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Place to see in Kanpur?


 * Shri Radha Krisha Temple (Popularly known as JK Temple), (In the heart of the city near Gumti no. 5 and Pandav Nagar). Wonderful piece of architecture and art and you must see this monument if you visit Kanpur. The Temple has statues of Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Rama. The illuminated towers of the temple can be seen from quite a distance at night. On Sundays, it is usually very crowded at summers as people try to get some relief from the high temperatures in the greenery and openness of the Temple premises.

* Allen Forest Zoo. Biggest park in Kanpur City. This is the second best zoo in UP. Greenery and vastness of the zoo will capture any visitors attention.

* Gautam Buddha Park, (On the way to IIT Campus). This is the latest addition to Kanpur city. With its huge area and greenery, it makes a good weekend picnic spot.

* Nana Rao Park. Site of the Cawnpore massacre during the Indian Mutiny/War of Independence/Rebellion of 1857. The circular ridge of the well where the bodies of women and children were deposited is still visible and prominent figure of the Rebel forces, Tantya Tope, is represented at the park in statue form.

* Bithoor, (25 km from Kanpur city). This is a popular getaway from Kanpur. This is a riverside of Holy Ganges river. Do take a boat ride across the river. There are no active lifeguards at this place so be cautious about swimming.

* Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), (On the western side of the Kanpur), [1]. Campus in a isolated place with greenery and calm environment.

* Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), [2]. This is a premier Engineering College in the region. This is the oldest engineering college of North India, after Roorkee. This was established in 1921 by the then Governer of United Province (now Uttar Pradesh) Sir Harcourt Butler. It has a sprawling 280 acres lush green campus having almost all the branches of engineering and Chemical-Technolgy.

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