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Kanpur is one of the most inhabited city in Uttar Pradesh and also one of the prime industrial towns in India. Situated on the banks of the The Ganges River, Kanpur was once one of the main centres where industrial revolution commenced in India. The town was founded by the monarchs of the Chandela Dynasty between the era of 10th and the 13th centuries. The city was a chief cultural and industrial centre and was ruled by several dynasties and empires. Kanpur is one of the preferred tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh. Here’s presenting the list of the best Places to Visit in Kanpur city.

Places to Visit in Kanpur (erstwhile Cawnpore)

Besides being an industrial and agricultural centre, Kanpur has gained a special position among the Top Tourist Destinations in Uttar Pradesh. Tourism in Kanpur is not frantic at all as all the Tourist Attractions in Kanpur are located quite nearby.

The Kanpur Memorial Church

The Kanpur Memorial Church was built in the year 1875. The building of the Church is based on the Lombardy Gothic. Constructed of red bricks, the All Soul’s Cathedral also known by the name of ‘Kanpur Memorial Church’ also displays splendid figure of an angel carved by Baron Carlo Marochetti, that denotes ‘peace’.


Kanpur Memorial Church photo

Photo of Kanpur Memorial Church by Museum of Photographic Arts Collections

The Jajmau

The Hill, namely, The Jajmau, is located alongside the Ganga to the eastern Kanpur is of great historic importance. A lot of antique items of the era from 600 to 1600 A.D. were excavated out throughout the diggings carried out from the year 1957-58. Historians have determined that the objects are personifications of the kingdom of Yayati.

Temples of Siddha Devi and Siddhnath

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Temples of Siddha Devi and Siddhnath are also situated in Jajmau, that is also mentioned as Siddhapuri. Besides, Jajmau also holds the tomb of Makhdum Shah Ala-ul-Haq, who was a prominent Sufi saint. It was constructed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1358. A mosque, constructed in the year 1679 by Kulich Khan is also situated here.

The Jain Glass Temple

The Jain Glass Temple is an outstanding temple which is artistically decorated with enamel and glass works. It is situated at the back of the Kamla Tower in Maheshwari Mohal.

Shri Radhakrishna Temple

Shri Radhakrishna Temple is another creatively designed temple which depicts a combination of modern and ancient architecture. The most outstanding aspect of the temple is the adequate sunlight and ventilation capacity ensured by the existence of levelled roofs. The chief shrine of the temple is devoted to the idols of Shri Radhakrishna whereas the others are dedicated to Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Laxminarayan, Shri Hanuman and Shri Narmadeshwar.


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Kamla Retreat 

Kamla Retreat is a museum positioned in Kamala Nehru Road, that displays a rich collection of artifacts.

Allen Forest Zoo

Allen Forest Zoo is one of the known Zoological Gardens of India. Inaugurated in 1971, the zoo is a source of enjoyments to every age group. In addition, the animals, the facility of holding picnics has boosted the charisma of the place.

Green Park

Green Park in Kanpur is a well-known Cricket Stadium, that with due course of time has held several International Cricket matches.

Nana Rao Park

Nana Rao Park is the largest park in Kanpur located in the heart of Kanpur on the Mall Road. Formerly called as Memorial Well Garden, the park exhibits a plant nursery which is exquisitely laid out.

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The Phool Bagh

The Ganesh Udyan or the Phool Bagh  is situated on Mall Road. The scenic park also has a place by the name of Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial for public gatherings, a Summer House and a Public Library. Flower arrangement competition held annually additionally amplifies the admiration of the park.

Brijendra Swarup Park

Located in Arya Nagar, Brijendra Swarup Park comprises of sprawling play grounds and lawns.

Moti Jheel

Moti Jheel photo

Photo of Moti Jheel by *floydgal*

Moti Jheel holds a pool for drinking water under Kanpur Waterworks. Located in Benajhabar, the lake has been embellished with children’s parks and gardens.

The city place is well linked by the railways, road and airways. You can easily reach the place by any mode of conveyance. There are consistent flights to the city from different termini in India. There are several operators who function their flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and several other terminuses from Kanpur. Travelling by air is the perfect option to reach Kanpur which is quite expedient and also saves a lot of time.

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Places To Visit In Kanpur

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