PLACES TO VISIT
What to say about the place that has been adored by the whole world not only for its Mughal heritage but every thing that makes your tour a dream come true. Right from its cuisine to its music, fairs and festivals, dance and most of all the religious pilgrimage. To write about the beauty of Uttar Pradesh is like plucking few flowers from the heaven. It's hard to presents the panorama of Uttar Pradesh, it has to be experienced. It's true once you visit this magical world embedded with monuments, palaces, forts, ghats and temples, you will leave only after attaining the virtues of life that is - the path of enlightenment.
Taj Mahal, Agra
It will not be a boasting to say that Taj is the first and the foremost reason to visit Uttar Pradesh in India. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, Taj actually a mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal has been attraction for the tourist from the past 350 years. Carved out of white marbles this marvel of love is rightly placed as the 7th wonder of the world with its huge central dome with the four small domes surmount the main structure and is flanked by the four tall and slim minarets. The best time to visit the Taj is during sunrise when the golden rays embellish the milky white monolith with the thousands of shinning sparks like a newly wed maiden. Or watch the Taj in moonlight night shimmering with silvery magic. Taj is considered as the most beautiful building in the world and the finest example of the Indian Islamic Architecture.
Varanasi is the worlds oldest living city with 3000 years old history. Its ghats are the most important and complement the concept of divinity. With more than 100 ghats on the bank of river Ganga, thousands of pilgrimage throng the ghats to take the holy dip and offer prayers to the rising sun. Many ritual ceremonies are also performed here as it is considered auspicious. The ideal way to enjoy the ghats and the river is by taking a boat ride on the river Ganga. The popular ghats of Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Kabir Ghat and Asi Ghat.
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
The worlds largest gathering, where millions of devotees throng the city of Allahabad after every twelve years to ask for forgiveness to the gods and receive their blessings. The city of Allahabad is the most sacred place for Hindus where every person has to make a visit once in a lifetime. Visit the city and feel the devotional power burning in your soul, if you get a chance take the holy Ganga dip and liberate your self from the circle of birth.
Fatehpur Sikri - famous as a monumental town was the Capital city of the emperor Akbar. The city was built in the honor of the Muslim saint Khawaja Shaikh Salim Chisti who prophesied that Akbar would have three sons. The city did not last long as a capital, but it has been preserved in all its Mughal Glory and is still the object of architectural study - and of the admiration of millions. The Buland Darawaza (Gate of Victory) is the principle entrance, the Panch Mahal, Maryamuzzamani Palace, Birbal Bhavan and Jhoda Bhai palace, royal audience hall Jami Masjid and the ornate marble mausoleum of Salim Chisti are some of its hallmarks that are not to be missed in Fatehpur.
Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath
Gautama Buddha the preacher of Buddhism has blessed the state with his foot impressions. He moved from place to place to enlighten the people and pioneer the new era of divinity in India. After achieving Nirvana he first preached his ideology some 2500 years ago at Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath. The other important Buddhist sites are Kapilwastu now Piprahwa, Kaushambi, Kushinagar and Mahaparinirvana. How good it will be if you pay tribute to the preacher of truth, the great Gautama Buddha.
Mathura and Vrindawan are the two cities with the immense importance in the Hinduism. The birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is home to temples which are famous all over the world. Peoples throng these temples with offering and pray so their wishes will be granted. To please the gods offerings include every thing from cash to kind, fruits and sweets are the common offerings. Let us join all together in the temples of Mathura and Vrindawan and pray for the world peace.
Uttar Pradesh is so vast so divine so pure yet unexplored - to experience the sheer sublime image of this northern state, even your entire life is less. This spiritual land will show you the path of truth by casting a divine vision. This is the only place in the world where human hands in form of Taj and natures hand in form Varanasi Ghats dwells in proximity. Besides its monumental heritage and sprawling Mughal architecture, temples and ghats there is too much to explore, better you plan a holiday trip to Uttar Pradesh and experience it's sheer magic yourself.
Top 5 Attractions of Uttar Pradesh
Why Uttar Pradesh
Taj - The Wonder
Temple's and Ghats - Testing Faith
Allahabad - It is all Holy
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