous ones being the royal Bengal tiger, white Bengal tiger, Himalayan black bear and Asiatic lion.

Hazratganj Market: Hazratganj, the central shopping district of Lucknow, has a long history behind it and has undergone a great makeover that bridges the past and the present and continues to serve as Lucknow’s central shopping arcade.

Indira Gandhi Planetarium: Situated at the Surajkund Park neighbourhood of Lucknow, on the banks of the River Gomti, Indira Gandhi Planetarium is also popularly known as Taramandal Show. The highlights are the science and astronomy shows, 3D models and exhibitions. One can also see various models of the Indian satellites and read diverse data about renowned Indian scientists like Aryabhatt, Varahamihira etc. Also, take a virtual trip to space and afloat amidst the stars and the gorgeous galaxies through the 3D space shows. Designed and amadhi in the shape of Saturn with five rings around its central body, the building boasts of striking architecture signifying the solar system. A water pool surrounds the beautiful building.

Shah Najaf Imambara: Shah Najaf Imambara is a Muslim monument centrally located in Lucknow city at Rana Pratap Road. The dome-shaped monument houses the graves of Nawab Ghazi – Ud – Din Haider and his three wives. Adorning splendid Mughal architecture amid a beautiful front floral yard, the Shah Najaf Imambara is an all-white marble finished structure housing a large dome.

Moti Mahal Palace: Built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, the Moti Mahal is popularly known as the Pearl Palace. This historical monument located on the banks of river Gomti is constructed next to Mubarak Manzil and Shah Manzil. A former residence of the Nawabs of Lucknow during the time, Moti Mahal was initially a part of the Qaisar Bagh complex.

Ramakrishna Math: A monastery and shrine established in Nirala Nagar, the Ramakrishna Math is an all-monk institution dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna . With the motto of “For one’s own salvation, and for the welfare of the world”, this building has a shrine adjacent to the institute. Built completely in marble, the Ramakrishna Math was first established by a 19th-century Bengali saint named Ramakrishna. It also sites various idols of Ramakrishna, Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

Bithoor: Bithoor is a quaint little town nestled away in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, acclaimed for being an important hub of pilgrimage for Hindus. Along with its religious significance, Bithoor also has a good share of historical places of interest. Bithoor is immersed in local legends, religious myths, primeval artifacts and ancient ruins. The town was said to be the residence of Lav and Kush, prominent figures in the Hindu mythology of Ramayana. It was also rumoured to be the residing place of Lord Bramha while performing a Yajna, and the name of the town Bithoor was derived from Brahmavarta; the location where Lord Bramha stayed. 

Dream World Amusement Park: Dream World Water Amusement Park is a one-stop destination for a day full of fun, thrill and enjoyment. Boasting of umpteen rides and activities and fun games, the park is a hot pick and top favourite of the teenagers and the adults alike. There are a couple of food stalls and small eateries here. Dream World Amusement Park is also one of the former sites in the country to have an indoor water park.

Constantia (La Martiniere School): One of the antique colonial landmarks of Lucknow, the 1845-building of the La Martinère School houses the tomb of Claude Martin, the French Major-General of the time. Besides, this European styled structure also sites a library, a chapel and a well-preserved and beautiful lobby room.

Anandi Water Park: Located on the outskirts of Lucknow along the Faizabad Road, Anandi Water Park is one of the largest waterparks in the northern area. The park hosts an array of splash pads, water swings, and other swimming activities. Alongside a food court and a kids play area, the park also offers a conventional area for throwing parties, arranging weddings and other special occasions. Besides, Anandi Water Park also has an adjoining club and resort offering over 150 stay options.

Chowk: The Chowk area in Lucknow is one of the oldest markets in the state as well as the whole of North India. It is one of those places in the city that are a window into its rich cultural heritage. Beginning from Chikan work to succulent kebabs and makhan malai, Lucknow Chow is one of the prime shopping and food hub.

Dilkusha Kothi: An 1800 remnant from colonial India, the Dilkusha Kothi was a former hunting lodge converted into a summer palace for the royals, Initially, the residence of the English general, Major Gore Ouseley, this building was further revamped by Nawab Nasir-Ud-Din-Haider.  This Baroque-styled construction was quite strongly impacted during the 1857 war of Indian Independence. The present face of this structure is a mere ruin with a withstanding few towers and walls. 

Firangi Mahal:The Mughal building of Firangi Mahal is located in the Indira Nagar area of Lucknow. A formerly owned residence of Mr Neil, a French businessman, the Palace was a vital source of education and establishment of some of the biggest Muslim academics. Today, the Firangi Mahal stands as an exquisite remain of Mughal architecture, Islamic values and an important attraction.

Gautam Buddha Park: Located in Hasanganj in Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Park is situated next to Hathi Park. Set up in 1980, this hot favourite among kids and adults, is replete with swings and slides based in lusk green lawns with blooming flowers. Besides, the Gautam Buddha Park also facilitates paddle boating at a nominal price which is highly popular among visitors. A great picnic spot, the park also has a couple of electric rides, swings and a play area for children.

Shahi Baoli: An intricate merge of Indian and Islamic architectural styles, the Shahi Baoli was formerly built as a reservoir for the society of the time. It was constructed between 1784 and 1795 by Nawab Asif-Ud-Din Daula and Kifayat-Ullah, one of the excellent architects of the time. Housing five storeys, the bottom three being a regular storage space and the top two being occasional reserves. Although it is just a reservoir, it’s an ornate one, hosting some brilliant archways and exquisitely carved doorways.

Janeshwar Mishra Park: Janeshwar Mishra Park is a newly constructed park, located in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. Dedicated to the demised Samajwadi Party politician, Janeshwar Mishra, the park was opened to the public in 2014. One of the biggest Asian parks, this lush greenery shimmered with floral gardens also offers a handful of activities such as boat rides and children’s play area. Besides being a great space for walking and jogging, there are food options at the canteen.

Chandrika Devi Temple: Situated in Aashiyana, the Chandrika Devi Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Chandi. Adorning three heads, Chandrika Devi is a said to be a combined manifestation of Goddesses Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati.  There is also a pond in the premises that holds a huge seated statue of Lord Shiva. Said to be a 12-century shrine, the Chandrika Devi Temple is believed to have been part of the Hindu mythical era of the Ramayana.

Aminabad: One of the most bustling and oldest shopping hubs of Lucknow, Aminabad is a famous market selling a wide range of products from clothes and jewellery to cosmetics, footwear and even books. There are an array of food stalls and restaurants serving locally-loved street food and other authentic savouries. Much like any other street market, Aminabad too requires handy bargaining skills. However, most stalls here are not very over-pricey. 

Fun Republic Mall: Located at Gomti Nagar in Lucknow, Fun Republic Mall is one of the most popular and one of the largest malls in the city. Launched in 2007 by the Zee Group, the mall is replete with a plethora of big brands outlets, food stalls, grocery shops, apparels & cosmetic stores. Besides the classic Fun Cinemas, Fun Republic Mall also has a couple of tech and digital stores. There is a boutique hotel as well. With a massive parking space, the mall also welcomes children with its array of game zones and other fun activities. 

Mankameshwar Mandir: The Mankameshwar Mandir is situated on the banks of river Yamuna at Saraswati Ghat in Lucknow. A revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is the first to have had a woman priest. Mondays are considered the most special here, hence the busiest as well. Believed to be a 1000-year-old temple, the Mankameshwar Mandir is a huge magnet especially during the festival of Shivratri.

Husainabad Clock Tower: Standing tall adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza, the Husainabad Clock Tower was built in 1881 and since has been the tallest clock tower in India. It is 67 meters high, displaying Victorian-Gothic brilliance with a 14 feet long pendulum and a dial in the shape of a 12 petalled flower. It was only in 2010 that this manually operated clock was upgraded to an electrical clock. Towards the end of 2011, this clock gradually made the tall clock tower metal noise after 27 years.

Jama Masjid: Located in Tehseenganj, Jama Masjid is an Islamic place of worship built by King Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur. Constructed in 1423, this ancient mosque hosted on an elevated square platform was built to outpass the grand Jama Masjid in Delhi. This Hindu-Jain architecture imbibed with Islamic features boasts of a fancy I with lime plaster, adorned with stucco motifs and has high arched ceilings and sturdy pillars.

Disney Water Wonder Park: Situated on the Kanpur-Lucknow Road, Disney Water Wonder Park is a water cum amusement park. Spread over 20 acres of land, the property is solely dedicated to fun, food and adventure. Offering myriad entertainment and recreational activities, it is one of the most loved parks in the city.

Shaheed Smarak: Shaheed Smarak or Martyrs’ Memorial is a white marbled pillar-like structure standing amidst lush green lawns at Mukarimnagar, Qaiserbagh in Lucknow. Established in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives during the 1857 War of Indian Independence, this significant pillar was built in the 1970s. There are also boating facilities in the nearby Gomti river. The memorial also has stone stairs for seating within the premises.

Nawabganj-Bird-Sanctuary: Also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is located in Unnao near Lucknow. Engulfed by dense forests, this bird sanctuary is home to over 250 species birds and is also a great place to spot other wildlife. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary houses domestic Indian birds and migratory birds such as the Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller among others. Besides, the sanctuary is also an abode for reptiles like Viper, Water Snakes, Cobra and Rattlesnakes. There is a deer park as well. The bird sanctuary also has an interpretation centre.

Picture Gallery: Located close to Chhota Imambara and the Hussainabad Clock Tower, Hussainabad Picture Gallery is a popular tourist attraction in Lucknow. Housing life-size portraits of regional rulers, this gallery was built in the Barderie style of architecture. Thus, composing twelve doorways and was used as a summer house during the time.

Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park: Spread across 76 acres, the Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park is a popular park in Gomti Nagar. Dedicated to the socialist Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya, the park sites four divisions of courtyards and separate entrances. Besides, it has vibrant lawns sprinkled with seasonal flowers and shrubbery. It is also used for jogging and morning yoga classes.

Chattar Manzil: Chattar Manzil or popularly known as Umbrella Palace was built by Nawab Ghazi Uddin Haider and was later on used by the ruler of Awadh and his wives. Located on the banks of the river Gomti, the building is a glowing example of Nawabi and European architecture. The Chattar Manzil has large underground rooms and a huge chhatri adorning its dome. It has also made special appearances in the 2013 Bollywood flick, Jolly LLB 2. This palace was initially constructed in 1781 by Claude Martin, the French Major General of the time. Today, the Chattar Manzil sites the CDRI or the Central Drug Research Institute.

1857 Memorial Museum Residency: Located in Qaiserbagh, the 1857 Memorial Museum Residency is a dedicated piece to the First War of Independence of 1857. Containing relics and antiques of the time, the museum also has visual displays of the war. Besides, it has umpteen photographs, maps, manuscripts and paintings depicting the struggle. Constructed by the British colonisers of Awadh in 1774, the Lucknow Residency was further completed by Nawab Sadat Ali Khan in 1800. However, the 1857 war caused massive damage to the Residency’s infrastructure.

Dewa Shareef: Situated in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, 25 kms away from Lucknow, Dewa or Dewa Sharif is a small town which is renowned world wide for the shrine of Haji Waris Ali Shah. Considered to be a prominent site of Muslim heritage, the shrine also has a mosque and a khankah within the premises, and is regularly visited by pilgrims.

Begum Hazrat Mahal Park: Located in Qaiserbagh in Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park is a popular park. Hosting swings and a play area for kids, this crowd-favourite picnic spot is also a great place for walks, jobs, elderly laughing clubs, yoga and meditation.

Nilansh Theme Park: Situated a little on the outskirts of Lucknow city, Nilansh Theme Park hosts an array of fun games, activities and an exclusive water park. The site also avails space for events, private parties and gatherings and overnight stays.

Hathi Park: Hathi Park is one of the most visited and popular parks in Lucknow. The park has several swings and slides for kids and recreational elephant structures which can be climbed. The park facilitates other games and activities for children as well. Besides, it has food stalls to satisfy your hunger pangs.

Safed Baradari: Built by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, Safed Baradari is a white marbled palace originally constructed as the Nawab’s “Palace of Mourning”. Located at Maharaja Mahamudabad of Qaiser Bagh, the Safed Baradari houses marble statues of the Anjuman founders Maharajas Man Singh and Balrampur’s Digvijay Singh. Initially called Qasr-ul-Aza, this structure further came to be used as a British petitionary court.

Maqbara of Saadat Ali Khan: Located in Qaiser Bagh, the Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan is a combined mausoleum of both Saadat Ali Khan and his wife Khursheed Zadi. Constructed by their son, this is a tomb adorning the typical amalgam of Indian and Islamic architectural styles.

Kaiserbagh Palace: Constructed between 1848-1850, under the rule of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, Kaiserbagh Palace is one of the most famous monuments and exotic masterpieces of Mughal architecture. It is located from the eastern end of the Chattar Manzil to the Tarawali Kothi.

Sikandar Bagh: Sikandar Bagh is an ancient styled posh mansion and a bracketing garden built in the 1800s. Located on Ashok Road, this greenery housed here is known to be the last Mughal garden in India. Built by Nawab Wajid Ali Khan, the last Nawab of Oudh, Sikandar Bagh became a site of a Botanical Garden and the National Botanical Research Institute post-1947. The park also acted as a venue in the 1857 Battle of Independence.

Amrapali Water Park: Launched in 2002, Amrapali Water Park is a top pick for an adventure day outing for families and friends. The park boasts of the highest number of rides in the region. The property also hosts cottages, eateries and a kid’s play area. With an in-house DJ to pump in the vibe, houses top slides such as the Aqua Trail, Crazy Cruise, Black Hole and Float Side. Some of the major activities here include swimming and splash pools, merry go rounds, roller coaster ride and water slides.

Four Seasons Fun City: Four Seasons Fun City is situated on the Rai Bareilly Road in Lucknow. Besides the umpteen thrilling rides, swimming pools, rain dance, tube slides etc, the highlight of the park is the snow park where you can experience artificial snow. The park also has an amazing DJ and sound system.

Fun Village Water Park and Resort: Fun Village Water Park and Resort is situated on the Lucknow – Allahabad highway and has a lot of exciting and thrilling water and regular rides. The park also has a resort within the premises where you can relax to take a break from the pell-mell of the city life.

