Kanpur City Guide
Nestled on the banks of the eternal Ganga, Kanpur stands as one of North India’s major industrial centres with its own historical, religious and commercial importance.
Kanpur is not only an important industrial town but also one of the most frequented tourist destinations in North India. The strikingly picturesque city of Kanpur is situated on the banks of the holy and sacred river Ganga. Explore Kanpur which is popular for its historical importance, culture and Ganges all over the world. Kanpur is historically very important, as it was the capital of independence struggle of India. Many leaders, poets, thinkers and businessman of Kanpur have made it big globally. The city has a unique charm. For tourists, the city has to offer the historical ghats and temples of Bithoor, the freedom fighter's epicentre Phoolbagh, 6th century city in Jajmau, the zoological park and Nawabganj wildlife sanctuary.
There are numerous tourist attractions in Kanpur that includes Allen Forset Zoo, Moti Jheel Park, Jajmau, Shri Radhakrishna Temple (J.K.Temple), Jain Glass Temple, The Temple of Lord Hanumanji, Kamla Retreat, Panki, Nana Rao Park, Buddha Park, Gurudwara Banno Sahib and many more. The All Souls' Memorial Church in Kanpur is beautifully executed building in bright red brick with polychrome dressings. The building follows the Lombardic gothic style. The interior of the church contains monuments and several memorial tablets. There are thousands of tourists every year who come from each and every corner of the world to visit the beautiful city of Kanpur.
Today, Kanpur has become synonymous to leather industry in Asia. The whole economy of the city revolves around production, tanning, polishing or export of leather products. Today, the city houses an important educational centre, with institutions like Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Agricultural College, National Sugar Institute & Govt. Textile Institute and IIT being located here.
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