Kanpur is a stunning city which is situated on the banks of famous and sacred River Ganges. This city is considered as 5th largest city in India and has an area of around 1200 km². Kanpur is also a major commercial and industrial city. This city is also associated with the great epic Mahabharata. According to the tales of Mahabharata, Duryodhana rewarded this city to Karna for his bravery in comparison with Arjuna. It is also said that this city was previously called as Karnapur but it got changed later and converted into Kanpur. It is one of the biggest cities in India and has the most popular and famous route which is called as the Grand Trunk Road which connects Jhansi and Lucknow. Kanpur is continuously developing in terms of industrialization and education. This city is famous for its cotton and leather products all over India. Moreover one can also try delectable delicacies in Kanpur tour. Some of the famous delicacies are Thaggu ke Ladoo and Mattha Pandey. This amazing city is filled with lots of hidden treasures which tourists can explore by planning Kanpur tour.
April to June, scorching hot weather
July to September, heavy
Annual rainfall -770 millimeters
November to February, cool weather with chilling winds
Best Places to Visit in Kanpur
Kanpur houses many places which one can visit on Kanpur tour. This city is located on the banks of River Ganges and it is one of the major tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur includes hot spots for each and every type of tourist including pilgrim spots to picnic spots. Below is the list of attractions which tourists can explore on Kanpur tour.
Gurudwara Banno Sahib
It is one of the major tourist attractions in Kanpur and receives thousands of tourists every year. It is one of the must visit attraction in Kanpur and people receive peace of mind and soul here.
Allen Forest Zoo
This forest zoo is spread over an area of 190 acres and it is among the very few zoos which are created within a natural forest. This is one of the must visit attraction in Kanpur which one should definitely visit with their children.
It is an ancient region which dates back in history. Jajmau is one of the largest tanneries in northern India and it was located near River Ganges. It is one of the oldest of Indian civilization.
The name itself portrays the meaning 'Boodha Bargad' means Old Banyan. It is one of the major historical monument in Kanpur, this tree is dead long back but this memorial can be spotted at Nana Rao Park. This place is also a prominent center of the revolution in 1857 where 144 revolutionaries were hanged.
Sri Radhakrishna Temple
This temple is a beautiful piece of architecture and one can here observe neo-Hindu architecture. This temple was built by J. K trust and it contains 5 shrines. These shrines are dedicated to numerous Hindu Gods and Goddess. The apt time to visit this temple is during festivals like Diwali and Janmashtami etc. At festive times the temple is decorated with flowers and lights.
This church was built in 1875. It is built in the memory of the British residents who died in 1857. It is one of the famous attractions in Kanpur. Outside the church are the graves of people who were died in Bibigarh massacre.
Nana Rao Park
This park is one of the enticing and beautiful tourist attractions in Kanpur. It is named after the great Indian hero who fought bravely in the first war of Independence in 1857. This park is historically important because of Bibighar massacre of 1857 which took place in this park.
Phool Bagh is also famous with the name "Ganesh Udyan". It is one of the most scenic and amazing park which is located quite near to the Mall Road. It is one of the beautiful picnic spot for tourist as well as locals.
Buddha Park is also called as Gautam Buddha Park and is located between Martyrs Memorial and Bara Imambara. This park is built with ancient pattern and has an ethic and cultural look.
Mooti Jheel Park
Kanpur houses numerous parks and Moti Jheel Park is built around a water reservoir. It is one of the stunning park in Kanpur and is recently been renovated and became even more beautiful and scenic.
General Sir Hugh Wheelers Entrenchment
It is one of the must visit places in Kanpur and deserves a visit at least once. It is located near Central Railway Station of Kanpur and is easily accessible by any public transport.
Jain Glass Temple
This amazing temple is located near Maheshwari Mohal and is dedicated to Jainism. It is one of the beautiful temples which one should visit on Kanpur tour.
Place to Visit around Kanpur
Bithoor This small town is situated around 20 kms away from Kanpur and attracts lot of pilgrims because it houses sacred River Ganges. It is even called as Brahmvart. This place is also associated with great Hindu epic Ramayana and it is even said that Luv and Kush was born here. Bithoor has even witnessed the childhood days of the great warrior; Maharani Laxmi Bai. This holy spot has lot of tourist’ attractions which one can explore while visiting this enticing town.