Places to Visit in Kanpur | Things to Do, Shopping, Stay, Tips and Travel

Kanpur, formerly known as Cawnpore, is a major industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, India. Moreover, it is famous for its leather and textiles industries.


Interesting Fact: Kanpur was the first city to have a woolen mill in India.


Also, the city is regarded as “The Leather City of the World” and is nicknamed as “Manchester of India.”        

Before you plan a trip, get all the details of Jhansi.


  • Currency – Indian Rupee
  • Location – Located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Best Time to Visit – October to March

How to Reach


By Air


Kanpur Airport is very well connected to the major parts of the country via regular flights.


By Train


You can easily get regular trains to Kanpur from other major cities of the country.

Railway stations: Kanpur Central (CNB), Kanpur Anwarganj (CPA), Panki (PNK), Kalianpur (KAP), Kathara Road (KTRR)


By Road


There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kanpur.

Bus Station: Kanpur

Places to Visit in Kanpur


1. Bithoor


Bithoor is home to the sacred river Ganges visited by many pilgrimage tourists from across the country. Bithoor houses many tourists’ spots like Valmiki Ashram, Brahmavart Ghat, Patthar Ghat, Dhruva Teela, Siddhidham Ashram etc which are must visit places for any tourists.


Nearby Places to Eat:

Chaouka Restaurant, Krishna Restaurant, Pizza Hub, Satyam Restaurant, Bajpai Dhaba

2. Boodha Bargad

Boodha = Old and Bargad = Banyan tree.

This is an old banyan tree and a very important historical monument in Kanpur. The tree died years ago but its memorial can still be found at Nana Rao Park. Moreover, at the time of revolution in 1857, 144 Indian revolutionaries were hanged here.



  • Morning: 7 am – 12 pm
  • Evening: 1 pm – 5:30 pm


Nearby Places to Eat:

Indian Accent, Sorrento, 360o, Mamagoto, Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, Tamra Restaurant

3. Kanpur Gardens


Kanpur is a city full of gardens and parks which are very well maintained by our government and a great place for serene mental relaxation.

Some of them include –

Phool Bagh, Nana Rao Park, Kanpur Zoological Gardens, Japani Garden, Mahatma Gandhi Park etc.

4. Shri Radhakrishna Temple


This temple consists of five different shrines of various Hindu deities. People come here for the beautiful architecture built with carved white marble.


Best time to Visit: Any major Hindu festival like Deepawali and Janmashtami etc.


Timings: 5 am to 6 pm

5. Jain Glass Temple


Jain Glass Temple is one of the major temples dedicated to Jainism. It is located in Maheshwari Mohal.

Moreover, it is famous for its intricate glass cut designs with a beautiful designed structure.

Also, the glass murals built inside and outside both narrates the Jain philosophy and houses the statue of Lord Mahavira and the 23 teerthankaras.



  • Morning: 8 am to 11 am
  • Evening: 4 pm to 5pm

Other Important Places to Visit in Kanpur


1. Allen Forest Zoo


2. Jajmau


3. ISCKON Temple


4. JK Temple

Fun Things to Do in Kanpur


  • Explore Phool Bagh
  • Spend a day at Moti Jheel
  • Picnic at Gautam Buddha Park      

Shopping Places


  • Sisamau Bazaar – one of the oldest markets in Kanpur. However, it is mostly famous for its apparels, especially sarees.
  • Z Square Mall
  • City Fashion Mall
  • Naveen Shopping Market
  • Mega Mall
  • Sadar Bazaar – very famous wholesale market.

What to Expect? / Tips


  • You must visit Kanpur city in the winter months as the weather is very pleasant.
  • Do not show too much skin, as India is a very conservative country.
  • Be careful of the vendors on the streets as they might con you.

Where to stay?


There are great accommodation options throughout Kanpur.

Some of them are as follows-

  • Hotel MMK
  • The Landmark Hotel
  • Little Chef Hotel
  • Treebo Swagat
  • Heaven View Clarks Inn
  • Red Carlton

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