About KaimurKaimur is a comparatively a new district established in March 1991. The district of Kaimur has evolved from its parent district Shahabad. From 6th century B.C. to 5th century A.D, Kaimur was a part of the Magadh Empire. In 7th century A.D. Kaimur was under the control of Harshawardhan, the ruler of Kannauj. The district was later under the rule of Shail dynasty of central India and Pal dynasty of Bengal. Kaimur later on was ruled by aboriginal tribes.
The region also witnessed many conflicts between the Rajputs and the aboriginal tribes. Administration of the district then was not strong and hence was invaded by Bakhtiyar Khiliji. Later on it came under the direct control of Mughal empire. Kaimur also had an inevitable contribution to the freedom of India. Evidences have been discovered from Kaimur dating back to 20,000 years ago which are the proof of human habitation in the district.
Geography and Climate of KaimurKaimur spread over an area of about an area of 3363 km² is largely divided into two sub divisions viz Hilly regions and Plain area. It is located on Latitude 25°02'13" N and Longitude 83°33'33" E. Kaimur plateau forms the hilly area, while the rivers Karmanasha and the Durgawati adorns the plain area of Kaimur district. The district is surrounded by Kudra river and district of Rohtas of Bihar State on its east, on the north side lies district of Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, district of Garhwa of Jharkhand State on to its south, and district of Chandauli and Mirjapur of the Uttar Pradesh on its west.
The district is evolved from its parent district Shahabad. Kaimur is comparatively a small district which was established recently in March 1991. The climate of Kaimur can be characterized as extreme climate. It is very hot during the summer and very cold in winter. January experiences the extreme cold with temperature falling down to single digit. The May experiences extreme heat with temperature reaching around 45°C. the mansoons enters Kaimur in mid June and lasts till mid September.
Places of Interest in Kaimur
Kaimur is a popular tourist destination in Bihar. A large part of Kaimur district is under a thick cover of forest. The district is also bestowed with many rivers and waterfalls. Adhaura, Chainpur, Durauli Chorghatia are some of the most visited place in the region. Adhaura with its hills and surrounding forest areas is a popular tourist destination. At Chainpur near Kaimur one can find great mausoleum of Bakhtiar Khan, son-in-law of Sher Shah. One can also visit near by Chorghatia village to get spectular view of free flowing waterfalls. Ancient old temples in Ramgarh, Durali, Baidyanath further adds to the attractions of Kaimur in Bihar.
Events and Festivals in KaimurPeople of Kaimur are rooted to their traditions and culture. All the famous Indian festivals like Diwali, Bakrid, Chhath Puja, Dasahara, Bara din (Big day), Hori (Faguwa), Shivraat, Ramnavami, Sekraat (Khichdi), Eid, Muharram, Naya saal (New year) and many other festivals are celebrated here.
Transportation in KaimurKaimur has a well maintained network of roads. NH 2 (G.T. Road) passes by the center of the district. It connects Kaimur with the state capital Patna via Arah. Apart from NH2 a number of state highways passes by the district. on the Howrah-Delhi Grand Chord lies the only major railway station at of the district at Mohania, it is also known as Bhabua Road(BBU).
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Economy and Industrialism in KaimurAgriculture is the main occupation of the people of Kaimur. Rice, telhan, wheat, dalhan and maize are the main crops. There are few private rice mills in the district. District also has a DRDA sponsored Dairy and a BSTDC hotel called Kaimur Hotel. There are some industries like the Power Grid Corporation of India's high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid station, Vanaspati Oil Ltd. And ACC Limited. The district has been included under the list of 640 most backward district of the country. Banarasi Sari, Silk, Kaleen, Dari are the main items one can shop for in Kaimur. Bhabua is the place for shopping for the people of Rural area people of the district.
Kaimur at a GlanceCountry : India
State : Bihar
Languages : Hindi, Bhojpuri
Location: 25°02'13" N and 83°33'33" E
Religion: Hinduism, Islam
Also Read: Economy of Kaimur
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