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10 Reasons Why You Will Regret Not Going To Uttar Pradesh

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Uttar Pradesh is more than just a state it’s an amalgamation of breathtaking Mughal architecture and gastronomical delights. HolidayIQ travellers list down 10 experiences in Uttar Pradesh that you can’t afford to miss.

10 Reasons Why You Will Regret Not Going To Uttar Pradesh:

  1. Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh)
  5. Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  9. Kailash Mansarovar (Uttar Pradesh)
  10. Taj Mahal, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

1. You Still Haven't Seen How Beautiful The Birthplace Of Lord Krishna Is

You Still Haven't Seen How Beautiful The Birthplace Of Lord Krishna Issource: vasantkamal.com

Mathura is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Mathura has contributed significantly to Indian culture through its rich heritage, especially to Hindu culture and tradition. The famous Rasleela of Mathura is an inherent part of Indian culture and is an intrinsic part of the Holi celebrations.

HolidayIQ traveller Parth Sabharwal from New Delhi shares, “Mathura is very religious place, Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir the place where Bhagwan Krishna was born. In this mandir nobody is allowed to take his mobile inside, one has to deposit it to the specified counters of the mandirs entrance gates. In this temple the same place can be seen of ancient time, the jail of kans where the father and mother of Krishna were being imprisoned by the kans. Beautiful temple at beautiful place.”

2. You Will Never Experience The Old World Charm Of Lucknow

You Will Never Experience The Old World Charm Of Lucknowsource: wikimedia.org

The field of architecture was also revived by various experimentations on the existing styles of oriental and occidental architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Culinary skills were also refined during this period to create Nawabi cuisine, which is unique to Lucknow.

HolidayIQ traveller Aspirant Abhi shares, “When you come to Lucknow you see some awesome locations as Bada Imambara, Bhool Bhulaiya having some great ideas behind the architectures made when you go above the top of the building you can see great view of the River Gomti the traffic moving and the birds flying in the sky and so many pigeons flying through the open spaces in the awesome architecture of Imambara. In Lucknow we see places as residency which beautiful example of old age and places like chowk and Aminabad where you can get great food to eat and a nice market to shop for everyone in your family it's a treat to watch these beautiful locations.”

3. You Will Not Want To Miss A Date With History And Literature In Allahabad

You Will Not Want To Miss A Date With History And Literature In Allahabadsource: wikipedia.org

During the medieval period, this holy city of Uttar Pradesh enjoyed the honour of being a religio-cultural centre of India. By 1857 AD, the city became the centre of the war of Independence and thus played a crucial role in the Indian Freedom Movement against British Rule.

HolidayIQ traveller Shubham Vishwakarma from Allahabad shares, “Allahabad is the place of great historical importance. The Sangam of three rivers keep up it glory. Nainy breeze is the must visit place. Anand bhawan is the place of Nehru family, which catches the eyes of the tourist most. It is the hub of education society, which creates a dozen of IPS officer every year. The holy bath in the Sangam can never be ignored.”

4. You Haven't Explored The Picturesque City Of Mirzapur Through Your Camera Lens

You Haven't Explored The Picturesque City Of Mirzapur Through Your Camera Lenssource: wikimedia.org

Mirzapur is small town in the middle of the Vindhyas, picturesque, with 3 rivers adorning the landscape. Mirzapur is known all over the world for its thriving carpet industry.   

HolidayIQ traveller Abhishek Singh shares, “Mirzapur is the one of the ancient city in Uttar Pradesh, like Varanasi and Allahabad. It have so many historical, religious and natural places to watch. It is located at bank of holy river Ganga. It have Vindhya dham which includes many religious places and temples. There are so many natural waterfalls and sights, like Windham fall, Khajuri fall, Lakhania Dari etc. The Carpet and Brass industry is widely seen here. So if you visit, you must buy a carpet and brass item. Mirzapur is properly connected by Rail and Road Transport. It is 90 km far from Allahabad and 60 km from Varanasi. So whenever you plan to visit these places, you must visit Mirzapur too.”

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5. You Havn't Spend Time Introspecting Life In The Land Of Buddha In Sarnath

You Havn't Spend Time Introspecting Life In The Land Of Buddha In Sarnathsource: wikimedia.org/

Sarnath, formally Isipathana, is among one of the four holiest places. Every year Sarnath is visited by tourists for its famous Buddhist sites and stupas along with Deer Park.

HolidayIQ traveller Pradeep Singh shares, “Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Gomati rivers in Uttar Pradesh. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. If you want a relaxed outing away from the madding crowd, give a quiet visit to Sarnath and you will feel in a completely whole new world! In sarnath many temples, fort, and beautiful gardens are present for visiting. There is a garden outside that tell stories of the old era of Buddhists, you will also spot monks meditating and worshipping. And the museum inside has a collection of many different statutes that carries hundreds of different tales from across time and history. All you have to do is step in and explore the stories. Sarnath is an important Buddhist destination of India, it's a place where Gautam Buddha was preached dhamma to his first five disciples. The person who want to reach this place, they can reach this place by road. All the visitors should came with camera for capturing the beautiful sights of this place for making her life special. They can also stay here. Here many good hotels are also present.”

