About BahraichBahraich is a town in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of River Sarayu, a tributary of Ghaghra. Bharaich lies 125 kilometres north east to the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. Bahraich shares international border with Nepal. As per the 2001 census of Government of India, it is scarcely populated with 186223 people. The major languages spoken in Bahraich are Hindi, Awadhi and Urdu.
Bahraich is well connected by other regions of Uttar Pradesh by roads. Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation connects to Lucknow at every 15 minutes. It is also connected to Kanpur, Allahabad, Delhi, Agra, Haridwar, Varanasi and Bareilly. Though Bahraich is on the Indian Railway route, it is better connected by roads. Auto Rickshaws are other major mode of local transportation.
People of many religions live in harmony in Bahraich. More than half of the population are Muslim followed by Hindus. Other religions include Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikh.
Origin of the Name Bahraich
There are many beliefs on how the place got its name. There were a tribal community known as Bhars inhabiting in the parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that the name Bahraich is derived from them. It is also believed that the name is derived from an ancient Brahma Temple which was located here. The city is located on the banks of the River Ghaghra. In Arabic, the word Bahr means large body of water and thus the name Bahraich and it is also believed that the name is evolved from the Ashram of Mahirshi Bhar.
Geography of Bahraich
Bahraich is located 126 meters above sea level at 27.58o N 81.6oE. It shares local boundaries with the towns of Sitapur, Gonda, Lakhimpur, Barabanki and Balrampur. It also shares international border with Nepal.
Tourism in Bahraich
Bahraich is an ancient city in Uttar Pradesh which still holds the remains of the Mughal period. Many temples are also there in Bahraich and it has a several monasteries as well. Bahraich has a wild life sanctuary which is one of the world famous regions in spotting gharials in its natural habitat.
Mausoleum of Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, Sangharini temple and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary are the major attractions in Bahraich.
Main places to shop in Bahraich are Chawpaal Sagar, Sumaiya Mall, Hariyali, V-Mart and Promart.
How to Reach Bahraich
Bahraich is 125 kilometers from Lucknow and can be accessed easily by Road. The nearest airport is Amausi in Lucknow, which is at a distance of approximately 140 kilometres. Railway station in Bahraich can accessed by train from Gonda Junction and Bhojipura Junction.
Quick facts about BahraichState: Uttar Pradesh
Government Body:Bahraich Nagar Palika Parishad
Elevation : 126km2
Official Languages: Hindi / Urdu
Time Zone: GMT+5.30
Telephone Code: +91 05252
Vehicle Registration: UP 40
Sex Ratio: 907