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Colonelganj is a historic place in Gonda District of Uttar Pradesh. Gonda is around 40 km east of Colonelganj.

Its old name is Sakraura and was an unknown village until AD 1780 when a force was send by Nawab Vazir to bring into terms the refractory chieftains of the Trans Ghaghra. Subsequently a cantonment was set up and the place was made the military headquarters. The British officers stationed here suffered the wrath of the Indian soldiers in the mutiny of 1857; the ruins of those Victorian buildings, left by them while fleeing are the major attraction here.

Nearest international airport is at Delhi. Colonelganj Railway Station is on the Gonda- Barabanki line.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Gonda
Location: Colonelganj    


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