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Top 8 Heritage Sites in Uttar Pradesh

Tripiwiki : 04 Mar 2021
Uttar Pradesh is at the heart of India, hence it is also known as The Heartland of India. Uttar Pradesh, the largest state in india is one of the most popular tourist destination in India. It is the home of Taj Mahal, and Hinduism's holiest city, Varanasi. It is home to Ayodhya and Mathura birthplace of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna respectively.

Following are the Top 8 Heritage Sites in Uttar Pradesh

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Agra

Agra (1 out of 8 places to visit in Agra)

Agra is an ancient historical city in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments and one of the wonders of the world is situated in the Agra city. The city itself was founded as the capital of Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585. It is also recognized as UNESCO world heritage site. city is know for attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbars Tomb and many more attractions. Agra is located at approx 231km from Delhi, 234km from Lucknow, 240km from Jaipur.

Agra Fort (2 out of 8 places to visit in Agra)

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it the important 16th-century Mughal monument also known as the Red Fort of Agra is one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Agra Fort remained the main residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. It is situated on the west bank of the Jumna River, about 2km upstream from the Taj Mahal . Agra is located at approx 231km from Delhi, 234km from Lucknow, 240km from Jaipur.

Akbars Tomb (3 out of 8 places to visit in Agra)

Akbars Tomb is located in Sikandra, a sub of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Akbar's Tomb at Sikandra is the resting place of Akbar, where one of the greatest emperors (Mughal Emperor) in the world lies buried. It was built in 1604–1613 and is situated in 119 acres of grounds is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece.

Bara Imambara, Asfi Imambara, Lucknow (4 out of 8 places to visit in Lucknow)

Bara Imambara also known as Asfi Imambara is located at the bank of Gomti River in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. This historic tomb was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784 and is a must visit place in Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow is located at approx 533km from Delhi, 335km from Agra.

Fatehpur Sikri (5 out of 8 places to visit in Agra)

Fatehpur Sikri is an ancient historical city in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. The city itself was founded as the capital of Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585. It is also recognized as UNESCO world heritage site. Located at 36km from Agra, 216km from Delhi, 207kom from Jaipur.

Ghats at Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi (6 out of 8 places to visit in Varanasi)

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while two ghats are used exclusively as cremation sites. According to the puranic sources, there are five key ghats on the riverfront, important because of their association with a defining feature of the holy city of Kashi: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Panchganga Ghat and Adi Keshav Ghat. Varanashi is located at 303km from Lucknow.

Taj Mahal (7 out of 8 places to visit in Agra)

Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments, standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India is one of the wonders of the world. Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all makes this the one of the must visit place in India and worldwide. Agra is located at approx 231km from Delhi, 234km from Lucknow, 240km from Jaipur.

Varanasi (8 out of 8 places to visit in Varanasi)

Varanasi holds the top place among the list of sacred cities in India among Hindus. It's also called the City of Lights. It lies on the western banks of the river Ganga, with plenty of mysteries and mysticism surrounding it. This pilgrimage city has more to offer than just Kashi Vishwanath Temple. There are many significant places to visit in Varanasi. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Gyan Kup aka the Gyan Vyapi Well, Ramnagar Fort etc. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while two ghats are used exclusively as cremation sites. According to the puranic sources, there are five key ghats on the riverfront, important because of their association with a defining feature of the holy city of Kashi: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Panchganga Ghat and Adi Keshav Ghat. Varanashi is located at 303km from Lucknow.


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