The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh contains the city named Rae Bareli, which is also a municipal district. This city also serves as the district headquarters of the district of Rae Bareli. On the river beds of the river named Sai, this place is situated. The distance between this place and Lucknow is 82 Kms.
In the year 1858, the district of Rae Bareli was constructed by the British Government. The term Bareli in the name of the city has been derived from the name of the people who discovered this place named the Bhars and the term ‘Rae’ in the name of the city has been derived from the name of a village close by known as ‘Rahi’. The predominant languages spoken by the dwellers of the region are Hindi and Awadhi.
An important role has been played by Rae Bareli in the ‘Quit India Movement’. In the year 1858, it was put forward that the city should be a component of Lucknow and also of the district of Rae Bareli.
The city of Rae Bareli contains numerous popular destinations for the tourists, which includes the Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden, the Behta Bridge and the Samaspur Bird Sanctuary.
A sub-tropical weather prevails in the city of Rae Bareli. The city witness extreme weather conditions, that is, very hot summer months as well as superb chilly weather in the winter months. The best time to make a trip to this city is the months between September and November.
PLACES TO SEE
Jais: The city of Jais is an archaic place. It served as the capital of the King Udyan. A poet named Malik Mohammad Jaisi hailed from this location. The Jaisi Samrak has been built here in the memory of this man.
Dalmau: On the river beds of Ganga, the place called Dalmau is situated. It contains some historical significance. The Fort of King Dal, Bara Math, Mahesh Giri Math and Nirala Memorial Institute are some of the places to visit in Dalmau.
Samaspur Bird Sanctuary: The Rohaniya Development Block area contains the Samaspur Bird Sanctuary. The distance between this sanctuary and Lucknow is 122 Kilometers. Lying on a land covering an area of 799.371 hectares, this sanctuary has been constructed in the year 1987. As many as 250 types of various birds can be seen in this sanctuary which includes birds such as grey leg goose, pin tail, common teel, vision, showler, surkhab and many such. These birds traverse a distance of 5000 Kms and more to come to this place. Comb ducks, whistling heels, spot bills, spoon bills, kingfishers and vultures are the local species of birds that one can find here.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden: In order to re-establish the ecological equilibrium of the area, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden was constructed in the year 1986. On the left hand side of the highway between Lucknow and Varanasi, one can find this garden.
This botanical garden covers an area of a total of 57 hectares. This park is being developed for research and scientific study purposes, apart from developing it for producing variety of plants. The components of this botanical garden are a rock garden, a seasonal plant garden, an aquatic garden and also a green house. A ‘Medicinal Plant Trail’ can be found here, which contains as many as 114 numbers of plants of 23 types of medicinal variety. Apart from this, the garden contains a ‘Cultural Plant Trail’, ‘Economic Plant Trail’ and a ‘Bulbous Garden’.
Behta Bridge: On the exterior rim of the town of Rae Bareli, one can see the Behta Bridge. At this location, the Sharda Canal passes through the Sai River. The construction of an aqueduct has taken place and thus the canal flows in the duct.
HOW TO REACH RAE BARELI
By air: The nearest air terminal is the Amausi Airport.
By rail: The city of Rae Bareli has got its own railway station.
By road: The city is connected to other locations via buses, both state run and private, taxis and private cars.