Kanpur is a city situated on the banks of River Ganga and is an important industrial centre of Uttar Pradesh. Known for its historical and religious past the city was a breeding ground for a change in the freedom and literary movements during the first half of the 20th century. Supposed to have been founded by King Hindu Singh of the earlier state of Sachendi, the city was formerly known as “Kanhpur”.Later it became a strategic and business centre during the British period and a large garrison was established here. Kanpur also played an important role during the war of Independence of 1857 and during the freedom struggle of India. Great heroes like Nana Sahib, Tatya Tope, Ajimullah khan etc. have operated from Kanpur during the freedom movement. Kanpur is also known globally for the finest quality leather tanned by them. It has become the core producer of saddlery products and is a prominent centre for leather processing. The beautiful leather apparels, industrial gloves, stylish belts and bags that adorn the people and add to their personality are actually manufactured in this splendid town. Kanpur has indeed earned the glory of being called as a “LeatherCity”.
Uttar Pradesh is a land of diverse cuisines offering various options for food lovers. Visit the state to experience food like never before.
Uttar Pradesh is a mixture of various cultures and traditions organising various events and festivals. Visit the state to experience the rich culture.
Uttar Pradesh is the hub of diversity, culture, customs and traditions. Explore and indulge into the endless activities here.
Quite impressed by Lucknow as a city - great roads, a charming historical feel, some green pockets. Tempted to travel around UP!
I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I've always wanted to see this. It is even more stunning than I expected. It's incredible what people can build and what love can motivate us to build.
The power of the Kashi Vishwanath temple hit us! Incredibly powerful. So greatful to the divine universal spirit of all.