A Visual Tour of Uttar Pradesh's Rich Heritage

If you are culturally and historically inclined, Uttar Pradesh is the state you need to plan for your next holiday
A panoramic view of Dashashvamedha Ghat in Varanasi
A panoramic view of Dashashvamedha Ghat in Varanasi

The timeless beauty of Taj Mahal, the ghat in Varanasi teeming with devotees, Lord's Krishna's Vrindavan, the Awadhi goodness from Lucknow, most of us know of these iconic places for all the right reasons. But when we think of them, do we think Uttar Pradesh Do we stop and wonder what a historically and culturally rich a state Uttar Pradesh is If not, maybe it's time we do that. Out of the state's many places with rich heritage, we bring you some of the most important ones and along with the visual guide, reasons why you need to consider adding these heritage sites for your next holiday exploring India, one state at a time.

Taj Mahal in Agra

The 1631 monument, popularly known as the finest expression of love, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaj Mahal. The structure in white marble is a stunning work of art, from the best minds and skills from Italy and Persia.

Bara Imambara in Lucknow

One of the largest structures in whole of Lucknow, the Bara Imambara is an architectural marvel with a large vaulted hall standing without wooden supports, Bhul-Bhulaiya (maze), baoli (step well), sprawling gardens, to name a few.

Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri

The Buland Darwaza is the highest and the grandest gateway in India. A grand 15-storey to be precise.

Dashashvamedha Ghat in Varanasi

From dusk to dawn, this ghat is a fascinating sight. Dashashvamedha Ghat is the best entry point for any visitors interested in taking part in the Ganga Aarti or just there for the sights. When visiting the ghat, one thing one must do is take a boat ride on the Ganga River. The ghat is one of the most photogenic spots in India.

All Saints Cathedral in Allahabad

One of the finest Anglican Cathedrals in India, the 1870 All Saints Cathedral in Allahabad is a stunning structure, stained glasswork and marble alter adding to its beauty and charm. The church is built in the 13th century Gothic style.

Jhansi Fort in Jhansi

This magnificent fort was built in the 17th century as an army stronghold by King Bir Singh Judeo of Orchha. But you probably know about this famous fort as one of the most integral aspects of the fierce battle led by Rani Laxmi Bai.

Stupa in Kapilvastu

The site was discovered in 1973-74 and in case you are wondering why is this important, then here's why&mdashthe Stupa is said to have contained the bone relics of Buddha according to the ancient Brahmi inscriptions that were found in the village of Piprahwa. But don't just come here for the Stupa, you will also find the ruins of the royal palace of the Shakya clan, home of Prince Gautam before he became Lord Buddha.

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