Places of Interest
Pakke Bazar, Ahmath Pull, Kutiwa, Ganeshpur, Makhauda dham, Chhawni Bazar, Nagar, Chando Tal, Barah, Jama Masjid, Kateshwar park, Bhadeshwar Nath, Paida, Mahua dabar, Bhuila taal, pakari bikhy, dihwa(jaitapur)and Agauna are the tourist attractions.
Some Other Places:-
Karanpur is situated about 15 km from Harraiya, Shringinari is a religious place. A famous temple of Lord Shiva is situated at Tilakpur. The village Tilakpur is very known for its spirituality. Near the Tilakpur, there is a village named Marha, which is popular for its corn production. There is a famous temple of Durga ji Known as Sammymahrani at shringinari near the village Vasewa Pandey (Harriya Tahshil).In this village all Brahmins are Pandey. It is popular for sugarcane & wheat production. Every year, a fair is held here named Budhwamangar.
Horticulture R&D Training Centre:-
Horticulture R&D Training Centre was established in 1956-57 in this district to promote horticultural development in eastern belt of U.P. The research and extension works for the development of important fruits, vegetables, species and ornamental plants, are being performed at this centre. The collection of important fruits of India are being also done at this centre. A Mushroom spawn production laboratory is under construction here, through which high quality mushroom seed will be produced and supply to producers. Bee keeping training is also imparted to farmers. The general variety mangos including Amrapali, Romani and Neelam plants are internationally important plants of this centre, which are being supplied to other district of the country.
Pakke Bazar is the central market of Basti district. The daily market needs are sufficed by this market place. The market place is very busy throughout the day hence going by rickshaw or cycle is best. Avoid cars.
Ahmath Pull is over the River Kuwano. It is on the outskirts of the city. The bridge was built during British rule. It connected Basti to Ayodhya (58 km), Faizabad (62 km), Lucknow (190 km). Climbing down the bridge is a Shiva temple beside the math on the river Kuwano. The place is a good retreat away from raffle taffle of the town. Many people come here for worship, morning walks, exercises and relaxation.
Chawni Bazar is situated at a distance of 40 km from the district headquarters. It was the main shelter for freedom struggle during 1857 and is famous for having a Pipal Trees where about 250 martyrs were hanged by British Government in action after murder of Gen. Fort. .
Chando Tal is situated about 8 km from the district headquarters on the way to Kalwari. It is believed that, in ancient time there was an estate named Chandra Nagar which had been later converted into lake as a result of natural degradation and became the famous Chando Tal. It is a stretch of water about 5 km long and 4 km. wide. Around this lake, fishermen and others are still getting an ornaments made of metal and other historical residues belongs to ancient period. Indigenous and migratory birds are used to come to this lake every year.
Rashtriya Van Chetna Kendra (Sant Ravi Das Van Vahar):-
Van Vihar is established on the bank of river Kuwana on the way to Ganeshpur village at a distance of about 1 km from the district headquarters. There is an attractive children’s park and lake has been established by the Government as a picnic spot. Boating is also available at this place in lake as well as in river Kuwana. Generally during holidays and on Sundays there is more rush in comparison to other days of the week.
Barah is about 15 km on the bank of river Kuwana, west from the district headquarters also. This place is mainly famous for Barah temple. Barah Chhatar is popularly known as Viyagrapuri in mythological books. It is also famous for a mythological place of Lord Shiva at its bank a village is situated named”sansarpur”
Bhadeshwar Nath is about 5–6 km. on a bank of river kuwana from the district headquarters. There is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. It was believed that this temple was established by Ravana. A fair is held here on the occasion of Shivratri, which is attended by many people from different part of the state. A Great shiva linga is mounted in this great temple. The Name of this Shiva linga & Bhadreshwar nath is also written in SHIVA MAHAPURAN. Village Bhadreshwar nath are mostly populated by Brahmins Goswamis. The population of this village is around 500..
Is situated 5 km. from the Karmiya. A very old Temple situated at this place and every Tuesday there used to be a small fair.