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This article is about a city in India. For other uses, see BAH (disambiguation).
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 (2001)
 • Total 14,593
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bah is a city in Agra District of Uttar Pradesh in India.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Bah had a population of 14,593. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.


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.

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). Nearby 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 Bah, Jaitpur and Pinahat. Main spoken language is Hindi and main religion is Hindu, however Jain and Muslims also stay together in harmony. All people celebrate Diwali, Eid together and boast that no religious fight/clashes ever happened in Bah since the Independence of India. Primary way of living is agriculture and 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 newly developed railway station that is also provide the direct connectivity bah to Agra and Etawah. It is also the educational hub for the nearby villages and also the market place for the nearby villages. This land was used to be known for 'chambal-dacoits' in past.It is situated in the Doab of the CHAMBAL and the YAMUNA rivers.