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About Bareilly
Bareilly | Bareilly Railway Station | Trains Bareilly | Bareilly Express | Bareilly To Nainital Bareilly is a prominent city in Bareilly District in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Standing on the Ramganga river, it is the capital of the Bareilly division and the geographical region Rohilkhand. It is located 252 kilometres (157 miles) north of state capital, Lucknow and 250 kilometres (155 miles) east of national capital New Delhi and 130 kilometres away from Nainital.

The Bareilly city is also famous for its Zari work (a type of embroidery or fabric decoration), 'Jhumka' - an intricate ear-rings or ear-pendants, Surma (Kohl and Manja. Manja (the glass powder coated kite flying and fighting string) called 'Luddhi Manja'. This manja thrives on a secret recipe of rice, fevicol and glass, all in good quantity. It is also a huge center for the manufacture of furniture and for trade in cotton, grain, and sugar.

Geography of Bareilly Geography of Bareilly

Bareilly is located at 2810 N, 7823 E, and lies in northern India. It borders Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur on East and Rampur on west, Udham Singh Nagar (Uttarakhand) in North and Badaun in South. It is a level terrain, watered by many streams, the general slope being towards the south. The soil is fertile and highly cultivated, groves of noble trees abound, and the villages have a neat, prosperous look. A tract of forest jungle, called the tarai, stretches along the extreme north of the district, and teems with large game, such as tigers, bears, deer, wild pigs, &c. The river Sarda or Gogra forms the eastern boundary of the district and is the principal stream. Next in importance is the Ramganga, which receives as its tributaries most of the hill torrents of the Kumaon mountains. The Deoha is another great drainage artery and receives many minor streams. The Gomati or Gumti also passes through the district.

Geographically it forms the outer gateway to enter Uttarakhand State. The status of the city has been upgraded when its name was included in the "Counter Magnets" of National Capital Region (NCR) also including Hissar, Patiala, Kota and Gwalior. Bareilly is equidistant from New Delhi, the capital of India and Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh and thus has a lot of potential for setting up industries and to attract people to settle here.

Visiting Places of Bareilly - Bareilly Sight Seeing Visiting Places of Bareilly - Bareilly Sight Seeing

Alakhnath Temple : Bareilly is a spiritual city and the Alakhnath Temple is the Headquarters of the Anand Akhara order of Naga Sannyasins. The temple is always full of devotees singing Bhajans and making offerings.

Dhopeshwar Nath Temple : Located in Sadar Bazar, this Temple is assumed to be the place where Draupdi and Drishtadyumn were born by the grace of Lord Shiva in the Mahabharata era.

Barelly Defence Installations : Bareilly is a major settlement of the Indian Armys Regimental Headquarters of JAT Regiment, as well as an Air Base known as Trishul of the Indian Air Force. Bareilly also has the Regional Headquarters of ITBP and BSF.

IVRI - Indian Veterinary Research Institue : Established in 1889, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) is one of the primer Research Institutions dedicated to livestock research and development of the region. This is the oldest Research Institution of South East Asia with strength of more than 350 Faculty Members engaged in Research, Teaching, Consultancy and Technology Transfer activities. The Institute also takes pride in imparting quality Post Graduate Education which brings students not only from various parts of the country but also from overseas.

Bareilly has two Amusement parks located inside a single premises. Fun City and Boond Water Park are the most famous hang-outs for most of the people of the City and nearby areas. The two facility attract a lot of tourists and visitors to the city everyday. The parks are located on the University Road and are well within the residential limits of the main city.

History of Bareilly History of Bareilly

Ancient period According to the epic Maha-bha-rata, Bareilly region (Panchala) is said to be birth place of Draupadi, who was also referred to as 'Panchali' one from the kingdom of Pancha-la) by Lord Krishna. When Yudhisthira becomes the king of Hastinapura at the end of the Maha-bha-rata, Draupadi becomes his queen. The folklore says that Gautama Buddha had once visited the ancient fortress city of Ahicchattra in Bareilly. In 12the Century, the kingdom was under the rule by different clans of Kshatriya Rajputs . With the Islamic Invasion the region became a part of the Delhi Sultanate before getting absorbed in the emerging Mughal Empire. The foundation of the modern City of Bareilly foundation was laid by Mukrand Rai in 1657. Later the region became the capitol of Rohilkhand region before getting handed over to Nawab Vazir of Awadh and then to East India Company (transferred to the British India) and later becoming an integral part of India. The region has, also, acted as a mint for a major part of its history.

