A historical, religious and a center for knowledge is the city of Sitapur that sits saliently on the banks of river Sarayan. The city is named after the Goddess Sita, wife of Lord Ram, by the King Vikramaditya. Sitapur is a popular pilgrimage destination as it is home to several holy places.
The city’s history is deep-rooted wherein it came under the leadership of several rulers from Emperor Akbar to the British. Sitapur has played an important role during the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1925 when several national leaders including Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru visited this city in Lalbagh for cooperation in Freedom Movement. Sitapur is very popular as it is one of the five religious places for Hindus which are a part of Panch Dham Yatra. Apart from its history and religious significance, Sitapur is highly revered for its Sitapur Eye Hospital, which is one of the leading eye institutes of North India that is serving more than 32 cities and towns of Uttar Pradesh as well as the neighboring state of Uttarakhand.
Roam about this religious and historical town as you elucidate its story and recapture it from a new perspective.
Best Time to Visit
(Describe the climate of Sitapur)
Winter months are the best to wander in this city and go about sightseeing as summer months are too hot to enjoy travel.
Summer: The months starting from April to June mark the summer months in Sitapur when the weather is uninviting. The temperature ranges 22℃ to 42℃ with the month of May being the hottest. It is always advisable to the visitors to avoid this time period.
Monsoons: The city remains drenched from the months of July till October when it receives its share of moderate rainfall averaging to 1193mm. The temperature range during this period is 25℃ to 35℃.
Winter: This is the favorite season for tourism, which starts from the month of November and continues until February. The weather is very pleasant during these months with temperatures being comfortable around 10℃ to 23℃ .
How to Reach
(Transport availability for traveling)
A roughly two-hour drive away from Sitapur is the nearest airport at Lucknow, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport that is well connected to all major cities in the country and also has some international flights leaving from here.
Sitapur is well connected by road to its neighboring towns and Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation along with some private operators run regular buses connecting Sitapur with other major cities of the state.
Sitapur has its own railway station that is well linked across cities. One can easily travel to Bareilly, Delhi, Amritsar, Gonda, Lucknow and many other cities as several trains make a halt here.