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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

Historical Extravaganza

Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
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 Legacy of Nawabs

Bada Imambara,Lucknow
Bada Imambara,Lucknow

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.

Capital City of Mughals

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.

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Journey From Dusk to Dawn

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.

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Top 5 Highlights of Uttar Pradesh History

Fatehpur Sikri

The Center of Power
Plan a trip to the land of the world's powerful empires like the Gupta's, Mauryas and Kushans who have left legends of their bravery. The kingdom of Kannauj is believed to have conquered as far lands Afghanistan to Kashmir and Bengal to Vindhyas. Come and pay tribute to the land of heroes.

Golden Era Of Mughals
Being the alluring state of Mughals, it is said that the state thrived economically, socially, culturally as well as politically during the reign of Mughals hence leaving a rich heritage behind them. Visit the places and experience it.

Tales of Bloody Battles
Though Uttar Pradesh has witnessed various ferocious battles for the power of the state the last war was fought against the foreign invasion. The state has served as the origin of the first independence movement in 1857. The marks of the mutiny are still fresh on the walls of 'The Residency', Lucknow.

Engraved On The Walls of History
Besides the colossal forts and the palaces of Uttar Pradesh the mighty rulers had also built the Temples, mosques, mausoleums as the memorial for their dead ones and the exquisitely decorated mansions. Their keen interest in the history of the state has lead them to write a vast literature regarding the past kingdoms of the state, available in the museums all over India.

Host To Mahabharata Yudh (war)
According to the holy epic of Mahabharata the state of Uttar Pradesh has witnessed the war between the Pandavas and Kauravas. Legends have it that the war was fought between Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Best Selling Yatras (Tours)

» Pilgrimage Spiritual Tour

Aarti Haridwar Sojourn in the famous pilgrim destinations of India, from Lucknow to Haridwar, Rishikesh to Ayodhya where one can enjoy cruises on Ganga and attend the evening Aarti at Hari ki Pauri.
Duration : 20 Days / 19 Nights
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» Splendrous Taj Mahal

Taj MahalEnjoy gasping views of the majectic Taj Mahal and its surroundings and from there to the forests of Ranthambore and the hills of Alwar.
Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
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» The Glorious Golden Triangles (I & II)

Hawamahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan Starting from Stunning Taj Mahal to most sacred ghats of Varanasi, the tour will be your introduction to real India
Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
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