Top 10 places to visit in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is a very religious place with a large number of historical monuments. Uttar Pradesh is the state of the birthplace of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. This state is often referred to as the ‘Heartland of India.’ A state whose heritage culture is boasted by everyone. All people love to come to this state for religious beliefs. This state proves to be a boon to humans as all religious sentiments are situated in this state. Besides being a spiritual state, it is also the most populous state. In this state, most ancient cities are located. Festivals are celebrated with full enthusiasm and in their true colors. Here, I want to list the top 10 places to visit in Uttar Pradesh.

Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh

When and Why to visit Uttar Pradesh

There is not any specific time to visit Uttar Pradesh. It can be visited all year round. It is not a small state, and weather is unpredictable in different cities of this state. But it is suggested to visit Uttar Pradesh between October to March. During this period the weather is pleasant. As in summertime, it becomes humid, and it can become challenging to travel in humidity. So, wintertime is the apt time, especially for tourists to places to visit in Uttar Pradesh. 

The religious beliefs, festivals, and fairs of this state, which occur regularly, act as vital factors to attract many tourists. This state’s ethnicity, culture, and language are the main factors and enough to cast a spell on tourists. Some of the tourist places to visit in Uttar Pradesh include the holy Ganges river, Kumbh mela, Triveni Sangam, sacred sites. 

There are many places in Uttar Pradesh to visit; one may get confused about which place to visit. So, to eradicate this confusion, I want to list the best places to visit in Uttar Pradesh. 

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10) Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri, a town in Agra district, at a distance of 40km from Agra. A very famous tourist attraction. This city is made of red sandstone and was founded in 1571 by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Now it has become a UNESCO world heritage site. The architecture is so brilliant that many tourists get attracted to it. The look of Fatehpur Sikri during sunset becomes splendid. 

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 1 day

9) Kanpur

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Kanpur, is the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, is located on the holy Ganges banks. It is one of the state’s industrial capital for the textile, chemical, and leather industries. Kanpur is a perfect spot for tourists and a pilgrimage destination too. In Kanpur, an ideal blend of culture, history, architecture, commerce is found. Kanpur has lovely gardens, temples, and regal buildings. IIT Kanpur is the prominent educational Institute. One of the wealthiest areas. It includes various recreational sites like Allen forest zoo, museums, amusement parks. 

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 2-3 days

8) Jhansi

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Jhansi is the city of Rani Laxmi Bai, a perfect sculpture of history. It is located on the banks of the Betwa and Pahunch rivers. Originally Jhansi was known as Balwantnagar. Jhansi got its name from Jhansi fort. These facts prove to be important landmarks to connect with history. This place consists of many forts, which draws many individuals to this place. The architecture of forts is so unique and so fascinating. Jhansi has now become the 3rd cleanest city in Uttar Pradesh. 

  • Best time – November to March
  • The time required – 1-2 days

7) Lucknow 

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Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is located on the banks of river Gomti. City of nawabs and kebabs, and a massive bundle of architecture and history. Patterns of dance, food, and music are totally different and very unique. This city is home to various Mughal architecture like Bada Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, and Chattar Manjil. It also includes multiple parks like Qaisar Bagh, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park, and many more. Biryani is the famous dish of this place. Bazaars of this place are so crowded but most attractive for shopping due to work on clothes. 

Rumi Darwaza, Mughal Gateway divides Lucknow into ‘Old Lucknow,’ ancient and more crowded, and ‘New Lucknow,’ urban and planned. 

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 1-2 days

6) Allahabad

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Allahabad, now known as Prayagraj, is the second oldest city in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. This place is famous for Triveni Sangam, the meeting point of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. The main attraction to visit this place is Maha Kumbh Mela; on this day, authentic culture is presented and held every twelve years. This place-name is mentioned in Mahabharata as Kaushambi. There are many beautiful parks like Sumitranandan park and Chandrashekhar Azad Park. One will not forget the visit to this place because it lacks culture, customs, or history.

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 1-2 days

5) Varanasi

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Varanasi, Kashi or Banaras, located on the Ganges river banks, is a very holy city of Uttar Pradesh. One of the oldest cities still living in Uttar Pradesh. It consists of a massive number of temples, ghats, and shrines so that anyone can seek the blessings of God. This city is also known as Lord Shivani city. Many people come to this city to bathe in holy Ganga, as all sins vanish from body and soul becomes pure. It would be best if you tried boat riding. The aarti sessions of holy Ganges river is so spiritual that it will purify your mind and soul. 

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 2-3 days

4) Agra

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Agra is a beautiful city situated on the river Yamuna banks, part of Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc Tourist Circuit. It is also the home of one of the historical monuments, the Taj Mahal, which comes under the world’s seven wonders. Also famous for Agra Red Fort, and consist of Delhi and Jaipur Golden Triangle tourist circuit. Agra is considered one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Agra is not only related to the Mughal Dynasty. Its mentions are in Mahabharata, which makes this place holy for both Hindus and Muslims. 

  • Best time – October to March. 
  • The time required – 1-2 days
  • Timing of Taj Mahal – 6AM to 6:30 PM. 
  • Entry fee for Taj Mahal – Rs. 45 (additional Rs. 200 to see main tomb.) 
  • Timing of Agra Red Fort – 6 AM to 6 PM.
  • Entry fee – Rs. 40, for foreigners, it is Rs. 550.

3) Vrindavan

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Vrindavan is a city situated in Mathura district, a holy town with Govardhan and Gokul, and located on the Yamuna river bank. It also includes many temples, but Radha Raman Temple is a very encouraging and must-visit place, dates back to 1542. It is known that the deity of God is self-manifested from shaligram shilas. Yamuna Puja on Keshi Ghat, a wonderful experience. Not to miss out on an opportunity. 

One of Vrindavan’s temples is Chandrodaya Mandir, the most expensive temple and the world’s tallest temple. One should see this temple’s sight. 

  • Best time – September to March
  • The time required – 1-2 days

2) Mathura

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Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, also one of Sapta Puri. A small town dotted with a large number of temples ranging from ancient times. This place is famous for its wide range of religious temples like Birla Mandir, Banke Bihari Temple, Iskcon Temple, and many more. It consists of architecture with white marble. This place is away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 1-2 days

1) Ayodhya

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Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, also known as Ram Janmabhoomi. An important ancient city of Uttar Pradesh, on the bank of Saryu river. Also, one of the most important pilgrimage sites is called Sapta Puri. Also one of the seven sacred cities. A very holy place for Hindus as this place is associated with the great Indian epic Ramayana. 

  • Best time – October to March
  • The time required – 1 day

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