Introduction of Regulated Area Amla Bareilly

Amla place lies in Lat. 280 16’ N. and Long. 790 10’ E., 17 miles south-west of Bareilly. Other roads from the place lead to Sirauli in the north, to Bhamora in the south-east and to Budaun in the south. The place is said to derive its name from the Amla tree (Phyllanthus emblica). The name first finds mention about 1380, when this region was used as a royal hunting-ground. It was a stronghold of the Katehriya Rajputs during the 14th and 15th centuries and the headquarters of a mahal during the reign of Akbar. 
The scattered nature of its site covering the town Is a noticeable feature. It is made up of three portions, Amla Khas or Qila. Katra and Ganj. the stretches in between being filled with numerous graveyards and crumbling mosques, which give the place an air of antiquity. Amla is indeed a town of tombs. Local tradition ascribes to it 1,700 mosques an 17,000 wells. The Rohillas seem to have had a passion for building that far exceeded their resources and used brick instead of stone which has not been able to withstand the ravages of time.