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.
Noida is a city located in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Noida (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) was founded as an industrial city on 17th April, 1976. It is favourably positioned for business due to its close proximity to Delhi (20 Km), Great Noida (20 Km) and Lucknow (457 Km). Noida is encircled by the river Yamuna on the west and south-west, Delhi city towards north and north-west, and by the river Hindon on the east and south-east.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Noida. Amongst them are Hotel Godwin Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 2500), Hotel Star Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Deepak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and New Noida Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Noidais Hindi. Some residents also speak Punjabi, Haryanvi and English.
All Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Dussehra, Navratri, Holi and Janamashtami are celebrated here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Noida, such as the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Isckon Temple, Worlds of Wonder, Great India Palace and Atta Market.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Noida is Indira Gandhi International Airport, located about 33 Km away from the city.
Noida does not have its own railway station. Ghaziabad Railway Station is the nearest station, at about 15 Km, and is easily accessible via roads.
There are daily bus services to Delhi, Agra, Faridabad, Kanpur and Ghaziabad. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Adarsh Travels, Kuwarji Bus Travels and Progressive Net and Travels. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.