Why visit Uttar Pradesh:
An old, north Indian city, Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest in India and holds the key to many mystical and historical wonders of the country including the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the World. It is a state connected to the Indian cultural heritage and is an important pilgrimage centre as well.
Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh:
Its capital city Lucknow houses the bada (also known for the bhool bhulaiya) and chhota Imambada, a monument celebrated for its history of the medieval and British raaj times. Hazratganj and chowk markets are ideal for purchasing chikan wear. Varanasi, the oldest city is best known for pilgrimage. Located on the banks of the Ganges, the holy city witnesses one of the largest tourist influxes in north India. The Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri should mark your itinery when it comes to visiting Agra.
Climate, culture and cuisine:
Uttar Pradesh witnesses hot and humid summers and the harsh cold of winters. The climate remains cool to tropical through the rest of the year. It celebrates festivals in their colourful splendour. The holi of Vrindavan and Mathura is widely known. The awadh biryani of Lucknow; its sheermaal and kebabs and chaat available at its street corners must be relished. The kachoris of Varanasi, the Agra petha and Mathura pedas also deserve a place on your list.
How to reach Uttar Pradesh:
The prominent cities of Uttar Pradesh are connected to all major cities of India as well as some major international cities by flight. Trains from almost all cities of India ply all cities of Uttar Pradesh, thanks to the wide and efficient railway network of the country. While commuting within the state, buses are a good option and the state tourism offers normal as well as air-conditioned Volvo buses.