Bareilly is a significant city in the Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. It stands on the Ramganga River and is the capital to the Bareilly division and the Rohilkhand division. It is the centre for furniture, cotton, cereal and sugar manufacturing. Historically, Bareilly’s name first came up in the Mahabharata. Lying in the Ganges plains, the city is known for its moderate climate. Its current population is over 9 lakh. It is one of the fastest growing cities owing its economy to trade and commerce.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as East Lite Hotel, Hotel Swarn Towers within Rs 1400.
Eid, Krishna Ashtami, Maha Sivarathri, Ugadi, Vijaya Dashami, Diwali and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Hindi is the primary language spoken.
Places to Visit
Bareilly has Ram Nagar Fort, Bareilly Fort, and Hari Mandir within 25 km of the city.
How to Get There
At a distance of 250 km, is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and Pantanagar is about 70 km from Bareilly which offers direct flights to New Delhi.
There are sic railway stations that serve Bareilly. It is one of the cities that have been well connected by rail lines since the 19th century. Passengers can find connectivity to several cities and towns.
Bareilly has access to NH24 and NH74 which connects it to Dehradun and New Delhi. State buses and private operators carry smooth operations. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.
The historically significant city of Bulandsahar is located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Traditionally, the city was called Baran City and only recently has it taken on the name Bulandsahar. The city’s name alludes to its highlands, the Persian word for which became its name.
Places to Stay
The Mud Fort (Tariff – Rs. 1800 onwards), the Fort Unchagaon (Tariff – Rs.3600 onwards) are some options in Bulandsahar.
Hindi is the most widely spoken language here.
Most important Hindu festivals of Krishna Janmashtami, Dussera and Diwali are celebrated here with much fervour as is the Islamic festival of Eid.
Places of Interest
The 40 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman at a Rajghat temple, the famous pottery town of Khurja (around 17kms from Bulandshahr main city), Goddess Belon’s temple in Belon village and Anoopshahr which is an important pilgrimage centre are popular tourist destinations. The Lucknow State Museum is another good destination to take a look at historical objects such as inscriptions and old minted coins.
How to Get There
Delhi airport, at 75km, is the closest one to Bulandshahr.
Bulandshahr Station, about 2kms away from city centre, runs daily services to Delhi and thereby is connected to all major cities in the country.
Delhi Transport Corporation and Chaudhary Travels (a private operator) runs daily interstate services to Bulandsahar Junction Bus Stop situated in the city centre. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.