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What Makes Kanpur a Perfect Place to Live

Kanpur, one of the oldest cities of Uttar Pradesh is being recognised for its historical presence. This city had played a major part in the first independence battle of India in 1857. From there the city has grown to become one of the most industrialised regions of India along with getting the title of ‘The Leather Capital of India’. 

Along with these developments Kanpur is faced with extreme pollution and over population. In spite of all the drawbacks, this city has attracted many families to set up their bases over here. 

The main reason is the quiet lifestyle of the place along with ample employment opportunities. The average expense for maintaining a good lifestyle is also very affordable. Here are some of the reasons given below to justify the fact that Kanpur is still a place to live and enjoy.

Proximity to Major Cities of India

Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh
National Highway

Kanpur is almost centrally located inside the state of Uttar Pradesh and is very well connected to different parts of northern India. The proximity with many major cities like Lucknow, Allahabad, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur etc. has made this city popular. 

The state capital Lucknow is just about 74 kms away and has regular bus and train connectivity. Kanpur is very well connected to Delhi, the capital of India via rail and roadways. NH 2 passes by the Kanpur city and connects the place with Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand and Kolkata. 

NH 25 connects Kanpur and other parts of Uttar Pradesh with Madhya Pradesh. The industrial town of Dewas in MP can be reached from Kanpur via NH 86. This route is mostly availed by the business communities of Kanpur. NH 6 is the highway which can take someone from Kanpur to different parts of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Reliable Transportation System in Kanpur

Residents and tourists can enjoy the strong transportation available within the city. There are local buses, AC Volvo buses, state transports and also the buses under central government JNNURM scheme. There are about 27 bus routes in and around the city for easy commutation. Mini bus service by Kanpur Metopolitan Bus Service is also present within the city. 

There are 6 big bus terminals conveniently located at different localities namely, Rawatpur, Bhauti, Chakeri, Naubasta, Tilsahri and Panki Bahu Singh. Travelling here is pretty cheap, which is a bonus for the student population. The Ring Road route is a newer addition to this city and it circumnavigates the entire city from outside. All major Volvo buses run on this route. 

Other than bus service, Kanpur offer auto rickshaws, tempo rickshaws and cycle rickshaws for public commute. These services are specific to some localities and are generally used for short distance travel. Local taxis are present which run on meter system and is under Kanpur Transport Authority.

Yummy Food in Kanpur

Food in Kanpur

The city of Kanpur is a heaven for food lovers. Due to its proximity to Lucknow, this city has some of the amazing restaurants and food joints present. The street food of Kanpur which comprises of yummy chats, kebabs, sweets like Imarti and Kheer are some items that cannot be missed. ‘Dubey Ji Chat Wale’ is one of the oldest and popular street food corners of this city. 

The local made Khoya Laddu is a speciality of Kanpur and popularly purchased during any occasion. The Biryani and Shammi Kebab served at some of the outlets like Baba Biryani and Rakesh Biryani at Parade Churaha are a must try. Moreover, food is cheap and is available in abundance.

Lively Shopping Options

The city of Kanpur is a place of delight, when it comes to shopping. One can enjoy the combination of ethnic and modern shopping options. The varied options offered in handloom, jewellery and other souvenir items is a portrayal of the multi cultural presence in this city. Dress materials of ‘Chikan’ is a must buy and are available in many showrooms like High Street Handloom Industry, Upica Handloom House, Greh Shobha and many more. 

There are showrooms of UP State Handloom which offer government declared prices for authentic products. Kanpur is touted to be the leather capital of India. Many leather factories are in operation over here producing varieties of fashionable products.

Locals can purchase cheap leather products from various outlets. Some of the popular shopping areas of Kanpur are Arya Nagar, Tilak Nagar, PPN Market and Naveen Market. These places are often crowded by shoppers, especially during any festival season.

Entertainment Avenues in Kanpur

Being an industrial city, Kanpur is pretty developed and urbanised. Shoppers can enjoy the traditional Indian shopping delights along with all the international fashion.

 Many shopping arcades, malls and bazaars are present inside the city which offers all the latest fashion apparels, accessories and other designer items. PPN Market, Swaroop Nagar, Tilak Nagar and Arya Nagar are some of the prime shopping destinations. Other than shopping, Kanpur residents can enjoy weekends with family and friends at movie halls, art galleries and amusement parks. 

There are many nature parks present for health freaks and morning joggers. Buddha Park, Nana Rao Park, Gulab Garden and Phool Bagh are some of the popular parks of Kanpur. Over here families can also enjoy picnic on a sunny winter morning. Ekta Park and Jungle Water Park are some of the amusement parks, which invite people to enjoy the thrills on different daring rides.

Living in Kanpur

For party lovers, Kanpur has got quite a handsome share of nightclubs and pubs. Enthusiasts can visit and get into the groove of the place while sipping over some exotic cocktails.

 For the elite of the society, Kanpur offers a number of prestigious clubs like the Cawnpore Club, Status Club, Ganges Club, Kamla Club and Citi Club. Members can spend their leisure times enjoying the exclusive services over here. Apart from these there are many tourist spots of historical importance, which showcases the heritage of the city.

Career Prospects in Kanpur

If you are looking for quality education, Kanpur is a place to be. Being an old city, Kanpur has a lot of good schools and colleges for its students. IIT Kanpur is probably the most prestigious institute where admission is itself a difficult task. Apart from this, there are loads of standard universities who help in shaping up the future of India. 

Many reputed coaching centres for competitive exams are present. Being an industrial city there are a presence of hundreds of manufacturing and service sector industries, big and small. Thus job prospect is pretty good over here. Moreover, the city offers a lot of government jobs for freshers, graduates and post graduates.

Real Estate Sector in Kanpur

Real Estate Sector in Kanpur
Real Estate

Though this place has seen an economic upsurge from the constant industrialization, but Kanpur is still an old city with rustic lifestyle at heart. There is a dominance of stand alone building over high risers. People here tend to invest in plush villas or bungalows rather than buying a flat in any gated community. Many good and authorised real estate businesses are there, who have helped in giving Kanpur a modern makeover. 

Ratan Housing Development Ltd, Vinayak Shree Real Estate Private Limited, Anoop Asthana Properties etc. have offered stylish homes with all modern facilities. Kalyanpur, Kidwai Nagar, Lajpat Nagar are some of the posh localities of Kanpur.

Better Healthcare Services in Kanpur

Healthcare services in Kanpur are pretty advanced and developed. Many well equipped government hospitals, private nursing homes and clinics are in operation for the well being of the residents. Good therapists, chemists and modern pathologies are also present to support the medical system.

 Suraj Medical & Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd, Anurag Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur Medical Centres Pvt. Ltd, Amba Hospital are some the renowned medical facilities of Kanpur. There are many outlets for alternate medicines and yoga centres, which provide a relief from the stressful daily lifestyle of the locals.

It is impossible to get a place in this world which is perfect. All of them have some pros and cons, which help the residents to balance their life. The above mentioned reasons clubbed together make the city of Kanpur a nice place to live, amidst all its drawbacks.

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