Oraiya is a town in the Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the most densely populated districts in the country. The cities nearest to Oraiya are Pukhrayan (48 km), Bharthana (52 km). Uttar Pradesh’s major city Kanpur is located 100 km away from Oraiya. Oraiya is the taluk headquarters for the seven village panchayats under its jurisdiction. Oraiya has many places of tourist interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Oraiya, nearby Kanpur has a number of good budget hotel options. Hotel Amar Prem (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000) and Hotel Mayfair Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) are good options in Kanpur.
The official languages of Oraiya are Hindi and Urdu.
The important festivals of Oraiya are Sri Rama Navami, Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Ramzan and Eid-e-Milad.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Oraiya. The Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in India. The Gauri Shankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There is also an archaeological museum, which might be of interest to history buffs.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Oraiya is Kanpur Airport. The airport is located about 100 km away from the town.
Kanchausi station connects Oraiya to other parts of Uttar Pradesh and beyond via the Northern railway line.
There are daily bus services to Jaipur, Kanpur, Noida, Agra, Delhi and other places. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Shatabdi Travels and Kalpana Travels. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.