Situated on Kannauj Road, the Brahmavart Ghat is located along the banks of the river Ganga. This tranquil spot has great religious and historical significance. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma had chosen Bithoor as his abode and it was here that he created the first man.
The place which marked this event came to be known as Brahmavarta or the seat of Brahma. Later, Lord Brahma also installed a Shivaling, which is till today worshipped as Brahmeshwar Mahadeva at this ghat. There is a nail of a horse that is embedded here which is of great significance to the devotees. The nail is believed to be from Brahma’s horse.
Dhruva Teela is supposed to be the spot where the child Dhruv is believed to have meditated while standing on one leg. He performed the penance to appease Lord Vishnu who was very pleased with his single-minded devotion and granted him the divine boon, which was that he would be immortalised as a shining star in the times to come.
Valmiki Ashram is the site where Rishi Valmiki is believed to have written the timeless epic, Ramayana. It is also the place where Sita stayed after her exile and gave birth to her twins, Lav and Kush. It was here that they spent their childhood and were trained for warfare and politics by the great sage.
The ashram is located at a height and to reach it you have to climb stairs, which are known as staircase to heaven. From the ashram, you can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings and bask in the tranquillity of the place.
The red sandstone Patthar Ghat is one of the most beautiful ghats in India. The foundation stone of the ghat was laid by Tikait Rai, who was the minister of Avadh. The ghat represents stunning art and architecture. A massive Shiva temple, which houses a Shivaling made of kasauti stone, is found here.