Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, Etawah is the administrative headquarters of the district by the same name. The city was a focal point during the Revolt of 1857, in India’s struggle for independence. Two major rivers in India, Yamuna and Chambal meet at Etawah. The city is known for its export of agricultural produce including cotton, ghee (clarified butter) and oilseeds. The breeding and export of buffaloes and a special type of goat called Yamunapaari is also done in Etawah.
Places to Stay
There are a few lodging options in Etawah. Some of them are Regency Resorts, Hotel Samrat Palace and Hotel Deepali.
The official language of Etawah is Hindi.
Important festivals celebrated in Etawah include Ram Navami (March-April each year) and Muharram (November-December each year). A cattle fair is held here each year.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Etawah. These include National Chambal Sanctuary and Saman bird sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Etawah is Gwalior Airport, located 109 km away.
Etawah is the closest junction on the Kanpur-Delhi line. It connects to cities such as Delhi (340 km from Etawah), Kanpur (156 km from Etawah) and Agra (128 km from Etawah).
There are daily bus services to Agra, Auriya (68 km from Etawah), Jaipur (366 km from Etawah), Kanpur and Lucknow (220 km from Etawah). Reliable bus operators include RSRTC and UPSRTC. Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.