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About Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra


Uttar Pradesh most populous state in India located in Northern India. Uttar Pradesh is the forth largest in terms of Area in India. The state is one of the great historical and religious regions of India, with evocative places like Hardwar, Agra, Meerut, Varanasi, Allahabad and Lucknow encompassing all aspects of life and presenting a colourful panorama of India’s ancient history. While the north consists of high mountain ranges nurturing beautiful hill resorts and some of Hinduism’s holiest shrines, the Great Gangetic Basin or the Indo-Gangetic Plain is one of the most fertile and over-populated areas of the world. For the tourist, Uttar Pradesh offers a lot, so much more than just the Taj Mahal.

Location
Uttar Pradesh located at northern part of India. The state borders with Nepal in the north, Madhya Pradesh in the south and in the west with Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The east is flanked by the state, Bihar.

Cities Of Uttar Pradesh
Following are the famous cities of Uttar Pradesh

Agra Aligarh Allahabad
Amethi Azamgarh Bahraich
Balrampur Banda Bareilly
Bijnaur Charkhari Dadri
Etah Etawah Faizabad
Farrukhabad Fatehabad Fatehgarh
Fatehpur Sikri Firozabad Ghatampur
Ghaziabad Ghazipur Gorakhpur
Greater Noida Hardoi Hastinapur
Hathras Jais Jaunpur
Jhansi Kanpur Lalitpur
Lucknow Mahoba Mathura
Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar NOIDA (Gautam Budh Nagar) Nizamabad
Pratapgarh Rae Bareli Renukoot
Saharanpur Sitapur Unnao
Varanasi    

Places Of Interest

City Guide
Hawa MahalLucknow –Lucknwo is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, stands on the banks of river Gomti. This city of 'Nawabs' still retains its cultural refinement and cultivated manners. Lucknow is a city which saw great rulers and dynasties come and go, and in the process leave indelible impressions. The places of interest in Lucknow are The Great Imambara, The Rumi Darwaza, The Hussainabad Immabara, The Picture Gallery, The Residency, The Jami Masjid, The Lakshm-an Tila and the Shah Najaf Imambara.

Varanasi - The city is also known as Kashi and Benares. Varanasi is a sacred pilgrimage centre of Hindus and there by is a major tourist attraction. Varanasi is situated on the banks of river Ganga and is derived from an ancient name meaning the city between two rivers - the Varuna and Asi which flow in the north and south of the city. The places of interest are The river front, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Alamgir Mosque, the Gyanvapi Mosque, The Bharat Mata Mandir, The Durga Temple, The Banaras Hindu University and Sarnath.

Agra -Agra located 204 Km south from Delhi. The city has seen the magnificence of various kings, particularly the Mughals, in the form of their culture, art and architecture. The massive grandeur of the Agra Fort, the exquisite artistry of Itmad-ud-Daula, the majesty of Fatehpur Sikri and of course the sheer magnificence of the Taj Mahal has to be seen to be believed.

Things to Do

Wildlife Sanctuaries - Tour some of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh. Dhudhwa wildlife and Van Vihar Sanctuary are the two famous sanctuaries which can be explored on your tour to Uttar Pradesh.

Yoga - Those who want to learn or have interest in the vedic science, Uttar Pradesh will provide you the best of it. Try out Yoga in Uttar Pradesh and make your stay exciting.

Connectivity

By Rail - Lucknow is an important rail head of the Northern and North Eastern Railways. Lucknow is well connected with all important cities of India. Varanasi , another city of Uttar Pradesh is an important and major rail junction.

By Road - Lucknow is well connected with New Delhi (497 km), Agra (363 km), Calcutta (985 km), Kanpur (79 km) and Allahabad (225 km). Varanasi is connected with Calcutta (677 Kms.), Delhi (765 Kms.), Madras (1901 Kms.), Bangalore (1763 Kms.) and to the rest of the country by good motorable roads.