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Sarai Ekdil

Sarai Ekdil, with a population of 5,596, is about 8 km east of Etawah on the ancient route from Agra to Allahabad. It lies 13 km from Bakeswar and 16 km from Udi.

Sarai Ekdil has a history of about 400 years. This place was earlier known as Sarai Rupa. In the 17th century, a eunuch named Ekdil Khan came here and built a new sarai and mosque. From that time, the town came to be known after him. The Agra-Allahabad road is arched by two fine stone gateways, with the inscription: ‘In the reign of Shahjahan the foundation of the mosque was laid.’

Main crop is potato, which is being exported to Rajasthan and West Bengal. There are several flour mills and saw mills in the town. Besides, it is locally famous for its handlooms and power-looms. Sarai Ekdil is well connected by road and rail with different parts of the district. Etawah Railway Station and Agra Civil Enclaves are the nearest access points.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Etawah
Location: Sarai Ekdil    


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