Post independence Bareilly Post independence Bareilly :-

During the Mutiny of 1857 the Rohillas took a very active part against the English, but since then they have been disarmed. Khan Badur Khan Rohilla, the grandson of Hafiz Rahmat Khan formed his own government in Bareilly in 1857 Indian revolt against British. There was a widespread popular revolt in many areas such as Awadh, Bundelkhand and Rohilkhand. The rebellion was therefore more than just a military rebellion, and it spanned more than one region.

During the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, Khan Bhadur Khan issued silver coins from Bareilly as an independent ruler. These coins are a novelty as far as the numismatist is concerned. When the Indian Rebellion of 1857 failed Bareilly, too, was subjugated. Khan Bahadur Khan was sentenced to death and hanged in the Kotwali on February 24, 1860.

Climate - Weather of Bareilly Climate - Weather of Bareilly

Summer 45 C to 30 C, Winter 25 C to 5 C

Bareilly is known to have moderate climate. The city lies entirely in the Ganges plains. The low-lying Ganges plains provide fertile alluvial soil suitable for agriculture. However, these some lower part of plains are prone to recurrent floods. Bareilly lies on the bank of river Ramganga and there are seven rivers passing through this district. The lower Himalayan range is just 40 km from it and it lies in north of it.

Culture of Bareilly Culture of Bareilly

Ramleela - played in ram Leela ground around 15 days oct-nov local actor play the role in ramleela.

Uttaryanee Mela - A fair exhibiting the traditions of Uttarakhand citizens in their own Bareilly.

Culture of Bareilly Cuisine of Bareilly

With a large food-loving population, Bareilly has many strange sounding, well-known eateries, which follow the age-old tradition of naming the cuisine after the creator. 'Deenanath ki lassi', 'Chhotelal ki tikki, Chaman ki chaat' kailash ke gol gappe (subhash nagar) are few along many age old established eat-outs. Bareilly is known for its unique Seekh Kabaabs, which are sold across the old city by numerous small eateries. Minced meat (mostly beef) mixed with spices and aromatic herbs are grilled on skewers over charcoal of 'Imli (Tamarind)'. To locate a kabaab shop one has to follow his nose as the kabaabs, kulfi, kichidi, golgappe are very aromatic and while grilled the aroma fills the entire area.

Specialties of Bareilly Specialties of Bareilly

Bareilly is famous for its Zari work, (a type of fabric decoration),'Dari' (A common type of carpet use in most of the Indian houses),'Jhumka' - an intricate ear-rings or ear-pendants, Manja and Surma (Kohl (cosmetics).

'Luddhi Manja' (the glass powder coated kite flying and fighting string) thriving on a secret recipe of rice, fevicol and glass is one of the specialties of the City. It is considered to be of a top notch quantity and is in demand in major towns (including Delhi and Mumbai) during Makar Sankranti and Independence Day by the name 'Bareilly ka Manja'.

Sweltering summers in Bareilly can be tackled with the famous 'Deenanath ki lassi', a creamy preparation distinct in flavour from the Punjabi drink and with a heavy dose of essence prepared in-house. For those into lip-smacking kind of food, it's 'Chhotelal ki tikki' and 'Chaman ki chaat'.

Bareilly University Bareilly University

Universities Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly came into existence in 1975. It was carved out of the then Agra University. There was a dire need to establish a separate university since the region has a lower literacy rate than the national average. The University imparts non-conventional, professional and technical education through its network of colleges and institutes. It has, over the period, emerged as a pioneering institution in the state of Uttar Pradesh. At present there are 21 university departments,17 Government colleges, 29 Government funded affiliated colleges, 108 self- financing colleges. The University runs 36 Post Graduate, 15 under Graduate, 09 Diploma, 20 Post Graduate Diploma, 02 M.Phil and 34 Doctoral Programmes. In most cases syllabi are revised annually.

