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Religious Places in Kanpur

Kanpur is dotted by numerous temples and other places of religious significance which give this city a unique ambience. With the holy Ganges passing through Kanpur, it is natural that the city has quite an inclination towards religion.

Bhitargaon Temple

Bhitargaon TempleKanpur has some relics of the bygone era. If you are someone who gets attracted by our ancient history, a visit to Bhitargaon temple is highly recommended. The 15.41 metres tall temple is an excellent masterpiece of the Gupta era. Intricate carvings done on the terracotta panels of the temple lend it a unique ambience.

Though the upper chamber of the temple has been destroyed, yet the intricate carvings on walls say much about the cultural richness which was prevalent during the Gupta era.

How to Reach

Bhitargaon lies at a distance of approximate 43 km from Kanpur city. You can take a shared tempo from Naubasta bus terminal in Kanpur city and head back in the evening. Bhitargaon lies on the Kanpur-Hamirpur road.

Best Time to Visit

Day hours are considered to be the best time to visit Bhitargaon temple as one needs to return to Kanpur because Bhitargaon does not have any boarding and lodging facilities.

Patthar Ghat in Kanpur

Patthar Ghat
The location of Patthar Ghat temple makes it unique. Situated on the banks of Ganges in Bithoor, Patthar Ghat is made entirely of red stones. Devotees of Lord Shiva make a beeline to the Patthar Ghat temple on Mondays to offer their prayers. A Shivlinga made from the locally available Kasauti stone is a huge attraction at Patthar Ghat.

How to Reach

Bithoor is a small town around 23 km from Kanpur. Local auto and taxi ply between Kanpur and Bithoor and the same can be taken from the Naubasta Bus Terminal.

Best Time to Visit

Patthar Ghat can be visited during any time of the day. However, as the temple lies on the banks of the Ganges, weather can be extremely cold during the winter months.

Shri Radhakrishna Temple

Radha Krishna TempleAlso referred popularly as the J.K. temple, the Radhakrishna temple is another popular religious place in Kanpur. The temple is unique in the sense that it has five unique temples dedicated to Lord Ardhnareswara, Lord Lakshminarayana, Lord Narmadeshwar, Lord Hanuman and Lord Radakrishna.

The unique design of mandapas is a great attraction in Shri Radhakrishna temple which makes it popular among devotees. The temple was built by the J.K trust on May 20, 1960 and remains open all through the week.

How to Reach

Shri Radhakrishna temple is located centrally in the Kamla Nagar area of Kanpur and lies at a distance of 5 km from Kanpur Anwarganj railway station.

Best Time to Visit

Morning and evening hours are the best time to visit the Radhakrishna Temple.

Kanpur Memorial Church

Kanpur Memorial ChurchOriginally known as All Souls Cathedral, the Kanpur Memorial Church was built in 1875. The church stands as a testimonial to the memory of British soldiers who lost their lives during the 1857 uprising in the city.

The gothic design of the Kanpur Memorial church is a huge attraction. Red-coloured walls add a unique dimension to the design and attract a large number of devotees from all parts of the region.

How to Reach

Kanpur Memorial Church is situated centrally in the Kanpur Cantonment. Located in close vicinity of Cawnpore club, the Kanpur Memorial Church is a unique monument in itself.

Best Time to Visit

Sunday is the best time to plan a visit to the Kanpur Memorial Church as special prayers are held.

Valmiki Ashram

Valmiki AshramValmiki Ashram has immense historic and religious significance since it is believed to be the place where Goddess Sita came to live after she was asked by Lord Rama to leave Ayodhaya. The ashram is located on a hillock and offers panoramic views of the city.

The ashram offers a unique glimpse into the rich Indian mythology and those with interest in exploring various facets of the rich cultural heritage of India should visit the Valmiki Ashram.

How to Reach

The Ashram is located on Meerut highway and lies 20 km from Kanpur railway station. Public transport services including state transport corporation buses and autos can be used to reach the Valmiki Ashram.

Best Time to Visit

Sunday is a better time to plan a visit to the Valmiki Ashram as you can relax with your family and friends in the cool ambiance of the place and explore the various facets of Valmiki Ashram.

Jain Glass Temple

Famous Religious Places in Kanpur

The intricate design of the famous Jain Glass Temple is the first thing that attracts devotees to the temple. As the name signifies, the temple is made entirely of glass with elegant mirror work dotting the walls of the temple.

Considered to be one of the major benchmarks of Jainism in Kanpur, the Jain Glass Temple has elegantly designed statues of Lord Mahavira and 23 Jain Tirthankars which stand on a specially designed pedestal.

How to Reach

The Jain Glass Temple is located at Maheshwari, Mohal in Kanpur city. It lies in close vicinity of the popular Gilish Bazaar in the city and can be accessed with ease. Alternatively, you can head to Kamla Tower and take a cycle rickshaw for the temple.

Best Time to Visit

The temple is open all days of the week. Morning and evening hours are the best time to pay a visit to the Jain Glass Temple.

Best Time to Visit Kanpur

October to March is usually considered the best period to visit the city of Kanpur as the temperatures are mild during this period and is considered to be the best period for planning any religious sojourn.

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