The land of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, Uttarpradesh is a popular tourist destination worldwide. However, it is not the only thing the state has to represent. There are so many places you can visit in Uttar Pradesh.

This Northern state of India holds a great value in Hindu mythology. According to the legend, Mathura, a city of UP, is the birthplace of the deity Krishna. The state was also a part of the Indian Scripture, Ramayana, the era of Lord Ram. Aside from that, the state bears the testimony of the rise and fall of dynasties.


Visit the places in Uttar Pradesh to experience the Indian Culture and Tradition:

1. Agra

With some of the unique architecture of the Mughal Dynasty, Agra is one of the most visited places in India. At the banks of Yamuna, the city holds one of the best heritage sites in the World. 

Places to Visit in Agra:

Agra is the most famous tourist destination of Agra for the Taj Mahal. However, there are several historical places with fine architecture you can visit:

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  • Agra Fort.
  • Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb.
  • Jama Masjid. 
  • Shree Mankameshwar Temple.
  • Ram Bagh.
  • Akbar’s tomb and more.

How to Reach:

You can reach the city of UP, Agra, by air, train, and road. Agra has an airport. The closest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. It is  200 km away from Agra. 

The city has its own rail station. You can also reach by bus or car from cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow, and Kanpur.

2. Varanasi

The oldest city of India is the origin of the Hindu. This 5000-year-old city is at the bank of the holy river Ganga. In Hindu Culture, there is a saying that taking a shower in the river Ganga can cleanse all of your sins. Also, do not forget to visit Kashi. 

Places to Visit in Varanasi:

Here are some of the popular tourist destinations: 

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  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat.
  • Assi Ghat.
  • Ramnagar Fort.
  • Shri Durga Temple.
  • Sankatmochan Temple.
  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple BHU.
  • Dhamekh Stupa.
  • Chunar Fort and more.

How to Reach:

The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport International Airport is about 26 kilometers away from Varanasi. You can also reach the city by road from other cities of UP. The rail station has a connection with other places.

3. Mathura-Vrindavan

Mathura and Vrindavan are some of the most visited places by Hindu devotees. The rich history and the temples of Lord Krishna of these places hold a sentimental value of Hindu Culture.

Places to Visit in Mathura-Vrindavan:

These are the popular places of Mathura and Vrindavan:

  • Sri Krishna Balram Temple.
  • Shri Bankey Bihari Ji Temple.
  • Prem Mandir.
  • Nidhivan.
  • Sri Rangji Mandir.
  • Shri Pagal Baba Temple.
  • Maa Vaishno Devi Dham 
  • Shree Dwarikadhish Temple 
  • Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple and more.

How to Reach:

The distance between Mathura and Vrindavan is about 15km. You can reach the place by train. Vrindavan has a rail station. However, the nearest station from Mathura is around 14km away. 

Kheria airport at Agra is the closest airport to Vrindavan.  You can also travel by road.

4. Lucknow

The capital city of UP, Lucknow,  is the heart of the art is one of the most popular places to visit. The city is well-known for its hospitality, embroidery, gardens, and dance forms. The foods, including Kebab, biriyanis, and more, are a paradise for food lovers.

Places to Visit in Lucknow:

You can visit these places in Lucknow:

  • Bara Imambara.
  • The Residency.
  • Rumi Darwaza.
  • Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden.
  • Ambedkar Memorial Park.
  • Gomti Riverfront Park and more.

How to Reach:

The Lucknow Airport is in Amau, around 15km from the city. There are daily flights from other cities, including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. You can also visit Lucknow by the rail station.

5. Prayagraj

The confluence of river Yamuna, Saraswati, and Ganga, Praygraj, is one of the well-known places to visit in Uttar Pradesh. The city is the source of the world-famous Kumbh Mela. 

Places to Visit in Prayagraj:

You can visit these places in Prayagraj:

  • Khusro Bagh.
  • Anand Bhawan Museum.
  • Akbar Fort, Allahabad.
  • New Yamuna Bridge Naini.
  • The Allahabad Museum.
  • Triveni Sangam Prayagraj and more.

How to Reach:

You can reach the city by train, air as well as road. Bamrauli is the nearest airport. The place is connected with other cities like Kolkata, Delhi, and others by train.

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