Uttar Pradesh, located in northern India and adjoining India’s capital, New Delhi, is one of India’s most popular and well-established tourism destinations for both Indians and non-Indians. Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, is home to several historical landmarks and religious sites. Uttar Pradesh has a diversified geography, with Himalayan mountains in the far north and the Gangetic Plain in the centre. It is also home to the Taj Mahal, India’s most visited monument, and Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city. Allahabad’s Kumbh city. Uttar Pradesh gave birth to Kathak, one of India’s eight classical dance traditions. Uttar Pradesh is regarded as the “Heartland of India” since it is located in the centre of the country. Uttar Pradesh cuisines such as Awadhi, Mughlai, and Kumauni are well-known not only in India but also in many other countries, and Pratapgarh is known for Rajputana cuisine.

The state of Uttar Pradesh is well-known for its diverse culture and traditions. It is the birthplace of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, and Bhgwan Parshuram, respectively, at Ayodhya and Mathura. Uttar Pradesh is a popular tourism destination for both national and foreign visitors. Uttar Pradesh is also home to the Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, which is located in Agra.

In Uttar Pradesh, there are a variety of locations to visit. The historical cities of Agra, Faizabad, Jhansi, Kanpur, and Lucknow are known for their monuments. Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, and Allahabad are Hindu holy cities, while Kushinagar and Sarnath are prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites associated with Gautama Buddha’s life. Noida is Uttar Pradesh’s most developed urban area.

The Government of Uttar Pradesh formed a ‘Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc’ covering the cities of Agra, Lucknow, and Varanasi to enhance tourism in the state from within the country and from other areas of the world.

Official Tourism Website: http://www.uptourism.gov.in/


Popular tourist attractions Cities in Uttar Pradesh:


  • Varanasi: The origin of Hinduism and the oldest city in the world, also known as the City of Temples, is a holy place for devotees of Lord Shiva, and has one of the finest textile industries in the world.
  • Agra: Taj Mahal and several other historical monuments and gardens.
  • Prayagraj: Well known for its Kumbh Mela. The place where the Indian national rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet. A mass Hindu pilgrimage in which Hindus gather at the Ganges river. Akbar forts are one of the most popular religious centers in ancient and modern India for Hinduism. Uttar Pradesh’s administrative and educational capital.
  • Allahabad: Museum-is a National-level museum in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh’s commercial and industrial hub, several historical places from the British era, and an ancient brick temple at Bhitargaon.
  • Lucknow: The capital of Uttar Pradesh. Several historical places from the Nawab, British and ancient India.
  • Mathura: The birthplace of Lord Krishna of Hinduism and Neminath of Jainism.
  • Vrindavan
  • Ayodhya:  The birthplace of Lord Vishnu’s incarnation, Prabhu Shri Rama.
  • Jhansi: Historical place, Rani Lakshmibai’s battlefield against the British, Jhansi Fort.
  • Bareilly: A large city in Uttar Pradesh with many attractions, such as Banke Bihari Temple, Hari Temple, Ala Hazrat, and Gandhi Udhayan. The jhumkastyle of music is associated with Bareilly.
  • Sarnath: Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, the Buddha as one of the four places of pilgrimage which his devout followers should visit. The birthplace of Shreyansanath, the eleventh Jain Tirthankar of Jainism.
  • Kushinagar: It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site where Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained Parinirvana after his death.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: Historical place of the Mughal Empire’s palaces and forts.
  • Meerut: The historical site of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 or the First War of Indian Independence. From the Mahabharata period of ancient India to modern Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Mirzapur: A hub of carpet industry, and a popular tourist destination for its natural environment.
  • Ghaziabad: Historical places from ancient India to modern India, and India’s fastest growing industrial city.
  • Noida and Greater Noida:  IT, electronics, and education hubs of Northern India. India’s biggest city has planned and iconic skyscrapers.
  • Gorakhpur: The city was home to Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jain and Sikhs. The birthplace of Paramhansa Yogananda, the great Hindu emperor, Chandragupta Maurya. Gorakhpur is famous for Gorakhnath Temple (Gorakshnath Math), Chauri Chaura, Geeta Press, Gita Vatika, and Ramgarh Tal Lake, and is one of the fastest growing cities in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Jaunpur: Historical city founded by the Sultan of Delhi, Feroz Shah Tughlaq, and named in memory of his father, Muhammad bin Tughluq, as the Jaunpur Sultanate. The Mughals, Lodis and Islamic forts.
  • Dudhwa National Park: Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Bird Sanctuary, the unique Frog Temple at Oyal, Surat Bhawan Palace, Elephant Rides.
  • Several major tourist attractions can be mentioned in the town’s surroundings, like Jim Corbett National Park (India) about 24 km, Nainital (India) about 69 km.
  • Gonda: Mulagangandhakuti. The remains of Buddha’s hut in Jetavana Monastery, Sravasti in Gonda Division, and Swaminarayan Chhapaiy: The village of Chhapaiya is situated at a distance of 50 km from the district headquarters. The chief interest of the place is the Swaminarayan temple, which marks the birthplace of Swaminarayan, or Sahajanand Swami, who was born here on 2 April 1781 as Ghanshyam Pande. Ghanshyam left Chhapaiya at the age of 11 to travel to the pilgrimage sites around India. He completed his pilgrimage in Western Gujarat, where he assumed the leadership of Swaminarayan Sampradaya. The Akshardham temples in New Delhi and in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, built by his spiritual successor, Pramukh Swami Maharaj, are both dedicated to him. His followers consider him to be a manifestation of the Supreme Godhead. There have been many movies about Swaminarayan filmed at this temple in Chhapaiya and in nearby places in the district.


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