Places to Visit Near BijnorBijnor is surrounded by many tourist attractions which can be reached from the city through roadways or railways. The well versed transport system and the quality highways in Bijnor make easier to travel down to its neighbouring cities. Near Bijnor there are historical forts, popular temples, sanctuaries, ashrams and rivers which are popular among people.
Daranagar was of historical importance during Mahabharata. When the war between Kauravas and Pandavas began, both sides wished to safeguard their wives and children under the protection of Vidur Kuti before starting the war. Since it took much a place to home all the family members of Kauravas and Pandavas Vidur Kuti established an exclusive region which was called as Daranagar.
How to Reach Daranagar
Daranagar is situated about 11 km from Bijnor. This place can be reached from Bijnor through a combined train and bus/car journey. The Chandigarh Lucknow express (15012) helps to reach Lucknow railway station from Bijnor railway station from where Daranagar can be reached through a bus or a car.
Sita Temple popularly called as “Sita Mandir Math” one of the most important tourist attractions situated on the Chandpur-Jalilpur Road which is about one km from Nanore village. The temple is built to worship Sita Devi although there is no statue of Sita in the temple. It is a historical place since during the times of Ramayana.
How to Reach Sita Temple
Sita Temple is located in Derwa tari, which can be reached through three way journey of railways and roadways. From Bijnor railway station Bareilly railway station can be reached through Dli Be Passenger (54078) and from Bareilly Mirzapur can be reached through Triveni Express (24370) and from there Sita temple can be reached through a car or bus in half an hour.
Vidur Kuti is, located at a distance of 12 km from Bijnor, of historical importance where Kanva Rishi Ashram lived besides the bank of River Malini. The great emperor Bharatha, son of King Dushyanta of Hastinapura and Queen Sakuntala was born in Kanva Ashram and spent his early childhood at Vidur Kuti, it is said Bharatha used to play with tiger cubs near the ashram. Our nation was named “Bharat” to honour King Bharatha who ruled most of the parts in India; under his rule happiness boomed everywhere. King Dushyanta saw Sakuntala in Kanva ashram while hunting, where he fell in love with her. It is said Lord Krishna visited Kanva Ashram during the time of Mahabharata. At present due to lack of maintenance the place is in a ruined situation.
How to Reach Vidur Kuti
Vidur Kuti is situated about 12 km from Bijnor. This place can be reached from Bijnor through a combined train and bus/car journey. The Chandigarh Lucknow express (15012) helps to reach Lucknow railway station from Bijnor railway station, from where Vidur Kuti can be reached Daranagar route through a bus or a car.
Najibabad popularly called as “Gateway of Himalayas” is situated about 37 km from Bijnor. The city was founded by Nawab Najib-ud-Daulah who is also called as Najib Khan. The famous Nijab-ud-Daulah’s fort is located in this area, it was addressed as Sultana Dakoo’s shelter by the English East India company.
How to Reach Najibabad
Najibabad is at a distance of 37 km from Bijnor. The place can be reached through train using Mussoorie express (14041) from Bijnor to Najibabad junction in 52 minutes. Also trough car the place can be reached in one and half hour.
Jahanabad is situated 2 km from banks of holy river Ganga and about 13 km from Bijnor. In ancient times this place was under the Mughal rule when a saint who was famous for curing snake bites cured King Shahjahan’s wife who was bit by a snake and got the village Jahanabad as a gift for curing King’s wife.
How to Reach Jahanabad
Jahanabad is at a distance of 13 km from Bijnor. This place can be reached from Bijnor through a combined train and bus/car journey. The Chandigarh Lucknow express (15012) helps to reach Lucknow railway station from Bijnor railway station, from where Jahanabad can be reached through a bus or a car. Else from Bijnor through Amroha or Moradabad the Lucknow junction can be reached through road and from which Lucknow can be reached by roadways.
Other important places
Ganj is about 12 km from Bijnor on the banks of holy river Ganga was popular for its ancient temples and ashrams. Shakarpuri village located on Najibabad-Bijnor highway is famous for mangoes and sugarcanes. Shaanpur village situated on Najibabad-Haridwar highway was famous for the Indian variety of snacks it manufactures, popular snacks include Sohan Halwa, Namkeen, Sona Papri and many more. Bakerpur Village located on the bank of river Malan is famous for the ancient temple Gogaji where a popular fair is organised every year. Kiratpur, situated on the bank of River Vanaily, is at a distance of 17 km from Bijnor.