Lucknow to Kanpur by Road– Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

One of the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur served as a British garrison town before India’s independence. With its rich heritage and legacy dating back hundreds of years, Kanpur is known for its historical and cultural significance. It is also one of the oldest industrial settlements, specializing in leather and textiles in North India. Its huge entrepreneurial community driving industrialization for generations gave the city its nickname, the Manchester of the East.

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Why travel from Lucknow to Kanpur?

The ancient architecture, old establishments, blended into the growing millennial constructions and lifestyle, Kanpur is truly a fascinating travel destination in the state. The best way you can experience it at once is by taking a road trip from its nearest city of Lucknow. When you book a cab from Lucknow to Kanpur with Savaari car rentals, you can avail of a completely customizable trip as per your travel interests, time, and budget. Let us help you discover the best roadmap to travel from Lucknow to Kanpur.

Best time to visit Kanpur

Travelling from Lucknow to Kanpur by car

The road from Lucknow to Kanpur goes through the smaller towns of Uttar Pradesh and with a view of the rustic landscape. You will pass through old towns, historical settlements, and some interesting places like Bijnor, Kushumbhi, and Unnao, depending on the route you take. With our completely customizable Lucknow to Kanpur trip packages, you can stop at any of these tourist and nature locales en route and have an exciting drive.

Thus, experience the joy of being on the road by booking a Lucknow cab from Savaari.

Lucknow to Kanpur Roadtrip

Best time to visit

Sitting in the heart of the Northern Plains, Kanpur experiences a subtropical climate. The summers are very hot and humid, while winters are cold and foggy. The monsoon months see heavy rainfall all over the region and some places can become inaccessible. However, the post-monsoon period sees pleasant weather with cooler temperatures and breezy evenings. So, the best time to visit Kanpur is between October to March. You can also visit during the autumn months, between September to November.

Popular Routes from Lucknow to Kanpur

Route 1: Distance and time taken from Lucknow to Kanpur via NH27

This is the shortest, fastest, and the most convenient route to cover the Lucknow to Kanpur by road distance. Most travelers use this route, since the Lucknow to Kanpur traffic is also not heavy on this highway. On this route, the Lucknow to Kanpur distance is approximately 93 KM and takes about two and half hours to travel. Before you travel, always check for traffic updates and use live maps to get real-time information on the road conditions between Lucknow to Kanpur.

Here’s a basic road map for Lucknow to Kanpur on this route:

Lucknow — Banthra Sikanderpur — Katibagiya — Awadh ki Rasoi — Murtaznagar — Unnao — Banthar — Kanpur
Lucknow to Kanpur via NH27

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Anandi Magic World, Kanpur-Lucknow Road – A locally popular water park with rides, wave pool, dining and lodging options, great for families with kids.
  • Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, Nawabganj – Local wetland area serving as a protected avifauna reserve of migratory birds, includes an observation tower, dining and lodging, good for birding tours, day treks.
  • Panna Raja Mahal, Unnao – An ancient palace of the Rajput rulers, good for a short tour.
  • Nirala Park, Unnao – Local public park with children’s play area, tended gardens, and palm groves, good for a relaxing break.
Panna Raja Mahal
Panna Raja Mahal, Unnao

Places to eat along this route:

  • Hungroo Café, Banthra Sikander Pur – Local diner serving multi cuisine food, quick meals, beverages, and confections in a casual setting, good for groups, families.
  • Foodie Plaza, Nawabganj – Typical roadside eatery serving fast food, quick meals, and beverages, good for quick stops.
  • Shyam Anant Bhog Bhojanalaya, Malaon – Standard highway side eatery serving quick service menu, snacks, and beverages, with outdoor seating, good for big groups and families with kids.
  • Downtown, Unnao – Casual eatery serving café menu, good for breakfast and snacks, kid-friendly.

Lucknow to Kanpur Road Condition via route 1:

The road conditions from Lucknow to Kanpur on route 1 are excellent. It is the fastest route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and time taken from Lucknow to Kanpur via MDR 52C

This is an alternative to cover Lucknow to Kanpur distance by road. The distance between Lucknow and Kanpur via this route is about 126 KM and takes about three hours to reach. There might also be some highway traffic or road closures, since this is a local highway. However, before travel, always use a real-time map and check for traffic updates to get the best idea of the road condition between Lucknow and Kanpur.

Here’s a basic Lucknow to Kanpur road map for this route:

Lucknow — Mohanlalganj — Sisandi — Kalu Khera — Maurawan — Purwa — Unnao — Banthar — Kanpur
Lucknow to Kanpur via MDR 52C

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Hussain Ahmad Garden, Kudra – A green patch along the highway with open fields and an adjacent temple, good for a tea break and short walks.
  • Panna Raja Mahal, Unnao – An ancient palace of the Rajput rulers, good for a short tour.
  • Nirala Park, Unnao – Local public park with children’s play area, tended gardens, and palm groves, good for a relaxing break.
Nirala Park
Nirala Park, Unnao

Places to eat along this route:

  • Annapoorneshwari Dhaba, Mohanlalganj – Standard highway side dhaba serving north Indian and local dishes, in an open-air setting, good for big groups and late night stops.
  • Gupta Bakery and Fast Food, Maurawan – Local eatery serving bakery menu and fast food, beverages, good for quick stops.
  • Downtown, Unnao – Casual eatery serving café menu, good for breakfast and snacks, kid-friendly.

