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Bithoor is a small town in Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. According to Hindu Mythology, this is the birth place for Luv and Kush who were the sons of Lord Rama. This place has a prominent place in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Earlier name of this place was Brahmavart. It is believed that when once universe was destroyed, Lord Vishnu and Brahma selected this place to reconstruct the universe and conducted Yagna here. So this place was named as Brahmavart. This is the birth place of Rani Lakshmi Bai.


What to see in Bithoor:

Valmiki Ashram: During the exile period, Goddess Sita resides here. She had given birth to Luv and Kush in this ashram. This is the place where Sage Valmiki had written Epic Ramayana. It is one of the holiest places to Hindu pilgrims.

Dhruva Teela: This place belongs to Dhruv. He was a mythological character. He meditated to Lord Shiva on one leg. God impressed to his meditation and said to shine all the time to come as a star.

Patthat Ghat: Unique art and architecture can be seen here. Tikait Rai, Minister of Avadh, laid a foundation stone of the Ghat in this place.

Brahmavart Ghat: It is believed that, this is the nail that was once part of Lord Brahma’s wooden slippers. Devotees after having bath at Ganga, they will pray to Lord Brahma.

Siddhidham Ashram: Visitors of this place can see beautiful artificial mount Kailash. Radha Krishna Temple is the other attraction of this place. It is having very big campus. Several temples can be seen in this ashram such as Nana Saheb Smarak, Jahangir Mosque, Haridham Ashram, Sai Baba Temple, Lav Kush Temple, Ram Janki temple. Other name of this ashram is Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj Ashram.

Ghats: Bithoor is famous for several Ghats. Highest numbers of Ghats are located in Varanasi. After that second place achieved by Bithoor by having 30 Ghats. Large number of temple situated near Ghats.

Forts: Several renowned freedom fighters such as Rani Lakshmi Bai, Tatya Tope, Nana Saheb struggled for independence from this place in 1857. At that time several forts are built here.


What to see around Bithoor:

Jaimau: During the historical period this place acted as kingdom Yayati. At that time it was called as Siddhapuri. Major attractions of this place are mausoleum of Makhdum Shah Ala-UL- Haq (Sufi Saint) which was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, Siddhnath and Siddha Devi Temple and a mosque built by Kulich Khan in 1679. It is located 22kms away from Bithoor.

Kanpur Memorial Church: In the memory of Britisher who died in the war of 1857, this was built. East Bengal railway architecture and Lombardic Gothic style can be seen on this church. This was constructed with bright red brick. It was designed by Walter Granville. It is located 25kms away from Bithoor.

Shri Radha Krishna Temple: This temple belongs to Radha Krishna. Other shrines of the temple are Hanuman, Narmadeshwar, Lakshminarayana, and Ardhnareswara. It is located 18kms from Bithoor.


Getting to Bithoor: It is well connected through road ways. From several cities of Uttar Pradesh buses come to this place. Nearest railway head is Kanpur Junction which is 21kms away from Bithoor. Nearest airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh airport in Lucknow which is 87kms away from Bithoor. From Jaipur, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai flights come to this place.


Getting around Bithoor: This town can be seen on foot or bicycles. Taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Bithoor.


Best time to visit Bithoor: Best time to visit this place is between October to April.


Where to stay in Bithoor: Accommodations are not available in Bithoor. In Tatyaganj few accommodations are available. This place is 12kms away from the town. Visitors can find budget and midrange hotels in Kanpur.


Where to eat in Bithoor: Only limited restaurants are available. These restaurants offer only vegetarian food.