(Last Updated on : 10-04-2014)
Kaushambi District, an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh, is situated in the west of Allahabad District. This district forms a part of Allahabad Division. Kaushambi District is bounded by district Pratapgarh in the north, by Chitrakoot District
in the south, by Allahabad
in the east and by Fatehpur district in the west. Total geographical area occupied by Kaushambi District is 2012.8 sq kms. Manjhanpur
is the district headquarters. Manjhanpur is situated in the south-west of Allahabad on the north bank of the Yamuna River.
History of Kaushambi District
As per the history of Kaushambi District, there are several traditions suggesting the origin of its name. This district was formed in the year 1997. In the past it was a part of Allahabad District. The fortified city forms an irregular oblong on the plan. The city had gates on three sides - east, west and north. Besides the bastions, gates and sub-gates, the city was encircled on three sides by a moat. At some points, however, there is evidence of more than one moat. The entire city, thus encircled by the rampart wall and moat, is littered with a huge mass of brickbats indicating the density of structures in the city.
Geography of Kaushambi District
and Yamuna River
are the main rivers flowing through Kaushambi District.
The plain area of the district is situated in between Ganga and Yamuna so these rivers play a very pivotal role in the agricultural development of the district. Kaushambi District has a moderate climate. Atmosphere of the district is pleasant. In the summer season weather is too hot and in the winter the weather is very cold. But in the rainy season the weather is good and pleasant. Soil of Kaushambi District is highly fertile.
Administration of Kaushambi District
Administration of Kaushambi District is divided into three tehsils namely Manjhanpur, Sirathu and Chail. These tehsils are further divided into Development Blocks. Sarsawa, Manjhanpur and Kaushambi are the three main development blocks in Manjhanpur tehsil, whereas Kada and Sirathu are the development blocks in Sirathu Tehsil, Chail, Mooratganj, Newada are the development blocks in the Chail tehsil.
Economy of Kaushambi District
Kaushambi District is mainly an agricultural district and economy is mainly agrarian in character. Main crops cultivated in the district are wheat
. In some areas, pulses
are also cultivated like Arhar, Urad and Chana. The very famous Allahabad variety of Guava is actually the specialty of Kaushambi District. The principal sources of irrigation are canals and tube wells.
Tourism in Kaushambi District
There are various popular tourist attractions in Kaushambi District. People from all corners Sheetla Temple of Kara, Kaushambi, Prabhas Giri, Kamasin Devi Temple and Durga Devi Temple of Manjhanpur are the main tourist spots of Kaushambi District. These places are worth seeing as they offer a glimpse of the rich history associated with the district.
Kaushambi District can be easily accessed from other major cities of the state.