A city in Uttar Pradeshs Bareilly
district, Bareilly is situated along the Ramganga, around 252 kilometres north of the state capital of Lucknow
, and 250 kilometres east of New Delhi
. With its inclusion on the list of the counter magnets to the National Capital Region, Bareilly
, the seventh-largest city of the state, has grown in status. It also figures on the list of cities to be developed under the Centres Smart Cities Mission.
The Indian Air Force has a base at Izzatnagar on the outskirts of Bareilly
. Though it is not open to civil aviation, a civilian terminal is being planned adjacent to the runway. When it comes to railway transport, six stations serve this city, which falls on the Moradabad
route. It also enjoys smooth road connectivity, with a traditional street system of most roads oriented towards different cities.
The city centre witnesses the intersection of Nainital
Road and Bada-Bazaar-Shahamat Ganj Road at a street known as Kutubkhana. The Ayub Khan Chauraha-Chaupla and Chowki Chauraha-Chaupla Roads run from Lucknow
Road to Delhi
Road. There also are a number of arterial roads running through the city. The inter-city satellite bus stand and the old bus stand in Civil Lines
provide bus transport to various locations. National Highway-24, which connects New Delhi
and a few other areas, is being expanded to four lanes. The Bareilly
Ring Road offers a great platform for the establishment of industries, multinational companies, residential townships, shopping malls, and other social and civic infrastructure.
Properties in Bareilly
draw investors from all sections of the society. One could also consider buying plots, given the developments going on in and around the city. Several prestigious real estate developers are coming up with housing projects, including villas in the outskirts, here. FCI Colony
and Mahanagar Colony
are two of the localities that have upcoming residential properties.
is home to a large number of religious places. Among the major temples are Tapeshwar Nath, Sita Ram Mandir, Pasupati Nath, Alakha Nath, Trivati Nath, ISKCON temple, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Bankebihari Mandir, Balaji Dham, etc. The most popular Gurudwaras are Bada Gurudwara, Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanak Darbar, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gurudwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, Gurudwara Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, and a few others. There are also a host of churches and mosques in the vicinity. Bareilly
has a number of parks all over the city, which is home to a large number of schools and colleges as well. The principal universities are M J P Rohilkhand University, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Institute of Dental Sciences Bareilly
, Invertis University, and Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and Technology. The colleges offer courses in various disciplines like law, medicine, engineering, etc.
The city also houses Dori Lal Agarawal Sports Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand Sports Stadium, and a cricket academy. The city has its fair share of art & culture organisations, art galleries, and theatres.