is related to many Myths pertaining to Lord Buddha, especially his
descending from the heaven after death makes it an ideal destination for
Buddhist pilgrims. The place is as interesting as the stories related to
Buddha, charming, quite and enchanting. Known as Sankasya in Ramayana, this
village has been an important centre in the geography of India from earlier
times. Huen Tsang named this city as Kapittha in his travelogue and
described it as a nice place to visit. The place is renowned for the stone
statues found here during the excavations.
Sankisa is located in Farukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, at a distance
of 40 Km from Kannauj.
The village is mainly famous for the archaeological and historical
importance. There is a small temple of BISARI DEVI where, she is worshipped
as a goddess of fertlity. Buddhist sculptures dating back to Mahayana age is
also found on some walls at the site.
The remains of Asokan Pillar is also worth a visit, while the pillar with
an elephant in lieu of the usual lion is also matter of attraction for many
a tourists. This elephant is said to be the representation of the white
elephant which mayadevi had dreamt at the time of conception of Siddhartha
The excavations by ASI (Archaological Society of India) has lead to the
finding of many items of ancient age contemporary to Buddha, Asoka and some
other well-known preacher of Buddhiism. Some of these items are exquisite
and represents high grade of art. The scriptures, terra cotta figures,
bronze coins and stone dishes remain the centre of attraction for the
visiting folk to have a glimpse back into the far left times.
The Shiva linga is also quite exotic and attracts Hindu religious devotees.
The Shravan Mela held every year draws a lot of tourists.
Kannauj : An ancient town in India, having its place in
many important books such as the Mahabharata, this place is well known for
the Brahminical relations. Ruled over by Hindu king Harsha Vardhana, this
city had seen the golden period of Hindu architecture. Many of the
sculptures have been excavated recently and the various statues, among them
the ekmukhi (one faceted) with the head of Lord Shiva's wife, are special.
The place is also a well-known Perfume production place right from the days
Kanpur is a well-known and admired city in India. It is also a
destination for the scholars from early Hindu civilization days of India.
There are a whole agmut of places to visit in Kanpur, the prominent among
them being Shri Radhakirishna temple, Phool Bagh, Jajmau, The Glass temple,
The All soul's Cathedral, Nawabganj Bird sanctuary and the Allen forest Zoo.
How to reach
The kanpur airport is nearest to Sankisa, from
which, trains and buses run regularly.
The nearest railhead is Pakhna, at a distance of
Sankisa is connected to the major cities of the
state by good motorable roads.
Where to stay
Staying can be most enjoyed at Kanpur. The Landmark is a fine hotel.