Welcome you all to a beautiful place called Renukoot which is located in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. Those who are from this lively city need no introduction to this place, they have deep love for this place for one or the other reason. Those who are new here and don’t have any idea about it, my dear friends you must have a visit to Renukoot and be assured that you will definitely start loving it.
Renukoot, a place located in the south-east corner of Uttar Pradesh in India is surrounded by Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar within the range of 100 Kms. Some of the other popular cities located near Renukoot are Anpara, Renusagar, Shaktinagar, Allahabad and Varanasi. The distance between Varanasi and Renukoot is around 160 KM.
Coming to the reason for its name, since it is located near Renu river, so has been given the name Renukoot, same applies to Renusagar, a nearby place that is famous for the Thermal Power Plants. Rihand Dam which is located only 5-6 Km from here is the main source of electricity for all the nearby places and the popular industries that grow here. This dam is built over Rihand River, a tributary of Son River. The Rihand Dam was inaugurated by former Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. During the inauguration, Shri G. D. Birla and Shri J.R.D. Tata were also present. Nehru ji requested them to setup an Industry in the area that can be beneficial to the locals. Shri G.D. Birla agreed to the suggestion and it led to the Foundation of Hindalco Industries Limited in 1963. Initially, Renukoot was a dense forest area, but with the setup of Hindalco, the city started getting developed, and thus Renukoot city came into existence. Sonebhadra is the powerhouse of Uttar Pradesh since it has a good number of industries in the district.
Renukoot has some beautiful Temples such as Radha Krishna Temple, Renukeshwar Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Parad Shivling, Van Devi, Hanuman Mandir and Ram Mandir. These temples are the key attraction of Renukoot and are sought after place for the locals and tourists.
There are some popular visiting spots for fun in and around Renukoot, the major among them are Wyndham fall, Chilka lake, Lekhania Darri, Vidhya Nagar, Chandra Prabha Sanctuary, Lehra etc. The major reason why this industrial town is famous is because of some big industries that are located in and around this area. The major among them are Hindalco Industries Ltd, an Aditya Birla Group company. Hindalco is India’s top industry producing Aluminium products such as foils, wires vessels and others. The other major industry located around is National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Obra, which utilizes the best of the dam to produce electricity and is among the top Thermal Power Plants. The Other Industries located nearby are Aditya Birla Carbon, Chemical Plant and J.P. cement – Dala.