Bithoor is believed to be the place where the mankind
started from. Lord Brahma is said to have performed his Ashwamedha Yajna. Lord
Brahma also installed a shivlinga which came to be known as Brahmeshwar
Mahadeva. It was once called “ Bavan Ghanto ki Nagri”, meaning a land with 52
ghats of which only 29 remain.
Places to see:
Valmiki Ashram: One
needs to climb a long flight of stairs to get to the top. This flight is also
called “swarga naseinee”. Beautiful views of Bithoor can be seen from here.
Brahmavart Ghat: This
is the holiest Ghat of the city. People pay homage to the “wooden slippers”
after taking a dip in the Ganga.
Patthar Ghat: This
ghat consists of a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The statue is made of
Dhruv Teela: Dhruv,
the son of Uttanpad, medidated here on one leg. Finally, God granted him the
boon to shine as a star forever.
How to reach:
By air: The
nearest airport is at Kanpur.
By rail: Kalyanpur
is the nearest stations but is only served by passenger trains. For long route
ones, Kanpur station is a better option.
By road: It is
connected to various cities by bus within the state.