Kanpur is a great place to visit. Tourists across India are known to come here for spending a vacation. The fact that there are various weekend getaways around Kanpur makes it a hot spot amongst tourists and local people. Tourists are known to team it up with couple of other places to make it an eventful trip.
Here are a few famous weekend getaways around Kanpur that one can think of visiting
Rae Bareli: Rae Bareli is located around 100 odd kilometers from Kanpur. By road it will take one less than 2 hours. This district of Uttar Pradesh came into prominence during the British rule in 1858. As a tourist destination, there are various things on offer like the Samaspur bird sanctuary and the famous Botanical garden named after Indira Gandhi. In fact, Rae Bareli was considered as one of the strongest constituency’s under the Gandhi family.
What to see in Rae Bareli ?
There are various tourist attractions in Rae Bareli that one can see. The first thing that one must make a note of is the Samaspur Bird Sanctuary . This bird haven is known to house as many as 250 various species of birds and animals that are rare and few. Another must see is the famous Indira Gandhi Botanical garden that is known to flaunt various kinds of rare herbal and medicinal plants along with decorative flowers.
Dalmau is a town with Historical relevance. This town formed under the Kingship of Dal dynasty flaunts various forts and Mahesh Giri Math reflecting the artisanship of ancient India. Also around the city you can see the Behta Bridge built over Sairiver and also take a quick look at the oldest city in that district that holds great historical significance.
How can one go to Bareli?
You can take the road or rail from Kanpur
When is the best time to reach Bareli ?
The best time to visit Bareli is between November to March during the winter season.
Barabanki: this is about 250 miles from Kanpur and takes a little less than 3 hours by road. Uttar Pradesh is divided amongst various provinces. One of them is Faizabad that is further divided into 4 districts; the most prominent one amongst them is the Barabanki district. This district is bound on both sides by river Gomti and Ghagra. This district is considered a religious one and is known to be the gateway for moving to Poorvanchal. Folklore goes that many sages and saints used to stay here and perform penance. Later, this place had been taken over by the Muslims and sub divided into 12 or ‘Bara’ regions hence the name Barabanki.
What are the Places to see in Barabanki?
There are various things to see in the Barabanki region. There is a famous Parijat tree here that is a rare unisex kind of tree and is hardly found worldwide. Apart from the tree, there is the Barabanki Ghantaghar which is the tower with the clock greeting tourists at the entrance of the city. If you are looking for a temple then a must see is the Mahadeva temple which is the oldest temple in this district.
Barabanki District is known to have loads of...