(Last Updated on : 25/01/2009)
Kanauj is "a city which raised its head to the skies and which in strength and beauty might boast of being unrivalled." It was the most beautiful city of India ruled by various rulers. It`s a place of historical importance. It included as a new district of Uttar Pradesh on September 18, 1997.
Geography of Kannauj , Uttar Pradesh
The district of Kannauj is bounded on the North by Farrukhabad, northeast by Hardoi, east by Kanpur Nagar, south east by Kanpur Dehat, south by Auraiya, southwest by Etawah and to the west by Mainpuri. The district of Kannauj is divided into tehsils and developmental blocks. The district was split from Farrukhabad on September 18, 1997, and is part of Kanpur Division.
Kannauj is located at 27.07° N 79.92° E. It has an average elevation of 456 feet. The main river that flows through the district is Ganga, Kali and Ishan river. The Ganga river flows through theNorth East border of the district. Summer is very hot and dry in Kanauj while winter is cold and pleasant here. The average rainfall experienced by the state is 80 cm.
The places of interest in Kanauj , Uttar Pradesh
The Archeological Museum of Kanauj was famous like Mathura, Kashi and Kaushambi for its art and culture. The clay models and idols found here are very progressive and give us a detailed description of antiquity. This place is worth to be visited.
Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful sanctuary in the district of Kannauj. From November to March, are the months for bird watching here. There are about 49 bird families in this sanctuary. The other places of interest are Gauri Shankar Temple and Annapurna Temple.