Ghaziabad is a small city in Uttar Pradesh and was founded in 1740 by the Vizir Ghazi-ud-din. The city is home to one of the premium management institution i.e. Indian Institute of Management. It is also referred to as the “Gateway of UP”. It is a part of the National Capital Region of Delhi with a large and planned city well connected with roads and railways.
Places to Stay
The budget hotel options in Ghaziabad are Hotel RK Residency (Tariff- Rs. 501), Samrat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1001). Other premium hotels are Hotel Clarks Inn Apple Tree (Tariff – Rs. 3,000) and Hotel Pushpa Vilas (Tariff-Rs. 5,000).
The languages spoken in Ghaziabad are Hindi and Urdu.
Some of the prominent festivals celebrated here are Ramnavami, Naga Panchami, Holi, Janmashtami, Kartikpurnima, Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram, and Dasserra.
Places of Interest
Garhmukteshwar is one of the primary tourist spots on the shores of river Ganga. Some of the other historical and cultural destinations include Pragati Maidan Crafts Museum, Kaseri mound and Sai Baba shrine.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (45 km).
The Ghaziabad railway line is important in terms of local trains and as well as national rail routes which connects Meerut, Aligarh, and Mathura etc.
The UPSRTC connects various cities like Agra, Jhansi, and Meerut to Ghaziabad. Wide range of private bus services with A/c, Non A/c, Sleeper categories are also available. Shrinath Travel Agency operates Non-AC semi sleeper service from Jaipur to Ghaziabad for Rs 450 per seat. Daily non AC bus service from Bulandshaher costs Rs 94 per passenger. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.
The largest industrial city of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur It is known as the "Economic and Industrial Capital" of the state. Widely known as Manchester of the East, Kanpur is one of the oldest industrial townships in North India. The city is also known as the "Leather City" as it has some of the largest and finest tanneries in India and in South Asia. The 75th largest city in the world, Kanpur has many prominent universities and colleges, which includes the world renowned institute – IIT Kanpur and the city’s oldest technical institute Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI).
Places to Stay
Kanpur has a wide variety of accommodation options near the bus stand. Some of them are Him Leela Regency, Aditya Home Stay and Hotel Dalhousie Heights that offers accommodation from Rs.700 onwards.
The four day long Antaragni, an annual cultural festival at IIT Kanpur, held in the month of October is one of the most popular college festivals in the country.
Hindi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Gora Kabristan (a graveyard) and the Radha-Krishna Mandir, or J K Temple within the centre of the city are well-known places to visit.
How to Get There
There are three airports within the city limit namely-Kanpur Airport, Kanpur Civil Airport and IIT Kanpur Airport.
Kanpur Central is a major railways station
The Inter State Bus Station (ISBT), named as the "Shaheed Major Salman Khan Bus Station is locally known as the ‘Jhakarkati Bus Station’. The other bus stands in the city are the Chunniganj Depot, Azad Nagar AC Bus Depot, Fazalganj Bus Depot and Unnao Depot have regular bus service that connects the city to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Seabird Tourists, Kalpana Travels, RST Volvo, Jsr Travels, JBG Travels, UPSRTC and Chamunda Travels run regular buses to and from the village. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.