About Uttar Pradesh :
Sprawling in an area of 2,94,411 sq km, Uttar Pradesh is one of the most populous state of India. The state is kaleidoscope of diverse cultures and religions. It is believed that Vedic literature marks its origin in the magnificent land of this state. Uttar Pradesh holds pride in being a home to ethereal Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Every year thousands of tourists visit some popular cities of Uttar Pradesh like Agra, Ayodhya, Lucknow, Mathura, Sarnath, Fatehpur Sikri etc. to spend vacations and explore unmatched charms of the region.
Ancient Monuments in Uttar Pradesh :
Amazing artistry of humans from ancient times are visible in several sites and monuments, present in every nook and corner of Uttar Pradesh. Cities like Agra, Lucknow and Fatehpur Sikri are the hub of human creations representing myriad facets of art and architecture associated with glorious bygone era.
The architectural beauty of white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal leaves the tourist mesmerized. It is the most remarkable monument of Uttar Pradesh, displaying fusion of Persian, Indian and Islamic architectural styles. “The City of Victory”, Fatehpur Sikri boasts of several impressive creation of Akbar built in Islamic and Hindu style of architecture. Monuments of Lucknow like Bada Imambada, Shah Najaf Imambara and Chota Imambara, Tarunvali Kothi, adorned with intricate artistic work are worth appreciating.
Pilgrimage Destinations in Uttar Pradesh :
Uttar Pradesh tourism provides an excellent opportunity to explore the sacred Hindu cities, dotted with some ancient temples, built to commemorate some event associated with Hindu deities. Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage destination. Krishna Janam-Bhoomi is the main temple of the city and the same site where lord Krishna is believed to be born. Varanasi, steeped in mythological legacy is one of the world's oldest living cities. It was an abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and flanked with some notable temples. The temples at Ayodhya, Vrindavan, Nandgaon are worth visiting.
Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh :
Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Uttar Pradesh are great delight for wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy jeep safari and elephant safari to encounter exotic fauna species like tigers, leopards, swamp deers etc. and rich bird life including Bengal Florican, Swamp Partridge and many more. Visit popular wildlife sanctuaries like Hastinapur sanctuary, National Chambal Sanctuary, Nawab Ganj Bird Sanctuary, Dudhwa National Park to enjoy nature walk and get a glimpse of diverse fauna and avian species.
Shopping in in Uttar Pradesh :
The bustling markets of cities in Uttar Pradesh are truly shopper's paradise. Shopholics will find a wide range of souvenirs to take back home. Moradabad is world famed for its for its brassware and bronze. The miniature marble Taj Mahal, Jesus statues made of elephant bone, clothes with Chikankari work, leather products, sari of Banaras with zardozi work etc are great delight for the shopaholics.