History of City

Akbarpur is a city and a municipal board in Ambedkar Nagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Ambedkar Nagar District. Akbarpur is also the birth place of Ram Manohar Lohia (1910-1967) who was a renowned Indian freedom fighter and a socialist political leader.

This district was created on September 29, 1995 and was named in the memory of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who worked for the upliftment of the deprived classes, women and other weaker sections of the Society. Ambedkar Nagar district is a district in the Faizabad division. Akbarpur, is situated on the banks of Tamsa River. According to Ramayana, it is the place where King Dashratha shot Shravan Kumar, and the place is called Shravan kshetra . The ashram of sage Shringi Rishi is also situated here. According to Ramayana, Lord Rama's son Kusha ruled Shravasti. In Ramayan, Lord Rama battled to many Rajbhar Kings. Here, Shiv Baba which is a spiritual place is also situated where people comes for pilgrimage. It is situated just 50 km from holy place Ayodhya.

The River Tamasa (Tons), divides the city of Ambedkarnagar into the two parts Akbarpur and Shahzadpur, with the latter being the main commercial centre of the city. Lorepur (part of Akbarpur City) is also noted for the Palace of Lorepur State, and Imambargah of Lorepur State.