Bithoor, situated on banks of Ganges, is an important religious and historical town
that is situated 22 kilometers upstream Ganga from the city of Kanpur. Bithoor is
a tranquil spot, suffused with historical and religious significance., Bithoor'
s glorious past is wrapped in legends and fables. According to Hindu mythology,
Bithoor was chosen by lord Brahma, the Creator, as his abode after the destruction
of the Universe.
The most important spot in Bithoor is Valmiki Ashram. There is a small pool inside
Valmiki Ashram, famous as Sita-Kund. Sita 'Rasoi' is still preserved, near which
stands `Swarga Naseinee' or Deep Malika Stambha, studded with niches all around
for illumination. The tower has about 48 steps leading to its top that is surmounted
by a cupola, from where one can heave a panoramic view of the entire area.