Kanpur Travel Guide
Distance : 72km from Lucknow
Population : 2,470,000
¤ Kanpur At A Glance
Situated on the right bank of the river Ganga, Kanpur (formerly
called Cawnpore) is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh. Though a
comparatively new city, Kanpur has registered a phenomenal growth in
its population because a sizeable chunk of the rural population has
migrated to this place in search of livelihood.
It was one of the major centres of the Indian Revolt of 1857 which
culminated in the transfer of power of the Indian Government from the
English East India Company to the British Crown.
¤ Major Attractions
General Wheelers entrenchment, All Souls Memorial Church,
Sati Chaura Ghat, Military Cemetery, King Edward Memorial Hall and
Christ Church. However Kanpursclaim to fame is that it is one of
Indias foremost industrial centres (leather manufacture and
commerce). Textiles (woollen and cotton), flour, sugar and chemicals
constitute some of its other major industries.