Robertsganj General Information
Located in the southern most part of the Eastern U.P. & is the district headquarter of Sonbhadra district, India
Varanasi 90 km, Mirzapur 77 km, Allahabad 170 km, Lucknow 390 km, Kanpur 376 km
Hindi & English, Bhojpuri
Winter Temperature 10°-17.5° Celsius, Summer 21.5°-40° Celsius, rains during June-September
Shivdwar, Mukha Fall, Rihand Dam, Renukut, Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Salkhan Fossils, Son Circuit (in the surroundings of Robertsganj)
Cycle rickshaw or taxies
How to reach
can be accessed via Ahraura from Varanasi, via Chunar-Ahraura from Mirzapur, via Marihan-Rajgarh road (SH-5) from Mirzapur, frequent bus service from Varanasi & Mirzapur. Taxies are also available.
located on the loop line from Chunar (Delhi-Howrah Line), some notable trains like Muri Express, Swarnjayanti Express, Palamau (Link) Express pass through the city. No train connection between Robertsganj and Varanasi
Babatpur Airport, Varanasi-110 km. Direct flight from Varanasi to all major cities of India.
The district Sonbhadra and Robertsganj as its district headquarter was created by carving off the southern part of the earlier Mirzapur district on 4th March 1989. Son, Karmnasha, Chandra Prabha, Rihand, Kanhar, Renu, Ghagar & Belan Rivers drain this area. Located between Vindhyan Range & Kaimur Range, this area had been the centre of activities of pre-historic man which is evident from the rock paintings (pre-historic cave art) found in abundance in this region. Ancient temples are spangled all over Vindhyan Range. Religious & Cultural evidences available here correlate this area with Ramayan & Mahabharata Era, 3rd Century to 9th Century. The area was ruled by Kantit (Kantitpur). Nag Vanshi’s Vakatak dynasty from 3rd to 9th Century. Kol king & Abho dynasty also ruled over this region.
Son circuit, which starts from Shivdwar and ends at Salkhan, offers adventure trail, natural, historical, geological heritage, shrines & wildlife sanctuaries (Kaimur). But due to Naxalite problem prevailing these days in this area, it is advisable to visit all tourist attraction points during the day time (before sunset).
The region still shows tribal cultural shades. Tribal dance, Loric and Kajali singing are the main folk cultural activities. Karma, Shaila, Domkatch, Agrahi, Natua, Koldahaki, Loriki are main tribal dance forms. Overall 16 tribes are found here, Viz., Gond, Dhuria, Nayak, Ojha, Pathari, Karwar, Khairwar, Parahiya, Baiga, Pankha, Panika, Agriya, Chero, Bhurya, Bhunia, Karma.