The remote town of Bateshwar is located 70 kms from Agra. The unexplored temple town has shot to fame as the birthplace of the present Prime Minister of India, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee. Known for its religious and historic importance, Batehwar is finally all set to become a major destination in the tourist circuits.
There are hundred-odd temples in Bateshwar. Adding colour to the place is a host of Shiva and Krishna temples. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the temple town. There are temples dating back to the Jain era too.
Jain scriptures accord a special place to Bateshwar as legend has it that the 22nd `Tirthankar'-- Bhagwan Neminath set foot in this village in human form. The Department of Tourism is also planning to rope in a large Jain population in the country and abroad.
The Cattle Fair:
A huge cattle fair is held in Bateshwar from mid-October to mid-November, which attracts large crowds.
Air: The nearest airport is situated at
Agra (70-km) or the
Kheria airport that has all the major domestic airlines having their
services to this place of the Taj.
Rail: Agra is a major railway station with almost all the trains to South India, Mumbai and many trains to Kolkatta stopping here.
Road: Agra has the national highway numbers 2, 3, 11 passing through it and well linked by bus services to other places in the State as well as outside the state. The state transports have deluxe as well as ordinary bus services that ply regularly.
Bateshwar is well equipped with some resonable budget accommodations.