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.
Guna is a district in Madhya Pradesh located 180 km toward Bhopal. It was a part of the ancient Avanti Kingdom. In the early 18th century, it was conquered by the Marathas and later remained as a part of the Gwalior Kingdom. Located on the banks of River Parbati, Guna is the gateway to Malwa and Chambal. Guna shares border with Rajasthan. The British used to pronounce Guna as Goona or Goonah. The literacy rate was 65% in the year 2011.
Places to Stay
The budget hotels in Guna are Hotel Siddharth (Tariff – Rs. 400-1500) and Jain Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Language spoken in Guna is Hindi. English is the secondary language.
Festivals and events celebrated are Navratri, Khajurah Festival of Dance (February and March), Shivratri Mela, Holi, Tansen Music Festival (November/December) and Lokrang Festival (26th January).
Places of Interest
Guna is a city of temples and forts such as Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram, Hanuman Tekri, Bajran Garh (a fort), Jainagarh and Bishbhuji Temple. Nearby places to Guna are Raghogarh-Vijaypur (27 km away), Ashok Nagar (39 km away) and Sironj (79 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhopal Airport which is a 168 km distance from Guna. It has domestic flights to cities such as Gwalior, Indore, Delhi and Bangalore.
The Guna Railway Station has trains running it such as Indore-Gwalior Express (11125), Sabarmati Express (19166), Gorakhpur Express (15046) and Ujjaini Express (14309) to Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal and Ujjain.
Guna is well-connected with the RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) to cities like Ashoknagar and Raghogarh-Vijaypur. Other private bus services such as Hans Travels, Sanjay Travels are the daily bus service providers to Dewas, Jhansi, Agra and Gwalior with a fare of Rs. 200 onwards. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.