Budaun (also spelled as Badaun, formerly Vodamayuta) is a city and a seat of Budaun district,Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located near the Ganges river. in the center of Western Uttar Pradesh. 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 4 hours 47 mins to 7 hours 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 come there for Ziyarat. Budaun is famous among the Barelwi sectors of Muslims due to the presence of hundreds of martyrs (Shahid) and saints buried there. Budaun was the capital of Delhi Sultanate for four years from 1210 CE to 1214 CE during Sultan Iltutmish rule.