Perched on the banks of Sarayu River in Uttar Pradesh, Bahraich may not seem to be little more than a sleepy small town. However, this secluded and quaint city has many tales hidden between its dusty, narrow streets and its lush green farms
Bahraich boasts of a rich historical tradition, with remnants of the prosperous Mughal and Nawab eras, still dominating the landscape. With reminders of its rich past in the form of magnificent monuments, Bahraich has a nostalgic and old world charm to it. Home to a humble farming community, the city was a major market for food grains in the British era. Sharing its border with the neighboring country Nepal, Bahraich is a beautiful blend of history and culture.While you are here, Bahraich will keep you on your toes with the number of experiences it has to offer. The most famous attraction in the city is the tomb of Gazi Sayyad Salar Masud. Built by the legendary ruler Firoz Shah Tughlaq, it is a site of historic, as well as religious importance. The annual fair celebrated here is a great time to visit to experience the local festivities. The Sangharini Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali, is another religious site that is well worth a visit.Get a glimpse of the majestic and elusive national animal, the tiger, at the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary that is just next door. Katarniaghat is an ideal destination for nature and animal lovers. Along with the tiger, you can observe several wildlife species such as the Rhinoceros, Black Buck, Swamp deer, and the Blue bull. The water bodies are home to the Gharial crocodile and the Gangetic Dolphins.Sharing its borders with Nepal, Bahraich is enriched with cultural influences from the neighboring country that blend with its indigenous culture. The result is a vibrant tradition of ethnic art forms and marvelous architecture. Visit the city during the many festivals celebrated here, to witness this colorful culture. A largely agricultural town, the farms surrounding Bahraich are also worth visiting.There are a number of transport options available for traveling within Bahraich. Auto-rickshaws are the most popular and most favored means of local transport in Bahraich. They can be hailed easily from the streets. Cycle rickshaws are also convenient for getting around the city. The best way to get around the city in comfort and convenience would be by hiring a private vehicle.Avoid visiting Bahraich during the summer months as it can be unbearably hot.It is advisable to stay indoors after 10 pm, as traveling alone at night may not be safe
Bahraich is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Meghauli at a distance of 59kms.
Airports: Nepalgunj Airport
There is no regular trains to Bahraich from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Lakhimpur which is located at a distance of 90kms.
Railway Station(s): Lakhimpur