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.
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.
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.
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.
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||Uttar Kashi||726 Km|