Kanpur, situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges is the largest industrial city in Uttar Pradesh and is known for its historic and religious past. During the mutiny of 1857, it was the headquarters of a large Indian garrison and was known as “Cawnpore”.
The city still bears landmarks of the British Raj. Today, it is essentially a commercial and industrial centre. Besides its leather industry a large number of textile, plastic and other factories are located here.
What to see
Radha Krishna Temple;
J.K. Glass Temple;
Moti Jheel-Tulsi Upyan-Children Park;
Nanarao Park-Ganesh Udyan;
Prayag Narain Temple;
Panki Hanuman Temple;
Shyam Hari Singhania Art Gallery.
Air: The nearest airport is in Chakeri Airport, Kanpur. Apart from this the nearest airport is Amausi, Lucknow 65 km.
Rail: Kanpur is well connected with all the major stations of the country.
Road: Kanpur is connected by road with all the major cities of the country like Lucknow 79 km, Allahabad 193 km, Varanasi 329 km, Khajuraho 398 km, Agra 269 km, Jhansi 222 km.
Area: 1040 sq. km.
Altitude: 126 mts STD Code: 0512
Bhitargaon (59 km): Situated in Chatampur tehsil, Bhitargaon houses a unique architectural specimen-a brick temple belonging to the Cupta era. The very first shrine with a shikara, it dates back to 600 AD.
Kannauj (80 km): Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, Kannauj was the 7th-century capital of Emperor Harshvardhan’s empire which encompassed the entire region between the rivers Sutiej and Narmada and eastern Bengal. While all traces of this part have vanished, Kannauj remains famous for its manufacture of essence itr’ used in perfumes.