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Bahraich Judgeship

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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale (CJ)

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rakesh Srivastava null

Chief Justice 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale (CJ)

  Administrative Judge

 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rakesh Srivastava

 District Judge

Shri Mohd. Aslam




            Bahraich is the part of Devipatan division. Bahraich is a city and a municipal board in Bahraich district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Located on the Saryu River, a tributary of river Ghaghra, Bahraich is 125 km north-east of  Lucknow, the state-capital.The nearby cities of Bahraich District are  Shrawasti (Bhinga),  BarabankiGondaBalrampurLakhimpur and Sitapur share local boundaries with Bahraich. A factor which makes this town important is the international border shared with the neighboring country, Nepal. According to Government of India, the district Bahraich is one of the minority concentrated district in India on the basis of the 2001 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators.

Origin of Name

There are four popular theories given for how Bahraich got its name-
          First and the most popular one is the Inventor of Universe, Lord Bhrama (Hindu belief) made Bahraich its capital. It was also known as part of Gandharva Forest. Even today north east area of several hundred square Kms of the district is covered with the forest. It is said that Brahma ji developed this area as the place of worship and meditation for Rishis & Sadhus or saints. Therefore this place came to known as “Brahmaich" hence, Bahraich.

          Second theory is an ancient tribe known as Bhars inhabited here and other parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh and the name is derived from them.

          The third theory is that the district got its name from the Arabic word bahr which means a large body of water. As the place is situated on the banks of river Ghaghra. The famous Arab visitor Ibne-ba-tuta is also said to have visited Bahraich and wrote that Bahraich is a beautiful city situated at the bank of holy river Saryu.

          Last theory is, it got its name from the Ashram of Rishi Bhar, a town near bahraich is named “Risiya” which was named rishi bhoomi in ancient times. The district of Bahraich was part of the Great Nanpara  Estate made up of lands belonging to the Raja of Nanpara. The Rajas of Nanpara owned more than three hundred villages in the District including all the forests. A large part of the education system in the district was the legacy of the late Raja Sadat Ali of Nanpara who built the major roads and hospitals.

Facts & Figures of  Bahraich



4696.8 sq. km


27°58’ North


81°6’ East

Population (2011)






Population density

706 per sq. km

Sex Ratio

891females per 1000 males

Literacy Rate


No. of Tehsil


No. of Blocks


No. of Villages



Postal Code


STD Code




As per provisional data of 2011 census, Bahraich had a population of 186,241, out of which males were 98,529 and females were 87,712. The literacy rate was 75.3 per cent.

As of 2001 India census, Bahraich had a population of 168,376. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bahraich has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Among many languages spoken in the district are Awadhi, a vernacular in the Hindi-Urdu continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh Region. Wide range of Awadhi is spoken in Bahraich.



          Bahraich is located at 27°35′N 81°36′E / 27.58°N 81.6°E / 27.58; 81.6. It has an average elevation of 126 metres (413 feet).


           Bahraich is well connected with other districts of Uttar Pradesh. Bahraich -Lucknow connected on NH28. UPSRTC Bus facility provides road connectivity toLucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Haridwar, Delhi,and Agra. However, Ministry of Railways is working on broad gauge line conversion (Gonda to Bahraich) and there have been talks to connect Bahraich with Lucknow and other major cities of Uttar Pradesh. Gonda to Bahraich railway route is closed since July 2016 and work is completed. This is expected to be started by May 2018. New rail line to Balrampur via Shravasti is approved and work is going to start soon. And as per news from rail ministry this will be extended to Mehndaval, KhalilabadThe frequency for the Lucknow is after every 15 minute.

          Bahraich( Jarwal Road Station) is also on Indian Railways route map and provided a meter gauge line,running from Gonda toBareilly and serve by several slow speed train and a express connecting Mathura to Gonda. Jarwal Road is a small station 65 km from District Headquarter and lies on Delhi-Katihar line. However there have been talks of the state government with Ministry of Railways for the past 16 years to develop broad gauge line and connect Bahraich with Lucknow and other major cities of Uttar Pradesh yet there has been no development at all in the section.

Distance Chart of Bahraich from Other Cities in India



 128.7 Km


101.2 Km


 62 Km


 63 Km


 549.7 Km


  131 Km


How to reach Bahraich

          By Air: There is no Airport in Bahraich however, closest major airport to Bahraich, India is  Nepalgunj Airport. This Airport is in Nepalganj, Nepal and is 66 Km from the center of Bahraich, India.

          The nearest major airport in India is Amausi Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Lucknow, India and is about 115 Km from the center of Bahraich, India.

          By Road: Bahraich has a good network of roads and national highway 28 C runs through the heart of the District. Bahraich is well connected with other districts of  Uttar Pradesh UPSRTC provides road connectivity to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Haridwar, Bareilly, Delhi and Agra. The frequency for the Lucknow is after every 15 minute.

          By Rail: Bahraich is also on Indian Railways route map and provided a meter gauge line,running from Gonda to Bareilly  and serve by several slow speed train and an express connecting Kasganj to Gonda. Jarwal Road is a small station 65 km from District Headquarter and lies on Delhi-barauni line.


  • Bahraich is slowest growing city of state with no concentration received by any government so far.
  • Bahraich has good network of roads although no initiatives to link Bahraich with Lucknow via Railways. Average time taken by a state transport to travel a distance of 125 km is roughly 3 hours.
  • There are a no. of Banks in the city with multiple branches. State Bank of India, BOB, Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank, Axis Bank, IDBI Bank, HDFC and Allahabad UP Gramin Bank etc. Bank has each multiple branches.
  • There are multiple Inter Colleges, Degree Colleges, other Institutions, Hospitals and Markets in the city.
  • The District hospital is the biggest in the region with average facilities. Medical College and Trauma Center will be available soon here. 
  • Bahraich has a historical Clock-Tower (Ghantaghar), and many parks.
  • There are many of the complexes like Sumaiya Mall, V-Mart etc, Bazar India, Patanjali Mega Stores etc......

