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The district headquarters Shahjahanpur is very popular for its touring spots and it is one of the finest locations to tour in a day. In a day temples, ghats, industries and shopping can be done. The good transport system and roadways in the city ensure the possibility to tour the city in a day.
Visiting Pilgrim Centres in Shahjahanpur
Shahjahanpur is popular for its pilgrim centres of Hindu, Muslim and Christian disciplines which are visited by numerous tourist and locals every year. The religious practice and special occasions marks the popularity of these shrines for the reason which the tourists in the city should never miss to visit the shrines. Apart from shrines many ashrams are also located in the city namely Rishi Ashram and Mumuksh Ashram, visiting these ashrams will give peace of mind and soul.
Touring towards Ghats in Shahjahanpur
The tourist in the city should never miss their chance to take a walk on the Ghats of Shahjahanpur as River Garrah and River Khannaut flow through the city. Bathing, boating and swimming in these rivers is a wonderful experience. The Garrah River flows through the Azizganj and Shahar Khas Basti Begam areas of the city and also it marks the right boundary of the city. The River also flows across UP SH 29 in Zia Khel locality and the old Shahjahanpur to Bareilly road reaches the Ghats of Garrah or Garra River. It is the longest river flowing through the city. River Khannaut flows in and out of the city across various localities namely Riswani Bagh, Lodhipur, Sari Tallqua Chatouna, Hussian Pura, Dalel Ganj and Saraikaiyan, so it is very easy to reach the Ghats of River Khannaut from any of these localities in Shahjahanpur. Maa Kali Mandhir and Hanumat Dham Mandhir in Hussain Pura locality of Shahjahanpur are located on the banks of Khannaut River.
Shopping in Shahjahanpur
The city is very popular for its carpets which follow its own unique style of design which the tourist should never miss to shop for. Also woollen carpets are available in much cheaper rates in the city. Apart from carpets the city is also popular to shop for the arts and craft products like wooden sculptures, pottery, embroidery garments, glassware and more. The evening snacks and desserts are very popular at the street side snack bars of the city.
Industrial Visit in Shahjahanpur
Touring apart from entertaining will also educate the tourists on visiting industries that the city is popular for. Ordinance clothing factory, sugar mills, cottage industries, Rosa thermal power plant are some of the popular industries in the city. Although Ordinance clothing factory comes under military administration, it is very difficult to get permission to visit the same. Through these industrial visits the tourist can get to know the technologies and different work process involved in each industry.
Watching Craftsmen at Work
Cottage industry is very popular in the city. The city homes finest craftsmen to weave carpets and dhurry with design derived from Turkey, Afghan and Persia. Watching these weavers at work will give an experience of handloom industry and the rich knowledge of design style and the weaving methodology of the craftsmen. The tourists can also purchase the carpets directly from the weavers.