Kanpur is an interesting tour destination in North India. The city is situated amidst Gangetic Plains and has numerous sites of historical importance. Some of these sites are well documented in the chronicles of History. We are listing a few of them: -
Allen Forest Zoo
Allen Forest Zoo in Kanpur is one of the most visited Zoological Parks
of not only Uttar Pradesh but also the whole of India. This zoo cum
botanical garden is a must visit destination during your tour to Kanpur.
Allen Forest Zoo that is popularly called the Kanpur Zoo was opened in
1971 and ranks among one of the best zoos in the country. It is an ideal
place for outdoor life and picnics amongst picturesque surroundings.
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is one of the
Indian Institutes of Technology. This IIT was set in the year 1960 in
the city of Kanpur. From a humble origin in 1960,the institution has
grown into one of the top technological institutes in India. The
education is primarily based on engineering technology. A few research
works are also taken up but this field can be considered as the
Achilles' heels of IIT. In totality, research works constitute not even
1% of the total tutorials undertaken in these institutions.
Nevertheless, the institution has been largely successful in creating a
niche for itself.
The mound of Jajmau that is also called Jajmau is one of the most
important and the most visited tourist destination in Kanpur. In fact,
the mound of Jajmau is considered an important excavation sine in not
only Uttar Pradesh but also in India. The mound of Jajmau that is
located on the eastern end of Kanpur occupies a high place among ancient
cities of the region. Excavations of the mound were undertaken during
1957-58 that unearthed antiquities ranging from 700 BC to 1600 AD. These
excavations resulted in unearthing various items that throw a light on
the life and times of later Vedic period and beyond.
Kanpur Memorial Church
The Kanpur Memorial Church that is named All Soul's Cathedral was
actually built in 1875, in honor of the British who lost their lives in
the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The church is now popularly referred as the
Kanpur Church. Walter Granville, architect of the east Bengal Railway,
designed the Church. The Church has been erected in Lombardy gothic
style. Furthermore, it has been handsomely executed in bright red brick,
with polychrome dressings. The interior contains monuments to the
mutiny, including several memorial tablets. The memoirs related to this
church are truly heart wrenching.