Uttar Pradesh is bounded by Nepal on the North, Himachal Pradesh on the northwest, Madhya Pradesh on the south, Haryana on the west, Rajasthan on the southwest, and bihar on the east.
Wheat, rice, sugar cane, apples, mango, pulses, oil seeds and potatoes are the main crops of Uttar Pradesh.
The service sector comprises of travel and tourism, hotel industry, real estate, insurance and financial consultancies.
Uttar Pradesh attracts a large number of tourists. The famous Taj Mahal of Agra is located in this state. It also hosts the world famous 'Kumbh Mela'.
It has many state of the art hotels to cater to the lodging needs of visitors, both national and international.
Other important cities in Uttar Pradesh are Allahabad, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Mathura.
Uttar Pradesh State Information
|Date of formation||26. Jan. 1950|
|Chief Minister||Akhilesh Yadav|
|Tourist attractions||Taj Mahal, Sangam, Varanasi, Mussoorie|
|Festivals||Karva Chauth, Annakoot, Shitala Ashtami, Eid|
|Major dance and music forms||Kathak, Lucknow and Benares Gharanas of music|
|Arts and crafts||Chikankari or shadow-work embroidery; Baranasi brocades which inclu the zari, amru and abrawan; Sanjhi or the art of cutting paper stencils.|
|Size||2,40,928 sq. km|
|Rivers||Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti, Ghaghra, Ramganga, Betwa|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries||Dudhwa NP, Corbett NP, Kedarnath WS, Govind WS|
|State animal||Swamp Deer|
|State bird||Sarus crane|
|State flower||Brahm kamal|
|Major crops||Wheat, rice, pulses, apples|
|Factoids||The ancient Dhamek Stupa marks the spot where Buddha gave his first sermon in Sarnath.|
|Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his dead wife Mumtaz Mahal; the tomb took 22 years to build|
Last Updated on : 12/14/2012