About District

Bareilly is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, located near Ramganga.  It is a Commissionery district and falls  under geographical region Rohilkhand.  The city is 252 kilometres (157 mi) north of the state capital, Lucknow, and 250 kilometres (155 mi) east of the national capital, New Delhi. It is the seventh-largest metropolis of Uttar Pradesh and the 50th-largest city of India. Bareilly also figured among the ambitious 100 Smart City project in India. The city is also known by the name NathNagri (known for the four Shiva temples located in four corners of the region – DhopeshwarNath, MadniNath, AlakhaNath and TrivatiNath), Bareilly Sharif (AlaHazrat, ShahSharafat Miyan and KhankaheNiyazia (derived the famous Muslim Mausoleum)), Zarinagari and historically as Sanjashya (where the Buddha descended from Tushita to earth). The city is a center of furniture manufacturing and trade in cotton, cereal and sugar. Its status grew with its inclusion in the “Counter Magnets”  list of the National Capital Region (NCR). The city is also known as Bans-Bareilly. Although Bareilly is a production center for cane (bans) furniture, “Bans Bareilly” is not derived from the bans market; it was named for two princes: Bansaldev and Baraldev, sons of Jagat Singh Katehriya, who founded the city in 1537