UTTAR PRADESH: PLACES TO VISIT

Uttar Pradesh is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal; the Red Fort and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Varanasi,(which is also the most holy city for the Hindus). Sarnath, where the Buddha preached his first Sermon and turned the Wheel of Dharma. is also situated in this state.

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UTTAR PRADESH STATS:

TOTAL AREA: 243,286 Sq. Km (93,933 Sq. Mi) Rank: 4th
POPULATION (2011): 199,581,477 Rank: 1st
CAPITAL CITY: Lucknow  
LITERACY RATE: 67.68%  
HDI: 0.490 Rank: 7th
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Hindi, English, Urdu  
Official Website: www.upgov.nic.in/  

 

WEST: AGRA

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AGRA FORT

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Please refer for futher details on Taj Mahal: www.indiancentury.com/taj.htm

WEST: AGRA Cont.

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TAJ MAHAL

BHULAND DARWAJA BHULAND DARWAJA

BHULAND DARWAJA, FATEH PUR BIRBAL'S HOUSE, FATEH PUR SIKRI

Please Check for a description of Fateh Pur Sikri: www.indiancentury.com/fat.htm

WEST: Cont

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SHEIK SALIM CHRISTI'S TOMB, FATEH PUR SIKRI

DIWAN-I-KHA, FATEH PUR SIKRI

 ANUP TALAO, FATEH PUR SIKRI
ANUP TALAO, FATEH PUR SIKRI
DIWAN-I-KHAS, FATEH PUR SIKRI
DIWAN-I-KHAS, FATEH PUR SIKRI

 

WEST:Cont. VRINDAVAN

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EAST: VARANASI

VISHWESWARA TEMPLE
VISHWESWARA TEMPLE
PILGRIMS TAKING BATH IN HOLY GANGA RIVER
PILGRIMS TAKING BATH IN HOLY GANGA RIVER

 

DASASWAMEDH GHAT
DASASWAMEDH GHAT

 

UTHAR PRADESH: EAST/SOUTHEAST

SARNATH

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KUSHINAGAR:

LUCKNOW: CAPITAL CITY

Budhha’s Nirvana
Budhha's Nirvana
Claude Martin’s Palace, Lucknow
Claude Martin's Palace, Lucknow

 

PRESENTED BELOW ARE OTHER MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF UTTAR PRADESH

GOVIND DEV TEMPLE
GOVIND DEV TEMPLE

VISHWANATH TEMPLE
HARIDWAR, KUMBA MELA IN 2010

ISKCON TEMPLE
ISKCON TEMPLE

PAGAL BABA TEMPLE
PAGAL BABA TEMPLE

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) Barasingha
State bird Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) Sarus Crane
State flower Palash (Butea monosperma) Palash
State tree Ashoka (Saraca asoca) Ashoka
State sport Field hockey Field Hockey
State dance Kathak kathak
State seal   seal

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

WEBSITES: www.up-tourism.com/-11k
www.upgov.nic.in/-2k