Scorpio Club: Located on the Behta Kursi Road in Lucknow, Scorpio Club or Scorpio Water Park is the perfect way to beat the summer heat amidst cool blue waters.You can get your adrenaline all rushed up with all the thrilling and adventurous rides. The property also has a fine dine restaurant to satiate your hunger pangs.

Maharajganj: On 2 October 1989, Maharajganj district was created from Gorakhpur district. In the context of the border conditions, the Nepal nation in the north, Gorakhpur district in the south, Kushinagar district in the east and the district of Bihar province are West Champaran and Siddhartha Nagar in the west. Based on the census of 2011, the total population of this district is 26, 85,292. The rivers flowing in the district are Narayani / Big Magadak, Chhota Ganadak, Rohin, Rapti, Chandan, Pyaas, Ghoghi and Danda River. In addition to this, Khanua Nala, Baghela Nala, Sonia Nala and Mahwa Nala are the main.

Most Famous Places In Maharajganj: Temple of Goddess (Lehda), Katahara Shivling, Banar Siahgarh (Vanarasiya Kala), Shiv Temple of Itihiya, Maheshian’s Vishnu Temple, Bokra Devi Temple, Sonadi Devi Temple, Temple of ancient Lord Jagannath, B-gap, International border Sonauli, Sohagibarwa Wild Life Sanctuary

Temple of Goddess (Lehda): This is the important pilgrimage site of this district. It can be reached from Pharenda tehsil headquarter at Brijmanganj road by going 0.5 km to 02 km from the road. In ancient times, this place was covered with a thick forest called Adravan. Here the holy temple of Goddess Durga is located on the banks of the ancient river (now Nalla) called Pahh. According to public faith and religious beliefs, this temple of God was established during the Mahabharata period by earning itself in the time of Pandavas’ unknown period. The ancient name of this religious place was ‘Adaruna Devi Than’, which is now known as Lehda Devi Temple. According to ancient folk belief, in the Mahabharata, Pandavas spent most of their time in this narrow ‘Ardravan’ period. During this period, Arjuna worshiped Vanadevi here. Pleased with worship, Vanadevi mother Bhagwati Durga had given Arjuna many unmatched powers. 

Katahara Shivling: From the district headquarters, there are two ancient Shivlinga, (made from black stone blocks) on two featherbed dunes near Katahra village on the edge of the west coast. On one of these pilgrims, local villagers have constructed a temple in recent years. But Shivalinga situated on the other mound is present under the open sky. Based on historical evidence, this area has been associated with Shaib and Buddhists. Presently, a cultural festival has been organized for years on the occasion of Shivratri.

Banar Siahgarh (Vanarasiya Kala): Walking through the Pharenda Sonauli highway of the district, from the place called ‘Eksadwa’ ahead of the Kolhui, through the road from east to west direction, ‘Banarsinghgarh’ (Vanarsiya art) can be reached. Being headquarter ‘Chankiighat’ from west jungle area, this place can be reached directly. There are several mounds, swords and ponds on the approximately 35 hectares of land. There is also an ancient Shivling and a quadrangular statue of Lord Vaidman. A big fair is held here on the occasion of Shivratri. Some scholars believe it is also the suprax of Aila Udal, hero of Biragotha poetry, the fort of Syedurbanas. This site proves to be a great example of community harmony. Many archaeologists consider this as ‘Devdah’ too.

Shiv Temple of Itihiya: It can be reached from the headquarters of the Tehsil Nichlaul of Uttar Pradesh district through the Thothibari Marg. It is located in ancient Shiva Temple. The fair is organized annually with the help of the local people, there are huge crowds gathered every Monday.This temple is located at a distance of about 13 km from Nichlaul, 39 km from Maharajganj, 5 km from Gadaura Bazaar in Maharajganj district of U.P., India and can be accessed via Maharajganj-Nichlaul-Itahia road. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has been constructed in 1968-69 by a Mahant whose Samadhi has also been built in the premises. District Magistrate, Maharajganj has the responsibility to look after the temple administration. Some religious ceremonies are considered very auspicious if performed here, like, Rudrabhishek, Mundan, marriage etc. People visit this temple in large number during Shravan month & on Shivratri day.  

Maheshian’s Vishnu Temple: It is located on the south side of Kamatha road from the district headquarter. Its importance is unquestionable in this way that the idol of God is located here, which is very ancient. Many important sculptures have also been received from the lake situated in the Vishnamandir campus.

Bokra Devi Temple: The Bukda Devi Temple is located on a high elevation of 3 Kms on the Jungle route, from the headquarter to the Pharenda on the route leading from the crossroads to the west.

Sonadi Devi Temple: This place is in the Chowk forest area. Presently, there is a 30-35 feet tall mound sliver wise and there are also many large lake surroundings. With this in mind, the importance of Sonadi Devi site increases. Dr. Krishnananda Tripathi Sonadi Devi site has become “Sramaner site as” believe because huge banyan tree at the site thousands of years is told earlier that hangs branches still tree | These trees present a wonderful sight. Established a monastery of Gorakhanthi at Sonadi Devi Temple.

Temple of ancient Lord Jagannath: This temple is located on the right bank of the canal Narayani at 07 KM from the Shahpurpur situated on the Gorakhpur-Maharajganj road, in the village of Badhara Mahant. About the importance of this temple established in 1786, it is said that Vaishnava Ramanujdas was going to Mukti Narayan Nepal with his disciples from Jagannathpuri Orissa. In the night, he dreamed in which the Lord Jagannath, the chief god of Kali Yuga and the achavatara of Lord Vishnu, said in his selfless manner that I want to live here, you establish my vigilance. At that time the area was forest and was under the state of Nepal. After seeing the dream Ramanujas started doing penance here. When the King came to know it, he came here and met Mahatma ji. Mahatma ji told Raja about the dream, then Raja happily got Jagannath Bhagwan to bring Vigilance to the status quo. After that Ramanuj Pariyatra was completed and after establishing a magnificent temple by establishing the Vigraha and creating a magnificent temple there since then regular Roop is worshiped by Narada Peshitra and Niladri sir method. The main event here is Sri Ramanavami, Chandan Yatra, Bath Travel, Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, Jhulotsav, Shrikrishna Janmashtami, Vijaya Dashmi etc. Every Tuesday and Saturday is the discourse and kirtan, which is the center of faith in this region of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

B-gap: Narayani River Nepal travels about 80 km from the national highlands and enters the plain part of Nepal’s district, Navlalparaasi and Bihar province, border district of Jhagalnipur from the border town of Bagaha, India. From here it gets its name to be a great river. From here the central stream of this river divides the border of India and Nepal nation. Former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru signed an agreement with King Mahendra Vikram Shah, the then ruler of Nepal, in 1959 for the purpose of developing a city system for irrigation of the Northwestern region of Bihar and the North-Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh. Under this, the construction of Valmiki Nagar Barrage and the Western main Gandak Canal were to be constructed from Nepal’s land area. Taking land of Nepal nation due to geographical and technical reasons was indispensable for the construction of Gandak Nagar system. Instead of this land, the responsibility of protecting the land from flood and erosion to the Nepal border on the right bank of the Gandak river is included in the said agreement of India.

International border Sonauli: India is the most important gateway of the year, the vast identification of the centuries-old social, economic, diplomatic relations of Nepal and the huge Sonauli entrance of India’s friendly friendship, where there are about 1000 cargo vehicles, 100 tourist vehicles daily and daily to Nepal every day. More than 5000 tourists visit Nepal from this highway every day as this is an open border so people of both countries are walking on foot, which is the most exemplary of India’s friendship. An illustrated place is referred to as the place.

Sohagibarwa Wild Life Sanctuary: Sohagibarwa Wild life Division was previously part of Gorakhpur Forest Division and was being managed by that territorial division. In 1964, the Gorakhpur Forest division was divided in to North Gorakhpur & South Gorakhpur Forest division by the Govt. order 4052/14-A-575/1973 dated 29/30 June 1964 which was later nullified in 1965 thus maintaining the existence of only Gorakhpur Forest Division. Later on, for the better forest management, the division was again divided into two divisions namely North Gorakhpur & South Gorakhpur division in 1978. Until 1987, Sohagibarwa Wild life Division was being managed as North Gorakhpur territorial forest division.

Mahoba: Mahoba a small district in Uttar Pradesh is famous for it’s glorious history. It is known for its bravery. The stories Of Veer ALHA and UDAL defines its importance in Indian history. Mahoba is located at 25.28°N 79.87°E. It has an average elevation of 214 metres (702 feet).Mahoba is famous for the 9th century granite Sun temple built in Pratihara style. There are various Places which can create live glorious Moment of that previous time. Mahoba is a city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, in the Bundelkhand region. Mahoba is known for its closeness to Khajuraho, Laundi and other historic places like Kulpahar, Charkhari, Kalinjar, Orchha, and Jhansi. The name Mahoba is derived from Mahotsav Nagar, the city of great festivals. The Bardic tradition preserves three other names of the city: Kekaipur, Patanpur and Ratanpur. The existence of the sacred Ram-Kund and Seeta-Rasoi cave at the Gokhar hill here are said to be monumental to the visit of Rama who widely treated this hilly region while in 14-year exile at Chitrakoot.

Most Famous Places In Mahoba: Rahila Sagar Sun Temple, Kakramath Temple, Vijay Sagar Pakshi Vihar, Rahila Lake and Sun Kund near sun temple Mahoba, Arjun Sagar Dam Reservoir, Khajuraho, Charkhari, Raja Ka Tal, Madan Temple, Senapati Mahal

Rahila Sagar Sun Temple: The Majestic Rahila Sagar Sun Temple (Locally known as Rahiliya temple) has located 3 km from Mahoba in a southwest direction near Mirtala and Rahiliya village. In this temple, Chandela kings used to worship the sun. In those days the sun was considered a source of energy, health, and positivity in life and Kings use to worship the sun so they will stay in power for a long time.

Kakramath TempleThe Kakramath temple in Mahoba is a must-visit place in Mahoba where you can see a glimpse of Indian culture and rich history. The entire temple is composed of granite and is in such good condition that it continues to draw large crowds. The shrine’s architectural structure and construction are identical to those of Khajuraho’s temples.

Vijay Sagar Pakshi Vihar: The Vijay Sagar Pakshi Vihar is one of the most attractive areas of the city, with great lengths of greenery. The Vijay Sagar Pakshi Vihar is a highlight and known as a bird lover’s paradise, located approximately 5 miles from the main town. This lovely bird sanctuary is home to various beautiful migrating species, with lush green meadows reaching over great stretches of land.

Rahila Lake and Sun Kund near sun temple Mahoba: This beautiful Sun kund is inside of the Rahila Sagar Sun Temple near the temple, it’s said that water never dries up in this kund, During the rule of Chandela’s, the king used to take bath in this kund before visiting the temple to worship the sun.

Arjun Sagar Dam Reservoir: Just 20 km from Mahoba, Arjun Sagar dam is a beautiful place which you can go and see. This place is home to beauty and serenity. Arjun Sagar dam is near Charkhari and it has become a favorite hangout place among youth and couples from all around. If you go and see this place one time, you won’t be able to forget its beauty.

Khajuraho: The beautiful city of Khajuraho was established by Chandela kings who ruled central India from 800-1300. Chandela kings were known for their contribution towards beautiful architectural monuments and temples that are center of attraction among the tourist from all over the worlds.

Charkhari: Charkhari is known as Kashmir of Bundelkhand and this historic beautiful place must be on your must-visit list. Charkhari is just 12 km in distance from Mahoba. There are many beautiful lakes in Charkhari that are a treat to the eyes. You can see lakes full of Lotus all around.

Raja Ka Tal: Raja Ka Tal is a popular tourist attraction. King Senapati, Maharaja Chhatrasal’s grandson, built Bara Tal, a vast constructed reservoir, in the year 1707 AD. The reservoir, which dates from the 18th century, spans 2 square kilometers.

Madan Temple: One more shrine dedicated to God Vishnu is next to a close tourist place to Kakarmath Temple. 

Senapati Mahal: A spot that is known as Senapati palace is available for visitors. Ruler Jagat Rai built the palace in 1700 AD. Senapati was the son of Jagat Rai so the palace was named Senapati. 

Mainpuri: Mainpuri district is one of the districts in Agra division of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Mainpuri town is the district headquarters. It consists of Six tehsils, namely Mainpuri, Bhongaon, Karhal, Kishni, Kurawali and Ghiror. It is bounded on the North by Etah District, on the East by District Farrukkhabad and Kannauj, on the South by District Etawah and on West by the District Firozabad and Etah. It lies between North Latitude 260 53′ to 270 31′ and East Logitude 780 27′ to 790 26′. According to the 2011 census Mainpuri district has a population of 2,131,171. The district has a population density of 670 inhabitants per square amadhir (1,700/sq mi). Mainpuri has a sex ratio of 876 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 78.26%.

Most Famous Places In Mainpuri: Maharaja Tej Singh Chauhan Fort Mainpuri, Saman Bird Sanctuary, Lohia Park, Cyvan Rishi (Sage) Ashram

Maharaja Tej Singh Chauhan Fort Mainpuri: The Chauhan Dynasty ruled Mainpuri. Out of the many rulers Maharaja Tej Singh Chauhan waspopular as he rose against the English East India Company in India and voiced out against theBritish. Maharaja Tej Singh Chauhan was the last ruler of the Chauhan Dynasty.  Maharaja Tej Singh Chauhan Fort.

Saman Bird Sanctuary: Saman Sanctuary was notified in 1990 in order to protect the large population of sarus cranes in the area. Spread over just about 5.25 sq kms of area, the Sanctuary today remains one of the best places in the state to view the majestic sarus cranes. Saman Sanctuary is also a haven for several species of migratory birds like the common teal, northern pintail, great white pelican and species of storks. The resident population of storks in the Sanctuary includes painted stork, black-necked stork, open-billed stork and woolly-necked stork.

