Uttar Pradesh Tourism
Strategically located in the northern part of India (as the very name suggests), Uttar Pradesh has consistently dominated the politics of India to a large extent. Since Independence in 1947 till date the state has produced seven Prime Ministers out of ten in the country.
The foremost of all is definitely fabled Taj Mahal, which is as much as the emblem of Indian tourism. No word would be sufficient to describe the beauty of the monument, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Travel to Uttar Pradesh to see how the genius of men has created sheer poetry out solid marbles.
A travel to Uttar Pradesh would take you to Varanasi the oldest living city of the world. Thousands of years old temples and the Indian monks would take you to a quaint journey to the past.
|Location||Northern part of India |
Bihar in the East,
Madhya Pradesh in the South, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in the west
Uttaranchal in the north
|Latitude||Between 24° and 31° North|
|Longitude||Between 77° and 84° East|
|Area||2,36,286 sq kms|
|Climate||Summer - hot|
Winter - cold
|Average Annual Rainfall||120cms|
|Religion||Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism|
|Best Time to Visit||October to March|
|Clothing||Summer - Cottons|
Winter - Woolens
How to Reach Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is popularly known as the land of fabled Taj Mahal. The state also has a few more internationally renowned destinations within it, like: Varanasi, Lucknow. Innumerable tourists visit the state every year in lure of these destinations and many others. Tourism is considered a foremost industry in Uttar Pradesh and it contributes a lot to the state's economy. This has led to a substantial growth of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh.
The state has four domestic airports in it, namely: Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, and Varanasi. So all major destinations have own airport near it. They are connected by regular flights of important public and private airlines to cities like Delhi, Mumbai.
An extensive road network covers the state thoroughly. National Highways 2, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 45 and a number of State Highways run through the state. Agra, the most famous destination in Uttar Pradesh is nearly 4 hours drive from Delhi.
Notable tourist destinations in the state, viz: Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow are conveniently networked by Railways with the rest of the country. Many express, super-fast and passenger trains service these stations on a regular basis.
Shopping in Uttar Pradesh
Shopping in Uttar Pradesh is a veritable delight. The state has a rich tradition of handicrafts, which make for the popular items for shopping in Uttar Pradesh
In anywhere in Uttar Pradesh you would find exquisite stone carved items like: marble boxes, wall plates, table tops and not to mention the numerous replicas of the Taj Mahal. Most of them are made of marble, sandstone, and precious and semi precious stones. The Chikankari embroidery of Lucknow and Zardozi of Agra are overwhelmingly beautiful art works, which would leave you spoilt for choice while shopping in Uttar Pradesh.
Besides, there are many other items for shopping in Uttar Pradesh, like leatherwork in Kanpur, glassware of Firozabad.
While shopping in Uttar Pradesh, look for:
|Zardozi||Stone carved artifacts|
You can shop virtually anywhere in the state. Most notable destinations and cities have abundant government emporia and private shops offering you various options for shopping in Uttar Pradesh. The colorful bazaars with the assortment of variegated artifacts would offer you a visual treat.
Hotels in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is a union of culture and nature. As a result, people come to this state throughout the year. There are many tourists as well as religious places in the state which are visited by thousands of tourist every year. To accommodate the tourists and travellers, Uttar Pradesh has many hotels which cater to all kind of travellers. There are budget hotels, mid-range hotels to luxurious five star hotels and resorts. So, accommodation in Uttar Pradesh is not so difficult. Some of the popular hotels in Uttar Pradesh are:
- The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
- Trident, Agra
- Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate
- Hotel Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi
- Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
- The Continental Clarks Inn, Lucknow
- Hotel Yatrik, Allahabad
- Brijwasi Lands Inn, Mathura
- Clarks Inn Bareilly
- Godwin Hotel, Meerut
- Little Chef Hotel, Kanpur
Last Updated on : November 15, 2014