(Last Updated on : 19-02-2016)
Fatehgarh is the administrative headquarters of the Farrukabad district of the northern state of India
, Uttar Pradesh. Fatehgarh derives its name from an old fort. It is a small city with no significant industrial activity. The Indian army has a big establishment in the form of The Rajput Regimental Center, 114 Territorial Army and The Sikh Light Infantry Center.
Location of Fatehgarh
It is located on the right bank of the Ganges River
. It forms a twin city with Farrukabad
which is situated at a distance of 5 km. In the northwest of the town at a distance of 150 km. is the state capital Lucknow
and 160 km in the northeast is the city of Agra
. Fatehgarh got its name from an ancient fort
located here and was founded in 1714.
It is located between 27.37 degree North latitude and 79.63 degree East longitude at a height of 138 metres (452 feet) above mean sea level.
Demography of Fatehgarh
As of 2001 India census
, Fatehgarh had a population of 14,682. Males constitute 60% of the population and females 40%. Fatehgarh has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 65%. In Fatehgarh, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Tourism in Fatehgarh
Fatehgarh is important because of the presence of the house of Laalaaji Maharaj. The house of Laalaaji Maharaj is the holy place
where H. H. Mahatma Ram Chandra Ji (Laalaaji) Maharaj lived from 1905 till his demise on 15 August 1931. This is situated in Mohalla Talaiya Lane at 01/45-A, Mahatma Ram Chandra Marg. His life-sized statue has been installed, by 'Laalaaji Nilayam Charitable Trust, at the place where he left his physical body. This is one of the main Pilgrimages
of 'Ramashram Satsang' and the 'Sahaj Marg' devotees. On an average of about 25,000 visitors, including foreign-tourists
from more than 150 countries other than India visit this Holy-place, every year.
At Fatehgarh, one could also see Sthan Shri Baba Neebkarori ji Maharaj. It is situated at a distance of around 20 km from the Fatehgarh Near Mohamdabad. The place is famous as a worship place of famous saint Baba Neebkaroriji Maharaj. This is well known that founder of Apple (iPhone) Steve Jobs once visited India especially to meet the famous saint. He was impressed by the aura of Shri baba Neebkaroriji Maharaj.
The third important place which one could see is Shri Siddheshwar Hanuman Mandir. It is situated at the bank of river Ganga, near Bar Association building at Fatehgarh. This had been built by one of the prominent lawyer and social activist
, Pandit Mukta Prasad Mishra, Advocate. The temple is famous for the grand and attractive idol of Lord Hanuman
This cantonment town is an important manufacturing center and agricultural
market of Uttar Pradesh
. Other than agricultural products, perfume, saltpeter and cotton
prints are also exported from the town. The Rajput
Regiment Center and Sikh
Light Infantry Center of the Indian Army
is stationed here.