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.
Dewas is a city and in Dewas District in Madhya Pradesh, India. The cities nearest to Dewas are Indore (39 km) and Ujjain (47 km). Dewas has a local indigenous population with their own customs and languages. Dewas has six taluks under its jurisdiction, each with its own village panchayat. It has a few places of tourist interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Dewas has a few places that are good budget hotel options. Of these, Hotel Utsav (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Hotel Amar Vilas (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) are the best choices.
The official language of Dewas is Bhil and Hindi. Devanagari is also spoken here.
The important festivals of Dewas are the Hindu festivals of Holi, Dussehra, Diwali, Sri Rama Navami and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Dewas. The Gomateshwar Temple (31 km) dedicated to Lord Gomateshwar is 21 feet tall and a tourist must-see. There are marble shrines dedicated to the 24 tirthankaras too. The biggest Ganesh idol in the world, 25-feet tall, can be found in the Bada Ganapathi Temple (31 km) dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Ghat Bilod has small temples for local devotees too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Dewas is the Indore airport. The airport is located 39 km away from the city.
Dewas railway station is on the Central Railway Line and trains to many destinations in Madhya Pradesh halt here.
There are daily bus services to Bhopal, Khajuraho, Dholpur, Shirdi, Agra, Ahmednagar, Balaghat, Kolaras and Nagpur. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Verma Travels, Om Sai Ram Travels, Raj Travels, Hans Travels, Baba Travels and Sanjay Travels. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.