The terrain of Farrukhabad is mostly composed of dry plains with rare elevations or slopes. This dry climate is most likely the reason behind the survival of a large number of artifacts, weapons, tools and Buddhist statues from ancient times. These can be explored at the renowned archeological sites of Kampil and Sankisa. These sites are also famous for their great sculpture and stonework from an early period. Named after the emperor Farrukhsiyar, the city is also associated with tales in the epics, Mahabharata and Ramayana. Neminath, Rameshwarnath Mahadev, Pandaveshwar Mahadev and Panchal Ghat are some of the religious spots popular among tourists. Part of Kanpur division, today Farrukhabad is also getting prominence for prospering sugar mills and an abundant production of potato and sunflower.
Located at about 45km from Kaimganj, Kampil is a site of great legends. This place finds mention in both the mythological epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Founded by the great Hindu Saint Kampila, this place marks the region where Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers, succeeded in the famous ‘Svayamvara’ of Mahabharata to marry Draupadi. Rameshwarnath Mahadev Temple in Kampil is associated with Rama’s younger brother, Shatrughan. It is believed that the Shivlingam present inside this temple is the same one which Sita used to worship while held in captivity by the demon King Ravana. Shatrughan later brought the Shivlingam from Lanka to set up at Kampil. A number of Jain temples are also present in this region.
Sankisa is a place that is still rooted in antiquity. Located about 38km from the city center, several remains from Buddhism have been excavated near Sankisa. It is believed that Buddha descended to Sankisa after spending three months in heaven.
Though spread over a small area, the Sandi Bird Sanctuary is a significant natural preserve of this region, recognized even by the Bombay Natural History Society. The passage of Garra River has given rise to lush plantations around this bird sanctuary. Nearby lakes shelter several native and migratory bird species.
You can opt for local buses, auto-rickshaws or hired cabs or cars when traveling within Farrukhabad. They also cover nearby areas of Kanpur, Kannauj, Badaun, Mainpuri, Hardoi and Etah.
You can reach Farrukhabad through train.Farrukhabadis one of the most popular train stations in Farrukhabad.On an average about 31 trains pass through Farrukhabad on a daily basis.Kanpur to Farrukhabad, Kannauj to Farrukhabad, Lucknow to Farrukhabadare some of the most popular routes to Farrukhabad with 37, 35, 28 trains weekly respectively.
By road Farrukhabad is surrounded by Chhibramau, Mirzapur, Shahabad which are 17.23 km, 19.7 km, 27.8 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.