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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

Best Places to visit in kanpur

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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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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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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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Little Chef restaurant

Little Chef restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Little Chef, located on Mall Road is the perfect place to gorge o...
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Aromas

Aromas

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 350

Aromas in Swaroop Nagar is a legacy amongst the people of Kanpur....
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Chung Fa

Chung Fa

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Get a taste of China by walking into Chung Fa at the Mall Road. T...
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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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Trance

Trance

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2000

Hotel Royal Cliff is an elegant hotel in Kanpur and is home to a ...
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Hookah Village

Hookah Village

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1000

The rigmarole of daily life can leave you quite exhausted. Rejuve...
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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
    • 10:45 12:10
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    • 11:20 14:00
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