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Visiting Places

Naseeruddin Memorial Hall

East India Company built Willoughby Memorial Hall in 1924 in the memory of Sir Robert William Douglas Willoughby, Deputy Commissioner of Kheri. On 26 April 1936, Willoughby Memorial Library was established. Freedom Fighter Naseeruddin Mauzi Nagar and Rajnarayan Mishra shot the Deputy Commissioner and they were later hanged by the colonial rulers during freedom struggle. Willoughby Memorial Hall was recently renamed as Naseeruddin Memorial Hall.

Shiv Temple Gola Gokaran Nath

Shiv Temple of Gola Gokaran Nath is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.The Gola Gokaran Nath is also called Choti Kashi. It is the belief of the people that Lord Shiva was pleased with the penance (Tapasya) of Rawana (King of Lanka) and offered him a boon. Rawana requested the Lord Shiva to go to Lanka with him and leave Himalya forever. The Lord Shiva agreed to go on condition that he should not be placed anywhere on the way to Lanka. If he were placed anywhere, he would settle at that place. Rawana agreed and started his journey to Lanka with the Lord on his head. When Rawana reached the Gola Gokaran Nath (then called Gollihara) he felt the need to urinate (a call of nature). Rawana offered some gold coins to a shepherd (who was none other than Lord Ganesha sent by deities) for placing the Lord Shiva on his head until he returned. The shepherd (Lord Ganesha) placed him on the land. Rawana failed to lift him up despite all his efforts. He pressed him on his head with his thumb in full anger. The impression of Rawana's thumb is still present on the Shivling. In the month of Chatra (April) a great fair is organised for one month known as Cheti-Mela.

Frog Temple

he unique Frog Temple lies at Oel town, 12 km from Lakhimpur on the route from Lakhimpur to Sitapur. It is the only one of its kind in India based on Manduk Tantra. It was built by the former king of Oel State (Lakhimpur Kheri district) between 1860 and 1870. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is built at the back of a large frog. The Temple is constructed within an octagonal lotus. The Shivling installed in the temple was brought from the Banasur Prati Narmdeshwar Narmada Kund. The main gate of the temple opens in the east and another gate is in the south. The architecture of this temple is based on Tantra Vidya.

Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa National Park lies amid the warm, tropical forests of the Terai, in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is the largest and thickest forest reserve of India. The park's thick Sal forest, extensive grasslands and marshes harbor a wide range of wildlife. It is a home for over 38 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles and numerous birds. Dudhwa has the distinction of having the largest surviving population of this endangered species. The great Indian One horned Rhino, which was hunted out of existence is now the part of wild family in the park. However, the main attraction of the park is its Swamp Deers (Barasingha) and Tigers. The park is famous for untiring efforts of 'Billy' Arjan Singh, the conservationist who played an instrumental role in creation of Dudhwa as sanctuary for Swamp Deer.