Altitude : 126 mts.
Languages : Hindi, English, and Urdu.
Temperature : Max. 44°C and Min. 30°C in Summer.Max. 24°C and Min. 4°C in Winter.
Clothing : Cotton in summer.Woollen in Winter.
Nestled on the bank of the central Ganga, Kanpur stands as one of north India’s major industrial centers with its own historical, religious importance. Historically Yamuna on the eastern outskirts of Kanpur is regarded as one of the most archaic township of Kanpur district. Kanpur is an important educational centre with institutions like Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Indian Institute of Technology, etc. Kanpur has also been instrumental in making an unforgettable contribution to the Indian freedom struggle. A favourite centre of activities of stalwarts likes Tantiya Tope, Sardar Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar. The propagation and popularization of Hindi also owes much to the city, with great Hindi literatures. After 1857, the development of Kanpur was even more phenomenal. Government Harness and Saddlery factory was started for supplying leather material for the army in 1860.
Air: Indian airlines fly from Delhi to Kanpur and return via Lucknow.
Rail: Kanpur on the main broad gauge route between Delhi and Kolkata, is connected to all parts of the country by Express and Super fast train.
Road: On National Highway No. 2 (Delhi-Agra-Allahabad-Kolkata) and NH. No. 25 (Lucknow-Jhansi-Shivpuri). Kanpur is 79 km from Lucknow, 193 km from Allahabad, 329 km from Varanasi, 269 km from Agra, 222 km Jhansi, 438 km from Delhi. Buses of UPSRTC and the SRTCs of neighbouring states connect Kanpur to various centers in the region such as Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, etc.
Jajmau: The mound of Jajmau, on the eastern end of the city occupies a high place among ancient sites of the region. Excavations of the mound where undertaken in 1957-58 which are unearthed antiquities ranging from 600 B.C. to 1600 A.D. Today Jajmau houses the Siddhnath and Siddha Devi temples and the mausoleum of Makhdum Shah Ala-ul-Haq, the famous Sufi saint, built in 1358.
Shri Radhakrishna Temple (J.K. Temple): Beautifully constructed J.K. Temple is a boom to the devotees. Built by J.K. Trust this architectural delight is a unique blend of ancient architecture with the modern. The even-level roofs of the mandaps have been provided with adequate ventilation for sufficient light and air. Among the five shrines that the temple has the central one is consecrated to Shri Radhakrishna and the others are adorned with idols of Shri Lakshminarayan, Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Narmadeshwar and Shri Hanuman.
Jain Glass Temple: It is situated in Maheshwari Mohal behind the Kamla Tower. It is a beautiful temple highly decorated with glass and enamel works.
Allen Forest Zoo: The Kanpur Zoo ranks among the one of the best zoos of the country. It is an ideal place for outdoor life and picnics amongst picturesque surroundings.
Kamla Retreat: It lies to the west of the Agriculture College in immediate neighborhood of the Allen Forest. It is a beauty spot of the city. There is a swimming tank with equipment for producing artificial waves and suitable arrangement for lighting. Besides parks and canals with facilities for boating, a zoo is also maintained. Kamla Retreat also houses a museum, which has a good collection of historical and archaeological artifacts.
Phool Bagh: It is a beautiful park in the heart of the city on the main road. In the centre of the park is a building known as Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial. It is now known as Ganesh Udyan.
Nana Rao Park: To the west of Phool Bagh is located the Nana Rao Park. It is the site of the ‘Bibighar’ of 1857. The park was renamed as Nana Rao Park after independence.
Teela: There is a small pool inside Valmiki Ashram famous as Sita-Kund. Sita ‘Rasoi’ is still preserved, near which stands ‘Swarga Naseinee’ or Deep Malika Stambha, studded with niches all around for illumination. The tower has about 48 steps leading to its top, which is surmounted by a cupola, from where one can have a panoramic view of the entire area. The historical town of Bithoor, once famous for 52 ghats but today left with 29 ghats. One either chooses to stay at Ashrams or return to Kanpur for night stay.
Shiv Temple at Nimbia Khera: Nimbia Khera is situated 12 km east of Ghatampur, where a 9th-10th century old Shiva Temple at Behta Buzurg is supposed to be 2000 years old. It is said that a week before the beginning of the rainy season, drops of waterfall from the stone, which is embedded in the inner roof of the temple.
Bithoor: The quite and beautiful township of Bithoor is situated on the Kannauj Road, 27 km from Kanpur. Situated on the banks of the Ganga, this trankuil spot is of considerable historical and religious importance. A Shivalinga installed at Utpalaranya, which is still worshipped Brahmeshwar Mahadeva at the principal ghat of Bithoor, the Brahmavarta Ghat. A nail of the horseshoe embedded in the steps of the ghat is an object of special reverence for devotees.
Angiram Ashram: Thousands of years ago, one of the saptarishis, Maharshi Angira, chose for his penance a place near Bithoor, presently situated in Ankui village today is known as the Angira Ashram. The ancient Jagannath temple here houses the original wooden idol of Lord Jagannath, said to be identical with that of the famous Jagannath temple.
Behta Buzurg: Behta Buzurg is 15 km from Ghatampur and 40 km from Kanpur, on the road going from Ghatampur to Sarh. Jagannath Temple is situated here.
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary: 43 km. from Lucknow, along the Lucknow-Kanpur highway near Unnao, is the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary attracts rare Siberian migratory birds during winters, the main bird species being Pintain, Pigeon. Common teal, Shoveller, Pochard, Coot, Purple moorhen and others. The ideal season for bird watching is between December and March. The Priyadarshini Motel of U.P. Tourism provides good boarding and lodging facilities at the sanctuary.
Lala Bhagat Pillar: Lala Bhagat, 92 km from Kanpur and 58 km for Derapur, houses the famous Kukkkutadhwaj, more known as Lala Bhagat Pillar standing in the middle of a modern temple. This red sandstone six and a half feet high octagonal carved pillar with a small inscription was once surmounted by a cock capital, which broken from the pillar shaft lies nearby. Datable to the 1st century AD, the cock capital is of unique antiquity value.
Kannuj: Kannauj is situated 80 km from Kanpur. It was the capital of King Harshavardhana’s empire, which encompassed the entire region between rivers Sutlej and Narmada. Today the town is the centre of the Indian essence industry. The temple of Ajaipal is worth a visit.
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