Kanpur is the biggest city of the state and one of the prime centers of industrial and commercial activities. It is situated on the banks of the Ganges river and is also popularly known as the “Leather City”. During ancient times, it was also popularly known as the “Manchester of the East” due to its large number of industries and factories as well as its easy accessibility from all parts of the country.
There is a lot of places to visit in Kanpur. You can visit Moti Jheel which is a lake and a drinking water reservoir, which is a quite popular tourist attraction along with its nearby parks and gardens. You can also visit Kamla Retreat, which is home to an interesting collection of art and artifacts. Phool Bagh or Ganesh Vidyarthi Udyan is an urban city park that is good for evening outings with family and friends. Similarly Nana Rao Park is a public park good for evening strolls.
Kanpur is clearly a delight for the spiritually-inclined with its large number of beautiful temples. You can visit the renowned Radhakrishna temple, also known as the JK temple, famous for its unique architecture. You can also visit ISCKON Kanpur, dedicated to Lord Krishna, for an enriching experience. Other noteworthy temples of Kanpur city include Valmiki Ashram temple, Dwarkadhish temple, Jain Glass temple and Bhitargaon temple. You should also visit the Brahmavart Ghat for a spiritual retreat. Kanpur Memorial Church should also be a part of your itinerary in the city.
For history buffs, Kanpur Sangrahalaya, also called as Kanpur Museum, is a nice place to visit. It has interesting artifacts and exhibits that encore the glorious history of the Kanpur city. A visit to the Kanpur Rail Museum is also worthwhile. Kanpur is also the ultimate one stop destination for all Shopaholics. You can visit the numerous shops here to pick from a vivid variety of artifacts, souvenirs, and leather based products such as shoes, belts, purses and suitcases. You can also visit the famous Sisamau Bazaar and shop till you drop for beautiful jewellery, sarees, utensils and other utility items at throwaway prices. Kanpur is also home to several shopping complexes and malls, namely Zee Mall, Salasar, City Fashion Mall, and SGM Parade.
There are a lot of hotels in Kanpur covering options for travellers of all budgets and preferences. Luxury options include The Landmark hotel, Hotel Bliss and Hotel Little Chef. Travellers on a mid-range budget can seek accommodation at Hotel Narula, Hotel Mandakini and Hotel Paradise. All these hotels are certain to provide you with the best of lodgging facility and services along with splendid hospitality to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
So whether you are here for business or leisure, Kanpur is the perfect place for you to visit with your family and friends. Pack your bags soon and head to Kanpur for a memorable vacation. We assure you that its glorious history and majestic buildings will make you want to come back again!.