Nana Rao Smarak Park, Kanpur

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Nana Rao Park / Company Bagh is a public city park in Kanpur city, the industrial hub of Uttar Pradesh in North India build after Indian Independence in honor of Nana Sahib. Prior to Indian Independence the location was known as Memorial Well and commemorated the massacre of British women and children during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Use before 1857Bibighar massacre (1857)The park is of immense historical significance as the location of the massacre of around 200 British women and children by the Nana Sahib's forces as well as the punitive actions by British soldiers of the East India Company during the 1857 Indian rebellion.
Memorial Well (1858 to 1947)The location was originally called Memorial Well after the memorial was raised to commemorate the dead. The memorial had a large railing, a marble gothic screen with "mournful seraph" and a cross at the site of the well. The inhabitants of Cawnpore were forced to pay £30,000 for the creation of the memorial; this was partially their punishment for not coming to the aid of the women and children.

Post Indian independence in 1947After Indian independence in 1947 the memorial was demolished. A park was built in its place with statues of leaders of the Indian freedom struggle, and named in honor of Nana Sahib for his role in the Indian freedom struggle. The marble gothic screen was transferred to the churchyard of the All Souls Memorial Church. The remains of a circular ridge of the well can still be seen in the park today.
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  • Visited to see the famous well where the bodies of the massacred women and children were dumped during the 1857 rebellion. The memorial well is there but there is no mention of the grim history of thi...  more »
  • It is situated in bithoor. It is a historical place related to Nanarao which is a famous patriot and warrior of 1857. Here a small museum is also situated. A must visit who are interested in our histo...  more »
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  • Among Few places in Kanpur that are historically important as well as yet important for contemporary visits by family, students, morning walkers & likewise. If one really wants their Kids to move away from Mall n Movie cult, one should promote their children visiting such places of historical perspective which will divert today's children's attention towards our history, culture and introduce them of those nostalgic times which two generations earlier used to enjoy. Secondly, this sort of culture develops & promotes preservation & upkeep of our monuments of historical significance.
  • Originally this park is not as you seen in image. But some of them are showing the reality of park. It is perfect for children and you to play and exercise. it is large and specious. Some historic building s and structure are their.
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