Bareilly Tourism

Bareilly Tourism

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Bareilly Info

  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Bareilly
  • Language: Hindi,English
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 37°C, Winter 12 to 25°C

History of Bareilly

Bareilly is a major town in the Bareilly district, located in Uttar Pradesh in the Northern part of India. The town is located at a distance of 252 km north of the state capital, Lucknow and 250 km east of New Delhi, the national capital. Bareilly has a major influence on the finance, commerce, art, culture, fashion, education, research and entertainment of the region. This historical city is also the hub for bamboo furniture manufacturing and trades in grain, cotton and sugar. In geographical context, Bareilly is the gateway to the state of Uttarakhand.

People and Culture of Bareilly

The epic Mahabharata holds Bareilly as the birthplace of the legendary figure Draupadi. Tracing back to the 12th century, the region of Bareilly was under the reign of different Kshatriya Rajput clans. In 1657, Mukrand Rai laid the foundation of the City of Bareilly. According to historical facts, the region of Bareilly was first spotted by Jagat Singh Katheria, who set up a village called Jagatpur in the first half of the fifteenth century. Afterwards, the two sons of Jagat Singh called Bans Deo and Barrel Deo established the city of Bareilly. Subsequently, the region was absorbed in the territory of the Mughal Empire. Later the Avars and the Rohillas ruled over the region and finally, it was handed over by Rohilkhand to the British East India Company. Bareilly has some major educational institutions like Bareilly College and the M.J.P. Rohilkhand University. Izzatnagar, located in the suburb of Bareilly also has some educational institutes like Central Avian Research Institute (C.A.R.L.) and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (I.V.R.I.).

Bareilly has earned worldwide recognition for its Zari work (a sort of fabric embroidery), surma (Kohl), "Jhumka" (earrings or ear-pendants) and manja, popularly called "Ludhi Manja", which is the glass powder coated strings of kites. There are many industries in the city associated with the Zari Zardosi work on clothes and bamboo furniture manufacturing.

Things To Do in Bareilly

The old city of Bareilly is admired with a number of tourist attractions. The four temples of Shiva, known as Madhinath, Dopeswarnath,Alakhnath and Trivati Nath are found in four corners of the city, attracting tourists from nearby towns. The city is also home to a popular Ganga Temple.

Some other religious attractions in the city are Chunne Miyan's Mandir, Bankey Mandir, Sri Sai Mandir, Darga Hazrat, Bibi Ji Ki Masjid, Mazar E Aala Hazrat, Bara Burji Masjid, the Freewill Baptist Church, the Christ Methodist Church and the Church of North India.

The city also has two museums - the army Service Corps Museum and the Panchala Museum. There are also some historical places like the Ramnagar Fort, located just 25 km. from the city and a few amusement parks like the Akshar Vihar Gandhi Udyan and Executive Park.

Bareilly is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Aligarh and Agra.

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Bareilly Traveller Reviews

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Tauseef Haider

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  • Tauseef Haider
  • Lives in Bareilly
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"City with major centres"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2015
City Bareilly is a small city but rich hearted people resides here. City acquires many destinations like fun city Phoenix mall, Amarpali mall, Bareilly college civil lines market. City acquires 3 posh areas like rampur garden rajendra nagar and civil lines
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Sarv priya Gautam

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  • Lives in Pilibhit
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"A place to enjoy"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
When I reached the destination I felt very good. Things went on easy. Its time for relaxing. There are many places to visit. Many type of temple were there. I got knowledge of name of Bareilly. Other names for Bareilly were nath nagri, jari nagri.
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Alen Smith

