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Kannauj District, Uttar Pradesh

Geography of Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh

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.


HOW TO REACH Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh

To reach this place two ways of transport is available from Kanpur & Delhi. Train and Roadways Buses are available regularly. From Kanpur it  80 km away.

  • RAIL

Kannauj, on the main broad gauge route between Kanpur and Mathura, is connected to all parts of the country by Express/Passenger trains. Some important trains that pass through Kannauj Junction are

   233/234      Farraukhabad Junction  KanpurCentral

   469/470      LucknowJunction Kashganj  Junction

   5037/5038   Kanpur Central Kashganj Junction

   231/232       Allahabad- Farrukhabad Junction

   5041/5042    Kanpur Anwarganj - Kashganj Junction

   4723/4724    Kanpur Central Bhiwani

   471/472        Kanpur Central - Farrukhabad 

  • ROAD

On National Highways 24 (GT Road Delhi-Kannauj-Kolkata) Kanpur is 80 km from Kannauj.

Culture of Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh

Cuisine of Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh

Places of interest in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh


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.

As per types of these antiquity idols we can categorized them into following categories.

a. Very Ancient Age

b. Maurya Age (325 BC)

c. Shudag Age (184 BC)

d. Kushar Age (100 AD)

e. Gupta Age (319 AD to 450 AD)

f.  Post Gupta Age (450 to 650 AD)

       g. Harsh Age

Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary :

Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary is located near Lakhbasohi village in Kannauj District of Uttar Pradesh established in 1989 and longitude/latitude is 26�54'47.50"N 79�39'19.20"E. It is one of India's larger bird sanctuaries, covering 80 sq .km including a large lake, and also a stretch of the Upper Ganga canal. Lakhbahosi is off the road going towards Tirwa (NH91). Tirwa is a town 15 km away from Kannauj. The nature has gifted Kannauj by a beautiful lakh Bahosi Bird sanctuary. In this sanctuary Bird watching can be done from month of November to March. In month of December, January and February it shows its maximum potential. Jackal, blue bull, mongoose, fishing cat and monkeys are the other animals spotted here. Because during this season one can see maximum type of Birds over here at the Bahosi lake of 3 sq.km.area. As per survey a total of 97 Bird families are available in India while Birds related with 49 families has been seen at lakh Bhosi bird sanctuary.


