At the first glance, Budaun with its dusty avenues and sleepy streets seems nothing more than a secluded small town. But moving around the city, you come across numerous historical ruins and monuments that reveal many legends from its past
Casting a nostalgic charm, Budaun transports you back to the era of mighty rulers and mystic Sufi saints who once graced the land. Adding to its allure is the serene aura of spirituality that reverberates throughout the town. Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, Budaun is indeed a hidden gem of Uttar Pradesh. Its rugged and rustic setting coupled with a rich culture makes it a delightful destination.With its formidable historical background, there is much to explore in Budaun. It is home to a number of ruins that can be traced back to the Mughal era. The Budaun Fort and the iconic clock tower Ghanta Ghar, are among the prominent attractions. Tombs of significant rulers such as Iltumish and Ala Ud Din Alam Shah, who was the last ruler of the Sayyid dynasty, are also worth visiting.Budaun is considered to be of immense religious significance among Muslims. The 13th century Jama Masjid, which was built by Iltumish and the Qadri Dargah are among the popular shrines in Budaun.Local transport in Budaun mostly consists of the classic cycle-rickshaws. As most places are within a short distance of each other, these rickshaws provide a convenient and cost-effective means of transport. Auto-rickshaws are also available in some parts of the city, as a faster and more comfortable travel alternative. Most of the transportation in Budaun operates on LPG and is, therefore, pollution-free to a large extent.Ladies are advised to dress modestly in public places to avoid unnecessary attention.Traveling alone after dark may not be safe
Budaun is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Pantnagar at a distance of 116kms.
Airports: Pantnagar Airport
There is no regular trains to Budaun from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Bareilly which is located at a distance of 47kms.