Bareilly is one of biggest and prominent cities of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the main cities in the state and is a commercial city as well. The city is known for its many temples and there are many religious sites which are located all around the city. Some other religious sites are the Darga Hazrat, the Church of North India, the Christ Methodist Church, Bibi Ji ki Masjid and Sri Sai Mandir. Those who have inclination and flair for history should visit the two main museums in the city, and these are the Panchala Museum and the Army Service Corps Museum. The Ramnagar Fort is located around 25 km from the place and it is a popular place to visit as well. The Bareilly Bazaar offers an excellent shopping experience and it worth visiting. There are two amusement parks in Bareilly as well.
Places of interest in Bareilly
One of the main attractions for the visitors from India and abroad is Jagannath Temple in Bareilly which is dedicated to Shiva and is located in Lala Champak Rai Ki Bagia, very close to the Alakhnath Temple. This temple is right in front of the Ganga Temple and has its own recognition in the religious arena. It is believed that the temple is around 200 years old. Everyday, people from and around Bareilly pay visit to the temple with great enthusiasm and devotion.
The Fun City of Bareilly, widely known as one of the largest amusement parks in the whole of Northern India, is an unavoidable option for the fun lovers who visit Bareilly. The park has lots of amusement facilities like a water park named Boond, quite a number of adventurous rides, a roller coaster, an amphitheatre and a discotheque. Boond is one of the first parks in Northern India to have an artificial wave pool. Besides, there are many other types of parks located in the city and cantonment area. It has great fascination for children as they cherish and enjoy memorable moments here.
Trivati Nath Temple
Located right in the heart of Bareilly on Macnair Road, the Trivati Nath Temple had been constructed and then renovated and is one of the best in the city. According to the myth, Lord Shiva - Trivati Nath foretold his first appearance under these three Banyan trees in dense panchal area in the dream of a shepherd. On awakening shepherd found a beautiful Shivling just near the roots of these three Banyan trees. This way according to Hindu calendar Vikram Samvat 1474 is the Emerging (Prakatya) year of Baba Trivati Nath ji Bhagwan in the form of a natural Shiv. Thus, this place gradually became the centre of worshipping. The sanctity of the temple is whosoever worships or prays here with full devotion, his desires are always fulfilled in a very short span of time.
Chunne Miyan's Lakshmi Narayan Temple
The city of Bareilly is full of surprises and attractions for visitors from India and abroad. Chunne Miyan's Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of them and has a very touching story behind it. It is located in Koharapeer in the Katra Maanrai region and belonged to the Hindu migrants from Pakistan settled in Bareilly during 1947. These migrants started to build this temple but the land belonged to Fazal-ul-Rahman who was popularly known as 'Chunne Miyan.' He filed a case against them but ultimately gave to it when he got impressed by hearing the sermons of HarMilapi ji Maharaj of Haridwar. He also supported the cause with financial aid and from that day onwards the temple is known as Chunne Miyan's Mandir and has become one of the prime attractions of Bareilly.
The Tulsi Math is said to be the home of one of the greats of ancient India, Tulsidasji, the legendary author of The Ramcharitmanas during 1600 CE. Tulsi Math is located in very close proximity to the Alakhnath Temple. Tulsidas is often believed to be the re-incarnation of Valmiki who wrote Ramayana. Every year, people from all corners of India visit the Math and make their Bareilly Trip very successful. In other words, it can also be said that your visit to Bareilly is incomplete if you have not visited the Tulsi Math.
What to shop in Bareilly?
Bareilly is said to be the shoppers' paradise for so many exclusivities. The city is world-wide known for its bamboo furniture work and Zari Zarkari crafts. The bazaars of Bareilly are full of these items of bamboo and are virtually visible wherever you see. Bareilly is also famous for its camphor industry. It is the largest producer and exporter of camphor in India. Surma is another product for which Bareilly is known in India and abroad. The jhumka and surma of Bareilly are the products on which dozens of super hit bollywood songs are based and they have got immense popularity. Most of the visitors who arrive in Bareilly, make their trip successful and memorable by making purchases from the Bareilly bazaars.