Barabanki is located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in the Barabanki District of which it is the administrative capital. The city is situated close to the state capital, Lucknow – a mere 29 km away.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Barabanki. Some of them are Sandhya Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Rahi Tourist Bungalow (Tariff – Rs. 500). Lucknow, located only 29 km away, is also easily accessible for stay options.
Hindi and Urdu are both official languages of Barabanki.
Mahashivratri is celebrated at Lodheshwar Shiv Temple, in the month of March-April, where thousands of devotees gather to offer prayers to the Shiv Lingam there. Dewa Mela is organised at the Haji Waris Ali Shah Dargah in July every year to commemorate the life of the revered Sufi saint.
Places of Interest
The Lodheshwar Shiv Temple, the Siddheshwar Mahadev Temple and Kunteshwar Temple are all worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is that of state capital Lucknow, which is located 29 km away.
Barabanki Railway Station, located 3 km away from city centre, is well-connected with regular services to larger cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Lucknow.
Bus services to and fro from Baranbanki are offered by reliable private operators like Shri Raj Bus Service, Bharat Bus Service, Krishna Bus Service and Avadh Bus Service. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.