A city in the district by the same name, Auraiya is located in Uttar Pradesh and is the municipality and headquarters of the district. The city is known for its educational institutions and the fairs and festivals that are held here. Wheat forms the staple diet of the 65,000-strong population in this city. Auraiya is famous for its production of pure ghee (clarified butter).
Places to Stay
There are no lodging options in Auraiya. However, good budget hotels in Kanpur (90 km from Auraiya) include Little Chef Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 4229), Hotel Bliss (Tariff – Rs. 3150), Kanha International (Tariff – Rs. 3000) and Mandakini Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 2400).
The official language of Auraiya is Hindi. Other languages spoken here include Urdu, Antarbedi, Bundelkhandi, Punjabi, Bengali and Sindhi.
Important festivals celebrated in Auraiya include Ram Navami (March-April each year) and Muharram (November-December each year). A cattle fair is held in Etawah (67 km from Auraiya) annually.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Auraiya. These include Devkali Temple, Badi Devi Temple, Guraiya Temple and the cattle fair at Etawah.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Auraiya is the Kanpur Airport, located 100 km away.
The closest rail-head is at Etawah (60 km from Auraiya). There are daily trains to Kanpur (91 km from Auraiya).
There are daily bus services to Agra (189 km from Auraiya), Etawah (67 km from Auraiya), Kanpur (91 km from Auraiya), Lucknow (178 km from Auraiya) and Jaipur (427 km from Auraiya). Reliable bus operators include RSRTC and UPSRTC. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking.