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.
Nainital is a famous hill station in the Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by the Kumaon Hills and is connected to NH 87. One of the attractions of Nainital is its beautiful peach-shaped lake. According to local folklore, the Naini Lake is one of the 64 places where the eyes of Parvati fell while Lord Shiva was transporting them. This is why this area is called ‘Nain-tal’ which means ‘lake of the eye.’
Places to Stay
Budget-friendly hotels can be found in the Nainital district. These include Hotel New Bharat (Rs. 850) and Hotel Anamika (Tariff – Rs. 869.)
The official language of Nainital is Hindi. Garhwali and Kumauni are also spoken.
Some of the major local festivals of Nainital include Basant Panchami (January-February), Phooldeyi (March), Bikhauti (April), Hariyala (July), Gheeya Sankranti (August), Maa Nanda Devi Mela (September) and Khatarua (mid-September.)
Places of Interest
The Naina Peak (6 km away), the Bhimtal Lake (22 km away), Sattal (23 km away), Mukteshwar (52 km away) and the Jim Corbett National Park (63 km away) are famous tourist spots that are situated near Nainital.
How to Get There
While the Pantnagar airport is 71 km away from Nainital, the Delhi International Airport is 280 km away.
The Kathgodam railway station (35 km away) is the nearest station to Nainital.
Nainital is well-connected to cities and towns such as Delhi, Almora, Ranikhet, Badrinath and Kausani. The Haldwani roadways bus stand is a major bus stand near Nainital. The Sukhatal bus stop is the closest. Kings Holiday Tours, JBG Travels, City Heart Travels and Delhi Tour & Travels are a few of the good bus operators that connect to Nainital at affordable bus tariffs. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.