About Maharajganj

Maharajganj is one of the districts in Uttar Pradesh in northern India. This is located in Terrain regions of Himalayas, bordering Nepal in North. This district covers an area of 2951 sq. km.  The Religious temples Lehra Devi and Itahiya Panchmukhi Shiv Mandir in famous in the region and in Nepal. According to the 2011 census, the population of this place is 2,673,878.

How to Reach Maharajganj:

                Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport to Maharajganj – 55 KM.

                Bridgemanganj to Maharajganj – 47 KM.

                Bansi Bus Stop to Maharajganj – 76 KM.

Address: Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh 273303.              

Places To Visit In Maharajganj

1. Temple of Goddess(Lehda):

The Lehda is the temple of God was established during the Mahabharata period by earning itself in the time of Pandavas agnatavas. The ancient name of this religious place was ‘Adaruna Devi Than’, which is now known as Lehda Devi Temple. Arjun had established this Shakti Peeth as per the order of Mother Bhagwati. Huien- Tsang famous chinese traveller also mentions this temple in his book Si-Yu-Ki. During the British rule the Lehra is one of the Military Camp. One day British officer fired his bullet on the Pindi. Blood started coming out of Pindi. Once maa came to the town as a beautiful girl and wanted to cross the river. She hired a boat and started the journey but in middle of the river the boatman grew interested in her splendid beauty and went off track. 

 It is believed that if a person visits the temple for regular 5 Tuesdays, his wishes are fulfilled.

How to Reach Temple of Goddess: Maharajganj to the Temple 38KM.             

2. Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary:

Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Maharajganj District of UP. There are 2 entry points to enter the Sanctuary – Pakari Range and Chauk Range. Panther is the flagship species of the Sanctuary. Visitors can book the tickets to visit the place from the office of Divisional Forest Officer and also from the entries to the Sanctuary. The visitors have to carry their photo id proofs and for foreigners have to carry their passport to enter into the sanctuary.

Munias, Mynas, , Snipes, House Sparrow, House Crow, Wood peckers, Rose ringed parakeet, Golden Oriole, Spotted owlet, Little heron, Lesser adjutant, Purple Heron, Shovelers, Doves, Jungle fowl, Hornbills, Bee eaters, Bulbuls Barbets, Babblers, Drongos, Tree pie, Ibises, Northern pintail, , Bar headed goose, Common shell   duck, Marbled duck, Pond heron, Open billed stork,  Grey lag goose Sarus crane, Lesser whistling teal, Egrets, Flamingos ,Comb duck, Coots, Cormorants, Cranes ,White Spoonbill, Black naked crane, Peafowl, Cuckoos, Darters, White breasted kingfisher, Sandpipers, Common teal. Gadwall, Mallard, Spot billed duck, Common pochard,  Ruddy shelduck, Wigeon, Painted stork, Tufted duck etc., are the bird species sited in the wet lands and high forest area of the Sanctuary.

Best Time To Visit: November 15th to 15th June.              

The Sanctuary will be closed from 16th June to 14th November.

Accommodation:

                For Indian Rs 300 per Room

                For Foreigners Rs 500 and Rs 15 per day for electric charges.

Do’s and Don’ts in the Sanctuary:

  • Fire arms of any kind are not permitted.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Walking and tracking is strictly prohibited.
  • Entry is permitted only for day time.
  • Littering and Garbage are not allowed to be thrown inside the sanctuary.
  • Smoking in the Sanctuary is strictly prohibited.
  • Playing transistors and tape recorders are not permitted.
  • The blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is prohibited.
  • Vandalism is not allowed.
  •  Entry without valid permit is not allowed.

How to Reach Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary:

                Gorakhpur to Sanctuary – 56 KM.

                Lucknow Airport to Sanctuary – 300 KM.

3. Bokra Devi Temple:

The Bokra Devi Temple is located on a high mound and covers about 1Acre area. This temple is surrounded by a thick forest of Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bokra Devi.

Festivals: Dussehra Fair.

Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

How to Reach Bokra Devi Temple:

                Pakari Range to Anandnagar – 4 KM.

4. International Border Sonauli:

International Border is the open border running between India and Nepal. The 1758 Km long border includes the Himalayan territories as well as Indo-Gangetic Plain.