Uttar Pradesh is located in the north-central part of India and it is by Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on the north-west, Haryana and Delhi on the west, Rajasthan on the south-west, Madhya Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on south-east and Bihar on the east. Its capital is Lucknow located in the west-central part of the state.
Famous Personalities of Uttar Pradesh
Sir Syed Amad Khan
Rani Lakshmi Bai
Historical places in Uttar Pradesh :
Taj Mahal: It is a world heritage site located on the south bank of the Yamuna river and best example of Mughal architecture in India.
Agra Fort :It is the masterpiece of the Mughal Dynasty and a world heritage site, located northwest the Taj Mahal.
Fatehpur Sikri :It is best example of Mughal architecture in India. The most important buildings in this city are Buland Darwaza,Jama Masjid,Tomb of Salim Chishti and Panch Mahal
Bara Imambara :Bara Imambara complex in Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of the city.
Varanasi Ghats :Ghats in Varanasi are considered as one of the holiest places in Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. There are 87 Ghats in Varanasi, most of them are used for bathing and puja purpose and few of them used for are cremation purpose.
Sarnath Stupa: It is located near Varanasi and an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Most famous ancient buildings and structures at Sarnath are Dhamek Stupa,Ashoka Pillar and Mulagandhakuti Vihara.
Akbar’s Tomb: Tomb of Akbar at Sikandara is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece.
Ramnagar Fort :It is located near the Ganga River in Varanasi and known for Saraswati Bhawan museum.
Popular cities in Uttar Predesh:
The people of Uttar Pradesh follow the Indian Culture which has its roots in the Hindi and Urdu literature, music, fine arts, drama and cinema.
All kinds of colorful festivals are celebrated by all communities in Uttar Predesh like Ganga Dussehra, Makar Sankranti, Raksha Bandhan, Vaishakhi Purnima, Dussehra, Krishna Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Ganesha Chaturthi, Deepawali, Shivaratri, Holi, Eid, Shab-e-Barat, Buddha Purnima, Guru Nanak's Birthday and many more.
Hindi and Urdu are official languages of Uttar Pradesh . But there some Regional languages and Mother Tongues spoken in Uttar Pradesh such as Khadi Boli/ Hindustani, Braj Bhasha, Kannauji, Bundeli, Bagheli, Awadhi, Bhojpuri
By Rail - One of the best ways to reach Uttar Pradesh is by railways. Some of the biggest railway stations in the state are Lucknow, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut, Jhansi, Agra, and Mathura..
By Road - One of the easiest ways to reach Uttar Pradesh is via roads. There are several National Highways and expressways in the state like Yamuna Express Way, Agra Expressway, NH 19, NH 34, NH 30 and NH 21.
By Air The international airports in Uttar Pradesh are Chaudhary Charan Singh Aiport in Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shashtri Aiport in Varanasi. Apart from them, there are domestic airports in Gorakhpur, Agra, Jhansi, Meerut, Prayagraj (Allahabad), and Kanpur.
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