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Uttar Pradesh

UTTAR PRADESH

UTTAR PRADESH WEATHER

Useful Info & Guides

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    AREA

    243,290 km2

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    POPULATION

    20 crores approx

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    MAJOR FESTIVALS

    Diwali, Eid, Makar Sankranti / Lohri, Navratri, Dussehra.

    Bundeli Utsav, Lathmar Holi, Lucknow Mahotsav, Ram Barat, Taj Mahotsav, Global Literary Festival Noida, Lucknow Literary Festival, AMU Literary Festival

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    NATIONAL PARK

    Dudhwa National Park

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    UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

    Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort

CITIES OF UTTAR PRADESH

AGRA

Located on the Yamuna river bank, Agra boasts of being the city of the world-famous Taj Mahal. A major tourist attraction of North India, Agra is the main city of the Golden Triangle circuit. The city isn’t just about Taj but also showcases some other architectural marvelous of Mughal Empires including the massive walled city of Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri located at around 35Km away from the main city. The busy & bustling market lanes, shops selling souvenirs and Petha (a local dessert), rikshaw-wala standing in queue for the tourists; Agra is a delight for everyone. Go romantic or take a walk of history, Agra enthralls you with everything.

PLACE TO VISIT

Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj), Akbar’s Tomb – Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid, Mariam-uz-Zamani Tomb, Chini ka Rauza, Soami Bagh Temple, Mehtab Bagh, Jaswant Singh ki Chhatri
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TAJ MAHAL

VARANASI

Listed in the oldest cities of the world, Varanasi is one of the most sacred cities of India. This is a city where people come to take a holy dip in the River Ganges with the belief that it would wash away their sins, and also to set free from the cycle of rebirth for moksha. The spiritual capital of India, Varanasi is mystical, magical also referred to as Kashi, Banaras is located along the River Ganga. The narrow streets of Varanasi, the temples and the sound of bells, ghats, aarti, this divine city gives a spiritual treat of a lifetime. Just 9Km away from the city of Varanasi is located Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon.

PLACE TO VISIT

Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Vishwanath Ghat, Munshi Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Durga Temple, Alamgir Mosque, St Thomas Church
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VARANASI GHAT

LUCKNOW

A city that has some of the most luscious cuisines (biryani, bread & kebab) including Awadhi & Mughlai, the city which still shines with the Mughal and British architectures, Lucknow is known as the City of Nawabs and Kebabs. The Nawabs of Awadh are said to be great admirers of culture, cuisine and art. The charming markets of the city attract everyone with the aura of a bygone era. Historically, the city was once Awadh’s capital. The city is a part of Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, along with Agra and Varanasi. The central city houses monuments, gardens, etc. which are reminiscent of the past.

PLACE TO VISIT

Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, State Museum, Hussainabad Picture Gallery, Christ Church, Clock Tower, Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan, Rumi Darwaza, British Residency, Janeshwar Mishra Park, Hazratganj
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IMAM BARA

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