Some of the main tourist attractions of this district are mentioned below -
Mahadeva Temple: This ancient Shiva temple is situated at village Mahadeva in tehsil Ram Nagar of the district on the banks of Ghaghara River. This temple has ancient history associated with it. The Shivling in this temple is one of the exotic and rarest of the 52 Shivlings on the surface of earth. Huge fairs are organized on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
Dewa: The pilgrim town of Dewa is situated just 42 kms from Lucknow and 12 kms from the district headquarters of Barabanki in the heart of erstwhile 'Awadh'. This is the birth place of Haji Waris Ali Shah.
Parijaat: Kintur village is about 38 kms east of district headquarters Barabanki was named after Kunti. There are several ancient temples around this place. There is a special tree called Parijaat in this village. There are a number of legends about this tree, which have popular acceptance. It is very true that this tree is from a very ancient background. Some botanists say that there is no such tree anywhere else in the world. There is another popular saying that, its branches do not break or dry out but shrink and disappear into the original trunk.
Siddhaur: It was initially known as Siddhpura, and as time passed by, it became Siddhaur. It is around 50 kms from district headquarter Barabanki. It is adorned by famous Siddheshwar Mahadev temple and here in the months of December and January each year a big fair is held on the occasion of Shivaratri. There is a mausoleum of Sufi Saint Qazi Qutub.
Badosarai: Badosarai around 9 kms northeast of Ram Nagar tehsil headquarters was established around 550 years. About 6 kms southeast of this place is the temple of Baba Jagjivan Das the founder of the 'Satnaami' sect at Kotwa, popularly known as Kotwa Dham, with a very beautiful pond nearby.
Kintur: Situated around two to three miles east of Badosarai, Kintur is named after Kunti as per the ancient sayings. Initially its name was Kuntapur. It is famous for Kunteshwar Temple, where people from all parts come and offer prayers.
Satrikh: It is said that its original name was Sapatrishi. It is the penance ground of great number of Saints and ascetics. It was the headquarters of Sayyed Salar Masood, brother of Mahmud of Ghazni. His father Salar Shah's tomb is here and people in large numbers visit this monument.
All these places of interest are worth visiting and they offer a memorable travelling experience to the visitors.
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