Lohia Park: Mainpuri parks are known for its greenery, sparkling water fountains, children’s ride, play area,water ponds and eye-catching colourful flowering plants. Here is the list of parks in Mainpuri. Lohia Park Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh-205001. Landmark: District Magistrate Office Phool Bagh Jail Chauraha Harvansh Nagar Mainpuri.

Cyvan Rishi (Sage) Ashram: Cyvan (च्यवन) Rishi’s ashram is in Aucha area, 18 km from Mainpuri. This is the place where such a drug was discovered, due to which the elderly Chyavan had become a sage young man. Here the tanks, mounds and other things related to the sage are present. Due to bath in the Chayvan Rishi Kund, skin diseases are still cured. Temple Mahant Mahesh Giri explains that according to the Shrimad Bhagavat Purana, there is austerity of the saints.

Mathura: Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Agra, and 145 kilometres (90 mi) south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Govardhan. It is the administrative centre of Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. During the ancient period, Mathura was an economic hub, located at the junction of important caravan routes. The 2011 census of India estimated the population of Mathura to be 25,47,000

Most Famous Places In Mathura: Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex, Dwarkadhish Temple, Gita Mandir, Govardhan Hill, Radha Kund, Sri Ranganatha Temple, Kusum Sarovar, Radha Vallabh Mandir,   Ghats, Lathmar Holi in Barsana and Nandgaon, Government Museum Mathura, Jama Masjid, Kans Qila, Nandgaon, Jaigurudev Mandir, Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, Kokilavan Dham, Vaishno Devi Dham, Potara Kund, Gopeshvar Mahadev Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Dauji Mandir, Dolphin Water Park, Barsana Tourism, Tilak Dwar, Krishna Nagar Market, Vrindavan Tourism,  Shri Nand Yashoda Bhawan

Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex: Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple is located in the holy city of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. It is built around the prison cell in which Lord Krishna’s parents, Mata Devaki and Vasudeva were imprisoned by his evil uncle Kansa. The temple is of great significance for the Hindus as it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

Dwarkadhish Temple: The Dwarkadhish Temple, touted as one of the holiest temples in Mathura, is famous all over the country for its elaborate architecture and paintings. Built in 1814, the temple is relatively new but is highly revered. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dwarkadheesh, a form of Lord Krishna known as Dwarkanath, depicted in a black marble idol.

Gita Mandir: Located on the Vrindavan – Mathura Road is the famous Birla Mandir, also popularly known as Gita Mandir. It is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan – an avatar of Vishnu. The architecture of the temple speaks of its magnificence and the exquisite carvings and paintings of its grandeur.

Govardhan Hill: Govardhan Hill or the Giri Raj is situated at a distance of 22 km from Vrindavan. It has been stated in the Holy Bhagwat Gita that according to Lord Krishna, Govardhan Parvat is not different from him. Therefore, all his worshipers worship the pure rocks of the hill just like they worship his idol. The hill is made up of sandstone and stands 80 ft tall with a circumference of 38 km. Some interesting places one gets to visit the hills including Mansi Ganga, Mukharvind, and Daan Ghati.

Radha Kund: Situated near Govardhan Hill in the small town in Mathura is one of the holiest places in Braja – the Radha Kund and Shyam Kund. The two holy water tanks lying next to each other are considered to be the supreme of all holy places, containing pure and sacred water, also known to contain magical properties to heal for conception.

Sri Ranganatha Temple: Rangji Temple, also known as Sri Ranganath Temple, is situated on the Vrindavan – Mathura Marg. It is dedicated to Lord Sri Goda Ranagamannar – a South Indian Vaishnava Saint, and Lord Ranganatha – an incarnation of Lord Krishna. The highlight of the temple is the idol of Krishna present in the form of the groom with Goda (Andal) as his bride.

Kusum Sarovar: Located between Govardhan and Radha Kund in Vrindavan, Mathura, Kusum Sarovar is a beautiful reservoir fringed by palatial sandstone building from the bygone era. The reservoir has a flight of stairs which can be used to descend in the pond. The sarovar is believed to have got its name from one of the girl attendants of Radha, named Kusum. The water is ideal for swimming and dips. Kusum Sarovar also has several temples and ashrams in the vicinity.

Radha Vallabh Mandir: Situated near Gotam Nagar on the cliff near Bankey Bihari temple is the Radha Vallabh Mandir, one of the seven temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. This temple is the epitome of the sacred and divine love of Radha and Krishna, displayed in the rarest form ‘Ras-bhakti’. Enshrined by Lord Krishna, the temple does not have a deity of Radha. Instead, it has a crown placed next to Lord Krishna to signify her presence.

Ghats: Vishram Ghat is a revered and sacred bathing ghat located at about 4.5 kilometres from Mathura Junction on the banks of River Yamuna. It is the main ghat of Mathura and is central to 25 other ghats. Pilgrims from all over the country visit Vishram Ghat to bathe in its holy waters and perform the traditional parikrama that starts and ends here.

Lathmar Holi in Barsana and Nandgaon: Lathmar Holi is celebrated 4-5 days prior to the  Holi festivities of other states. However, it is interesting to note how this festival is celebrated in a rather peculiar way in Nandgaon and Barsana towns in Mathura-district of Uttar Pradesh. The towns are located some 42 kms from Mathura and are extremely popular for the celebrations during Holi.

Government Museum Mathura: Initially known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, Government Museum Mathura is located at Dampier Park. Also called Mathura Museum locally, the repository is one of the finest in the country and houses a fairly big collection of ancient relics, sculptures, coins and paintings.

Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid in Mathura was constructed in 1661 by Abd-un-Nabi Khan, the Governor of Aurangzeb. With its four minarets and mosaic plastering along with the amadhir carvings, this structure leaves one spellbound with its beauty. Abd-un-Nabi remained in Mathura from 1660 to 1668 when he died. 

Kans Qila: Located on the banks of the serene Yamuna River, Kans Qila is an ancient fortress in Mathura dedicated to Kans – the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Situated near the Krishna Ganga Ghat and Gau Ghat, the fort is a popular tourist spot and has been constructed as a fusion of Hindu- Muslim architecture. Kans ka Qila is in a dilapidated state due to negligence but is still thronged by tourists and alike.

Nandgaon: Located at a distance of 8 km from Barsana and 50 km from Mathura, Nandgaon is a quaint little town situated at the base of a Nandisvara Hill and which holds immense religious significance. The town is highly revered by Hindu pilgrims as it is believed to be the home of the foster parents of Lord Krishna- Shri Nandji and Yashoda Maiyya. There is also a spacious temple situated atop the hill which is dedicated to Shri Nandji.

Jaigurudev Mandir: Also known as Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir, Jaigurudev Mandir is dedicated to Baba Jai Gurudev, located on the National Highway 2, between Delhi and Agra. The celebrated man is a revered guruji among the devotees and he also runs a charitable organization and ashram. The temple hosts an annual Bhandaar festival which attracts hordes of pilgrims.

Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple: Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir is a revered Hindu temple situated in Garravkendra, Mathura dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as Bhuteshwar Mahadev. It is also a Shaktipeeth where the ringlet of Mata Sati fell after her body was destroyed. The shrine is considered auspicious and unique as it is one of the very few temples in the city which is not dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Kokilavan Dham: Kokilavan, situated near Kosi Kalan in Mathura, houses the famous Shani Temple, dedicated to Shani Dev (Saturn) and his guru Barkhandi Baba. Since the site is located amidst the jungle hence, it has also come to be known as Kokilavan Dham. The pilgrims perform a parikrama of the temple and take a dip in the holy kund here.

Vaishno Devi Dham: Vaishno Devi Dham in Mathura, popularly known as Ma Vaishno Devi Mandir is dedicated to Ma Vaishno Devi who is believed to grant boons to her devotees. Established by Shri J C. Chaudhry, the temple is visited by pilgrims to worship the magnificent idol of Ma Vaishno Devi alongside serving the poor.

Potara Kund: Potara Kund is one of the four kunds in Mathura and is the water pond where baby clothes of Lord Krishna were washed in his childhood. The water tank is made in red sandstone and hs steps to descend inside. The place is a popular tourist spot and is thronged by pilgrims. The red sandstone structure if an important sight for the pilgrims visiting Mathura. The Potara Kund is one of the few sites in Mathura preserved by the tourism authorities to develop into a tourists spot.

Gopeshvar Mahadev Temple: Gopeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan, located in close vicinity to the holy Yamuna River. The temple is revered for the Shiva Linga which was established here by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, Vrajanabha. Thousands of devotees visit this shrine in Vrindavan to worship Lord Shiva as this temple is one of the few in town that is associated with Shiva.

Chamunda Devi Temple: Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peetha. It is located opposite Maa Gayatri Tapobhumi on the Chamunda Devi Marg on Mathura Vrindavan road. It is believed that a hair strand of Mother Bhagwati Jagdamba fell at this sacred spot. Also, according to Srimad Bhagwat, Sri Krishna visited Chamunda Devi Temple after liberating the dragon. The main highlight of the temple is that there is no idol of Maa Chamunda inside.

Dauji Mandir: About 18 kilometres from Mathura is one of the most revered temples of the country, the Dauji Mandir. The temple has stood for over 5000 years since 1535 AD and is one of the oldest temples in the city. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Balarama, who was the elder sibling of Lord Krishna.

Dolphin Water Park: Inaugurated in 2002, Dolphin World Water Park is spread over an area of 14 acres and is replete with thrilling slides, roller coasters, water and regular rides etc. Besides, it has an amusement park, a play area for kids, a locker room and other facilities. Dolphin Water World has been a popular source of recreation and entertainment for the city dwellers and tourists ever since. The water cum theme park offers a variety of rides and fun games both for adults and kids, They also have height based separate swimming pools.

Barsana Tourism: Barsana is a place of historical significance which is located in the district of Mathura at Uttar Pradesh, India. The town is nicknamed as the Birthplace of Radha Rani as the Hindu goddess Radha (Lord Krishna’s consort) was born in this city. Barsana is also popular for the grand celebration performed during the Holi festival, known as the Lathmar Holi.

Tilak Dwar: Tilak Dwar in Mathura is a local market surrounding the Dwarikadish Temple and Vishram Ghat. It is also known as the Holy Gate. The market is known for trinkets like brass statue, rosary beads, handicrafts, painting, sculptures, and hand embroidered items at low prices. The famous Brijwasi Mithaiwala shop is also located at Tilak Dwar.

Krishna Nagar Market: Krishna Nagar is one of the high-end markets of Mathura, located around 2km from Krishna Janmasthan Temple. It is known for branded shopping places like Leiv’s, Tanishq, Manyavar, Nike, etc. There are also small shops selling souvenirs, dress materials, jewellery, shoes, leather goods and accessories. While at Krishna Nagar, do try the Cheela and heeng tikki from the local street food vendors.

Vrindavan Tourism: One of the oldest cities on the banks of Yamuna, Vrindavan is considered to be one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the devotees of Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna had spent his childhood in Vrindavan. The name of the city has been derived from Vrinda (meaning basil) and van (meaning grove) which perhaps refer to the two small groves at Nidhivan and Seva Kunj. Since Vrindavan is considered to be a sacred place, a large number of people come here to abandon their worldly life.

Shri Nand Yashoda Bhawan: Shri Nand Bhawan in Gokul is the childhood home of Lord Krishna where he spent time with Balram, after his birth parents were captured by King Kansa. It is also known as Chaurasi Khamba Temple as it rests on 84 pillars. Nand Bhawan belonged to Nand Maharaj, the foster father of Lord Krishna. It was here that Sri Krishna and Balram’s naming ceremony was conducted.

Mau: History of improved District Mau from the famous and industrial vision of eastern Uttar Pradesh is quite old. Ramayana and Mahabharata cultural and archaeological remains are found every where in the terrain. Although in this direction scientific manner they have not made an effort to research and excavation, but the geographical and historical evidence and confirmed by Kivandtion. It is said that Maharaj Tretayug was Tpobhumi of saints at this location Dasaratha’s reign. Similar lacerated wound etc. poet ashore Maharishi ashram of Valmiki. It is undeniable that one visit to the first night on Tamsa coast Sri Ramachandra G had rested. Mau known archival history is about 1500 years old, when the whole area was thick dense forest. Nearby flowing river here were wild and aborigines inhabit. Here is considered the oldest inhabitants nuts. The area was ruled by them.

Most Famous Places In Mau: Van Devi Mandir Kohinaour Mau, Muktidhaam Dohrighat, Sheetla Mata Mandir

Van Devi Mandir Kohinaour Mau: District approximately 12 kilometers away from the headquarters is located in the picturesque and idyllic surroundings of nature southwest vanadevee temple leaders mother Sita Mata. Today it is the focal point of attraction for devotees. Vanadevee temple is also a source of inspiration for the mythical and cultural values ​​as well as their natural dignity. Based on legends and geological evidence it is known as the practice location Maharishi Valmiki a home. Around the house right now for Maharishi would elsewhere. It is said that Mata Sita gave birth to their sons Luv-Kush on the right following his continuous fidelity to husband religion. It symbolizes the location etc.

Muktidhaam Dohrighat:Muktidham Temple and Park is located on the banks of the Ghaghra river in Dohrighaat town of Mau.

Sheetla Mata Mandir: It is located in the heart of Mau city is collection of temples of various Gods including famous Sheetla Mata temple.

Meerut: Meerut , is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ancient city with settlements dating back to the Indus Valley amadhird having been found in and around the area. The city lies 70 km northeast of the national capital New Delhi, and 453 km northwest of the state capital Lucknow. Meerut is the second largest city in the National Capital region, and as of 2011 the 33rd most populous urban agglomeration and the 26th most populous city in India. It ranked 292 in 2006 and is projected to rank 242 in 2020 in the list of largest cities and urban areas in the world.

Most Famous Places In  Meerut: Augharnath Mandir, Shapir, Hastinapur Tourism, Draupadi-ki-Rasoi, Shahid Smarak, St John’s Church, Bhole ki Jhaal,  Vidur Ka Tila, Digambar Jain Temple, Mustafa Castle, Gandhi Park, Suraj Kund temple, Fantasy World Water Park

Augharnath Mandir: The Augharnath Temple in Meerut, also known as the Kali Paltan Mandir, is the oldest Shiva temple in the city and also the most frequented. The Shiva Linga at this temple is believed to be a Swayambhu (self-manifested), making it a popular attraction among the devotees of Lord Shiva.

