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.
Jhansi is one of the most historical places in Uttar Pradesh with two million inhabitants. The city is located between rivers Pahuj and Betwa and is traditionally referred to as Gateway of Bundelkhand. The North-South corridor connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari along three national highways (NH-3, NH-25 and NH-76) passes through the city.
Places to Stay
The place has luxury, mid-price and economy business and family focused hotels. Some of the budget hotels include Central Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 200), City Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and Ashish Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 350).
The official languages of Jhansi are Hindi, English and Bundeli.
Jhansi Mahotsav is a week-long festival displaying arts, crafts and Jhansi city based products and programmes (folk songs, dances and ghazals). It is primarily held in February every year. Global Gurukul Jhansi is another prestigious event held on the theme of education in the city.
Places of Interest
Jhansi Fort built by Raja Bir Singh Deo in 1613 is the core tourist attraction followed by Rani Mahal, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chathri, Barua Sagar, St. Jude's Shrine and Ganesh Mandir.
How to Get There
Gwalior Airport is the closest airport. Gwalior Airport is located 97 km away from Jhansi. There are daily domestic flights to Gwalior from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Goa.
Jhansi is an important junction for the Mumbai-Delhi train route. There are daily trains from Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Chennai (Jhelum Express, Pushpak Express, GT Express, Karnataka Express and Tamil Nadu Express).
Jhansi is well-connected with Indore (three daily buses), Jamnagar (two daily buses), Dewas (two daily buses), Kanpur (one daily bus), Kota and Rajkot (both one daily bus). Prominent private bus operators are Hans Travels, Rai Bus Service, Shatabdi Travels and Vardhman Travels. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.