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Kanpur,The Most Beautiful City of Utttar Pradesh 

Kanpur is one of the most beautiful city which is situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the largest and most famous industrial towns of Uttar Pradesh which is located on the banks of sacred Ganga river. It is the administrative headquarters of Kanpur Nagar district and Kanpur division. Kanpur is famous as one of North India's major industrial centers, which has great historical, religious and commercial importance. The city of Kanpur is also home to some of the finest educational institutes of India like IIT-Kanpur, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, GSVM Medical College and many more. 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 is a historical place and wrapped with royal and divine tales. According to the legends, it is believed that the city was founded by king Hindu Singh of Sachendi and it was then known as Kanhpur. Even its name itself has a prominent story in one of our great epic, Mahabharata. 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.

Kanpur is one of the most beautiful tourist destination in India where number of tourist comes for their vacation. There are many shopping and commercial centers that give the tourists an opportunity to buy things that have essence of the local place. There are many places to visit in Kanpur are JK Temple, Allen Forest Zoo, Moti Jheel, Bithoor, Sheetala Devi Temple and many more. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places to visit 

Buddha Park
Buddha Park is a beautiful park which is located between the Bara Imambara and the Martyrs Memorial in Kanpur. This park has been a recreation and relaxation ground for the children and the aged for a long time now. This park is also populary known Gautam Buddha Park.

Allen Forest Zoo
Allen Forest Zoo is one of the most famous zoo which is located 2 kms away from the city of Kanpur. This zoo is home to mammals like White Asian tigers, rhinoceros, Asiatic lions, cheetah, hyena, leopard and jaguar. The main attraction of the zoo is the botanical garden, which holds the collection of some of the rare species of plants.

Moti Jheel
Moti Jheel is a lake and a drinking water reservoir in the Benajhabar area of Kanpur. The jheel has adjoining gardens and a children's park, which make it famous attraction. Constructed during the British Rule in India, it is one of the most important recreational places in the industrial city of Kanpur.

Gurudwara Banno Sahib
Gurudwara Banno Sahib is one of the most famous Gurudwara located in Kanpur. There is a 350 years old manuscript of Gurugranth Sahib which is certified with the signature of Bhai Banno Sahib in the Gurudwara Banno Sahib. There are an endless number of tourists who visit the Gurudwara Banno Sahib in Kanpur in India every year.

Area 302 km²
Population 2701324
Language Hindi
Pin Code 208002

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