About Basti District :
Basti district (Hindi: बस्ती जिला, Urdu: ضلع بستی), is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state, India and Basti town is the district headquarters. Basti district is a part of Basti Division.
Basti was originally known as village. The origin of the name Vaishishthi is attributed to the fact that this area was the Ashram of Rishi (sage) Vashistha in ancient period. Lord rama with his younger brother laxman had been here for some time with rishi vasistha.
The tract comprising the present district was remote and much of it was covered with forest. But gradually the area became inhabitable, for want of recorded and reliable history it cannot, with any degree of certainty, be said how the district came to known by its present name on account of the original habitation (Basti) having been selected by the Kalhan Raja as a seat of his Raj, an event which probably occurred in the 16th century. In 1801,. Basti became the Tehsil headquarters and in 1865 it was chosen as the headquarters of the newly established district
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Tourist Places :
akke Bazar, Ahmath Pull, Kutiwa, Ganeshpur, Makhauda, Chawni Bazar, Nagar, Chando Tal, Barah, Jama Masjid, Kateshwar park, Van Vihar, Bhadeshwar Nath, Paida, Mahua dabar, Bhuila taal, pakari bikhy, dihwa(jaitapur)and Agauna are the major tourist attractions.
Hotels & Restaurants:
Hotel Prakash, Suyash Palace, Hotel Shivay, Satendra Guest House, Harsh Deep, Maharaja Hotel, Griraj Hotel, Boons Restaurant and NR Group ,
State Bank of India Main Branch Pakkae Bazar, SBI Court Area, Company Bag, Bank of India Near Janta Hotel, Central Bank APN Degree collage, Punjab National Bank Tripathi Gali, HDFC Bank near Roadways, ICICI Bank Hotel Maharaja Malviya road, Cenra Bank Malviya Road, Axex Bank Near Kotawali Basti and Unian Bank Vikas Bhwan, Basti.