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Uttar Pradesh Religious and Cultural Tours

Uttar Pradesh is the fifth largest and heavily populated Indian state, popularly called as UP. Lucknow being its capital, this northern Indian state draws a large number of both national and international tourists year round. From the tourism point of view UP is very famous for one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal and also provides tourists with many historical monuments, religious places, wildlife forests and heritage sites.

Monuments of Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Bada Imambara, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Sikandra, Jehangir Palace, Dhamekh Stupa, mini Taj and Kalinjari Fort, Surat Bhavan Palace, Mahesh Vilas Palace, are popular UP historical monuments.

UP Traditional Fairs & Festivals

Ganga Mahotsava, Ramlila, Janmashtmi Fair, Maha Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh, Latthmar Holi, Kailash Fair, Ramnavmi Mela, Deva Mela, Sardhana Christian Fair, Taj Mahotsava, Lucknow Mahotsava, and Yoga Festival are popular fairs and festivals of UP.

Cuisines, Arts & Crafts of UP

Kundan Kaliya, Shami Kabab, Nehari Khaas, Nargisi Kofta, Pasanda Kabab, Mathura ke Dubkiwale Aloo, Masala Bhindi, Lucknowi Koftas, Dal Kachori, Aloo Dum Awadhi, Matar Pulao and Kesari Mishthan are few popular UP dishes. Uttar Pradesh arts and crafts are famous worldwide offering silken saris, earthen pottery, carpet weaving, art metal brass ware, glass ware and chikankari embroidery.

People, Language & Culture of UP

Uttar Pradesh has a majority of Hindus while large percentages of Muslims, Buddhists & Christians also reside here. Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Gujari, Haryanvi and Bundeli and Braj Bhasha are common UP languages. Uttar Pradesh culture is rich where heritage songs like classical, folk, semi-classical and semi-folk are sung with Ghazals and Quawwalis. An integral part of UP culture is Kathak dance.

UP Tourist Destinations

Allahabad: Counted among the holiest cities of India, well known for Kumbh Mela, Sangam of Ganga and Yamuna rivers, Alfred & Minto Park, Anand Bhawan and Allahabad Museum.

Agra: World famous for Taj Mahal and other tourist attractions like Agra Fort, Sikandra, Ram Bagh and Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Fatehpur Sikri.

Lucknow: The capital of Uttar Pradesh situated on the banks of Gomati River is famous for archaeological monuments, gardens, ancient buildings, Mughlai cuisine, kite-flying festival, courtly manners, Charbagh, Qauwwali, Chikankari embroidery, Kabobs and Lucknow Nawabs.

Uttar Pradesh Travel and Lodging

Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, and Varanasi all have airports, connected by regular flights to cities like Delhi and Mumbai. National Highways 2, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 45 and a number of State Highways & rail lines run through the state, connecting UP to the rest of the country. For all important requirements of tourists, Govt approved 2, 3 and 5 star hotels are available in UP providing luxurious amenities to their guests.