Itawa is a small city in Uttar Pradesh located on the banks of the Yamuna river. It is the place of confluence of two rivers, Yamuna and Chambal. It serves as the headquarters for Itawa district. The city has a rich heritage, and it was the location for the revolt of 1857, a key event in Indian history. It is also famous for its beautiful landscape and scenery, as it is part of the alluvial plains between the Ganges and Yamuna.
Places to Stay
Some of the hotels in Itawa are Regency Resorts in Malanpur (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Deepali in Sagar (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Samrat Palace in Mandsaur (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Itawa is Hindi. Bhojpuri is also spoken here.
The important festivals are Janmashtmi, Holi, Basant Panchami, Dussehra and Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Itawa. The national Chambal Sanctuary is located quite close to Itawa. It is also known as National Chambal Gharial Wildlife sanctuary which is a safe haven for Red-crowned roof turtles, Gharial crocodiles and the famous Ganges dolphin. Another great place to visit is the Saman Bird Sanctuary near Itawa.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Itawa is Gwalior Airport, which is about an hour and half by road.
Itawa Railway Station is located on the Delhi-Kolkata line. It is quite well connected to other cities in the state like Hatia, Garhwah, Barwdih and Karonjih.
Itawa’s primary bus service operator is the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC). They have daily services to important cities like Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi and Kanpur. RSRTC, Kalpana Travels and Shrinath travels are popular bus operators. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.