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#1 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 7 km from Kanpur Central, JK Mandir is a Hindu temple located in the Sarvodaya Nagar area of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as Radha Krishna Mandir, it is one of the top places of pilgrimage in Kanpur, and among the prominent places to visit as part of Kanpur tour packages.
Built by JK trust, JK Temple, otherwise called Juggilal Kamplapat temple, is dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna. The temple was constructed under the supervision of the Singhania family in the year 1953 and is managed by the JK trust. The temple attracts a huge number of devotees as well as tourists throughout the year.
JK Temple is a beautiful combination of both ancient and modern architecture. Built with white marbles, the temple complex has five shrines in which the central one is dedicated to Sri Radhakrishna while the other shrines have idols of Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Laxmi Narayan, Shri Narmadeshwar, and Shri Hanuman. The temple .....
#2 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 3.5 km from Kanpur Central, Dharmanath Swetamber Jain Glass Temple is a Jain temple located in the General Ganj locality of Kanpur city. Popularly called Jain Glass Temple, it is one of the top Kanpur places to visit.
Jain Glass Temple was built by the Jain community as a mark of reverence to the 24 Tirthankaras of their religion. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira and his disciples. Constructed in the traditional architectural style, the entire temple is adorned with intricate glass-cut designs with an elaborately designed structure. The floors are done up in marble and the interior consists of ornamental arches. The beautiful Jain Glass Temple cannot be missed during your Kanpur Trip.
Inside the Glass Temple, one can find the statues embodying Bhagwan Mahavir and the Tirthankaras under a massive canopy on a marble platform. There are various hand-crafted statues, attractive .....
#3 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 12 km from Kanpur Central, Kanpur Zoological Park is a zoological park located in Nawabganj of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as Allen Forest Zoo, it is one of the largest zoological gardens in North India, and among must-include places in Kanpur packages.
Situated in the human-made Allen Forest, the Kanpur Zoological Park was established in 1971 and is one of the oldest Zoological Park in India. However, it opened for the public on 4th February 1974. The zoo park is spread over an area of 196 acres inside the human-made Allen Forest, the largest open green space in Kanpur. The terrain of the park is undulating and resembles a high forest. It is one of those Zoological Park which has been built on modern Zoo building principles. The first animal brought to the zoo was an Otter sourced from the river Chambal.
Maintained by the Forest Department, Kanpur Zoo has a picturesque landscape with lush vegetation, .....
#4 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 3 km from Kanpur Central, Kanpur Museum is a historical museum located in the Pool Bagh Ground in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the best museums in Uttar Pradesh, and among the must-visit Kanpur tourist places.
Kanpur Sangrahalaya is the official museum in Kanpur. The building of the museum was constructed as a European-style ballroom by the European merchants who settled in colonial India. However in 1910 after the death of King Edward VII, the same hall was renamed as King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hall to remember his visit to Cawnpore in 1876. When World War I broke out, construction of the hall was interrupted and was used to house wounded British soldiers. The construction of the hall was completed after WWI in 1918. It was used by European settlers for cultural activities, and occasionally it was rented to rich Indian merchants for marriage ceremonies. After independence in 1947, .....
#5 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 3.5 km from Kanpur Central, Nana Rao Park is a beautiful park located in the Civil Lines area of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Situated near Phool Bagh, it is one of the largest green spaces in the city of Kanpur, and among the major places of sightseeing in Kanpur.
Also known as Company Bagh, Nana Rao Park is a public park in Kanpur built after Indian independence in honor of Nana Sahib, who fought bravely in the First War of Indian independence in 1857. The park is of immense historical significance as the location of the massacre of around 200 British women and children. To commemorate the dead, a memorial was built before the Indian Independence, and the location was called Memorial Well. The memorial had a large railing, a marble gothic screen with 'mournful seraph' and a cross at the site of the well. The inhabitants of Cawnpore were forced to pay money for the creation of the memorial .....
#6 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 3 km from Kanpur Central, Kanpur Memorial Church is a Christian church located in Albert Lane near Cawnpore Club in Kanpur Cantonment. It is one of the oldest churches in India, and among the best historical places to visit in Kanpur.
Originally called All Soul's Cathedral, the Kanpur Memorial Church was built in 1875 in honor of the British who lost their lives during the Siege of Cawnpore in 1857. The church speaks of the massive massacre of Kanpur Barracks and the betrayal of Nana Sahib who after the incident was nicknamed as 'The Butcher of Cawnpore'. The church belongs to the Church of North India, a united Protestant denomination.
Kanpur Memorial Church was designed in Lombardic Gothic style by Walter Granville, a British architect of the East Bengal Railway. The building is made up of vibrant red bricks adorned in multi-colored hues. The interior of the church houses the .....
#7 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 13 km from Kanpur Central Railway Station, ISKCON Temple, also known as Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir is a Hindu temple situated at Bithoor locality of Kanpur. It is one of the popular ISKCON temples in India, and among the prominent Kanpur attractions.
Dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna, Sri Sri Radha Madhav Mandir is built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 2014. This is the second-largest ISKCON Temple in the world only after the Mayapur ISKON temple in West Bengal. Covering an area of 15 acres, the temple has fine architecture and grand towers. Inside the temple, there is a courtyard under the open sky along with a huge hall. A parikrama marg (pilgrimage path) encircles the temple building. The temple houses three altars that are dedicated to Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Gaura Nitai, and Sri Sita Rama, Lakshman, and Hanuman Ji.
The compound also includes .....
#8 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 22 km from Kanpur Central, Valmiki Ashram is a sacred place located in Bithoor near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on a hillock, it is one of the best religious places to visit while part of Kanpur holiday packages.
Situated on the banks of the Ganga, the Valmiki Ashram is believed to be the site where Maharishi Valmiki has stayed and written the timeless epic, Ramayana. It is also the place where Sita stayed during her exile and gave birth to her twins Lav and Kush. It was here that they spent their childhood and were trained in the art of governance, warfare, and politics by the great sage. The children had also captured Lord Hanuman and invited Lord Ram into this very ashram.
Covering an expanse of vast land, the architecture of the place is pretty simple and is surrounded by greenery all around. The ashram houses three temples, one of which has an idol of Maharishi Valmiki. The present structure of the .....
#9 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 8 km from Kanpur Central, Kamla Retreat is a resort cum museum located on Kamala Nehru Road in the Nawabganj area of Kanpur. Situated near Kanpur Zoo, it is one of the famous places to visit as part of the Kanpur tour.
Kamla Retreat was built in the year 1960 by Shri Padam Pat Singhania, an eminent industrialist of India. Built on a massive private ground, the resort complex houses several places including a museum, several parks, green lawns, and canals with boating facilities. The museum has several archaeological and historical mementos and artifacts dating back to ancient times. Besides, the museum also includes a large collection of crockery and cutlery.
The retreat also boasts of a swimming pool with high-tech equipment for creating artificial waves. The pool is particularly appealing at night due to its spectacular lighting system. Besides, the estate features an extensive indoor zoo that accommodates .....
#10 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 6 km from Kanpur Central, Moti Jheel is a lake in the Benajhabar area of Kanpur. It is one of the peaceful places to visit during your Kanpur trip.
Moti Jheel, located in the Benajhabar area of Kanpur, is a water storage spot as well as a great sightseeing point. Moti means pearl and Jheel means lake, thus giving its name Pearl Lake. With eventual urbanization, this rectangular lake was further opened as a public area that encouraged relaxation. It is flanked on one side by the campus of Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital and the other side several important Kanpur Municipal Corporation buildings.
The expanse of this lake and garden is vastly divided into sections such as the Baal Udhyan or the Children's Park, which is a Japanese-styled garden. Moti Jheel along with Moti Park and Kamala Retreat is a significant local recreational spot. The park houses with Vivekanand Smritika and Abdul Kalam Azad Memorial. Moti Jheel .....
#11 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 24 km from Kanpur Central, Patthar Ghat is a bathing ghat situated in the Bithoor suburb of Kanpur. Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, it is one of the prominent Ganga Ghats in Uttar Pradesh, and among the top places to visit near Kanpur.
Situated on the Fort Road, Patthar Ghat was built by Tikait Rai, who was once the minister of Awadh state. The ghat was carved entirely out of the red sandstone. It is believed that one can get rid of his/her sins by taking a dip in the holy waters of the river Ganges at Patthar Ghat. Just like other ghats in the suburb, Patthar Ghat is also frequently visited by locals and visitors on a large scale. Patthar Ghat is one of the prominent Ganga ghats where daily aartis are conducted, and numerous people participate in it.
Patthar Ghat is also known for housing a Shiva Temple. This temple has a unique aspect that the shiva linga is made of the philosopher's stone which is also .....
#12 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
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 .....
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#13 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 24 km from Kanpur Central, Brahmavart Ghat is a holy river ghat located in the Bithoor suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Kanpur, and among the best places to visit near Kanpur.
The Bithoor suburb of Kanpur city houses some of the most religiously sacred and significant places in the Hindu culture. The Brahmavart Ghat is one such holy place that one must visit while in Kanpur. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Brahma, it is believed to be the place where Lord Brahma lived and has started making mankind with clay and all the righteousness in the world. Hence, it is a place of utmost religious and sacred values.
It is here that Brahma Ji has installed a Shiva Linga which is now worshipped as the Brahmeshwar Mahadeva. A horseshoe nail is also embedded on the steps of the ghat. It is believed that this nail belonged to Lord Brahma's .....
#14 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 12 km from Kanpur Central, Buddha Park is a wonderful park located in the Indira Nagar locality of Kanpur city. Situated on the way to IIT Campus, it is one of the well-known tourist places in Kanpur.
Gautama Buddha Park is a recently developed tourist attraction in Kanpur. Built-in the old and traditional styles, the park has a beautiful Buddha statue installed near the entrance. It also consists of various statues and vintage monuments. Gautam Buddha Park has got a variety of vegetation which has resulted in a lot of greenery around. It consists of a rare collection of plants and trees.
