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Uttar Pradesh Travel Guide

Uttar Pradesh is a land of cultural and geographical diversity, blessed by a innumerable tranquil expanses of meadows, perennial rivers, dense forests, fertile soil, plays a very important role in the politics, education, culture, industry, agriculture and Tourism of India. A place of gods and goddesses, a land which has a glorious history. It is the land of Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mahavir, Ashoka, Harsha, Akbar and Mahatma Gandhi. It is a land dotted with countless shrines and pilgrimage which hold a special significance in the lives of the Indian people. Guarded by the majestic Himalayas in the north, garlanded by Ganga and Yamuna. Surrounded by states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal and Haryana. It has a strategic importance for Indian Defense as it touches Tibet and Nepal on the Northern Border of the country. The total Land Mass of 294,411 Square Kms, lies at the latitude 24 Deg to 31 Deg and Longitude 77 Deg to 84 Deg East. It is the fourth largest state of India.

Area: 238,566 sq. km
Population: 132 million
Capital: Lucknow
Main Language: Hindi & Urdu
Best time to visit: October to March.

Fatehpur SikriUttar Pradesh is the fourth largest and the most popular state in India. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The main language spoken in Uttar Pradesh is Hindi. Over 2000 years ago the state was part of Ashoka's great Buddhist empire. More recently it was part of the Mughal empire, and for some time Agra was its capital. The state was first known as United Province when Britishers took over, but was renamed after Independence. Uttar Pradesh has produced seven Indian prime ministers since Independence. In terms of population Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India. It's staggering to think that if it were a country in its own right, it would rank among the 10 biggest in the world. It is also one of the great historical and religious centers of India .The Ganges River, which forms the backbone of Uttar Pradesh, is the holy river of Hinduism, and there are several important pilgrimage towns along it. The main ones are Rishikesh and Haridwar, where the river emerges from the Himalaya and starts across the plains, but there's also Varanasi, the most holy city of India. Buddhism also has its great shrine in the state, for it was at Sarnath, just outside Varanasi, that the Buddha first preached his message of the middle way. The world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains is in Uttar Pradesh State. Varanasi - Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world is also a part of Uttar Pradesh. The state also consists of garhwal region which comprise of cities like Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and chamoli. Rudraprayag and chamoli apart from being a pilgrimage centers are also good tourist spots.

Uttar Pradesh Agora Agra Aligarh Allahabad Ayodhya Barsana
Barua Sagar Bateshwar Baldeo Chila Chitrakoot Deogarh
Gaurikund Ghaziabad Gokul Govardhan Harsil Jaunpur
Kalinjar Kalpi Kanpur Kushinagar Lucknow Mahavan
Mahoba Mathura Vrindavan Meerut Nandgaon Noida Piprahwa
Sarnath Sravasti Varanasi Wildlife    
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