Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh | 10 Best places to visit in Uttar Prdesh


The state of Uttar Pradesh, popularly known as the ‘heart land of India’ possesses a rich cultural heritage. It is the home to the majestic Taj Mahal, which is included in the Seven Wonders of the World. The two holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna, flow through the state. The heart land offers peace of mind and a perfect dose of nature and history to its lovers. Here, is a list of top 10 travel destinations that one must visit while on a trip to the state.

Top 10 Holiday Destinations of Uttar Pradesh

1. Agra

Agra - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

The city of Agra overtakes the capital Lucknow, this may sound odd but the main reason behind this fact is that the city is home to the majestic Taj Mahal. The city of Agra is located on the banks of River Yamuna. Apart from the Taj Mahal, the city is famous for the various other monuments as well like the Agra fort. It will never fail to amuse the visitor with the sheer brilliance of its construction.

Major Attractions of Agra

  • 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

2. Lucknow

Lucknow - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

The capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is also known as the ‘City of Nawabs’. The city retains its charm of the time, when it was the capital of the Nawabs of the Awadh region. The Nawabs made the city flourish in areas of music, literature, arts and crafts as well. Being the capital, the city of Lucknow is a home to various monuments, and will surely leave the visitor awestruck with its magnificence.

Major Attractions of Lucknow

  • Bara Imambara
  • British Residency
  • Shaheed Smarak
  • Chhota Imambara
  • Lucknow Zoo
  • Dr. Ambedkar Park
  • Gomti River Front
  • Hazratganj
  • Constantia House
  • Lucknow Museum
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Chattar Manzil
  • Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
  • Clock Tower

3. Varanasi


Varanasi - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, earlier known as Banaras, is also called the ‘religious capital of India’. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world visit the city all year round, to experience the peace of mind and attain inner peace. Considered one amongst the seven holy spots of Hindus, the city of Varanasi is a paradise for scholars as well, due to the presence of the famous Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The city of Varanasi adds a magic to the atmosphere and hole heartedly welcomes every visitor.

Major Attractions of Varanasi

  • River Ganges
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Man Mandir Ghat
  • Chaumsathi Ghat
  • Ramnagar Fort
  • Chunar Fort
  • Banaras Ghats

4. Mathura

Mathura - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Mathura is one among the seven holy spots of Hinduism and is a sacred place owing to the fact that it is considered the birth place of Lord Krishna. This ancient town has a number of temples and is visited by many pilgrims all over the world.

Major Attractions of Mathura

  • Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir
  • Jama Masjid
  • Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Kusum Sarovar
  • Radha Kund
  • Kans Qila
  • Mathura Museum
  • Raja Bharatpuras Palace
  • Govardhan Hill

5. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpuri Sikri - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Fatehpur Sikri was built by the renowned Mughal emperor Akbar. The breath taking architecture of the city attracts a number of visitors all year round. Home to many palaces, the city of Fatehpur Sikri is one of the favorite destinations for the travelers taking a tour of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Major Attractions of Fatehpur Sikri

  • Panch Mahal
  • Diwan – i – Khas
  • Buland Darwaza
  • Johdha Bai Palace
  • Lotus Throne
  • Khwabgah

6. Kanpur

Kanpur - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur, the biggest city of Uttar Pradesh is considered the commercial capital of the state. The city was earlier known as the Manchester of India.

Major Attractions of Kanpur  

  • Bithoor
  • Jajmau
  • Boodha Bargad
  • Kanpur Gardens
  • Shri Radhakrishna Temple
  • Jain Glass Temple
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Allen Forest Zoo

7. Allahabad

Allahabad - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

The city of Allahabad is located on the confluence of three holy rivers, River Ganga, River Yamuna and River Saraswati. Earlier known as Prayaga, the city witnesses one of the largest gatherings during the Kumbha Mela once in every 12 years.

Major Attractions of Allahabad        

  • Allahabad Fort
  • Patalpuri Temple And Akshaya Vat
  • Jawahar Planetarium
  • Ananda Bhawan
  • Triveni Sangam

8. Ayodhya

Ayodhya - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Another ancient city of Uttar Pradesh, Ayodhya has a religious significance and is considered birth place of Lord Rama according to Hindu mythology. A trip to the city will satisfy the religious sentiments of the visitors.

Major Attractions of Ayodhya    

  • Moti  Mahal
  • Kanak Bhawan
  • Hanuman Garhi
  • Ramkot
  • Treta Ke Thakur
  • Mausoleum of Bahu Begum
  • Gulab Bari
  • Guptar Ghat
  • Faizabad Museum

9. Vrindavan

Vrindavan - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Vrindavan is an important pilgrimage centre for the followers of Hinduism. Most of the ancient temples are found in the city, and together with Mathura the two are considered twin holy cities.

Major Attractions of Vrindavan  

  • Yamuna River
  • Govind Dev Temple
  • Iskcon Temple
  • Kesi Ghat
  • Bankey Bihari Temple
  • Shahji Temple
  • Rangaji Temple

10. Sarnath

Sarnath - Top 10 Holiday Destinations Of Uttar Pradesh

Sarnath is an important pilgrim center for the followers of Buddhism. The Jains also consider the place as holy. The place witnessed an excavation that revealed many ancient structures and making the place an important tourist attraction of Uttar Pradesh.

Major Attractions of Sarnath      

  • Chaukhandi Stupa
  • Sarnath Museum
  • Deer Park
  • Thai Temple
  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
  • Dhammek Stupa

So, if you are planning a trip to Uttar Pradesh then a visit to these places will make your trip memorable. Once you visit these places you will cherish the memories of the trip in your heart forever due to the simple and welcoming nature of the residents.

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