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Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Travel Guide

Kanpur has many credits to its standing. It is the most populated city of Uttar Pradesh; it ranks ninth in population in India and second after Delhi in Hindi speaking area of India. It is the first Industrial town in UP, it is one of the oldest towns of India. During 1857 Indias first revolution against British a rebellious uprising against the British soldiers was seen at Sati Chaura Ghats were about 900 Britishers were massacred at the ghat. After 1857 Kanpur became a leading center for leather goods manufacturing and trading. Many cotton mills were also established in Kanpur, and it became a center for cloth manufacturing and trading. Kanpur is now main center for Leather industry in India; it is one of the biggest sugar producing zones of India. It hosts many tanneries and more than 12 Ordnance Factories. Kanpur stands out to be second largest industrial hub of the northern India after Delhi. New industries like detergent, food processing, Pan Masala, Tea Packaging, Plastics, jewellery manufacturing & exports, leather processing and goods have been developed in Kanpur.

Bithoor (Brahmavarta) is 25 Kms. From city where according to Vedic blockedures is was the ashram of hermit Valmiki, Sita Mata the consort of Lord Rama, lived in Valmiki ashram, after she was expelled from Ajodhya. Here she gave birth to twin sons Luv and Kush. 7 days after Holi festival ganga Mela is celebrated to commemorate the release of rebel prisoners who were held captive after 1857 rebellion. People play colors and bath in Ganges in the morning and in the evening cultural programs are held. Winters in Kanpur are not prolonged but the temperature drops down to as low as 0 degrees at times in Kanpur. The summer temperature can be up to 48 degrees at times. The average rainfall is about 850 mm.

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