Historical places in Bahraich

  • Dargah of Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud
  • Surajkund Mandir
  • Chittaura Jheel
  • Ghantaghar(Clock Tower Of Bahraich)
  • Kartaniya Ghat
  • Sravasti-45 km from city center
  • Mari Mata Mandir
  • Jama Masjid
  • Nanpara Masjid= Gurudwara
  • Siddhnath Mandir
  • Sangharani Mata Mandir
  • Sati Mata Mandir
  • Sai Baba Mandir
  • Mahamda Samay Mata Mandir
  • Katahail wali masjid,opposite to Divinity Public school,Quazipura Bahraich

Main Localities

  • Jama Masjid Qazipura
  • Jamia Masoodiya Noorul Uloom Qazipura
  • Jamia Imdadia Baitul Uloom Allahpurwa
  • Markaz Alam Shaheed Masjid Chowk
  • Masjid Khanzar Shaheed Chowk
  • Qazipura(South)
  • Qazipura (North)
  • Dargah Hazrat Syed Salar Masoud Ghazi(R.H.)
  • Hospital colony
  • Salarganj
  • Civil Lines
  • Police Lines
  • Gudri
  • Navagarhi
  • Meera Khel Pura
  • Chwani Bazar
  • Brahmnipura
  • Sakhaiyapura
  • Akberpura
  • Nazirpura
  • Imambara Nawab Sar Fateh Ali Khan Qazalbash, Syedwara, BAHRAICH,
  • Nazirpura New Basti
  • Saryu Nagar
  • Kewanagunj
  • Sufipura
  • Shia Jama Masjid, Daulat Husain Naqvi
  • Badi Haat
  • Steel Gunj
  • Imambara Qila Talluqdar Aulad Husain
  • Kazi pura
  • Bakshi Pura
  • Bashirgunj
  • Qila
  • Makka purwa
  • Saraswati Nagar
  • Tikora mod
  • Chand Pura
  • Kanoon go pura (south)
  • Kanoon go pura (north)
  • Guru-Nanak Chawk
  • Paani Tanki
  • Raipur Raza
  • Digiha
  • Chawani Bazar
  • Hanuman Colony


  • Bahraich is a growing district in the direction of education. There are large number of students spreading in IITs,NITs& all engineering and medical institutes.
  • Jaipuria School.
  • Guru Kripa Divine Grace Public School
  • *SIIT Group of IT & Management Center (7 Branches all over Bahraich & Sravasti Distt.)
  • Scholars' Bower Educational Academy
  • Care Nursery School
  • Jawahar Navoday vidyalaya (Central Government)
  • Buddha Public School (B.P.S)
  • Government Inter College
  • Government Girls Inter College
  • Care Public school Risia
  • Care Public school Bahraich
  • Tara Mahila Inter College
  • Maharaj Singh Inter College
  • Vaidya Bhagwan Deen Misra Gandhi Inter College
  • Azad Inter College
  • Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • Kissan PG College
  • Sanjeevani College
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir H.S.S.,Madhavpuri
  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir
  • Bal Siksha Niketan
  • City Montessori School
  • Pioneer School
  • St. Norbert School
  • Seventh day Adventist Inter College
  • Morning Star Academy
  • Kamla devi inter college
  • Barrows Blue Bells School
  • Montessori Public School (Wing of Montessori Higher Secondary School)
  • Sir Syed Girls Inter College
  • Divinity Public School, Bahraich

Origins of its Name

There are many theories about how Bahraich got its name. They include:

  • Bhars were ancient tribe inhabiting parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. The name Bahraich derives from them.
  • It is believed that there was an ancient Brahma Temple here ( not present now), thus giving the city the name - Brahmaich, thus, Bahraich.
  • Bahraich got its name from the Arabic word bahr which means a large body of water. Situated on the bank of river Ghaghra, it was named Bahraich.
  • It is also believed that Bahraich got its name from the Ashram of Mahirshi Bhar. A town near Bahraich is named as RISIYA which was named Rishi Bhumi in ancient times.

          The main occupation of the residents of Bahraich is agriculture. In the British period, Bahraich was a famous market for grains and pulses. Even today, it is famous for agricultural products like pulses, wheat, rice, corn, sugar, and mustard. Also, there are dense forests in Nanpara and Bhinga region which account for herbs and timber.


Dargah of Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud

          Bahraich is very famous because of the Mausoleum (Dargah) of Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, a famous eleventh century Muslim conqueror who was defeated and killed at Bahraich by a confederacy of Hindu kings, led by Maharaja Suheldev. Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud's Dargah is a place of reverence for Muslims. It was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. It is believed that people taking bath in the water of the Dargah become free of all skin diseases.

          Roughly 50 km from Bahraich, there are remains of an              ancient Buddhist monastery. This place is known as Sravasti and it is one of the most popular destinations around Bahraich. Other places of interest are the Temple of Junglee Nath, Kailashpuri Barrage, Chittaura Jheel and Kartaniya Ghat Alligator Breeding center.

          Bahraich hosts the biggest wildlife reserve of the state of Uttar Pradesh - Kartarniya ghat wildlife reserve. Other places of interest include Shravasti which is a holy place for Buddhists and Jains, where Lord Buddha spent twenty four years of his life preaching Buddhism. Shravasti is visited by tourists from Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka & China.

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