Top Lake & Backwater Places in Uttar-Pradesh

Pilgrimage | Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 24 km from Kanpur Central, Brahmavart Ghat is a holy river ghat located in the Bithoor suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Kanpur, and among the best places to visit near Kanpur.

The Bithoor suburb of Kanpur city houses some of the most religiously sacred and significant places in the Hindu culture. The Brahmavart Ghat is one such holy place that one must visit while in Kanpur. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Brahma, it is believed to be the place where Lord Brahma lived and has started making mankind with clay and all the righteousness in the world. Hence, it is a place of utmost religious and sacred values.

It is here that Brahma Ji has installed a Shiva Linga which is now worshipped as the Brahmeshwar Mahadeva. A horseshoe nail is also embedded on the steps of the ghat. It is believed that this nail belonged to Lord Brahma's horse while they were on the way to the Ashvamedha Yajna. Due to its religious significance, a small temple dedicated to Lord Brahma has also been constructed on the ghat. After a ritual bath in the Ganga, the devotees pray at the temple.

Apart from being a place of religious prominence, Brahmavart Ghat is also growing as a tourist destination and family picnic spot as it is a peaceful place away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The ghat offers a mesmerizing view ...

Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 27 km from Jhansi Junction, Parichha Dam is a manmade reservoir situated near Parichha town on Jhansi-Kanpur National Highway in Uttar Pradesh. Built on Betwa River, Parichha Dam & Reservoir is one of the top places to experience Jhansi Tourism.

Parichha Dam was constructed during the time of the British between 1881 to 1886 CE. The total length of the dam is 1174.6 m and height is 16.77 m. The reservoir of the dam stretches from Parichha to Notghat Bridge which is about 34 km from Jhansi. Parichha Dam is the main source of water for drinking and agricultural purposes for Jhansi. The dam also has a Thermal power station which generates 1149 MW power.

This place is ideal for water sports especially boating and fishing activities. It also offers great scenic view of the surroundings.

Historical & Heritage | Lake & Backwater | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 26 km from Mathura, 148 km from New Delhi, and 25 km from Vrindavan, Kusum Sarovar is a huge tank, which belonged to the period of Lord Krishna, located between Govardhan and Radha Kund. Kusum Sarovar lies towards the right side of sacred parikrama path. It is among the ideal tourist places near Delhi & Noida for one day trip.

Kusum Sarovar is 450 feet long and 60 feet deep tank and features a flight of stairs on all sides. The Sarovar is believed to be the place where Radha along with gopikas used to collect flowers and meet Lord Krishna. Kadamba trees are found all over the place and it is said that Kadamba tree was the favorite tree of Lord Krishna. During the time of Lord Chaitanya (a great devotee of Lord Krishna), this place was known as Sumanah Sarovar. It is stated in the Chaitanya Charitamrita that Lord Chaitanya took bath here.

The Sarovar is surrounded by magnificent structures which were constructed by Jawahar Singh, the king of Bharatpur in the middle of 18th century, in honor of his father Raja Suraj Mal. A simple earthen pond till 1675, it was properly built by ruler of Orchha, Veer Singh, after which Suraj Mal constructed a garden for his queen, converting it into a beautiful place. Afterwards, Jawahar Singh built astonishing structures in the memory of his parents.

There are three tombs in the upper level. The main tomb of Raja Suraj Mal has beautiful paintings on its ceiling depicting the pastimes of Krishna and the lotus ...

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