Bulandshahr One Day ItineraryDoing something impromptu without prior planning can be a lot of fun for many. Even for those who love to plan in detail before travelling should try this once. Bulandshahr is steeped in ancient history and tradition. There are many sites of religious interests, historical ruins, factories, ghats of river Ganga. Besides you one see the local craftsmen at work.
Bulandshahr is 101 km away from Delhi. It is easily accessible by the national highway NH 91. Volvo buses run frequently between Delhi and Bulandshahr. Buses are managed by the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation and they provide comfortable and reasonably prized bus transport between the cities. Additionally, Bulandshahr from different parts of the India via trains, buses and flights.
Suggested Itinerary for a Day Trip in Bulandshahr
The main aim is to visit as many places in Bulandshahr within 50 kms. Most places are easily accessible by auto or cycle rickshaw, however, your travel can be most comfortable and quick if you own a private car or rent a car. Always carry a map with you and do not shy away from asking the locals for directions.
You start you journey from Buteshwari Mahadev Mandir. The mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees from all walk of life offer their prayer. Devotees are very dedicated in their worship of Lord Shiva as they believe the diety is very powerful and bless them all. All temples are opened for morning aarti and prayer from 8:00 am, even prayer and aarti are offered around 5:00 PM and closes at 9:00 PM. The time in between can be used to visit other places of significant tourist interests.
Next visit Kala Aam. It is very popular with the tourists and lie in the center of the city. The site is testament to our struggle against the British in the war of India’s Independence. Also tour around the areas it has best sweets shops and chaat corner. The Masjid at Kaala Aam, Moti Bagh, Kotiyat is also very popular with the tourists. Both devotees and tourists are allowed inside the mosque. The area has high footfall and is mostly crowded throughout the day.
Next stop by areas such as Ansari Road, Chowk Bazaar, Civil Lines, Kamla Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Lal Talab as these are shopper’s paradise. One can purchase several items such as handlooms and jewellery. Muskan Embroidery and Chabda Embroidery on Ansari Road have a beautiful collection of sarees with zari works of golden and silver threads. The local gold smith and silver smith are class apart in their creation and you will be pleased to find Krishna Jewelers and Ratan Jewelers at Krishna Nagar in Bulandshahr city.
Bulandshahr is also known for mangoes. If you are visiting Bulandshahr during the summer, do not miss out on the opportunity to buy fresh mangoes or enjoy mango juice and mango lassi.
Bulandshahr lies on the banks of river, hence quite expectedly; it has one of the most fertile soils in India. Bulandshahr is home to a few urban parks such as the Ashok Park at Panchwati, Jawahar Park and Malka Park. Ashok Park is lush green and is ideal as a picnic spot.
Also visit the Ram Mandir at Bhagwant Marg, Gyan Lok which is very popular with the locals. Additionally, Ganga Mata Mandir at Moti Bagh, Kotiyat and Shiv Dham at DM Colony, Devpuri-II is a must visit for all the tourists. All the temples are very old and devotees from all background offer prayer.
All Saints Church at Shikar Pur Colony, Devpuri-II is also very popular with the tourists. The temple is beautifully decorated for the Christmas celebration.
Chola lies 11 km from the city of Bulandshahr. It is a quaint village and is most famous for the Bibcol Chola Polio Vaccine factory. The factory is responsible for R&D, production and distribution. The factory is the pride of the area and provides employment to many people all over India. Some Russian collaborators are also involved in the R&D process. The government of India has taken strong and thorough measures to eradicate polio from India. All new born infants and children upto the age of 5 years are given polio vaccine
The town of Khurja lies 17 km away from the city of Bulandshahr. Khurja is reputed for its ceramic pottery. The handicrafts are internationally renowned and are responsible for bringing high revenue in this region. You will find 500 factories in this region dedicated to pottery making. The trade brings in employment for the many rural people in this area. Thus bringing in development for the people in the area. The handicrafts are a class apart and are always great as gift items. The view is picturesque and should provide plenty of opportunities to click memorable pictures with family.
Accommodation and Bookings
Different sorts of accommodations are available at Bulandshahr. You will get an interesting choice of economical and luxury hotels. Prior bookings are always recommended especially for luxury hotels. Mud Fort, Kuchesar and The Fort Unchagaon are the most luxuries hotels in Bulandshahr city. Whereas Prem Guest House or Hotel Natraj are pocket-friendly. Guest houses or house stays are also available which assure clean room and well-cooked food. Hot and cold water is available depending on the weather. It is always advisable to have bookings for the hotels prior to your stay as they get overbooked especially during the festivals. Although it is a day trip finding a place to rest for the evening or night can help you relax before you head home or plan to travel to the cities and town nearby with tourist interests.