Hamirpur is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city happens to be the headquarters of a district by the same name. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kanpur at a distance of 92 km north-east. It is said that the city derives its name from Hamira Deva, a Kalachuri Rajput, who settled in the area after having arrived from Alwar in Rajasthan.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up in the area is Kanpur, which 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
There are numerous temples and mosques worth visiting in the area among which the Jama Masjid of Qaziyana and the Chaura Devi Mandir on the banks of the river Yamuna deserve mention. 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, 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 165 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Kanpur Central Railway Station at a distance of 93 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. Buses to the area are available from Kanpur. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache.