The wealth of its monuments, mystical call of its mountains and lakes, and the religious fervour that it evokes, have rendered Uttar Pradesh, one of the most fascinating states of the Indian Union. Whether one is on a spiritual quest, or in search of adventure, or just on a curiosity trip, Uttar Pradesh has something to offer to everyone. Situated in the northern part of India, it has the distinction of being the most populous state of India. In terms of area, it is the fourth largest, among all the states.
Best time to visit:
October to March
Major cities of interest:
Agra, Allahabad, Ayodhya , Jhansi, Kanpur, Mathura, Varanasi , Vrindavan.
Dudhwa national park- Lakhimpur, Nawabganj bird sanctuary, Chandraprabha sanctuary -Varanasi
Fairs & Festivals:
Kumbh mela, Kailash fair(Agra),ganga Water rally (21,22,23 feb), Taj mahotsava(18-27 feb)Ayurveda -Jhansi Mahotsava-Jhansi(19-23 oct)Ganga mahotsava- Varanasi(12-15 nov),Lucknow mahotsava(25 nov-5 dec),Budha mahotsava-Sarnath(3- 6 dec)
Throughout India: Holi, Dusshera
Sports and adventure:
Golf, Horse-riding, Trekking, Cricket
Agra Fort , Fatehpur Sikri Fort,Allahabad Fort, Jhansi Fort,Ramnagar Fort(Varanasi, Chunargarh Fort(Mirzapur).
Silk Sarees, Stone carved artifacts, Glassware, Leather crafts, Pottery, Bangles, wood carving.Wooden furniture.