Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Situated on the banks of holy river Ganga, is one of the most important industrial centres of Uttar Pradesh and known for its historical and religious past. During the first freedom struggle of 1857 AD and afterwards during the freedom struggle, Kanpur played a pivotal role. Great freedom fighters like Nana Sahib, Tatya Tope, Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Ganesh ShankerVidyarthi had been associated with this city.
Radha Krishna Temple : built by JK TRUST, is famous for amalgamation of old and modern architecture. The central temple, out of five, is dedicated to Radha Krishna, whereas other temples belong to Lord Laxmi Narayan, Lord Ardhnarishwar and Lord Hanuman.
The Kanpur Zoo, opened in 1971, ranks among one of the best zoological gardens of the country.
Kamla Retreat: one of the most beautiful spot of the city, is in the immediate neighbourhood of the Allen Forest. The park belongs to Singhania family. There is a swimming pool which has equipments for producing artificial waves and arrangements for attractive lighting. Besides, a park and a canal with facilities for boating, a zoo along with a museum is also maintained.
Phool Bagh (Ganesh Garden) : has Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial and a museum, which houses the collections of rare artifacts.
Bithoor is believed to be come into existence as a result of restoration by Lord Vishnu after the great annihilation and was chosen by Lord Brahma as his abode. It is also believed that Dhruv Prahlad, the legendary child who grew up to be revered as the constant Northern star, mediated and acquired diving insight. Saint Valmiki mediated and later created the immortal epic Ramayana here. It is also the birth place of Lord Rama's sons, Lov and Kush. It was here that they spent their childhood. More recently, Bithoor has been associated with Rani LaxmiBai of Jhansi and Nana SahebPeshwa, who played a key role in the First Freedom Struggle in 1857 AD.