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Place to visit in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has always had a significant role in India. Whether it be our mythology with Lord Ram, Krishna, and Buddha being among the many sacred figures to walk the land of Uttar Pradesh or tourism with Taj Mahal leading the pack of many popular tourist spots in the state. Uttar Pradesh is a glorious state with many tourist places, but which are the top places to visit in Uttar Pradesh? If you are looking for the answer to this question, you are at the right place as we bring to you 6 of the best places to visit in the state of Uttar Pradesh!

Agra

Agra is one of the most significant places in Uttar Pradesh. It takes pride in being home to the famous Taj Mahal, which is a part of the seven wonders of the world! The place receives thousands of foreign tourists each year because of this monument.

Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and has two other UNESCO World heritage sites in the city, which are the Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort. Agra has a very diverse and rich history depicted in the monuments in and around the city. The Mughal dynasty and many rulers from the Delhi Sultanate considered Agra as their capital. 

Some other tourist places in Agra that you should definitely consider visiting are the Soor Sarovar, the Chausath Khamba, Mariam’s Tomb, the Dayal Bagh, and the Itmad Ud Daulah.

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Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital and the largest city of Uttar Pradesh. You might have heard of the phrase ‘Muskuraiye aap Lucknow me hai’ Lucknow is famous for its hospitality and is known to be one of the most welcoming cities in India. They have a ‘Pehle aap’ culture that makes visitors feel welcome, comfortable, and respected.

Lucknow is also known as the city of nawabs. The city has a vibrant history in terms of music, art, literature, and talent. Apart from this, the city is also a paradise for food lovers as it offers delicious Awadhi cuisine that would leave you licking your fingers. The historical significance of the city is evident in its architecture. Still, it did not pull Lucknow back from becoming a modern cosmopolitan city with all modern amenities and infrastructure available.

Some popular places you should definitely visit in Lucknow include the Lucknow museum, the Rumi Darwaza, the Bada Imambara, the Chhota Imambara, Hazrat Ganj, the tomb of Saadat Ali Khan, Begam the Hazrat Mahal Park, the Asifi Masjid, and the Chattar manzil.

Mathura

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is known as ‘Krishnabhoomi’ for the same reason. It is one of the most sacred cities in India. Mathura is a hub for religious tourism and attracts tourists from all over the world. The festivals of Janmashtami and Holi see Mathura crowded with tourists from all over the world.

The city has many temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Dwarkadheesh temple and the Gita Mandir are the most famous temples here. The sacred Yamuna river runs through the city, and you could find several temples on the river banks.

The prison where Lord Krishna was born is also on display and is visited by thousands of pilgrims each year. Other popular places you should visit in Mathura are Kans Qila, the Govardhan Hill, the Kusum Sarovar, and the Radha Kund. If you are a fan of street food, you would be happy to know that Mathura serves very delicious street food, and you should definitely consider going to the market and having some street food.

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Varanasi

Varanasi is another sacred city in Uttar Pradesh which is believed to be one of the oldest continually inhabited places on Earth! Located along the banks of the river Ganga, it is a part of the seven holy cities of Hindus. It is also called the ‘Religious Capital of India’

The most famous temple here is the Kashi Vishwanath temple, a part of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is the oldest and the most visited among the 12 Jyotirlingas. Varanasi has many temples across the city, and you can literally find a new temple at every corner of the temple. If you ever visit Varanasi, make sure you experience the grand Ganga Aarti. The magnificence and the spiritual insight you get from the Ganga Aarti are beyond imagination.

You should consider visiting the Chaumsathi Ghat, the Ramnagar Fort, the Chunar Fort, Banaras Ghats, and Sarnath. Another pro tip is to enjoy the street food in Varanasi. If you enter the local market of Varanasi, you would be exposed to many delicious treats being served at the various street food outlets around the market.

Ayodhya

Ayodhya is another famous sacred city in Uttar Pradesh. It is the birthplace of Lord Rama and recently came into the limelight for the inauguration of Ram Mandir and the grand Bhoomi Poojan that took place here.

Located along the banks of the river Sarayu. It is also part of the seven holy cities for Hindus. Ayodhya is also a sacred city for Jains as it is the birthplace of four of the 24 Tirthankaras of Jainism. The city is very vibrant and receives pilgrims all across the year. 

The most popular places to visit in Ayodhya include the Moti Mahal, Kanak Bhawan, Ramkot, Gulab Bari, and Faizabad Museum. Ayodhya is also home to the Babri Masjid, which dates back to the 16th century.

Allahabad/ Prayagraj

Allahabad is a very famous city and is known worldwide for the Kumbh Mela that is hosted here. It is now officially known as Prayagraj. It is famous for being the point of Sargam or the meeting point of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. 

The city was known as Prayagraj in ancient times and was renamed IIahabas, meaning the Abode of God, by Akhbar. Later on, the city was renamed Allahabad by Shah Jahan. Allahabad also takes pride in being home to some great personalities like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

The city is gorgeous and has many British-era buildings and Mughal forts. Make sure you taste the famous red guavas of Allahabad. Some popular tourist attractions in Allahabad include the Allahabad Fort, the Khusro Bagh, the Patalpuri temple, the Allahabad museum, and the Anand Bhawan.

There are many other places one can visit in Uttar Pradesh apart from these. You cannot explore all of Uttar Pradesh in one go, but you can surely get the essence of it! These were our recommendations for the top places to visit in Uttar Pradesh. We guarantee you that each of these places is a lot of fun to visit, and you would create some unforgettable memories in Uttar Pradesh that you could cherish forever.

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