Shahjahanpur is a city formed by Diler Khan and Bahadur Khan, who were dignitaries in the court of Shah Jahan. They were given 14 villages as a gift by Shah Jahan which they developed and formed a city. It is situated in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. Its state capital, Lucknow is 173 km from Shahjahanpur. The cities that connect Shahjahanpur are – Powayan, Shahabad, Tilhar, and Hardoi.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels within Shahjahanpur, which tourists can opt for. Some of them are Pankhi Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000) and Durga Tourist Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
People in Shahjahanpur speak in Hindi and Urdu.
The most important festivals celebrated in Shahjahanpur are Kite Festival in January, Holi celebrated in March, Janmashtami in August, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated during August -September, and Diwali and Dussehra held during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many beautiful gardens, temples, mosques and forts throughout the vicinity of Shahjahanpur. These structures speak of the former glory of the great kingdoms that ruled. Tourist attractions are found in Naimisharanya, Kannauj, Khatima, Tanakpur, and Bithur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Pantnagar Airport, is 157 km from Shahjahanpur.
There is a railway station within a radius of 2 km in Shahjahanpur. It connects the city to other parts of the state.
Shahjahanpur is well connected to other major cities and towns through a network of well maintained roads. There are Volvo buses to Shahjahanpur from places such as Lucknow and Dehradun. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.