Bhitargaun, One of the oldest Temple of India. Around 40km bumby ride from my place, shower of rains, crossing lot of small villages, rivers and that’s how I have reached my destination. Standing in the middle of cozy residential area with small market and few small tea shops around. One can see the monument from 100 mtr. Built in the mid-fifth century BCE and known to be one of the oldest temples, it was established in the outskirts of Kanpur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Reconstructed by Alexander Cunningham appointed as Archeological surveyor in 1877-1878 and opined that the temple was older than 7th century A.D. The date was thought to be between the 5th and 6th c., but in 1974 James Harle of Ashmolean at Oxford (‘Gupta Sculpture’) suggested that it should be dated 425 and 450. No inscription has been found from this place till date.
Located in Kanpur, Uttarpradesh and Nearest airport - Lucknow, India
Accommodation - Kanpur
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