This city is located at 83 km from the city of Lucknow, near the Ganga River. The place has big market called Lal Bangla. Though Muslims form the bulk of the population at Jajmau, Hindus are also found in some areas.
Flora and Fauna of Jajmau
The place, Jajmau is home to many trees like - Mango, Orange, Guava and Banana which are mainly found in suburb of city at a nursery in Tagore Avenue. There are several nursery that offer common plants and flowers. The best place to see animals are at Allen Forest Zoo or Kanpur Zoo at Nawabganj which is 20 km from town. The zoo offers variety of animals to see.
Tourist Places in Jajmau
One of the oldest cities near Ganges River is Jajmau. Going farther down from the uphill there is the famous shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Shah Ala based on which the areas is named as Makhdoom Nagar. Feroze Shah Tughlaq built the tomb of this famous Sufi saint in 1358. A mosque built by Kulich Khan in 1679 also stands here.
Also in the shrine there are two ancient carved inscribed stone tablets grafted in wall which are in Arabic and inform that Sultan Feroze Shah Tughlaq had visited the mausoleum and got built the shrine i.e. Mazar of Hazrat Qazi Alaulhaq Waddeen Yusuf in the year 761 Hijri, and Masjid (mosque) inside the Dargah campus in 762 Hijri. Every Thursday lots of people belonging to every religion assemble in the dargah sharif to seek blessings to succeed. Issueless and those having no male issue get benefited most.
The archaeological site of Jajmau is a huge mound situated on the banks of Ganga River, known as the Jajmau Ka Tila. Copper hoard artefacts and Painted Grey Ware (PGW) shreds were found from the surface deposits of this mound. In 1956, at the time of the construction of the national highway and Jajamu Bridge, remains of an ancient settlement were discovered here. Excavations were carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India and the Uttar Pradesh State Archaeology Department in 1956-58 and 1973-78.
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