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Overview

Banda is a city and a municipal board in Banda district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Banda lies south of the Yamuna river in the Bundelkhand region. It is the administrative headquarters of Banda District. The town is well connected to major cities with railways and state highways. The town is near the right bank of the river Ken, 95 m. S. W. of Allahabad.

Banda is famous for its Shajar stone, used for making jewellery. Banda was a town and district of British India, in the Allahabad division of the United Provinces. The population in 1901 was 22,565. It was formerly, but is no longer, a military cantonment.


Culture

Folk-songs and folk-dances
The seasonal folk-songs commonly sung in the villages are Hori or Phag during spring. Malhar and Kajri in the rainy season. Women have their own songs for special occasions such as sohar (sung on the occasion of the birth of a child ) or Mangla geet (gari) during marriage ceremony. Bhajan-Kirtan in a chorus accompanied with musical is very much liked by inhabitants of the district. alha which is sung in the praise of Alha and Udal, the most popular heroes of this region, is also the most popular song of the district during rainy season.
A number of open air performances, combining the rural style of folk music and dancing with some national theme are a regular feature of rural life in the district. Nautanki and dramas based on mythology are often staged and attract large gatherings, particularly in the villages.
There are a number of fairs/melas organized at the different places and Utsavs :
• Bhuragarh fair
• Nawab Tank fair
• Chilla fair
• Bilgav fair
• Kalinjar fair
• Khatri Pahar fair
• Tihramafi fair
• Simauni Fair
• Maheshwari devi Temple
• Gadariya Fair
• Bamdeveshwar Temple
• Bhuiyarani Fair
• Pachkauri Naga Temple
• Maa durga mela in Budhauli Regen (9th day of every Navrat)
Kalinjar Mahotsava: Every Year Banda-District celebrates week long Kalinjar Mahotasava to promote Kalinjar Fort's Heritage & Tourism. Kalinjar Mahotsava includes many Cultural and Social activities.


Transport

• Road transport
The available multiple modes of public transport in the city are taxis, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws. National Highway 76 (India) passes through Banda which connects it to Jhansi and Allahabad. State Highway 92, connects banda to Fatehpur. state highway 76 connects to allahabad. National Highway 86 connects tokanpur. Apart from the long distance services, there are many services to nearby places within the state. There are number of daily buses to kanpur, Allahabad,Delhi, Sagar, Lucknow, Jhansi, Khajuraho, in uttar pradesh and to many others state. You can also reached Kanpur by road Bara Galauli, Pailani Road. Govt. has been establish temporary bridge in Yamuna River near Galauli village to connect fatepur and Kanpur (This bridge name PIPA Pull) in rainy season between mid June this bridge stopped due to rain and again started in September.
• Railways
Banda is served by Banda railway station, a Category A station, under the Jhansi railway division of the North Central Railway Zone.[8] It is well connected by trains with all major cities namely Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur, Varanasi, Agra. The city is well connected to Kanpur,Allahabad, Jhansi, and other neighbouring cities.


Places of interest

Kalinjar Fort
Bhuragarh Fort
Bamdeveshwar Temple & Mount
Maheshwari Devi Temple
Nawab Tank
Jama-Masjid
St. George's Church (YELLOW CHURCH)


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