Ruled By : Maurya, Guptas, Rajputs, Mughals and Nawabs
Famous Nawabs : Nawab Saadat Khan, Nawab Shuja-Ud Daulla and Asaf-ud Daulla
Major Historical Events : Mutiny started from Meerut in 1857
Also Known As : Aryavarta, Hindustan, United Province of Agra, Awadh, Uttar Pradesh
Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
When talk about Uttar Pradesh don't forget that there are
too many places more than Taj Mahal. There is no denial to the fact that
Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, but the Agra fort and
Fatehpur Sikri are also the world heritage sites. Apart from these
monuments there are also religious places like the birth place of Lord
Krishna at Mathura, the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon
at Sarnath and the mausoleum of various Sufi saints, where a person can
purify his soul with the divine blessing of god.
The historical account of the state dates back to 10,000 BC when it was occupied by the Aryans and named it Madhya Desh. According to legends the Mahabharata war and its aftermaths have also taken place in this part of the nation. After Yadishtra's kingdom the other powerful kingdoms who ruled the area are the Maurya,Gupta and the Kushan dynasty. With the passage of time many kings ruled the state and finally Mughals defeated the Rajputs and Uttar Pradesh came under the power of various sultans who ruled from Delhi. The 2nd half of the 18th century paved the way for Britishers. After independence in 1947 Uttar Pradesh is one of the state among 29 states of India.
The Lucknow also known as 'the city of Nawabs' has a very ancient history. It is believed the Lord Rama gifted the territory to his beloved brother Lakshman and hence came to be known as Lakishmanpur and Lakhanpur. Actually the capital city reached to the heights of elevation at the times of Nawabs of Awadh who had left their imprints behind in the form of art, culture, traditions and Monuments like Bada Immambara, Rumi Darwaaza and Chota Immambara.
Agra situated on the banks of river Yamuna is founded by the Soltan Sikandar Lodhi in 1506. The city has achieved its feat at the times of golden era for Mughals when it was their capital under the empire of Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan. Many construction activities persisted at that time giving rise to a number of monuments and gardens including Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.
The fifth largest state of India has a rich historical heritage with the monuments and religious places, it has become the hub for tourists both national and international. Likewise arts and crafts of the state prepare most delicately with the master craftsmen has been inspired by the people of all generations and are usually exhibited in the states fairs and festivals. The governments initiative to preserve the national heritage along the arts and crafts has been a step that led to the boost in the tourism sector. Infrastructural development has made the tourists visit smooth and hurdle less.
Top 5 Highlights of Uttar Pradesh History
The Center of Power
Golden Era Of Mughals
Tales of Bloody Battles
Engraved On The Walls of History
Host To Mahabharata Yudh (war)
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