Shikohabad is located in the Firozabad District of Uttar Pradesh. With River Sirsa flowing through the city, Shikohabad was previously known as Mohammad Mah. In fact, the city was ruled under the estate of Labhowa from 1794 till 1880. The present name, Shikohabad, is after Dara Shikoh, the eldest brother of Emperor Aurangzeb. Shikohabad is popular among tourists for being a temple town.
Places to Stay
Hotel Green Park is a good hotel in Shikohabad. There are accommodation facilities available at nearby Firozabad too.
Hindi is the local language in Shikohabad. English is also spoken here.
Festivals such as Holi (in March) and Diwali (in November) are celebrated with great fervour by the local people.
Places of Interest
Kali Devi Temple (in Shikohabad), Jama Masjid (in Shikohabad), Balaji Temple (in Shikohabad), Shitala Maa Temple (in Shikohabad), Bateshwar (22 km away from Shikohabad) are some places of interest that one can visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Shikohabad is 65 km away at Agra.
Shikohabad has a railway station with trains connecting to cities such as Delhi, Agra, Jammu, Allahabad and Chandigarh.
Shikohabad has a bus stand with buses connecting to nearby cities such as Jaipur, Delhi, Ajmer and Itawa. Bus operators connect Shikohabad with various towns and cities. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache.