Tourist places in Uttar Pradesh

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Here are the top 35 places to visit in Uttar Pradesh in 2020:

1. Agra

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Located on the banks of River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a popular tourist destination as it is home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is a sneak peek into the architectural history and legacy of the Mughal empire with two other UNESCO World Heritage S...

Best Time: October to March

2. Varanasi

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World's oldest living city, Varanasi - also known as Kashi (City of Life) and Benaras, is the spiritual capital of India. It is one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. The old city of Varanasi lies along the western banks of the Ganges, spread across a labyrinth of narrow galis. Be&...

Best Time: October to March

3. Vrindavan

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One of the oldest cities on the banks of Yamuna, Vrindavan is considered to be one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the devotees of Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna had spent his childhood in Vrindavan. The name of the city has been derived from Vrinda (meaning basil) and van (mea...

Best Time: October to March

4. Lucknow

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The capital and the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, situated on the banks of river Gomti, welcomes you with a heartwarming note of "Muskuraiyein, kyunki aap Lucknow mein hai". A city of kebabs and nawabs, of architecture and history, of literature and culture – that is Lucknow in a nuts...

Best Time: October to March

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5. Allahabad

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Allahabad,  now officially known as Prayagraj, is a city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Reminiscent of all that is spiritual and sacred in Hinduism, Allahabad is famous for Triveni Sangam or the meeting point of three rivers - the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati. Built on th...

Best Time: October to March

6. Sarnath

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A quiet and spiritual town set amidst the otherwise densely populated state of Uttar Pradesh, Sarnath is a city of historical marvel with numerous Buddhist stupas, museums, excavated ancient sites and beautiful temples that prove to be a source of immense wonder and astonishment to tourists due to t...

Best Time: October to March

7. Mathura

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One of Hinduism's seven sacred cities, Mathura is the birthplace of the very beloved Lord Krishna. Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura and Vrindavan are often considered twin cities (located only 10km away from each other). Mathura is a small town dotted with temples from various ages and...

Best Time: October to March

8. Fatehpur Sikri

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Located at a distance of 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a town in Agra district and a famous tourist attraction. A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1571 century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the ca...

9. Vindhyachal

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Vindhyachal is a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot closer to Mirzapur and Varanasi and has several temples in the vicinity with their own interesting stories. 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.

Best Time: October to March

10. Chitrakoot

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Chitrakoot, a small town situated in the north Vindhyan range, is located over the districts of Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh and Satna in Madhya Pradesh. It holds great importance according to Hindu mythology and the epic Ramayana. Legends have it that Chitrakoot was the place where Lord Ra...

Best Time: July to March

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11. Ayodhya

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Ayodhya, located on the banks of river Sarayu in Uttar Pradesh, is one of the seven sacred cities for Hindus. Ayodhya plays a critical role in the Hindu epic of Ramayana as it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. This religious town is also the birthplace of four of Jainism's 24 Tirthankar...

Best Time: October to March

12. Dudhwa National Park

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Nestled in the Lakhimpur-Kheri District of Uttar Pradesh on Indo-Nepal border, Dudhwa National Park is all about wildlife, nature and diversity and is a perfect getaway for nature buffs and wildlife lovers.

Best Time: December to Apr

13. 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, among others.

Best Time: November to March

14. 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. Sitting at the very south in the Bundelkhand region and built on the banks of the Betwa and Pahunch rivers, Jhansi is popular as the place where Rani Laxmi Bai, who is...

15. Hastinapur

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Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the centre to the glorious tales of the epic Mahabharata. Situated on the banks of Ganga near Meerut in UP, Hastinapur is also the birth place of three Jain Teerthankara, and it has become an important centre of pilgrimage for the Jains.

Best Time: October to March

16. 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. No...

Best Time: September to December, February to March

17. Kanpur

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Situated on the banks of Ganges, Kanpur is one of the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh, and the industrial capital of the state known for its chemical, textile and leather industries. Known for its immense human resource, it has also earned a reputation as the eleventh most populous agglomeratio...

