Budaun is a town in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the district by the same name. Regionally, it is a part of Rohilkhand. The major urban agglomeration nearby is the city of Bareilly at a distance of 50 km. Despite not being a tourist destination, thousands of people flock to the city mostly for paying homage to saints buried there.
Places to Stay
Due to the lack of proper lodging facilities in the town, one is forced to venture into Bareilly for shelter. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Mansarover Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750), Paras Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 550), East Lite Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Royal Classic Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the fasting month of Ramadan, two Eid(s), Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The most important places worth a visit in the area are in Meerut. Some of the sites worth considering are Baba Augharh Nath Temple, Shahid Smark and Government Freedom Struggle Museum, St. John Church and Cemetery, Mausoleum of Shahpir, Suraj Kund Park and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi at a distance of 238 km.
The nearest railway station is the Bareilly City Railway Station at a distance of 48 km, from where trains to other cities are available.
Various state transport buses (UPSRTC) connect the place to other cities and towns in the region. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.