Full of mystery, history, culture, religion and mythology, Sitapur is a city that is often underrated. Though when exactly the city was founded can’t be ascertained, Sitapur has a strong history of Muslim kingdoms, Sufi saints and mythological references in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana
In fact, the name Sitapur is believed to be derived from Lord Ram’s wife, Sita. The city is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus.Further, awaken the patriot in you, as Sitapur was one of the many northern cities that played an important role in the 1857 uprising against the British. There were moments when it had seemed like the Indians were winning the battle, but alas, it took far longer for freedom to come to us. Nonetheless, the city lost many lives during this time, a matter of sorrow mingled with pride for locals. With sprawling parks, heritage sites and myriad Hindu religious temples and sites, Sitapur is a city waiting to be explored.Sitapur’s heritage of Sufi saints and their culture is most evident in the small yet beautiful town of Khairabad. With dargahs, baghs, shrines and schools, it is an enriching experience to spend some time in this town.Namisharanya is perhaps the most well-known tourist spot in Sitapur. At last count, there are around 30,000 religious sites within Namisharanya itself, including Chakratirth, the Panch Prayag holy pond and the Baram Baba temple, among many, many others. It is also believed that Rishi Ved Vyas wrote the Puranas sitting at Namisharanya.There is enough history and culture to soak up in Sitapur so take some time and discover all that is has offered and continues to offer even today.Buses ply on a number of routes in the city. Hop into one and ask for your destination. However, for a more comfortable mode of transportation, opt to hire a private taxi or a car to take your around all the tourist spots and temples at leisure. Always fix the fare beforehand, or better yet, hire a private car. Do ensure you hire a car only from registered dealers.Women should avoid traveling alone in the city. As a general rule, anyone should avoid traveling alone after dark.Keep an eye trained on your belongings, especially in crowded places like the temples and religious sites.Beware of fake priests around the temples who may try and fleece you
Sitapur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Lucknow at a distance of 90kms.
There is no regular trains to Sitapur from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Lakhimpur which is located at a distance of 45kms.
Railway Station(s): Lakhimpur