Paying A Visit To Kano? Don’t Miss Out On These

Kano State with a landmass of about 20,131 km2 is about six times the size of Lagos State. It is a state located in Northern Nigeria.

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Created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region, Kano state borders Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to the north-east, Bauchi State to the south-east and Kaduna State to the south-west. The capital of Kano State is Kano.

Kano is blessed with abundant tourism resources which include historical monuments and sites, as well as unique places of great interest, such as Kurmi market established in the 15th century. It is located in the heart of Kano City, the centuries-old city wall with some of its gates still standing.

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Kurmi market

Other places of interest for relaxation and picnicking abound in the state. They include the Rock Castle, strategically located, overlooking the famous Tiga Dam, Rurum Tourist Lodge, Kano Zoological Garden, Gidan Makama Museum, etc.

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Rock Castle

Tourists and visitors to Kano should not miss witnessing the Durbar, unique in the world because it is the largest procession of colorful horses and also portrays the Emir’s Regalia which is one of the most impressive dating back to Emir of Kano Muhammadu Rumfa.

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Durbar festival

This Durbar is held during both the Eid-el-Fitr at the end of the holy month of Ramadan and Eid-el-Kabir which is an event marking the 10th day of Dhul Hajj (the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar).

The Kano State Tourist Camp, located just near the Central Hotel is an important transit point for European trams-Saharan visitors, a central venue for students and cultural groups.

Central Hotel Kano

It offers excellent and affordable accommodation for tourists who prefer not to lodge in the many luxurious hotels in the city.

Culled from Independent Newspapers Nigeria