Uttar Pradesh is also known as the HEARTLAND OF INDIA. It is a very popular state among domestic and international tourist. Kathak one of the famous dance forms, of Indian Classical Dances, is also orinated from this state. The state contains the large number of historical monuments, cultural places, wildlife centuries and many other museums to visit. Uttar Pradesh is rich in its culture and tradition. The state is the most populous state of India. The place is very much famous for the Taj Mahal, which comes under the Seven Wonders of the World. Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh are:

AGRA

taj mahal

Agra is situated on the western banks of river Yamuna. It is the most visited by the international tourist. The city is having its historically rich past. Agra was founded by Badal Singh in 1475. The city is largely influenced by Brij, as the stories of Lord Krishna, because of the nearness of Mathura and Vrindavan. There are lots of handicraft to buy in the city, through which you can explore your shopping. Places to visit in Agra are:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Ram Bagh
  • Aram Bagh
  • Agra Fort
  • Keetham Lake
  • Agra Art Gallery
  • Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal
  • Chini Ka Rauza
  • Wildlife Sos
  • Mariam’s Tomb
  • I’timad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb
  • Swami Bagh Samadhi
  • Jama Masjid
  • Panch Mahal
  • Mughal Heritage Walk
  • The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • Mehtab Bagh
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Khas Mahal

KANPUR

places to visit in kanpur

The biggest city of Uttar Pradesh is Kanpur. It is the main hub of industrial sector of the state. As, formerly it was known as Manchester of India. It is the commercial hub of Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur is situated on the banks of river Ganga. It is believed that the city was founded by Chandela Dynasty. Places to visit in Kanpur are:

  • Allen Forest Zoo
  • Shri Radhakrishan Temple
  • Valmiki Ashram
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • Jain Glass Temple
  • Patthar Ghat
  • Ganga Barrage
  • Ram Jnaki Hamuman Mandir
  • Asha Mandir
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
  • Bithoor
  • JK Temple
  • Sudhanshu ji Maharaj
  • Japani Garden
  • Bharat Mata Temple
  • Shri Mangleshwar Mahadev Mandir
  • Boodha Bargad

LUKNOW

places to visit in lucknow

Luknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated on the banks of river Gomti. Luknow is also known as ‘City of Nawab’ or ‘City of Tahzeeb’. The city is also famous for the Urdu poetry. The music, dance, art & craft, litratutre and food of Nawabs are some of the things which are enjoyed by every tourist visiting the city. Some attractions of the city are:

  • Bara Imambara
  • Dilkusha Kothi
  • State Museum
  • Ambedkar Park
  • Joseph’s Cathedral
  • Chowk
  • Company Bagh
  • Janeshwar Mishra Park
  • Chattar Manzil
  • British Residency
  • Gautam Buddha Park
  • Hazratganj
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Constantia House
  • Chhota Imambara
  • Vidhan Sabha Bhawan Council House
  • Begum Hazrat Mahal Park

ALLAHABADplaces to visit in allahabad

Allahabad is the judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh, because the Allahabad high court is the highest judicial body in the whole state. The city is the second oldest city in India. Allahabad is also known as the ‘city of Prime Minister’, because after independence most of the prime ministers are from this city. Khumb ka mela which is held after every 12 year, is enjoyed by so many tourist who are visiting this city. Places to visit in Allahabad are:

  • Allahabad Museum
  • Allahabad Fort
  • Anand Bhavan
  • All Sainta Cathedral
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Khusro Bagh
  • New Yamuna Bridge
  • Allahabad High Court
  • Allahabad Planetarium
  • Swaraj Bhawan
  • Kumbh Mela
  • Triveni Sangam
  • Alfred Park
  • Mayo Memorial Hall
  • Thornhill Mayne Memorial
  • Patalpuri Temple
  • Akshaya Vatika

MATHURA

places to visit in mathura

Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna. It is the holy city, especially for hindus. Mainly all temples in the city are related to Lord Krishna. Mathura refinery is the biggest refinery in the whole Asia. Beautiful temples of the city, decorated with the flowers mainly attract large number of tourist. Places to visit in Mathura are:

