Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Kaitham Lake (23 Km.):A scenic lake, located within the Surdas Reserved Forest.
Fatehpur Sikri (37 Km.): World Heritage Site. Sikri has existed since prehistoric times. Fatehpur Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals and was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 AD. It served as his capital for 16 years. Later, due to shortage of water, Akbar had to abandon this city. Some of the important buildings are Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, private living quarters, Jodhabai’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Panch Mahal, Salim Chisti’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, etc. Open from Sunrise to Sunset. Accommodation: Gulistan Tourist Complex (UPSTDC) Tel: (05613) 282490. Telefax: 282840. Reservations: UP Tourism, Mumbai.

Firozabad (44 Km.):It is an important handicraft and industrial centre famous for glass ware, specially glass bangles and cut glass articles. 
Mathura (54 Km.):Mathura on the west bank of the river Yamuna is associated with the most endearing god of the Hindu religion, Lord Krishna. 

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur (56 Km.):India’s most renowned and important water bird sanctuary where a great variety of birds can be seen, especially during winter. Its highlights are the annually migrating Siberian cranes.

Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary(60 Km.):
This picturesque forest reserve spread over 52 sq.km, abounds in tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, sloth bear.
Shauripur (80 Km.):
Once a famous center of Jain pilgrimage, one can see here today, ruins of Jain temples in a dense forest.

Aligarh (83 Km.): A famous university town and a renowned seat of learning especially for Islamic studies. The Aligarh Mulim University was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Accom: Hotel Ruby, G.T. Road, Tel: (0571) 2405443, 2421974. Fax: 2400839. 

 (141 Km): An important Buddhist pilgrim center, written about by Chinese travellers, Fa-Hien and Hieun-Tsang.