18. Muzaffarnagar

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Muzaffarnagar is a municipal board in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh which is also the headquarter of the district. Located in the centre of the highly-fertile upper Ganga-Yamuna Doab region on the Delhi-Haridwar highway, Muzaffarnagar is one of the most prosperous cities of the state ...

19. Ghaziabad

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Ghaziabad can be best described as the "Gateway to Uttar Pradesh". Although geographically located in Uttar Pradesh, it forms part of the Delhi NCR (National Capital Region). Given its proximity to the national capital, the social life of the rapidly developing town is intertwined with that of Delhi...

Best Time: October to December, February to March

20. 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, forming part of the National Capital Region (Delhi-NCR). With an exciting pas...

21. Aligarh

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Nestled in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh has grown as a prominent educational and commercial centre in Northern India. Known as Kol or Koli in the ancient times, the city is said to have been founded by the Dor Rajputs in 372 AD and has housed the famous Aligarh Muslim University sinc...

22. 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. As a result of t...

23. 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. The Loni Fort being another attraction in the city is believed to...

24. Kushinagar

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Located in the north-eastern region of Uttar Pradesh near Gorakhpur, Kushinagar is a prominent Buddhism pilgrimage site. This religious town is believed to be the place where Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana, making Kushinagar an international tourist destination, especially among the fol...

25. 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 Radha Rani as the Hindu goddess Radha (Lord Krishna's consort) was born in this city. Barsana is also popular for the grand celebration p...

26. 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. A city that holds the ancient Bodhi Vriksh (tree) is not unfamilia...

27. Garhmukteshwar

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At just about 110 km from Delhi, Garhmukteshwar is a heritage town that dates back to having been part of ancient Hastinapur. It currently falls in the Hapur District of Uttar Pradesh. One of the famous road trip routes from Delhi, this is the closest point where one can take a bath in the Holy Gang...

28. 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 be...

29. 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 Archae...

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,...

31. 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 ...

32. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

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Also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is located in Unnao near Lucknow. Engulfed by dense forests, this bird sanctuary is home to over 250 species birds and is also a great place to spot other wildlife.

33. 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 templ...

34. 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.

35. 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 ...

FAQs on Uttar Pradesh

What is not so good about Uttar pradesh?

While UP happens to be a popular centre for tourism, the infrastructural facilities on local transportation, maintenance and management of tourists spots aren't in the best form.

How much does a package cost for Uttar pradesh?

The packages for Uttar pradesh start at INR 1400 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Uttar pradesh?

The top things to do in Uttar pradesh are Agra, Varanasi, Vrindavan, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mathura. You can see all the places to visit in Uttar pradesh here

Who should visit Uttar pradesh?

Uttar Pradesh has something for everyone; from couples to families, a group of friends to solo backpackers.

What is the best time to visit Uttar pradesh?

While one can visit Uttar Pradesh all year around, it is best suggested for tourists to go for it between October to March as the weather gets pleasant with the approaching winters and the chill in the air is a welcome change for travelers.

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What is the local food in Uttar pradesh?

UP has a mix of utterly mouth-watering dishes ranging from street food like Chaat, Samosas and Pakodas to exquisite delicacies like the princely Laknavi spread. Like its people, UP has a diversity in its cuisine as well with the famous Nawabi food calling UP its home. The royal patronage influences the cooking techniques. The famous recipes of the state include tundey kebabs and kakori kebabs spiced to make anyone's mouth water. Awadhi cuisine's dominance is more widespread on UP's menu, and the dishes such as Kababs, Samosa, Chaat, Kofta, Kachori and Chole Bhature as well as delicious deserts like Rabdi, Gujia, Qulfi, Kheer, Jalebi, Ras Malai and Petha define the cuisine of the state.
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