As you step into Orai, the city enchants you with the unmistakable aura of devotion and faith that engulfs its every aspect. The age-old temples and sacred shrines belonging to different faiths, that adorn the cityscape, endow it with a marvelous tradition of spirituality
Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, it has witnessed the rise and fall of many historic rulers from the Bundelas, to the Delhi Sultanate, to the Marathas and eventually the British Raj. Located in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh, Orai is today a renowned industrial city as well as a major cultural hub.Among its many attractions, Orai is especially renowned for its religious significance. Home to a number of shrines belonging to different faiths, it promises to be a soulful experience. The Beri Bale Baba Dargah is one such popular shrine dedicated to an Islamic saint. Trail the numerous temples spread across the city, dedicated to various Hindu deities such as Thadeswari temple, Moni Mandir, Ramkund pond and Radhakrishna Mandir.One of the most popular tourist attractions in Orai is the beautiful lake known as Mahil Talab. It has been named after the legendary King Mahil who once ruled the city.Travelers can enjoy an authentic shopping experience while buying traditional jute handicrafts at the local markets such as Gopal Ganj and Rajmarg.The public buses offer an economical means of local transport in Orai. Hand-pulled and cycle rickshaws are commonly used for traveling over short distances. Auto-rickshaws are the most popular way of traveling from one place to another within the city. They can be easily hired from the streets at reasonable fares.Ladies are advised against traveling alone, especially at night.Traditional attire is recommended while visiting the religious sites in Orai.
Orai is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Kanpur at a distance of 103kms.
Airports: Kanpur Airport
There is no regular trains to Orai from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Kanpur which is located at a distance of 101kms.