A prominent historical relevance based city in Uttar Pradesh, Orai is located between Jhansi and Kanpur. The city has a population of 0.19 million (March 2011). The city produces a regional specialty sweet named as “kaalajamun”, hosting commercial value and is a manufacturing facility of Hindustan Unilever. Orai has a number of medical, technical and higher secondary educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Hotel Jaiswal Tower (Tariff – Rs. 550) is a three star luxury hotel located 1.5 km away from Orai Railway Station (Tariff – Rs. 600-1000). Some of the other budget hotels in range of Rs. 450-2000 are Hotel Amber (Ghanta Ghar), Hotel Janki and Hotel Shanti Palace. Rahi Tourist Bungalow (Tariff – Rs. 1700) is an accommodation facility located at Nawabganj.
The languages spoken in Orai are Hindi, Urdu, English, Marwari and Punjabi.
Sankranthi, Ayudha Puja, Ram Leela, Matki Leela, Janmashtami, Ganga Festival and Maha Shivratri are some prominent festivals celebrated in Orai.
Places of Interest
One must visit Thadeshwari Temple, Radha Krishna Mandir, Hathi Mandir and Bhaghwan Shri Taleshwarji Maharaj. Fort Jagmanpur is located 65 km away from Orai.
How to Get There
The nearest airports are located at Kanpur and Lucknow, 109 km and 194 km away respectively. There are daily flights from Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad to the Kanpur Chakeri Airport.
There are forty one trains passing through Orai Railway Station with average stop duration of 2-3 minutes. The railway station is well-connected with Mumbai, Valsad, Gorakhpur, Bhopal, Lucknow and Gwalior.
The city is well-connected with Kanpur, Jaipur, Shajapur, Ahmedabad and Dewas with daily private buses operated by Shivam Tours, Hans Travels and Shrinath Travels. UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transportation) operates two Volvo buses a day from Lucknow to Orai. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.