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Sonbhadra District

Sonbhadra or Sonebhadra is the largest district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It lies in the extreme southeast of the state.

The district is bounded by Mirzapur District to the northwest, Chandoli District to the north, Bihar state to the northeast, Jharkhand state to the east, Chhattisgarh state to the south, and Madhya Pradesh state to the west. The district headquarters is in the town of Robertsganj.

The Sonbhadra district can be called the power capital of India, as the region has many electrical power stations.

Important Rivers

The important districts of the district are River Son and Rihand.


Vijaygarh Fort, Aghorigarh Fort, Sodharigarh Durg, Shivdwar Temple, Jwaladevi Temple, Kundeshwar Mahadev Temple, Renukeshwar Mahadev Temple, Radha Krishna Temple, Geeta Temple, Mukha Water Fall, Rihand Dam, Dhanraul Dam, Sarnath, Vindhyanchal Temple, Chunar Fort, Rajdari - Devdari, Vindham Fall.

Facts & Figures

Area6788.0 sq Km.
Latitude23.52 & 25.32 North
Longitude82.72 & 83.33 East
Altitude285 feet
Population (2001)1,463,468
Population density216 Per Sq. K.M.
Sex Ratio896
Literacy Rate49.96%
No. of Tehsil03
No. of Blocks08
No. of Villages1426
TemperatureMax.: 45 C ; Min.: 8 C
Postal Code231216
STD Code05444 (Robertsganj - Distt HQ)
05446 (Renukoot)

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport for Sonbhadra is in Varanasi which is 110 Kms from Robertsganj (District HQ.). There are direct flights from Varanasi to different major cities i.e. Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow & Bhubhneshwar etc and vice-versa.

By Rail : The nearest railway station for District Headquarter is "Robertsganj” which is on the loop line from Chunar (Delhi-Howrah line). There are so many other stations in District Sonbhadra i.e. Chopan, Renukoot, Shaktinagar etc. The major train’s passing through the Sonbhadra are :

Moorie Express (8101/8102) (From Tatanagar to Pathankot) Jharkhand Swarnjayanti Express (8603/8604) (from Hatia to Delhi) Triveni Express (4269/4270) (From Lucknow to Shaktinagar/Singrauli) Shaktipunj Express.

These trains directly connected Sonbhadra to various cities i.e. Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiyana, Ranchi, Lucknow, Kolkotta etc.

By Road : The Sonbhadra is well connected to Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Mirzapur etc by road. Buses are 24 hours available from Varanasi to Sonbhadra & it will take hardly 2 ½ hours to Robertsganj the District Headquarter.

The easiest way to come Sonbhadra is by train/air upto Varanasi/ Mirzapur then take a bus/private taxi to Sonbhadra, which are available 24 hours from varanasi & Mirzapur.

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