Banda district is in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city of Banda is situated on the south of the River Yamuna in the Bundelkhand region and is the district headquarters. Banda as part of the Bundelkhand region has witnessed many conflict amongst successive races for attaining supremacy over the region. One of the major places of interest in the district is the Bhuragarh fort. The ruin of the Bhuragarh fort is situated in the banks of the River Ken. The fort has a rich historical significance as being part of the freedom struggle in the revolt of 1857. Graves of thousands of revolutionaries are found inside the fort. The ancient Kalinjar fort is another famous place to visit in the Banda district built on top of a hillock. It is considered to be an architectural gem with numerous magnificent stone carvings and centuries old temple.
Bamdeveshwar Temple and Mount is an important religious place in this district. One of the oldest Shivling is found inside the temple in the Bameshwar Pahar. Maheswari Devi Temple and Angleshwari temple are other prominent religious places in this district. Gudhake Hanumanji, Jain Temple, Jama Masjid, St. George’s Church are other places of attraction in Banda district. Banda is well connected by roads and railways with other major cities in the state and the neighbouring states.
The word Kalinjar literally translates into The Destroyer of Time in the Sanskrit language as Kal means time and jar means destruction. The hours of operation are from 8 am to 6 pm.read more...