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.
Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, Etawah is the administrative headquarters of the district by the same name. The city was a focal point during the Revolt of 1857, in India’s struggle for independence. Two major rivers in India, Yamuna and Chambal meet at Etawah. The city is known for its export of agricultural produce including cotton, ghee (clarified butter) and oilseeds. The breeding and export of buffaloes and a special type of goat called Yamunapaari is also done in Etawah.
Places to Stay
There are a few lodging options in Etawah. Some of them are Regency Resorts, Hotel Samrat Palace and Hotel Deepali.
The official language of Etawah is Hindi.
Important festivals celebrated in Etawah include Ram Navami (March-April each year) and Muharram (November-December each year). A cattle fair is held here each year.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Etawah. These include National Chambal Sanctuary and Saman bird sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Etawah is Gwalior Airport, located 109 km away.
Etawah is the closest junction on the Kanpur-Delhi line. It connects to cities such as Delhi (340 km from Etawah), Kanpur (156 km from Etawah) and Agra (128 km from Etawah).
There are daily bus services to Agra, Auriya (68 km from Etawah), Jaipur (366 km from Etawah), Kanpur and Lucknow (220 km from Etawah). Reliable bus operators include RSRTC and UPSRTC. Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.