About Bareilly District :
Bareilly district is considered very rich from archaeological point of view. The extensive remains of Ahichhatra, the Capital town of Northern Panchala have been discovered near Ramnagar village of Aonla Tehsil in the district. Nearly five thousand coins belonging to periods earlier than that of Guptas have been yielded from Ahichhatra. On the basis of the existing material, the archaeology of the region helps us to get an idea of the cultural sequence from the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC up to the 11th century AD. Some ancient mounds in the district have also been discovered by the Deptt. of Ancient History and culture, Rohilkhand University, at Tihar-Khera (Fatehganj West), Pachaumi, Rahtuia, Kadarganj and Senthal.
According to the epic Mahabharata, Bareilly region (Panchala) is said to be the birthplace of Draupadi. Also the folklore says that Gautama Buddha had once visited the ancient fortress city of Ahicchattra in Bareilly.
The Bareilly district showed active participation in the fight for independence of the nation. The Indian National Congress came into prominence in Bareilly during the Khilafat movement when Gandhiji visited this town twice and many Hindus and Muslims were arrested. In response to the call given by Gandhiji, the Civil Disobedience Movement in the district was launched on Jan 26,1930. In 1936, a conference of the Congress was held in Bareilly under the presidency of AcharyaNarendraDeo. It was addressed by Jawaharlal Nehru, M.N. Roy, Purushottam Das Tandon and Rafi Ahmad Kidwai.
In the Bareilly Central Jail at that time were confined such prominent leaders as JawaharLal Nehru. Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, MahavirTyagi, Manzar Ali Sokhata and MaulanaHifazulRahman
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Tourist Places :
The city Bareilly is visited by lakhs of people every year. For all those interested to know about rich heritage and history of India, a visit to the Museums is a must. Upon visiting these various Museums you will see and be able to explore the Museums in which many artifacts have been well preserved by the government of India. Most of Museums in Bareilly contain the things from the pre Independence and also during the time when India was struggling to attain freedom from the British. Most of these Museums throw light on how India attained Independence. Many other Museums in Bareilly are also present which display various items on science, like those on Biology, physics and science exhibitions, Dinosaurs along with a full pack on multimedia. Many of the Museums in Bareilly showcase how the first rail engine looked like and when was it introduced. Apart from this you will also be able to see the various types of engines, the machinery and known how of a train. For girls there is a Doll museum.
Bareilly showcases an eclectic and beautiful mixture of old monuments and new age attractions and if one is visiting the city then they are sure to have a memorable time visiting all the attractions present here.
There is a historical fort, which was built around the year 1540. During this period many famous and well-known monuments were built and they continue to delight tourists and locals with their sheer beauty and grandeur till date.
Places to visit in the city are:
Gandhi Udyan: Also known as Company Bagh, this is a perfect place for morning walkers and joggers. Providing a cool place for relaxing, the Gandhi Udyan also as Yoga sheds.
Fun City: The Fun City located at Pilibhit Road Bypass, is often termed as the best amusement park in the whole of Northern India. The park has lots of amusement facilities like a water park named Boond, quite a number of adventurous rides, a roller coaster, an amphitheatre and a discotheque. Boond is one of the first parks in Northern India to have an artificial wave pool
Children’s Park: Just Opposite Natraj Cinema at KargilChowk in Bareilly Cantt, this is a good place to relax for a while, as this is not a big park. Complete with gazebos, faux bridges and a few playground equipment you can relax in the company of your family and children in evening.
Army Service Corps. Museum: The Army Service Corps. Museum located in Cantonment is one of the main museums in the city. It uses displays with real weaponry, models and props to recreate scenes from past conflicts in the region. There are many different types of artifacts such as guns, swords, belts and regalia as well as military decoration. The displays are supported by manuscripts and documents detailing battles, also maps and communications are on display. It gives a good insight into the military history of the region.
Historical Fort of Ahicchattra: The city houses the ancient fortress city of Ahicchattra, from where Bareilly served as a seat of the influential Empire, the region also has a unique Shiva influence.
Religious Places: Bareilly, a city in Uttar Pradesh, India, is home to many ancient Hindu temples. Four Nath (Shiva) temples are situated on the city’s four corners: the AlakhaNath, TrivatiNath, MadhiNath and DhopeshwarNath temples. So Bareilly is known as NathNagri.
TrivatiNath Temple: Located in the centre of Bareilly on Macnair Road, the TrivatiNath Temple had been constructed and then renovated and is one of the best in the city.
Alakhnath Temple: The Alakhnath Temple is the main centre of Naga Sanyasins belonging to the AnandAkhara order.The temple has many shrines devoted to different gods and goddesses. There is a courtyard at the centre and various animals like cows and goats can be found here. Behind one building, tourists may also find a camel. The place is all the time full of devotees making offerings and singing bhajans.
MadhiNath Temple: This temple shares its name with its locality. it is a temple of Shiva. It is believed that this temple is more than 5000 years old and shivling of this temple was established by pandavas during their exile.
Dopeshwarnath : The temple is dedicated to Lord Doopeshwarnath. The site is the birth site of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna in the MahÄbhÄrata era. Both Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna were considered to be born by the grace of Lord Shiva.It is located in the Sadar Bazar Bareilly Cantonment area.
is the Dargah of Ahmed Raza Khan, a 19th-century Hanafi jurist, who is known for his staunch opposition of Wahhabis in India.TheDargah is a spiritual center for the Sunni Muslims of South Asia. Annual observation of Urs is held at the Dargah. People from every corner of earth visit for the Use-e-Rizvi.
is located at Bareilly College Road, Civil Lines.The Methodist Church in India says that it understands itself as the body of Christ in and for the world as part of the Church universal. Its stated purpose is to understand the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to bear witness of this love to all people and to make them his disciples.
one of the very big and famous temple, known as Shri ShriRadhaVrindavn Chandra Mandir is being created by the aaddhtyatmikkendra, Bareilly. A large plot of land was given by GirdharJiKhandelwal Welfare Foundation,to ISKCON Society and its construction has begun. It will be on Pilibhit Road, on Khandelwal College Road