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.
Hapur is a small city in the Ghaziabad district (47 km) of Uttar Pradesh and belongs to the Meerut division. It was earlier known as 'Haripur'. It has gained recognition attributed to Food Grain Mandi. Pilkhuw, Modinagar, and Muradnagar are the nearby cities to Hapur.
Places to Stay
The hotel options in Hapur are: Mukut Mahal Hotel RK (Tariff- Rs. 501), Hotel Samrat Heavens (Tariff – Rs. 1001).
The languages spoken in Hapur are Hindi and Urdu.
Some of the prominent festivals celebrated here are Naga Panchami, Janmashtami, Ramnavmi, Dasahra, and Dipavali.
Places of Interest
Hapur has been a religious centre since ancient times with various mosques, gurudwaras, churches and forts. Few attractions here are Chandi Mandir, Sable Shiv Mandir (8 km), Seventh-day Adventist church, Asoura fort, and Kuchesar Mud fort.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (81 km).
Babugarh and Hapur railway station are the nearby railway stations to Hapur. However Meerut City railway station (34 km) is the closest major railway station.
The city has the interstate bus services with fast and reliable connectivity to Delhi, Agra and Lucknow. Multiple bus types are available such as Volvo, AC, Non AC, and AC available. Delhi State Transport and Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation have frequent buses to Hapur at every 50 minutes (Non AC semi sleeper only). Israr Bus Service is the leading private bus service operator for Hapur from New Delhi. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.