Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. Its city of Agra is home to the iconic Taj Mahal monument, a colossal, domed, white-marble mausoleum honouring the wife of 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Nearby are the red-brick walls of Agra Fort, a fortified palace dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. Capital Lucknow has Muslim memorial shrines Bara Imambara and calligraphy-adorned Chota Imambara.
The history of Uttar Pradesh the Northern Indian state, stretches back technically to its formation on 1 April 1937 as the North-Western Provinces of Agra and Awadh, but the region itself shows the presence of human habitation dating back to between 85,000 and 73,000 years ago. The region seems to have been domesticated as early as 6,000 BC.
Fairs & Festivals
Uttar Pradesh has traditional, religious and state festivals organized and celebrated throughout the state. These festivals are full of messages depicting one or more aspects of human life, relationships or ancient traditions. Many of these festivals such as Deepavali, Dasara, Mohurrum, Shivratri, etc. are celebrated nation wide. Some of the popular festivals especially celebrated in U P with pomp are briefed below.
Best Time to Visit
Uttar Pradesh generally has extreme weather with summers being too hot and winters being bitterly cold. The best time to visit Uttar Pradesh is between October and March. During these months, the weather is chilly yet pleasant enough for Uttar Pradesh tourism.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR - Uttar Pradesh has four domestic airports at Lucknow, Agra, Kanpur and Varanasi. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is well-connected to the major cities of the country such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Patna and Mumbai through domestic flight operators. Varanasi and Lucknow also serve as the international airports of Uttar Pradesh. Regular flights operate between Uttar Pradesh and other regions of the country. On reaching the airport, travelers can hire taxi or take bus to reach their final destination.
BY RAIL - The most convenient way of reaching Uttar Pradesh is through rail. The main railhead of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow. Other important railway junctions are Agra, Kanpur, Faizabad, Allahabad, Mughal Sarai, Jhansi, Moradabad, Varanasi, Tundla, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Bareilly and Sitapur. All the cities and towns of the state are well-connected to different parts of the country via rail. After reaching the railway station, tourists have an option of taking taxis or buses to reach their destination.
BY ROAD - All parts of the state are connected to important cities of the country via national highways, state highways and district roads. State and private roadways buses operate on regular basis between Uttar Pradesh and other major regions of the country.
Uttar Pradesh state is the populous state of India. The state has a lot to boast of including a rich historical part, several world heritage sites, some of country’s most revered sites of Hindu and Buddhist religion, Kapilvastu, Kushinagar, Agra, Lucknow, Dudwa, Varanasi, Vrindavan, Ayodhya, Deogarh, Jhansi and many more. If you want to absorb the culturally potpourri of this Indian state along with its heritage attractions then opt for Uttar Pradesh Tour Packages by Tour Packages.