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Taj MahalUttar Pradesh also called as UP, is the most populous and fifth largest Indian state. The state covers a major portion of the densely populated Gangetic plain. Uttar Pradesh attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The major tourist attraction of the state are Agra, Varanasi and Allahabad, which are visited by thousands of pilgrims. Varanasi. Lucknow is the capital city of the state, while other major cities are Allahabad, Kanpur, Meerut, Noida, Aligarh and Mathura. Besides the tourist destinations Uttar Pradesh is also popular for its arts and crafts. Varanasi is known for its saris and silk, Agra and Kanpur for their leathercraft, Mirzapur for its carpets, Moradabad for its metalware and Lucknow for its clothwork and embroidery. The pottery of the state is famous within the country as well as around the world.


Major Tourist Attractions of Uttar Pradesh
» Taj Mahal - Situated in Agra, the monument is famous all over the world. Built between the 1631 and 1654 A.D. the monument is one of the seven wonders of the world. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal stands as the symbol of eternal love for many centuries. The architecture of Taj Mahal is based on Mughal architecture, a combination of Indian and Persian architectures. The elements of designing have been repeated consistently all through the Taj complex. The tombs and outside buildings of the Taj depicts a unique balance of unifying design.

» Agra Tour - Agra also called as the 'City of Taj' is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city situated on the bank of Yamuna river is home to two World Heritage Sites namely the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Agra is considered hopelessly romantic, because of the romantic history of Taj Mahal.

» Agra Fort - The fort designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated close to Taj Mahal. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Also called as the Red Fort of Agra, the fort houses beautiful Jehangir Palace, the Khas Mahal, Audience hall (Diwan-i-Khas) and Sheesh Mahal (The Glass Palace).

Red Fort » Varanasi - Varanasi or Benaras is one of the oldest living cities of the world. The holy city of Hindus is visited by thousands of pilgrims. Varanasi a city of traditional classical cluture, is famous for its Ghats (steps along the river). The pilgrims throng the city to rake a dip in the holy Ganges Rivers. The city has many temples, shrines, ashrams and pavilions along the bank of the river Ganga. Varanasi is also famous for its rich tapestry of music, arts, crafts and education. The Banarasi Silk Saris and Silk broacades of the city are famous all over the world.

» Allahabad - Allahabad or Prayag 128 Kms from Varanasi, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati. According to the Hindu mythology, the city has the status of 'Tirth Raj' or the king of all pilgrimage centres. One of the oldest cities of India Allahabad is renowned for the Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh Melas (Fairs) held every twelve and six years respectively. The city is famous for its Magh Mela (mini Kumbh Mela) held every year and colourful Dussehra festival.



» Kanpur - Nestled on the banks of the river Ganga, the historic town of Kanpur is famous for its leather industry. The city has historical, religious and commercial importance. Today Kanpur is one of the major industrial centres of North India.

» Mathura : Mathura famous as the birth place of Lord Krishna, is situated on the western bank of river Yamuna. Located 145 Kms south-east of Delhi and 58 Kms north-west of Agra, the city is the hub of 3,000 year old culture and civilization. The major attractions of the city include Shri Krishna Janma Bhumi, Jama Masjid, Vishram Ghat, Gita Mandir Dwarkadheesh Temple and Government Museum. Mathura of especially famous all over the country for its Holi.

» Vrindavan - Vrindavan is situated 15 Kms north of Mathura, on the bank of the river Yamuna. The celebrated town of Vrindavan, is famous for its temple namely Govinda Dev Temple, Shahji Temple, Rangji Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Krishna Balram Mandir and Radha Ballabh Temple etc. Another attractions are Nidhi Van, Seva Kunj and Banke Bihari temple.

» Ayodhya - Situated on the right bank of the river Saryu is believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama. Ayodhya is a city of temples, as ramparts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism can still be found in the town.

Reaching
» Air - The major cities of the state have their own airports. Amausi Airport in Lucknow and Kheria airport in Agra is directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Bombay and Varanasi and other cities.

» Rail - The main rail line of the country crosses through Uttar Pradesh. Trains are availbale from major cities of the country to Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Mathura and other cities of the state.

» Road - The National Highways connect the state to major cities of the country. The state run buses as well as private buses run to the tourist places of Uttar Pradesh.



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