Located on the banks of Ganga River, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest cities in India. It is one of the main commercial, educational and industrial centers in North India and is linked through airways, railways and roadways to the rest of the country.
A city with its own commercial, historical and religious significance, Kanpur was earlier known as “Kanhpur” and is an interesting tourist place in northern India. The city is also home to some of the top educational institutions. Situated on the national corridor of railways, the city is well linked via railways to all major cities in the country, and through roadways to its neighboring regions. Kanpur airport situated around 10 km from the city, also run direct flights to Delhi operated by Air India. Kanpur has a humid subtropical climate accompanying very hot & humid summers, torrential monsoons and pleasant winters. The most suitable climatic condition for tourists is between October and March, when the weather is pleasant.
The industrial city of Kanpur also houses numerous sites of historical and religious importance, which one can visit during their trip to the city. Jain Glass Temple, sited near Kamla Tower, is a must see place. The temple is entirely made of glass and known for its glass and enamel works. Dedicated to Sri Rakha Krishna, the temple of Radha Krishna is also another popular religious shrine. Allen Forest Zoo is a must visit place for wildlife enthusiast. There is also Kanpur Church and historical places like Bithoor and Jajmau that one should not miss to visit in the city. Kanpur has many parks, gardens that can be also visited. Agricultural Gardens, Nana Rao Park, Bhool Bagh and Brijendra Swaroop Park are the most popular ones.
Eating & Shopping
Kanpur has numerous restaurants and eateries serving both vegetarians and non-vegetarian delights. It is also a haven for chaat lovers, with various chaat stalls all around offering pani puri, allu tikkin and dahai chat. Pan is a must eat, you will find many pan vendors in every nook and corner of the city. For relishing multi-cuisine delicacies, visit The Mall, Naveen Market, Civil Lines, Sarvodaya Nagar (Moti Rave) and Swaroop Nagar, which are the most popular areas for eating in the city.
Visiting Kanpur would be incomplete without shopping for leather items. It features many small markets, emporiums and shopping malls where one can buy all kinds of leather goods. The main shopping areas in the city are The Mall, Naveen Market, Meston Road, Parade & Birhana Road. One can also shop for delightful array of local handicraft items at UP Handloom Emporium, Manjusha Bengal Emporium and Phulkari Punjab Emporium.
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