Fatehpur is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city also happens to be the headquarters of the district by the same name. The nearest major urban agglomeration close to the city is Kanpur at a distance of 81 km north-east. Leather-product enthusiasts will consider this place to be their mecca, as the region is a hub of this trade. Historically too, the area’s history dates back to the Vedic times.
Places to Stay
Kanpur offers a wide variety of good budget hotels. Some of the options you ought to try are Gaurav Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Krishna (Tariff – Rs. 890), Satyam Hotel & Restaurant (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Most places of tourist attraction lie in the neighbouring city of Kanpur. Among the places which are worth visiting in the city are Allen Forest Zoo, Kherepati Temple, ISKON Temple, Massacre Ghat, Massacre Ghat, the Ganga river, Green Park Cricket Stadium, Kidwai Nagar Park, Phool Bagh, Brajendra Swaroop Park and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow at a distance of 120 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Kanpur Central Railway Station at a distance of 82 km.
Various state transport buses connect the city to different parts of the state as well as cities of neighbouring states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. Private buses are pretty active in the area too.