Bharatpur is a town in the state of Rajasthan. This place which has a population of 2.5lakh people was previously a princely state. The literacy rate of 71% is higher than the national average. Bharatpur is also home to a number of migratory birds.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options in Bharatpur such as The Bagh, Swaraj Resorts, and Hotel Sunbird.
Festivals like Holi, Navaratri, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated in town.
Hindi is the local language spoken in Bharatpur.
Places to Visit
Bharatpur District is famous for Keoladeo National Park. UNESCO has designated it a world heritage site.
How to Get There
Kheria Airport is Agra’s seasonal airport located 47km away. Flight from Delhi to Agra is about an hour.
Bharatpur Railway station has a direct link to Mathura, Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri. Farther destinations can be reached from these centres.
Bharatpur has a direct bus Agra. From Agra there are buses to Delhi, Dewas, Lucknow, and Jaipur among other centres. The best bus operators that offer quality service include UPSRTC, RSRTC, and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.
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.