The 'City of Great Festivals' is where you need to head next for your weekend trip from Lucknow

The 'City of Great Festivals' is where you need to head next for your weekend trip from Lucknow

The word Mahoba is derived from 'Mahotsav Nagar'.

Although it's just January, is anyone else feeling like we're already done with the year? Because we sure are and we already need a break! So if you're sailing on the same boat as ours, then you should absolutely check out Mahoba, located at a distance of 233-km from Lucknow and it makes for a spot which entices history lovers and photographers, from all regions across the state.

The 'City of Great Festivals'

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This district has tales to tell through its time-worn walls wrapped in slivers of history and heritage. The word Mahoba is derived from 'Mahotsav Nagar' or the 'city of great festivals' and it shares its cultural roots with Khajuraho, as both of them are known for their caves and sculptures.

The famous Shiv Temple here, dominates the landscape around the Gukhar Mountains and the Kakramath Temple, located on an island in the Madan Sagar Lake, also attracts a fair share of devotees. If you're a history buff, you cannot afford to miss out on the Rahila Sagar Sun Temple, which is a 9th-century shrine and is located in the western side of Rahila Sagar. It oozes with history and serves as a muse to artists as well.

You should also check out the Chandika Devi temple and Gokhar Parvat, which have shrines dedicated to Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions. This town is home to several other monuments and religious sites, which serve as a bridge to the rich history it descends from.

Knock Knock

So if you've been feeling like just heading out with a backpack and a camera in hand, then Mahoba is a quick fix for your hankering! Chalk out a plan, fix a budget, draft your itinerary and make the optimum usage of your weekend chhutiyan because trust us, this is what you need in order to clear your head from the urban chaos of the city.

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