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Kanpur Monuments

Monuments of Kanpur

General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment
General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment in Kanpur, India, has remained as one of the prime Tourist Attractions in Kanpur. Although there can be much debate on it being called as an 'attraction', nevertheless the General Sir HughMonuments Wheeler's Entrenchment, Kanpur has over the years rendered an idea to its visitors, of the extent of the brutality of mankind.

History behind General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment,
There is an elaborate history that concerning General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment, Kanpur. It goes like this:

A series of events culminated in a tragedy that has been the reason for the Entrenchment of General Sir Hugh Wheeler becoming one of the major Monuments in Kanpur. At that time, Kanpur was known as 'Cawnpore' that was primarily due to British influences.

Sir Hugh Wheeler, was the British General stationed at Kanpur. On 6th June, 1857, General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment, Kanpur was attacked by the forces of Nana Sahib of Peshwa. The British were not ready to face such an assault as they were hardly intimated of such an onslaught.

Within the next few days, as many as fifteen thousand soldiers of Nana Sahib's forces were employed in the operation. They surrounded the entrenchment from all sides. As a result the British were restricted of aquiring supplies of food, water, as well as arms. This culminated in the death of many families of diseases.

On 12th June, Nana started attacking in a different way. They burned the hospital thus leaving no hope for the wounded and starved to be cured. Although the British put up a tough resistance, they ultimately succumbed to the multi faced shortages.

Thus, General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment, Kanpur, is one of the important places that must be visited. Being situated just a kilometer away from the Central Railway Station of Kanpur, General Sir Hugh Wheeler's Entrenchment is easily accessible. There is also availability of an adequate amount of transport facilities.

Massacre Ghat,
Monuments Massacre Ghat is one of the prime Tourist Attractions in Kanpur. Massacre Ghat, Kanpur is situated in the Kanpur Cantonment Area. The place is located on the right bank of the River Ganga.

History of Massacre Ghat,
Massacre Ghat in Kanpur, India has become extremely significant in history since the Revolt of 1857, which is also popularly referred to as the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 or the first war of Indian Independence.

Said to trigger off the first war of Independence in India, on 27th June, 1857, Kanpur witnessed one of the darkest events of all times. As many as three hundred British men, women and children were butchered at the in Kanpur. Those who were able to escape such a brutal fate were later killed at what came to be known as the 'Bibighur Massacre'. The Ghat was renamed as Nana Rao Ghat as the rebellion was believed to have been led by Nana Sahib of Peshwa. This Sati Chaura Ghat later got recognized as Massacre Ghat.

Today the Massacre Ghat stands to tell the tragic story to those who visit it. A white temple stands at the site. Massacre Ghat in Kanpur, India would reveal to you, a darker and lesser known side of the history of Indian Independence.

The beautiful and historical city of Kanpur is an important industrial center of Uttar Pradesh. The historical and commercial city of Kanpur is nestled on the banks of the holy and sacred river Ganga. There are thousands of tourists every year who flock to the wonderful city of Kanpur. There are quite a large number of beautiful historical, religious and Holy Places in Kanpur.

Gurudwara Banno Sahib
The endless number of tourist places include Allen Forset Zoo, Moti Jheel Park, Jajmau, Shri Radhakrishna TempleMonuments (J.K.Temple), Jain Glass Temple, All Souls' Memorial Church, Nana Rao Park, The Temple of Lord Hanumanji, Kamla Retreat, Phool Bagh, Buddha Park, Panki, Gurudwara Banno Sahib and many more. Out of all the tourist attraction spots and all the Holy Places in Kanpur the one that really stands out of the rest is the Gurudwara Banno Sahib, Kanpur.

There is a 350 years old manuscript of Gurugranth Sahib which is certified with the
signature of Bhai Banno Sahib in the Gurudwara Banno Sahib.

There are an endless number of tourists who visit the Gurudwara Banno Sahib in Kanpur in India every year. There are thousands of devotees, disciples and followers who visit the Gurudwara Banno Sahib, Uttar Pradesh quite regularly. People find spirituality and peace of mind in Gurudwara Banno Sahib, Kanpur. Religious people will find themselves at home in Gurudwara Banno Sahib, Kanpur. A sense of serenity and peacefulness is imbibed in the people. Gurudwara Banno Sahib, Kanpur is very beautifully made.

Shri Radhakrishna Temple
The picturesque city of Kanpur is an important industrial center of Uttar Pradesh and is nestled on the banks of the beautiful and sacred river Ganga. Kanpur is quite well known for its cotton and woolen textiles as well as its leather industries. There are an endless number of historical, religious and holy places in Kanpur to look out for.

The tourist attraction spots are Buddha Park, Moti Jheel Park, The Temple of Lord Hanumanji, Allen Forset Zoo, Jajmau, Shri Radhakrishna Temple (J.K.Temple), Jain Glass Temple, All Souls' Memorial Church, Panki, Kamla Retreat, Nana Rao Park, Phool Bagh, Gurudwara Banno Sahib and a lot more. Among all these tourist attraction spots the one that really stands out is the Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Kanpur.

Although the temple was constructed following a unique blend of ancient and modern style, but still it has an ethnic and traditional look to it. The temple portrays an ancient cultural and old traditional look to it.

Shri Radhakrishna Temple in Kanpur in India was beautifully built and the construction followed an unique blend of ancient and modern architecture. The roofs of the mandaps are even level and have been provided with enough ventilation for sufficient light and air.

There are five shrines in Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Uttar Pradesh. Amongst the five shrines, the central one is dedicated and devoted to Shri Radhakrishna. The other shrines have idols of Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Laxminarayan, Shri Narmadeshwar and Shri Hanuman.