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Kanpur is the 9th most populous city in India and also within the state of Uttar Pradesh.Kanpur is located on the banks of the river Ganga and is an important industrial centre. It has an area of over 1600 km square and had a population of 2.5 million in the 2001 census.Situated on the banks of the River Ganga, Kanpur stands as one of North India’s major industrial centres with its own historical, religious and commercial importance. Believed to be founded by Hindu King Chandel of the state of Sachendi, Kanpur, it is believed that the city derived its name from Kanhiyapur, the town of Kanhiya (Lord Krishna).

Kanpur is one of the most populous states in India. Its population according to 2001 census is about 4 Million. It is also one of the industrial cities of India. The rich cultural heritage and the industrialization has attracted many people to visit the city. This article attempts to detail the location and overview of the Kanpur city.


Real Estate in Kanpur
As Kanpur is one of most populate and one of the industrial city in Uttar Pradesh. Located on the banks of the river Ganges, it is well connected with other cities both within the state and outside the state. The city comes in the National Highway No 2 that runs between Amritsar and Kolkata. Another National Highway that runs through the city is NH No 25 reaching Mumbai through Jhansi. The city is famous for its leather products. The contribution of small and medium scale industries is substantial. All these factors contribute to the growth of Real Estate here.


Real Estate Trends:

As already seen the boom in the Kanpur Real Estate market is witnessed because of growth in the retail sector. But like in any other state the traditional movement of appreciation and depreciation in the real estate properties is seen here also. Kanpur is the Tier II and Tier III category of cities that offer more potential for real estate growth in the days to come. Incidentally, the total area earmarked for development under Tier I, II and III among all the cities is 58 million Sqft. Out that about 45% of the area will be contributed by the tier II and Tier III cities. This explains the potential the city offers for real estate growth in the future. The recent development in the real estate market is the decision of Indian Railways to use their 800 hectares land that has been lying unused in various cities. The Railways have decided to develop these lands commercially under Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) scheme. In the list of such cities Kanpur is in the tenth place and this throws a wide possibility of the project materializing in Kanpur in a very short time.


Real Estate Scenario

In Kanpur the real estate prices have appreciated by 15-20% in the commercial areas like the Mall, Chunniganj and GT road. In the case of Residential areas like Shastri Nagar, Govind Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Tilak Nagar and Aarya Nagar, the appreciation is quit high. An apartment of 1000- 1200  Sqft in this areas cost anywhere between 16.50 to 23 lakhs. In areas like Cantonment, Swarup Nagar independent houses cost Rs 800- 200 per Sqft. The future outlook of Real estate business in the city holds decent appreciation.


Famous Places in Kanpur
Kanpur, one of the oldest cities in India, has rich cultural heritage. There are many places in around Kanpur, which are attracting tourists from all over the world. Let us find out some of them in this article.


The Kanpur Memorial church: Designed by Walter Granville, this church was built in the year 1875, in Gothic style. It is also called All Soul’s Cathedral. Basically it is a war memorial and is housing interesting memorials. The memorial Garden, and beautifully designed gothic screen by Hendry Yule, and in the centre of the screen a beautifully designed figure of an angle by Baren Carlo, Marochetti are the added attractions of this place.


Jajmau: It is a historical place in that the excavations of this area have led to the finding of antiquities relating to the period of 600 B.C to 1600 A.D. The high mound in this place is considered to be the fort of the Hindu King Yayati, who is supposed to have ruled this place. The two Hindu temples, Siddhanath and Sidhadevi, the mausoleum of the famous Sufi Saint, Makhdam Shah Al-ul-Haq and a Mosque are the places worth seeing here.


Sri Radhakrishna temple: It is a beautifully constructed temple in the contemporary period of the city Kanpur. Considered to be a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture, its mandapas have been constructed with high roof for adequate ventilation of light and air. The temple has five shrines dedicated to the Lords Radhakrishna, Lakshminarayan, Ardhanarishwar, Narmadeshwar and Hanuman. The JK Trust has constructed this temple.


Kamla retreat: A museum has been housed here with good collection of historical and archaeological things. It has a zoo and park. Entry to this place is with the prior permission of its Deputy General Manager.


Green Park: It is a famous play ground in Kanpur. International cricket matches are played here.


Parks and Zoos: There are no of parks in the city of Kanpur. Nana Rao Park, Brijendra Swarup Park and Phool Bagh are some of the parks which attract more tourists. Allen Forest Zoo is one the best zoo in India.


Transportation in Kanpur

Kanpur is one of the important cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is spread over an area of 1040 Sq.Km. The population of the city is about 24 lakhs as per 1991 census.

  • Air: The city of Kanpur has its Airport near Lucknow at Amausi. It is about 65 Km from Kanpur. From Amausi, flights to NewDelhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna and Varanasi are available. The Indian Airlines office is situated at Civil Lines opposite to MG College.
  • Rail: Kanpur is well connected by means of Rail to all important cities in India. Some of the important trains that pass through Kanpur are given here: Prayagraj Express (Delhi/Allahabad), 8475/8476 Neeelanchal Express (New Delh/Puri), 3007/3008 Magadh Vikramshila Express(New Delhi/Patna), 2381/2382 A/c Express(Amritsar/Calcutta), 2301/2302 Raajdhaani Express (New Dlehi/Howarah), 2303/2304 A/c Express(Amritsar/Calcutta), 3007/3008 Udyan Abha Toofan Express(New Delhi/Calcutta), 2521/2522 North East Express (New Delhi/Guwahati), 2554/2554 Vaishali Express (New Delhi/Barauni), 2003/2004 ShatabdiExpress (New Delhi/Lucknow), 2133/2134 Pushpak Express and others. 
  • Road: By road Kanpur can be reached from any direction of the country. Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra are well connected to Kanpur. Kanpur city is in the national Highway No 2 on the Delhi –Agra- Allahabad- Kolkata route and on National High way No 25 on the Lucknow- Jhansi – Shivpuri route.


The distance between kanpur and various cities in India : 

Lucknow 79 Km, Allahabad 193 Km, Varanasi 329 Km, Khajuraho 398 Km, Agra 269 Km, Jhansi 222 km, Bangalore  1851, Bhopal  601, Chandigarh  646, Chennai  1885, Dehradun  575, Hyderabad  1289, Mumbai  1288, New Delhi  408, Pune  1305, etc.



Hailet or Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital, Ursula Hospital, Dufrin Hospital, Regency Hospital,Sarvodaya Nagar, Dr Saxena’s Dental Super Specialty Centre, Swaroop Nagar: 9935358888, Kanpur Medical Centre, Tulsi Hospital,Civil Lines, Bima Hospital,Kidwai Nagar, Sushila General Hospital,Saket Nagar, Rama Shiv Hospital,Barra-II, Drishti Hospital,Barra-II, Priya Hospital,World Bank Barra, Kabir Hospital,Barra, Kabir Hospital,Yashoda Nagar, Kabir Hospital,Ghantaghar {Under construction} and others.


Educational Institute:

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur  : (IIT Kanpur), Harcourt Butler Technological Institute  : (HBTI), Government Central Textile Institute  : (GCTI), Government Leather Institute, Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Medical College  : (GSVM), Jawahar Lal Nehru Homeopathic College, Government Polytechnic, Indian Technical Institute  : (ITI), Indian Institute of Pulse Research  : (IIPR), National Sugar Institute  : (NSI), Hindustan Aeronotical Limited  : (HAL), Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University formerly Kanpur University, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology and more. Hi! Searching for Property? Let's Chat