Shapir: Shapir or Shahpeer Sahab ki Dargah is a mausoleum in Meerut constructed during Mughal Era by the queen, Noor Jahan. It was built in 1628 to honour a local Muslim Hazrat Shahpeer who is said to be the teacher of the Emperor Jahangir and physician/advisor to the queen.

Hastinapur Tourism: Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the centre to the glorious tales of the epic Mahabharata. Situated on the banks of Ganga near Meerut in UP, Hastinapur is also the birth place of three Jain Teerthankara, and it has become an important centre of pilgrimage for the Jains.

Draupadi-ki-Rasoi: Translating to ‘Draupadi’s Kitchen’, this monument is set on the banks of the Buriganga River in Meerut. Legend has it that Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, cooked meals here for the entire family. When the Pandavas stayed at Hastinapur in exile, Lord Krishna is believed to have visited them. When he asked for a meal, Draupadi had nothing to offer him. Krishna is said to have produced a miracle vessel which produced an unlimited supply of sumptuous food in Draupadi’s kitchen, and the site marks this incredible feat. Today this region is a favourite picnic spot, right next to Draupadi Ghat.

Shahid Smarak:Built in memory of the 1857 revolt, the Shaheed Smarak is one of the most seasoned and well-maintained places in Meerut. Located quite close to the Company Gardens, this memorial hosts events during important Indian national holidays.

St John’s Church: The Saint John’s Church of Meerut is one of the oldest churches in Northern India and also one of the biggest with 3000 people seating capacity. The church is built on a very traditional style and has lush greenery surrounded by it. The motto of the parish is Unity, Witness, and Service which is strictly followed there.

Bhole ki Jhaal: Bhole ki Jhaal is an important dam that is responsible for providing most of the electricity in the Meerut region. It is also commonly called Salawa ki Jhaal. The area around this dam is a popular picnic spot in the city frequented by both locals and tourists to take in the natural beauty and amadhird.

Vidur Ka Tila: If you want a slice of history, Vidura Ka Tila is the place to be in Meerut. Watch the epic of the Mahabharata play out as you visit Vidur Ka Tila; an archaeological site full of 50-60 feet tall mounds. The area is said to be the former abode of Vidura, the intellectual minister of the Kauravas.

Digambar Jain Temple: For a fascinating insight into Jain culture and tradition, the Digambar Jain Temple in Meerut holds all the answers. Dating back thousands of years, this temple houses two important altars. The shrine of Tikal Wale Bala is believed to be generous – all wishes are said to be granted by this ancient deity.

Mustafa Castle: The Mustafa Castle, one of the historic and grand landmarks in the city of Meerut was built in the memory of Nawab Mustafa Khan Shaifta, a renowned poet and critic of his era, by his son, Nawab Mohammad Ishak Khan in 1900. The castle is popularly amadhir for its distinguished architecture and its historical importance.

Gandhi Park: Gandhi Bagh is one of the oldest parks in Meerut which was set up by East India Company. It is located on Mall Road, not very far away from the city and is famous for the musical fountain show which happens every evening. This famous British spot has lush greenery with mango, mulberry, and bamboo trees.

Suraj Kund temple: A popular spot in Meerut, Suraj Kund was built by Lawar Jawaharlal, a businessman, in the early eighteenth century. This green spot is a great place for walking, jogging or even just relaxing. There is an earthen pond here called the Kund, which has both historical and mythical significance. The nearby Mansa Devi temple is a must-visit as well.

Fantasy World Water Park: The Fantasy World Water Park in Meerut located along the National Highway 58 hosts an array of water activities for both children and adults. Besides the adrenaline thrill, the water park also has an indulging food court serving some delicious local and Chinese. The amusement park has three vibrant sections of land rides, water rides and exclusive children’s ride. 

Mirzapur: Mirzapur is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India, roughly 650 km from both Delhi and Kolkata, almost 87 kms from Allahabad and 67 kms from Varanasi. It has a population of 2,496,970 of which male and female were 1,312,302 and 1,184,668 respectively(via:-census2011). It is known for its carpets and brassware industries. The city is surrounded by several hills and is the headquarters of Mirzapur District and is famous for the holy shrine of Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja and Kali khoh and also have Devrahwa Baba ashram. It has many waterfalls and natural spots. It was once the largest district in Uttar Pradesh before the split up of Sonebhadra. There are a few cinema-halls. At first look the city appears to be a confluence of town, village and city life. Before the establishment of the town, the area was a dense forest and freely used by various states like Varanasi (A.K.A.:-Benaras), Sakteshgarh, Vijaygarh, Nainagarh (Chunar), Naugarh, Kantit and Rewa for Hunting. British East India Company had established this area to fulfill the needs of a trading center between central and western India. This time Rewa was a well-established state of central India and was directly connected with Mirzapur by the Great Deccan Road.Over the time Mirzapur became a famous trading center of Central India and started trading of cotton, and silk at very large scale. The East India Company named this place as Mirzapur. The word Mirzapur is derived from ‘Mirza’ which in turn is derived from the Persian term ‘Trip Kalchu which literally means “child of the ‘Amīr” or “child of the ruler”. In Persia‘ Amīrzād in turn consists of the Arabic title ‘Amīr (English. “Emir”), meaning “commander”, and the Persian suffix –zād, meaning “birth” or “lineage”. Due to vowel harmony in Turkic languages, the alternative pronunciation Morza (plural morzalar; derived from the Persian word) is also used. The word entered English in 1595, from the French ama. The meaning of Mirzapur is the place of King.

Most Famous Places In Mirzapur: Sirsi Dam, Tanda Falls, Kal Bhairav Temple, Meja Dam, Pakka Ghat, Chunar Fort, Jhoolanotsava, Narghat, Kantit Mela, Lohandi Mela,   Ojhala Mela, Sidhnath Ki Dari, Kajari Mahotsava

Sirsi Dam: Sirsi Dam or Sirsi Waterfall is located about 45 km from Mirzapur. The dam is a well built water storage facility and is located close to the Tanda Falls. The site is considered beautiful because the water falls from a considerable height. The natural surroundings and green fauna make a visit an enriching experience.

Tanda Falls: Tanda Falls in Mirzapur is one of the most scenic picnic spots in the region. The natural water stream and water reservoir are major tourist attractions because of their peaceful atmosphere and abundant beauty.

Kal Bhairav Temple: The Kal Bhairav Temple is an old temple located southwest of Vindhyachal city. It is dedicated to Shri Kaal Bhairav, also known as Kshetrapal, who is regarded as the guardian of the temple. The sites attract hordes of devotees during the religious festivals.

Meja Dam: The Meja Dam in Mirzapur is famous for its rich fauna. The site is also popular among birdwatchers that flock here to study the several varieties of migratory and residential birds. Situated about 50 km away from Mirzapur, the reservoir is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Pakka Ghat: The Pakka Ghat is a magnificent sandstone structure with fine engravings. The ghat itself is very scenic and the temple situated adds a mystic quality to the entire area. The elaborate structure that has a wide stairway leading down to the waterway is often visited by monks and temple worshippers.

Chunar Fort: The Chunar Fort is an ancient and famous fort located in Chunar. It was constructed during the 16th century by Maharaja Vikramaditya, the King of Ujjain for his brother Raja Bharthari. Legend has it that Raja Bharthari died and took Mahasamadhi in this fort. Much later, during the Mughal era, it was visited by Babur, the founder of Mughal dynasty in India.

Jhoolanotsava: Jhoolanotsava or swing festival is dedicated to the Hindu Gods and is celebrated in the three main temples in the region, the Shree Dwarkadheesh Temple, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati Temple and Kunj Bhuwan. Several worshippers throng the site of these three temples during this time. It is usually held during summer months.

Narghat: Narghat lies on the banks of Mirzapur city. As per historical records, a tank named Narain used to lie at the spot, but it was later engulfed by the river. After that the present Narghat was used as a jetty for the cargo barges on which various products were loaded for nearby cities. It was used for trade years ago and still contains old inscriptions and prices in English, Persian and Hindi on its old stone pillars.

Kantit Mela: The Kantit Mela is one of the prominent melas celebrated by locals and tourists. The mela is a symbol of universal brotherhood. People from all walks of life come to celebrate the spirit of joy and happiness.

Lohandi Mela: The Lohandi Mela is the time when locals and devotees visit an old Hanuman temple 2 km south of the city. During the festivities, the temple is beautifully decorated with light or diyas. The mela or fair is held during kartik purnima and all Saturdays in the month of Saawan (the Hindu month of rain). A big fair is arranged where various eatables, clothes and religious memorabilia are sold.

Ojhala Mela: The Ojhala Mela is the name of a famous fair held at Mirzapur. The fair is named after the Ojhala river which runs near it. Ojhala is also the present name of the river which was earlier called Ujjvala. The mela is held every year and is visited by both tourists and locals.

Sidhnath Ki Dari: This natural waterfall gets its name from Siddhnath Baba who used to meditate here. The site is a popular getaway spot for locals and tourists. Furthermore, people also come here to study the old rock paintings and carvings. The ancient rock site and the waterfall have been in existence since time immemorial. Across the waterfall lies the Samadhi of Siddhnath Baba.

Kajari Mahotsava: The Kajari Mahotsava is one of the most famous festivals of Mirzapur. The festival pays homage to Kajali, the daughter of King Kantit who used to sing lovely songs dedicated to the husband she could never meet during her life. Although the festival has taken on a modern touch in these days, the locals still hold on to the old story of the beautiful princess who sang sad love songs in the memory of her husband whom she loved deeply.

Moradabad: Moradabad is a city, commissionary, and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1625A.D. by Rustam Khan and is named after prince Murad Baksh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Most Famous Places In Moradabad: Prem Wonderland And Prem Water Kingdom, Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, Sita Temple, Vidur Kuti, Najibudaulah’s Fort, Mandawar Ka Mahal, Rampur Raza Library, Chandausi – Rambagh Dham, Jama Masjid, Chandausi – Lord Venugopal Ji Temple, Chandausi – Kunj Bihari Temple, Sai Temple, Chandausi – Lord Shani Temple, Chandausi – Braham Dev Ji Temple, Pataleshwar Temple

Prem Wonderland And Prem Water Kingdom: Situated near the railway crossing on Rampur on the outskirts of Moradabad, Prem Wonderland and Prem Water Kingdom is a huge entertainment complex. It offers a wide array of water sports and other entertainment activities for the people of all age groups, especially children in the city and the surrounding areas who visit it very often to pass their time.

Bade Hanuman Ji Temple: Bade Hanuman Ji Temple is situated at Hanumanghari in a small town of Chandausi in district Moradabad. This is one of the ancient and most famous temples in the region. It houses the statues of Lord Hanuman. It is believed to have been built approximately 400 years back and is located close to the Sita Ashram Playground at Hanumanghari. The temple is built atop a small mount.

Sita Temple: Sita Temple, though named after Rama’s consort Sita, unfortunately does not contain her statue. It is located 1 km from village Nanore on Jalilpur-Chandrapur road. It is also called Sita Mandir Math by the residents of the area. According to legends, Sita, intending to end her life, jumped upon a spot and the earth parted to engulf her. Later a temple, which is now known as Sita Temple, was built to commemorate the event.

Vidur Kuti: Vidur was a highly revered personage in Mahabharata because he exhibited the qualities of saintliness, truthfulness and impartiality. It is said that when the war of Mahabharata was to begin, he was requested by both the warring factions, Kaurvas and Pandavas, to take care of their women and children so that they were not killed in the war.

Najibudaulah’s Fort: Situated at Najababad in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Najibudaulah’s Fort was built by Ghulam Kadir alias Najibudaulah in 18th century after the downfall of the Mughal Empire. Ghulam Kadir was a notorious dacoit called Sultana Dakoo. A clever burglar, he would hide in this fort to avoid being arrested by the British police. The fort stands intact even to this day and is a popular tourist destination.

Mandawar Ka Mahal: Queen Victoria of England was fond of Urdu language. She called a Munsh (teacher) Mazhar Ali from India to her palace in England to teach her Urdu and Persian languages. Pleased and gratified with the services of the Munshi, she built a palace for him in Mandawar, called Mandawar ka Mahal in 1850. The palace is located 8 km from another interesting shrine. It is called Galkha Devi temple. The shrine is situated on Mandawar Blawali Road close to the village Kundanpur. It is believed that when Rukmani visited this place for worship, she was whisked away by her lover, Lord Krishna.

Rampur Raza Library: Rampur Raza Library is situated in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. It was set up by Nawab Faizullah Khan in 1774. He gave away all the books he had inherited from his predecessors along with those kept in the Nawabs’ Toshakhana. It houses an extensive collection of books on Indo-Islamic cultural heritage. Since Rampur was a state in British times, its successive Nawabs or rulers made valuable contributions to the enhancement of its value. The rich repertoire of the library comprises a varied and valuable collection of books, historical monuments, manuscripts, Mughal miniature paintings, rare pictorial works in Persian and Arabic languages, samples of Islamic calligraphy and astronomical instruments.

Chandausi – Rambagh Dham: One of the most magnificent shrines in the city, Rambagh Dham is located in a tranquil environment on Rambagh Road near village Kaithal. The temple is dedicated to the Nau Devis or the nine goddesses, the different forms of Goddess Parvati. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses the idol of Goddess Durga along with eight other goddesses. Other chambers of the temple lodge the idols of other gods and goddesses including Hanumanji, Jawalaji and Radha Krisha among others.

Jama Masjid:  Jama Masjid is situated opposite to Hamsafar Hall, a Marriage Hall, in village Baquipur in Moradabad district. The mosque overlooking Ganga river was built by Rustam Khan in 1631. It is a grand symbol of the Mughal style of architecture that marked the construction of magnificent monuments like the Red Fort in Delhi and Taj Mahal in Agra. The huge building has a spacious courtyard which is used for prayers five times daily.

Chandausi – Lord Venugopal Ji Temple: Dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort, Radha, Venu Gopalji Temple is located at Ram Bagh Road in Chandausi. The temple does not have any management committee or trust to look after it. Only a priest and his family who reside on its premises take care of it on their own. A special feature of the temple is the celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami, or the birthday of Lord Krishna. Other festivals are also organized on different occasions.

