Bareilly is a prominent city in Bareilly district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Standing on the Ramganga river, it is the capital of the Bareilly division and the geographical region Rohilkhand. It is located 252 kilometres (157 mi) north of the state capital, Lucknow, and 250 kilometres (155 mi) east of the national capital New Delhi. This fast-growing city is also known as Bans-Bareilly. Although Bareilly is a production center for cane (bans) furniture, the name Bans Bareilly is not derived from its big bans market. It is named after two princes, Bansaldev and Baraldev, sons of Jagat Singh Katehriya who founded the city in 1537. It is also famous all over the World for the Ala Hazrat Dargah.
Bareilly has two Amusement parks located inside a single premises. Fun City and Boond Water Park are the most famous hang-outs for most of the people of the City and nearby areas. The two facility attract a lot of tourists and visitors to the city everyday. The parks are located on the University Road and are well within the residential limits of the main city.
The guest may purchase rides individually, either at the attraction's entrance or by purchasing ride tickets (or a similar exchange method, like a token) or through the pay-one-price format, which charges guests a single, large admission fee. The guest is then entitled to use all or more often almost all of the attractions in the park as often as they wish during their visit. The park usually has some attractions that are not included in the admission charge; these are called "up-charge attractions" and includes go-kart tracks and some other Water sports.
Bareilly is famous for its zari work, (a type of fabric decoration), dari (a common type of carpet used in most Indian houses), jhumka (intricate earrings or ear-pendants), manja and surma (Kohl (cosmetics). 'Luddhi Manja' (the glass powder coated kite flying and fighting string) made using a secret recipe of rice, Fevicol, and glass, is one of the specialties of the city. It is considered a quality product and is in demand in major towns (including Delhi and Mumbai) during Makar Sankranti and Independence Day by the name Bareilly ka Manja.
Places of importance:
- Army Service Corps. Museum, Cantonment
- Panchala Museum, University Campus
- Ramnagar Fort, 25 km Aonla
- Teerthankar Temple, Ramnagar 25 km A
- Children's Park, Cantonment
- Phool Bagh, Cantonment
- Company Garden, Civil Lines
- C L Park, Prem Nagar
- Mayur Van Chetna Kendra, University Road
- Maharaja Agrasen Park, Rampur Garden Bareilly
- Akshar vihar
- Lichi bagh, Quila Bareilly
- Vatika (park) Rampur Garden Bareilly
- Fun City and Boond Water Park, University Road