  • Dwarkadeesh Temple
  • Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple
  • Govardhan Hill
  • Gita Temple
  • Radha Kund
  • Vishram Ghat
  • Kusum Sarovar
  • Government Museum Mathura
  • Shani Temple
  • Shahji Temple
  • Gokulnanda Temple
  • Vaishno Devi Dham

VRINDAVAN

places to visit in vrindavan

Vrindavan is located on the banks of river Yamuna. It is believed that the Lord Krishna had spent their childhood in Vrindavan. Lots of pilgrims come here to worship Lord Krishna. In many temples donation is not accepted from the non-vegetarian. There are lots of temples of Krishna and Radha, which depicts the true love between both of them. Places to visit in Vrindavan are:

  • Banke Bihari Mandir
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Yamuna River
  • Seva Kunj and Nidhuban
  • Radharaman Temple
  • Prem Mandir
  • Jaipur Temple
  • Gokulnanda Temple
  • Chandrodaya Temple
  • Shree Radha Ras Bihari Ashta Sakhi Temple
  • Kesi Ghat
  • Gopishvar Temple
  • Shahji Temple
  • Govinda Dev Ji Temple
  • Sneh Bihari Temple
  • Akshaya Patra
  • Radha Damodar Temple

MEERUT

places to visit in meerut

Meerut is very old city, from the time of Indus Valley Civilization. The city is one of the largest producer of sports goods and musical instruments in the whole India, it is also known as ‘Sports City of India’. It is the hub of education in Uttar Pradesh and is the 14th speedily developing city of India. There are lots of places to visit in Meerut, which are as follows:

  • John’s Church
  • Gandhi Bagh
  • The Shopprix Mall
  • Augarnath Temple
  • Shahpeer’s Mausoleum
  • Shahi Eid Gaah
  • Jain Temples of Hastinapur
  • Martyr’s Memorial
  • Dargah of Baley Miyan
  • Suraj Kund

NOIDAplaces to visit in noida

Noida is a short form of New Okhla Industrial Development. Its headquarters are situated in Greater Noida. The city was formed on 19th April, 1976. There are so much corporate offices in the city like HCL, Wipro, Adobe Systems, ATC Labs, Global Logic, Xansa and many more. There are so much media houses like News18India, and many film producing companies like T-series. Places to visit in Noida are:

  • Okhla Bird Sanctuary
  • Mall Of India
  • Center Stage Mall
  • Maamouchee
  • Spice World Mall
  • Lit Ultra Bar
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Sab Mall
  • Flluid
  • Atta Market
  • Worlds of Wonder
  • The Great India Place
  • Stupa 18 Art Gallery
  • Botanical Garden

JHANSI

places to visit in jhansi

Jhansi is located in Bundelkhand region, at the banks of river Pahujor Pushpavathi. The name of the city synonymous with Rani of Jhansi. Jhansi is the historic city of Uttar Pradesh. Earlier the name of Jhansi was Balwantnagar but 1817, it was changed as Jhansi. Places to visit in Jhansi are:

  • Jhansi Fort
  • Government Museum
  • Jhansi Herbal Garden
  • Rani Mahal
  • Chirgaon
  • Barua Sagar
  • Barua Sagar Fort
  • Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Ki Chatri
  • Jude’s Shrine
  • Parichha Dam
  • Ganesh Temple
  • Maha Lakshmi Temple

AYODHYA

places to visit in ayodhya

Ayodhya is the birth place of Lord Shri Ram. It is a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Earlier it was named as Saketa. Ayodhya was the capital of ancient Kosala Kingdom. The city is situated on the banks of river Sarayu. It was believed that the city was founded by Hindu diety Manu and was 9000 years old. Places to visit in Ayodhya are:

  • Chakravarti Mahraj Dasthrath Mahal
  • Nageshwarnath Temple
  • Ramkot
  • Gulab Bari
  • Kanak Bhavan Temple
  • Mani Parvat
  • Hanuman Garhi
  • Ram Janmabhoomi
  • Treta Ke Thakur
  • Choti Chawani
  • Ram Katha Museum
  • Sumantanath

