o the east of Bawan village is a pond named Suraj Kund and near that pond is Nakatiya Devi temple. In front of this temple there is a Peepal tree under which there are many broken statues . This temple is quite ancient. It is a legend that the idol of Kusumbi Devi was broken due to the attack of the weapon, since then it is known as Nakatiya Devi. Residents of Bawan and nearby villages offer prayers in this temple before performing any auspicious work.
Lord Shiv devotees across the country have faith towards the ancient Shiv Temple located about 20 km from the district headquarters. This Temple located in Sakha village is known as “Shiva Sankat Haran Temple Sakaha”. There is an atmosphere of fare here throughout the month of Sawan. A large gathering of Kanwariyas and Shiva devotees takes place here. It is believed that here the sufferings of the devotees of Lord Shiva go away, hence the name of Shivalaya is Shiva Sankat Haran.
In the Past, Hardoi was the city of Hiranyakashyap and He was a traitor of Hari(God), so he named the City as Haridrohi. His son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Hari and in order to kill him, Hiranyakasip had set up his sister Holika in the fire. Holika was a boon that she would not burn by fire. Holika and Prahlad sat down in Agni Kund. In which Holika was consumed in the fire and the devotee Prahlad was saved by Lord Vishnu.
It is situated about seven kilometers east of Pihani Town.It is believed that Eighty Four Thousand Vaishnavas had practiced penance around Naimishanaya ,this Ashram also comes in the periphery. There is a natural water source in the north-east direction from the ashram, which becomes a special center of attraction for visitors. Gomti river, which runs along the Dhobia Ashram and a little distance away, makes the atmosphere more picturesque.
About 150 km from Lucknow,the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Hatya Haran Teerth is located in the holy Namisharnya Parikrama area in the Sandila tehsil of Hardoi district.
Thousands of years ago, when Lord Rama had killed Ravana, he was blamed for Brahma Hatya.In order to erase that Sin, Lord Rama also came to the bath in this lake.Since then, people have been able to get rid of murder, cow slaughter and other sins by coming here on this holy pilgrimage here.
Hardoi Baba Temple is about 400 years old.This historic temple is situated just a short distance from Prahalad Ghat. It was renovated around 1949, in the courtyard of which there is a peepal tree known as ‘हरदोई बाबा का दरबार’
A small village is situated on the north side of Madhoganj town, about two kilometers away,Ruia Garhi.It is famous for his King Narpat Singh who was a brave freedom fighter.After being captured the most areas of Avadh, the British army also tried to conquer Hardoi, but due to the indomitable bravery and strategy of Raja Narpat Singh, the British had to face defeat. In the fifth war, the British attacked with a large number of soldiers and cannon. Even in this battle, the soldiers of Narapati Singh responded with a retort. The British started to uproot the feet, during this time suddenly the king was martyred.
Shahabad is a city and a municipal board in Hardoi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. At one point of time it was counted among the few biggest cities of Oudh, but declined rapidly in later period and now reduced to a town. It is the site of the Tomb of Diler Khan, a governor in the time of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, Jama-Masjid, Sankta Devi temple, Balaji temple and Baram Baba temple. The legend has it that this is also site of ancient village Angadpur after Angada, nephew of Sugriva.
The prestigious town of Shahabad has many references in history sources. It was founded in 1680 A.D. by Nawab Diler Khan, an Afghan officer of Shah Jahan, who was sent to suppress an uprising in Shahjahanpur. The same man overthrew Pande Parwar bandits of Angni Khera. Joseph Tiefenthaler, one of the earliest European geographers to write on India, visited the town in 1770 and described it as a town of considerable circuit, with a palace of bricks in the middle strengthened by towers like a fortress, with a vestibule and a covered colonnade. This palace used to be known as Badi Deorhi. Although the palace no longer exists, the two grand gateways are still standing. Nawab Diler Khan also erected Jama Masjid and his own mausoleum. Both of them are built in kankar blocks and the upper story contains bands of florid decoration in red stone, a style very common to architecture of that period. He also built a grand pond near the mausoleum, known as Narbada.
The sanctuary is located at a distance of 19 km on Hardoi-Sandi Road in Sandi in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh. Sandi Bird Sanctuary is 1 km from Sandi town on Main Road at Nawabganj, near Sandi Police Station of Hardoi district.
Sandi Bird sanctuary was created in the year 1990 in order to protect the natural habitats and aquatic vegetation for the local residents and migratory birds. The Sandi Bird sanctuary is also known by its ancient name as “Dahar Jheel” (Jheel = Lake). The lake’s area is 309 ha (3.09 km²). River Garra, formerly known as Garun Ganga, passes near the sanctuary.
Migratory birds rest on the banks of the river before reaching the Sandi Bird sanctuary. The migratory birds begin to arrive at the sanctuary at the beginning of winter in the month of November. Sandi is a tourist As a tourist destination and is of particular interest to birdwatchers. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from December to February. The nearest railway station is at Hardoi (19 km).
In the past, the rare Siberian white crane Grus leucogeranus has been seen here, and some scientists believe it returns under the right circumstances