Budaun, the seat of administration of Budaun District
, is an ancient town situated 197 km east of New Delhi
, in northern Uttar Pradesh
. It is a major center of agricultural in the district. The town also boasts some small-scale industries as well.
The origin of Budaun dates back to 900, when the town was built around a fort, which is now in ruins. As per an ancient write up, which is now preserved in the Lucknow museum, the town was called ‘Boda Mayoota’ in the 11th century. Muslims invaded Budaun in 1196. It was a major frontier outpost of the Muslim kingdom of Delhi in the 13th century. They remained in the seat of a provincial governorship until being replaced in 1657. Budaun came under the British rule in 1801 and remained with them until India’s independence in 1947.
Places of tourist interest include the 13th century Jamia Mosque and the remains of the 10th century fort.
Nearest international airport is at New Delhi.
Budaun Railway Station is on the
Mathura-Bareilly line. Regular buses are available to Aligarh (98 km),Bareilly (45 km), Etah (117 km) and Lucknow (220 km).