|• Member Of Parliament||Sonia Gandhi|
|• Total||4,609 km2 (1,780 sq mi)|
|• Total||191,056 city and 3,404,004 district|
|• Density||739/km2 (1,910/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 33|
|Sex ratio||941 ♂/♀|
Raebareli pronunciation (help·info)(Hindi: रायबरेली), is a city and a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raebareli District. The town is situated at the bank of the Sai river, 82 km (51 mi), 70 km southeast of Lucknow. It possesses many architectural features, chief of which is a strong and spacious fort erected in 1403A.D. Among other ancient buildings are the magnificent palace and tomb of nawab Jahan Khan, governor in the time of Shah Jahan, and four fine mosques.
Rae Bareli is located in the heartland of the famous Awadh region which was the part ancient Koshala kingdom. In the early 20th century, the town was an important center of trade, and Muslin and Cotton weaving. Its population was 15,880 in 1901.
Tradition has it that the town was founded by the Bhars and was known as Bharauli or Barauli. Over the course of time, the name was changed to Bareli. The prefix "Rae" represents "Rai" the common title of the Kayasths and manihar who were masters of the town for a considerable period of time.
The city and the district became famous as a political bastion of the Nehru-Gandhi Nationalist family. After independence, Rae Bareli constituency was won by Jawaharlal Nehru's son-in-law Feroze Gandhi. After Feroze Gandhi's death in 1960, the constituency was won in 1967 by his wife Indira Gandhi (daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru), who went on to become the first woman Prime Minister of India.
Rae Bareli has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters from December to Mid February and dry, hot summers from April to Mid June. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when it gets an average rainfall of 1200 mm mostly from the south-west monsoon winds. During extreme winter the maximum temperature is around 12 degrees Celsius and the minimum is in the 3 to 4 degrees Celsius range. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers can be quite hot with temperatures rising to the 40 to 45 degree Celsius range.
- National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi
- National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
- Footwear Design and Development Institute
- Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology (FGIET)
Places of Interest
Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden
Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden was established in 1986. The garden is situated on the left side of Lucknow-Varanasi highway and on the northern bank of Sai river.
- "Rae Bareli District Map". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Sonia launches radio channel, roads, rail line in Rae Bareli". The Hindu. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2015.