An industrial hub located in the heart of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur was known as Cawnpore during the British rule. A major garrison of the British Kanpur is situated on the banks of River Ganges. Kanpur has been a center for trade of textiles and leather and is referred to as the Manchester of India. The places to visit in Kanpur reflect on its culture and trade.
Here is a list of places to visit in Kanpur:
- Nana Rao Park is situated on Mall Road and is an ideal spot for picnic goers. The park is full of vibrant color beds and lush green trees. The park also has life size statues of prominent leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai, Ajizan Bai, Tatya Tope and Rani Lakshmi Bai. The park has an ancient banyan tree called the “Boodha Bargad.”
- Mahatma Gandhi Park is one the oldest parks in the city of Kanpur and is situated in the Kanpur Cantonment. Huge area with tall trees and flower beds filled with flowers of all variety.
- JK Temple or the Juggilal Kamplapat temple is an iconic landmark of the city of Kanpur. The temple was built in 1953 by the Singhania family under the JK Trust. The temple is made in a mix of modern and ancient architectural styles. Lord Krishna idols and others have been established here and devotees throng the temple all year round.
- Kanpur Zoological Park popularly known as the Allen Forest Zoo is situated in Nawabganj. The zoo is known for its lush surroundings, rare species of flora and fauna, a beautiful lake and a wide variety of wildlife.
- Kanpur Museum popularly called the Kanpur Sangrahalaya is a storehouse of some old artefacts and exhibits dating back to the British colonial period.
- Other places include Moti Jheel, ISKCON Temple, Jajmau and others.
The numerous temples and shrines, parks make for the many places to visit in Kanpur.