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.
Mehandipur Balaji is a temple crossroad in the city of Hindaun in Rajasthan. It is a part of the Karauli district and lies close to the Aravalli Range. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bharatpur at a distance of 81 km north-east. The state capital of Jaipur is not too far either and lies at a distance of 158 km west.
Places to Stay
Being a town without proper lodging facilities, Bharatpur is the best option to stay in the region with a good variety and range of budget hotels among which Swaraj Resort (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tourist Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Babali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Tourist Complex (Tariff – Rs. 700) are worth exploring.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November, the fasting month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The main places worth a visit in Hindaun are Hiranyakashayap-ka-kua, Prahladkund and the temple of Nrasingh-ji. There are several places of interest in Bharatpur, some of which are Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Fateh Burj, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Kishori Mehal and others. Mathura in Uttar Pradesh (118 km to the north-east) is famous all over the word for temples dedicated to lord Krishna, as this is supposed to be the place of his birth. Vrindavan (a part of Mathura) is where Krishna spent his childhood days. Among the must-see spots is the picturesque Prem Mandir.
How to Get There
The closest airport to the city is the Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur at a distance of 160 km.
The city has its own railway station in the form of Hindaun City Railway Station.
Mostly state-run buses serve the city and connect it to other cities. Private services are also in the race; an example being that of Shree Krishna Travels. Buses to the area are available from Jaipur as well as Bharatpur. When you book your bus ticket online you don’t need to go to ticket counters and stand in long queues.