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Timings : 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : INR 20

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Nana Rao Park, Kanpur Overview

Nana Rao Park is a vast public garden centrally located on Mall Road in Kanpur. This beautiful garden is the ideal spot for nature lovers, famous for its lush greenery, particularly evergreen trees and bright-coloured flower beds.

The garden adorns water-fountains and life-size statues in historical honor of personalities including Tatya Tope, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajizan Bai. The park features a historic banyan tree called “Boodha Bargad”, symbolising freedom from the English colonisers.

There is also a public swimming pool, Vyayamshala (standard fitness facility), and a carefully maintained plant nursery. As a result, visitors approach the park for leisure purposes such as spending time with family and friends, brisk walking, yoga, badminton, swimming and bird-watching.

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How To Reach Nana Rao Park

Nana Rao Park can be accessed via roadways and railways. Located about 5.3 to 6.5 km from the city centre, this park can be reached via a 13 to 20-minute drive. It is about 11 kilometres from the Kanpur Airport and can be accessed through a 20 to 30-minute taxi or self-drive.

The Kanpur railway station is just about 4 to 5 km from the park and can be reached through a 10 to 15-minute drive. Nana Rao Park is about 4 to 5.5 km the park and can be covered with a 10 to 15-minute drive.

History of Nana Rao Park

Named after Nana Rao Peshwa, the Nana Rao Park was initially known as the Memorial Well Garden pre-independence. Built with public funds, the present-day park was built to replace the Memorial Well Garden of the time.

Nana Rao Peshwar is an Indian freedom fighter who played a vital in the 1857 Independence war. He led the Bibighar massacre to kill all those Britishers who escaped the gruesome Massacre Ghat incident. Nonetheless, the Bibighar massacre also claimed the lives of over 200 British families.

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