By trainBeing located on the national corridor of railways the city of Kanpur is well connected with the rest of India by rail services, eg. Shadabti express from Delhi to Kanpur.
It also lies on the Kolkata-New Delhi rail link and hence is connected with Rajdhani expresses (many of them, Howrah rajdhani, Guwahati rajdhani, Bhubaneswar rajdhani).
Main Railway Stations in the City
- - Its the oldest railway station of Kanpur. It is connected to Lucknow, Allahabad, Mathura and Gorakhpur as well. Many Express and Passenger trains stop here.
- , the main railway station of the city lies in the cantt area.It is connected with Jhansi, Lucknow, New Delhi, Agra, Howrah etc. Trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani have stop here for 5 to 10 min.
- Govind Puri It is the junction Railway station where the line is divided into two parts for Jhansi and New Delhi. Ticket Room and overbridge are also situated here.
- Panki, This station has only many Express trains on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Kolkata route.
- Rawatpur, one of the main stations in the city to catch trains to & from Farrukhabad & Kasganj.
Lucknow airport (LKO) which is about from Kanpur and handles more flights, can also be used.
The flights to Kanpur and Lucknow are generally reliable and timely, but may get delayed or diverted during winter (Dec-Jan) when the region often experiences dense fog. Trains too get affected. Plan your travel accordingly and allow for possible delays.
By carKanpur is well connected with Road, NH 2 and NH 25 passes nearby. The NHs which passes to Kanpur are NH 2,NH 25,NH 86 and NH 91. Kanpur has two major bus station. The very important bus station of Kanpur is Jhkarkati bus Station. Many Volvo buses especially Royal Cruiser which go to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
By busThere are city buses run by UPSRTC under JNNURM. These buses offer cheaper rates than auto rickshaws. AC low floor city buses that are very comfortable cost the most to ride. Some other types of buses are non-AC low floor, minibuses and low floors which also offer low rates.
By auto rickshawYou can travel using an auto rickshaw or the tempo called Vikram. Vikram is the cheapest mode of transport but a pain to travel. However, Vikram drivers have a fixed rate for point-to-point travels and its an experience in itself when 10 people (+driver) travel in one Vikram. The quality of auto rickshaws in Kanpur is also pathetic and there is not fixed rate or meter system. You have to bargain with the driver.
By cycle rickshawThere is no standard or norm for the price of cycle rickshaws. They can be found on the main road and smaller roads.
By taxiPrivate taxis like Ambassdor, vans and other cars are available from Canal Road Taxi Stand and from various hotels and travel agencies.
phone: +91 8765974100, +91 512 2560257Biggest park in Kanpur City. This is the second best zoo in UP and third biggest zoo in India. Greenery and vastness of the zoo will capture any visitors attention. The natural surroundings in which animals are kept is a nice change from the caged variety that you see around other zoos.
Ganga BarrageA dam built across Ganges River near Old Kanpur. Contains Boating Club.
Gora CemeteryA cemetery of British militants situated near Civil Lines.
phone: +91 7080007011address: Singpur ,Mainawati MargIt is a Radha Krishna temple situated on Mainawati Marg, Bithoor Road. There is also a restaurant named Govinda's.
Kanpur SangrahalayaKanpur Sanghralaya,a museum established by Britishers. It contain old pictures,Books,items and many other things.
Kanpur Memorial Churchaddress: Albert Lane, CantonmentKanpur Memorial Church,a church established by Britishers. It contain old fountains,Books,items and many other things.
Massacre GhatSite 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.
Nana Rao Parkaddress: Mall Rd, Phool Bagh Chauraha, Phool Bagh, Civil LinesSite 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.
Shri Radha Krishna Templeaddress: Govind NagarWonderful 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.
Vaisno Devi Mandiraddress: Karrhi, Damodar NagarHindu Temple
Harcourt Butler Technological InstituteThis 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 Governor 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-Technology.
Indian Institute of TechnologyCampus in a isolated place with greenery and calm environment.
BithoorThis 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.
Sports VillageAmusement Park.
Ekta ParkAmusement Park.
Blue World Theme ParkAmusement Park.
Golf ClubPlay golf every morning by joining club.
Mahatma Gandhi parkDo boating at Mahatma Gandhi park.
MotijheelWalk in the morning at Motijheel.
Rave motiWatch movies at Rave moti, Rave 3 and Zsquare mall.
Jungle Water ParkAmusement Park.
Micky Houseaddress: Swatantara Senani Marg, K BlockAmusement Park.
