About Sitapur

Sitapur is a town and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is in the Lucknow Division. The town is by the river Sarayan, halfway between Lucknow and Shahjahanpur on the Lucknow-Delhi National Highway No. 24 and on the Lucknow-Bareilly Railway, 89 km northwest from the state capital, Lucknow. In British India it was spelled as Citapore and was a cantonment, garrisoned by a portion of a British regiment. The traditional origin for the name is said to be by the King Vikramāditya from Lord Ram's wife Sita