Azamgarh is a town in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is headquarters of Azamgarh district and of Azamgarh Division. The district is named after its headquarters town, Azamgarh, which was founded in 1665 by Azam, son of Vikramajit. It is also known as land of the famous rishi Durvasa whose ashram is situated in Phulpur tehsil where thousands of his students used to take education.
How to reach here:By Train:
Azamgarh is connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ajmer & Amritsar.By Road:
Buses regularly ply between Azamgarh to Lucknow which is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. There are few buses between Azamgarh & New Delhi.By Air:
The closest major airport is Varanasi Airport (VNS / VIBN) which is about 75 km from the center of Azamgarh. This airport has international and domestic flights from Varanasi and. another major airport is Gorakhpur Airport (GOP / VEGK), which has domestic flights from Gorakhpur and is 80 km from Azamgarh.
Azamgarh is an important town of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The town has been home to Azamgarh Nationalist Movement initiated by Maulana Shibli Nomani. Maulana Shibli Nomani was a famous theologian and philosopher. The most famous books on Islam have been composed in this city. The foremost among these is the 7 volumes compilation of the Biography of Prophet Muhammad named 'Seerat-ul-Nabi' by Maulana Sulaiman Nadwi. The city is also home to Kaifi Azami, one of the most famous poet and Leftist intellectual in the country. The Asian biggest Arabic Library Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy is located in Azamgarh.
Places of Interest:Benarsi Sari Udyog, Mubarakpur:
It is the most important industry in the district affording maximum employment and is responsible for major percentage of industrial production in the district. It is a village household industry with looms setup in the most of rural households. The benarasi sari of Mubarakpur is famous all over the world.Black Pottery, Nizamabad:
It is one of the oldest industries of the district; pottery still contributes substantially to the economic life of the people. The fancy pottery made in Nizamabad is famous in the world. They make tea-pots, sugar-bowls and other decorative articles. The earthen wares and statues of Gods and Goddesses particularly of Ganesh, Laxmi, Shiva, Durga and Saraswati are also made.
The industrial base in Azamgarh is not very strong, but the district has good agricultural base. The dominating agricultural and weak industrial base together appears to leave a gap, which can be effectively bridged by a co-ordinated approach to enrich the economy of the district.