- Check out the market of Naveen market, ppn market, mall road, arya nagar, swaroop nagar, tilak Nagar, gumti no 5
- Check out Lalityam Sarees to buy beautiful Sarees, which is the national dress of India.
- Check out the value for money clothes specially for ladies you will get in Beconganj area, This place is Hub for all the hand embroidered High , Medium and value for Money works ,Good Boutiques Like Khanam's are in the Vicinity.
- Leather Goods on Meston Raod (Bada Chauraha). Meston road is also good for all other day-to-day items.
- Clothes at Gumti no. 5, Naveen Market, P. Road. Also find wholesale markets at Navghada, General Gunj
- Utensils, Sarees, Bangles and lot of other stuff at reasonable rates at Sisamau. Utensils can also be found at Hatiya.
- Christ Church College
Khanam'sphone: +91 512-2540457, +91 9793516756address: 97/11 Kayasthana RoadFemale Clothing Range , Boutique and fashion Point , High end hand Embroidered Suits , wedding Gowns and Wedding suits at very getteable price ( accept all major Credit Cards )
Z Square MallZ Square Mall,a mall established by ZAZ Tanners. It contain anchors like Westside, Lifestyle, Jambo Electronics, Big Bazaar and all other big showrooms.
Rave@Moti MallRave@Moti Mall,a mall established by Jagran Team. It contain anchors BIG BAZAAR,Pantaloons etc..
A popular food junction is the lane at Arya Nagar, with eateries serving everything from chat, South Indian, biryani, egg rolls, burgers, chats to ice creams.
For a range of multi cuisine restaurants visit The Mall, Naveen Market, Civil Lines, Sarvodaya Nagar (Moti Rave) and Swaroop Nagar, restaurants open to 11PM. Check out Aromas in Swaroop Nagar for some awesome burgers. Try the mushroom burger if you are the adventurous kind, you will not be disappointed.
No meal in Kanpur can be completed without eating paan, hence, if you are near Cantt, the mall road, near Phool Bagh gives you excellent paan options, or may just drive till Birhana road and grab a paan there. Around the other side however, the lane near Halet, is a haven of paan vendors. With alternating medicine and CT scan clinics, the paans here are the best in the city. The paan shops are open comfortably till 2AM. Perfect reason to go out on a drive.
Aromasaddress: Swaroop Nagarfast food point.
Baba biryaniaddress: Swaroop Nagar,beconganjBiryani.
Banarsi ke ladooServes the best boondi ladoos, which are world famous. Infact from a small shop banarsi has grown into a huge store with lots of branches all over the city. The sweet store always has a huge line outside it during all festivities, where the ladoos need to be booked in advanced. Its ladoos have travelled to America also, and is a hot favourite.
Ghosh Misthan Bhandaraddress: 80 Feet RoadAmong the famous sweets in Kanpur are Rasgolla from this shop.
Hanuman Chataddress: P. RoadChat
Hathrasaddress: Meston RoadChat.
Makhan Singhaddress: Arya NagarBiryani.
Rakesh Biryaniaddress: ParadeDo try n scorp Rakesh Ki Biryani in " Kanpur" at Navin Market. A small standing-only place near the Parade Chauraha, the aroma of mouthwatering Chicken Biryani will wipe out all thoughts of chicken flu from your mind. After you dig into the food, you may even end up walking away with a parcel for the evening. I say a parcel for dinner because this place shuts at 3 pm. So drop in between 11.30 am and 3 pm. And, it is closed on Tuesdays. An apology to vegetarians. This place does not cater to them.
Ram Mishthan Bhandaraddress: Sisamau, Jawahar NagarA famous sweet shop offering varieties of mouth watering sweets and snacks and its "Peda" is very famous around the globe.
Shankeraddress: Birhana RoadChat.
Thaggu ke LaduThis is a small shop. Specialty of this shop are ladoos (balls of dried milk) and icecream. Although high in calories, ladoos are very delicious. Bunty & Babli was also shot here.
babu khurchan bhandaraddress: prem nagar
Babaaddress: Z Square Mall,BekanganjNon Veg.
Celebration Pointaddress: M.G Marg
The Chataddress: Swaroop NagarChat.
Chin miAuthentic Chinese.
Chung FaAuthentic Chinese.
0512address: Civil LinesFast food, named for the telephone code of Kanpur, it offers a range of delicacies, specially the Indian style pizza and pasta.
Energy Storeaddress: Swaroop NagarBiryani.
