CITIES IN UTTAR PRADESH
Every city in Uttar Pradesh has some or the other famous travel attractions that allure the tourists from all around. Talk of Agra the city of Taj Mahal or the capital city Lucknow for cuisines and Nawabs, holy city of Allahabad for Maha Kumbh Mela and Varanasi for its temples and Ganga ghats. Once in Uttar Pradesh you must also visit the famous pilgrimage cities of Mathura, Vrindavan and Ayodhya besides the Buddhist pilgrimage in Sarnath and make your city tour the worth of its time and money.
The cities of Uttar Pradesh are the most vacationed place
in India. From all over the world people visit these cities to cherish the
breathtaking beauty of its monuments in Agra and taste the royal cuisine
of Lucknow. Allahabad the most sacred city of the Hindus along with
Varanasi and Mathura are visited by millions of devotees and tourist every
year in search of the path of nirvana or to have a lifetime vision of
world marvel 'The Taj', What ever the reason may be, tourists have always
knocked the doors of the Uttar Pradesh and cities of this diverse land has
always welcomed the travel enthusiast with all open arms. The regional art
and craft has also boosted the tourism in small towns and cities.
The brassware of Muradabad, the glass bangles of Fearozabad, silken brocades of Varanasi and the earthenware of Khurja has attracted many national as well as international tourists to shop for these unique artifacts as a sovereign.
Centuries down the line, Lucknow the capital city of Uttar Pradesh has been the hub of the business centers in Uttar Pradesh. Once the capital of the Awadhi kingdom, the city still continues to wear the princely statehood on its sleeves. The state boasts of its monuments, palaces, gardens, mango orchards and most of all its cuisines. The 'Boolbuliyan' or Bada Immambara of Lucknow has no comparison all over the world. Shami Kabab specialty of the city is enough to stimulate your saliva glands and you will not get tired eating it hundred times the other dishes of the awadhi cuisine will recall you to this city again and again. The high mannerism and the soothing melodious Urdu language of the city revitalize your soul. The political capital is the best city to start your tour from and don't forget to take the chikankari embroidery suit for yourself.
The cities of Uttar Pradesh are full of magical spells where the shifting sands of history are littered with the shells of myriad monumental heritage. Get ready to lose all sense of metaphor, as these architectural sites sojourn to Taj - the jewel in the crown of Uttar Pradesh, but there are many other surprises in store. Its historical heritage includes the wonders like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri (the world heritage sites) Bada Immam Bara, Chota Immambara, Rumi Darwaaza, Atla Masjid, Kalinjari Fort and many other sites of historical importance. Most of the monuments are build by the Mughals and Nawabs in the city of Agra and Lucknow respectively. All the tourists visiting the state should plan their tour cautiously, as there are plethora of historical structures here to take your breath away.
Being the birth place of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama, the state of Uttar Pradesh has many temples and other religious places related to the Hinduism. Allahabad - the host to the most vibrant, 'The Maha Kumbh Mela' is a world famous religious event fall after every twelve years where millions of people take the holy dip on the banks of the river Ganga and Yamuna to purify their souls and hence escape from the cycle of birth and re- birth. The temples of the Mathura and Vrindavan are other temples where devotees come in large gatherings to offer their prayers to Lord Krishana. The temples of Varanasi are one of India's oldest with fine paintings and mesmerizing river fronts. Sarnath, Kapilavastu, Shravasti, Kausambi and Sankisa are the important Buddhist pilgrimage sites- must not be left on your India tour.
After Allahabad, Kanpur is the second largest city with the highest commercial activity. Famous for its leather and textile industry the city was known as the 'Manchester of India', before independence. The leather products like shoes, belts, purses, wallets, leather jackets and horse saddles are directly exported to the European countries. The well-known business family JK group also emerged from the same city when the Juggilal Kamalpat Singhania family launched many industrial units between 1930 and 1970. The city has the worlds most prestigious institutes like IIT Kanpur, MPEC, SIST, Govt. Central Textile Institute, National Sugar Institute, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute etc and the cricket stadium namely Green Park where the legends from cricket history have battled with each other for the titles. The other cities who witnessed the growing economic sector are Ghaziabad and Moradabad. Feel the fast growing change in these commercial towns that is taking them to the path of metropolis.
The sprawling cities of Uttar Pradesh have too much in their store to be explored. The Brass ware of Moradabad and the silken saris of Varanasi, chicken embroidery suits and cuisines of Lucknow and the monuments of Agra. For those who are looking for active holidays Uttar Pradesh cities and towns makes your dream destination. Get some time off, chart the tour programme and get loose in the abundant nature's wealth and monumental heritage of Uttar Pradesh.
Top 5 Highlights of Cities
Variant Hues of Uttar Pradesh Cities
Agra - Home To Taj
Capital City Lucknow
Allahabad - Host To Maha Kumbh Mela
Varanasi - The Oldest Inhabited City
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