Uttar Pradesh The Land of Surprises

Manikarnika Ghat

Uttar Pradesh, the state depicts the stories of Gods who used to live in Mathura and Ayodhya, kings and queens who resided in Lucknow, Agra etc. and build beautiful monuments as proof of their existence, brave armies of Jhansi, Kannauj, and Kanpur. It offers destinations like Varanasi and Haridwar to sage and sinners to attain Moksha.

Most Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Uttar Pradesh

Agra for Taj Mahal,  Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula, Fatehpur Sikri, Wildlife SOS, Sikandara, Aram Bagh, Khas Mahal, Panch Mahal, Musamman Burj, Jama Masjid, Agra Art Gallery, Mehtab Bagh. Lucknow for Bara Imambara, British Residency, Chhota Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Dr Ambedkar Park, Hazratganj, Constantia House, Lucknow Museum, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park. Varanasi for River Ganges, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath, Manikarnika Ghat, and Archaeological Museum. Allahabad for Triveni Sangam, Khusro Bagh, Allahabad Museum, Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya Vat. Kanpur for Kanpur Gardens, Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Jain Glass Temple, Mecca Masjid, and Allen Forest Zoo. Mathura for Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir. Fatehpur Sikri, Sarnath, Ayodhya, Meerut, Aligarh for Ghats, temples, historical monuments, Buddhist monasteries, and museums

Nightlife in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is considered to have the most happening nightlife in North India. The large number of lounges, pubs, clubs, bars and cabarets are increasing on an everyday basis. As the light fades off Noida gets in full spring. You can dance on raunchy Bollywood numbers or can enjoy a romantic candle-light dinner in some classy lounge of the five-star hotel. Barbeque Nation, Radisson Blu in Noida, La Brezza with Enoteca Bar – Jaypee Greens in Greater Noida, Peshawari ITC Mughal in Agra, El Chico Allahabad, the Blue Bar cum Snacks in Varanasi, Lemon Grass Fine Dine and Lounge Bar in Varanasi etc. are some of the most popular nightlife destinations in Uttar Pradesh.

Food of Uttar Pradesh

Pedas from Mathura Vrindavan
Pedas from Mathura Vrindavan

People in this state love to cook, eat, and feed their guests till they beg for mercy. Delicacies like chaat, pakora, and samosa are some of the most popular street food of UP (Uttar Pradesh). Here, the food reflects the Mughals’ culinary style since Nawabs of Oudh used to be great gourmets. Lucknow’s kachori and tundra Kebabs are flavoured with rich seeds and spices and are quite popular tourist attractions. The Awadhi style of cooking shares similarities with Kashmiri and Punjabi food recipes. Some of must try dishes are –Bharwan Chicken Pasanda, Mutton Kofta, Arhar Ki Dal, Kakori Kebab, Bhindi Ka Salan, Aloo Rasedaar, Bedmi, Allahabad Ki Tehri, Baingan Ki Longe, and keema Dum.

Hotels in Uttar Pradesh

There is a range of hotels in various cities of Uttar Pradesh in accordance with your budget and preference. At Agra, you can stay at Taj resorts, ITC Mughal Agra, Oberoi Amarvilas or at more budget-friendly options like Mandakini Villas, Hotel Ganga Atithi, Hotel Deluxe Plaza, Hotel Regency etc. If you are in Varanasi, accommodations choices can be Hotel Clarks, Jukaso Ganges, Suryauday Haveli etc. Lucknow or the capital city of Uttar Pradesh’s most popular hotels are Vivanta, Comfort Inn, Hotel Manglam Tulip Inn, Hotel Dayal Paradise, Hotel Mandakini Palace, and Gemini Continental. Noida’s Savoy Suites and Radisson Blu are quite popular. Places like Sarnath and Ayodhya have budget-friendly boarding facilities.

Getting around in Uttar Pradesh

To travel from one place to another within Uttar Pradesh you can make use of trains, flights, roadways buses, MUV’s, minibuses, and rental cars. A train service like superfast and express connects all important destinations in this state. The road networks do link the smallest of villages but are in a state of repair. But the major centres which lie along National Highways can be accessed through private vehicles or by roadways buses.

Best time to visit Uttar Pradesh

Between October to March is usually the best time to visit this state since these are winter months and offer pleasant weather to travel around. Normally climate of Uttar Pradesh is dry and hot which is not very comfortable for exploring new places. If you are travelling towards Uttaranchal, then April, May, June, October, and November will be the best months.

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