Kanpur is the 12th largest city in India by population. The city is also one of the most beautiful travel destinations in India. Kanpur has a large number of beautiful tourist attractions to enjoy your trip. The city is located on the banks of the river Ganges. In this article, Traveljee has compiled a list of the most popular and the best tourist places in Kanpur.

5 Best Tourist Places in Kanpur for Tourism

1. Allen Forest Zoo

Allen Forest Zoo is one of the most popular tourist places in Kanpur. The Zoo was opened on February 4, 1974. It is spread over a land of 190 acre in Kanpur. The zoo is located in a natural forest, and considered the largest open green space in the city. The zoo houses a botanical garden with a collection of some of the country’s rare species of plants that is dotted with sylvan lakes.

Allen Forest Zoo Kanpur

2. Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Krishna. The word ‘Dwarkadhish’ means the ‘King of Dwarka’. The legendary deities of Radha and Krishna in particular, are often portrayed sitting on a beautifully ornate swing during the Spring Festival. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kanpur.

Dwarkadhish Temple Kanpur

3. Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid is one of the most popular mosques in Uttar Pradesh. It is located just 15 kms from the city and considered as one of the most popular mosques in the city of Kanpur.

4. Kanpur Memorial Church

Kanpur Memorial Church is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kanpur. The church was originally called the All Soul’s Cathedral. The church was built in 1875 in honour of the British who lost their lives during the Siege of Cawnpore.

Kanpur Memorial Church

5. Bithoor

Bithoor is one of the most sacred places for the Hinduism followers across the world. The site is also known as “Brahmvart”, which is located just 20 kms from the city of Kanpur. According to beliefs, this place is associated with the Hindu epic “Ramayana”.

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Article first published on May 26, 2015.

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