About District

Kanpur is a major industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, the northern state of India. This town is situated on the south bank of river Ganga,located 80 km west of Lucknow, the state capital. It is also known as the industrial capital of the state.
It is believed that this city was founded by Raja Hindu Singh of the Sachendi state. Kanpur’s original name was Kanhpur. Whether it is suspected to be associated with the King Hindusi of the realty of the origin of the city, or belonging to the heroic Karna of Mahabharata period, it is so certified that in the last phase of the reign of Awadh, this city is situated in old Kanpur, Patkapura, Kuraswam, Juhi and Seemamau villages. It was made by meeting. With the neighboring state the rule of this town remained in the hands of the rulers of Kannauj and Kalpi and later the rulers of the Muslim rulers.

How to Reach :

Air route

Lucknow’s Amausi is the nearest international airport, which is approximately 65 kilometers away. Kanpur has its own one airport, Chakery Airport .


Kanpur Central Railway Station is connected to various parts of the country through many trains. There are regular trains for the cities of Delhi, Varanasi, Lucknow, Howrah, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kannauj, Mathura, Agra, Banda, Mumbai, Chennai, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Manikpur etc.


Kanpur is connected to the main road from the major cities of the country. National Highway 2 connects it with Delhi, Allahabad, Agra and Kolkata, while the National Highway 25 connects Kanpur with cities like Lucknow, Jhansi and Shivpuri.