Budaun (also spelled as Badayun) is a city and a headquarter of Budaun district, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located near the Ganges river. in the center of Western Uttar Pradesh. Budaun is a Hindu and Muslim dominated region. It was the most important post of Northern Frontier during Mughal reign. Budaun is a big market, historically famous and religiously important city. It is the heart of Rohilkhand. Budaun is 229 km from New Delhi and it takes 3 hours 55 mins to 7 hours reach to reach the city depending on mode of transport i.e. car or roadways bus service. Whilst not a main tourist destination, it still attracts thousands of people annually. Every year it is estimated that 1.5 lac to 2 lac people visit the city, most people coming to visit Ziyarats. Budaun is famous among the Barelwi sectors of Muslims due to the presence of hundreds of martyrs (shaheed) and saints buried there. Iltutmish's period made Budaun the capital of its empire or Medieval India.