7 Best Places to Visit in Uttar Pradesh
7 Best Places to Visit in Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh is one of the most talked about states in the country for a lot of good and bad reasons. But, Uttar Pradesh is one of the most fascinating states in the country as it is home to a variety of cities. Of course, the state draws pilgrims from all over the world to explore ecstatic devotional side of it. Along with it, there are multiple other sides of the state that includes royal tourism. There is a different kind of flavor to the state throughout.
Uttar Pradesh can be summed up as a state having spiritual experiences, exotic wildlife, the gigantic and beautiful architectural wonders, pilgrim spots, and vacation destinations. Because of the rich Indian cultural heritage, it is also called as the heart land of India. History and nature makes for a perfect combo in Uttar Pradesh and leaves the travelers in awe of it.
Ganga and Yamuna, the two most sacred rivers of the country, flow through this state making them even more majestic. There are a variety of places to explore in the state and know more about India. Below are the 7 best places to visit in Uttar Pradesh.
Varanasi: Starting with the most magical, vibrant, and majestic city of the state which is none other than Varanasi. This one is the world’s oldest living city and is also believed to be the birth city of Lord Shiva. It is one of the seven holiest cities of India. It has river Ganga flowing through it which is the most sacred Hindu river. There is a strong belief that anyone who dies in the soil of Varanasi or comes in the ashes form here then he attains salvation and gets free from the cycle of birth and death. There are many places, temples, monuments, activities, museums, arts, crafts and institutions to visit in Varanasi, Famous among them are Kashi Vishwanath, Kal Bhairav Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Ganga Aarti, Subah-e-Banaras, Ram Nagar Fort etc. Various facets of Kashi can be explored and experienced by opting one of Varanasi Tour Packages and Varanasi day Tour Packages.
Agra: The next city in UP which is a must visit at least once in their lifetime is Agra. The reason for this is Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, stands tall here attracting travelers from every corner of the world. Apart from this magnificent fort, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are the two other UNESCO world heritage sights here to explore. All of these Mughal architectural pieces are a treat to the eyes. This city is famous for its food and heritage. Various facets of the city of Taj Mahal can be explored and experienced by opting one of Agra Tour Packages and Same Day Tour Packages.
Mathura –Vrindavan: UP is sacred for a lot of reasons and one of them is it being the birth place of Lord Krishna. This city duo is one of the seven sacred cities for the Hindu devotees. These are also the oldest cities of the state that also talks, breathes, and screams about the life of Lord Krishna and Radha. Every place has their stories and every spot is well preserved as their memory. The vibe here is totally different and opposed from the big cities. There are lots and lots temple dedicated to both of them. Several facets of the birth place of Lord Krishna can be explored and experienced by opting one of Mathura Tour Packages.
Lucknow: Lucknow can be safely called as the city of the old world’s charm. It is the largest city of the state known for its own authentic vibe. It is situated on the banks of river Gomti that is known for its architecture and food. Talking about the food, the street vendors of the city is unmissable as they sell the most authentic and tasty Lucknawi dishes. The city of the Nawabs has a lot of olden monuments to explore. It is also great for shopping.
Ayodhya: The land of Lord Rama, the holiest and the most sacred place for the Hindus is Ayodhya. Ayodhya has been in the limelight for the last few years because of the construction of Ram Mandir in the city. The town is located on the banks of river Sarayu. It is also the birthplace of four of Jainism’s 24 Tithankaras, so it makes one of the important sacred spots for the Jains too. It is a serene town to spend some time at. Explore the multitude facets of cultural heritage and get submerged into ethereal spiritual ambience of the birth place of Lord Ram by opting for one of the Ayodhya tour packages.
Kushinagar: In the list of the most fans places, here comes a little known place called Kushinagar. This town is one of the four holy sites of Buddhism. Kushinagar is named after ‘kush’ that means grass. It is because of the plentifulness in the region. Lord Gautam Buddha is believed to have attained Mahaparinirvana in this town itself. One can explore the ancient architectural beauties here.
Prayagraj: Prayagraj, the Triveni Sangam spot or the spot where the three holy rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet is another holy spot of the state. It is also the spot where Kumbh Mela is held once in twelve years. Prayagraj, earlier called as Allahabad has been the invaded city by the Mughal. Akbar named this city as Ilahabas that meant abode of God and then Shah Jahan renamed it as Allahabad. There are lots of beautiful places to explore here. Known in the scriptures as ‘Tirthraj’, Prayagraj is home to several famous temples like Nag Vasuki Temple, Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, Veni Madhav Temple, Patalpuri Temple, Alopshankari Devi Temple, Kalyani Devi Temple, Mankameshwar Temple etc; historical monuments like Allahabad Fort, Khusro Bagh, Ulta Qila etc; museums, libraries, educational institutions, High Court, planetarium etc.
These seven places in Uttar Pradesh are the most amazing ones to explore. Of course, they are overrated when it comes to travel because every traveler has these places on their bucket list. The reason is also quite obvious, who wouldn’t want to be in these magical places and explore the beauty of it, right? These places are mostly crowded considering their popularity so going during off seasons gives the travelers a chance to explore them at peace. But, keeping the weather conditions in check is also important because UP faces extremities of the temperature. On an all, experiencing the vibe of these UP cities is one of the best ways to explore the real India. It is highly recommended to plan an Uttar Pradesh tour to have a firsthand feel of the cultural & historical destinations.