Uttar Pradesh is a state in north India and is the home of various pilgrimage sites. It’s connect to Hindu mythology makes this state a star performer in the tourism sector. Uttar Pradesh has a lot to do with its historical connect. Places like Lucknow, Kushinagar and Agra are the key cities, which have many historical tales to be narrated.
Visit to India would be of no use if one does not visit the popular towns of the most populous state of the country.
Five best cities one must visit in Uttar Pradesh
The city of love is most visited by the international travellers with just one reason i.e. Taj Mahal, the UNESCO world heritage site and the seventh wonder of the world. The city has number of historical sites like the Agra fort (the fort of the Mughal Emperors) and Fatehpur Sikri (the dream city of the great Akbar). When you are in Agra do not miss a chance to taste the street food served in the heart of the city.
Famous attractions of Agra:
- Visit Taj Mahal
- Visit the Agra Fort
- Enjoy in Fatehpur Sikri
- Shop till you drop
Popularly known as,‘twin sisters’. Both cities attach to each other and serve as the best place for the Hindu followers. These cities are known for the birth and childhood memories of Lord Krishna. People love to visit these cities while driving from Delhi to Agra and get to know about Hinduism.
Famous attractions of Mathura-Vrindavan:
- Yamuna banks
- Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple
- Dwarikadhish temple
- Chamunda Devi temple
- Banke Bihari temple
- Iskcon temple
- Ghat of kesi
The capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow also referred to as the city of Nawabs, is famous for two things. First is chicken, which will make you hungrier and another is chicken that makes you look more beautiful. Yes, I hope you noticed the difference between the spellings of the two names. One is a famous Awadhi dish made with chicken and another is a kind of embroidery, which is internationally famous but practised only in Lucknow. The history of ‘nawabs’ is attached to this city that makes tourists from different corners of the world visit the monuments and forts of Lucknow.
Famous attractions of Lucknow:
- Bara imam bara
- Chota imam bara
- Photo gallery
- Hazratganj market
- Ambedkar park
The city of Ganges is famous for holy Ghats and temples. People from all over the world specially flock down to visit the holy city – Varanasi and get an understanding of the cultural and spiritual values of the god’s city. Varanasi is famous for the Ganges Aarti. The idea of worshiping the goodness with a big-flamed holy candle is practiced since ages.
Famous attraction of Varanasi:
- Boating in the holy river Ganga
- Take a dip in Ganga
- Enjoy the Ganga Aarti
- Visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple
The place is famous as a Buddhist circuit. Kushinagar is the city of Uttar Pradesh where the good lord Buddha took his last breath. The city is visited by a lot of people from around the world to worship the almighty for love and prosperity.
Famous Attractions of Kushinagar:
- Mahaparinivaran temple
- Sun temple
- Watthai temple
- Indo- Japan – Sri Lanka temple
- Kushinagar museum
Come, visit the state, and return with some amazing and immortal memories.
Author Bio: Himanshi – Born in Lucknow, studied in Dehradun & live in Delhi. I have visited places across Asia, travel is not my passion but fashion. Writing about places and delivering my ideas to you is an opportunity worth grabbing for.