The dense green foliage in these surroundings creates a serene and pleasant feeling. It is the perfect place for relaxation and family outings. Buddha Park is also best suited for evening walks, jogging, public and political gatherings. There are a variety of rides available for children. There is a canal in the park which offers boating facilities as well. A large number .....
#15 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 20 km from Kanpur Central, Siddhi Dham is a meditation & spiritual center located in the Bithoor suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as Sudhanshuji Maharaj Ashram, it is one of the popular places to visit near Kanpur.
Siddhi Dham is one of the beautiful ashrams founded by Shri Sudhanshuji Maharaj, a spiritual preacher in India. Run by Vishwa Jagriti Mission, the ashram has a vast campus and has an artificial Kailash mountain and Radha Krishna temple located on the premises. The ashram also has a very beautiful garden that houses the idols of different Hindu gods including Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Parvati, and Goddess Radha. All the idols have a height of 8 feet to 20 feet.
The garden also has a beautiful fountain in front of a cave and walking inside the cave is a whole new experience. There is an aviary on the premises of the ashram having some very beautiful birds including different .....
#16 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 6 km from Kanpur Central, Anandeswar Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, it is one of the prominent temples to visit as part of the Kanpur tour packages.
Built in the 18th century, Anandeswar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest temples of Kanpur. According to legend, it is believed that Karna used to worship at this place every day during the Mahabharata period. When Karna came to perform his pooja, a cow named Anandi, dropped her whole milk at the same place. The cow's behavior seems to be strange for the owner and he gathered all the villagers and excavated the place where they got the Shiva Linga. The villagers thought to move the Shiva Linga to a good place, but it did not move. Hence, they built the temple at the same place and named the temple Anandeshwar Mandir after the cow.
There is a shiva linga facing north in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. This place .....
#17 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 13 km from Kanpur Central, Panki Hanuman Temple or Panchmukhi Hanuman temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. Located near Panki Railway Station, it is one of the well-known holy places to visit in Kanpur.
Panki Hanuman Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is believed that the temple was founded by Mahant Sri Sri 1008 Purushottam Dasji Maharaj before the establishment of Kanpur city and is about four hundred years old. According to legend, Mahantji saw a rock on which Bajrang Bali could be seen while returning from Chitrakoot. He then decided to build a temple at the place and is now known as the Panki Temple.
The Lord Hanuman here is seen as a gift from the celestial. One can spot the appearance of the face of the Lord changing thrice a day. With the rise of the sun in the morning, the face of the Lord is seen as a Bala Hanuman, during noon the face of the Lord is seen as a youth (Brahmachari) and by evening, the .....
#18 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 135 km from Gorakhpur, 140 km from Lucknow, 148 km from Raebareli, 168 km from Pragyaraj (Allahabad), 216 km from Varanasi, 224 km from Kanpur, 397 km from Patna, 470 km from Agra, and 670 km from Delhi, Ayodhya is a holy city situated on the banks of holy river Saryu in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Faizabad district and among the must-include places in Uttar Pradesh tour packages.
Ayodhya or Awadh is the birthplace of the Hindu deity, Lord Ram Shri Ram, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. This holy city has been regarded as the first one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, and among the top places to visit near Lucknow. It is believed that a temple stood at the supposed birth spot of Rama, which was demolished by the orders of the Mughal emperor Babur and a mosque erected in its place. In 1992, .....
Distance (From Kanpur): 223 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kanpur - Including Travel): Full Day
#19 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 100 km from Sultanpur, 125 km from Varanasi, 168 km from Ayodhya, 200 km from Kanpur, 202 km from Lucknow, 242 km from Gorakhpur, 366 km from Patna, 525 km from Agra, and 721 km from Delhi, Allahabad, now officially known as Prayagraj, is a sacred city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in India and among the must-include places in Uttar Pradesh tour packages.
Also known as Illahabad and Prayag, Allahabad is one of the most religious cities for Hindus in India, and among the famous places to visit near Kanpur. It is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world hence the name Prayag or Prayagraj where Pra means 'first' and Yag means 'devotion'. Prayag also signifies Triveni Sangam, the confluence of three holy rivers .....
Distance (From Kanpur): 196 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kanpur - Including Travel): Full Day
#20 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanpur
At a distance of 82 km from Kanpur, 140 km from Ayodhya, 201 km from Allahabad, 275 km from Gorakhpur, 312 km from Jhansi, 313 km from Varanasi, 330 km from Agra, 333 km from Gwalior, 350 km from Aligarh, 505 km from Patna, and 527 km from New Delhi, Lucknow is the capital and the largest city of Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of river Gomti, it is one of the popular places to visit in India, and among the must include places in Uttar Pradesh tour packages.
Popularly known as the 'City of Nawabs and City of Tehzeeb', Lucknow is the fourteenth-most populous city in India and the second largest city of North India. Overflowing with rich culture and ancient heritage, it is one of the top places to visit near Kanpur. The skyline is crowded with buildings that showcase a fascinating range of ancient styles, most of which date back to Mughal .....
Distance (From Kanpur): 82 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kanpur - Including Travel): Full Day
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