The township, spread over an area of 2688 square kilometers, is part of a vast plain spread in the foothills of the Himalayas. The boundary of this district is made up of Sant Kabir Nagar district in the east, Gonda district in the west and Siddharthnagar in the north. The southern boundary of the township is formed by the river Ghaghra.
The name of this district was formerly known as Vasishthi, which was named after Maharishi Vasistha. Later the same Vasishthi became a colony as Apabhramsa. Basti got the status of Tehsil in 1801. In 1865 AD, Basti became a district. At that time, this district came under Gorakhpur division. Later, the districts of Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar were made from this district itself. On July 04, 1997, the township received Mandal status. At present, Basti is reputed as Mandal.
Basti Mahotsav is a mega event to celebrate the history, art, culture & tradition of various places, specifically of the host district Basti which is very significant from “historic point of view” and UP East.
This mega event provides the platform to various sections of society to showcase their talent. Through this event, we have endeavored to promote the government schemes and products among general public through stalls and other means.
This event also constitutes of Handloom stalls which is another attempt to enhance and promote handicraft & small-scale industries.