Some of the popular places of interest of Banda District are mentioned below -
Pilgrimage Tourism in Banda District -
Bamdeo Temple: The temple is said to have derive its name from Bamdeo Rishi, a sage mentioned in Hindu mythology as a contemporary of Lord Rama. Bamdeo is said to have had his hermitage at the fort of a hill. There is one big and oldest Shivling, situated in the temple.
Maheshwari Devi Temple: This temple is situated at the heart of Banda city. It is one of the main attractions of this region.
Leisure Tourism in Banda District -
Kalinjar Fort: Kalinjar Fort is a historical fort situated in Banda District. This is one of the eight famous forts built by Chandela kings. Situated at the interface of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, this fort served as a great barrier for ambitious kings or invaders aiming towards south. This hill fort of Kalinjar is situated in the village of Tarahti under the Naraini Tehsil around 56 kms south of Banda. It stands on an isolated flat-topped hill of the Vindhya Range, which here rises to a height of 244 metres above the plain. The main body of the fort lies from east to west, quadrilateral in form, being nearly a mile in length by half a mile in breadth.
Bhuragarh Fort: Across Ken River there are ruins of Bhuragarh fort said to be built with brown stones by Raja Guman Singh in 17th Century. This place was main centre at the time of freedom struggle. A popular mela is organized in this place called 'Natbali Ka Mela'.
Rangarh Fort: Rangarh fort was built in the middle of the Ken River.
Nawab Tank: Nawab tank is situated about 3 kms south of Banda. This tank has been built by Nawab of Banda, and therefore it is known as Nawab Tank
Four Stone Pillar at Kairada Village: Kairada village on the road from Banda to Mahoba, 15 km distant from Banda and 40 km from Mahoba. The foundation of the village was done in the Chandella period about 900 years ago. There is a tank situated here, which was built by special stone.
Nature Tourism in Banda District -
Khatri Pahar: Shydha a small village lies about 24 km distant from Banda close to the ken river. Nearby is Khatri Pahar that is 259 meters above the sea level. On its top there is a small temple dedicated to Angleshwari Devi.
The ancient forts and the temples of Banda District are worth exploring.
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