Location:                     In the Western Uttar Pradesh, India Climate:                      Summer 43°C to 30°C, Winter 25 °C to 5 °C Best time to visit:         October to March Nearest Airport:          Delhi Airport Nearest Railhead:        Bareilly Junction Language spoken:       Hindi, Urdu and English STD Code:                 +91-581 Bareilly is one of the very important towns in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The city is the erstwhile capital of Rohilkhand division. The city is an important commercial center in North India and has several small and medium sized industries. Bareilly is also sometimes known as Bans-Bareilly because of the flourishing bamboo trade in the city. The city situated on the banks of Ram Ganga has a rich heritage and long history to boast about. The city has a mention in Epic Mahabharata as the capital of 'Panchal' rulers. In the Medieval period it was under the Rohila. Mukrand Rai laid the modern city's foundation in 1657. The city for long has been a center for various minor and major movements. It is this very city from where the famous Sufi-Barelvi sect Islam was born. One Ahmed Raza Khan who was the resident of the city started the movement that borrows its name from the city itself. In fact, the city is known as the citadel of Barelvi sect in Asia. The city has seen sudden spurt of development in recent years that has been fueled by real-state sector. This has resulted in to the popping up of various modern high-end colonies and societies. All these have changed the skyline of the city considerably.

By Air The nearest airport from Bareilly is New Delhi that is 250 odd Kilometers. New Delhi has both international as well as domestic airport that is well connected to a range of cities in India and world. Several public as well as private carriers offer their service to and from Delhi. From Delhi, one can either hire a cab or take any train to Bareilly. By Rail/Train Bareilly falls on the busy Delhi-Kolkata line and is therefore well connected to most of the destinations in Uttar Pradesh and India. The main railway station in Bareilly is Bareilly Cantonment Junction. The junction is well connected to cities like New Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Benaras, Jaipur, Kolkata and Mumbai through a cluster of super fast and express trains. 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.
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