Bahraich is a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The district headquarters are situated at Bahraich city. Bahraich District is a part of Devipatan Division. Bahraich city is also a municipal board. It is located along the Sarya River which a tributary of Ganga. It is 125 kilometers away from Lucknow. The Bahraich city is surrounded by the towns of Gonda, Balrampur, Lakhimpur and Sitapur. It also shares its borders with Nepal. The population of Bahraich is mainly occupied by the minorities. The main language spoken in the area is Awadhi. A wide range of Dehatis are also spoken.
The Raja of Nanpara owned several lands collectively known as the Great Estate of Nanpara. Bahraich once formed the part of the same estate. Three hundred villages in the District including all the forests were owned by the Rajas of Nanpara. Raja Sadat Ali of Nanpara built many roads and hospitals and also contributed to the education system of the district.A public meeting was held at the Government High School by Gandhiji in 1929. A donation of Rs. 3500/- was made for the welfare of the Harijans. With the advent of the Salt Movement by Gandhiji, the repercussions were also felt in Bahraich. A total strike was called on May 6, 1930. The very next day, British arrested political leaders. Due it this, a procession was took place burning dummies of the British rule in India. Public meetings were held at Rampurwa , Hardi, Gilaula & Ikauna by Pandit Jawarhar Lal Nehru on October 6, 1931.
Seven hundred and sixty two people came forward for participating in the Satyagraha movement of Gandhiji. Three hundred and seventy one were arrested. A sharp reaction was felt in the district at the arrest of Gandhiji during his Quit India Movement on August 9, 1942. The country prepared itself in 1946 for the final struggle towards Independence Day. August 15, 1947 is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Around 1377 refugees from Pakistan found shelter in the district.
Tourist places in Bahraich
Temple of Junglee Nath
Kartaniya Ghat Alligator Breeding center