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"Fun place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 10, 2014
I had one official visit to this city. This was my first visit to this city. I had not expected this trip to be interesting and thought that it will be a disaster trip and just official, but it was totally the reverse. My trip was quite exciting. It was different from other places as here you will find many old buildings, beautiful mosques and different cultural traditions. This was an old city who was now moving towards modernization. I visited many places like Jinnowali Masjid, Bareilly University, Bareilly College and Purana Qilla. But the place I liked the most was the Fun City which was in the outer part of city. I visited the mall near the Fun City and did my shopping. I advise travellers to be careful as it is quite hot in June, so please book A/C hotel.
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Shadab Hussain

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  • Shadab Hussain
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  • Lives in Patna
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  •  10 helpful votes
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"A spiritual destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2012
Bareilly pronunciation (Hindi: बरेली, Urdu: باریلی) is a metro city in Bareilly district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Standing on the Ramganga river, it is the capital of Rohilkhand Division and is a center for the manufacture of furniture and for trade in cotton, grain, and sugar. The city’s population in 2001[1] was 699,839. Geographically it forms the outer gateway to enter Uttarakhand State. Bareilly is the 4th city of Uttar Pradesh which has CNG fuel stations, after Lucknow, Kanpur and Agra. Bareilly is the 7th largest metropolitan city of Uttar Pradesh and 50th largest metropolitan city of India.This fast-growing city is also known as Bans-Bareilly, due to its big bamboo market. Bareilly is also known as the counter-magnet city because it is equidistant from New Delhi and Lucknow and has a lot of potential for setting up industries to attract people to settle.It is one of the biggest city of Uttar Pradesh state. Historically it was the part of the ancient kingdom of Panchal. In the Medieval period it was under the Rohillas. The modern city’s foundation was laid by Mukrand Rai in 1657.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The city is known for its many temples and there are many religious sites which are located all around the city. There are four main Shiva Temples that are located in the four corners of the city and these are known as Dopeswarnath, Madhinath, Trivatinath and Alaknath. There is a Ganga Temple that is also present in the city and it is worth visiting. Bankey Mandir and Chunne Miyan Mandir are also important temples in the city of Bareilly.

Some other religious sites are the Darga Hazrat, the Church of North India, the Christ Methodist Church, Bibi Ji ki Masjid and Sri Sai Mandi.

Those who are interested in history can visit the two main museums in the city, and these are the Panchala Museum and the Army Service Corps Museum. The Ramnagar Fort is located around 25 km from the place and it is a popular place to visit as well. The Bareilly Bazaar offers an excellent shopping experience and it worth visiting. There are two amusement parks in Bareilly as well.

Activities & things to do: Tapovan is one of the main tourist attractions near Bareilly situated in the state of Uttaranchal. It is well known for its hot springs, which are believed to possess amazing and miraculous healing powers. Roop Kund, a mysterious lake, is located here.

Pithoragarh is another tourist attraction that you need to make sure that you visit. Here there are rivers through flow from glaciers. These rivers are great places to go rafting or canoeing on. Pithoragarh is the most well known for its festivals and religious ceremonies that it holds every year. Here you will find both peace and serenity of the rivers, as well as amusement from the festivals- all of which you are bound to enjoy.

Another big tourist attraction that is near Bareilly is Dehradun. This town lies in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. One of the most noted places to visit while you are in Dehradun is the Forest Research Institute, along with Rajaji National Park.

As you can see, there are many places that you should visit that are located around Bareilly. Whether you visit Bareilly or if you live in Bareilly, you should be sure to check at least some of these places out, as you will be sure to enjoy them.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By Rail/Train
Bareilly falls on the busy Delhi-Kolkata line and is therefore well connected to most of the destinations in Uttar Pradesh and India. The main railway station in Bareilly is Bareilly Cantonment Junction. The junction is well connected to cities like New Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Benaras, Jaipur, Kolkata and Mumbai through a cluster of super fast and express trains.

By Road
Bareilly is well connected to cities in Uttar Pradesh and around through a network of National and State Highways. The city has regular buses to destinations like Jaipur, Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, New Delhi, Lucknow and Varanasi. Both Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation as well as private parties ply buses to and from the city.
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