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.
As the name suggests, Agra bypass is truly a bypass road which has been brought into existence with the sole aim of providing motorists with convenience of avoiding the city traffic. This stretch of area is found 16 km before approaching Agra city. People looking for a hassle-free driving experience when it comes to travelling between cities such as Delhi and Gwalior usually take this route.
Places to Stay
There is little doubt in the fact that Agra as a city is quite a distinct city on the world map. Tourism would be a part and parcel of such a place and would thereby have plenty of hotels of all varieties. Some of the budget hotels which deserve mention are Ajay International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Sanjay Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 550), Taj Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Hotel Ranjit (Tariff – Rs. 800), all located at a distance of 16 km from the bypass road.
The official languages of Agra are both Hindi and Urdu. English is understood in places of tourist importance.
The important festivals of Agra are Diwali, Holi and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The famous places which attract tourists on a large-scale basis are undoubtedly the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Another site which has not gained the fame it deserves is Akbar’s tomb. All these sites are located at an approximate distance of 16 km from the bypass route.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kheria Airport at a distance of 21 km.
The closest railway station is located in Agra city in the form of Agra Cantonment Railway Station. Six other railway stations are also present within the city.
Buses – both state-run and private are a common sight on this road. Avail of online bus ticket booking offers whenever you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.