Tourism to Kanpur
About the city
The Kanpur city is situated on the river bank of Ganga. Kanpur is well known for its industrial sector. It is believed that the city was founded by king Hindu Singh. The Kanpur city covers the area of about 3005 sq km with the approx. population of 41,37,489 (2001 census). The city is placed at 126 metres above the sea level. Kanpur was one of the most important military stations for the Britishers. On 24 March 1803, the Kanpur was declared as a district in Uttar Pradesh. Many wars of independence were taken on this place. Nana Sahib, Tantiya Tope, Azimoollah Khan and Brigadier Jwala Prasad were the popular freedom fighters belong to this land.
Places of Interest in Kanpur
1)Jajmau - In the ancient times, Jajmau was popularly known as Siddhapuri. It is a very popular tourism place in Kanpur to visit. It is believed that it was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1358.
2) Shri Radhakrishna Temple (J.K. Temple) – It is a very beautifully constructed temple in Kanpur. It is popularly known as J.K. Temple in the city. It was built by J.K. Trust. Every day many devotees visit to this temple to prey God and to watch its beauty.
3) Allen Forest Zoo – It is considered as one of the best and popular zoo in the country. This zoo was opened in 1971 and an ideal place for outdoor life.
4) Nana Rao Park – Nana Rao Park is located on the west of Phool Bagh. In ancient times, it was popularly known as Bibighar but after independence it is named as Nana Rao Park.
5) Harcourt Butler Technological Institute - The Harcourt Butler Technological Institute was established in 1920 at Kanpur and is engaged in imparting technical training and industrial research.
How to reach the city
Air - The nearest airport from the Kanpur city is Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport,
Rail – City is connected with all major stations of the country by superfast express.
Road - Kanpur is situated on National Highway No. 2 on the Delhi-
Agra-Allahabad-Calcutta route and on National Highway No. 25 on the Lucknow-Jhansi-Shivpuri route.
Tourists Accomodation in Kanpur city
Rahi Motel, Tatya Ganj – 22 km - 9415609449
Rahi Motel, Fatehpur Roshnai, Rania – 24 km. (05111)-240455.
Priyadarshini Motel, Nawabganj, Distt. Unnao. Ph: (05143)-240050 & 240360.
Nana Rao Smark Park Tourist Banglow, Bithoor Ph: (0512-2790202)
Popular Tourists restaurant in Kanpur city
Angithi Restaurant, 26/45, The Mall. Phone: (0512)2365294.
Buddhasen, 26/45, Birhana Road. Phone: (0512)2365294.
Chung Fa Restaurant, 94-B, Canal Road. Phones: (0512)2316131 & 2360336.
Kwality Restaurant, 16/97, The Mall. Phone: (0512)2312680.
Haritma Village Restaurant, 9/3, Macrobert Ganj. Phone: (0512)2544338.
Little Chef Restaurant, 15/198, Civil Lines. Phone: (0512)2311725 & 231375.
Pandit's Upvan Restaurant, Murraly Co. Bridge, Katheri. Phones: (0512) 2381439 & 2381539.
Host Restaurant, Naveen Market. Phones: (0512) 2319816
Hot Trak Restaurant, Somdutt Plaza - 2354540
Dawat Restaurant, F-Block, Govind Nagar. - 2643869
Tourists travel information
Ind Travels, 24/1, Shyam Sunder Building, Karachi Khana. Phone: (0512)2312571.
Travel wings, 24/14, The Mall. Phones: (0512)2312419 & 2300217.
Sita World Travels, 18/53, The Mall. Phones: (0512)2352980 & 2352948.
Asian Travels, 63/3, Mall Road. Phone: (0512)2352262.
Florida Travels, 26/28, Karachi Khana. Phone: (0512)2312145.
Shatabdi Travels, Khanjan Hotel, Fazalganj. Phones: (0512)2218135 & 2296234.
Other useful information for tourists
Bithoor – It is also a popular tourism place in Uttar Pradesh. It is located near the Kanpur city. Tourists can also visit to this city also.
Bhitargaon – It is 59 km from the Kanpur city and situated in Ghatampur tehsil.
Musanagar – It is only 65 km from the Kanpur city. It is a very good site for tourists.
Lucknow Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary (Unnao) – It is situated at 43 km from Lucknow near Unnao. 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.