Kanpur General information

Situated close to lucknow on the banks of the Ganges, Kanpur, besides being a major industrial town, also has and relgious importance. The place is mentioned by AL-Beruni in Kitaabul-Hind . The dargahof the Sufi saint, Makdoon Shah, built by Feroze Shah Tughlag, is situated here.the British set up an army cantommentand the first tannery was setup at Jajmau in the 19th century which led to the proliferation of tanniries that exist at kanpur today Kanpur played an important role as a centre for the freedom movement . Independence activits such as Nanareo Peshwa, Tatya Tope,Chandrashekhar Azad,etc., were closely associated with the city. Many great hindu literary figures like Acharya Mahavir Parshad Dwivedi, G.S Vidyarthi, etc., are also product of kanpur. A bussines City, enjoys prolic trade, especially in leather accessories, plastic , textiles and can be termed in this connection as the Manchester of east India. The city has recently undergone tremendous change. 

Geography Kanpur is situated on the the banks of river Ganga and also on most important national highways no. 2 & 25 and state highway. It is also situated on the main Delhi-Howrah railway trunk line. It has an area of over 1000 km˛ and it is about 126 meters above the sea level.

Tourist Attractions of Kanpur There is a Memorial Garden on the eastern side. There is a carved gothic screen, designed by Henry Yule and in the center there is a beautifully carved figure of an angel by Baron Carlo Marochetti, representing the 'symbol of peace'. The Cemetery has a number of graves from the late 19th century.

Agra at a glance
Area 126 mt Altitude 1040 Sq.Km.
Languages Hindi, English. STD Code 0512
Rainfall 821 mm Temperature
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Max 44ēC, Min 30ēC.
Max 24ēC, Min 4ēC.
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