Chandausi – Kunj Bihari Temple: Dedicated to Lord Krishna who is also known as Kunj Bihari, Kunj Bihari Temple is located opposite to Ram Bagh Dham in the serene environment of the outskirts of the city. It is an ancient temple that also houses a 200-year-old Shivalya, a shrine dedicated to God Shiva, in its sprawling complex. It attracts a constant stream of devotees of Shiva around the year and particularly during the festivals.

Sai Temple: Located in Deen Dayal Nagar, Phase II close to Shri Sai Karuna Dham in Moradabad, Sai Temple is dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi. Since the revered saint believed in Sabka Malik Ek and was also known for his mystical healing powers, the shrine is a favourite destination for followers of all faiths in the city.

Chandausi – Lord Shani Temple: Situated on Sita Ashram Road opposite to R.R.K.School in Chandausi, Shani Devta Mandir is built in black because of Shani God to whom it is dedicated. Shani Devta wears black clothes, carries a sword, arrows and two daggers and the statue is made accordingly. He is often depicted mounting a black crow, which is his favourite vahan-carrier.

Chandausi – Braham Dev Ji Temple: Located in Braham Bazar close to Babu Ram Halwai and Kallu Halwai in the city of Chandausi, Braham Dev Ji Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Goddess Radha. It also houses the idols of Hanumanji, Goddess Kali and the Shiv family.

Pataleshwar Temple: Pataleshwar Temple is located in a tiny village called Sadatbadi, approximately 6 km from Bahjoi on the Moradabad-Agra highway. It is dedicated to God Shiva, a benevolent God who accepts all kinds of offers made in good faith by his devotees ranging from milk to Bhang Dhatura. The residents of this area have, however, added another item to the list of varied offerings to pay their homage to the benevolent and munificent God.

Muzaffarnagar: Muzaffarnagar district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. It is part of Saharanpur division. The city of Muzaffarnagar is the district headquarters. This district is the part of National Capital Region. Muzaffarnagar City 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 very near to the New Delhi and Saharanpur, making it one of the most developed and prosperous cities of Uttar Pradesh. This city is part of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and Amritsar Delhi Kolkata Industrial Corridor (ADKIC). It is the principal commercial, industrial and educational hub of Western Uttar Pradesh.

Most Famous Places In Muzaffarnagar: Ganeshdham, Vahelna Jain Mandir, Bhairon Ka Mandir,  Akshay Vat Vatika, Sankirtan Bhawan, Zoology Museum

Ganeshdham: Ganeshdham is a famous temple in Muzaffarnagar popular for the 35 feet high statue of Ganesha. With River Tripatha flowing on one side and Vat Vraksha on the other, it is often visited by locals for the peaceful atmosphere. The Ganesh Dham also houses a massive statue of Lord Hanuman at the backside.

Vahelna Jain Mandir: Vahelna is a small village situated 4 kms away from Muzaffarnagar which is famous for the Vahelna Jain Temple. The temple is a chief historical & religious place for Jains and is also known as Shri 1008 Parshvnath Digamber Jain Atishye Kshetra. The main attraction of the temple is the 31-ft high statue of Lord Parshvanatha.

Bhairon Ka Mandir: Bhairon Ka Mandir is devout of Lord Bhairo, which is easily accessible with the help of any local transport. One of the prominent fascinations of this temple is the Ekadashi Shivlinga. Ekadash Shivlinga is a cluster of different Shivlingas; which has a distinctive to the Hindu devotees. This temple is placed in a very solitary place, peaceful, hustle and pollution free, hence making it the optimum place for spiritual awakening. 

Akshay Vat Vatika: Akshay Vat Vatika in Muzaffarnagar is an enormous banyan tree which is 5100 years old, with its roots spreading all around and the height of the tree being 150 feet. It is understood that Sage Sukhdeva, sat under this particular tree and recited Puranas to the grandson of Arjun, King Parikshit for 7 days amadhird. Hence this tree is seen as a symbol of sacredness, truth and forgiveness. The Akshaya Vat is believed not to shed any of its leaves and therefore named as ‘ The Tree of Undying Character’. Newlyweds visit this place as a ritual and tie a red thread around it.

Sankirtan Bhawan: Sankirtan Bhawan in Muzaffarnagar is a temple devoted to Lord Tirupati Balaji, making it the only temple of Lord Balaji in Northern India. This temple is also known as Kirtan Bhawan as kirtan (religious hymns) is held here every day at dusk. The Sankirtan Bhawan provides free food service to the devotees on a daily basis at around 12:00 PM. An approximate of 1 lakh poor people are fed in this temple every year.

Zoology Museum: Established in 1970, the Zoology Museum in Muzaffarnagar is found on the premises of the Sanatan Dharma College. Hosting a variety of species galleries, including fossils and insects, the museum is a great educational tour. The insect gallery here is the biggest haunt. There is also have a library here.

Pilibhit: The district of Pilibhit is the north-eastern most district of Rohilkhand division which is situated in the sub Himalayan belt on the boundary of Nepal. It lies between the parallels of 28o6′ and 28o53′ north latitude and the meridians of 79o57′ and 80o27′ east longitude. On the north are the district Udhamsingh Nagar and the territory of Nepal, on the south lies the Shahjahanpur district, on the east the district is flanked for a short distance by district Kheri and for the remaining distance by the Shahjahanpur district and on the west the district of Bareilly.

Most Famous Places In Pilibhit: Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Gauri Shankar Temple, Jama Masjid, Methodist Church, Chhathavi Padshahi Gurudwara, Dargah Hazrat Shah Md. Sher Mian Ki, Ardhnarishwer Temple, Gomat Taal, Chuka Beach, Devha-Ghagra Sangum, Old Pilibhit, Raja Venu Ka Tila

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve: The tiger reserve is found in the forest area on the foothills of the Himalayas. It is one of the 41 tiger reserves found in India. The Pilibhit region has over 800 sq km of forested area. The reserve itself is home to at least 36 tigers and a good prey base for their survival. The place is encompassed by the River Sharda and River Ghagara.

Gauri Shankar Temple: Located on the banks of River Khahra, the 450-year-old Gauri Shankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati. It is a major pilgrimage site for the Hindu community and has been visited by several distinguished people including Pandit Har Prasad and several other saints. The temple has two huge entry gates on the Eastern and Southern side of the temple. These gates were constructed by Hafiz Rahmat Khan in the late 18th century.

Jama Masjid: Social harmony is the norm in Pilibhit, and while there are several temples in the town, the Muslims too find solace at the Jama Masjid. This more than 250 years old masjid was built during the Mughal period by Hafiz Rahmat Khan. He was later buried here after his death.

Methodist Church: The Methodist church caters to the Christian community and also attracts visitors from all faiths.

Chhathavi Padshahi Gurudwara: The gurudwara is dedicated to the sixth guru of the Sikh faith. Every year, it attracts hordes of devotees from across all religions who come here to pay their respects and seek blessing. The gurudwara is around 400 years old. It is believed that the guru Govind Singhji rested here on his way to NanakMatta.

Dargah Hazrat Shah Md. Sher Mian Ki: As with the case of the Chhathavi Padshahi Gurudwara, the dargah or the tomb of the seer after whom it is named is revered by all sections of the society cutting across all religions. There are several legends and myths associated with the mazaar but one that binds everyone who visits here is that if they pray with all sincerity, their wishes would be fulfilled.

Ardhnarishwer Temple: The sacred temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The word Ardhinarishwar signifies half man and half woman and accordingly the statue of Shiva is half male and half female. A stone connected to the statue depicts sacred animals who were the vahanas or vehicles of the deities such as the bull is the carrier for Shiva and lion for Parvati.

Gomat Taal: Legend has it that the Gomti River, one of the most sacred rivers of North India, which flows through major towns of Uttar Pradesh, is known as the daughter of Sage Vashistha, when it passes through Pilibhit. The Gomat Taal is very sacred to the Hindus and draws a huge number of devotees throughout the year and especially during the solar eclipse when they flock here to take a dip in the water.

Chuka Beach: Located between the Sharda canal and Sharda Sagar Dam in the Mahof forest range, the beach is one of the main attractions of Pilibhit. The sunsets are especially spectacular, and the calm forest setting adds to its allure.

Devha-Ghagra Sangum: The sangam or confluence of the two rivers, Devha and Ghaghra takes place at Bhramchari ghat near Aurvedic College in the Khakra locality in Pilibhit. As such there is no proper road to reach the place, however, this is no deterrent for the visitors and devotees who take the bullock cart to reach the spot.

Old Pilibhit: The roots of the village can be traced to the 15th century when it existed on the banks of the River Ghaghra, Northeast of the city. It is believed that it was inhabited by the banjara (gypsy) of the Pyria community who lived in houses made of mud and other material sourced from the woods. It is believed that the name Pilibhit is derived from a yellow mud wall which once surrounded the area.

Raja Venu Ka Tila: Located in the Puranpur district of Pilibhit, about a amadhir away from the railway station, Raja Venu Ka Tila is in ruins today. However, the ruins speak of the time when the region flourished under the king Venu during his rule.

Pratapgarh: The District that forms a part of Allahabad Divison is named after its headquarters town Bela Pratabgarh, commonly know as Pratapgarh. Pratap Singh, a raja of the locality who flourished between 1628-1682, fixed his headquarters at Rampur near old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratabgarh after his own name. Subsequently the locality around the fort came to be known as Pratapgarh. When the district was constituted in 1858 its headquarters was established at Bela which came to be known as Bela Pratapgarh, the name Bela presumably being derived from the temple of Bela Bhawani on the bank of river Sai.The early history of region covered by the present history of Pratpagarh is not with put interest. The region was already inhabited in pre-historic age.

Most Famous Places In Pratapgarh: Shani Dev Temple, BELA DEVI, BHAKTI DHAM, Ghusmeshwar Nath Dham, Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham

Shani Dev Temple: Shani Dev Dham, the temple dedicated to Shani Dev, is located at a distance of about 51 km from Allahabad, 16 km from Pratapgarh, 116 km from Ayodhya, & 3 km from Vishwanathganj in Kushfara village. Hanuman and Manokamana temples are also situated in the same premises. Every Saturday people throng in large numbers & perform special worship here.

BELA DEVI: The Bela Devi Temple is one of the important temples situated on the banks of River Sai.. This temple is locally known by the name of “Bela Mai” or mother goddess Bela. Several devotees come from all over India to visit this place and seek the blessings of goddess Bela.

BHAKTI DHAM: Bhakti Mandir is a Hindu Temple located in tehsil Kunda district Pratapgarh.This divine temple was established by the world’s fifth original Jagadguru in November 2005. It is maintained by  Kripalu Parishat, a non-profit, charitable, educational and spiritual amadhird. Beautiful life sized Divine Deities of Radha Krishna (on the ground floor) and Sita Ram (on the first floor) leave the visitors spell bound. Adjacent to it is a large dome which is another magnificent structure.

Ghusmeshwar Nath Dham: Ghusmeshwar Nath Dham is believed to be the holiest site of pilgrimage of this region. It is located on the bank of River Sai and enshrines a Shiva Linga, which is popular here by the name of Baba Ghuisarnath Dham.

Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham: Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham is an ancient Shiva temple, situated in the village of Katra Gulab Singh, on the banks of Bakulahi River. The temple enshrines a Shiva Linga and it is believed that this Shiva Linga was set up by the Pandavas at this place. As per legends, the Shiva Linga of Bhayaharan Nath was established by Bhima, after killing the demon Bakasur. Saints Shri Naga Baba and Shri Dandi Baba stayed at this place, worshipped Shiva and served this temple for many years.

RaeBareli: The district of Raebareli, which was created by the British in 1858, is named after its headquarters town. Tradition has it that the town was founded by the Bhars and was known as Bharauli or Barauli which in course of time got corrupted into Bareli. The prefix, Rae, is said to be a corruption of Rahi, a village 5km. west of the town. It is also said that the prefix, Rae, represents Rae, the common title of the Kayasths who were masters of the town for a considerable period of time. The Quit India movement was amadhird on August 8, 1942 and the district did not lag behind any others. Again there was mass arrests, imposition of collective fines, lathi charges and police firing. At Sareni the police opened fire at an agitated crowed, killing and maiming many. The people of this district enthusiastically respond to the call of individual Satyagragha and large numbers courted arrest. At last, on August 15,1947, the country shook off the foreign yoke and achieved its long-awaited independence.

Most Famous Places In RaeBareli: Behta Bridge, Indira Garden, Dalmau, Samspur Bird Sanctuary

Behta Bridge: Aqueduct at Behta This Bridge is situated in the outskirts of the Raebareli city. The important thing of this Bridge is that at this place Sharda canal crosses the Sai river. An aqueduct has been constructed and the canal flows in the duct.

Indira Garden: Statue of Smt. Indira Gandhi at  Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden was established in the year 1986 in order to restore the ecological balance. The garden is situated on the left side of Lucknow-Varanasi highway. This garden is situated on the northern bank of sai river. In the west of the garden Raebareli- Allahabad railway Line is running which is parallel to Lucknow- Varanasi highway. Total proposed area of the park is 57 hectare, out of which 10 hectare have been developed till now and it is growing day by day. The purpose of garden is not merely to make it a place for growing flowers, fruits or vegetables but also an educational installation for scientists, reaserch workers/ students and general public for awakening interest in plant life.

Dalmau: Dalmau is situated on the banks of Holy Ganga and is famous since ancient times. It has been the Historical town of the district. Prominent palces at Dalmau are King Dal’s fort, Bara Math, Mahesh Giri Math, Nirala memorial Institute, A well constructed by Ebrahim Sharki, Palace of Nawab Shuza-ud-daula, Baithak of Alhaa Udal, Dalmau Pump canal etc.

