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Kanpur Memorial Church in Kanpur

·  Summer: April-June (22°C - 48°C)
·  Winter: October-January (3°C - 30°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m
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Constructed in 1875, the Memorial Church of Kanpur honours the British who were killed during the revolt called Siege of Cawnpore (Kanpur) that took place in 1857 and was a part of the first rebellion against colonial rule in India. The Indian mutineers, under Nana Sahib (tagged as the Butcher of Cawnpore), indulged into bloodshed with the British army men, not sparing even the latter’s families. The church was constructed at the same site by the name of All Souls’ Cathedral.

Exhibiting Lombardic Gothic architecture, the church is famous for its bright red bricks and stained glasses that render it with outstanding magnificence. A beautiful garden, separated from the main building by an interestingly carved gothic screen, houses a fascinating statue of an angel with crossed arms and holding the symbol of peace, pylons. Tablets in the interior of the church and the cemetery with graves of many who lost their lives are other highlights.

Road: The memorial is located in the cantonment area of Kanpur accessible by Albert Lane. Numerous roads from the city centre help tourists approach the church using modes like local buses, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

Railway: The church is close to numerous railway stations within the limit of Kanpur. Kanpur Central (about 7 km. away), Anwarganj (about 5.5 km. away) and Chakeri (about 13 km. away) are the most convenient ones, connected to the destination by auto-rickshaws, cabs and local buses.

Airway: Only about 9 km. from the church is Kanpur’s domestic airport with numerous domestic connections. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are the best modes from the airport to access the place.