Kwalityaddress: Mall RoadOld and popular this is with its charms of a diner which serves au gratin/baked vegetables still as a delicacy, and where tutti frutti and its famous pudding essentially close a meal. Must try are the desserts here, they are irresistible.
McDonaldaddress: Z Square Mall,Rave 3 Mall,South X Mall,Mega MallFast food, named for the telephone code of Kanpur, it offers a range of delicacies, specially for burgers.
Moti Mahaladdress: Mega MallFast food, named for the telephone code of Kanpur, it offers a range of delicacies, specially the Indian style foods and Many types of Non Veg.
PalateMulti-cuisine restaurant: Continental/Mexican/Chinese.
address: katheri Bagh, CanttsServing Indian, Continental,rajasthani,South Indian,Chinese, Chaat, Paani Poori and world famous Laddus alongwith an exotic range of Indian Sweets. 100% Vegetarian all preparations in Cow Ghee. Best Packed Thali for travel served in trains
Shahi Darbaraddress: ParadeBiryani.
Tandoori nightsaddress: Swaroop NagarBiryani.
Antarangaddress: Rave 3 Mall, Parwati Bagla Rd, Rave 3 Multiplex
KFCaddress: The MallFast food, one of first restaurants to have started the fast food craze, still offers wonderful ice-creams.
The Landmark Restaurantaddress: The MallTraditional Indian Food,Ice Cream,Southern Cuisine, Thalis Continental and Western Style Food.
Little Chefaddress: Civil LinesFast food, one of first restaurants to have started the fast food craze, still offers wonderful ice-creams.
Mehfil Restaurantphone: +91 512 230 6019address: 16/12, Near Airtel Office, Civil LinesFast food, one of first restaurants to have started the fast food craze, still offers wonderful ice-creams.
Moti Mehaladdress: The MallTraditional Indian Food and Western Style Food.
Pubs and barsThere are pubs at Landmark Hotel and at the new malls.
Cafes and teahouses
Banarsi Tea ShopFamous tea vendor who sells only tea and there are always flocks of people waiting to have his tea, especially in the morning.
Barista CoffeeFamous coffee shop who sells only tea and there are always flocks of people waiting to have his coffee, especially in the morning.
Cafe Coffee DayFamous coffee shop who sells only tea and there are always flocks of people waiting to have his coffee, especially in the morning.
Hotel Akashdeep Internationalphone: +91 94504 85566address: Shop No. 58/107, Birhana Road, Mall Road, Civil Lines
Hotel Atithiaddress: Mall Rd, The Mall, Phool Bagh, Civil Lines
Geet Hotelphone: +91 512 231 1042address: 18/174-175, opp. Phool Bagh, The Mall
Hotel Gagan Plazaphone: +91 87260 39094address: 63/6,The MallOffers 39 air-conditioned rooms and suites, fitted with a 100-channel cable TV, bathroom with hot and cold water, refrigerator and internet access. It houses two conference rooms that can fit up to 150 and 500 persons, and party and marriage lawn that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
phone: +91 512 301 5334address: 15/198 - A, Civil Lines.Three-star hotel offering nine superior rooms and 12 suites, all with individually-controlled air-conditioning, private bath with hot and cold water, and refrigerator. It also has a conference facility and restaurant that can accommodate up to 250 persons.
phone: +91 9235605005address: 40/69B, Hospital Road Parade, The Mall
Hotel Vijay Villa Kanpuraddress: Tilak NagarHotel rising high above the high-rise landscape of the city.
phone: +91 512 255 4403address: 111-A/5, G.T. Road, Near Gumti GurudwaraThe hotel offers an excellent view from the rooftop garden to the nearby lake. Also has a restaurant. Free breakfast, WiFi & parking
phone: +91 512 302 1043address: 14/124, Parade, The MallThe rooms are air conditioned. Free airport and railway station transfers.
phone: +91 512 2305305address: Landmark Towers 10, The MallFive-star hotel rising high above the high-rise landscape of the city's Mall Road area.
- — about 200 km from Kanpur, it is a town of religious, cultural, historical and archaeological importance, situated in the Bundelkhand region
- — about 210 km from Kanpur, this city is noted for the Fort of Jhansi (Jhansi Fort)
- — about 217 km from Kanpur, this town is famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- — about 240 km, the medieval city of Orchha seems to have been frozen in time with many of its palaces and temples retaining their original grandeur to this day
- — also a Tiger Reserve as tigers were recently reintroduced. Besides the tiger, the sloth bear and sambhar, Panna National Park is home to many species of birds