Kannauj is the administrative headquarters of the district by the same name in Uttar Pradesh. The name of the city is derived from the word Kanyakubja, which means city of hunch-backed maidens. Kannauj is known for the distilling and manufacture of perfume scents and rose water. It is also a main market-Place for tobacco products. Various places of religious importance are located here. Kannauj is also considered a sister city of Grasse in France, the world’s capital of perfume.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kannauj. Some of them are Hotel Rajdhani and Yash Hotel.
The official language of Kannauj is Hindi. A dialect of the national language, known as Kanauji, is also spoken here.
The important festivals of Kannauj are Holi (festival of colours in February-March each year and Krishna Janmashtami in August-September.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kannauj. Some of the places include Annapoorna Devi Temple (18 km from Kannauj), Shitla Devi Temple (8 km), Govardhan Devi Temple (6 km), Dargah Haji Sharif and Fort of King Jai Chandra.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kannauj is the Kanpur Airport. It is located about 94 km away from the town.
The city is well connected with Kanpur, Bhiwani (476 km) and Mathura (250 km).
There are daily bus services to Kanpur. UPSRTC is a reliable bus operator in this region. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.