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From being known as a small village called Kanhpur in the 13th century, Kanpur has come a long way before becoming an important industrial and commercial center in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city has witnessed a number of tragedies in the past, including the Rebellion of 1857 and several communal riots, but each time it has come out stronger. The presence of a large number of tanneries in the city has helped it earn the moniker ‘Leather Capital of India’. Today, the city is particularly well-known for Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), one of the most prestigious engineering and research institutes in India.\r\n \r\nThe vast history of Kanpur has contributed to a number of tourist attractions. Kanpur Memorial Church, built in 1875, boasts Lombardy gothic architectural style. It contains several memorial tablets from the mutiny. A unique amalgamation of ancient and modern architecture can be seen at the JK Temple. The suburb of Jajmau is believed to be the oldest inhabited area of the region, dating back to 1300 – 1200 BCE according to the excavations, and contains various historical artifacts. Allen Forest Zoo is another popular attraction. Home to exotic flora and fauna, it is one of the few zoos located in a natural forest.

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  • Best time to visit kanpur The best time to visit Kanpur is from October to March, during the months of winter. This is the most enjoyabl...Read More
  • How to reach kanpur Currently, Kanpur Airport has flights only to Delhi, via Air India. Tourists from other cities in India and ab...Read More
  • Transport In kanpur Kanpur has a good network of buses. A/C and non- A/C buses are provided by UPSRTC. They are available frequent...Read More
  • People of kanpur The city of Kanpur had a population of 2,701,324 individuals, according to the 2001 census. Majority of the pe...Read More
  • Languages of kanpur Hindi is the official language of the state of Uttar Pradesh and it is also the most widely spoken language in...Read More
  • History of kanpur The history of Kanpur dates back to the 13th century, when the present-day Kanpur was a village named Kanhpur,...Read More
  • Culture of kanpur Kanpur is blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Eminent poets such as Bal Krishna Sharma have played a key ro...Read More
  • Weather of kanpur As Kanpur is located on the northern flat plain, the city experiences extreme weather conditions. Summers (Apr...Read More
  • Map of kanpur Kanpur is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is situated at an elevation of 126 m (413 ft.) an...Read More

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JK Temple

JK Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Shri Radhakrishna Temple in Kanpur is also referred to as JK ...
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Allen Forest Zoo

Allen Forest Zoo

Zoo-Wildlife

Spend approx 2 hours

Located just about two km from the heart of the city, Allen Fores...
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ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

The ISKON temple or the Sri Sri Radha Madhav Mandir in Kanpur is ...
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Upper crust

Upper crust

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 350

Upper Crust is often recognized as the best bakery in Kanpur. The...
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Chin Mi

Chin Mi

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Chin Mi in Kanpur is a paradise for noodle lovers! Serving exotic...
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Baba Biryani

Baba Biryani

Street Food

Cost for Two - INR 450

Baba Biryani in Kanpur serves delicious North Indian cuisine. The...
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Talk of the town

Talk of the town

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

Talk of the Town at Ashok Nagar is an eatery serving delicious Ch...
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Kwality Bar

Kwality Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 800

The highly industrial city of Kanpur is always engaged in creatin...
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Tadka

Tadka

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Add spice to your life with some spicy Mughlai food at Tadka. Tad...
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Chillum

Chillum

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 850

The cruel weather conditions of Kanpur will beat you down after a...
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Status Club

Status Club

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1000

A busy schedule will surely leave you exhausted. Get your energy ...
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Popular Flights To kanpur

    • DELDelhi
      KNUKanpur
    • Spicejet
      SG-2745
    • 10:20 11:45
      Non Stop
    • 01h 25m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,754
    • BOMMumbai
      KNUKanpur
    • Spicejet
      SG-429
    • 11:45 14:00
      Non Stop
    • 02h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,294
    • AMDAhmedabad
      KNUKanpur
    • Spicejet
      SG-8912
    • 19:15 11:45
      1 Stop
    • 16h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,338
    • PATPatna
      KNUKanpur
    • Spicejet
      SG-943
    • 20:30 12:10
      1 Stop
    • 15h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,934
    • DEDDehradun
      KNUKanpur
    • Spicejet
      SG-2861
    • 08:15 11:45
      1 Stop
    • 03h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,586
    • BLRBengaluru
      KNUKanpur
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      SG-635
    • 19:00 14:00
      1 Stop
    • 19h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,771
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