Don't forget to visit these places in Kanpur

Kanpur city is beautiful in itself and if you have visited Kanpur,never miss to go to these places.

Don't forget to visit these places in Kanpur
Don't forget to visit these places in Kanpur
Don't forget to visit these places in Kanpur
Don't forget to visit these places in Kanpur

1. Allen Forest Zoo, 

Also known as the Kanpur Zoological Park, the Allen Forest Zoo is a wonderfully landscaped area spread over more than 70 acres, making it the largest zoo in North India. Chimps, leopards, rhinos, and tigers are some of the star attractions here. Visitors can also ambulate along in the botanical garden or catch some moments by the lake. The aquarium located within the zoo is another highlight here and children will love a ride on the toy train. Apart from marveling at the various species housed in their enclosures, you can spend many hours wandering about the leafy open space and soaking in some of the tranquil surroundings.

  • Timings: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    Adults – ₹ 30 (ordinary days); ₹ 40 (holidays and Sundays); ₹ 50 (train ride)
    Kids – ₹ 15 (ordinary days); ₹ 20 (holidays and Sundays); ₹ 25 (train ride)
    Foreign nationals (adults) – ₹ 150 (on all days)
    Foreign nationals (kids) – ₹ 75 (on all day)

2. J K Temple

The half-century-old Juggilal Kamlapat Temple or Shri Radhakrishna Temple is indeed a sight to behold and counts among the most unique places to see in Kanpur. The temple houses five shrines in separate towers, recreating the old vernacular style of temple architecture. The main shrine is dedicated to Lord Radhakrishna while the others are enshrined with idols of Lakshminarayana, Ardhanarishwar, Namadeshwar, and Hanuman. The mandapa features a high roof and the interiors are constantly bathed in a lot of natural light.

  • Timings: 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Aarti Timings: 7:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

3. Moti Jheel

If you are looking for some calm moments in a picturesque setting within the city, then a visit to the Moti Jheel is warranted. This rectangular lake cum reservoir was built during the times of the British to provide water to the city. Later, a recreational space with a park for children and a landscaped garden was added to it. Today, Moti Jheel counts among the top 10 places to see in Kanpur, especially if you are traveling with kids and family.

  • Timings: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Japani Garden

Famed as one of the top picnic places in Kanpur, the Japani Garden provides a slice of Oriental aesthetics to you. The garden is located close to the iconic Moti Jheel, making these two destinations ideal for a single trip. Sundays are when you can see families converge here and children frolic around the open space. Needless to say, it is a good spot for people watching and relaxing with a book on a lazy evening.

  • Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day

5. Ganga Barrage (Lav Kush Barrage)

Sometimes referred to as the Marine Drive of Kanpur, the Ganga Barrage aka Lav Kush Barrage spans the majestic Ganges and is an iconic part of the city. The barrage’s importance is functional rather than cultural. It is now a major logistical lifeline but you can also go there for majestic views of the river. There are numerous tea stalls and eateries nearby, so you can munch on some snacks and have a quintessential Kanpur evening by the waters of the holy Ganga.

  • Timings: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Nana Rao Park

Located close to the commercial heart of the city, Nana Rao Park is a popular rendezvous point for the people of Kanpur when they want to enjoy some fresh air and outdoor activities. The park, which was built after India gained freedom in honor of Nana Sahib, was previously a memorial for the British women and children massacred in the 1857 Rebellion. Today, the well-manicured lawns and colorful flower beds of this urban area provide a scenic setting for a romantic walk. History enthusiasts will recognize some of the personalities that have been immortalized in statues here – Rani Lakshmi Bai and Tatya Tope, just to name a couple.

  • Location:  Mall Road
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 20 per person

7. Phool Bagh and Kanpur Museum

Phool Bagh, an urban city park in Kanpur, is a historically important location in Kanpur as it has been the site of political rallies and public meetings for more than a century. It was designed and built in the 19th century as a recreational place for the British administration. Today, one of the major landmarks here is the Kanpur Sangrahalaya – the town’s largest museum – which is located on the premises.

  • Location: Mall Road
  • Park Timings: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 10 per person

8. Jain Glass Temple

A splendorous modern landmark and spiritual center for the devotees of Jainism, the beautiful Jain Glass Temple cannot be missed when you are exploring the city of Kanpur. Catch the structure at day-break or in the evening hours to see it shimmer in the best light. The temple follows the traditional Hindu architectural style complete with ornate pillars, high painted ceilings, extravagant fixtures, and a beautiful domed central tower. The whole place is adorned with glass and mirrors, including vividly colored murals with glass elements, giving it an inimitable dazzling finish. There’s also a huge marble platform on which the statues of the 24 Tirthankaras are enshrined.

  • Location: General Ganj
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 11:00 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm; every day 
  • Entry Fee: Free

9. ISKCON Temple

A grand building made of white marble, the ISKCON or International Society for Krishna Consciousness celebrates peace and devotion. You can wander about the spacious interiors and spend some time in quiet meditation at its ashram. There is also an eating space inside the temple that serves wholesome vegetarian food. The temple complex houses many idols of Hindu deities sculpted from marble and other attractions include a beautiful pond and musical fountains. You can also shop for souvenirs at the well-stocked gift shop at the temple to take home memories of your Kanpur trip.

  • Location: Mainavati Marg, Bithoor Road
  • Timings: 4:30 am to 8:30 pm (mid-day break is between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm); every day
  • Entry Fee: Free

10. Blue World Theme Park

One of the most-loved tourist places in Kanpur, the Blue World Theme Park is your perfect antidote for hot summer days, and Kanpur can really see that mercury rise. There are several water slides and they all end with a wonderful cool splash in the well-maintained pools. The park also has dry rides and some of the key attractions here include the Chair Lift, the Free Fall, and of course, the Blue World Roller Coaster. The kids and family zones are where you can relax and dabble in some pleasing rides. The Blue World has specific themed areas with Chinese, Roman, Egypt, Jungle, and European inspired attractions. The food court here will ensure that you are always close to your favorite snacks after all the adrenaline rush.

  • Location: Bithoor Road
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm; every day
  • Tickets*:
    Water Park / Amusement Park- ₹ 600 for adults (weekdays); ₹ 700 for adults (weekends); ₹ 300 for kids (weekdays); ₹ 350 for kids (weekends)
    Water Park + Amusement Park- ₹ 750 for adults (weekdays); ₹ 850 for adults (weekends); ₹ 400 for kids (weekdays); ₹ 450 for kids (weekends)
    * Locker and costume charges are extra.