Kanpur - Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur or 'Kanhpur' as it was originally known as is also called as the Manchester of the east. Kanpur is today the important industrial center of Uttar Pradesh, an Indian state, and is located on the shores of river Ganga.
Until the 18th century it was known as a small village under the rule of Shuja-ud-duala, who was the Nawab Wazir of Awadh. But after he was defeated by the British, things began to take a new turn. Today it is the most flourished and highly important place and is the most industrialized place of the state. Kanpur is known to have played an important part in the freedom struggle of India. The place was a favorite among freedom fighters like Tantiya Tope, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Sardar Bhagat Singh and Nanarao Peshwa. It is today an important educational center as well and has institutions like the Agricultural College, National Sugar Institute, Harcourt Butler Technology institute, medical colleges and many more.
Kanpur is a must-visit destination on the map of Uttar Pradesh. It comprises of the Bhitargaon brick temple that is known as the oldest roofed Hindu shrine with a high shikhara. Jajmau is another important place to visit that lies on the east side and is important place to see the famous mausoleum of Makhdum Shah Ala - ul- Haq, mosque built by Kulich Khan and also famous temples like the Siddha Devi temple, and Siddnath temple. The beautifully constructed Shri Radhakrishna temple is another must visit by tourists. It is built by J.K. trust and has a perfect blend of modern and ancient architecture. The Jain glass temple is also a place worth visiting. It is built with glass and intricate enamel work.
Apart from the huge structures, you can also visit the Allen forest zoo, which was opened in 1971 for visitors and is one of the best Zoos in India. You can have picnics here and spend the whole day admiring the picturesque surroundings. Kamal retreat is also an ideal spot for spending the day. It has a swimming pool and displays artificial waves with lightning which is worth watching. You can also enjoy a walk in the park, or enjoy boating facilities here. Pool Bagh is a beautiful park that is situated in the heart of the city and is also known as Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi memorial. Bhitargaon is a unique architectural specimen that belongs to the Gupta era and dates back to 600 AD. The place is the first shrine that comes with Shikara.
The other places of importance are Musanagar, Kannuaj, Lucknow Nawabganj bird sanctuary, Bithoor, etc. Kanpur is well connected by road ways, railways and airways as well. It is situated on National Highway No.2 and No.25. One can take the help of the map to locate the city and its significant places that can be visited. The maps help you with the roads, towns, rivers and other places.
|Ward||(MC)110, (OG) 2|
|Lat Long||26.446405, 80.329456|
|Area||3,029 km2 (1,170 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||2,767,031|
|Official Languages||English, Hindi, Urdu, Awadhi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail, Bus|
|Vehicle registration||UP-77, UP-78|
|Religion||Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains|
|Food and Cuisine||Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Dishes, Nawabi Foods & Punjabi Dishes, Kebabs, Kaliya, Nahari-Kulchas, Zarda, Sheermal, Taftan, Roomali Rotis and Warqi Parathas, Mutton, Paneer, Awadhi Thali with Naan Bread, Daal, Raita, Shahi Paneer, Halva including Sooji, Chana, Gajar Halva, Paratha Served with Tea, Puri with Accompaniments, Chicken Dum Biryani, Navratan Korma, Persian Dishes, Chicken Curry with Chapati etc.|
|Festival||Ganga Mela, Ramnavami, Dussera, Diwali, Maha Shivratri, Holi, Janmastami, Muharram, Navratri, Christmas etc.|
|Monuments||Massacre Ghat, Gurudwara Banno Sahib, Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Kanpur Memorial Church, Jain Glass Temple, Shri Radhakrishna Temple etc.|
|Places of interest||Dwarka Dhish Temple, Jain Glass Temple, Mecca Masjid, Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Kanpur Memorial Church, Allen Forest Zoo, Agricultural Gardens, Brijendra Swaroop Park, Phool Bagh, Massacre Ghat, Moti Jheel, Sarsaiyya Ghat, Siddhant Ghat, Jajmau, Nana Rao Park etc.|
|Markets||The Mall, Birhana Road, Gumti No. 5, Parade, Naveen Market, Matson road and P.P.N. Market. The city center, UP Handloom Emporium, The Mall, Phulkari- Punjab Emporium and Manjusha- Bengal Emporium, Mall Road, Naveen Market, Birhana Road, and Meston Road, Phulkari etc.|
|Hospital||Madhuraj Hospital Private Limited, Regency Hospital, Kanpur Medical Centre Private Limited, Rama Super Speciality Hospital, Lakshmi Devi Kishan Chand Memorial Hospital, Khairabad Netra Hospital, Santosh Hospital, Mariampur Hospital, The Gastro-Liver Hospital etc.|
|Hotel||Geet Hotel, The Landmark Hotel, Hotel Maharaja Palace, Hotel Mandakini Palace, Hotel Gaurav Private Limited, The Attic Hotel, Hotel Mandakini Plaza, Hotel Gaurav Private Limited, The Attic Hotel, Hotel Mandakini Plaza, May Fair Inn, Hotel Mahadeva Regency, Hotel The Meera etc.|
|Industries||British India Corporation, A R Polymers Pvt Ltd., A R Thermosets Pvt Ltd , Abdullah Tannery Pvt Ltd, Agmotex Fabrics Ltd , Ahsan Leathers Pvt Ltd , Ailga Rubber Works , AKI India Pvt Ltd, Kashi Jewellers, Laxman Traders, Superhouse Group, Simran Traders, Mirza International, Flex Industries, Kesarvani, Bajrangbali, Pan Parag, Super Glue, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India, Lohia Machinery Limited, British India Corporation, Rupani Footwear, Panki Thermal Power Station, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, JK Synthetics Ltd., Dainik Jagran, Kothari Products Ltd. etc.|
|University/College||IIT Kanpur, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanpur University, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, National Sugar Institute, D.A.V. P.G. College, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, National Sugar Institute, Kanpur University, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology , Society for Tropical Plant Research, Tropical Plant Research etc.|
|Notable people||Mujeeb Aalam - Pakistani Playback Singer, Abhishek Avasthi - Actor, Choreographer, Dancer and Model, Poonam Dhillon - Actress, Ashwini Dhir - Director, Script Writer, Vinod Kumar Dwivedi - Classical Vocalist etc.|
Last Updated on : July 7, 2014
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