10 BEST tourist attractions to Visit in Uttar Pradesh

Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has been blessed with all the charismatic charms that help to make the state eventually a Best tourist destination in India. Lush greenery, picturesque views, mesmerizing monuments and the holy rivers flowing through the heart of the state nourishing its fertile plains, the rich cultural legacy left by the Nawabs as a legacy and most of all- the impressive monuments of Mughal emperors who found it an ideal place to treasure their memories in the form of striking buildings.

Uttar Pradesh is India’s most densely inhabited state with a population of over 190 million people. It is divided into 70 districts with Lucknow as its capital. It also hosts the world famous ‘Kumbh Mela’. It has many state-of-the-art hotels to cater to the lodging needs of visitors, both national and international.

Taj Mahal -Come to unfold the pages from the past to churn the charm out of its mystique and enrich your imagination about this marvel of an epic in stone, The Taj! It looks the same from all the four sides! Shahjahan invited master craftsmen from as far as Italy and Persia to help design his ambitious tribute to love. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! Probably for Taj Mahal, the axiom is just the other way round. The Taj is the beauty personified! The Taj Mahal continues to enthrall not just visitors but also artists, painters, sculptors, poets and photographers. The wonderful monument in white marble stands on the banks of the River Yamuna in Agra and looks picture perfect.

Ram Janam Bhoomi : Ramkot- the ‘janambhoomi’ or the birthplace of Lord Rama is the main place of reverence in Ayodhya. Ramkot is stopped over by pilgrims all through the year, from all over India and overseas. The place welcomes huge number of devotees on Ram Navmi- the birth celebration of the Lord.

Chaukhandi Stupa : Emperor Ashoka built Chaukhandi Stupa. In Sarnath, this is the largest and the tallest monument built in the shape of a huge heap of bricks bordered by an Octagonal tower.

Dhamek Stupa is another amazing construction at Sarnath. Cylindrical in shape, Dhamek Stupa is 28 m wide and 43.6 m high. Made up of bricks and stones, this stupa has carvings of the Gupta foundation.

Rani Laxmi Bai Mahal : Now preserved as a museum, the palace of Rani Laxmi Bai in Jhansi is an assortment of archaeological remains of 9th and the 12th centuries AD. Rani Mahal also takes you back to the times of struggle for Indian independence.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple : Popularly known as the Golden Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. Situated in Varanasi, earlier known as Banaras and Kashi, the temple is enshrined with the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishwanatha or Vishweshwara. Many great saints and sages like Swami Vivekanand, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, Adi Shankaracharya, Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Gurunanak, Goswami Tulsidas, and quite a few more saintly personalities have been visiting the temple to pay their homage.
On the whole, Uttar Pradesh tourism is a complete package and like a melting pot of various cultures. People of various religions and castes that dwell in this state have chipped in the amalgamated culture of Uttar Pradesh. These contributions can be observed in various fields such as food, music, architecture, poetry and culture. All these have made UP a great place to travel and explore.


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