Planning a vacation to Uttar Pradesh? Add these beautiful destinations in your ‘must visit’ list

The land of ‘Triveni Sangamam’ where two of the most important rivers of the country meet- Ganga and Yamuna. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the country with over 200 million inhabitants. Historically this was a land where politics and administration flourished under the dynasties of Mughal, Maurya, Harsha, Gupta, and Delhi Sultanate.

Taj Mahal

Located on the banks of river Yamuna this monumental structure is listed among the 7 wonders of the world. Taj Mahal is widely regarded as the eternal symbol of love. It was constructed by Moghul king Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Begum. The structure now houses both the tomb.

Jama Masjid

This is the largest mosque in the country which was commissioned by Moghul king Shah Jahan in 1644. This massive mosque can reportedly hold around 25000 people at a time. This has a similar red sandstone cut as that of the red fort.

Jhansi Fort

Located on a hilltop in the Bangira district of Uttar Pradesh. This historically prominent fort was the residence of the great queen Jhansi. 3 km away from Jhansi railway station this massive fortress once served as the stronghold for Chandela Kings. Plan your visit in February to enjoy the grand Jhansi Mohotsav.

Sun Temple

As the name suggests this temple structure is dedicated to the sun god. There is a number of other similar structure scattered around the globe pledging its allegiance to the sun god. In India, the sun god is worshipped under the name Surya and is the central deity for the temple.

Fatehpur Sikri

This famous city is made up of red sandstone and is located about 40 km from Agra. The city is one of the most popular tourist towns in the state. This UNESCO world heritage site houses Jhoda Bai Palace, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Buland Darwaza, and much more.