Kheri is a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is situated in the Terai region of the state, bordering Nepal to the north. The district headquarters is located in the city of Lakhimpur Kheri. Kheri district is known for its rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and agricultural resources.
Kheri district covers an area of 7,680 square kilometers and is located between 27.6° to 28.6° north latitude and 80.34° to 81.30° east longitude. The district is situated at an elevation of 120 to 150 meters above sea level. The district is bordered by the districts of Bahraich, Shrawasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Barabanki, and Sitapur. The district is drained by several rivers, including the Sarayu, Ghaghra, and Koriya.
Kheri has a rich history dating back to ancient times. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, the area was ruled by the demon king Ravana. Later, the region came under the rule of various dynasties, including the Mauryas, Guptas, and Mughals. In the 18th century, the area was annexed by the British East India Company and became part of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. During the Indian Independence Movement, Kheri played an important role, with many freedom fighters hailing from the district.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in Kheri district, with more than 80% of the population engaged in farming. The district is known for its production of sugarcane, wheat, rice, and pulses. The district has several sugar mills, including the Balrampur Chini Mills, which is one of the largest sugar producing companies in India. Besides agriculture, the district has some small-scale industries, including brick-making, handicrafts, and weaving.
Kheri has a diverse culture, with people from different religions and communities living in harmony. The district has a rich tradition of folk music and dance, including the dandiya, bhangra, and charkula. The district is also known for its handicrafts, including pottery, basketry, and embroidery. The district has several festivals, including Holi, Diwali, Eid, and Christmas, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Kheri has several tourist attractions, including historical monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, and natural beauty. Some of the popular tourist destinations in the district are:
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|3||Gola Gokaran Nath||Kheri||Uttar Pradesh|