Kano State is a state located in Northern Nigeria. 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.
The state originally included Jigawa State which was made a separate state in 1991.
Below is a list of places to visit if you find yourself in Kano State
Fashion at the Dyeing Pit
In ancient Kano, dyeing fabrics were one of the most lucrative occupations as people came from far and wide to buy these beautiful fabrics.
You can learn how cloth-dyeing is done and buy something to show the people at home.
Explore Nature at Falgore Game Reserve
Spanning 1,000 kilometres, this wide life reserve has been in existence since 1949.
Come along with a camera and capture great pictures of animals like the Jackal, Leopard, Serval, Hartebeest, Bushbaby, spotted Hyena, Buffalo, Warthog, Oribi, Red-fronted Gazelle, Green Monkey, Patas monkey, Red-flanked dulker and Bushbuck just to mention a few, as they wander around in the wild.
Tiga Dam/Rock Castle
Tiga dam is one of the well-known attractions in Kano. Over the years it has proven to be one of the more interesting places to visit while in the grand city and it continues to garner tourists.
Visitors can go on a boat cruise or even try their hands at fishing. At the extreme end of the dam is Rock Castle Hotel which was originally built to host Queen Elizabeth and her entourage during her visit to Nigeria in 1960.
Horse Riding at Kano Durbar
The Kano Durbar is an exciting ceremony celebrated twice a year to mark the Muslim Salah celebrations. It’s a pulsating display of resplendently dressed horses.
All eyes are usually on the Emir and his subjects who ride around the city in an entertaining fashion. If you are lucky enough to be in Kano at the right time of the year, endeavour to be part of this rich cultural festival.
Challawa Gorge Dam
This was built in 1993 to serve as an hydroelectric source of power. It is notable as a source of water supply for irrigation, fishery for Kano and settlements along the river system.
Challwa Gorge dam is an integral part of the day to day activities of the people of Kano as it is the source of water for irrigation, fishery and other daily essentials.