Major attractions of Kaushambi District are as follows -
Sheetla Temple of Kara: Historical and religious importance of Kara is very old. This place is situated in the north-west of Allahabad about 69 kms away. There are so many temples in Kara among which Sheetla Mata temple, Chhetrapal Bhairav temple, Hanuman temple and Kaleshwar Mahadev temple are famous. Sheetla Mata Temple is situated on the bank of Ganga River. It is a major Shakti Peeth. Kara has been a religious pilgrimage centres since 1000 AD. Kara was also an important township in the kingdoms of medieval kings of the northern India. Even today one can see the remains of the fort of king Jaichand, the last king of Kannauj. Kara is also the birth place of famous saint Malukdas (1631 - 1739 AD).
Prabhas Giri: Prabhas Giri or Prabhosa is famous as a religious historical place on the bank of Yamuna River. It is located at the Manjhanpur Tehsil about 50 kms away in the north of Allahabad. It is also said that Lord Krishna died at this place. In the earlier days there was a big Jain temple here. There is a cave which is around 9 feet long and 7 feet wide. In this cave, some records are found in Brahmi script of second century before Gupta dynasty.
Kaushambi: Kaushambi is considered as one of the two important sites in Ganga valley, the excavation of which would unravel the early history of the Indian people.
Durga Devi Temple of Manjhanpur: This temple is situated about 1 km away in the south-west of Manjhanpur town. In this temple there is an idol of black stone of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva. It is believed that these idols are of the time of Lord Buddha. On the occasion of Navratri, large number of devotees gathers here.
Kamasin Devi Temple: This temple is situated on the bank of a pond about 10 kms away in the west of Manjhanpur. Local people have great faith on the divine powers of this temple.
All these tourist sites of Kaushambi District are worth visiting and they attract large number of travellers from far and wide.
How to Reach Kaushambi District
Kaushambi District's headquarter Manjhanpur is around 55 kms away from Allahabad. It can be easily reached from all the major cities of the state through roadways and railways. Apart from Allahabad and Kanpur other railway heads within the district are Sirathu and Bharwari.
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