Uttar Pradesh architectural-historical, and religious hub of India. It is the most iconic place in India and also has many monuments. The two major rivers Ganga and Yamuna flow in the state. The state has many things to give you like knowledge of History, culture, and the most famous monuments in the world. Lord Ram and Lord Krishna were born in this Holy state. Uttar Pradesh has many places with religious significance. Uttar Pradesh is a must-visit destination for all travelers. Here we have collected some top 10 places to visit in Uttar Pradesh.
Top 10 Places To Visit In Uttar Pradesh
Agra is the former capital of India. Agra has incredible man-made monuments wonders of the world. Taj Mahal, Akbar’s Tomb, and Agra Fort are the must-visit places in Agra. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan(Mughal Emperor), in memory of his wife Mumtaz. It is said that 20000 men worked to build this monument. It is located on the banks of the Yamuna River. Construction was started in the year 1631 and the Taj Mahal got ready in 1648. People from different parts of the world come to explore the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Agra has many Historical monuments to visit. Apart from monuments it also has some unique food items to serve. Petha is the most famous sweet of Agra. You can explore the city on a 1 Day trip.
Lucknow is the city of Nawabs and famous for kababs. The tag line of Lucknow welcomes you with Mushkuraiye…kyunki aap Lucknow me hai. Lucknow is filled with historical and cultural monuments, it is a city of respect where people welcome you with respect. Land of Nawabs is famous for food, Historical monuments, and culture. Awadhi cuisine is not to be missed when you visit Lucknow. Lucknow is famous for two main mouthwatering dish kabab and Lucknowi Biriyani. Rumi Darwaza(Mughal Gateway) Which stands at the center of the city divides the city into half, old Lucknow and New Lucknow. Old Lucknow is the best place for foodies to try yummy kabab and the best marketplace. The most famous shopping area in Lucknow is Hasrathganj.
Some of the famous places to visit in Lucknow are
- Chota Imambara
- Rumi Darwaza
- British residency
- Lucknow zoo
- Hasrathganj Market
- Ambedkar Memorial Park
Mathura is the place where Lord Krishna was born. Mathura is the city of Temples, and pilgrims from all over the country travel to Mathura to worship. It is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindu. The city is sacred with the Yamuna river covering 30+ Ghats, Vishram Ghat is famous and important among all the Ghats. During Janmashtami, the city glows with Diya’s and you will see a magical view of the city. The most famous Temple is Gita Mandir and Dwarkadeesh temple. Going for an evening walk and enjoying the local food will make your evening complete in Mathura.
Ayodhya is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya. Temples are the heart of Ayodhya, you will find Temples at almost every street. Some of the famous temples are Nageshwarnath temple, Hanuman Garhi, Treta Ke Thakur, Kanak Bhawan, and Ram Janmabhoomi temple. Mausoleum of Bahu Begum in Faizabad and Moti Mahal are also the important attraction of Ayodhya. Ayodhya is a must-visit place for all the people who love to explore Temples and History. Ayodhya is filled with spirituality and peace for its visitors.
Jhansi is the city Of the iconic Lady Rani Laxmi Bai. Uttar Pradesh is the collection of History of India, Rani Laxmi bai( Jhansi ki Rani) lived here and fought for Jhansi. Jhansi’s name is given after Jhansi Fort, which was built by Raja Bir Singh Deo. Visiting Jhnasi will bring the Love for India from inside your soul and you will fall in love with the City. The Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, and the Government Museum are the must-visit places in Jhansi. Jhansi is filled with Forts, churches, and Temples, which you will love to explore.
Kanpur is situated at the banks of River Ganga. Kanpur has its own significance in Historical and religious sites. Kanpur Memorial Church, Kamla Retreat, Moti Jheel, JK temple Jajmau, Kanpur Gardens, Allen Forest Zoo, and Shri Radhakrishna temple are some famous places in Kanpur. Kanpur is also one of the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur was first known as Kanhaiyapur(found by the birthday of Lord Krishna) and is said to be established by king Hindu Singh Chandel of Sacchetti. major education Institute IIT Kanpur is also in Kanpur.
Varanasi is also known as Banaras and Kashi and also one of the seven sacred holy places of Hinduism. You will find temples in every street of Varanasi, among those Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most famous and people from different parts of the country and world come to worship here and to see the magic of Varanasi. Lord Shiva is most worshiped here. People believe that Varanasi is the place to die. Every day you can see Ganga aarti at the Ghats.
Allahabad also is known as Prayagraj is the place where three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati meet. Allahabad is also famous for the Maha Kumb Mela. Triveni Sangam is the must-visit place for all the tourists in Allahabad. Allahabad Fort is also the main attraction of the city. Ashoka pillar is the most visited place in Allahabad located outside Allahabad Fort, which was constructed by Akbar. Allahabad is said to be the second oldest living city in India.
Places to visit in Allahabad
- Triveni Sangam
- Hanuman Mandir
- Khusro Bagh
- All Saints Cathedral
- Allahabad Fort
- Ashoka Pillar
Sarnath is a Buddhist town of Uttar Pradesh, where you can find many Buddhist Stupas and Temples. Sarnath is the place for Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains. Ashoka’s Pillar, Dharma Stupa built by Emperor Ashoka is the major attraction of Sarnath.
Places to visit in Sarnath
- Sarnath Tibetan Temple
- Ashoka Pillar
- Chaukhandi Stupa
- Archaeological Museum, Sarnath
10. Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park is located at the Indo-Nepal border. At Dudhwa Nation Park you will find a plethora, Tiger, Hispid hare, Bengal Florican, Swamp deer, and Leopard. This place is just close to nature, you will be able to watch nearly 400 varied bird species. You will get Jeep safaris and Mini Bus to explore the National park, and you will have a thrilling experience. Must visit place if you plan your holiday in Uttar Pradesh.