Khurja is a city based in Bulandshahar district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, and is 85 Km away from Delhi. Khurja is said to have derived its name from the Urdu word ‘Kharija’ which means to condemn. This is mainly due to more swamps than arable land available here. The city is now famous for ceramics, earning the moniker Ceramic city of India. Khurchan is a local delicacy worth tasting here.
Places to Stay
Khurja has very little to offer in terms of accommodations. Vinayaka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) is one of the preferred hotels here.
The official language of Khurja is Hindi. Urdu is also spoken widely here.
Budh Bazaar meaning Wednesday Market is a weekly event here. Ramlila during Dussehra and the fair during Navratri at the Nav Shakti Durga Mandir are worth visiting.
Places of Interest
Lala Mevaram ka karma and Ganga Ram Bhavan are two renowned heritage sites worth visiting. Other attractions include Nav Durga Shakti Temple and Siddheshwara Temple. Khurja also attracts business tourists to its Ceramic factories and annual Ceramic fairs.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Khurja is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, about 111 Km away from the town.
Khurja has two railway stations: Khurja Junction and Khurja City Station. The Khurja Junction connects the city to other major destinations, while the city station caters to local routes only.
There are daily bus services to Itawa, Agra, Kanpur, Bulandshahar and Unnao. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Ashwini Travels and Laxmi Travels. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.