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Kanpur Travel Guide

Kanpur came into being centuries back if we are to conceive the several stories showed in history. One of the ancient stories centres the epoch of Mahabharata, where Duryodhana gave this land to Karna for his courage and force to match up to Arjuna. Initially acknowledged as Karnapur, the city got Kanpur down the years. Certain heroic poem also tells the narrative that this city was called Kanhaiyapur after Lord Krishna and later came to be recognized as Kanpur.

The largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh building upon the banks of river Ganges, Kanpur came by the limelight after being transmitted to the British by the Nawab of Awadh. With an addition in the number of colonial traders, the nearly often accessed itineraries were the Grand Trunk Road and the road crossover from Jhansi to Lucknow. Kanpur also endures witness to the Massacre of Kanpur, a tragic past throughout the struggle for Indian independence.

Today, Kanpur has egressed as the Industrial centre for India. Also acknowledged to house the renowned Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur conciliates many other educational institutions. Shopping in Kanpur is uncomplete without purchasing leather and cotton products.

A peculiar note for the food crazy people out there - do not allow the premises of Kanpur without having a taste of the Yummy Thaggu ke Laddoo, a mouth-watering embark of Mattha Pandey, alias Ram Avtar based at Bada Chauraha. If you wish to try out more finenesses, then there is Badnaam Kulfi for the brave hearts, at Civil Lines, Kanpur


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