A hit among locals who wish to spend their idle evenings amid the picturesque scenery of the Ganga, Kanpur's Ganges Barrage is an ideal spot for locals and tourists alike! This 621-metre-long bridge was built in 1995 and has gone through constant changes that have amplified its beauty. Especially famed as a sunset point, this picture-postcard beauty beckons you to take a virtual tour before you plan an actual visit to observe the surreal scenic beauty that envelops this locale, otherwise known as Ganga Barrage!
Connecting Kanpur to several cities
Ganga Barrage is a dam built across the River Ganga in the Azad Nagar-Nawabganj area of Kanpur. Apart from making a perfect tourist spot, it is also frequented by morning walkers and other exercise enthusiasts. Recently, police personnel also canvassed this location for their Good Morning Kanpur campaign.
Built by the PWD (Public Works Department), this dam is also known as Luv Kush Barrage which alludes to the connection between Kanpur and the era of Ramayana. A lumpsum of ₹695 crores was spent on its construction and a number of developmental projects progressing in its vicinity have turned this area into the ultimate tourist attraction.
Further, Ganga Barrage is a highway bypass for National Highway 91, which connects Kanpur city to Faridabad, Lucknow, Durgapur, Prayagraj, Agra, Asansol, Varanasi, Dhanbad, Mathura and Bardhaman. So even if you don't have enough time to explore this area in detail, you can always take a glimpse of its beauty as you pass through.
Indulge in a session of fun-filled activities with your bunch while following COVID protocols, when at Kanpur's Ganga Barrage. However, this dam has noted a number of fatalities so it is advised that you observe all necessary precautions here, especially during monsoons!