Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh, known as the “Heartland of India”, boasts a rich cultural heritage. It is the best place for those who love nature and history. Not only is it gifted by nature, but it is also home to some of the finest man-made monuments. So let’s look at the background and also the best places to see in Uttar Pradesh.

 

History

 

Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous and fourth-largest state. It is located in the north of the country. The state borders on the state of Uttarakhand and on the north with Nepal, on the east with Bihar, on the southeast with Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the south with the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi to the west. On January 26, 1950, when India became a republic, the state was renamed to Uttar Pradesh. Its capital is Lucknow in the central part of the country in the west.

 

Places to Visit

 

Agra

 

No wonder, given the fact that Agra is home to the world-famous Taj Mahal. There are wonderful monuments in this ancient city that will make you amazed at the glory behind the building.

Best Places to visit: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula, Fatehpur Sikri, Wildlife SOS, Sikandara, Aram Bagh, Khas Mahal, Panch Mahal, Musamman Burj, Jama Masjid

Best time to visit: October – March

 

Lucknow

The capital of Uttar Pradesh famously referred to as the Nawabs City, Lucknow retains its ancient charm with such authority that you find yourself in a completely different world. The city enjoyed the generosity of the Nawabs and flourished in music, literature, art, and crafts.

Best Places to visit: British Residency, Chhota Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Dr. Ambedkar Park, Hazratganj, Lucknow Museum, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park.

Best time to visit: October – March

 

Varanasi

Pilgrims from all over the world visit the religious capital of Varanasi, India. Considered one of the seven holy places of the followers of Hinduism, the land attracts those who belong to other religions. It is located on the banks of the Ganges River, which adds to the charm of the atmosphere.

Best Places to visit: River Ganges, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath, Manikarnika Ghat, Archaeological Museum, Man Mandir Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Chunar Fort, Banaras Ghats.

Best time to visit: October – March

 

Allahabad

Allahabad is an important pilgrimage center because Hindu creator Lord Brahma landed on this place on earth. The city is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswathi. This ancient city, also called Prayag, is one of the largest gatherings of religious nature every 12 years during the Kumbh Mela.

Best Places to visit: Triveni Sangam, Khusro Bagh, Allahabad Museum, Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri Temple, And Akshaya Vat, Jawahar Planetarium, Anand Bhavan.

Best time to visit: October – March

Mathura

Mathura is considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is thus one of the seven holy cities for Hindu followers. This ancient city has many temples of different ages. It used to be a Buddhist center and housed 20 monasteries before Hinduism emerged.

 

Best Places to visit: Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, Jama Masjid, Dwarkadhish Temple, Kusum Sarovar, Radha Kund, Kans Qila, Raja Bharatpuras Palace, Govardhan Hill.

Best time to visit: October – March

 

Vrindavan

Vrindavan is an important destination for Hindu pilgrims because it is associated with Lord Krishna. These two cities, near Mathura, are considered twin holy cities.

 

Best Places to visit: Yamuna River, Govind Dev Temple, Iskcon Temple, Kesi Ghat, Bankey Bihari Temple, Shahji Temple, Rangaji Temple.

Best time to visit: October – March

 

Jhansi

Well-known cities and lesser-known cities in Uttar Pradesh are a blend of religion, history, natural beauties, and architectural excellence, and you should not be surprised to find that Jhansi has this land in common. This historic town is located on the banks of the Pahujor Pushpavati River.

Best Places to visit: Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, Government Museum, Chirgaon, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Ki Chatri, Parichha.

Best time to visit: November- March

 

Delectable dishes of Uttar Pradesh

dishes recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  • Batti Chokha
  • Bedhai
  • Pedha
  • Petha
  • Tehri
  • Baigan Ki Longe
  • Galaouti Kebabs
  • Bhindi Ka Salan
  • Malpua
  • Bedmi
  • Revari
  • Fara

 

Best Places to Eat

restaurant recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  • Tunday Kababi
  • Dastarkhwan
  • Royal Cafe Hazratganj
  • Falaknuma
  • Peshawri
  • Esphahan
  • Pinch of Spice
  • Ram Babu Parathe Wale
  • Open Air
  • Prakash Kulfi

 

HOTELS 

hotels recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

Budget

  • Dayal Lodge – A Boutique Hotel
  • Hotel Temple on Ganges
  • Hotel Sidhartha
  • Hotel Bachchan Palace

 

Average

 

  • Hotel Taj Resorts
  • Hotel Varanasi Inn
  • Nidhivan Sarovar Portico
  • Sterling Agra

 

Luxury

 

  • Radisson Hotel Agra
  • Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
  • Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort
  • ITC Mughal, Agra- a Luxury Collection Hotel

 

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