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Kanpur Travel Guide


Kanpur Travel Guide

One of the largest cities in the country Kanpur is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also one of the oldest cities in the country that is crowded with different kinds of industrial and commercial development at present. This is also a zone where the IT industry in the state has been concentrated. Located on the banks of the River Ganga this is a city that is steeped in a historical past and has held on to its traditional roots even today amidst plentiful developments and modernization.


This is an interesting place of visit where you will still be able to witness some of the most treasured places of India. Take a trip to Allen Forest Zoo. This is a forest zoo that was conceptualized by Sir Allen who was a member of the Civil Services. It was built in 1971 as a zoo with a difference – it was also a natural habitat for the animals and the birds that are seen here. There are animals like monkeys, deers, rhinoceros, antelopes, bears, tigers, leopards and baboons among others. There are also birds like ostrich, emus, parrots, cranes and European fowls among several others.


Kanpur is also a city of temples. There are several temples that can be seen here although there are a few of them that are extremely popular for tourists and visitors. There is the ancient temple of Bhittargaon. This is built from large bricks and comes down from the Gupta period. The interesting aspect of the temple’s architecture is that it has remained unaffected through the centuries of its existence.


Another temple that can be visited is that of Sree Radhakrishna. This is a popular place of worship that is also known as the JK Temple from the name of the trust that built it. There are five shrines here each dedicated to Lord Ardhanareswara, Lord Radhakrishna, Lord Lakshminarayana, Lord Narmadeshwar and Lord Hanuman. The temple is made from a marble construction and has been designed opulently with a blend of modern and traditional architecture.


You can also take a trip of the Phool Bagh. This is an ancient park that is also one of the most beautiful parts of the city’s heritage. There is an annual show of the flowers here that are held. You can also visit the Jain Glass Temple. This beautiful place of Jain worship is completely built from glass. There are painted embellishments in life size forms that are depictions from Jain literature and scriptures.


Kanpur is easily reachable by airways, railways and roads. It has its own airport that’s linked with Delhi and Lucknow. Its railway station is well connected with trains to different parts of the country. There is also a bus service that is available and can take you to different parts of the state and neighboring cities as well.

Last Updated: 01/10/2012

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