Temples

Deogarh

This place is a land of ancient temples that lies in Lalitpur district which possesses great antiquarian, epigraphical and archaeological importance. It is situated on the right bank of the river Betwa, at the western end of the Lalitpur range and passes through an extremely picturesque country side. It has wide range of ancient temples like Dashavatar temple, Jain shrines, Varah temple, Archaelogical Museum and Jain Museum. Apparently, it is one of the most important tourist place of Lalitpur district.

Pava Jain Center

An important pilgrimage Jain spot Pava Jain center is situated 50km from Lalitpur which consist of hills known as Hill of the Siddhas. According to an ancient Jain tradition, four Jain saints, including Swarnbhadra, had received Nirvana in Pawagiri. Another hill close by is known as the Pava hill.

Pali Neelkanteshwar Temple

Neelkanteshwar is a famous temple that is dedicated Lord Shiva which is situated about 25 km from Lalitpur. The uniqueness of this temple is the idol of the Shiva with three heads in the temple which is considered to be one and only Avatar of Lord Shiva, Pali. This forest is situated amid of dense forest and it is believed that the idol came out in its own from the mountain and the temple was built around it. A very huge fair (mela) is held here every year during the Maha Shivratri festival.

Narsingh rock cut sculpture

At Dudhai in Lalitpur district a majestic rock cut sculpture of Narsingh (incarnation of Lord Vishnu) can be seen which is one of the hidden treasures of India. It is a significant site as it comprises a set of Hindu and Jain temples with awe inspiring iconographic detailing on each structure. Due to magnificent sculptures, this place is a potential tourist spot.

The Shrine of Baba Sadanshah

The shrine (mazaar) of famous Sufi saint Sadanshah is situated in Lalitpur city. Legend has it that Sadanshah used to sell chopped meat. He used to weigh the meat with a sacred stone (batia) of Lord Shankar. This stone, it is said, used to change its own weight according to the weight of the meat -- whether a ser or a maund -- required by the customer. Once some saints passing that way saw this sacred stone being used by a butcher, and they stole it. But in the night the Lord appeared in the dream of these saints, and told them that "This butcher is my devotee, return him the stone." The saints did as they were told.

At the shrine of baba every year a big fair is organized from March 31 to April 2, where people of all religion from various parts of the country unite. In fact, this place is a symbol of religious harmony. The shrine of Baba Sadanshah is also known by its nine steps and 32 pillars. Residents of Lalitpur believe that it is because of the holy effect of the Baba that the region has never witnessed any Hindu-Muslim riot since the partition.

Dashavatar Temple

This fine Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India, scenes from Vaishnava mytholog

Cave of Muchukand, temple of Lord Shri Krishna

Here Persian King Kalyawan was killed by Muchukand.In this way Shri Krishna saved the war and blood shed; rescued lots of girls and prisoners from Kalyawan's custody