States Uttar Pradesh

UTTAR PRADESH TRAVEL GUIDE

Uttar Pradesh conjures an image of acres and acres wide swaying fields; ancient Hindu temples on the bank of meandering rivers; and towns and cities with narrow alleys where a rich culture inhabits. Home to one of the world’s ancient most cities, and that of the iconic Taj Mahal; the origin place of two most prominent religions as well as of one of the important classical dance forms in India, Uttar Pradesh in North India is an unmissable holiday destination.

Capital: Lucknow Location: North India

Best Time to Visit Uttarpradesh:

The months between November and February are ideal for visiting Uttar Pradesh.

Why Visit Uttarpradesh?

For heritage tour, architecture, Hindu pilgrimage, wildlife tour, birdwatching, cultural tour, handicraft and art, food tour, shopping, chikankari and brass work, Buddhist pilgrimage, Jain pilgrimage, Christian pilgrimage, and for sighting the iconic Taj Mahal.

Temperature
  • 24°C to 45°C

    Summer
    March to May

  • 21°C to 35°C

    Monsoon
    July to Sep

  • 5°C to 22°C

    Winter
    October to March

An Insight into Uttar Pradesh Tourism

The epitome of diversity, Uttar Pradesh welcomes you to its unmatched land of rich history, culture, art, and traditions. This 4th largest state in India that spreads in an area of 243,290 sq km is the origin place of two most prominent religions in the world - Buddhism and Jainism. Apparently, Uttar Pradesh has a lot to offer other than the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, which of course is its top tourist destination. The North Indian state is also home to numerous significant Hindu temples, Muslim places of worship (Dargah and Masjid) as well as Christian pilgrimage destinations affirming being an important religious place in the country. The holy city of Varanasi, which also happens to be one of the ancient inhabited cities in the world is located in Uttar Pradesh. The alleys of Varanasi has a long string of stories to narrate to the travellers, where its ghats have the potential to keep you lost in thoughts for hours, and oh the pretty Banarasi Sarees, can show you what love at first sight truly means.

Have a penchant for clothing? A warm welcome to the capital city, Lucknow where the Chikankari suits, kurta, and sarees are going to leave you spoilt for choice. The city also has delectable cuisine on offer to revive your energy when you’re tired after hopping from one shop to another catering to the shopaholic side of you. Also popular for Bada and Chhota Imambara along with other modern-day parks and mall, this travel destination in Uttar Pradesh is a must visit. Offering an experience of a lifetime is the city of Prayagraj, formerly Allahabad that hosts one of the largest religious gathering in the world - Kumbh Mela. Sanctified by the confluence of the sacred most rivers of India - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati, this pilgrimage destination in Uttar Pradesh also has a close association with Indian politics. The state is also home to Lord Rama and Lord Krishna and their sacred abodes of Ayodhya, Vrindavan, and Mathura have pilgrims doing rounds throughout the year.

Uttar Pradesh is a significant destination for Buddhist and Jain followers as well, and thus the pilgrims have the chance to pay homage to important religious centres like Sarnath and Kushinagar. The cultural alleys of Uttar Pradesh are equally heartwarming, where on one hand the food, of the variety of biryani to kebabs to korma and sweets keeps you satiated, the brass and bronze ware from Moradabad, the bangles and glassware from Firozabad, locks from Aligarh, and the zardozi and silk sarees from Varanasi have enough to win accolades. Uttar Pradesh is also the origin centre of one of the eight classical dances in India - Kathak eventually making the state one of the prominent cultural centres in the country. The state is also opulent in wildlife and encompasses numerous wildlife sanctuaries and fewer national parks that are home to a variety of flora and fauna.

Dudhwa National Park and Okhla Bird Sanctuary are amongst the top wildlife destinations in Uttar Pradesh. The avenue of heritage tour is open across the length and breadth of the state with the capital city Lucknow reflecting the rich Mughal and British architecture to Varanasi showcasing a meld of Nagara style of architecture along with Mughal architecture. While on the other side, the gradually developing cities of Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Ghaziabad, and Greater Noida have a different side of architecture on display with its skyscraping housing societies and massive malls. The DLF Mall of India, Noida is not only one of the biggest malls in the country but also amongst the largest. Uttar Pradesh is expanding its tourism with hosting international level festivals like - Kumbh and Taj Mahotsav, which is apparently helping travellers learn about its rich history and culture. A holiday here is truly an authentic incredible India experience.

Popular Tour Packages for Uttar Pradesh

The narrow alleyways and towering gates, the sacred places of worship, and the rich wildlife, all anticipate your arrival in incredible Uttar Pradesh. Choose from our wide range of tour packages, and opt for a holiday of your choice. Our Uttar Pradesh travel packages are crafted to offer you an unforgettable tour experience keeping in mind both your budget and interest.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Uttar Pradesh

Synonymous with the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh is also home to plethora of tourist attractions that sit by the sacred rivers Yamuna and Ganga. Relish an encounter with its rich heritage in travel destinations like Varanasi, Lucknow, Ayodhya, and Agra; savour its opulent cultural and spiritual side in Allahabad, Vrindavan, Mathura, and Sarnath; and get enthralled with its rich flora and fauna at tourism places like Dudhwa National Park and Okhla Bird Sanctuary.

Best Budget & Luxury Hotels in Uttar Pradesh

The top tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh proffer the best accommodation facility along with warm hospitality to its guests. Ranging from boutique hotels to the 1-star and budget properties, the staying options in Uttar Pradesh are in plenty. Find the best hotels and resorts in the wildlife reserves along with those with the best views from the hotels of the top travel places including Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, and more.

Top Things to Do on Your Holiday to Uttar Pradesh

Reflecting the rich heritage and culture of incredible India, Uttar Pradesh renders an opportunity to enjoy the best heritage tours to cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Allahabad; wildlife tours in Dudhwa National Park and more than 20 other wildlife reserves; pilgrimage and spiritual tours to Vrindavan, Mathura, Sarnath, Kapilvastu, and Kushinagar. Shopping in Uttar Pradesh for Chikan work, brass and bronze ware, bangles and locks is also one of the best things to do.

Uttar Pradesh Travel Information

Find the relevant information on how to plan hassle free trip to Uttar Pradesh. We have put together the best travel guide which include details on how to reach Uttar Pradesh by different means of transport along with authentic information on various trains, flights and buses. Find details on best time to visit Uttar Pradesh with average temperature in different seasons. Also explore the best places to visit for cultural tour, heritage attractions or sightseeing tour in the state with the help of the map made easy for you to navigate.