Bareilly (also known as Bans-Bareilly) is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . It lies at around 70 km north of the river Ganges and has a view of the outer foothills of the Central Himalayan mountains.

Bareilly is located about half-way between Indian capital Delhi and another prominent North Indian city Lucknow (which is the capital of Uttar Pradesh state) and is an important railway and transportation hub between these 2 major cities. It is also well-connected to many other major cities in north India by rail, and also has a road route to the western part of the neighbouring country Nepal.


Bareilly is known for being a production center for cane (bans) furniture. The place is also famous for Zari Zardozi works (a kind of design work, done mostly on clothes) and crafts like Bamboo work, Surma manufacturing, Manjha Patang (Kite manufacturing) works. It is also a strategic location for India’s Airforce.

Some popular things to see and do in Bareilly include:





Bareilly’s population consists of a majority of Hindus (58.58% of the population), followed by Islam, which is the second most followed religion in the city (about 38.80% Muslims). So, most Hindu and Muslim festivals that are celebrated in India are celebrated in Bareilly also. These include:


Bareilly has some good markets and shopping spots from where people can buy souvenirs and things like bamboo products and Camphor. Some popular shopping spots in the city are:


Bareilly has very few malls or high-end shopping complexes, and the most popular of them is:


Bareilly has a great street food scene and there are many delectable dishes in the city that are a must try, such as:


Some of the best restaurants and eateries in Bareilly where these dishes and a lot more can be tried are:


Bareilly has many good hotels for a comfortable stay. Here are some of the best hotels to stay at in Bareilly:

Luxury/High-End Hotels:

Affordable Hotels: