Couple

Uttar Pradesh is an eminent tourist destination to travel and explore with your beloved one. For the couples the state brings the greatest symbol of love the Taj Mahal. A destination on every couple’s wish list Taj Mahal is an eternal beauty and must see attraction.  Apart from it sightseeing, monuments, dventurous places, wildlife sanctuaries, festivals and fairs, temples, shrines, rivers, visit ghats are some of the things that you can do while travelling in Uttar Pradesh.  Tourists can enjoy their visit in Uttar Pradesh by experiencing  various traditional dance forms like Charkula dance, Raasleela, Kathak and pleasant folk music. Uttar Pradesh is also a delight for couples who like to eat and try new cuisines. With a huge variety of architectural, spiritual and culinary delights Uttar Pradesh is surely be a state you would love to explore. 

PLACES IN UTTAR PRADESH

Destinations

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a magnificent city which was founded in 1569 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. This city is 40 km away from Agra. It is said that Akbar went to a saint known as Shaikh Salim Chishti who lived in a city called Sikri whose blessing gave Akbar 3 sons. As a gesture of gratitude Akbar built a whole new city in Sikri and named his new capital Fatehpur Sikri or the “City of Victory”. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of the magnificent Mughal architecture at its height. There are many breathtaking sites here like a stunning mosque, Buland Darwaza, Diwan-i-am etc. The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but due to the water shortages, it was abandoned shortly. A visit to Fatehpur Sikri and is like going down the Mughal culture and History. All the monuments here are a blend of Mughal and Persian architecture.

Agra

Agra is a city offering a discovery of the beautiful era. Agra has a rich history, reflected in its numerous monuments dotted in and around the city. The earliest citation for Agra comes from the mythological era, where the epic Mahabharata refer Agra as ‘Agravana’ meaning paradise in Sanskrit. ‘Ptolemy’, the famous second century A.D. geographer, was the first person who referred Agra with its modern name. The Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodi, ruler of Lodi dynasty in 16th century. It was when Shah Jahan descended the Mughal throne that Agra reached the zenith of architectural beauty.The city lies in the Western part of Uttar Pradesh on the bank of River Yamuna. Though the wonderful allure of the Taj Mahal attracts people from around the world over to Agra, it is not a standalone attraction. The city offers a trail of fascinating tombs and mausoleums to explore. Acclaimed for its lavish crafts like Pietra Dura (marble inlay) work, rugs and leather goods, and the luscious Petha, Agra equally caters well to shopaholics and foodies.

Lucknow

Lucknow, a city which upholds many cultures, heritage and arts of Uttar Pradesh, resonating in every corner. It gained prominence when Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula shifted the capital of Awadh from Faizabad to this city in 1775. They were great patrons of arts and laid the foundation from which Lucknowi culture emerged. Whether Lucknow’s mesmerizing architecture, sweetness in its language, elegant hospitality, and sophistication in its culture, exquisite crafts or the mouth-watering cuisine, this city never fails to win hearts of every traveller. Modern day Lucknow is a spectacular synthesis of past and present. It is a bustling capital city spreading both sides of the River Gomti with sprawling parks, British Era buildings and old monuments. Lucknow is famous for its charm, nazakat (Elegance) and nafasat (Refinement) – which is holding onto this land since time immemorial. 

Mathura-Vrindavan

Located in the western part of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is a jumble of never-ending lanes teeming with folks, rickshaws, and glittering shops. The city is dotted with magnificent temples, most of them dedicated to Lord Krishna, the city’s presiding deity and its first citizen. These temples depict various phases of Lord Krishna’s life, taking the devotees back to the divine era. Mathura is an important pilgrimage destination of the Hindus and is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Lord Krishna was born around 5000 years ago on this land as an 8th child to Mata Devaki and Vasudeva in the prison cell of the tyrant Kansa, Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle. The land is daubed with an enchanting culture, which is enough to capture your heart and touch your soul. Vrindavan is a holy town in Mathura and is the most significant pilgrimage site in Braj region, attracting around 500000 pilgrims every year. It is believed that Lord Krishna spent his childhood here. Even the dust of this holy place is said to be sacred and devotees are often seen smearing it on their forehead. It is believed that Vrindavan was lost over time, until the 16th century, when it was rediscovered by the saint from Nabadwip, Chaitanya, Mahaprabhu, who travelled to Vrindavan in 1515.

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