Originally known as Bans Bareilly, a bustling city located in the large state of Uttar Pradesh in India is most famous for its cane work and 'Surma' or Kohl. Whether it is for a solo traveler or someone who is traveling with family, Bareilly has both traits of an old town and a modern city that will surely appeal to you. The inimitable spirituality and intense power of piety found in this city are sure to leave a long-lasting impression. The city also offers some great amusement parks like Fun City Boond Amusement and Water Park to have fun, make merry and enjoy a family picnic. History buffs will also not be disappointed, Bareilly is also home to the Army Service Corps Museum and the Panchala Museum. The city situated on the banks of Ramganga has a very rich heritage and a long history to brag about. Bareilly has earned worldwide recognition for its handicrafts and shopping in the city’s vibrant local bazaars which is an enjoyable experience. Shopaholics can make use of various malls and old markets which are famous for exclusive cane furniture, fabrics, zari work and various hand made footwears. Not only this, the city is famous worldwide for its various religious places such as Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, Alakha Nath Temple, Dhopeshwar Nath Temple and Bhagwaan Mahaveer Temple.
Best Time to Visit Bareilly
The ideal time to visit Bareilly is when the winter spells hit the city. The winter sets in the month of October and is dense in December and January with thick fog in the mornings. The winter season subsides by the month of February. The lowest temperature recorded during this time is around 5°C (41°F), but only in the wee hours of the night. So, it is best to carry a light jacket and dress in layers.
Weather Of Bareilly
The summers in North India are hot and humid and Bareilly is no exception to that. Panning across March to May, summer season experiences temperatures ranging from 28°C to 40°C (82°F to 104°F), but due to global warming, temperatures have been continuously known to soar every year. Moderate rainfall from June marks the onset of monsoon season and there are chances of heavy isolated rain until September. This leads one to the conclusion that the winter spell from October to February is the perfect time to visit Bareilly. The peak winter months are December and January.
How to Reach Bareilly?
By Air : Indira Gandhi International Airport at Palam in New Delhi, is the nearest viable airport to reach Bareilly. It is around 250 km (155 mi) away from Bareilly.
By Rail : Railway connectivity in Bareilly is remarkable and the city is served by six railway stations. The main railway station is Bareilly Junction, which is one of the most important railway stations in North India. Cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. are connected to Bareilly through a number of superfast and express trains. Some of the trains that start at Bareilly are Ala Hazrat Express to Bhuj railway station.
By Road : Mostly Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) ply buses to and from the city. The Volvo air-conditioned buses are quite comfortable. Far away cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, etc. have limited bus connectivity to directly reach the city of Bareilly.