Lucknow to Kanpur Road Condition via route 2:

The road conditions from Lucknow to Kanpur on route 2 are also quite good. It is a longer route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Lucknow to Kanpur Best Route

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Lucknow to Kanpur. But the second route is longer and takes more time than the first one. Also, the first route has more sightseeing and food options than the second one. If you want to reach Kanpur faster, and also need more rest stops, then the first route via NH27 is the best option.

Other means of traveling from Lucknow to Kanpur

By Train

You can also travel from Lucknow to Kanpur by train. There are 15 daily trains that operate between these two cities. The fastest train from Lucknow to Kanpur is TEJAS EXP (82501), which takes only one hour and 10 minutes to reach Kanpur. You can also hire a car rental in kanpur to reach your destination.

For all Lucknow to Kanpur train bookings, you can visit the Indian Railways website or check with any online travel portal. For the most updated Lucknow to Kanpur train timings, always check the latest timetables of IRCTC, before booking.

By Flight

Kanpur is served by Kanpur Military Airport, which is a domestic air strip, located about 15.5 KM away from the city center. Presently, there are only two airlines operating between Lucknow and Kanpur and there are only two weekly flights available. After reaching, book Kanpur airport taxi to reach your destination.

The ticket prices for Lucknow to Kanpur flights can range from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000 and the flight can take between two hours to seven hours, depending on the layovers. For your Lucknow to Kanpur flight bookings, visit any online travel portal or check with the airline’s direct website.

Attractions in Kanpur for Sightseeing

Kanpur town is a hearty mix of culture, history, and art, offering a variety of sightseeing options for all kinds of travelers.

  • Kanpur Zoological Park – Also called the Allen Forest Zoo, this local wildlife park houses many rare species of plants, birds, mammals, and reptiles, and offers leisure activities for children. There is also a huge lake inside the man-made forest.
  • Moti Jheel – A water storage spot, this waterbody and its adjacent areas offer great sightseeing and leisure options. There are boating facilities and dining options on the banks. You can also visit the JK Temple nearby.
  • Green Park Stadium – Sitting on the banks of the Ganges, this historical stadium is a highlight of the town. Built in 1945, it is a sports hub with a massive audience capacity of 32,000 people.
  • Nana Rao Park – A popular public park dedicated to Independence activist Nana Sahib. The huge park boasts beautifully tended gardens, ample greenery with evergreen trees and bright flower beds, making it a local nature hotspot.
  • Kanpur Memorial Church – Built in 1857, this is one of the oldest churches in India. Known for its Gothic architecture in red brick and stone, this church has both historical and artistic importance, and remains a memoir of the lost British troops in the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • Luv Kush/Ganges Barrage – A bridge over the Ganges and a popular local hotspot, this site offers stunning views of sunsets and sunrise.
  • Buddha Park – This themed public garden is one of the most prominent attractions of Kanpur. The huge park boasts a lake with options for boating, walking, jogging, and picnicking.
  • Kanpur Museum – This state-run museum houses local history and ancient Indian artifacts, along with documents from the colonial period. Formerly known as the King Edward Memorial Hall, this museum also has an in-house library, open to the public.
  • Jajmau Fort – The site of a colonial era fort, now only in ruins, this place sits on the banks of the Ganges and offers expansive river views and options for picnics and sunset watching.

Book a cab in Kanpur to visit all these major tourist places.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Kanpur

The local food of Kanpur is a classic of the regional cuisine of Uttar Pradesh. But you can find everything from home-style meals to continental fare in this ancient city. Here are some of the best places to eat in Kanpur –

  • Ghoomar Traditional Thali Restaurant, Z-Square Mall
  • Dhuaan- Sheesha & Kitchen, Kanpur Cantt.
  • Anaicha’s Food Joint, Swaroop Nagar
  • Lord of the Taste by T3, Swaroop Nagar
  • Mocha, Civil Lines
  • Chin Mi Chinese Restaurant, Tilak Nagar

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Kanpur

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
Kingston Resort 84, The Mall Rd, Opp Methodist School, Kanpur Cantonment, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208004 098397 64955
DNG The Grand Resort 117/Q/173 ABC, Sharda Nagar Rd, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208025 078004 44440
Citi Club 84/79, GT Rd, Anwarganj, Darshan Purwa, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208003 076199 87070
The Landmark Towers 10, The Mall, Uttar Pradesh 208001 0512 669 2000
The Downtown I-5,117/K/13, near RAVE MOTI, Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur 075220 46666
The Attic Hotel 15 / 198, Bikramjit Singh Rd, Green Park, Civil Lines, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001 0512 230 6691

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