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Kanpur's Allen Forest Zoo is one of the oldest zoological parks in India, situated in Nawabganj- approximately 7 km away from the main city. With an area of 76.56 hectares, the terrain of the park resembles a high woodland and the locale is truly a treat for wildlife photographers.

Situated in the manmade Allen Forest, this zoological park houses a picturesque landscape, lush vegetation, a pristine lake and several rare species of plants and animals. So let's take a virtual jungle safari through this place that has captivated visitors for over 3 decades now!

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The World Humanitarian Day falls on August 19th, every year, to commemorate the work of all extraordinary humans who have dedicated their lives to support various causes for the betterment of mankind. So on this special day, we are gripped by an equally interesting tale of an animal lover, Vivek Tiwari, who has been running an NGO for the past 9 years now.

'Bezubaan' is home to around 40 strays, who cannot fend for themselves even after being treated and you've to read on to know more about this noble initiative that has changed the lives of many over its course!

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ISKCON Temple located at Mainavati Marg in Bithoor, is only 4 km away from the boundaries of Kanpur city. The temple is constructed on a fifteen-acre plot, near the River Ganges. With astounding architecture, grand towers and a widespread courtyard, it is a feast for the eyes and when heading here, do not forget to carry your camera along!

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While Kanpur has essayed a pivotal role in India's struggle for freedom, the tale of Boodha Bargad, is a symbol of sacrifice and patriotism, that testifies to the nation's hunger for independence. While this old banyan tree is no longer alive, its roots still linger on the past and reveal one of the goriest tales that lives on in the city even today.

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Kanpur is known for many things that highlight it as a historically important city yet, there are hidden facts about this city that are unknown to most of its residents as well! From a distinct drama style to industries, many unique features have evolved within the bounds of this city. Check out this list of 15 amazing facts that will make you understand how Kanpur adorned different hats to cater to the changing mindset of its population!

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Since the advent of industrialisation in Kanpur, this city has received coverage for its iconic tanneries and mills. But for a city that is claimed to trace its history to the time of Ramayan, historical spots that pay homage to its thriving culture- before the arrival of the Britishers, must surely exist! With this aim in our mind, we bring to you a list of 9 such spots that will help you chart a course in the annals of history and know more about Kanpur.

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Kanpur lies along the banks of River Ganga and owing to this, it is home to numerous ghats, each of which has a unique aspect attached to it. In fact, Kanpur's Bithoor area was once known as 'Bavan Ghaton ki Nagari' (City of 52 Ghats), of which only 29 survived the Revolt of 1857, industrialisation and other adventitious projects. In an attempt to acquaint you with the historical and religious significance of this city, we have planned an offbeat digital tour along the 7 ghats of Kanpur that you ought to know about!

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Once famous as the Manchester of East, the textile industry which was rapidly developing in Kanpur around the 20th-century, allayed with the end of British India Corporation. However, the spirit of entrepreneurship survived and several such homegrown brands of prominence have now made a name for their quality goods at the national and international level. So we have curated a list of 5 industry giants based out of Kanpur, in case you missed out on knowing about them from your General Knowledge books!

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Amid daunting challenges and uncertainties of life, very few of us are able to fuel aspirations with increasing age. While bodies may grow old, it is the vivacity of our spirits that keeps us younger, agile and full of dreams. Popularly called 'Dancing Dadi', Instagram's Ravi Bala Sharma has become a breathing testament to these words. Leading her way on what she joyously refers to as the 'second innings' of her life, the 62-year-old woman is a viral sensation, enthralling millions through her twists and twirls!

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The answers to the philosophical conundrums pertaining to the existence of God may have a profound effect if, the debaters visited the bewildering temples in India. One among these enigmatic creations is the Jagannath Temple, located in Kanpur's Behata Bujurg, whose mysteriously accurate weather predictions has left certain science enthusiasts dumbfounded. Famously known as the Rain Temple, here are a few facts about this edifice which is believed to provide monsoon forecasts!

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Storming a chiefly male bastion with a mallet in one hand and chisel in another, is the almost 60-year-old resident of Kanpur, Kalavati Devi. Apart from shattering glass ceilings, she has made a tremendous amount of effort in improving sanitisation and hygiene in the city by constructing over 4000 toilets. Though she was often met with ridicule and led a life marked by several ups and downs, she never stopped working towards improving the living standards of her community.

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