Uttar Pradesh is a land of cultural and geographical diversity, blessed by a innumerable tranquil expanses of meadows, perennial rivers, dense forests, fertile soil, plays a very important role in the politics, education, culture, industry, agriculture and Tourism of India. A place of gods and goddesses, a land which has a glorious history. It is the land of Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mahavir, Ashoka, Harsha, Akbar and Mahatma Gandhi. It is a land dotted with countless shrines and pilgrimage which hold a special significance in the lives of the Indian people.
Guarded by the majestic Himalayas in the north, garlanded by Ganga and Yamuna. Surrounded by states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal and HaryanaSituated in the northern part of India, it has the distinction of being the most populous state of India. in terms of area, it is the fourth largest, among all the states. The wealth of its monuments, mystical call of its mountains and lakes, and the religious fervour that it evokes, have rendered Uttar Pradesh, one of the most fascinating states of the Indian Union. Whether one is on a spiritual quest, or in search of adventure, or just on a curiosity trip, Uttar Pradesh has something to offer to everyone.
Uttar Pradesh offers an endless array of attractions, to the tourist by way of monuments, health resorts, mountain peaks, a wealth of ancient temples and viharas, rich flora and fauna, fascinating rivers and captivating valleys. Agra, Ayodhya, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mathura and Prayag combine religious and architectural marvels; Nainital, Mussorie, Ranikhet and Almora are hill resorts of rare charm; Corbett and Dudhwa National Parks head a long list of wildlife reserves and sanctuaries; Yamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund and the Pindari Glacier, enfolded wthin the Himalayan ranges, offer a combination of adventure, pilgrim centres and natural beauty.
The findings of the archaeological excavations in Banda, Mirzapur and Meerut, and the chalk drawings by primitive men extensively found in the Vindhyan ranges of Mirzapur districts, link Uttar Pradesh to the early Stone Age and Harappan era making it one of the ancient cradles of Indian culture.
Uttar Pradesh is full of culture and as wall as archeological heritage fairs and festivals, folk arts, art and crafts, music, museums, wild life sanctuaries such as Jhansi Festival – March,, Lucknow Festival – November, Jhoola Fair, Magh Mela, Bateshwar Cattle Fair, Janmashtami, Kumbh Mela. Folk arts like Braj Raslila, Ramlila, Charkula, Rasiya. Art and crafts like Chikankari Embroidery Works, Zardoji Embroidery Works, Zari Works, Metal Ware, Pottery, Carpets and Floor Coverings, Jewellery, Perfume. There are a varities of museums in Uttar Pradesh – Bharat Kala Bhavan – Varansi, State Museum – Lucknow, archaeological Museum – Sarnath, Government Museum – Mathura.
One can go by Air, By Rail or by Road, by domestic Airports in Uttar Pradest, i.e. in Agra, Kanpur, Luncknow and Varanasi, by Rail you can go by trains. Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad and Mughalsarai are some of the major railheads that are linked to the rest of the country by express.By Road Uttar Pradesh is connected to the rest of the country by a good network of roads. Some of the important national highways that connect that state are NH 2, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 45. Best time to visit in any time, though UP is a state for northern region, has a tropical