Visit Kanpur - The Leather City Of North India


Kanpur is not only the largest city of Uttar Pradesh but also the most industrialized city of the state. Many industries have sprawled here ranging from textile industry, leather industry and electronics industry to information technology, automobiles and chemicals. All these industries have contributed to the growth of economy of this place and resultant boom in its infrastructure. You can explore the riches of Kanpur with the help of good Kanpur travel guide.


Kanpur has subtropical climate with hot summer season and short and dry winters. Another notable feature of Kanpur weather is the frequent occurrence of the dust storms. The maximum temperature in summer season reaches as much as 48 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature in winter might reach 0 degree Celsius. Both summer and winter months are not fit for tourist activities.


Reaching Kanpur by air may not be possible from all destinations as the domestic airport here has only limited service to selected cities like Delhi and Kolkata. The best option would be to land in the airport of the nearby city of Lucknow. However it is well connected by train as it lies in the railway link connecting Delhi with Kolkata. So many important trains pass through Kanpur railway station. Some of the terminals here are Kanpur Central, Govind Puri, Panki, Rawatpur and Kanpur Anwarganj.


Reaching the city by road would be fairly easy as many major highways like NH 2, NH 91, NH 25 and NH 86 pass through the city. UPSRTC runs the city buses and Jhkarkati bus station is the important bus stand from where the buses operate. For serving the needs of local transportation, the tempos called Vikram, private taxis and auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are in use.


There are some must see places during the stay at Kanpur such as Gautam Buddha Park, Ganga Barrage, Allen Forest Zoo, Massacre Ghat, Jama Masjid, Indian Institute of Technology, Mickey House and Jungle Water Park. Bird watching at Kanpur will be one of the interesting activities and numerous migratory as well as residential birds such as peacocks and nilgai are seen in the IIT Campus. The zoological garden in Kanpur that provides the natural habitat for various animals is the biggest zoological garden in Asia by area.


Kanpur is famous for its leather industries for many decades. Though the number of leather units has decreased considerably over time, still it is famous for leather products. The shops at Meston Road are the best places for buying them. If you want to do some shopping then you have to visit the Naveen Market, PPN Market, Mall Road, Tilak Nagar and Swaroop Nagar.


Kanpur is famous for its chaat stalls also which could be found in every corner of the city. They sell pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, alu tikki, dahi samosa, etc. For enjoying all types of foods, Arya Nagar would be the best place. You can find burgers to biryanis, egg rolls to cool drinks in these Kanpur restaurants. Mall Road and G.T. Road have best Kanpur hotels that will provide you comfortable stay. Enjoy your journey!

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