Places to Visit in Kanpur

Places to See in Kanpur

The city of Kanpur attracts tourists for its age old monuments and varied other constructions, which reflect the history of the place. Besides that, this city of Uttar Pradesh houses many parks, gardens, water bodies and religious places of visit.

Religious Places of Kanpur

Though the place is popularly known as an industrial city of India, still it houses innumerable religious places. One with a religious bend of mind can visit the following places:

Dwarka Dhish Temple

Dedicated to Krishna, this temple is even situated near the Kamla Tower. The sravan jhoola contributes to the attraction of the temple. More.....

Jain Glass Temple

Located in Maheshwari Mohal near Kamla Tower, this beautiful temple is known for its enamel works and glass decoration. More.....

Mecca Masjid

Located at a distance of just 15 kms from the city, this is one of the famous mosques in Kanpur.

Shri Radhakrishna Temple

Shri Radhakrishna Temple or J. K. Temple is an architectural delight because of its unique blend of old and modern architecture. The temple has got 5 shrines, out of which the middle one is dedicated to Radha-Krishna, while the others are meant for Ardhanarishwar, Hanuman, Laxminarayan and Narmadeshwar. More.....

Kanpur Memorial Church

Even known as All Soul's Cathedral, this church dates back to the year 1875. Made of red brick, this church reflects the gothic architectural style of Lombard. Built in memory of the British, who sacrifices their lives in the 1857 war, this church houses a Memorial Garden. More.....

Historical Places of Kanpur

Believed to be founded by the Chandela dynasty, the city houses some places of historical importance. The historical ruins of the places prove the city's existence during the era of pre-13th Century.


This place is famous as a pilgrimage of Hindu religion. Situated at a distance of 20 kms from Kanpur, this site is even known as "Brahmvart". It is believed that Manu and Satrupa were created there. Apart from that, the places are said to be associated with the Hindu Epic "Ramayana" since, Maharshi Balmiki wrote the epic there and even it was the birth place of Lav and Kush. Bithoor has even witnessed the childhood days of Maharani Laxmi Bai as well as the works of freedom fighters Azimullah Khan, Nanarao Peshwa, Mainavati and Tatya Tope. Nanarao Fort is a part of this historical site of Bithoor.


Located towards the east of the city, this place was known as Siddhapuri in historical times. Dating back to 600 B.C. to 1600 A.D., this site houses Makhdum Shah Ala-ul-Haq's mausoleum, a mosque of 1679 as well as temples of Siddhnath and Siddhadevi. More.....

Boodha Bargad

This Banyan tree is historically significant because this is where 144 Indian citizens were hanged during the Rebellion of 1857 in India.

Parks in Kanpur

The city owns some of the beautiful parks and gardens ranging from normal gardens to zoological or different other theme gardens. To name a few of the parks and gardens in the city are:

Agricultural Gardens

This beautiful garden is home to a number of botanical species. This garden is situated in Kanpur's Nawab Ganj. More.....

Allen Forest Zoo

Inaugurated in the year 1971, this zoo is even famously known as the Kanpur Zoo. Being one of the best zoological gardens of the country, this place is ideal for picnics and day-outs in a picturesque surrounding. More.....

Brijendra Swaroop Park

This big park has spacious play grounds and lawns. Aryanagar of Kanpur is known for housing this park. More.....

Nana Rao Park

This park was the site of 1857's Bibighar, which was named as Nana Rao Park post India's independence. More.....

Phool Bagh

Located on the Mall Road in the city centre, this garden is presently named as Ganesh Udyan for housing Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial in the central position of the park. This memorial building, even known as K. E. M. Hall houses a hospital of orthopaedic rehabilitation since the end of World War I. Apart from this, the park has got a huge public library and a summer house. Annual flower exhibitions are held there. More.....

Amusement Parks in Kanpur

This industrial city has even got some amusement parks. If you are planning a day out with your family or friends, then you can visit any of the following places mentioned below:
  • Ekta Park near the Pandu river
  • Jungle Water Park on Bithoor Road
  • Micky House in Govind Nagar
  • Sports Village on Bithoor Road

Ghats in Kanpur

Being nestled in between the two major rivers of India, the Ganga and the Yamuna, the city has got innumerable ghats (a series of stairs leading to a water body). Kanpur has even got varied beautiful water bodies. Names of some of those ghats and other water bodies, which you need not miss while on your travel to Kanpur are provided below:

Massacre Ghat

Situated in the cantonment area of Kanpur, this ghat lies on the river Ganga's right bank. This ghat has even got historical significance because of the location of the terrible massacre of 1857's Mutiny. Initially known as Satti Chura Ghat, this place has been renamed in Nana Saheb Peshwa's memory as Nana Rao Ghat. More.....

Moti Jheel

Based in Benajhabar, this jheel is reservoir of drinking water in the city. Managed by Kanpur Waterworks, this water body is surrounded by beautiful children park and recreation ground. More.....

Sarsaiyya Ghat

This is one of the holy ghats located on the banks of the Ganga, the sacred river in India.

Siddhant Ghat

This is a ghat located in the historical site of Jajmau.

Last Updated on 24/09/2013