Are you a history buff? Do you consider yourself to be a know-it-all when it comes to the Indian history? Do things about India’s freedom struggle intrigue you? If your answer to any one of these questions is yes, then you should definitely partake in this heritage walk through Nana Rao Park in Kanpur and find out about Kanpur’s pivotal role in the 1857 freedom struggle which set the ball rolling for other agitations in the country.
“Cawnpore” was the epicenter of the uproar that burned in the hearts of people all over the country, with agitations which left a mark in India’s history.
Starting at the Nana Rao Park, which is a standing memoir of the sacrifices made by people for the freedom of the country, from the jaws of the cruel British rule. The walk will explore the events which lead to Kanpur becoming in the center of the agitations and witnessed several massacres which wrote the story of our freedom in red.
You will also learn about how the war which had begun in Meerut, slowly spread to other cities of Uttar Pradesh like Kanpur, Lucknow and Allahabad. How, under the leadership of brave leaders such Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope, Kanpur soon became the centre of the revolt, leading to massacres at Satichaura, Bibighar and Boodha Bargad.
So if you are a true history aficionado or have been looking to explore Kanpur and find more about the city in a new light, well, this is just the thing for you.
The walk is free of cost, all you have to do is register online and carry a water bottle, notepad and if you want, a camera. Though, you will have to bear the ticket required to enter the Nana Rao Park. So go click away to an informative time and an amazing walk.
Date: August 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 11 am | Meeting Time- 9:45 am
Meeting Point: Parking Lot, Nana Rao Park, Bithoor
Register for the walk on India Heritage Walk’s website here.