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Bithoor Travel Guide


  • Bithoor Town in Uttar Pradesh
Bithoor At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - April
  • STD Code:0512

Introduction

The quiet and gorgeous township of Bithoor is located on the Kannauj Road, 27 km from Kanpur. It is nestled on the banks of the Ganga; this tranquil spot is of significant historical and religious importance. Tours to Bithoor will be a pleasant memory.

Bithoor is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. A charming and relaxing boatride on the Ganges is one of the major Bithoor attractions. The vast waters and the rugged topography are memorable. If someone wants to wash away some of his worldly sins in the holy Ganges this is the perfect place to take a pure dip. Take a boat ride across the river to the sandy banks. The water is clean and the banks are almost like beaches. Tours to Bithoor will be inspirational and at the same time very romantic.

While tours to Bithoor you shall visit the famous places of tourist interest like Valmiki's Ashram, Brahmavart Ghat, Patthar Ghat (constructed of red stones with a large Shiva Ling made of Kasauti stone), Dhruv Teela, Shahi Masjid, etc. The arrowheads supposed to have been used by Lav and Kush during their war with Lord Ram can be seen at a temple located at the Brahmavart Ghat.

You can wrap up your Bithoor tours in one day. However, for those who want to stay back and experience a peaceful vacation, accommodation is available at some ashrams. Nominal charges are to be paid and custom of the ashrams has to be followed. It is prudent to book accommodation at least fifteen days in advance.

Tours to Bithoor will take you to a famous ashram named Valmiki Ashram, famous as Sita-Kund. Sita 'Rasoi' is still preserved, near which stands 'Swarga Naseinee' or Deep Malika Stambha, studded with niches all around for illumination. The tower has about 48 steps leading to its top which is surmounted by a cupola, commanding a panoramic view of the entire area.

Get accustomed with the history of Bithoor at Bithoor tours. It was the capital of the Pargana from 1811 to 1819. After the exit of the courts, the place was assigned as a residence to Baji Rao, the deposed Peshwa. The historic town of Bithoor, once famous by the name of 'Bavan Ghaton ki Nagri', (city of 52 Ghats) today left with only 29 Ghats.

Bithoor has been closely related with the Indian independence movement, especially the war of 1857. It was home to many of its heroes and the proud land of Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmi Bai. During your tours to Bithoor learn interesting facts about the history of the land.

Bithoor tours will be engrossing and memorable for every traveler. Reaching Bithoor is not a problem. The adjacent airport is Charkhari Airport, Kanpur (UP Air, Archana Airways) and Amausi Airport, Lucknow. Kanpur Junction is the bordering railway station. There are meter-gauge passenger trains from Brahmavart station to Kanpur Central. City buses and tempos are obtainable from Rawatpur, Kanpur to Bithoor. Taxis are also available.


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