A scenic town in Uttar Pradesh, Pilibhit is one of the richest forest areas in the state. The town has very high tourism potential, however, the 54 km long border with Nepal poses some grave security issues. Pilibhit is home to some interesting ancient historical monuments that throw light on the culture and tradition of the region. There are also some beautiful pilgrimage destinations set amidst beautiful natural settings.
Tourist places in and around Pilibhit
Pilibhit is home to the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve where you can spot the majestic animal. Other natural attractions include Gomat Taal, Devha-Ghagra Sangum and Raja Venu Ka Tila. There is also a beach here by the name of Chuka beach in the Mahof forest range. The sunset from the beach is a mesmerizing sight.
There are several temples and religious sites located in Pilibhit including the Gauri Shankar temple which is around 450 years old. Other sites worth a mention include Chhathavi Padshahi Gurudwara, Dargah Hazrat Shah Md. Sher Mian Ki, Jama Masjid, Methodist Church, Ardhnarishwer Temple, and Jaisantri Devi Temple. Old Pilibhit, whose existence can be traced to the 15th century, is very colourful and bustling with people and energy.
How to reach Pilibhit
Like other cities in north Inida, Pilibhit also enjoys summer, monsoon and winter.