Kanpur as a city has immense industrial and historic significance. Today the city is listed as one of the major industrial centres of India. However, from a historian’s perspective too, the city has something of worth for those with keen interest in exploring its rich past.
Jajmau and Bithoor are the two suburbs of Kanpur which find reference in the early history of Kanpur. The relics of ancient forts at these two places perhaps add worth to this fact and make these places unique for an avid historian.
Situated at a distance of 23 km from Kanpur, Bithoor fort has immense historical significance. It was from Bithoor fort only that legendary freedom fighters Rani Laxmi Bai, ...view middle of the document...
How to Reach
Jajmau lies in close vicinity to NH 2 and NH 25. You can take a State Road Transport Corporation bus from Purani Chungi, Nay Chungi and Airforce Gate. Alternatively, autorickshaw can be hired from any point within Kanpur to reach the mounds of Jajmau.
Best Time to Visit
If planning to visit the Jajmau Fort during summer months, you need to start early as it gets extremely hot during day hours. October to December are ideally the best months to plan a visit to the mounds of Jajmau where the historic fort of Jajmau once stood.
Chapar Ghata Fort
Located on the banks of river Senger, Chapar Ghata is an ancient fort located in Amraudha block of Bhognipur tehsil of Kanpur district. The fort constructed during the Mughal Era bears distinct marks of the elegance for which Mughal were well known throughout India.
How to Reach
Chapar Ghata is a small village located 65 Km from Kanpur and is located at junction of NH 2 A and NH 25. State Transport Corporation Buses can be hired from Kanpur Bus Terminal to Chapar Ghata to explore the ancient Mughal Fort. If travelling by...