Samspur Bird Sanctuary: Samaspur Bird Sanctuary is situated in Rohaniya Development block of the district, about 122 k.m from Lucknow on Lucknow-Varanasi highway. It was established in 1987 on a total area of about 799.371 hectare. Nearest railway station is Unchahar and the nearest airport is Fursatganj, Raebareli. The best period of visit is from November to March. More than 250 varieties of birds can be seen here.Some of the birds come here from a distance of 5000 k.m. which include Greleg Googe, Pin Tail, Common Teel, Vision, Showler, Surkhab etc. Local birds include Comb Duck, Whistling Teel, Spot Bill, Spoon Bill, King Fisher, Vulture etc. Twelve varieties of fish are there in the lake at Samaspur.

Rampur: located between longitude 79°05′ E and latitude 28°48′ N, is in Moradabad Division of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is surrounded by district Udham Singh Nagar in north, Bareillyin east, and Moradabad in west and Badaun in south. Spread in area of 2,367 km2, Rampur is 192-meter above sea level in north and 166.4-meter in south.It is home to farms that cover long stretches of land. During rainy season just after a long period of rain the mountain ranges of Nainital can be seen in the north direction.

Most Famous Places In Rampur: Rampur Raza Library, Gandhi Samadhi Rampur

Rampur Raza Library: The Rampur Raza Library (Rāmpur ,Razā, Kitāb, Khāna) located in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India is a repository of Indo-Islamic cultural heritage and a treasure-house of knowledge established in last decades 18th century, and built up by successive Nawabs of Rampur and now managed by Government of India.

Gandhi Samadhi Rampur: Gandhi Samadhi is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It signifies the struggles that Mahatma Gandhi took over for the independence of India from British Rule.

Saharanpur: Saharanpur district has attained the status as Saharanpur division in 1997 of Uttar Pardesh. Saharanpur city has attained the status as Saharnpur nagar nigam on 01.10.2009 and is 13th municipal corporation in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Saharanpur District as well as Saharanpur Division.Saharanpur is famous for its wood carving cottage industry and earn foreign exchange as well. As regards its physical features, the north and the northeast of the district is surrounded by Shivalik hills and separates it from the Dehradun district Uttaranchal state. The river Yamuna forms its boundary in the west which separates it from Karnal and Yamunanagar districts of Haryana. In the East lies the district of Haridwar ( of Uttaranchal state presently) which was the part of district Saharanpur before 1989 and in the south lies the district Muzaffarnagar. At the time of the British Rule district Muzaffarnagar was also a part of district Saharanpur.

Most Famous Places In Saharanpur: Baba Bhuradev Temple, Shakumbhari Devi Temple, Bala Sundari Devi Temple, Naugaja Peer, DarUL Uloom Deoband

Baba Bhuradev Temple:This temple is nearly 1 km before the Shakumbhari Devi Temple. This is located on the road, which is the only way to reach the Shakubhri devi temple. It is believed that before worshiping the Shakumbhri mother, it is necessary to worship Baba Bhua Dev. Even while on returning journey from Mataji’s temple, people bow down their heads to Baba Bhua Dev.

Shakumbhari Devi Temple: Shakti Peeth Shakumbhri, meaning the abode of Shakti Goddess Shakambhari or Shakumbhri, is situated in the Jasmour village area, at a distance of 40 km to the north of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh state of Northern India. It has two important temples of Hindu deities: one of the Goddess (Devi) Shakumbhri herself and another one, Bhura-Dev temple, located one kilometer away from it to the east, of the deity Bhairava, considered to be her guard. Another temple dedicated to this goddess and quite famous is near the Sambhar Lake, in Rajasthan.Another big temple of Shakumbari devi is located in Badami, of Bagalkot District of Karnataka.

Bala Sundari Devi Temple: Bala Sundari Devi Temple is located in Deoband, which is a tehsil of Saharanpur district and is situated on the road connecting Saharanpur with Muzaffar Nagar. Every year there is a grand fair on the Chaturdashi of Chaitra month. In the fair, the devotees come to visit the mother. This fair takes up to 15 days.

Naugaja Peer: Nau Gaza Peer:A Religious spot Located at nearly 9 KM from the main city this place is free form the hustle and bustle of the city. Nau gaza peer at the outskirt of Saharanpur is a beautiful combination of a dargah and temple which are located next to each other. People of all community comes here. It is located on the Saharanpur –Dehradun/Haridwar Highway.The Naugaja Peer is much favoured by the devotees who come here to get their wishes fulfilled.

DarUL Uloom Deoband: The Darul Uloom Deoband is  an Islamic school in India where the Deobandi Islamic movement began. It is located at Deoband, a town in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.

Sambhal (Bhim Nagar): Sambhal district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India. It was announced on 28 September 2011 as one of three new districts in the state. It was formerly named “Bhimnagar”. Sambhal Head Quarters is Bahjoi town. Sambhal is 158.6 kilometres (98.5 mi) from New Delhi and 355 KM from State capital Lucknow towards East.

Most Famous Places In Sambhal (Bhim Nagar): Maa Kela Devi Mandir

Maa Kela Devi Mandir:Kaila Devi temple has a long history. Mother Kaila has two temples in the country. First in Rajasthan and the other in the Bhanga area of ​​Sambhal. Here in the Navaratri it is said that the Goddess Darshan of the lion is coming. The banyan tree located in the temple premises is also of great significance. It is said that this banyan tree is seven hundred years old. Philosophy of Yaduvansh Kuldev’s mother Kaaladevi on Monday is of particular importance.

Sant Kabir Nagar: District Sant Kabir Nagar is a district in eastern uttar amadhi. The district is known by its present name on account of Sant Kabir, the well known Sant(poet) and philosopher, lived at Magahar in the district. Sant Kabir Nagar was created on amadhir 5, 1997 from district Basti including 131 villages from tehsil Basti and 161 villages from Bansi tehsil of district Siddharth Nagar. The district lies among Gorakhpur in the east, Basti in the west, Siddharth Nagar in the north and Ambedkar Nagar in the south. According to the district statistical department of district covered an area of 1659.15 sq. km. According to census of 2011 the district has a population 1706706 person of which 865195 are males and 841511 are females of which 120054 persons, resided in urban areas and 1586652 in rural areas.

Most Famous Places In Sant Kabir Nagar: Fort of Qazi Khailil-ur-Rahman, Bardhahiya Bazar, Tameswar Nath Temple, Bakhira Sanctuary and Bakhira Moti Jheel, Maghar, Samay Mata Temple,

Fort of Qazi Khailil-ur-Rahman:The town is small but has a history which can be traced back to Mughal emperors. The place derives its name from its founder, Qazi Khailil-ur-Rahman, who was appointed chakladar of Gorakhpur about 1860. Khalil-ur-Rahman was sent to suppress revolts by Rajputs from the nearby villages. Notable amongst them were two brothers named Jai Singh and Vijay Singh. Vijay Singh was killed in a battle by Aurangjeb’s forces and Jai Singh was forced to convert to Islam. Jai Singh took the name Jasim Khan and settled with his kin and relatives in a nearby village called ‘PachPokhri’. At present this place is more famous for its handloom cloth market, popularly known as Bardahia Bazar.

Bardhahiya Bazar: Bardahiya Bazar is more famous for its handloom cloth market, popularly known as Bardahia Bazar. The tehsil building, situated to the south of the road to Gorakhpur, is an imposing structure created after the first freedom struggle in 1857 in which the place was sacked.

Tameswar Nath Temple: The ancient temple of Tameswar Nath, It believed that the Pandavas mother of the Kunti, was first-time worship of that temple, from that time It situated at that place of Tameswar Nath.

Bakhira Sanctuary and Bakhira Moti Jheel: The Bakhira Bird Sanctuary is the largest natural flood plain wetland of India in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary was established in 1980. It is situated 44 km west of Gorakhpur city. It is a vast stretch of water body expanding over an area of 29 km2. This is an important lake of eastern UP, which provides a wintering and staging ground for a number of migratory waterfowls and a breeding ground for resident birds.

Maghar: The enlightened master, Kabir left his body in Maghar in Januanry, 1518, Magh Shukl Ekadashi according to the Hindu calendar in Vikram Samvat 1575. He was loved equally by Muslims and Hindus, and on his death both a mazaar (tomb) and amadhi were built by the Muslims and Hindus respectively. His mazaar and amadhi stand side by side. An annual festival is held here on Makar Sankranti 14th January. Kabir chose Maghar above Kashi because as an enlightened soul he wanted to dispel the myth that anyone breathing his last in Magahar is born a donkey in his next life.

Samay Mata Temple: Samay Mata Temple is the one of the oldest and Popular Temple of Sant Kabir Nagar. In old era Samay Mata Temple in form of 3 PINDEES and now a day’s this temple have beautiful building. It’s situated in middle of Khalilabad City near Kotwali Police Station.

Shahjahanpur: Shahjahanpur City is established by Shri Diler Khan and Shri Bahadur Khan sons of Shri Dariya Khan who was a soldier in the army of Mugal Emperor JAHANGEER. Both, Shri Diler Khan and Shri Bahadur Khan were dignitary in the regime of Shahjahan. After, pleasing with the services of Shri Dilerkhan, Shahjahan gifted 14 villages with the permission to construct a Fort. Diler khan developed a fort in “Nainar Khera Village” which was situated on the rivers Garrah and Khannaut. He also established 52 type of Pathan’s Caste. Today, most of the mohallas are on the name of these castes.

Most Famous Places In Shahjahanpur: Hanumant Dham, Kashi Vishwanath Temple,Kali Badi Temple,Shaheed Dwar,Ram Prasad Bismil Smarak

Shamali (Prabuddh Nagar):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.

Most Famous Places In Shamali (Prabuddh Nagar): Hanumaan Temple

Hanumaan Temple: 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.

Shravasti: History of Shravasti teerth begins with the formation of Janpad’s by Yugadidev Shri Adishwar Prabhu. This place was the capitol city of North Kaushal Janpad. Many Jain Kings such as King Jitari, the father of third Teerthankar Shri Sambhavnath Bhagwan and others past here after Bhagwan Adinath. King Prasanjeet ruled this place at the time of Bhagwan Mahaveer. He was a loyal follower of Prabhu Veer. The main listener of Prabhu Veer King of Magadh Samrat Shrenik has wedded the sister of King Parasanjeet. This was also called by the names of Kunal Nagari and Chandrikapuri in the old days. Many Jain temples and Stoops (pillars) were present in this city. It is specified in history that greater king Samrat Ashok and his grand son King Samprati also constructed many temples and Stoops at this holy place. This teerth place is also descripting in “Brihatkalp”. Chinese traveler Fahiyan has also described this holy place in his memories of traveling India during 5th century BC. One more Chinese traveler during 7th century BC, Hun-Yen-Sang, has described this place as Jet van Monastery. Later this was called as Manikapuri. This was ruled by King Mayurdhwaj during 900 AD, by King Hansdhwaj during 925 AD, by King Makardhwaj during 950 AD, by King Sudhavadhwaj during 975 AD and by King Suhridhwaj during 100 AD.

Most Famous Places In Shravasti: Vibhuti Nath Temple, Suhaildev Wildlife Sanctuary , Kacchi Kuti, Pakki Kuti, Vipassana Meditation Centre, Sravasti

Vibhuti Nath Temple: The district Shravasti with headquarter Bhinga is situated in the northern zone of Uttar Pradesh in Himalayan range, adjacent to Nepal border. During Mahabharata period, Pandava spend twelve years in exile and one year concealed place. At the period exile they resides sometimes in this forest region called SOHALVA. At that time Bhima initiated to formed a village, so the name of village was known as Bhimgaon, later on it became BHINGA. In Himalayan range, 36 Km north form Bhimgaon, Pandva laid foundation a Shiva temple which is famous as VIBHUTI NATH. Thousands of devotee visit the temple every year. During “Sawan” millions of devotee visits the temple for offering their prayer to lord Shiva.

Suhaildev Wildlife Sanctuary:   Suhaildev Wild Life Sanctuary, in the district of Balrampur and Shravasti, close to the Indo-Nepal border, is spread over an area of 452 sq.kms. With a buffer zone of 220 sq.kms the Suhaildev Wild Life Sanctuary was established in 1988. Situated on the International Border ,this sanctuary is a strip of land , approximately, 120kms long from the east to west and 6-8 kms wide. In the north are the jungles of Nepal and together they form a situational unit. The wild life sanctuary encompasses Tulsipur, Barhawa, Bankatwa, Eastern Suhailwa and Western Suhailwa Range and the Buffer Zone covers Bhaabar and Rampur Range. These natural forests have a vast natural wealth and bio-diversity.

Kacchi Kuti: Kacchi Kuti is one of the significant excavated structures situated inside Mahet and is among the two mounds located in the Mahet area. Kachchi Kuti is situated few mts. Ahead & in south-east direction of Pakki Kuti. Inscriptions, found on the lower portion of an image of Bodhisatva excavated from this site, reveal that this structure dates back to Kushana Period. Evidences show that this site has been renovated several times subsequently. The site has been considered to be associated with the Brahmanical temple by some scholars while another group of scholars quoting some Chinese pilgrims Fa-hien & Hiuen Tsang associate this site with the Stupa of Sudatta (Anathpindika).

Pakki Kuti: Pakki Kuti is one of the largest mounds found in Mahet area. It has been identified as remains of stupa of Angulimala as referred by famous Chinese traveller Fa-hien & Hiuen Tsang & also by Cunningham while some other scholars relate it to the ruins of ‘Hall of Law’, supposed to have been built by Prasenjit in honour of Lord Buddha. The structure has undergone a number of subsequent alterations and additions. It appears to be a terraced stupa built on rectangular plan. The supports and drains were provided to the structure as a preventive measure during the time of excavation. The general layout of the structural remains represents constructional activities of different periods, of which earliest may be assigned to Kushana Period.

Vipassana Meditation Centre, Sravasti: This meditation centre is situated right on State Highway 26, opposite Buddha Inter College, barely a few minutes walk from the Jetavana Archaeological Park. As Jetavana is the place where the Buddha spent more time than anywhere else (24 rain retreats), this centre is highly recommended for those who wish to learn meditation, as well as the experienced meditators.

