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How To Reach Kanpur
One of North India’s major industrial centers, Kanpur is situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River. This city is a major tourist destination and several people visit every year to explore and enjoy the place. You can easily reach Kanpur by different means of transportation; you can take a flight to Kanpur or any of the nearby cities and then take a cab or a bus to your destination in the city or you can skip the flight and take a train to this beautiful destination. The train journey is comfortable and affordable, therefore being one of the best ways to reach Kanpur. Below are some of the ways you can think of travelling to this city as well as get around confortably.
The main airport that serves the city of Kanpur is the Kanpur Airport, located at a distance of 10.6 km from the center of the city. This airport was built originally for the Indian Air Force in Chakeri, but later on was transformed into a civil airport for the region of Kanpur. This is the closest airport to the city, but unfortunately not many flights ply to this airport, only a few that fly in from Delhi and Mumbai. Other airports that are close to Kanpur is the Lucknow Airport, distanced at 80.5 km and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, at a distance of 484 km from Kanpur city. These airports have major flight carriers like Indigo, Go Air, Spice Jet, Air India and a few others that ply back and forth from Kanpur to other cities in India.
The city of Kanpur is very well linked with neighbouring cities in Uttar Pradesh as well as other adjacent states. Several highways like the NH2, NH86, NH25 and NH91 pass through the city, making it easy for tourists who are driving to Kanpur. You can also take a bus to go to Kanpur; the main bus stop at the city is the Interstate Bus Station (ISBT). Bus services are run by UPSRTC and the busses ply within the state itself. You can also take overnight luxury busses run by private companies from adjacent states that will take you to Kanpur very comfortably.
One of the five major railway stations in India, the Kanpur Central Railway Station is the main railhead that serves the city of Kanpur; it is located at a distance of 3.4 km from the center of the city and serves as many as 150,000 passengers daily. This is the most convenient way of getting to Kanpur as it is the closest to the city. Trains like Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi, Prayagraj Express, Patna Rajdhani Express and many more ply from this railway station to go to various important cities in India. Once you reach the railway station, you can take a cab or a bus to reach your destination in the city.
The local transport network in the city is pretty good, therefore getting around in Kanpur is quite convenient as well. The Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service (KMBS) is a bus service that is run by the government; it provides AC and Non AC busses that will take you around the city at a decent cost. Also, you will find cabs, tempos and auto rickshaws that will take you around to go sightseeing. If you are willing to drive, you can rent a car and drive it around or call for an Ola or Uber to comfortably move around, especially in the summer time.