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About Basti

Basti is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Originally known as Vaishishthi due to the ashram of Rishi Vashisth, it is believed to be a place where Lord Rama and Lakshmana spend some time taking lessons from Rishi Vashisth.

About Basti

Geography of Basti

Basti is located between geographical coordinates between the parallels of 26° 23' and 27° 30' North Latitude and 82° 17' and 83° 20' East longitude. The Ghaghra River flows in the South separating it from Faizabad and Ambedkar Nagar districts. The city is spread over a total area of 1,040 square KM.

Transport in Basti

Basti has a good road and rail connectivity. There are frequent bus and taxi services operating here on different routes. National Highway 28 passes through the city. Basti railway junction is located on the main line connecting Lucknow with Gorakhpur and places in Bihar & Assam. Gorakhpur airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 62 kms.

History and Culture of Basti

Basti is a historical town and is said to be named after the ashram of great sage Basisth. The city formed an administrative unit under the rule of Sher Shah Suri. Modern history of Basti began 1n 1801 when it became a tehsil headquarter. In 1865, it was chosen as the headquarters of the newly established Basti district of Gorakhpur Commissionary.There are many historical places in and around Basti. One among them is Amorha Khas which  was once a province (state) of Raja Zalim Singh. Here lies the ruins of palaces of places and walls of Raja Zalim Singh with marks of of a bullet used by the English. Ramrekha Mandir dedicated to Lord Ram & Goddess Sita is also located in this part of Uttar Pradesh.

Awadhi, Hindi and Bhojpuri are the local languages spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 114,657 and a literacy rate of 83.3%.

Economy of Basti

Basti is known for its cotton textile and sugar industry. Additionally there are many small scale manufacturing units of footwear, bricks, soaps, candles and many more items. There is also a good population of bamboo, eucalyptus, mango and shisham trees in the area. Most of the population here dwells on agriculture with paddy, wheat, maize, pulse, barley and potato as the mainly cultivated crops.

Tourism in Basti

Basti offers a unique experience to tourists with many destinations to be explored here. Some of the popular tourist places here include Bhadeshwar Nath temple, Chando Tal, Paida to name few. One can also plan trip to Pakke Bazar, Ahmath Pull, Kutiwa, Ganeshpur, Makhauda, Chawni Bazar, Nagar, Chando Tal, Barah, Jama Masjid, Kateshwar park, Van Vihar, Mahua dabar, Bhuila taal  and Agauna.

Bhadeshwar Nath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva this temple is situated on the banks of river Kuwana. Believed to be established by demon king Ravan, the temple attracts hundreds of devotees during Shivratri. A fair is also held on this occasion. 

Chando Tal: This  place is located 8 kms from Basti and provides habitat to many migratory birds and is popular among tourists for birdwatching & fishing.

Rashtriya Van Chetna Kendra: A famous picnic spot it is visited by all those looking for recreational activities that includes boating.

Paida: It is another historical place near Basti that is associated with Indian freedom struggle. There are many freedom fighter monuments that one can find here. There is also a park here laid by the Horticulture department. It is located around 14 kms from Basti.

There are few hotels in and around Basti where you can stay while traveling to this part of Uttar Pradesh. Some of the famous hotels located here are mentioned below for reference.

Hotel Prakash
Address: Near Pandey Inter College, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 078390 91641

Hotel Singh International
Address: Kaptanganj - Partawal - Faizabad Rd, Sanjay Colony, Mahudar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 094554 44056

Hotel Simran Paradise
Address: Badaban, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 05542 287 009

Restaurants in Basti

Boons
Address: Gandhi Nagar Road, Company Bagh, Court Area, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 05542 286 888

JJ Pizza'n'cafe
Address: Beside Kumar Tire, Kotwali Road, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 094157 44912

Surya Royal Food Family Restaurant
Address: Deep Ujjawal Marriage Hall NH-27 Toll Plaza Bagadwa, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 096701 80804

Just For You Restaurant
Address: Gandhi Nagar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 093365 33322

Fyi Restaurant
Address: Turkahiya, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 05542 281 018

AFC Pizza Center
Address: Rameshwarpur, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 05542 282 829

New Kishan Sweets
Address: Chiyabari, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 099363 52424

Goli Vadapav
Address: Gandhi Nagar Chowk, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 05542 282 000

Hotel Giriraj
Address: Pach Pedia, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 098398 13092

Healthcare in Basti

One can find numerous hospitals and chemist shops in and around Basti. Various government and private hospitals located here provides effective treatment for pains and injuries. Hospitals in this part of Uttar Pradesh are well equipped to handle all critical situations. Availability of ambulance facility along with trained staff helps in serving the patient better.

Pindari Hospital
Address: Anand Nagar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 089319 92118

Sri Krishna Mission Hospital
Address: Bargadwa, Dhorika Road, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 099189 82900

PMC Hospital
Address: Gandhi Nagar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001

OPEC Kailly Hospital
Address: Basti Directory, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 05542 285 541

District Hospital
Address: Basti Alinagar Marg, Murlijot, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002

Aaman Hospital
Address: Marawatiya, NH-28, Basti Kushi Nagar Road, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272102
Phone: 092354 03003

Care Hospital
Address: Chiyabari, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002

Haddi Hospital
Address: Malviya Road, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 099187 86350

Mahila Hospital
Address: Basti Alinagar Marg, Murlijot, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002

Sant Kabir Eye Hospital
Address: Bansi Road, Near Pindari Hospital, Katra, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 094151 40719

T. B. Hospital
Address: Manghariya, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002

JK Hospital
Address: Pach Pedia, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 099189 10080

R P Singh Hospital
Address: Malviya Rd, J.P.Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 099195 14685

Chemists in Basti

Ramesh Pharma
Address: Opp.SBI, Gandhi Nagar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 087561 55550

Yadav Homoeopatic Medical Store
Address: Katra, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 094505 58533

Singhal Pharma
Address: Purani Basti, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 094150 37089

Kali Medical Store
Address: Basti Alinagar Marg, Murlijot, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 099193 79680

Prakash Medical Store
Address: Munderwa Rd, Jamohara, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 086042 64070

Jaiswal Pharmacy
Address: Jamohara, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 090447 51122

Jan Aushadhi Generic Medical Store
Address: Malviya Rd, Bhatolowa, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272002
Phone: 070073 79746

Tiwari Homeo Hall
Address: Babhngawana, Gandhi Nagar, Near urban Cooperative Bank, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 094156 71857

Agarwal Homoeo Store
Address: Gandhi Nagar, Basti, Uttar Pradesh 272001
Phone: 094156 70781

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