(Last Updated on : 25-08-2014)
Balrampur is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. Balrampur is a religious city famous for its association with Buddhist and Jain places. The religious centers in and around the city are major tourist attractions. Jeetavana monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the country is said to be one of the favorites sites of Gautam Buddha. In it there are 12th century inscriptions. Emperor Ashoka visited this religious site.
Another site of great religious importance in the city is Srasvati. It is said that Mahavira the founder of Jain religion, had influenced this place very much through his teachings and doctrines.
Economy of Balrampur
The city is famous for its Balrampur Chini Mills, which is one of the largest sugar manufacturing industries in the country. The company has four sugar factories located in Eastern Uttar Pradesh (India) having an aggregate sugarcane crushing capacity of 29,000 tones crushed per day.
Balrampur is also famous for its variety of hotels. These hotels are one of the thriving factors that attract tourists towards Balrampur.
Geography of Balrampur
Balrampur is situated on the banks of River Rapti. Balrampur district is a part of Devipatna division. Balrampur is located at 27.43° N 82.18° E. The city has an average elevation of 106 meters. The town is in foothills of Himalaya .
Demography of Balrampur
As per the 2001 census, the population of the Balrampur is 21,824. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Balarampur has an average literacy rate of 58%, which is lower than the national average of 59.5. In Balrampur, 63% of the males and 37% of the females are literate.
Important tourist centers in and around Balrampur
The major centers are:
, a nearby place on the Sravasti road, is famous for its collection of ancient ruins.
it lies north of Sahet. The fortified entrance to Mahet
is made of mud, constructed in a beautiful crescent shape.
, which houses the great Stupas. These Stupas reflect the Buddhist tradition and boast of the history of the monasteries.