Visit to Kanpur

Posted: April 1, 2006 in Gibberish Blabber, Photos

My short trip to Delhi was spiced up by a 3 day detour to Kanpur. It all started at earlymorning 0500 hours when I boarded Shatabdi Express from New Delhi to Luckhnow, with my journey ending at Kanpur. What followed was a nice experience of a town sleepily immersed in a small town mentality; amicable people strolling at leisurely pace, congested roads, almost lack of public transport facilities except auto rickshaws and six seaters and a power supply which was inconspicuous with its absense almost the same amount of time as it was actually present.

The mornings were spent with lengthy walks in the adjoining Agricultural University, which had almost endless farms in which the crops were the decor for the large part of the land. Thanks to the controlled irrigation, cultivation and other agro based technologies being practised the fields were almost picture perfect with greenery splattered woith hues of golden yellow and bright shining grain stalks.

Green Revolution

The farming practised is extensive in nature and exhaustive rotation of crops also takes place, as a result a variegated spread of plantations are easily visible across the vast strech round the year .

Agri university

I also spent a totally usable evening watching an equally useless movie at the aole decent M ovie theater in Kanpur : Rave3. I watched a stupifyingly decayed and stale movie called 'UMAR' hence no wonder thatin the total hall apart from us there were only four other people who had turned up towatch the film.

The good thing about this however was the fact that we got to see the Rave3 and the associated shopping complexes and make knick-knack purchases.

Rave 3

At a Food Court

Overall kanpur was a very interesting experience for a Big city Dweller like me. For someone who has spent his entire life in metropollis such cities really facinate with the curt set of offerings in terms of culture shocks and challenges it throws up and with the pleasant homliness even the ost desolate corner of the city has to offer.

  1. Thomas R. Brown says:

    Thaaaaaaaaank you for the information about Kanpur. My son is at IIT -Kanpur for the summer from rural Northern Vermont, USA. It’s a bit of culture shock for him but after three days he is adapting nicely and finds the people amazingly hospitable.

  2. Amit Gupta says:

    I miss kanpur, i am from there itslef……..
    i knw many problems of being there,,,,,,,,, but stil. its one of d best city 🙂

  3. Rahul Nanda says:

    Hi, nice to hear a warm, honest and an unbiased view about the city, i am from Kanpur and going back there to settle there after 7 years after spending considerable time in Bombay, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Nice to know people still look at the city with such perspective

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