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Sitapur is a city in the Sitapur district of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of river Sarayan and is in the Lucknow Division.
  • Country: India
  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Zip Code: 261001
  • STD/Local Code: 05862
  • Phone code: 00 + 91 + 5862+ the number.
  • Language: Hindi, Awadhi
  • Best Period: October to March
  • Weather: Sub-Tropical climate
  • Time Zone: IST (UTC +05:30)
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Airports: Lucknow
An embodiment of religion and knowledge, the city of Sitapur!

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.



Sitapur is known to be sacred land for ages and Puranas were written here by Rishi Ved Vyas on this holy land. Sitapur is popular for Naimisharanya or Neemsar, which is an ancient place and among the five religious places in ‘Panch Dham Yatra’ pilgrimage. There are around 30 thousand religious places here, but some of the most important ones are Chakratirth, Lalita Devi temple, Vyas Gaddi, Soot Gaddi and Hanuman Garhi and Panch Pandav. Chakratirth is believed to be the holiest of all since it is said that Lord Brahma’s Chakra fell over this part of the land and created a “Kund” which is named as Chakratirth. It is believed that one is cleansed of all the sins after taking a dip in its waters. As per ancient Puranas, when Goddess Sati burnt herself in the Yoga Agni, Lord Shiva carried her body on his shoulders and performed Tandav when he divided Devi’s body into 108 parts that fell at different places. Naimisharanya is believed to have the heart of Sati Devi, and so the temple of Lalita Devi is one of the ShaktiPeethas. There are many temples and ashrams in Naimisharanya, which are visited by several pilgrims throughout the year. A few km away from here is Mishrit which is another holy place where there are Sitakund and Maharishi Dadhichi Ashram.


One of a kind in the city of Sitapur is the Brahmadeep Resort, which is very popular among the tourists. It is not very far from the city center and has all essential amenities along with really great service.


There are several affordably priced hotels, and places of accommodation in Sitapur and some which where most tourists prefer to stay are JPG Palace, Hotel Jagatraj, Hotel Basera and Hotel Priyanshu. These hotels provide basic accommodation at reasonable prices.


Sitapur is not really famous as a shopping destination, but you will find some stores in the local markets where the residents shop. There are some shops and eateries close to the tourist destination where you might get a chance to explore different varieties.


Sitapur has some of the places, which you can add to your list of places to visit when touring here. One such is the Karam court where the famous Indian badminton champion Karam Gopichand used to do his practice. A historic, as well as religious place, is Shyamnathan temple which is a very old Shiva temple that was built 300-400 years ago in the Nagar style of temple architecture. And a place to pay tribute to the great Indian Army soldiers who have sacrificed themselves to protect their Mother Land is Shaurya Stambh, which is a symbol in the memory of Kargil Martyrs.


Sitapur city has several restaurants that will offer you some delicious and scrumptious meals. Restaurants such as Sparsh, Pankaj, Swad, Ambuj and much more serve north Indian cuisine with some even serving the south Indian varieties.


The major occupation here is agriculture with wheat, rice, urad, sugarcane, mustard and groundnuts as its important crops. The city is famous for sugar and plywood industries along with the Eye Hospital that services more than 32 cities and town in the north.