Bareilly is a prominent historical and religious city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Located on the Ramganga River, it is also called as the Nath Nagari (Land of Lord Shiva) and Zari Nagari. More so, the town is also historically known as Sanjashya – a place where the Buddha descended from Tushita to earth. Founded in 1537 by Bansaldev and Baraldev, that’s why, the city is also referred to as “Bans-Bareilly”.
For years, it has been a hub of furniture manufacturing, and its popularity has also emanated from its trading of cotton, sugar and cereal. Of late, the standing and stature of Bareilly has grown prodigiously owing to its inclusion to the list of NCR (National Capital Region) for its magnets countering abilities. With that, the rate of industrialization has risen manifold bringing more attention to it.
Bareilly ranks among the most significant historical locations in the country exhibiting a charming and eclectic combination of old monuments and modern attractions. A visit here takes one to a glorious history and heritage that tells umpteen tales. From temples to churches to gurudwaras to forts to buildings of Islamic architecture to amusement park – the city has everything that points to an have witnessed an eventful past.
A number of temples fill the landscape of Bareilly, and in fact, a Shiva temple exists at every corner of the city. Other notable temples include Iskcon Temple, Laxmi Narayan Mandir , Bankebihari Mandir and Hari Mandir. For amusement, tourists can visit Phool BaghPhool Bagh and Fun City. Another worth visiting place is Dargah é Ala-Hazrat. Art galleries and theaters offer a chance to feel the true essence of the city.
Bareilly is located on similar destination from major town like New Delhi, Kanpur and Lucknow, which works in its favor. With a glorious past, coupled with mythical association, the place can be visited for a short trip!
The Bareilly Airport does not have regular flights, and the Pantnagar airport, at some 70 km off, is a good option. The Kheria Airport at Agra, at some 190 km, is another good option.
The Bareilly Junction has direct express and mail trains to major cities of India. Reaching here by trains is quite easy and convenient.
A good network of roads makes it easy for people to reach Bareilly. Buses, trains and cabs are available from nearby cities to take one to Bareilly.