Massacre Ghat, Kanpur - Timings, History, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Kanpur Central): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: In The Cantonment Area

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Kanpur Central, Massacre Ghat is a famous ghat located on the bank of the River Ganges in the Cantonment area of Kanpur. It is one of the historical ghats on the banks of the Ganges and among the must-visit Kanpur tourist attractions.

Massacre Ghat is located on the southern bank of the River Ganges and marks the northern boundary of Kanpur city. Earlier known as Sati Chaura Ghat, it has been an important maritime boarding point for the river route from Kanpur to Allahabad from the pre-colonial period. It is now under the charge of the Kanpur Cantonment Board. It is still in use as a bathing and ritual ghat for the locals.

Apart from being an important river port and grain trading center, the Massacre Ghat witnessed the initial momentous events of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, named as Siege of Cawnpore took place. With over 300 British men, women and children were brutally killed at this place, the then Sati Chaura Ghat came to be known as the Massacre Ghat. Those who escaped the brutal fate that day were later killed at the Bibighar Massacre. The rebellion was believed to be led by Nana Sahib of Peshwa from which the Ghat was renamed as Nana Rao Ghat.

Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM

Entry: Free