Passport Office Passport Office

The Passport Office, Bareilly was created in 1983 as a subordinate office of Ministry of External Affairs under the supervision of Central Passport Organization. The issue of passport is a central subject under the Indian Constitution and allotted to the Ministry of External Affairs, Initially Passport Office, Bareilly was catering to the needs of residents of the State of Uttrakhand and 24 Districts of Western Uttar Pradesh. Separate passport Office for the residents of Meerut, Aligarh and Agra Division was opened in the year 1997 at Ghaziabad on bifurcation of this office. Again the office bifurcated and another passport office at Dehradun was opened in June 2008 for the residents of the State of Uttrakhand. Today, this office deals with the issue of passport/travel documents to the citizens of 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh i.e. Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit, Badaun, Moradabad, Rampur, Bijnor, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Firozabad, Kashi Ram Nagar, Etah & Mainpuri.

Bareilly Railway Station Bareilly Railway Station

Bareilly is well connected by Rail to New Delhi- the Capital of India, Lucknow- the Capital of Uttar Pradesh, Ahmedabad, Jammu tavi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Kolkata, Aligarh, Mathura, Kathgodam (near Nainital) etc.

Currently, six railway stations serve the Bareilly city -

Bareilly Junction (serving both the Broad and Standard gauge),
C.B. Ganj Station (serving the Broad gauge),
Chenheti Station (serving the Broad gauge),
City Station (serving the Meter gauge),
Izzatnagar Station (serving the Meter gauge).
Bhojipura Station (serving the Meter gauge)

Trains that starts from Bareilly (Broad Gauge)

Ala hazrat Express -[Bareilly -Bhuj] ( departure daily at 6:25am morning )
Intercity Express - [Bareilly- New delhi] ( departure daily at 4:55am morning )
Una Himachal Express [Bareilly- una] ( departure daily at 2:30pm afternoon )
Bareilly Banaras Express [ Bareilly- Banaras] ( departure daily at 3:30pm afternoon )
Bareilly Delhi passenger [ Bareilly - Delhi] ( departure daily at 5:45pm evening )
Bareilly Roza passenger [ Bareilly - roza] ( departure daily at 5:55pm evening )
Bareilly Faurrakabad passenger [ Bareilly - Faurrakabad] ( departure daily at 8:25 Night )
Bareilly Aligarh passenger [ Bareilly - Aligarh] ( departure daily at 8:30pm Night, 5:10am morning ,9:00am morning)
Bareilly allahabad passenger [ Bareilly- allahabad] ( departure daily 9:40am morning)
Traveni Express[Bareilly-allahabad ] ( departure daily 12:00pm noon)
Bareilly-Lokmanya tilak [ bareilly- dadar]{ only Saturday -10:30am morning}
Bareilly -Mugal sarai [ bareilly- mugal sarai] Daily
Bareilly - moradabad passenger { Bareilly- moradabad} ( departure daily 11:00am morning)

New Delhi (just 250 km.), the capital of India, is an important Station near Bareilly from where trains to Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and to most of the places in India are available.

Bareilly Railway Station Bareilly Railway Station Code :- BE

Amenities at Bareilly Railway Station :- Tourist Information Centres, Post And Telegraph Office, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring Room, G.R.P. Office, Refreshment Room - Veg/Non Veg, Tea Stall, Book Stall.

From Bareilly to Nainital -
Detailed Info About Kathgodam is nearest Railway Station

No Train Departure Arrival Duration Running Days
1 Bagh Express
04:25 AM
09:30 AM
5h 5m All Days
2 Kgm Garib Rath
11:35 AM
03:10 PM
3h 35m Tue

Bareilly By Air :

The Bareilly Airport (Military Trishul Air-base), located at on the outskirts of the city is used by officials to have infrequent flight links to New Delhi. Currently there is no commercial service from this airport. The airport at Pantnagar lies about 70 km from the city center, Pantnagar Airport has a direct flight to New Delhi operated by Kingfisher Airlines. Bareilly is also served by Indira Gandhi International Airport (in New Delhi) lying a little more than 250 km from City.

Bareilly By Road :

Bareilly is well connected to cities in Uttar Pradesh and around through a network of National and State Highways. The city has regular buses to destinations like Jaipur, Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, New Delhi, Lucknow and Varanasi. Both Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation as well as private parties ply buses to and from the city.

A Route Map to Bareilly District

A Route Map to Bareilly District

Map of Bareilly to Nainital

A Route Map to Bareilly District

Satellite Map of Bareilly to Nainital

Satellite Map of Bareilly to Nainital

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