Best places to visit in Bareilly

Best places to visit in Bareilly

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Bareilly lies in the state of Uttar Pradesh and it is known for many beautiful and magnificent architectures such as temples, mosques, shrines, etc. This city is located near Ramganga river and when you visit this city, you’ll be amazed by its beautiful museums and parks. The city is also famous for the manufacture of furniture using cane and therefore it is also called Bans-Bareilly. Here you can check best places to visit in Bareilly.

This place is also said to be the birthplace of Queen Draupadi, one of the main characters of Mahabharata. Once you visit this place and get into conversation with the locals, you will surely find yourself engrossed in their fables and fantasies. Bareilly is also famous for many festivals that are celebrated with great joy and happiness and therefore it is advisable that you should plan your visit during these festivals.

StateUttar Pradesh
ClimateWarm and temperate
Best time to visitOctober – February
Major attractionsJagannath Temple, Alakhnath Temple, Army Service Corps Museum, Tulsi Math, Fun city, Trivati Nath Temple, Baba Barkhanandi Nath Temple, etc
Activities to do temple visit, visit to Dargah E Aalahazrat , meal at Aurum, Shopping at Phoenix Mall, etc.
Nearest Airport/Railway StationBareilly Airport (BEK), Bareilly Railway Station

Let us have a look at the most beautiful places that you can visit in Bareilly.

Places to visit in Bareilly

Jagannath Temple

a photo of jagannath temple

Not to confuse with the Jagannath Temple of Odisha, this temple is located in the heart of Bareilly and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Double located in Orissa is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. However, both are equally beautiful and magnificent. This ancient architecture is known for its beautiful paintings and sculptures that are almost 200 years old.

As soon as you enter the temple, you are greeted with beautiful designs on the walls that narrate the tales of Lord Shiva. At this temple, daily prayers are offered to Lord Shiva along with temple bells being played in the background. This is the perfect place for those seeking some kind of peace of mind and getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Alaknath Temple

Alaknath Temple

This is one of the most famous temples in Bareilly and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This place also houses many Naga Sadhus and along with the statue of Lord Shiva, this temple also has numerous structures of Lord Hanuman.

The temple is mainly known for the celebration of Maha Kumbh Mela, Maha Shivaratri and other grand festivals. Inside the temple, there are many shelters for cows, goats, buffaloes, etc. During the Maha Kumbh Mela, there is hardly a place to stand as it is filled with thousands of devotees across the world. However, the best time to visit the place is during these festivals only as the culture, tradition, heritage is clearly remarkable at this point of time. To reach to this particular temple, one can easily find local buses from any part of India.


places to visit in bareilly

This is a splendid tomb that was built to honour Ahmed Raza Khan who was an Islamic scholar of 19th century. He was also a jurist, Sufi, philosopher and a Urdu poet. Ahmed Raza Khan is famous as a Sunni revivalist and reformist leader at the time of British era.

This particular structure is very famous amongst the tourists as it is a beautiful representation of architecture, geometrical patterns. For most of the devotees, this place holds great significance and it is the centre for pilgrimage and Islamic knowledge.

Army Service Corps Museum

a photo of army service corps museaum

This place is known as the storehouse for many famous and remarkable guns that were used in the past. When you visit this place, you shall be undertaken a journey of the development of guns. Moreover, this museum also highlights the loss of life and bloodshed that were caused by these guns.

At the same museum, one can also find many manuscripts highlighting the events of the war. This museum is a reminder that humanity has developed a lot in last few centuries, yet it has learnt very little from it.

Fun City

the best place to visit in fun city

It is a famous recreational spot in Bareilly and has many slides, rollercoasters and other types of rides. It is good for children but can also be enjoyed by grown-ups. This place lies at the Pilibhit bypass road and other attractions here include horror walkways, boating, local cuisine, artificial waves, rain dance, etc.

This park also has the biggest rainwater harvesting system of Bareilly and they have taken many steps to keep the environment clean.

Tulsi Math

This particular temple is devoted to Tulsi Das who was the author of the famous book called Ramcharitramanas. He translated many ancient scriptures, including Ramayana so that these sacred scriptures can reach to the masses. This temple believes that he was the reincarnation of Valmiki and therefore pays tribute to him as a important religious figure.

It is one of the most preferred tourist sites in Bareilly and it is visited by many locals and other people from various parts of India. It is located near the Alaknath Temple and it also has many varieties of Tulsi plant that are taken care by the temple priests. Various Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Ram Navami, Shivaratri are celebrated here.

And the best time to visit this place is during these festivals if you want to enjoy the beauty and the rich colours, culture, traditions of this place. One can reach at this place without any problem as local buses, taxis or autos are easily available from any part of India.


This place used to be the ancient capital of Panchal, which was one of the Mahajanapadas of ancient India. This place is also mentioned in the great Mahabharata. The excavation of this place has produced many painted grey ware utensils.

These exhibitions tell us that the development of this place reached its zenith during the time of Gupta Empire. This place is also said to be the spot where Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism attained enlightenment. Many temples are built here to commemorate Parsvnath and it is one of the most important Jain pilgrimage centre. Jain Mela is the most celebrated festival of this place that is organised each year in the month of March.

A photo of Ahichchhatra

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