Bithoor is small village in the rural parts of Kanpur, located on the banks of Ganges. Religiously important, Bithoor played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. The place is said to be existing from the times when the earth was created. According to legends, Brahma came here to start the human race. Since then Bithoor is also called Brahmavart, meaning, the place of Brahma. Legend also has it that Sita, wife of Lord Rama, came to live at the ashram of the sage Valmiki, after Rama expelled her from Ayodhya. During 1857 war of independence, Nanarao Peshwa and Tatya Tope made Bithoor as there centre for activities and stayed in the fort, which is now in ruins. There are many small and big temples, monuments and historic places in Bithoor. There as many as 30 beautiful ghats in Bithoor.