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Bulandshahr is a city located in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. The district stretches over an area of about 4,441 sq. km, and has its administrative headquarters in Bulandshahr city, whose history dates back to 1200 BC.

Ahar, situated in the north-east part of Bulandshahr district, became an important place for the Pandavas with the decline of Hastinapur. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas had a conversation near a pond in Bhuteshwar Mandir in Bulandshahr. Later a fort was built in this region by King Parma. A Tomar king named Ahibaran established a fort there, which was called as Baran, and made it his capital.

The city was earlier called Baran city and since it was perched on a highland, it also came to be known as the 'high city'. Subsequently, the city got the name Bulandshahr, which in Persian means high city. As per Jati Bhaskar, Samrat Madhata had two sons, Gunadhi and Mohan. King Parmaal was the son of King Gunadhi and King Vallabh was the son of King Mohan. King Agrasen, the son of King Vallabh, started his own separate clan, called Agarwal.

King Ahibaran, the 21st descendent of Samrat Madhata, was the son of King Parmaal, who also started his own clan Barnwal. The Barn kingdom was a great centre for trade, commerce and arts, which existed for hundreds of years. Raja Ahibaran is believed to have converted to the Vanika Dharma for the benefit of his people and for prosperity of trade and commerce in the region.

In 1192, when Mohammad Ghori conquered parts of India, his senapati Qutubuddin Aibak surrounded the fort of Barn and killed King Chandrasen Dor, marking the end of the kingdom of Barn. The Barnwal caste is the direct descendant of the Barn kingdom who live in different parts of India, with different family names like Verma, Gupta, Choudhary, Shah and Lala.

The ancient ruins found at places like Bhatora Veerpur and Ghalibpur offer glimpse into the past of Bulandshahr. There are several other important places in the district from where antiquities have been retrieved. Several artefacts have been preserved in the Lucknow State Museum.

During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Pandit Narayan Sharma carried a message of revolution from Aligarh to Bulandshahr. The Gurjars of Dadri and Sikandrabad began destroying inspection-buildings, telegraph offices and government buildings, perceiving them to be the symbol of foreign rule.

The Gurjar Raja, Rao Umrao Singh Bhati, is still remembered for his heroic contribution to the war of 1857. A number of Government institutions were attacked, ransacked and burned during that time.

Bulandshahr district is about 84 km in length and 62 km in breadth, housing Khurja, a small town that is famous worldwide for its pottery industry. This place is also famous for dairy products and cotton cloth printing. An atomic power plant is also located near Narora, which is of strategic importance to India.

Bulandshahr can be visited throughout the year. However, as the summers are too hot and dry, many tourists prefer to visit the district during winters, from October to February.

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