UTTAR PRADESH TOURISM
Location : Northern India
Also Known As : Hindustan, Land of Spirituality, Land of Nawabs
Major Attractions : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Ganga Ghats
Mostly Visited For : Historical Monuments and Religious Pilgrimage
Taj Mahal, Agra
Uttar Pradesh has been blessed by the gods with all the charismatic charms that helps to make the state ultimately tourist destination. The vast landscape with the lush greenery, the holy rivers flowing through the heart of the state nourishing its fertile plains, the rich cultural heritage left by the Nawabs as a legacy and most of all- the splendid monuments of Mughal emperors who found it an ideal place to treasure their memories in the form of exotic buildings. Be it the Taj or Fatehpur Sikri all the monuments have a breath taking beauty and tranquilizing effect.
Right from the ancient times the state has been the
center of kingdoms. The statement is supported by the fact that even today
the ruins of various forts and monuments can be seen. But most of the
entire legacy left by the Mughal emperors is the most sort after. Taj
situated on the banks of river Yamuna is the best specimen of this legacy.
Built of the pure white marble with the intricate designs and adorned by
the precious and semi precious designs attracts the tourists from all
parts of the world. The Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort have been
characterized as the world heritage sites.
When visiting Uttar Pradesh, pay a tribute to the Mughal Emperor 'Akbar The Great' at the Sikandra where his mausoleum lies and do visit the 'Mini Taj' the tomb of Itam- Ud - Daulla, considered as the source of inspiration for Shahjahan to built Taj as a mausoleum for his wife.
The holy rivers of Ganga and Yamuna are the two most revered rivers in India. Flowing through the heart of the state, there are hundreds of ghats that emerged over its banks and each ghat has its significance, people come from far off places to visit these ghats to take the holy dip and offer there prayers. The city of Mathura, Vrindawan, Allahabad and the worlds oldest living city Varanasi are known for their Ganga ghats and temples where devotees rush to achieve the Gods blessings and spiritual salvation. Looking at the sun rise and sun set is a great pleasure to observe from these ghats and watching the aarti ritual in evening will be a good experience.
Devotees Taking Bath at Kumbh Mela
The time of festivals is the ideal time to listen and
watch the worlds renowned artists performing live, it will be a thrilling
experience to listen the traditional music and folk lore in the perfect
ambiance. Watching the steps, expressions, movements and gestures of the
Kathak Dancer in Silken sari and heavy make up amidst the sounds of the
trinkets is the lifetime experience. Further these fairs and festivals
will give you an ideal chance to observe the colorful culture of the state
and interact with the local populace to know about their life style.
The master artisans who came to these fairs to sell their goods creates a chance for you to grab as many things as possible here you get the products with best bargains. Take home some of the traditional handicraft items or decorative to keep your memories fresh
If you are planning to visit Uttar Pradesh you can visit
the worlds seventh wonder along various world heritage sites, participate
in the festivals, listen the traditional music and watch the Kathak dance,
taste the worlds special Awadhi cuisine and achieve the spiritual
enlightenment on the ghats of river Ganga. Further you can take with you
the special Banarasi sari, Chikankari suits and brass artifacts as a
decorative items that will refresh you the memory of this visit.
The state is very well connected by all the means of transport. There are daily flights to all the major cities from Delhi. Besides there is also an excellent rail net work connecting the different parts of the state. With all the activities to do and see you will feel a dream come true, so plan a holiday trip to the state and make your visit the most ravishing ones.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Uttar Pradesh
The Charisma of Monumental Heritage
Destination of Enlightenment
Taste To Be Cherished
Land of Nawabs
Pilgrimage Spiritual Tour
» Splendrous Taj Mahal
Glorious Golden Triangles (I & II)
Delhi : Capital of Hearts
Jaipur : The
Power and Valor of Rajputs
Pradesh : Ecstasy in Hills
Chandigarh : Tradition