GHAZIABAD

places to visit in gaziabad

Ghaziabad is mainly famous for its large manufacturing sector. Mainly it is the gateway to Uttar Pradesh, as it is near to National Capital, Delhi. The city is a planned industrial city and also growing according to the dynamic environment. It is the second fastest growing city in the world. Places to visit in Ghaziabad are:

  • Modi Nagar
  • Swarna Jayanti Park
  • Dasna
  • Shipra Mall
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Drizzling Land
  • Thakurdwara Temple
  • Laxmi Narayan Temple
  • Shopprix Mall
  • Swarna Jayanti Temple
  • Masuri
  • Chandi Mandir
  • Chillum Bar and Lounge
  • Sabli Shiv Temple
  • Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mohan Nagar
  • Dadri
  • Garhmukteshwar

 MUZAFFARNAGAR

places to visit in muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar is situated in the midway of Delhi – Haridwar National Highway. The city is the important region of sugarcane producing industry, in the world and also for paper mills and steel rolling mills. It is a hub of jaggery trading business. This city gives the highest agricultural GDP of Uttar Pradesh. Places to visit in Muzaffarnagar are:

  • Akshya Vat Vraksha
  • Vahelna
  • Zoology Museum
  • Durga Dham
  • Ganesh Dham
  • Government Educational Museum
  • Shukratal
  • Bhairon Ka Mandir
  • Shiv Chowk
  • Sukhdev Temple
  • Bahu Ki Mazar

VARANASI

places to visit in varanasi

Varanasi is also known as Kashi or Banaras. The single dip or bath in the Ganga River washes all the sins of your life. You will get to see the original music, art, culture and spirituality in the city. This is a very old city and a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot. It is believed that the city was founded by Lord Shiva. Places to visit in Varanasi are:

  • Assi Ghat
  • The Banaras Silk Emporium
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Darbanga Ghat
  • Godowlia Market
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple/Golden Temple
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Shivala Ghat
  • Shri Gandhi Ashram Khadi Bhandar
  • Scindia Ghat
  • Tulsi Manas Temple
  • Durga Temple
  • Ahilyabai Ghat
  • Chowk and Vishwanath
  • Lalita Ghat
  • Gyan Vapi Well
  • Rana Mahal Ghat
  • Kathwala Temple
  • Harish Chandra Ghat
  • Causatthi Ghat
  • Ramnagar Fort & Museum
  • Gyan Vapi Well
  • Chunar Fort
  • Sarnath
  • Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum
  • Man Mandir Observatory
  • Alamgir Mosque
  • Panchganga Ghat

SARNATH

places to visit in sarnath

Sarnath city is situated 13km away from Varanasi. It is a place where Gautama Buddha first taught about Dharma. After this teaching the site became the birthplace of Buddhist Sangha, swhich was earlier a deer park and became pilgrimage site for Buddhist lovers. Sarnath is a place where 4 of the 5 auspicious life events (Kalyanak) takes place. Places to visit in Sarnath are:

  • Thai Temple
  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
  • Chaukhandi Stupa
  • Dhammek Stupa
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Deer Park
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Horinji Temple
  • Tibetan Temple

FATEHPUR SIKRI

places to visit in fatehpur sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is one of the city of Agra District. This city was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar, in 1569. If we talk about the architectural design of the city, this city sits on the rocky ridge, which is 3 kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in width and the whole place is surrounded by 6 kilometer wall from the 3 sides. This is a very beautiful historic site. Places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri are:

  • Jama Masjid
  • Lower Haramsara
  • Ibafat Khana
  • Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti
  • Panch Mahal
  • Lotus Throne
  • Diwan-I-Khas
  • Buland Darwaza
  • Maryamuzzamani Palace
  • Birbal Bhawan
  • Hiran Minar
  • Khwabagh
  • Jodhabai Palace(Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace)
  • Diwam-I-Aam

SOME OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTAR PRADESH ARE:

GORAKHPURplaces to visit in gorakhpur 

ALIGARHplaces to visit to in aligarh

MIRZAPURplaces to visit in mirzapur

KUSHINAGARplaces to visit in kushinagar

BAREILLYplaces to visit in bareilly

HASTINAPURplaces to visit in hastinpur

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