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About Kanpur-


Kanpur is a major industrial city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city is situated on the south bank of the river Ganges. Located 60 kilometers west of the state capital Lucknow, the city is also known as the industrial capital of the state. It is located in the north-central of Brahmavarta which is called as Bithoor, famous for its historical and mythological beliefs, Dhruvatila is giving the message of renunciation and penance. The population here is about 26 lakhs.

                                               Population of Kanpur


Population      Census         ±
1891 1,88,712
1901 1,97,170 4.50%
1911 1,78,557 -9.40%
1921 2,16,436 21.20%
1931 2,43,755 12.60%
1951 6,38,734 31.10%
1971 4,87,324 99.9
1971 7,05,383 10.40%
1971 12,75,242 80.80%
1971 17,82,665 39.80%
2001 25,51,337 36.10%
2011 18,74,409 5.10%
2011 27,67,031 8.50%

Famous places in Kanpur-

  1. Shobhan Temple  (Siddhi Dham)
  2. Nanarao Park (bithoor)
  3. Blue World Theme Park (Mandana)
  4. Zoo (Navab ganj)
  5. Radha-Krishna Temple
  6. Sanadharma Temple
  7. Kanch Temple
  8. Sri Hanuman Temple Panki
  9. Siddhanath Temple
  10. Jajmau Anandeshwar Temple Paramat
  11. Jageshwar Temple Zoo Near Siddheshwar Temple
  12. Chaubepur
  13. Bithur Sai Temple
  14. Ganga Barrage
  15. Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University (formerly Kanpur University)
  16. Indian Institute of Technology
  17. Harcourt Butler Institute of Technology (HBTI)
  18. Chandrashekhar Azad Agriculture and the University of Technology
  19. Brahmadev Temple
  20. Ramlala Temple (Rawatpur Village)


Jajmau was known as Siddhapuri in ancient times. This place was under Yayati, the king of mythological times. Presently there is a temple of Siddhanath and Siddha Devi. Also, Jazmau is also famous for the mausoleum of the popular Sufi saint Makhdoom Shah Alaul Haq. This mausoleum was built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1358 AD. The mosque built by Kulich Khan in 1679 is also a major attraction here. Many antiquities were excavated here between 1957 and 58.

Sri Radhakrishna Temple

This temple K. Was famous due to the name of the temple. Very beautifully built this temple is. K. Was built by Trust. This temple, built in ancient and modern style, remains the center of attraction of foreign and domestic tourists visiting Kanpur. This temple is basically dedicated to Sri RadhaKrishna. Apart from this, this temple is also dedicated to Sri Lakshminarayana, Sri Ardhanarishwara, Narmadeshwar, and Sri Hanuman.

Jain Glass Temple

Presently this temple has become a center of tourist attraction. This beautiful Nakasidar temple is situated in Maheshwari Mohal opposite the Kamala Tower. The temple has beautiful enamel and glass decoration.

Kamala Retreat

Kamala Retreat is located to the west of Agriculture College. This beautiful property is owned by the Singhania family. There is a swimming pool, where artificial waves are generated. Here there is a park and a canal. Where parallel to the zoo, there is a boating facility. Kamala Retreat also has a museum in which a collection of many historical and archaeological objects can be seen. It is mandatory to get the permission of the Deputy General Manager to go here.

Phool Bagh

Phool Bagh is also known as Ganesh Udyan. A memorial of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi remains in the center of this park. The orthopedic rehabilitation hospital was built here after the First World War. The park is located on Mall Road in the heart of the city.

Ellen Forst Xu

Opened in 1971, the zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. It is the third-largest zoo in the country in terms of area and has 1250 animals. This zoo is a great place to spend some time like a picnic and to see the fauna. The zoo also runs mini trains and electric rickshaws.

Kanpur Memorial Church

Built-in 1875, the church is built in the Lombardic Gothic style. This church is dedicated to the British who died in the Revolt of 1857. The church was designed by Walter Grenville, the architect of the East Bengal Railway.

Nana Rao Park

Nana Rao Park is located west of Phool Bagh. In 1857, this park had a BBQ. The park was renamed Nana Rao Park after independence.

Z Square Mall

Currently, this place is the biggest attraction in the city. There are many food and drink showrooms here.

Sri Sri Radha Madhav Temple (ISKCON Temple)

Sri Sri Radha Madhav Temple is popularly known as “ISKCON Temple” is a grand temple situated on Mainavati Marg, Bithoor Road.

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