6. And Haven't Visited Jhansi On Foot

And Haven't Visited Jhansi On Footsource: wikipedia.org

Jhansi is a historical city located in the J between the rivers Betwa and Pahunch, on the rocky plateau of central India. Jhansi is famous for the Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Rani Mahal and Chhatri of Gangadhar Rao. Jhansi tourism also offers excursions to Deogarh, Mahoba and Khajuraho.  

HolidayIQ traveller Prabhat Khare from Lalitpur shares, “I think that everyone should visit Jhansi once as it is our historic place. Everyone had fought the strife of our freedom but queen of Jhansi was a top most performer in them because after her husband 'King of Jhansi' death they didn't lean against the east India company. She lived in a fort named Rani mahal. This is so awesome place there is an a big ground in it. Perhaps it'll be for march past and there is a museum too that had preserved their historical memories and about 15 km far 'Orchha temple' situated. It is like a heaven for visitors they should go there for sure. There is our Hindu Lord 'Shri Raja Ram's temple' is full of architect and there are so many architecture building also i, e Hawa Mahal, Shees mahal, Bhool bhulaiya etc. In the bank of Orchha the 'Betwa' River flows like a stream which is sailing like a snake & its waterfall too. It is a well place for art and history lover and religious person too.”

7. Haven't Discovered Your 'Wild' Side In Dudhwa

Haven't Discovered Your 'Wild' Side In Dudhwasource: wikimedia.org

Located on the Indo-Nepal border in the Lakhimpur Kheri District, Dudhwa acts as a buffer of reserved forest areas on the northern and southern sides supporting a large number of endangered species and obligate species of tall wet grasslands.

HolidayIQ traveller Deepti from Lucknow shares, “If one wants to experience undisturbed nature, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is the place. Dense forests of Terai and unique in the world. It's a different world altogether, different from so called touristy destinations. For travelers who want to feel the pristine nature undisturbed. If you are coming from delhi shahjahanpur is your railhead and nearest airport is Lucknow.”

8. The History Of Gorakhpur Takes You Back In Time

The History Of Gorakhpur Takes You Back In Timesource: wikimedia.org

As per Vedic scriptures, Gorakhpur was initially ruled by the Ikshvaku dynasty. Later, it became a part of Shishunaga, Nanda, Mauryan, Shunga, Kushana and Gupta dynasties. Gorakhpur was a part of the 16 Mahajanapadas before the time of Buddha. Gorakhpur was also the abode of Lord Buddha.

HolidayIQ traveller Mohanish Mishra from Gorakhpur shares, “I love Gorakhpur, because I born in Gorakhpur. My hometown is also situated in Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur is basically famous for the Gorakhnath Temple along with largest platform in India. And it is also famous for the airbase of air force. Gorakhpur is situated in the eastern UP and northern India. For being relaxed and for roaming it is better city. The bodhgaya and Kushinagar is near the Gorakhpur which is famous for the Buddha temple.”

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9. You'll Never Know What Peace Really Means Unless You've Visited The Mystical Kailash Mansarovar

You'll Never Know What Peace Really Means Unless You've Visited The Mystical Kailash Mansarovarsource: wikimedia.org

Located at an altitude of 6,690 m, Kailash Mansarovar is considered to be the ultimate pilgrimage destination in the Himalayas. Also according to Hindu mythology, Mount Kailash or Kailasa Parvata is believed to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva.

HolidayIQ traveller Kashmira Fitter shares, “Peaceful, tranquil,magical and mystical. A must see for all ages. Devotion and surrender to the Lord are the only two qualifications. Many have had to return due to extreme climate or unknown factors. Sherpas and Tibetan guides are angels. Follow their instructions to the tee and you will get celestial sightings and divine experiences. I have photos to prove celestial sightings and stories too. Havan is performed at initiation of Yatra, at Manasarovar, Parikrama (circumambulation) and completion of Yatra to be concluded with a visit to your 'kuldaivat' ancestral deity. Travel from your city to Delhi to Kathmandu to Kodari Pass across Friendship Bridge to Tibet enter at Zangmu, on to Nyalam, Nagarkot,Saga And ultimately at Horchuse Pass where we get the first sighting of Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash together.”

10. Ever Wondered What It Feels Like To Visit The Taj Mahal In Agra?

Ever Wondered What It Feels Like To Visit The Taj Mahal In Agra?source: wikimedia.org

The symbol of eternal love is the quintessence of Mughal architecture was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

HolidayIQ traveller Balamahender Reddy from Hyderabad shares, “Taj Mahal is the 7th wonder in the world and also famous tourist place in the world. It is located on Southern bank of Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh state. It is a beautiful scenery where Taj Mahal is constructed with total of white marble. There are 4 pillars surrounded by Taj Mahal and road in the entrance. Garden behind Taj Mahal gives you a peaceful and calm environment and also adds a beautiful scenery to it.”

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