7 Most Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Uttar Pradesh

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“PREFACE OF U.P. TOURISM”

One of the among most famous states of india “UTTAR PRADESH”, located in north india, is the very alluring tourism destination for both native citizens as well as foreigners. Known as the “Heartland of india” U. P. Contains several monuments which is eminent across the world, blending of diverse cultures which evolved there and its own religious significance because of adorable river – The Ganga and The Yamuna. These two river play a significant role to nurture the culture and religious faith in India. This is also famous due to birthplace of “RAMA” in Ayodhya and KRISHNA in Mathura. Except these all there are still numerous place where you can go like – JHANSI, LUCKNOW, AGRA, VRINDAVAN, VARANASI, GOKUL, ALLAHABAD, MEERUT etc. Lets know some places in details-

1. THE TAJ-MAHAL OF AGRA

One among the seven wonders of the world and applauded chef d’oeuvre across the universe, which captivate over 7 millions touristers every year “THE TAJ MAHAL” is white marble mausoleum which is situated on the bank of yamuna river in AGRA. It was built by the mughal emperor “Shah Jahan” in 1632 in remembrance of her beloved wife (MUMTAJ) who died giving the birth of their 14th child. This mausoleum is the center of attraction but is spreading around 42 acres which include many spots like – guest house, mosque etc. This monument took 22 year to built which was made by 22 thousands labors and 1000 elephants. This is the “UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE”.


2. VARANASI

VARANASI, one of among seven most divine cities of Hinduism and Jainism, is situated on the bank of “Gnaga” river. varanasi, also known as Banaras and Kashi, is very famous across the world for its ghats namely – Assi Ghat, Chet Singh Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat etc. Where pilgrimages take bath and chant slokes to atone their sin in Holy Ganga”. Still many spots are worth seeing where without going surely you will miss something like fore-and-aft walk lines and places those are famous for photography.


3. VRINDAVAN

According to the Hindu culture and history it is believed that in “VRINDAVAN” lord krishna spent his childhood here. There are numerous Temples which are dedicated to lord krishna and some of them for diety Radha, lover of krishana. This is very religious and great significance site for the hindu pilgrims. Some of Temples is worth seeing because of their architectural masterpiece like – Sri Radha Madana Mohana Temple, Govind Dev Temple, Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple etc.


4. MATHURA

Mathura is the, according to the Hinduism, Janma-bhoomi ( Birthpalce) of Lord Krishna and dotted with numerous temples like – Diety Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Banke Bihari Mandir, Baba Jaigurudev Mandir etc which gives us solace to our soul inside the temples. Mathura is situated on banks of yamuna river which also known for its ghats and among these Vishram Ghat is holiest ghat. This city also one among the 7 most holy city of india.


5. FATEHPUR SIKRI – CITY OF VICTORY

“FATEHPUR SIKRI” (The City Of Victory) is ancient fortified city located in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, which was built by mughal emperor AKBAR in 1571 as a capital of Mughal Empire for just 14 years. This city is famous for its monuments made with Red sandstone which were built by mughal emperors Namely – Jama Masjid Mosque( India’s Largest Mosque), Buland Darwaza( entrance gate of Jama Masjid), Panch Mahal, Tomb Of Salim Chisty, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Hiran mahal and so forth. These all buildings are viewable due to their Architectural Style.


6. LUCKNOW – CITY OF NAWABS

Located on the bank of Gomti River “Lucknow”is, The capital city of Uttar Pradesh, well known in the world due to its Tehzeeb(DECORUM) and adabs(Cordial Reception). With the exclusive of these all natural genteelness this city also renowned for its Wonderful Islamic Architecture, Elegant Cuisine, Beautiful gardens, Traditional dance, old markets and so forth. To Sees the beauty of Lucknow some buildings like – bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, The residency, shahi Bawli, Asifi Masjid, Clock Tower, sathkhander etc tourister come pulling come out towards it.


7. JHANSI – CITY OF RANI LAXMI BAI

“JHANSI”, also known as City Of Rani Laxmi Bai OR Gateway Of Bundelkahnd, is situated between the Pahuj and Betwa river. This city was ruled by marathas and the capital of province of Rani Laxmi Bai. It is the home of outstanding monuments like – Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, Government Museum, Karguanji Jain Temple, Iskcon Temple and many others. Apart from these stunning monuments “Janshi Mahotsav” which held in birthday of Rani Laxmi Bai in winter season, also gain remarkable popularity.


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