Bhitargaon Temple


The Bhitargaon Temple is a terraced brick building fronted with a terracotta panel. Built in the 6th century during the Gupta Empire, it is the oldest remaining terracotta Hindu shrine with a roof and a high Sikhara, though its upper chamber did sustain some damage in the 18th century.
The temple is built on a square plan with double-recessed corners and faces east. There tall pyramidal spire over the garbhagriha. The walls are decorated with terracotta panels depicting aquatic monsters, Shiva and Vishnu etc. When Cunningham first visited the site, the remains of the porch and of the ardhamandapa were still visible, which later collapsed.

Photo Gallery

  • Gupta Kalin Temple Pic FROM distance
  • Gupta Kalin Temple Near
  • Gupta Kalin Temple Picture Long

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is Kanpur Chakri. You can take the vehicle from the airport to Kanpur city. Local vehicles are available from anywhere in the city.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Kanpur Central. Local transport is available from the railway station.

By Road

It is about 50 kilometers from the city