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Top tourist places to visit in Uttar Pradesh

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Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh:

1. Agra

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Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

2. Varanasi

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Famously known as Banaras or Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga and is considered one of the holiest cities in India owing to its location and the numerous temples in it.

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3. Vrindavan

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Believed to be the place where Lord Krishna grew up, the city of Vrindavan hosts hundreds of Lord Krishna and Radha temples scattered throughout, the most famous ones being Banke Bihari temple, ISKCON temple.

4. Lucknow

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Referred to as the city of Nawabs, capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is famous for its monuments, food, clothing in all of which it you can see the traces of Mughal reign.

5. Allahabad

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Located at the meeting point of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, Allahabad is a large metro city which plays host to the famous Kumbh mela every 12 hours and has numerous attractions for tourists.

6. Mathura

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Supposed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is a city located on the banks of river Yamuna and draws flocks of Hindu tourists every year looking to visit the numerous temples in the city.

7. Sarnath

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Known for its Buddhist connection, Sarnath is a religious town with many beautiful stupas and imposing temples worth visiting.

8. Vindhyachal

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Vindhyachal is a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot closer to Mirzapur and Varanasi and has several temples. This town is situated on the banks of holy river Ganga and people come here to take a dip into it to pray to Goddess Ganga.

9. Chitrakoot

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Legends have it that Chitrkoot was the place where Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana stayed for eleven and half of their fourteen years of exile.

10. Ayodhya

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Assumed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodahya has been in controversy since about a decade now but has so much to see for its tourists, including Ram janmabhoomi and various other temples.

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11. Dudhwa National Park

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Dudhwa National Park is all about wildlife, nature and diversity and is a perfect getaway for nature buffs and wildlife lovers.

12. National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary

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Just a 1 hour drive down from Agra, this is a perfect destination for the wildlife enthusiasts. It is a habitat of some of the most endangered species, but the main attraction here are, Gharial, Red crowned turtles, Gangetic Dolphins, Indian skimmers and what not.

13. Jhansi

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The city of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh is a definite addition to every history buff or traveller who sets foot in this state. The city is at the very south in the Bundelkhand region and is built on the banks of the Betwa and Pahunch rivers.

14. Hastinapur

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Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the centre to the gloruous tales of the epic Mahabharata and is now an important Jain pilgrimage.

15. Noida

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A part of the National Capital Region, Noida, with the inauguration of Budhh international circuit for the formula one racing, Sunburn arena where international artists perform, and upcoming projects of one of the tallest buildings in North India, Noida is just busy running towards faster growth.

16. Kanpur

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Situated on the banks of Ganges, Kanpur is the one of the largest City of Uttar Pradesh, and the industrial capital of the state known for its chemical, textile and leather industries.

17. Muzaffarnagar

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Muzaffarnagar is a municipal board in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh which is also the headquarter of the district. It is also a part of the National Capital Region. The older parts of the city have many monuments of Mughal period which span across the district of Muzaffarnagar. 

18. Ghaziabad

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Ghaziabad is situated in the western parts of Uttar Pradesh and in the outskirts of Delhi. Also known as "Gateway of Uttar Pradesh", this city has evolved as one of the most dynamic Industrial cities in the country.

19. Meerut

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Rich culture, stunning monuments, significant history and lip-smacking cuisine awaits you at Meerut. This historical city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh sits at a distance of about seventy kilometres from New Delhi, the capital of the country.

20. Aligarh

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Nestled in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh has grown as a prominent educational centre as well as a commercial centre in North India. Aligarh, a city that hasn't received a lot of tourist attention in the past, has but witnessed several important events in history.

21. Firozabad

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Firozabad is a city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, at distance of 40 kilometer from Agra. Firozabad is dotted with specialty shops offering dainty glassware, colourful beads and dazzling bangles, a thriving industry for which the city has received much International acclaim.

22. Loni

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Loni, a surprisingly less known town in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, is a place of religious significance. The historical site is connected to many Hindu mythological stories. There are also many significant temples around the city.

23. Kushinagar

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Kushinagar is a city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, at a convenient distance of 51 kilometres from Gorakhpur. It is recognized as a significant spot for spiritual excursions, particularly under the faith of Buddhism.

24. Barsana

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Barsana is a place of historical significance which is located in the district of Mathura at Uttar Pradesh, India. The town is nicknamed as the Birthplace of Mata Radha as the Hindu goddess Radha was born in this city.

