Top 6 Tourist Places To Visit In Uttar Pradesh, India

Uttar Pradesh, Heart Of India, is most populous state situated in northern India. Uttar Pradesh is loaded with a lot of beautiful tourist places not only gifted by nature but also by man made monuments.

A large part of Uttar Pradesh is covered by holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It is the only state in India which has one wonder out of seven wonders of world that is Agra.

The seven most important pilgrimage sites (Mokshdayini Sapt Puri) in Hinduism are :

  • Ayodhya
  • Mathura
  • Haridwar (Maya)
  • Varanasi (Kashi)
  • Kanchi (Kanchipuram)
  • Avantika (Ujjain)
  • Dwarka (Dvaravati)

Haridwar : One of the Mokshdayini Sapt Puri in Uttarakhand

Uttar Pradesh is the only state which has three pilgrimage sites out of seven most important pilgrimage sites (Mokshdayini Sapt Puri) for Hindus that is Varanasi, Mathura and Ayodhya.

Here is list of top 6 tourist places to visit in uttar pradesh, india.

1. Mathura

Kusuma Sarovar Ghat, Mathura
Credit : Gaura / Wikimedia Commons

Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Shri Krishna, is situated at bank of Yamuna river. Mathura is considered as the heart of Braj Bhoomi, land of Shri Krishna (Krishnanagri).

Mathura is one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites in Hinduism. Vrindavan is said to be twin city of Mathura. There are about more than 25 ghats out of which Vishram Ghat is most sacred. It is Vishram Ghat where Shri Krishna rested after killing Kansa.

Mathura is very famous for holi and Janmashtami. You will feel Lord Shri Krishna everywhere in Mathura which make it great tourist place for Shri Krishna’s devotees.

Place Of Interest

  • Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
  • Shri Dwarkadheesh Temple
  • Vishram Ghat (place where Shri Krishna rested after killing Kansa)
  • Govind Dev Temple
  • Iskan Temple
  • Kusum Sarovar
  • Shri Keshav Dev Temple
  • Shri Rangaaji Temple
  • Peepleshwar Mahadev Mandir
  • Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir
  • Government Museum Mathura

2. Agra

The Taj Mahal, Agra
Credit : Matthew T Rader / Wikimedia Commons

Agra, also know as Taj City, which attract people worldwide towards it because of a beautiful monument Taj Mahal, a symbol of Love.

Agar is situated on bank of Yamuna river. This city make you feel the Taste of Braj culture. Taj Mahal which is included in seven wonders of world.

The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites which make it a famous tourist place destination. Agra is very famous for Petha.

Place Of Interest

  • Taj Mahal (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Sikandra’s Tomb
  • Akbar’s Tomb
  • China Ka Rauza
  • Tomb of Mariam Uz Zamin
  • Ram Bagh
  • Guru Ka Taal

3. Ayodhya

Ayodhya Saryu Ghat
Credit : रूही / Wikimedia Commons

Ayodhya, known as Saket, is birthplace of Lord Shri Ram. Ayodhya is one of the seven holiest place of Hindus. It is situated at east bank of Saryu river.

The famous epics, Valmiki Ramayan and Shri Ramcharitmanas exhibit the splendour of Ayodhya. Ramkot is main hub of worship. It is great tourist place for Shri Ram’s devotees.

Place Of Interest

  • Ramkot
  • Hanuman Garhi Fort
  • Nageshwarnath Temple
  • Kanak Bhawan
  • Brahma Kund
  • Ram Janmabhoomi Temple
  • Ram ki Paidi
  • Vijayraghav Mandir

4. Varanasi

Dashawamedha Ghat, Varanasi
Credit : Santosh Kumar Velamala / Wikimedia Commons

Also known as Kashi, Banaras. Varanasi is religious capital of India. This place is associated with Lord Shiva.

Varanasi is also known as City Of God and most sacred place of Hindu. Varanasi is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu and it is said that one get free from all sins after bathing in sacred river Ganga.

In Varanasi, you will see small – small temple at every place about half to one kilometre. Varanasi is famous for his 88 Ghats and Lord Vishwanath Temple which makes it beautiful tourist place.

Place Of Interest

  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Old and main Temple)
  • Shri Vishwanath Temple (inside campus of Banaras Hindu University)
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Assi Ghat
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Harishchandra Ghat
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
  • Durga Kund
  • Dhamesh Stupa

5. Prayagraj

Allahabad Fort
Credit : Yashsaboo99 / Wikimedia Commons

Prayagraj, known as Allahabad, is important pilgrimage associated with Lord Brahma, the creator. Prayagraj is also known as Sangam City which is meeting point of sacred river Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati river.

This city is famous for Kumbh Mela which takes place once in 12 years. Prayagraj is Judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court. Prayagraj is second oldest living city in country.

Place Of Interest

  • Triveni Sangam
  • Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir
  • Allahabad High Court
  • Khusro Bagh (Tomb of Nithar)
  • Prayagraj Fort
  • Anand Bhawan Museum
  • All Saints’ Cathedral

6. Lucknow

Chota Imambara , Lucknow
Credit : PP Yoonus / Wikimedia Commons

Lucknow, Land Of Nawabs, is capital of Uttar Pradesh. The city is named after Lakshmana, a hero in great Epic Ramayan.

A lot of man – made beautiful monuments and arts which makes it a beautiful tourist place not only for India but also from outside who loves arts and painting. Lucknow is very famous for Biryani and Kebabs.

Place Of Interest

  • Bada Imambara
  • Chhota Imambara
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Aminabagh
  • All Saints Garrison Church
  • Begam Hazrat Mahal Park
  • Tomb of Mir Babar Ali Anis
  • La Martiniere Lucknow

This is not end of Tourist places in Uttar Pradesh. Besides it, there are a number of wonderful and beautiful tourist places, man made monuments and temples which is not possible to cover those places at a time.

Leave a Reply