Localities in Kanpur

Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, Kanpur is the industrial and economic capital of Uttar Pradesh. This city is one of the major industrial centres of North India. Believed to be founded by the king Hindu Singh of the state of Sachendi, it is culturally and historically significant.
The city is said to have derived its name from "Karnapur", the city of Karna, one of the heroes of the Mahabharata. Kanpur is also the most populated city of Uttar Pradesh.

Kanpur has one of the finest and the largest tanneries, popularizing it with the name of the "leather city" in India and South Asia. It is also a centre of cloth production running a number of cotton mills. This industrial hub is also the biggest sugar producing zone in India. Kanpur is easily accessible by tourists as it is well connected to all the major cities of the country by air, road and railway. The city has a tourist-friendly transport facility which is very reliable and pocket-friendly. Services like buses, rickshaws, taxis and even horse tongas are available to travel within the city.

There a number of areas that are of tourist interest in Kanpur. The Civil Lines area in Kampur provides some of the good and affordable hotels in the city. The mall road area near the Civil Lines houses a variety of important buildings. The Reserve Bank of India, BSNL, LIC are some of the important buildings found in this area. The Green Park, which is one of the five cricket test centres of India, is also situated in this area.

The Kalyanpur area of the city nestles the much popular engineering college, Indian Institute of Technology which was declared as an institute of national importance by the Indian government.

Localities like Aryan Nagar, Swaroop Nagar and Tilak Nagar are popular shopping destinations in the city. A major bus depot is situated in the Chunni Gunj area.

With a large number of residential complexes setting up in Kanpur, the city is expanding phenomenally.

Last Updated on 04/06/2013




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