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Devi patan Temple, Tulsipur
Devi patan Temple, Tulsipur
Tulsipur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°33′N 82°25′E / 27.55°N 82.42°E / 27.55; 82.42Coordinates: 27°33′N 82°25′E / 27.55°N 82.42°E / 27.55; 82.42
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Balrampur District
 • Chairman Nagar Panchayat Firoz Khan 'Pappu'
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,234
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 05264
Vehicle registration UP-47
Sex ratio 40%-60% /
Website www.devipatan.com

Tulsipur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Balrampur district, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is on the Gorakhpur-Gonda. It was previously meter gauge, but since August 2016, it is broad gauge of North eastern region of Indian Railway. It's one of the main stations of this broad gauge with bus connection to Koilabas on the Nepal border, which is 23 km from Tulsipur. The nearest airport is Shravasti airport at distance of 45 km, but it is not an international and regular airport; the nearest international and regular airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport Lucknow at a distance of about 200 km. The capital city of the state is 190 km from Tulsipur. This town is not municipal board but this town is much larger than to be a municipal board.


Tulsipur is located on bank of river Nakti or Siria at 27°33′N 82°25′E / 27.55°N 82.42°E / 27.55; 82.42.[1] It has an average elevation of 109 metres (357 feet). It is 28km from district headquarter and same 28 km from another major city of district utraula.

Tourism and culture[edit]

Since the conversion of meter Gauge into broad Gauge, Tulsipur has become well connected with other Indian cities . Its one of the more popular Hindu worship places is situated in Tulsipur about 27 kilometers from the district Headquarters Balrampur. It is the temple of Maa Pateshwari, also known as Devi Patan. The temple is one of the 51 "Shakti-Peethas" of Goddess Durga according to Hindu mythology. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit this place throughout the year. A Grand festival is organized at the time of Durga Puja. During the month of chaitra a "Mela" is organized every year. One of the salient features of this event is "Shobha Yatra" of Peer Ratan Nath. Every year devotees from Dang district of Nepal comes here as an integral part of yatra. To the left of the temple is Surya Kund which according to legend, was made by Karna of the Mahabharata in honour of his father, the Sun god. Tulsipur is also known for Devi Patan Mela which is held chaitra Navratri (in April). Tusipur has seen the Kranti of 1857 when its Maharani Ishwari Devi played a role. It is also famous for its 'Hanuman Garhi Mandir' which is the tallest structure in the district.


As of 2001 India census,[2] The Tulsipur city is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. TheTulsipur Nagar Panchayat has population of 24,488 of which 12,861 are males while 11,627 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3686 which is 15.05 % of total population of Tulsipur (NP). In Tulsipur Nagar Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 904 against state average of 912. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Tulsipur is around 933 compared to Uttar Pradesh state average of 902. Literacy rate of Tulsipur city is 68.55 % higher than state average of 67.68%. In Tulsipur, Male literacy is around 74.88% while female literacy rate is 61.50 %.Tulsipur Nagar Panchayat has total administration over 3,776 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Nagar Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.


The House of Tulsipur ruled one of the largest Taluqs of Oudh, India which then included the Dang and Deukhuri Valleys. Therefore it also counted as one of the Baise Rajya (Nepali: बाइसे राज्य; 22 Principalities), a confederation in what became western Nepal. Another Tulsipur in Dang Deukhuri District, Nepal, lies 65 km. to the north. The two Tulsipurs are linked by once having had the same rulers.

Hanuman Garhi in Tulsipur is the tallest structure in district.
Starwards Public School is an ICSE Board affiliated school in Tulsipur

Schools and colleges[edit]

  1. Adi Shakti Ma Pateshwari Public School ( https://www.facebook.com/Adi-Shakti-Ma-Pateshwari-Public-School-1070277863050503/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf )
  2. Starwards Public School www.starwardsschool.com
  3. Cambridge School Tulsipurhttp://cambridgeschooltulsipur.com/Index.aspx
  4. Ram Lakhan Bairagi Memorial School

Sharada Public School, Junior Wing[edit]

  1. City Montessori Tulsipur
  2. Children's Academy
  3. Akhileshwar Tiwari Girls Inter College
  4. Faisal Degree College
  5. Deep Narayan Singh Degree College
  6. Saraswati Shishu Mandir
  7. Swatantra Bharat Inter College
  8. Ishavasyam Educational Ecopodium www.ishavasyam.com
  9. Basant Lal Inter College
  10. Kasturba Arya Balika Inter College
  11. Baldev Academy
  12. Skylark Convent School
  13. Akash Public School
  14. Fauzan Public School
  15. DPS Institutes
  17. Tulsipur Public School

See also[edit]


 Adi Shakti Ma Pateshwari Public School
  • [1](balrampur district)