Map of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh, India.
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The state has a historical significance and has a wide-range of religious monuments and world heritages. It is not only a pilgrimage center, but also an important literary, educational, historical and cultural center. The state has played an important part in the formation of modern India.

Uttar Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India enclosed with Nepal, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh from all around. It is situated in the Northern part of India with Lucknow as the capital city. This State is diversified in terms of religions, geography, culture and climate. The Northern part of Uttar Pradesh is originates as the foot of great Himalayas. The city has a historical significance and has a wide-range of religious monuments and world heritages.

Travel in Uttar Pradesh
The popular cities of UP including Lucknow, Agra, Meerut, Jhansi and many other which have a historical remark and have famous monuments. Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Allahabad, which are considered as holy cities and religiously important for Hindus. The “Gateway of Uttarakhand” Bareilly and Rampur are also considered major and politically important cities of UP.
No other state of India has a variety of awe-inspiring travel destinations that UP have. The so-called “Golden Triangle” which connects Agra and Jaipur to the capitol of India New Delhi is an important travel circuit for visitors.

Food in UP
This State enjoys all seasons and cuisines like Awadhi Cuisines, Kumauni Cuisine and Mughal Cuisine which are favorite of India and abroad. Fatehpur Sikri’s
Mutton Biryani, Veg Biryani, Dum Biryani, Chaat, Ghevar and Kebabs are just some dishes from the fantastic range of delicacies of UP that beckon visitors again and again.
Relax and enjoy the city’s new age facilities, and visit again.

Places of interest/sight-seeing

Lucknow
The state capitol Lucknow was the midpoint in the 1857 War of Independence; the city of Nawabs has its unique identity among all the cities in the region. Its literature, performing arts, cuisines, and culture and Tehzeeb (decorum) distinguishes Lucknow from the rest. The world also acknowledges its magnificent monuments and places like Hazrat-Ganj, Bara Imam-Bara, Katarnia Ghat, Rumi Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Heritage Zone, Martyr’s memorial and CharBagh.

Agra
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal and previously the capital of prehistoric Mughal Empire. Agra is also the doorway to the mythical Braj region which is called as the land of Lord Krishna. Agra is also the home of many other beautiful Mughal monuments and tombs like Akbar’s Tomb and Etmad-Ud-Daulah etc. Visit Agra and spend your day ticking off the city’s other Mughal splendors.

Fatehpur Sikri
Today even after a passage of centuries, the glory of this royal city has not faded yet. Its palaces, royal Mosques and pavilions stay flawlessly and in paying tribute to its creator. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Pacchisi court and Birbal Bhawan are also the famous tourist attractions here.

Varanasi
The Spiritual and holy city of Varanasi previously known as Banaras, is at its brilliance by the Ghats, the stairs to the bank of the Ganga.
The best time to visit the Ghats at sunset or at dawn when the river is bathed in a deep light of moon. Pilgrims come to perform pray to the rising sun, and at sunset when the Ganga aarti takes place at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Surrounded by 80 Ghats and the most popular Assi Ghat Varanasi is also a favorite travel destination.

Meerut
Meerut is one of the most important cities in the Northern part of India. The town, situated in Western Uttar Pradesh has got a long history behind it. The city was the part of Hastinapur Empire of Kaurvas that ruled the Vedic India and was the protagonists of Hindu Epic of Mahabharata.
Mausoleum of Shahpir, Victoria Park and Shahid Smarak are also famous here. Shahid Smarak is devoted to martyrs associated with the first war for freedom in 1857. There is a museum also in the premises where documents and exhibits depicting important episode of the war of independence of 1857 are displayed through paintings, relief and dioramas.

Mathura
Just an hour’s drive from Agra, on the banks of the river Yamuna, is situated the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The entire land is dotted with magnificent temples, dedicated to various aspects of his life. The twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, where he was born and where he grew up, still resound to the sound of his laughter, antics and his magical flute. Some of the famous temples are: Govind Dev Temple, Rangaji Temple, Dwarikadhish Temple, Bankey Bihari Temple and the ISKCON Temple.

Allahabad
Allahabad is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’, ‘Prayagraj’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centers. It is here that three mighty rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati join at the Sangam. The Kumbh every six years and Mahakumbh every 12 years are the largest gatherings of pilgrims on this earth

It is not only a pilgrimage center, but also an important literary, educational, historical and cultural center. The city has played an important part in the formation of modern India.