Perched on the banks of the beautiful river Rapti is this culturally rich town of Balrampur that is widely known for the temples and monasteries that it houses. The city is also well known for its historical importance of Saheth and Maheth, which are two prominent archeological sites that are located in the purlieu of Balrampur.
Well known for the Devi Patan temple, which is one of the revered Shakti Peethas is a major tourist attraction of this region. In the close vicinity of the city is Shravasti where Lord Buddha displayed supernatural powers and spiritually transformed Angulimal, a famous dacoit who would kill people and then wear a necklace made from their fingers. There are many other sacred places which are associated with Buddhism and Jainism that are popular amongst the devotees as well as tourists. Apart from the religious sites the town is also famous for the Balrampur Chini Mills that claims to be one of the largest sugar manufacturing in India. The city is also well-known as the hometown of Late Padma Shri Ali Sardar Jafri, who was a prolific and versatile Urdu writer, poet and film lyricist.
Get around this religious and historic city as you study the ruins and ancient architecture, thus demystifying the city of Balrampur.
How to Reach
(Transport availability for traveling)
The nearest airport to Balrampur is at a distance of 160 km, in Gorakhpur, which is served by daily flights from Delhi. Almost at a similar distance is the Lucknow airport that has better connectivity with other cities of the country.
There are regular buses connecting Balrampur with other major cities of the state. Many tourists also hire private taxis to reach this city.
Balrampur has its own railway station, but with limited connectivity to other cities. A better option is to travel to the nearest railway station to Balrampur, which is Gonda junction which is at a distance of 38 km where several trains make a halt. Another major railway head is Mankapur junction at a distance of 44km.