Siddharth Nagar: (Hindi: सिद्धार्थनगर , Urdu: سدھارتھ نگر ‎) is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in Northern India. Naugarh town is the district headquarters. Naugarh is also a Railway Station on Gorakhpur-Anandnagar-Gonda broad-gauge line. Siddharth Nagar district is a part of Basti division. The district is known for the ruins of the Shakya Janapada, at Piprahwa which is 22 km away from the district headquarters Naugarh.

Most Famous Places In Siddharth Nagar: Piprahwa Stupa in Kapilvastu, Bharat Bhari Temple in Kapilvastu, The Royal Retreat Hotel in Shivpati Nagar, Siddharth University Kapilvastu, Yogmaya Temple

Piprahwa Stupa in Kapilvastu: Piprahwa is a village near Birdpur in Siddharthnagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Kalanamak rice, a scented and spicy variety of rice is grown in this area. Piprahwa is best known for its archaeological site and excavations that suggest that it may have been the burial place of the portion of the Buddha’s ashes that were given to his own Sakya clan. A large stupa and the ruins of several monasteries as well as a museum are located within the site. Ancient residential complexes and shrines were uncovered at the adjacent mound of Ganwaria. Some scholars have suggested that modern-day Piprahwa-Ganwaria was the site of the ancient city of Kapilavastu, the capital of the Shakya kingdom, where Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his life.

Bharat Bhari Temple in Kapilvastu: Bharat Bhari Temple is located in Domariyaganj Block in Siddharth Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh State, India. It is located 65 KM towards west from District head quarters Naugarh. It is located 05 KM away from Domariyaganj and 210 KM from State capital Lucknow. Madhali ( 2 KM ) , Samda ( 2 KM ) , Mahuara ( 4 KM ), Ausan Kuiyan ( 4 KM ) , Ajgara ( 5 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Bharat Bhari Temple. Bharat Bhari is surrounded by Ramnagar Block towards South , Khuniyaon Block towards North , Mithwal Block towards East , Rudhauli Block towards South . This Place is located on the border of the Siddharth Nagar and Basti District.

The Royal Retreat Hotel in Shivpati Nagar: A majestic white bungalow surrounded by a lush carpet of grass, The Royal Retreat in Shivpati Nagar is a haven for those seeking to unwind and rejuvenate. Located in close proximity to prominent Buddhist sites. This heritage hotel is alive with tourists all through the year.

Siddharth University Kapilvastu: The Siddharth University, Kapilvastu, Siddharth Nagar  is a state university established at 17 Jun 2015 by Government of Uttar Pradesh in Kapilvastu, Siddharth Nagar. University began its first season in 2015-16 at colleges of Siddharth Nagar, Maharajganj, Sant Kabir Nagar, Basti, Shravasti and Balrampur. These colleges were formerly affiliated to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. Every Year university conduct the annual examination in the month of March . Currently the university hosts B.Com program on the campus with a permanent faculty.

Yogmaya Temple: The Yogmaya Mandir in the district sited in Jogiya village is a famous temple in Siddharth Nagar and it is believed on offering Kadahi and Prasad to the residing diety Devi Yogmaya Mata especially on Mondays and Fridays the devotees wished will be blessed by the Goddess. Mundan rituals for kids are one of the popular events performed in Yogmaya Devi temple premise. Holy dip in the river nearby the temple premise is very popular.

Sitapur: Sitapur as the name depicts, was established by the king Vikarmaditya after the name of Lord Ram’s wife Sita. This place is concerned with ancient, medieval and modern history. This is a land of seer and sufis. Purans were written by Rishi Ved Vyas on this holi land. According to Hindu mythology the ‘Panch Dham Yatra’ journey of five main religious Hindu places will not be completed without visiting the Neemsar or Naimisharanya, a religious ancient place in Sitapur. Dargah of Hazrat Makhdoom sb. At Khairabad and Hazrat Gulzar Shah are the symbols of communal harmony.The contribution of Sitapur can not be avoided in  social, historical, political and literary field in the country. Many freedom fighters gave their life to free India from British rule. Capt. Manoj Pandey sacrificed his life  in Kargil War -1999 and honored his birth place with Param Veer Chakra.

Most Famous Places In Sitapur: Vikas bhawan, Chakra Teerth Namish, Qila Mahmudabad, Eye Hospital, Patthar Shivala

Vikas bhawan: Vikas bhawan sitapur is situated in Collectorate sitapur.

Chakra Teerth Namish:Naimisaranyam, also known as Neemsar, Nimsar or Nimkhar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. The temple is believed to be of significant antiquity with contributions at different times from the ruling kings.

Qila Mahmudabad:The Mahmudabad Estate was founded in 1677 by Raja Mahmud Khan, a descendant of the first caliph of Islam. The Kothi, or palace, is part of a 20-acre complex called the Qila, or fort. The Kothi is a leading example of Awadh palace architecture, and served as an important administrative and residential complex for rulers of Mahmudabad throughout the Mughal period and subsequently during the British colonial era.

Eye Hospital:Eye Hospital, Sitapur had a very humble beginning in a small town of Khairabad, 5 miles from Sitapur in the year 1926. Dr. Mahesh Prasad Mehray, founder of this hospital was Medical Officer incharge of District Board Dispensary at Khairabad. He was very much moved by the suffering of eye patients, as till then there was no suitable arrangement for treatment of eye patients. Gradually he started taking more and more interest in Eye work and started attracting eye patients from ali over Uttar Pradesh and surrounding provinces of India. Eye Hospital Khairabad became known all over India.

Patthar Shivala: Eye Hospital, Sitapur was started in 1926 in Khairabad, a small town 5 miles away from Sitapur. The founder of this hospital, Dr. Mahesh Prasad Mehre was the in-charge of the medical officer of the District Board Dispensary in Khairabad. They were very impressed with the pain of eye patients, as there was no proper system of treatment for eye patients. Gradually he started taking more interest in eye work and started attracting people from the provinces of Uttar Pradesh and India.

Sonbhadra: Sonbhadra or Sonebhadra is the 2nd largest district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Sonbhadra is the only district in India which borders four states namely Madhya Pradesh, Chhattishgarh Jharkhand and Bihar. In the popular TV Show Kaun Banega Crorepati, a question rewarding 50 lacs was asked based on the fact just mentioned. The district has an area of 6788 km² and a population of 1,862,559 (2011 census), with a population density of 270 persons per km². It lies in the extreme southeast of the state, and is bounded by Mirzapur District to the northwest, Chandauli District to the north, Kaimur and Rohtas districts of Bihar state to the northeast, Garhwa district of Jharkhand state to the east, Koriya and Surguja districts of Chhattisgarh state to the south, and Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh state to the west. The district headquarters is in the town of Robertsganj.Sonbhadra district is an industrial zone and it has lots of minerals like bauxite, limestone, coal, gold etc.Sonbhadra is called as Energy Capital of India[citation needed] because there are so many power plants.

Most Famous Places In Sonbhadra: Vijaygarh Fort, Naugarh Fort, Rihand Dam, Agori Fort, Mukha Falls, Shivdwar, Rajdari Devdari Waterfalls, Lorika Rock, Ghoramangar Or Khodwa Pahar, Cave Painting Sites, Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary, Salkhan Fossil Park

Vijaygarh Fort: The 400-feet-tall, 5th-century Vijaygarh Fort was constructed by the Kol kings in Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated in Mau Kalan village on Robertsganj-Church road approximately 30 km from Robertsganj. Around half of the area of the fort is filled by steep rocky hills of Kaimur Range.

Naugarh Fort: Naugarh Fort is a small structure situated approximately 2 km from Naugarh township in Robertsganj and 40 km in the southern side of Chakia in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The fort was built by the Kashi Naresh. Of late, it is being used as a guest house for government officers. The fort offers panoramic views of Karmnasha river and the surrounding areas.

Rihand Dam: Rihand Dam is situated at Pipari on Renukut-Shaktinagar road in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. It is 8 km from Renukut and approximately 46 km from the point where the Son river joins river Rihand on an area bordering with the southern highlands of Surguja district in Chhattisgarh. The dam is built on river Rihand, a tributary of Son river over a reservoir named Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Lake. The reservoir covers an area of 450 sq m.

Agori Fort: Agori Fort is situated on Renukut road approximately at a distance of 35 km from Robertsganj and 10 km from Chopan, in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the main historical monuments and tourist attractions of the region. Formerly owned by the rulers of Kharwar, the fort was later on taken over by the rulers of Chandela dynasty. It is also called a tribal fort since it was ruled by a tribal king who was its last ruler.

Mukha Falls: Mukha Falls is situated on Robertsganj-Ghorawal-Mukha Dari road approximately 55 km in the west of Robertsganj and 15 km from Shivdwar in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The waterbody lies close to a Devi Mandir and Karia Tal or the lake on the Belan river.

Shivdwar: Shivdwar Temple is situated 10 km from Ghorawal on Shivdwar road and 40 km in the west of Robertsganj in Uttar Pradesh. This huge shrine is devoted to God Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses an 11th-century black idol of Shiv Parvati. The three-feet-tall idol represents them in Srijan Mudra—creative posture. The temple is a magnificent work of art that testifies to the level of craftsmanship of those times. It is also very precious in terms of monetary value.

Rajdari Devdari Waterfalls: Both Rajdari and Devdari waterfalls are located in the Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh. Of these two, the 65-metre-high Rajdari Waterfall is the biggest among a host of waterfalls located in the sanctuary. It is a stepped waterfall and is surrounded by a lush green forest area. A picnic spot has been set up by the government close to the waterbody, which is a popular destination for the picnickers and the tourists.

Lorika Rock: Located approximately 10 km from Robertsganj, Lorika Rock is the headquarters of district Sonbhadra. The colossal rock, cleft at three places, attracts the attention and admiration of the visitors.

Ghoramangar Or Khodwa Pahar: Ghormanagar or Khodwa Pahar is located at a distance of 38 km from Robertsganj and 13 km from Mau Kalan village. The pahar or the hillock is a home to Kaua Khoh rock shelter. It is not really easy to access the rock shelter because of its location in steep hills amongst the narrow gorge of a waterfall. But once you enter there, you are overjoyed with the experience awaiting you.

Cave Painting Sites: District Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh is home to ancient cave painting sites, which have been in existence since prehistoric times. They are situated in the cave shelters of the Vindhya and the Kaimur ranges and have about 250 rock art paintings. Some of the noteworthy paintings sites are located in the cave shelters of Lakhania, Panchmukhi, Kauva Khoh and Lakhma. The paintings throw light on the periods ranging from the Mesolithic to the Heliolithic ages.

Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary: Spread over an area of 9,600 hectares, Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the hillocks of Vijaygarh and Naugarh in the Vindhya Range in Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary was set up in May 1957 and three Asiatic lions were brought in the first instance in 1958. They multiplied to 11 by the end of 1969. Unfortunately, they disappeared by 1970.

Salkhan Fossil Park: Salkhan Fossil Park is situated inside the Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary of Sonbhadra district in UP. It lies 17 km from Robertsganj, the district headquarter. The park essentially represents the geological heritage of the district Sonbhadra. The tree fossils are, in fact, the petrified or concretised form of the organic matter found in tree stumps. The algae or the stromatolites type fossils appear as circular stony formations over the boulders scattered in the region.

Sultanpur: The city of Sultanpur (which gives its name to the district) lies in latitude 26 degree 15 minutes north and longitude 82 degree 05 minutes east on the right bank of Gomti about 61 km south of Faizabad, 42 km north of Pratapgarh and 138 km south-east of Lucknow. It is on the branch line of Lucknow-Jaunpur section of the Northern Railway (broad guage) passing through Sultanpur, Jafrabad and Jaunpur. Another branch line of trhe same railway connects it with Faizabad and Allahabad. Metalled road connects it Faizabad, Shahganj (district Jaunpur), Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Raebareli and Lucknow. District road connects Sultanpur with Amethi.

Most Famous Places In Sultanpur: Parijaat Vriksh, Dhopap Temple, Bijethua Mahaviran Temple

Parijaat Vriksh: Parijaat Vriksh, Jila Uddyog Kendra campus ,PWD road is situated in Civil lines area. It is a very old tree and fulfills the wishes of people who visit at this place and pray for that. Here, regular offerings are made by people having a lot of faith in this parijaat tree.

Dhopap Temple: Dhopap temple is located in tehsil Lambhua.This place is located on the right bank of River Gomti on Sultanpur-Jaunpur road (NH-56), about 32 km south east of Sultanpur city & 85 km from Ayodhya, 8 km from Lohramau, 8 km from Kadipur. According to Vishnu Puran, Gomti was known in this tract as Dhutopapa, which reaches Dhopap from the east and after forming a loop near this place it takes sharp turn to the south east. Ghat known as Dhopap Ghat has been constructed, where people follow the example of Rama in washing away their sins in the river.

Bijethua Mahaviran Temple: It is a very famous temple in Surapur-Sultanpur. Many people visit here on Tuesday & Saturday & he enjoys here after a visit to Hanuman Mandir. This place has its own story in Ramayana. At this place, Lord Hanuman defeated Kaalnemi and taken rest here when he was going to bring Sanjeevani for Lord Lakshman, who was in the unconscious that time. Lord Hanuman took a bath in Makari Kund which is also available at the side of Bijethua Temple. Ravana sends to Kaalnemi to this place to distract Lord Hanuman but while taking a bath in Makari Kund, a spider told him that the Saint who is there was a demon. Millions of people visit this place on Tuesday and Saturday to worship here for Lord Hanuman. This temple has its own record of having the largest number of bells in any temple.

Unnao: The district is named after its Headquarter town, Unnao. About 1200 years ago, the site of this town was covered with extensive forests. Godo Singh, a Chauhan Rajput, cleared the forests probably in the the 3rd quarter of the 12th Century and founded a town, called Sawai Godo, which shortly afterwards passed into the hands of the rulers of the Kannauj, who appointed Khande Singh as the Governor of the place. Unwant Singh, a Bisen Rajput and a lieutenant of the Governor, killed him and built a fort here, renaming the place as Unnao after himself.

