Embedded in the heart of India is Uttar Pradesh, a land where cultures have evolved and religions emerge. You can have the taste of aromatic and delectable Awadhi cuisine. Uttar Pradesh has nurtured religious faith; rituals, culture, and intellectual enlightenment have evolved in places along the two rivers. We’ve collated the top sights to explore The Heritage Arc made by Agra, Lucknow, and Varanasi.
Taj Mahal is one of the most remarkable monuments of the Mughal period. A, a colossal, domed, white-marble mausoleum built in honor of Mumtaz Mahal beloved wife of 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Nestled on the banks of river Yamuna Taj Mahal is listed among the Seven Wonders of the World. Soaked in the grace of perfection and grandeur Taj Mahal is must visit spot for tourists around the world. The Taj has as many shades as any kind of beauty can ever have! The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, golden when the moon shines and the intermediary variants during different hours of the day and during different seasons in a year.
Stand fantastically at the banks of the Sarayu River, Ayodhya is one of the holiest religious centers for Hindus as the birthplace of Lord Rama. Temples such as Kanak Bhavan temple, Nageshwarnath temple, Treta ke Thakur, Vijayraghaw temple and Choti chawni are places worth to visit. February, October, November, December are the best months to visit Ayodhya.
The Royal city Jhansi is must visit destination for history buffs. Jhansi is renowned for its relevance in the Indian revolt of 1857. Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, ancient town Chirgaon, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Ki Chatri are famous spots of interest. Apart from it, Government Museum of Jhansi is one of the hidden treasures of the History of India.
Nestled on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, Kanpur is one of the leading industrial hubs of North India. The Phool Bagh, Nana Rao Park, Kamla Retreat, The Jain Glass Temple, The Kanpur Memorial Church, The Jajmau, Allen Forest Zoo are places gave the treat to the eye whenever you visit it. Do remember to visit Shri Radhakrishna Temple, represents the blend of ancient and modern architecture.
The ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh. It will surely evoke pride in your heart about your history and culture. The legendary Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, British Residency, Constantia House, Lucknow State Museum, Chattar Manzil are places of attraction. You would love to shop in traditional Indian bazaars of Hazratganj.
Earlier known as Prayag Allahabad is housed to a confluence known as the Triveni, meeting point of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers of India. With its origins traced back to the Vedic Period, Allahabad is revered as the second oldest city in India. Be sure to make your visit during the Kumbh Mela, which is supposed to be the largest gathering of people in the world. The most important tourist destinations are Allahabad Fort, Khusro Bagh, Anand Bhawan, All Saints Cathedral.