25. Shravasti

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A sacred land that holds importance to the Hindus, Jains and Buddhists alike, Sravasti is a cultural paradise, that lies in the heart of Uttar Pradesh. Monasteries from Thailand, Tibet and Korea bring to life every architect's dream.

26. Fatehpur Sikri

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A city, predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture. Fatehpur Sikri is home to Jodha Bai's palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and a Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments, each of which, is an integral part of the Indian heritage.

27. Bateshwar Temples

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With a backstory that is ironic to the infinite calm that they offer, Bateshwar Temples is situated in the ghats of Chambal. It is believed that some of the most infamous and sought after dacoits of the Chambal Region had made it their hiding place. The complex was in a shoddy shape until the Archaeological Survey of India decided to take matters in their own hands and restored it in 2005. The location of the temples is a major landmark for tourists seeking spiritual getaways. The temple complex is made up of 200 temples and is situated deep in the rocky cliffs of Chambal, in Madhya Pradesh. The temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva or Bateshwar Mahadev and hence are called Bateshwar Temples.

28. Bithoor

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Bithoor is a quaint little town nestled away in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, acclaimed for being an important hub of pilgrimage for Hindus. Along with its religious significance, Bithoor also has a good share of historical places of interest. Bithoor is immersed in local legends, religious myths, primeval artifacts and ancient ruins. The town was said to be the residence of Lav and Kush, prominent figures in the Hindu mythology of Ramayana. It was also rumoured to be the residing place of Lord Bramha while performing a Yajna, and the name of the town Bithoor was derived from Brahmavarta; the location where Lord Bramha stayed. The town also witnessed one of the biggest uprising movements in India’s freedom struggle. Set along the coast of the majestic Ganges, the old-world town has enough historical paraphernalia and mystique to fuel your inquisitions, and apart from that is also perfect for when you need a breather or just some time away from the chaos of cities.

29. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

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Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh is a popular tourist hotspot. Located in Unnao the bird sanctuary is engulfed by dense forests and is home to over 250 species of aviary creatures, which include domestic Indian birds as well as the birds that migrate to the sanctuary in the winter months like the Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller among others. In addition to birds the sanctuary is also an abode for reptiles like Viper, Water Snakes, Cobra, Rattlesnakes and others, it also has a deer park in the main premises. It’s the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The bird sanctuary has an interpretation centre that has been set up to study the characteristics and behaviour of a wide array of birds. A great destination for gatherings and small picnics, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary should definitely be on your itinerary for its manicured lawns, rich diversity of birds and animals and photogenic backdrops.

30. Dewa Sharif

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Situated in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, 25 kms away from Lucknow, Dewa or Dewa Sharif is a small town which is renowned world wide for the shrine of Haji Waris Ali Shah. Considered to be a prominent site of Muslim heritage, the shrine also has a mosque and a khankah within the premises, and is regularly visited by pilgrims of all religions and ethnicity as the saint preached universal botherhood. One unique fact about the shrine is that it celebrates the Hindu festival of Holi with great pomp and show. People colour themselves with gulaal and the event is a huge affair every year. The tomb of the Sufi saint is enshrined within a splendid monument boasting of fine architecture and beautiful interiors. The shrine remains especially crowded during the annual festival of Urs which is a 10 day festival during the months of October- November.

31. Pilibhit

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Pilibhit is a quaint little town cloaked in dense forest in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also called 'Basuri Nagri- the land of flutes' because of the large scale production of flutes that is undertaken here. This city with its picturesque beauty and a number of skillfully built temples with beautiful carvings is a perfect weekend getaway to refresh and relax yourself. The city is replete with places that will attract tourists and provide them with a perfect vacation. The historic and religious significance of this place will leave you dumbfounded ranging from the beautiful palaces to the pristine temples and mosques.

32. Fort of Unchagaon

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Fort Unchagaon is not just an exceptional heritage resort but also a spectacular weekend getaway. Situated majestically in the village of Unchagaon which is close to Garh Mukteshwar on Moradabad – New Delhi National Highway in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

33. Naimisharanya

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Located on the banks of Gomti River in Sitapur district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Naimisharanya is a revered Hindu temple enshrined by the God Vishnu. Also known as Nimsar, Neemsar or Nimkhar, it is one of the ‘Divya Desams’ i.e. one of the 108 Vishnu temples mentioned in the works of the scholarly Alvars (saints). The temple has been mentioned in Nalayira Divya Prabandham which is a collection of verses by composed by the 12 Alvars. Apart from this, the temple is one of the eight venerated temples that is believed to have self-manifested itself and is also called as Swayamvyaktha Kshetra.

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