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Sankisa



Sankisa, an ancient cultural center for Buddhism, is located in Basantpur village in central Uttar Pradesh, 47 km from Farrukhabad. In the village, on the top of the stupa, is a temple dedicated to Bisari Devi. Remains of very old relics, sculptures and idols have been excavated from here.

Sankisa has been mentioned in the travelogues written by Hieun Tsang and other Chinese travelers. Tradition recounts that Buddha, along with Brahma and Indra descended at this place, after giving sermons to Buddha’s mother in heaven.

People from all over Uttar Pradesh come to the large fair conducted in the month of shravan (July-August)in Sankisa.

Pakhna railway station is the nearest railway station. The closest civil airport is at Agra, which is 207 km away from Sankisa.

Accomodation is available at the PWD Inspection House, Fateh Garh and Government Tourist Bungalow, Sankisa. Tourist season starts from October to April.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Farukhabad
Location: Allahabad
Phone: +91-532-601873
Contact: Regional Tourist Office

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