Tourism to Bithoor
About Bithoor city
Bithoor is a popular tourism place in Uttar Pradesh where every year many tourists from different parts of India visit. It is only 22 Kms away from the industrial city Kanpur. This beautiful and quiet city lies on the Kannauj road. Ganga River is the sacred river bank of the Bithoor city. It is believed that it is the place where great Saint Valmiki meditated and then wrote the timeless epic Ramayana. Bithoor city covers the area of 05 sq. km with the approximate population of 9647 (2001 census). It is 126 metres above sea level. The best season to visit this place is from October to March. Hindi is the common language of the city. The major celebrated festivals of the city are Kartik Poornima Magh Poornima, Makar Sankranti Mela and Bithoor Mahostav.
Places of Interest in Bithoor city
1) Valmiki Ashram – It is a very popular Ashram in the city. Many of the most significant moments of Hindu religion and mythology are said to be created here. The ashram is located at a very high height and one has to climb some stairs, known as 'stairway to heaven.
2) Brahmavart Ghat – It is the holiest and sacred ghat in the city. It is a popular tourism attraction of Bithoor city.
3) Patthar Ghat – Its foundation was laid by minister of Avadh, Tikait Rai.
4) Dhruva Teela – It is the place where the child Dhruv was meditated on his single leg. It was the place where the child Dhruv prayed the God.
Apart from these, there are some other landmarks as well, such as the Ram Janki temple, Lav-Kush temple, Haridham Ashram and Nana Saheb Smarak.
Travel information to visit Bithoor city
Air – The nearest airport from the Bithoor city is Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport which is 87 km away from the Lucknow city.
Rail - Kalyanpur is the nearest station, but serviced only by passenger trains, Kanpur Junction is the most suitable station for Bithoor.
Road - Major road distances are : Kanpur - 22 km, Lucknow - 109 km, Agra - 308 km, Kannauj - 103 km, Sankisa - 166 km, Delhi - 430 km, Allahabad - 224 km, Ayodhya - 252 km
Accommodation in Bithoor city
Comfortable and convenient tourist lodges located at Tatyaganj (12 km) Tourist Motel, Ph: (05112)-282117
Fatehpur Roshnai (Rania) 24 km from Bithoor, Tourist Bunglow, Ph: (05111)-291473.
Tourist Information Centre, 16/99 Gandhi Bhavan K.E.M Hall Phool Bagh Kanpur
Tourist Bunglow Nana Rao Peshwa Smarak Park Bithoor Kanpur Ph - 0512-2790202
The tourists information about the Bithoor city are as follows -
Nana Rao Peshwa Smark Park Bithoor Ph : -0512-2790202
Tourist Office 16/99 Gandhi Bhavan K.E.M Hall Phool Bagh Kanpur.
Other useful information for tourism
Kanpur is also a famous city in Uttart Pradesh which is popularly known for the industrial sector. In the Bithoor city, a variety of festivals and fairs celebrated which held round the year. The special important festivals to tourists are the Kartik Poornima, Magh Poornima and Makar Sankranti mela.