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Top enchanting places to visit in Kanpur!

Top captivating places to visit in Kanpur!

Top enchanting places to visit in Kanpur!
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We all pick up those hill stations, metro cities and similar venues for vacating, but why not travel a different route and explore the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur?

Even the B-town couldn't resist 'UP ka andaaz' and Kanpur being one of their favourite locales has given a series of smashing hits like 'Dabang', 'Bunty Aur Bubbly', 'Tanu weds Manu', etc.

The epic song- 'UP wala thumka lagaau...' would want everyone at least once to explore the by-lanes of Kanpur.

Here, we present you the must visit places in the 'basrate Kanpur':  

Moti Jheel:

The city has this artificially created lake accompanied with gardens like Children's park and the Japense garden and various eating options. This rectangular shaped lake was built during the British rule and served the purpose of the drinking water reservoir.

Simply go out with your family and have those ice-creams, while boating on the jheel of pearl. This might make you sing 'Suhana safar aur ye mausam haseen'!


It's a picnic spot located in the outskirts of the city, on the banks of river Ganga. It also lay a religious and historical significance attached to it, like Lord Ram and Sita's twins Luv and Kush were born at this very place.

One may go out with their family and friends and enjoy that typical boat ride and rejoice in the feel of 'sagar kinare dil ye pukare...'

Kamla Retreat:

This estate build by the honorable Sir Padam Pat Singhania way back in 1960 is a feast to the eyes. For the Singhania estate situated on the Kanpur Nehru Road is famous for it's ancient style architecture, lawns and museum.

Thus, one can visit the estate with their family and rejoice the British lifestyle once again in the huge royal style Kamla Retreat.

Green Park Stadium:

The renowned international cricket stadium located in the Civil Lines area in Kanpur, was named after 'Madam Green' during the British Raj. Cricket freaks from all parts of UP and even the neighbouring states usually travel to the city to watch the matches.

The renowned stadium might take you back to the year 2007 when India valiantly won the match against Pakistan.

Hanuman Temple Panki:

One can rejuvenate the feeling of 'Jai Jai Bajrang Bali tor de dushman ki nali' by paying a visit to this miraculous lord Hanuman temple located in the industrial area of Panki. This hundreds of years old temple attracts devotees from not just the state but all over the country.

Thus, enlighten your spiritual side by visiting the temple and hail Hanuman Chalisa with thousands of devotees in the temple.

Allen Forest Zoo:

As a child I was always excited to visit a Zoo and guess it's true with every child. Even the animal-centric movies have always a child element attached to it like in 'Hathi Mere Sathi' or even in the 'Baby's Day Out' where the child was taken care pretty well by that Gorilla in the Zoo.

So, don't forget to take your kids out for this adventurous trip to the Zoo which was laid upon a natural forest and was named after botanist Sir Allen, who was a member of the British Indian Civil Service.

JK Temple:

This beautiful white marble temple in the town is surely a centre of attraction with it's breathtaking architecture. Located in the heart of the city the Radha-Krishna Temple is a must visit especially during the night of Janmashtami.

Built by the reputed Singhania family way back in 1960,it draws the devotees from all across the state. So get holy into the rhythm of 'Radhe Radhe bolo Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki' and celebrate Radha Krishna love by joining the temple's evening aarti.

Blue World Amusement Park:

We bet this amusement park would give a similar feel of abroad and that too without pinching your pocket. The incredible park designed by the industrialist Pravin Mishra will give you an experience of four different cultures apart from our very own Indian soil.

Thus, one can literally experience the miniature of four distinguished nationalities like Europe, China, Egypt and Myanmar. At the end of the day one might end up singing to the tunes of 'London dekha Paris dekha aur dekha Japan... Saare jag me kahin nahi hai doosra Hindustan'.

Shri Anandeshwar Dham, Parmat:

Enlighten your spiritual side by visiting the sacred abodes of lord 'Shiva' located on the bank of river Ganges, in Kanpur.

Shri Anandeshwar Dham is one of the most famous Shiva temples in India and is known for fulfilling it's devotees wishes.

Get devoted in Shiva Bhakti with 'bagad bam, babam bam babam bam bamlehri' and hail 'Mahamrityunjaya Mantra' along with fellow devotees.