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Bhadohi, India


Bhadohi is a city, Lok Sabha constituency and a municipal board in Sant Ravidas Nagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is also known as the "Carpet City" as it is home to the largest hand-knotted carpet weaving industry hub in South Asia. The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, the only institute of its kind in Asia, was established there in 2001 by the Ministry of Textiles and offers BTech courses in carpet and textiles technology.

The distance from Bhadohi to Varanasi is approximately 45 km and takes about sixty minutes by car. Bhadohi is 80 km from Allahabad. It is close to the holy river Ganges (which is about 29 km from the city area). There are quite a few good temples in Bhadohi like the famous Hariharnath temple and Sitamadhy Temple.

Prior to receiving the Geographical indication (GI) rights for its carpets in 2010, Bhadohi was named amongst the six districts of Uttar Pradesh, wherein weavers of the traditional Banarasi sarees were allowed to sell under the 'Banaras Brocades and Sarees' tag, after it received GI tag in 2009. The region is also known for its traditional basketry, wherein handwoven baskets and other utility products made exclusively by the women.

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