|Elevation||138 m (453 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Khairabad is a town and a municipal board in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is eight kilometers away from Sitapur town and about 80 kilometers away from the state capital Lucknow, in the west of Uttar Pradesh.
The town is said to have been founded by Khaira, a Hindu of Pasi caste, in early 11th century. It was subsequently taken in possession by a Kayasth family. In after years, many rent-free grants of portions of its site were made to Muslims who came in great numbers during the reigns of Babar and Akbar, but these grants were all resumed by the Nawab of Oudh in early 1800s. Before the above mentioned Khaira Pasi's time the place was known as Masichait (Masi chitra), and was a place of pilgrimage so far back as the reign of the great Bikramajit. The name is still extant in the appellation of a tank, the waters of which are said to possess healing properties, and which is called "Maswasi Talao". As per the Islam Era is concern the first person Hazrat Yousuf Khan Ghazi Rah. Come here in the Islamic History. He comes here with his colleagues & family till his visaal. His Mazar Sharif (Holy grave) named by Rauza Derwaza It's very difficult to get the period of his history.But Mulla Abdul Qadir Badauni has written in his book Multakhab-Al-Tawarikh. That this is developed by sultan Ibrahim bin Masood bin Mahmood. It assumes from that time, this town gets the name of Khairabad. Here may Muslim Auliya Allah come & for their presence and living this place becomes holy.
It was a big trading centre also, where Kashmiri shawls, Jewels of Burmingham and Elephants of Assam were traded.The East India Company arranged to export the handloom clothes manufactured in Khairabad and Dariyabagh. Biswan was famous for earthen potteries. In 1886, artists from Biswan got bronze medal in empire exhibition held at London, for artistic display on earthen pots. The district was also famous for engraved door panels. Presently the district is not very famous from industrial point of view. There are five sugar mills and some flour mills, rice mills in the district. The district is mainly famous for its cotton and woolen mat (Durries). Laharpur and Khairabad are famous for its production and export. It was the Commissionary of Awadh State at the time of Akbar and Lucknow was under the Khairabad. Imam bara and few other buildings are existing there. Dargah of Hazrat Makhdoom Shaikh Saaduddin urf Bade Makhdoom Sahab is famous among devotees.
- Imam Bada (Makka Jamidar).
- Dargah of Hazrat Makhdoom Shaikh Saaduddin urf Bade Makhdoom Sahab.
- Teerth Gauri Devi Mandir.
- Teerth Bhuiyan-Tali Shiv Mandir.
- Dargah of Hazrat Aslam Miyan Sahab.
Khairabad is located at  It has an average elevation of 138 metres (452 feet)..
As of 2011[update] India census, Khairabad had a population of 48,490. Males 25,365 constitute of the population and females 23,124. Khairabad has an average literacy rate of 27,697, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 15458, and female literacy is 12,239. In Khairabad, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Khairabad is known for its popular Citapore Rugs (Sitapur Dhurries). It is basically a weavers' town. Handmade flat weave rugs made of cotton, rayon, jute and chennile are exported worldwide. Ikea and Agocha are among the major stores which have sourced their supplies from Khairabad and surrounding areas. Besides rug weaving, agriculture is also an important contributor in local economy.
Schools, Colleges & Hospitals
- Study Point
- Open Heart School
- Niyazia Junior High School
- ALLAMAH FAZLE HAQ KHAIRABADI
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
- Jivan Jyoti
- Madarsa Talimul Quran
- Bright Circle School
- Bishop Conard Memorial School of Nursing
- Jai Narain Lalta Prasad Mata Prasad Diamond Jublee (JLMDJ) Inter College
- Govt. Girls Inter College
- Pd. Shury datt Annadi Shahgal Inter college.
- Bishop Conard Memorial Hospital.
- CHC hospital Khairabad.
- Khairabad surgical hospital.
Maulana Fazle Haq Khairabadi - He was famous freedom fighter, philosopher and intellectual. He belonged to Khairabad town of district Sitapur. He passed a 'Fatwa of Jihad' against British government in 1857. He was imprisoned to Cellular Jail in Andman and Nicobar and died there in 1861. Famous poet/ writer Jannisar Akhtar and Javed Akhtar are his off springs.
Muztar Wasim Khairabadi - Known Urdu poet from Khairabad was master (ustad) of famous Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri.
Riaz Khairabadi - This famous writer and poet also belonged to Khairabad. He published many magazines and novels.
Dr. Abdul Aziz Khairabadi - This famous writer, poet and critic also belonged to Khairabad. He published many magazines, Doha books and novels.
GULSHAN Khairabadi (Ashfaq Ali) - This famous writer and poet also belonged to Khairabad.
Jawala Parsad Warq - He is among the creators of modern Urdu literature.
Hazrat Maqbool Anwar Qalandar Rh. - Great Majzoob Sant
Hazrat Sufi Shah Sajjad bin Niyaz Rh. - Great Sufi Sant & Sajjada Nasheen of Bade Makhdoom Sb.
- Benett, William Charles (1878). A Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh. Allahabad, India: Oudh Government Press. pp. 127–128.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khairabad
- "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.