Posted by : Prashant August 10, 2012
Shikohabad is a city in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh state. It is mainly known for its glass industry. It also hosts an old bulb and electric tube manufacturing unit which is presently owned by Bajaj Electricals. Shikohabad is served with a railway junction which comes under Allahabad Jn division of North Central Railway Zone. Shikohabad Jn is perched on Delhi-Mugalsari main rail line. SKB is the station code of Shikohabad Jn. There are several places of interest which can easily be explored from Shikohabad Jn. Bateshwar is a famous pilgrimage place dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is just about 23 km away from Shikohabad Jn. Bateshwar is located on the banks of holy river of Yamuna and is visited by large number of devotees from far and wide. Major nearby cities and places of interest to Shikohabad are Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan and Aligarh.
Trains passing through Shikohabad Railway Junction include Gomati Exp (Lucknow-Delhi), Delhi-Islampur Exp, Lucknow -Agra Intercity, Kalka-Howrah Mail, Kolkata-Delhi Exp, Allahabad-Chandigarh Exp, Sangam Exp (Allahabad-Meerut), Brahmaputra Mail (Delhi-Dibrugarh), Delhi-Malda Town Exp, etc. Shikohabad is also perched on national highway no 2 (NH-2) connecting Delhi and Kolkata. Kheria airport at Agra (70 Km) is the closest airbase to Shikohabad.