Sitapur as the name depicts, was established by the king Vikarmaditya after the name of Lord Ram’s wife Sita. This place is concerned with ancient, medieval and modern history. This is a land of seer and sufis. Purans were written by Rishi Ved Vyas on this holi land. According to Hindu mythology the ‘Panch Dham Yatra’ journey of five main religious Hindu places will not be completed without visiting the Neemsar or Naimisharanya, a religious ancient place in Sitapur. Dargah of Hazrat Makhdoom sb. at Khairabad and Hazrat Gulzar Shah are the symbols of communal harmony.The contribution of Sitapur can not be avoided in social, historical, political and literary field in the country. Many freedom fighters gave their life to free India from British rule. Capt. Manoj Pandey sacrificed his life in Kargil War -1999 and honored his birth place with Param Veer Chakra. The Sitapur Eye Hospital along with its 32 branch hospitals is serving eye patients throughout Uttar Pradesh and providing sight to visually challenged peoples. Ilasia Park, Mahaveer Park, Sarojini Vatika are the main gardens of the city. Vaidehi Vatika, Shahid Capt. Manoj Pandey monument and Shaurya Stambh are also important symbols of the city.The Cotton and Woolen mats (Duries) are famous in India and also being exported abroad.The City is situated on the river bank of ‘Sarayan’, at Lucknow-Delhi National Highway No-24, 89 Km. from state capital Lucknow, and on meter gauge Railway line from Lucknow to Bareilly via Lakhimpur and Pilibhit. Sitapur is also connected on broad gauge train network connecting Gorakhpur and Delhi via Gonda,Burhwal bypassing Lucknow and Hardoi. Whole district is divided into seven tehsils – Sitapur, Biswan, Mishrikh, Laharpur, Mahmoodabad,Maholi and Sidhauli. There are 19 blocks, two parliamentary constituencies (Sitapur, Mishrikh (SC)) and nine assembly constituencies ( Sewta, Biswan, Mahmoodabad, Sidhauli(SC), Laharpur, Sitapur, Hargaon(SC), Mishrikh and Maholi). Total population of the district is 28.57 Lacs and the area is 5743 Sq. Km. There are 2348 Census Villages and 1329 Gram Panchayats in the district.
Capt. Manoj Pandey, Raja Todar Mal, Kavi Narottam Das, Achary Narendra Dev, Maulana Fazle Haq Khairabadi, Riaz Khairabadi, Jawala Parsad Warq
Parks and Picknic Spots
- Ilasiya Bal Vanodyan (Ilasia Park)
- Mahaveer Udyan (Tikunia park)
- Sarojini Vatika
- Vaidehi Vatika
- Neelgaon Picnic spot