Mainpuri is a city and a municipal board in Mainpuri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Mainpuri district and is situated to the north-east of Agra and is 270 km from New Delhi. Mainpuri forms part of ancient legendary region of Lord Krishna’s land called Braj
Mainpuri railway station is the nearest railway station. The closest civil airport is at Agra, which is 109 km away.
The city has some very old and popular Hindu temples. These include Sheetla Devi Temple, where every year during March/April, a Rural Exhibition-cum-Trade Fair is held for 20 days. Bhimsen Mandir is an ancient Shiv temple and “Falahari Ashram” situated on Jyoti-Devi Road has very rare Statue of Goddess Durga with 18 Arms.Another ancient Shiv temple is Chandeshwar Mandir situated on chandeshwar road,the road begins from maharaja Tej Singh chuarah, near the bridge of river Isan, and terminates on Ashram road. Also located on Devi road are twin Shiv Temples of Kale Mahadev and Shweat Mahadev. Hanuman Temple situated on old Tehsil Road is visited by thousands on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Places of interest
Fort of Maharaja Tej Singh Chauhan is situated at old Mainpuri at Devi Road. The Raja’s palace is not a spot of tourist interest. The fort has become private property and only its ruins exist now. Nobody, not even locals, can visit the palace.
The Raja’s palace, The Garhi, is the major point of tourist interest in the town. Modern places of attraction are Phoolbagh and Lohia Park. Phoolbagh is situated at Jail Chauraha while Lohia Park is situated at District Collectorate. Both the parks have green lawn and fountains.
Mainpuri is also known for sarus crane (Grus antigone). This elegant bird, called krouncha in India, is revered as a symbol of marital fidelity and is celebrated in myth and legend. There are estimated to be 8,000-10,000 sarus cranes in India. Two-thirds of its population resides in Karhal village anjani.