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Farrukhabad district,Uttar Pradesh

Farrukhabad district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in Northern India. The town of Fatehgarh is the district headquarters. The district is part of Kanpur Division.

Farrukhabad is situated between Lat. 26° 46′ N & 27° 43′ N and Long. 79° 7′ E & 80° 2′ E. The district is bounded by Badaun and Shahjahanpur on the north, Hardoi District on the east, Kannauj District on the south, and Etah and Mainpuri districts on the west. The Ganga River and Ramganga River are located to the east and the Kali River to the south.

The district formerly included present day Kannauj District; it was divided into two districts on September 18, 1997. The district consists of three tehsils, Farrukhabad, Kaimganj and Amritpur. Amritpur tahsil was created from Rajepur Block after the district was split in 1997.

Historical Monuments
Tomb of Nawab Rasheed Khan
Tomb of Nawab Rashid Khan is in the North of Kaimganj. It has the grave of Nawab Rashid Khan. It was built in the 17th Century by Nawab Rashid Khan.
All Souls Memorial Church
Tomb of Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash
Fatehgarh Fort
British Infantry lines
Places of interest
Fatehgarh Cantonment

Fatehgarh cantonment is situated near the Ganges river, it houses 3 regiments namely, Rajput Regiment, Sikh Light Infantry and Territorial Army. Fatehgarh is the headquarter of civil administration of the district, Farrukhabad. Maximum area in Fatehgarh is covered by the Cantonment.

Swargdwari

Swargdwari was the Capital town of Gaharwars (One of the five clans of Rathore) and was located in Kaimganj Tehsil of District Farrukhabad in Northern state Uttar Pradesh of India.

Kunwar Rai Singh was the last king of this city. He was better known by the name of Khorah in historical literature of 12th and 13th century AD. Kunwar Rai Singh was ruling in this territory before Shams-ud-din Iltutmish, as a governor of Badaun invaded him around 1212 AD. After this invasion name of this town was also changed to Shamsabad after the invader’s name.

Kaimganj

Kaimganj is a city of Farrukhabad District. Kaimganj is the birthplace of Zakir Hussain who was the third President of India from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969, and the founder of Jamia Milia Islamia. It is also the birthplace of eminent linguist Professor Emeritus Masud Husain Khan, Pakistan Army’s General Rahimuddin Khan, who was also Balochistan’s longest-serving governor, Gulam Rabbani Khan Taban, a well-known poet and Syed Abdul Salam Shah, an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress (INC), and a well-known freedom fighter. It has many Historical Monuments Tomb of Nawab Rashid Khan, Baradari etc.

Kampil

Kampil is a small town situated about 45 km from Farrukhabad. It is a very important place from a historical and mythological point of view. It is believed to be the birthplace of the 13th tirthaiikar Brahlan Vimalnath. This is a Holy Land where the four Kalyanakas – chayavan, birth, diksa and omniscience – of Tirthankar 1008 Bhagawan Vimalnath ji, the thirteenth Tirthnakara took place.

It was also graced by the visit of Lord Mahavir. Two temples dedicated to the 13th Tirthankar one belonging to the Shwetambar Jains and other to the Digambar Jains are situated at this place. In the Digambar Jain temple a 60 centimetres high black coloured idol and in Swetambar temple 45 centimeters high white coloured idol both of Bhagawan Vimalnath in the Padmasana pose are installed. Apart from these, there are many old temples, which prove the historical & religious importance of Kampil.

During the epic period it was the capital of King Drupada, the father of Draupadi. The sacrificial altar (Yajna Kund) from which Draupadi is believed to have been born from the fire of knowledge, is situated in Kampil till date. Near the sacrificial altar, there’s a structure, which is the hermitage of a sage Kampil, where he used to perform penance. As per mythology the temple of Rameshwarnath Mahadev, is attributed to Shatrughna brother of Rama. It is said that he had brought the idol (Lingam) of Shiva, which was worshiped by Sita, the wife of Rama in Ashok Vatika while she was held in captivity in Lanka and installed in this temple.

Sankisa

Sankisa is located about 47 km from Farrukhabad. It is believed to be the place where Buddha, came to preach people along with his followers. There is a big Asana made of pakki bricks. This Asana was used by Buddha. People forgot the importance of the place. They made a very small temple. put some unidentifiable statues of stones and called it the temple of Bisari Devi. An excavated Ashokan elephant pillar is also present there. There is also colossal Shiva Linga here. In the respect of Holy Birthday of Lord Buddha a large fair is held at Sankisa in the month of Vaisakha (May) every year. Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar etc. have established big temples of Lord Buddha. This place has become very important to buddhist tourists.

Neebkarori

A small village near ancient Shankisa is noted for a sage named Lakshman Das. Baba Lakshman Das was spiritual saint in the 20th century. He is better known as Baba Neeb Karori.

Panchal Ghat

Built on the side of the Ganges and approximately 4 km from the main city. This is a place full of small temples, dwellings and shops. On every year in Indian month magh there a fair known as ‘Ramnagriya’.

Pandaveshwar Mahadev

Built on the Railway Road, It was built by Pandavas during their Agyatwasa in Mahabharata Period