Bara-Banki, also called Nawabganj, is the seat of administration of Bara-Banki District
. It is a major agricultural market and cotton-weaving center in the district. Bara-Banki is 29 km east of Lucknow
, the capital of Uttar Pradesh
Places of tourist interest include Lodheswar temple, Siddhaur Siddheshwar Mahadev temple, Ghanta Ghar, Dewa Sharief and Methodist Church.
Nearest airport is at Lucknow. Bara-Banki Junction Railway Station is a prominent railhead of the district. National Highway 28 passes through Bara-Banki.