  • Ajay Pal Temple: Ajay Pal was the Guru of King Jai Chandra and this temple was built to commemorate him. It has an idol of Ajay Pal made of red stone with a ‘Trishul’ in his hand.
  • Annapoorna Devi Temple (Tirwa): About 18 km away from the main city of Kannauj, this grand temple is situated in village Tirwa. It is a very huge temple and a fine example of architecture. The adjacent tank contains five small temples known as ‘Panchvati’. Towards the west lies a big pond known as Rani-Ka-Talab.
  • Baba Gauri Shankar Temple: It is the most gorgeous temple having a beautiful canopy and flag made of gold . Formerly known as ‘Kanya Kubjeshwar Temple’, it has a ‘Shivling’ in it. It was renovated by some Maratha ruler.
  • Baba Vishwanath Temple: This temple is situated on a high mound in the village of Chaudhariapur.
  • Govardhan Devi Temple: This temple stands in village ‘Gudhni’ which is about 4 miles away from the main city. The original temple was destroyed by Muslim invaders but was renovated later by Sikhs & Marathas. According to Padma Puran, the idol appeared by itself after the rigorous worship by the sons of Brahmaji. A fair is held here every Tuesday.
  • Jagannath Temple: It is situated in Ladhpuri. Chariot Procession takes places here every year with gaiety and frolic.
  • Jain Temple: It is situated in Chhipatti, north west of Kannauj. It has a big statue of Bhagwan Mahavir. It has been recently renovated.
  • Kaleshwar Nath Temple: It is an old temple situated at Shekhana in Kannauj and was built by the great worshiper of ‘Kalpriya Nath’. This temple has an idol of Lord Vishnu and a ‘Shivling’. People offer snakes to the deity in order to get rid of fears.
  • Kali Devi Temple: This temple also stands on Kannauj–Makarand Nagar Road. Idols of Ram, Sita, Saraswati are also found in the temple besides the idol of Kaliji. A huge fair is held here every Saturday.
  • Kali Durga Temple: This temple is situated in Sarai Meera, towards North of G.T. Road. The idols placed here were found while cultivating the field. It is believed that the idols were established when Shankaracharya visited this place. This temple also contains an idol of Mata Bhuwaneshwari among other idols.
  • Kshemkari Devi Temple: This temple is situated in the north east corner of Jain Chandra fort. Kshemkari Devi is believed to protect the people from miseries.
  • Maurari Devi Temple: This temple stands on a mound near the Kannauj City Station. This temple contains so many idols, some of which are broken now. They were destroyed during the regime of Aurangzeb. This place is under the control of Nagas.
  • Padma Sati Temple (Rampur): It is situated right to the east of Dewaria pond in village Rampur. It is said that Rani Padmavali became sati at this very place.
  • Pakaria Nath (Tiraha Makarand Nagar): This temple stands in village Makarand Nagar alongside the G.T. Road. The present temple was built only 40 years ago.
  • Phoolmati Devi Temple: The time of construction of this temple is unknown. Phoolmati Devi is said to be the daughter of King Ben. The temple has the idols of Rani and Raja Ben. A big fair if held here every Guru Purnima.
  • Ram Lakshman Temple: This temple is situated in Makarand Nagar. It has the idols of Ram & Lakshman.
  • Sandohan Devi Temple: It is situated in the village of Vahapur, 3 km away from Jalalpur-Panwara Railway Station. It is situated in a very pleasant environment. Thakur Baghel Singh, the Zamindar of Mirpur, used to maintain it properly.
  • Shitla Devi Temple: It is a 300-year old temple. At present it is situated at a distance of about 08 km from the city in the Village of Seermau. It was also destroyed by Muslim invaders but was renovated by devotees from time to time. The idol of Deviji is in a vandalized condition but people throng here for worship. It is believed that people get rid of their various ailments such as fever, diarrhea, eye troubles etc. by worshiping this idol.
  • Shivala (Sarai Meera): It is a big temple situated on G.T. Road in Sarai Meera, built by Lalaman Chhammilal Mishra about 250 years ago.
  • Singhvahini Temple: It is situated at Kannauj–Makarand Nagar Road. It has an idol of Singh Vahini built of red stone. Today this temple is almost desolate and is located near power house (power station), Kannauj.
  • Balapir: Built in 1660, it is situated to the west of Jai Chandra Fort. It is made of marble and redstone. Balapir was the son of Kasim Suleman of Chunargarh.
  • Chintamani: This place is situated towards the east of Jai Chandra fort. Formerly this used to be an Ashram of Saint Chintamani a renowned Saint and Worshiper of Devi Saraswati. Today sandles of Saint Chintamani are kept in this temple.
  • Dargah Haji Sharif: It is famous for ‘Urs’ fair which is attended by Hindus & Muslims both.
  • Fort of King Jai Chandra: the ruins of the fort are now available. The government auctioned this ruin to the public On its excavation, 22 bricks of Gold, each weighing 50 Tolas and gems like Neelam Panna etc. were found. Lacks of gold pieces have been found until now.
  • Jama Masjid (or) Sita Rasoi: A huge building, called Sita Rasoi by Hindus and Jama Masjid by Muslims stands in Mohalla Tila in Kannauj. The whole structure is based on 56 pillars of white stone. On the main gate, a text is carved in Persian language. At present Namaj (Persian 'namaz' or Muslim prayer) is performed here regularly.
  • Makhdum Jahaniyan: It is a grand building built on a height in the east of Kannauj City. Domes on outer wall resemble Red Fort style. The name of the building is given after the title name awarded to Saint Jalaluddin Sails who travelled all over the world on foot. He was buried here after his death. The beauty of this building is compared with that of Humayun’s tomb.
  • Ramashram shyamnagar(Satsang): This place is situated on gursaiganj fatehgarh Rd district Kannauj near Kali nadi.
  • Rajgriha (Rijgir): This place is situated towards the south east of the city, 3-4 miles away from the city of Kannauj. It is in a triangular shape. King Bali performed the ‘Rajsuya Yagya’ in this very place. Kind Jai Chandra’s family used to live here. It was a very magnificent palace but has now turned into ruins. A little village named Rijgir is also situated there.
  • Suryakund Tirth: This place lies near village Makarand Nagar. Its old name was ‘Manikund’.
  • RAJGIR "" Rajgir a village in Kannauj was known for Nawab of Rajgir was belong Sheikh Muslim .He also known for his Elephant travelling. Nawab mahal was build (Kakaiya adobe).He was also known for his justice for villager.

Events in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh

National Record 2012

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See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217