A prominent historical relevance based city in Uttar Pradesh, Orai is located between Jhansi and Kanpur. The city has a population of 0.19 million (March 2011). The city produces a regional specialty sweet named as “kaalajamun”, hosting commercial value and is a manufacturing facility of Hindustan Unilever. Orai has a number of medical, technical and higher secondary educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Hotel Jaiswal Tower (Tariff – Rs. 550) is a three star luxury hotel located 1.5 km away from Orai Railway Station (Tariff – Rs. 600-1000). Some of the other budget hotels in range of Rs. 450-2000 are Hotel Amber (Ghanta Ghar), Hotel Janki and Hotel Shanti Palace. Rahi Tourist Bungalow (Tariff – Rs. 1700) is an accommodation facility located at Nawabganj.
The languages spoken in Orai are Hindi, Urdu, English, Marwari and Punjabi.
Sankranthi, Ayudha Puja, Ram Leela, Matki Leela, Janmashtami, Ganga Festival and Maha Shivratri are some prominent festivals celebrated in Orai.
Places of Interest
One must visit Thadeshwari Temple, Radha Krishna Mandir, Hathi Mandir and Bhaghwan Shri Taleshwarji Maharaj. Fort Jagmanpur is located 65 km away from Orai.
How to Get There
The nearest airports are located at Kanpur and Lucknow, 109 km and 194 km away respectively. There are daily flights from Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad to the Kanpur Chakeri Airport.
There are forty one trains passing through Orai Railway Station with average stop duration of 2-3 minutes. The railway station is well-connected with Mumbai, Valsad, Gorakhpur, Bhopal, Lucknow and Gwalior.
The city is well-connected with Kanpur, Jaipur, Shajapur, Ahmedabad and Dewas with daily private buses operated by Shivam Tours, Hans Travels and Shrinath Travels. UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transportation) operates two Volvo buses a day from Lucknow to Orai. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.
Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. It is the central power city. It has been described as the commercial capital of the state. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Indore, including IIM Indore and IIT Indore.
Budget Hotels in Indore
There are excellent hotels within 1-3 Km distance from Indore Sarwate Bus stand which include the Amaltas International Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 645 per day onwards), Central Apartment and Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 650 per day onwards), Crown Palace Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 3162 onwards) and Kanchan Tilak Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 1330 per day onwards).
Events in Indore
Some of the major events that happen every year include Anant Chaudas (September), Navratri fair (September/October), Ahilya Utsav (August) and Rangapanchami (March).
Marathi is the local language spoken in Indore. Some people also converse in Hindi and English here.
Places to See in Indore
There are various tourist places to visit in Indore. Some of them are located quite near to Indore Sarwate Bus Stand including Central Museum (1.9 km), Chhatris (1 km), Chokhi Dhani (1.5 km), Kanch Mandir (3.3 Km) and Lal Baag Palace (5.1 km).
How to Get There
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, is the central airport of Indore, located about 8 km from the city. It is the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo.
Indore Junction BG is the main railway station of Indore, located on Broad Gauge line. Its route is connected with Ujjain Junction to the North West, Indore Mhow to the south, Dewas Junction to the north and Khandwa Junction to the south east. It is well connected to major ports within the state and also with some of the major cities of India.
Indore has a well-developed transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. Also, Indore City Bus is a road transport system run by Indore City Transport Services Limited or ICTSL. This transport system runs through 277 kilometres of road network in the Indore city and surrounding areas. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.