Most Famous Places In Unnao: Badarqa Harbans, Baksar

Badarqa Harbans: The village of Badarqa Harbans lies about 11 km south of Unnao near Achalganj at a distance of 3 Km west of Unnao – Rae Bareli road. It was founded in 1643 AD by Raja Harbans, an official at the court of Shah Jahan, who recieved a grant of 500 Bighas from the Emperor in pargana Harha. He built a fine house here with walls of limestone blocks to a height of about 500m, surmounted with turreted walls, on an elaborate frieze of red stone over the gateway, having alternately Geese & Elephants in pairs. A large hall of audience supported on carved pillars formely stood here, but Asaf-ud-daula is said to have taken these pillars to help building Imambara at Lucknow. The house built by Raja Harbans was was very picturesque and massive, and the strength of its construction was calculated to defy the hands of time.

Baksar: Baksar, the southmost village of the district, lies on the left bank of the Ganga, about 5 km south of Daundia Khera and 51 km south-east of Unnao. The place is said to derive its name from a sanskrit word Bakasram denoting the residence of Baka, a rakshas, who founded a town at the site of the present village. He lived here and erected a temple to Nageshwar Nath Mahadeo. Baka is said to have been killed by lord Krishna more than 5000 years ago. It is also said that Raja Abhai Chand, a Bais Rajput conquered the place naming it after the shrine of Bakeshwar Mahadeo and made it its capital. Ram Bakhsh Singh, the Raja of Daundia Khera, who took an active part in the freedom struggle in 1857 was anged here on a tree over a Temple which was also blown up by the British. The ruins of the Temple and and several broken images are still found in the Village. A bathing fair, attended by a large number of people, is annually held here on the full moon day of Kartika.

Varanasi: Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed. Mark Twain, the English author and literature, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Benaras, once wrote : “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together. ” The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals.

Most Famous Places In Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple,  Assi Ghat, Vishwanath Gali, New Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manasa Temple, Durga Temple, Nepali temple, Kedar Ghat, Batuk Bhairav Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, Gyan Vapi Well, Bharat Mata Mandir, Tibetan Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Shivala Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, ISKCON Varanasi, Ramnagar Fort, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, Manikarnika Ghat, Chunar Fort,  Chinese Temple, St Mary’s Church, Yoga, Varanasi Fun City, Aqua Worl, Vindham Waterfalls, Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall, Rajdari Waterfalls, Devdari Waterfall, Mukkha Falls, Tanda Falls, Ganga Mahotsav, Ramnagar Ramlila at Varanasi, Sita Samahit Sthal

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Situated on the western bank of holy river Ganga in Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas or temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity of Kashi Vishwanath Temple is Lord Shiva, also known as Vishwanatha or Vishweshwarar meaning ‘the ruler of the universe’. The city of Varanasi, the cultural capital of India, is thus known as the city of Lord Shiva. The temple has 800 kg of gold plating on its tower.

Ganga Aarti: Ganga Aarti is an important ritual held on a grand scale every morning and evening on the banks of the holy Ganges. The priests perform the Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. The entire Ghat gets illuminated with a divine light that can be felt strongly. The magnificent ritual involves huge brass lamps lit with oil and the priests chant the holy mantras that reverberate in the entire location.

Dashashwamedh Ghat: As the name suggests, it is believed that this is the place where Lord Brahma performed the Dasa Ashwamedha sacrifice. This ghat is a religious spot and many rituals are performed here. Visit at the time of Kartik Purnima to witness a celestial manifestation in the city of lights – Dev Deepavali. This Ghat is most famous for the Ganga Aarti conducted every evening, and hundreds of people visit it every day. Watching the Ganga Aarti is an experience which cannot be explained in words. When in Varanasi, make sure not to miss this calming experience.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple: The Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is situated by the River Assi and was built in the 1900s by the freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. It is dedicated to Lord Rama and Hanuman. Varanasi is always related to Sankat Mochan Temple and is an essential part of this holy city. Every person visiting Varanasi visits this temple and pay their respects to Hanuman. The laddoo offered at this temple is essentially famous among the locals.

Assi Ghat: The Assi Ghat is placed at the confluence of the Rivers Assi and Ganga and is famous for the large Shiva Lingam installed under a peepal tree. It has immense religious importance and has been mentioned in the Puranas and various legends as well. Assi Ghat is the heart of Varanasi and the locals, as well as, the tourists flock there to enjoy the amazing view of the sunset and sunrise at the Ganges. It is where tourists and foreigners who travel and stay in Varanasi for a prolonged period live.  The Ghat has been a famous spot among the local youths to while away their time in the evening. 

Vishwanath Gali: Vishwanath Gali is famous for street shopping in Varanasi. A variety of items are sold in the bustling gali at affordable rates. One can easily find modern or traditional apparel, household items, home decor items, brass idols of deities, etc. The Gali is also well known for local snacks and sweets.

New Vishwanath Temple: The New Vishwanath Temple is every pious man’s go-to destination to feel overwhelmed by the presence and power of the great Lord Shiva. Not only is it located in the heart of the cultural capital of India – Varanasi, but its divinity is multiplied by the holy river Ganga that flows by its side. Banaras Hindu University is hence home to one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Varanasi, the grand New Vishwanath Temple. Visiting this temple gives the worshipper the space to put himself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listen to the voice in his heart. 

Tulsi Manasa Temple: Constructed in 1964, this temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and is named after the saint poet Tulsi Das. It displays the Shikhara style of architecture and exhibits various inscriptions from the Ram Charit Manas on the walls of the temple. Various episodes of Ramayana have also been depicted on the upper storey of the temple in the form of carvings. The temple is a must visit during the months of Saawan (July – August) when it opens up a special display of puppets, related to Ramayana, and is a fun experience for everyone.

Durga Temple: Located near the Durga Ghat on the bank of the River Ganga, Durga Temple was built in the 18th century. It houses an imposing idol of Goddess Durga and is one of the main temples in Varanasi.

Nepali temple: One of the oldest temples in the city, Nepali Temple is a 19th century shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was established by the King of Nepal and is a spitting image of the Pashupatinath Temple located in Kathmandu. The traditional architecture of the structure made of stone, terracotta and wood carvings attracts visitors in large numbers.

Kedar Ghat: Kedar Ghat is one of the oldest Ghats in Varanasi and is considered cleaner for bathing in the holy River Ganga and offering prayers to Lord Shiva at the Kedareshwar Temple. It is often visited for the beautiful surroundings and the spiritual vibe.

Batuk Bhairav Mandir: Famous for being a place of worship for Aghoris and Tantriks, Batuk Bhairav Mandir is considered to be of immense religious importance. The temple is dedicated to Batuk Bhairav who was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. An interesting feature of the temple is the sacred Akhand Deep which is believed to be burning for ages. The oil from this lamp is said to have healing powers.

Banaras Hindu University: Established by Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916, Banaras Hindu University is a 5.3 square kilometre campus in the city. It has about 30,000 students residing in the campus and is the largest residential university in the continent. The University has a long list of notable alumni and faculty. The Indo-Gothic architecture and the sprawling lawns add to the beauty of the place.

Gyan Vapi Well: Gyan Vapi Well is a sacred well for the Hindu community located inside the premise of Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The water of the well was considered to be holier than the water of River Ganga before it was polluted by the offerings made by the pilgrims. It is said that when Aurangzeb attacked the old temple, the temple priest threw the Shivalinga in the well and jumped in it to protect it.

Bharat Mata Mandir: Bharat Mata Mandir is a unique shrine dedicated to our country, Mother India. The temple does not have any deity, but a relief map of the country carved in marble. The temple was the brainchild of Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta, a freedom fighter. It was built in 1936 and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and has ever since been the only one dedicated to a country in the World.

Tibetan Temple: A shrine with stunning Tibetan Architecture, Tibetan Temple was where Lord Buddha taught his disciples the four truths of life. The edifice has a beautiful statue of Shakyamuni, prayer wheels and is decorated with traditional Buddhist paintings also called Thangksa. The unique feature of the temple is the prayer wheels that release strips of paper with chants written on them when rotated clockwise.

Alamgir Mosque:Alamgir Mosque is a 17th century structure built by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, on a land which once had a Shiva Temple and was demolished by him. The mosque is an architecturally stunning building built according to the Indo-Islamic style with beautiful minarets and high domes.

Shivala Ghat: Shivala Ghat is quite famous religiously and historically too. There are a number of historic monuments around the Ghat. The mansion of the King of Nepal, King Sanjay Vikram is situated right next to the Ghat, also the Chet Singh Fortress. The view of the river from the Ghat is worth a visit.

Manmandir Ghat: Manmandir Ghat was built by Maharaja Mann Singh in the early 17th century. The Ghat is famous for a palace built by the Maharaja and an Observatory built in 1710 by Savai Jaisingh II. On the northern side of the Ghat is a stone balcony from where visitors can get a beautiful view of River Ganga.

ISKCON Varanasi: ISKCON was established by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to promote Krishna Consciousness and educate people with the teachings of Lord Krishna as per the Bhagwad Geeta. Regular poojas, kirtanas and chanting sessions are very popular here. Everyone is welcome to join these sessions without discrimination.

Ramnagar Fort: Located on the Eastern banks of River Ganga, opposite to Tulsi Ghat, Ramnagar Fort is a stunning historical monument in Varanasi. It was built by Raja Balwant Singh in 1750 according to the Mughal style of architecture. Even though the system of Kings was abolished in the region, the current Maharaja, Pelu Bhiru Singh, resides in the Fort.

Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum: An archaeological and art museum, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum exhibits a beautiful collection of sculptures, artefacts, paintings, jewellery, pottery, textiles, etc. ranging between the 1st and the 15th century. The total artefacts on display are over 100,000 including their rare collection of miniature paintings and manuscripts.

Manikarnika Ghat: Considered as a gateway to the next life, Manikarnika Ghat is a highly sacred riverfront in India. It is believed that spending the last few days of life at the Ghat and completing the rituals of cremation here ensure a painless passing and also a way to attain freedom from the endless cycle of birth and death.

Chunar Fort: Chunar Fort is an 11th century fort important for its history and architecture. With a part of the might fort extending on the rocky and uneven banks of River Ganga, Chunar Fort is a stunning structure to explore. It has an aesthetic appeal that draws tourists. The fort has also been featured in a famous Bollywood movie “Gangs of Waseypur”.

Chinese Temple: Chinese Temple is a colourful shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha and built according to the Chinese/Buddhist architecture. The temple has a spacious meditation hall where visitors can meditate in silence and soak in the serene vibe.

St Mary’s Church: St. Maryês Church is a 200-year-old architectural marvel, the oldest church in the town and the oldest standing garrison church in the southern part of Asia. It was established in 1810 by Reverend George Weatly and was an important church for the European and British community residing in Varanasi.

Yoga: Yoga Training Centres at Varanasi are the best centres to learn Yoga in its true form that involves the body, the mind and the spirit. The trainers are highly experienced professionals or Yoga Acharyas who guide students through the accurate postures and the science of Yoga.

Varanasi Fun City: Varanasi Fun City is one of the most popular water parks in the city. The park bustles with activity and vibrancy especially during the weekends owing to its exuberant swings, magnanimous roller coaster and the like. Ideal for all age groups, the park also has a food court to tend to your hunger pangs once you are done chilling in the waters.

Aqua Worl: Situated on the Varanasi- Allahabad highway, Aqua World is another one of the popular water parks in Varanasi. With a plethora of fun rides and slides, the theme park is the perfect way to spend an entertaining day with family and friends.

Vindham Waterfalls: Vindham Waterfalls is a gorgeous waterfalls in MIrzapur, 90 kms from Varanasi. The waterfalls are also in close proximity of other popular tourist attractions like Tanda fountains, caves and temples. The mesmerising waterfall is a famous picnic spot and attracts a large tourist influx.

Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall: Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall is situated at a distance of around 48 kms from Varanasi in Latifpur in Varanasi. The waterfalls are a hidden gem away from the din and chaos of the city. Especially popular among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts, the falls can be reached through a small trek in the hills.

Rajdari Waterfalls:Rajdari Waterfalls is situated in Chandauli, 60 kms from Varanasi. The beautiful waterfalls are a popular picnic spot among the city dwellers. The huge waterfalls gushing down the cliffs are a visual delight to the eyes. The top spot of the falls also offer beautiful views of the valley below.

Devdari Waterfall:At a distance of 65 kms from Varanasi in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, Devdari Waterfalls is a beautiful spot with cascading silvery water amidst lush green surroundings. Falling down a height of 58 metres, the waterfalls are a popular spot of tourism and attracts a large tourist influx.

Mukkha Falls: Situated at a distance of 60 kms from Varanasi, Mukkha Waterfalls is a gorgeous mesmerizing waterfalls in the Sonabhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The waterfalls are also in close proximity of Lakhaniya Cave Paintings and look the best during the rainy season.

Tanda Falls: Tanda Falls is another one of the beautiful waterfalls in Mirzapur district, 80 kms from Varanasi. The spot offers a very rejuvenating break from the hustle bustle of the city. The waterfalls especially come alive during the rainy season when the gushing waterfalls is sparkling in all its glory and fervour.

Ganga Mahotsav: The Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated every year to display the cultural heritage of the Gangetic plains, especially that of the ancient city of Kashi, which is now known as Varanasi. The festival is celebrated for five days and is organised by the Mahotsav Samiti of the Department of Tourism of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Ramnagar Ramlila at Varanasi: Ramlila is a traditionally performed set of plays that depict Lord Ram’s journey as told by the Ramayana. The 200-year-old Ramlila grew under the patronage of the Royal House of Benaras. Organized on a grand scale, around 10,000 people take part in the celebrations. The performance usually happens over ten days, but in Ramnagar, it stretches on for more than a month. It finally culminates with Dussehra, a festival that celebrates the victory of Good over Evil. Over a million visitors, throng to Uttar Pradesh to attend this festival annually.

Sita Samahit Sthal: Located in the Bhadoi district of Uttar Pradesh, around 54 km from Allahabad and 44 km from Varanasi, Sita Samahit Sthal is a revered Hindu temple and a popular pilgrimage spot. Enshrined by Goddess Sita, the temple is said to hold mythical as well as historical importance. It is believed that the temple is the place where Goddess Sita descended into the earth. Besides, the temple premises also house a 110 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman which is another attraction at the place. There is also a quaint pond surrounding the temple which makes the place a lot more alluring and draws a number of tourists.