Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. Its city of Agra is home to the iconic Taj Mahal monument, a colossal, domed, white-marble mausoleum honouring the wife of 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Nearby are the red-brick walls of Agra Fort, a fortified palace dating to the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. Its city of Agra is home to the iconic Taj Mahal monument, a colossal, domed, white-marble mausoleum honouring the wife of 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Nearby are the red-brick walls of Agra Fort, a fortified palace dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. Capital Lucknow has Muslim memorial shrines Bara Imambara and calligraphy-adorned Chota Imambara.
Embedded in the heart of India is Uttar Pradesh, a land where cultures have evolved and religions emerge. The greatness of Uttar Pradesh lies not only in this confluence, but also in the emergence of cultural and religious traditions along some of the greatest rivers in the Indian sub-continent – the Ganga and the Yamuna. Throughout history, great cities have emerged and established along great rivers. Within India, the Ganga and the Yamuna have nurtured a culture because of which religious faith, rituals, culture and intellectual enlightenment have evolved in places along the two rivers.
This state is considered very pure as it is the birth place of Lord Rama, Krishna and Gautama Buddha.
Facts & Figures:
Name: State Uttar Pradesh (UP) was previously known as United Provinces.
Existence: It was created on 1 st April, 1937 as United Province which was renamed to as Uttar Pradesh in 1950.
Boundary: It is surrounded by Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Nepal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
Population: As per Census 2011, the total population of Uttar Pradesh is 199,581,477. Uttar Pradesh holds 1 st position in population wise and become the most populous state of India. Land Area: The total land area of Uttar Pradesh is 243,286 sq. km. Uttar Pradesh holds 5 th position in area wise.
Language: Its Official Languages are Hindi and Urdu.
Literacy: Its Literacy Ratio is 69.72%
City: Lucknow is its capital City.
District: There are 75 districts present in Uttar Pradesh.
Climate: Uttar Pradesh has to experience 3 types of seasons. These are Winter, Summer and Monsoon. Monsoon period is between June and September. Summer Season is between March and May. