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A beautiful dam on holy river Ganga

A beautiful dam on holy river Ganga  Video Review
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Ganga Barrage( Luv Khush Barrage)

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Aug 17

Nice and well managed garden known Bal Udyan

Nice and well managed garden known Bal Udyan  Video Review
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Japani Garden

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Aug 17

A very popular attraction

A very popular attraction  Video Review
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Moti Jheel

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Aug 17

A memorial dedicated to the Martyrs of Kargil

A memorial dedicated to the Martyrs of Kargil  Video Review
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Shaheed Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Aug 17

Developed by Sir George Bernie Allen

Developed by Sir George Bernie Allen  Video Review
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Allen Forest Zoo

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Aug 17

Quite popular among the locals and visitors

Quite popular among the locals and visitors  Video Review
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Z Square Mall

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Aug 17

Nice well-maintained park, must visit

Nice well-maintained park, must visit  Video Review
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Manoranjan Park-Unnao

Shreyansh
6th Jan 18

Dedicated to Radha & Lord Krishna

Dedicated to Radha & Lord Krishna  Video Review
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Radhaballabh Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Aug 17

Very popular Cricket Stadium

Very popular Cricket Stadium  Video Review
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Green Park Stadium

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Aug 17

It was built in 1921 dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

It was built in 1921 dedicated to Lord Ganesha.  Video Review
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Ganesh Mandir

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Aug 17

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Neeraj : Awesome Experience of Kanpur, specially Green park stadium, Moti Jheel and the most famous market ie. the Naveen Market & Gumti Market. This city is also called the industrial city and so it has small and large industries. It is also a nice destination for shopping lovers.

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Ravi

Ravi4.3/5

2 reviews

Ravi mehrotra

Kanpur IS AN OLD CITY ( EARLIER NAMED CAWNPORE BY THE BRITISH). IT'S WAS AN INDUSTRIAL TOWN WITH INTEREST IN TEXTILE & LEATHER. UNFORTUNATELY THE TEXTILE BUSINESS IS AS GOOD AS OVER, BUT THE LEATHER BUSINESS IS STILL GOOD. THERE ARE SOME VERY GOOD SHOE MANUFACTURING UNITS . SOME GOOD RESTAURANTs KEEP YOU OCCUPIED IN THE EVENING .

Ashok bhatia

Ashok bhatia1.4/5

3 reviews

A decaying city - lots of people but no civic sense

Kanpur epitomizes what ails typical North Indian cities. The city seems to have come up as if whoever could grab whatever land and used it in whichever way they wanted Most of the roads are in a bad shape. Traffic is in chaos and filth oulines all areas My Ola cab driver wilfully drove on the wrong side of the road in the middle of heavy traffic. Everyone seems to be honking but no one listens. Cows are roaming freely on roads adding to the chaos. In certain areas the stink is unbearable. I am not allergic or have any history of asthma but whenever I go to Kanpur (especially in certain areas) I get bouts of choking with sweating. As you get out of Kanpur Central Railway station (Cantonment side) the scene is - open drains, pigs and a road unworthy of a city Paan and chewing tobacco - like in most of the North India, are very popular in Kanpur. Spitting, therefore, is a very acceptable behavior. Spitting from a running vehicle is particularly annoying though Kanpurites don't seem to mind it.

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Kanpur Overview

Kanpur is located in the Oudh region of Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the Ganges, Kanpur attracts tourists all round the year. Kanpur is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh that has its own historical, religious and commercial significance. Though Kanpur primarily is an agricultural hub, it has also become a prominent industrial centre of India. The history of Kanpur dates back to the period of the Mahabharata. Kanpur was a territory gifted to Karna by Suyodhana. The city was initially known by the name Karnapur 'the land of Karna'. Over the ages 'Karnapur was shortened to become Kanpur. Several archaeological evidences linking Kanpur to the later Vedic period were excavated from Jajmau, which is located in the eastern part of Kanpur, in the year 1957-58. These evidences also show that Kanpur was a part of the Yayati Kingdom.

Kanpur remained quite an insignificant place in the later pages of history, until 1765. In the year 1765, the province of Kanpur was handed over to the British by the Nawab of Awadh. Kanpur henceforth became a prominent garrison town of the British and rose to become a hub of politics and commerce. The upsurge of Indian Struggle for Independence was also witnessed by Kanpur. The First War of Indian Independence also known as the 'Sepoy Mutiny' that took place in the year 1857 was led by Nana Sahib of Bithur at Kanpur and it ended in the 'Massacre of Kanpur' or 'Bibighar Massacre'. This event that stirred the heart of India became an inspiration for the freedom fighters. Today, Kanpur is an industrial and agricultural hub known all over the world for its leather industry. The economy of Kanpur is based mainly on the production, tanning and polishing of leather, production of cotton fabrics and the export of various leather products. Kanpur is also famous for its educational centres which are Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Agricultural College, National Sugar Institute & Govt. Textile Institute, IIT, etc.

Kanpur experiences extreme climatic conditions. The best time to visit is from October through March, where it keeps off extreme winter and severe foggy days. The other best time is during the festival of Holi, which is celebrated between February and March. Kanpur has a well developed tourism industry as well owing to its rich historical and cultural past and the River Ganges. Some of the popular tourist destinations of Kanpur are Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Jain Glass Temple, Allen Forset Zoo, Moti Jheel Park and Gurudwara Banno Sahib. Among other places of interest are Jajmau, the Temple of Lord Hanumanji, Kamla Retreat, Panki, Nana Rao Park, Buddha Park, All Souls' Memorial Church, etc.

The nearest airport to Kanpur is at Chakeri which is just off the town and has daily domestic flights to and from Kanpur across many cities in India. The next nearest airport is at Delhi, which is around 438 km. Kanpur is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and other parts of India by rail. Kanpur Barrack is the main Railway station in Kanpur that with expresses trains providing easy access from Kanpur to the rest of India. Kanpur has public and private buses plying to and from neighbouring and interstate. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has buses functioning from deluxe to luxury coaches offered by private operators.

Photos of Kanpur

Ganga Barrage( Luv Khush Barrage), Kanpur

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Saurabh Dubey

Ganga Barrage( Luv Khush Barrage), Kanpur
Green Park Stadium, Kanpur

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Anchal Gupta

Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Green Park Stadium, Kanpur

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Anchal Gupta

Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj, Kanpur

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Ashish Shukla

Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj, Kanpur

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