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.
Maksi is a small municipality in the Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh. Maksi is most famous for the Jain temple Shri Makshi Parshvanath, the 23 thirthankar of Jainism. The small town has a population of 98,392 with an average literacy rate of 63%. Maksi is generally known as a pilgrimage town and was formerly a part of the Gwalior state. However, soon after independence it became part of Madhya Bharat and was then merged into Madhya Pradesh.
Places to Stay
While there aren’t many lodging options in Maksi, however Ujjain (40 km) has several options to choose from. Some of these are Vikramaditya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1800), Hotel Grand Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Surana (Tariff – Rs. 1300), and Hotel Ashray (Tariff – Rs. 1271).
The official language of Maksi is Hindi.
The Malwa festival is one of the biggest events of Maksi and brings alive the folk culture in this region. The Maksi Mandal group is also known for its prayer offering to God.
Places of Interest
The main tourist attraction of Maksi is the Shri Shwetamber Jain tirth. There are two temples as part of the tirth, the Bada Mandir and a temple dedicated to Lord Suparsvanath. Both temples are found within the same courtyard.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Maksi is the Indore Airport (80 km).
Maksi has direct train routes to Ujjain (41 km), Indore (80 km), and Bhopal (183 km).
There are daily bus services from Agra and Gwalior along with major cities like Indore and Bhopal. Radhika Travels and Hans Travels are reliable bus operators in Maksi. Avail of online bus ticket booking offers whenever you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.