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HistoryiconAbout Bareilly

This fast-growing city is also known as Bans-Bareilly (Bansaldev & Baraldev). Though Bareilly is also a production center for cane (Bans) furniture, but it is just a coincidence. The name Bans Bareilly is not derived from its big bans (bamboo) market.It derived after the name of two prince named Bansaldev & Baraldev (Son of Local King).

The status of the city has been upgraded when its name was included in the "Counter Magnets" of National Capital Region (NCR) also including Hissar, Bareilly, Patiala, Kota and Gwalior. Bareilly is equidistant from New Delhi, the capital of India and Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh and thus has a lot of potential for setting up industries and to attract people to settle here.

According to the epic Mahabharata, Bareilly region (Panchala) is said to be birth place of Draupadi, who was also referred to as 'Panchali' (one from the kingdom of Panchala) by k???a (Lord krishna). When Yudhisthira becomes the king of Hastinapura at the end of the Mahabharata, Draupadi becomes his queen. The folklore says that Gautama Buddha had once visited the ancient fortress city of Ahicchattra in Bareilly.

Bareilly is very famous for Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Fazil-e-Barelvi in all over the world. It is called Bareilly shareef by muslims.

Historical Developments

Historically it was the part of the ancient kingdom of Panchal and of Katehriya Rajputs. In the Medieval period it was under the Rohillas. The modern city's foundation was laid by Mukrand Rai in 1657.

Economic Center

Center for the manufacture of furniture and for trade in cotton, grain, and sugar. Bareilly is one of the fastest growing cities of India thanks to its booming economy. Bareilly's economy is still largely agrarian-based but trade and commerce are driving diversification. Bareilly has a lot of potential for setting up industries and to attract people to sett le here.

Prominent Medical Center

Bareilly is among one of the leading cities of Uttar Pradesh in terms of medical facilities, the city serves as a gateway to the patients of the Kumaun, Rohilkhand, and West Nepal region. In the vedic period Bareilly was famous for Ayurvedic treatment. In the Medieval period the Muslim rulers promoted Ancient Unani treatment called Hikmat, Tibb or Tibia. Certain families became very famous for their diagnostic skills and were eventually awarded titles of Hakim-ul-Mulk (Doctor of the Country) by the Rohilla rulers.

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