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Kanpur Travel Guide

,Uttar Pradesh


The Royal City - Kanpur

Kanpur is a historical place and wrapped with royal and divine tales. Even its name itself has a prominent story in one of our great epic, Mahabharata. You can get all the relevant information in the Kanpur travel guide. It is believed that Duryodhana rewarded this region Karna for his excellence in bravery in comparison with Arjuna. That is why, it was previously named after Karna and was called as Karnapur. Soon it had been converted into Kanpur. It is said that it was once named as Kanhaiyapur following the name of Lord Krishna and afterwards transformed into Kanpur. It is the biggest city in Uttar Pradesh. It has the famous and most used route that is the Grand Trunk Road. This road connects Jhansi and Lucknow.

Today, this region is developing gradually and becoming the Industrial hub along with a centre for quality education. The leather and cotton products are the most adorable manufactured goods in Kanpur. For food lovers, it has delightful and mouth-watering preparations too. The taste of Thaggu ke Laddoo and Mattha Pandey will surely loved by the tourists. Kanpur travel guide will give you addresses of some quality resorts too.

Attractions in Kanpur

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Events / Festivals in Kanpur

Holi: Holi is one of the vital festivals in Kanpur celebrated in the spring season starting from February to March. People celebrate it with immense joviality and enthusiasm. Along with this colourful fest, Kanpur commemorates a lot of fairs too.

Accommodation in Kanpur

Being one of the busiest economic cities of Uttar Pradesh, it regularly welcomes the frequent visit of traders and tourists flock in huge numbers all through the year. So, one has to go for advance booking for smooth stay. Both luxurious and reasonable hotels are there in Kanpur with decent services along with air conditioning facility. The cost range starts from Rs 350 and gets higher upto Rs 5,000 depending upon the comfort of the hotel. Most of them are near to the main fiscal centre and to well-known places near Kanpur.

Fast Facts about Kanpur
State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Kanpur Nagar District
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Hindi, English, Avadhi, Urdu
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 45°C, Winter 4 to 23°C
Altitude: 126 m
Pin code: 2080xx, 209xxx
STD code: 0512
Distance Charts to Kanpur
Road Map Distance Time
Agra to Kanpur 278 KM 3 hrs.
Allahabad to Kanpur 199 KM 2 hrs.
Lucknow to Kanpur 82 KM 1 hrs.