Uttar Pradesh has a deep-rooted history from the times before Indus Valley Civilization. A land where history still breathes in its age-old monuments, food, religious traditions, dressing, and the language. Cities have changed ruling hands from the Rajputs to the Muslim Nawabs to the British Raj, and all of them have left legacies still visible today.
Banda is a less known district but an archaeological treasure trove with amazing forts and temples for people keen on exploring places of historical significance. Banda was given to Shamsher Bahadur I (Krishna Rao), the Maratha son of Bajirao I and his 2nd wife Mastani as his jagir. He fought alongside Maratha Peshwa in the gruesome 3rd Battle of Panipat.
The Bambeshwar Mahadev Temple situated on Bambeshwar mountain attracts several tourists throughout the year. Also known as Bamdeo Rishi's hermitage, a sage who according to mythology met Lord Rama and built this Shiva Linga temple is a must-visit for people keen on visiting places with religious significance.
The majestic ruins of the 17th century built Bhuragarh Fort on the bank of River Ken are a treat for history buffs. Being on River Ken, the area is also a perfect sunset and picnic spot for locals as well as tourists.
At a distance of 55 km is the famous Kalinjar Fort (Tarahti Village) on a hilltop in Vindhya Range which also has a mention in Mahabharata. It is one of the most famous forts built by Chandela Kings. The fort is 30-35 meters high and sprawls across 7.5 km on the hilltop. Sher Shah Suri died here due to an explosion.
The Temple of Angleshwari Devi situated on Khatri Pahar in Shaydha Village situated 24 km from Banda is visited by several devotees. She was the girl child who Kansa wanted to kill assuming her to be Devki’s 7th child.
The legacy of colonial rule is depicted by the smart architecture of St. George Church built in 1835 AD. This yellow-colored church is built in Italian style and is one of the oldest Anglican Churches of Northern India. You can also take an evening stroll on the banks of Nawabs Tank built by the Nawabs of Banda. Jama Masjid in Banda is also a popular spot among tourists.
Banda is on NH76 which connects it to Jhansi and Allahabad. Auto-rickshaws and private taxis are easily available for local commuting.
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