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Bah is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°52′N 78°36′E / 26.87°N 78.6°E / 26.87; 78.6Coordinates: 26°52′N 78°36′E / 26.87°N 78.6°E / 26.87; 78.6
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Agra
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,211[1]
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Bah is a city[1] in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh in India.


As of the 2011 Census of India,[1] Bah had a population of 16,211, of which 8,564 were male and 7,647 were female, giving a sex ratio of 893, lower than the state average of 912. There were 2,173 children aged 0-6, which was 13.40% of the total population, whilst the Child Sex Ratio of 803 was much lower than the state average of 902. The Literacy was 78.00%, compared to a state average of 67.68%


Location and name[edit]

This place is situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India on State Highway 62 around 70 km from Agra city and around 55 km from Etawah. Its geographical coordinates are 26° 52' 12" North, 78° 35' 51" East. Three rivers, Yamuna, Chambal and Utangan irrigate its land and separate from the states Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan. It was founded in 1700 by Maharaja Mahendra Kalyan Singh of Bhadawar and was called Kalyanbah. Its name was later corrupted to Bah, which means flow of water. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajapai is also from Bah Bateshwar[citation needed]. His father migrated from Bateshwar to Gwaliar.

Places to watch[edit]

Bah is famous for Bateshwarnath Temple (Lord Shiva),[2] which is only 7 km from Bah City. Along with the main temple there is a series of 108 temples[3] of Lord Shiva on the riverbank of Yamuna. November local festival at Bateshwarnath attracts thousands of devotees from nearby areas and states ( Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh).Near By a Siddha Devi temple is situated in Sidhawali village 2 km far from Bateshwarnath Temple and also a Jain Temple is situated at Shauripur[4] (Shauripur place is believed to be of Mahabharat Kaal). Nowadays newly developed Chambal Safari[5] is a must watch for nature lovers.The forts of Pinahat, Bateshwar and Parna are of archaeological importance but paid little attention.

General information[edit]

Bah is a Tehsil place comprising three blocks of Bah, Jaitpur and Pinahat. The main spoken language is Hindi and yjr main religion is Hindu, however Jain and Muslims also stay together in harmony. The people celebrate Diwali and Eid together and boast that no religious skirmishes have happened since the independence of India. The primary way of living is in agriculture and a lot of people drift to major cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad and others for their living. That's why there is direct connectivity by buses from these cities to Bah and now a newly developed railway station that also provides the direct connectivity from Bah to Agra and Etawah. It is also the educational hub for the nearby villages and also the marketplace for the nearby villages. This land used to be known for 'chambal-dacoits' in the past. It is situated in the Doab of the Chambal and the Yamuna rivers.