Heritage walks are often the most interesting way to experience a city, its culture and develop a deep understanding of its people. The walks are opinionated, they depend on the tour- guide to help you understand and see a place through their perspective. A perspective which changes with every guide and brings out something different in every place.

Brought to Kanpur by ‘India Heritage Walks’, this trip down Shivala Bazaar is something every Kanpurite or tourist visiting Kanpur need to take.

As a city that was the epicenter of the Indian freedom struggle, Kanpur has a rich past which is culturally significant and defining in the overall history of the country. Kanpur has also been a hub of Hindu temples and shrines, rich in is overall architecture. Which is exactly what Shivala Bazaar is all about.

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The Heritage Walk of “Myths and Flavours”

Shivala Bazaar houses some of the oldest, yet most wonderful and architecturally intriguing temple complexes. It houses the Shiva Temple and the Dashanan Temple, each of which represent the two prominent style of Indian architecture, Nagara and Dravidian. You will experience the grandeur, get wooed by the beauty of the intricate design and lose yourself to the distinct energy of each place, living it all through the eyes of your host.

The trail will not only touch the subject of architecture but would also discuss the stories revolving around the temples, the beliefs and the myths of the local people. And after you’ve exhausted your brain cells, the trail will take you on a gastronomical joy-ride. Exploring food, the simplest way to explore any city’s culture and feel instantly closer to the people there. The dosas and chaat here are quite remarkable, s you’ll surely have a fun time getting it all in.

The best part? The walk is open to all with zero cost barring the food and beverages you choose to buy for yourselves.

Meeting Point: Shivala Bazaar, opposite Z Square Mall

Timing: Meeting Time- 4:45 PM | Tour Time-5 PM to 6:30 PM

Date: July 27, 2019

To participate, Log in or Register at India Heritage Walks. Do keep your eyes on the ‘India Heritage Walks’ website for more such walks and tours.

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