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Kanpur Travel Guide


  • JK Temple Hindu temple in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur At a Glance
  • Population:2,767,031
  • Area :6,050 sq kms.
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:4°C - 25°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0512

Introduction

The city of Kanpur is among the many Cities in Uttar Pradesh, which are washed by the holy waters of the River Ganges. Situated on the banks of the Ganga, Kanpur is situated at an altitude of about 125 meters above sea level and spreads over an area of more of than a thousand square kilometers.

The location of Kanpur alongside the Ganges near its upper course has also rendered optimum fertility to the soil, hence making it suitable for agricultural activities. This in turn, has paved the way for the establishment and development of various industries in Kanpur that is further complemented by the huge manpower resources in the region, owing to its high population density.

Kanpur belongs to category of those few cities in India, which boasts of having a unique blend of Historical, Social, Religious, Cultural, Commercial, and Industrial significance. Undoubtedly, Uttar Pradesh Tour is meaningless without thinking about Tours to Kanpur.

The strategic importance of Kanpur was first realized by the British after their victory over Shuja-ud-Daula, who was the Nawab Wazir of Awadh, in the year 1765. At that time Kanpur fell under the Province of Awadh.

With the objective of setting up businesses in Kanpur, the British took charge of the city by signing a treaty with Nawab Saadat Ali Khan of Awadh. Kanpur soon became a prime military base of the British.

Since then, the importance of Kanpur has been on the rise. Today, Kanpur is an important Travel Destination in India. The city offers various places of interest that ranges from Religious Places like Temples, Mosques, and Churches to ace educational institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Kanpur is also considered to be an effective shopping destination. There are numerous other forms of tourist attractions in Kanpur.

Tours to Kanpur is also a one to look forward to, since it is easy to access. Kanpur is located beside the Grand Trunk Road, between New Delhi and Kolkata. The railway station of Kanpur connects the city with all other major cities of the country. Other transport services available within the city like taxis, is also commendable.