Kanpur Information

Kanpur is the most important industrial centre in Uttar Pradesh.  It lies on the banks of the Ganga.  It is famous for leather and textile goods of fine quality.  It is now one of the major industrial cities with aviation, wool and leather industries, cotton, flour and vegetable oil mills, sugar refineries, etc.

Location

Located alongside the Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road), Kanpur is nearly 16km away from the Kanpur central railway station.  Kanpur is located on the banks of the Ganga and is an important industrial centre.

Climate

The climate of Kanpur is tropical in nature.  Temperatures in cold weather drop to the freezing point with maximum at almost 12 to 14°C.  Kanpur experiences severe fog in December and January, resulting in massive traffic and travel delays.  However, it does not snow in Kanpur.  In summer (April-June), the maximum temperatures spiral up to 45°C, and are accompanied by dust storm-cum-heat waves.

History

Nestled on the banks of the eternal Ganga, Kanpur, believed to be founded by King Hindu Singh of the erstwhile state of Sachendi, was originally known as 'Kanhpur'.  Historically, jajmau on the eastern outskirts of present day Kanpur is regarded as one of the most archaic townships of Kanpur district.  Up to the first half of the 18th century, Kanpur continued to survive as an insignificant village.  In May 1765, the British near Jajmau defeated Shuja-ud-daula, the Nawab Wazir of Awadh.  It was then that the British realized the strategic importance of Kanpur.

Kanpur Tourism Information

Shri Radhakrishna Temple (J.K. Temple)

Beautifully constructed, Shri Radhakrishna Temple or the J.K. temple is a boon to the devotees.  Built by the J.K. Trust, this beautifully constructed temple is a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture.  Among the five shrines that the temple has, the central one is dedicated to Sri Radhakrishna, and the other are adorned with idols of Shri Lakshminarayan, Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Narmadeshwar and Sri Hanuman.

Jain Glass Temple

This is a beautiful temple highly decorated with glass and enamel work.

The Kanpur Memorial Church (All Soul's Cathedral)

Built in Lombardic Gothic Style, the Kanpur Memorial Church was constructed in 1875, to honor the British who lost their lives in the war of 1857.  Walter Granville, architect of the East Bengal Railway, designed the church.

Allen Forest Zoo

The Kanpur zoo was opened in 1971 and ranks among one of the best zoos in the country. It is an ideal place for outdoor life and picnics in the midst of picturesque surroundings.

Phool Bagh

Also known as Ganesh Udyan, this beautiful park Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial in the centre, is located in the heart of the city.

Kanpur Distance Guide

Kanpur to Aligarh 292 Km
Kanpur to Allahabad 193 Km
Kanpur to Almora 558 Km
Kanpur to Badrinath 846 Km
Kanpur to Banda 206 Km
Kanpur to Bareilly 323 Km
Kanpur to Budaun 325 Km
Kanpur to Dehradun 594 Km
Kanpur to Etawah 169 Km
Kanpur to Faizabad 204 Km
Kanpur to Fatehgarh 135 Km
Kanpur to Ghazipur 384 Km
Kanpur to Gonda 181 Km
Kanpur to Gorakhpur 332 Km
Kanpur to Haridwar 552 Km
Kanpur to Jhansi 222 Km
Kanpur to Agra 290 Km
Kanpur to Lakhimpur 210 Km
Kanpur to Lucknow 79 Km
Kanpur to Mathura 344 Km
Kanpur to Meerut 424 Km
Kanpur to Moradabad 415 Km
Kanpur to Nainital 504 Km
Kanpur to Pithoragarh 532 Km
Kanpur to Rampur 389 Km
Kanpur to Saharanpur 547 Km
Kanpur to Shahjahanpur 247 Km
Kanpur to Uttar Kashi 726 Km
Kanpur to Varanasi 315 Km