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Situated on the left bank of the holy Ganges River, Kanpur is among the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh. Famous for its leather and textile industry, Kanpur is also referred to as ‘The Leather City of the World’. Besides gigantic factories, the city is dotted with numerous old temples, modern entertainment zones, eccentric restaurants and crowded markets. One can witness the beauty of the city at the various places to visit in Kanpur. JK Temple, ISKCON Temple and Anandeshwar Temple are among the most popular temples in Kanpur. Witness rare and exotic species of plants and animals at Kanpur Zoo, stroll around Moti Jheel or Japani Garden, and enjoy boat rides in Bithoor; there are infinite things to do in Kanpur.
Once you are done exploring the city, you can also opt for a retail therapy session at Sisamau Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar – the most popular shopping places in Kanpur. Food lovers will find the best fare in the crowded markets of the city. Baba Biryani, Talk of the Town and Bansiwala Sweets are a few of the favorite eateries in Kanpur. In case you are planning to escape the city-lights, then you can easily plan a weekend getaway from Kanpur: Ayodhya, Khajuraho, Pratapgarh and Barabanki are the top holiday destinations near Kanpur.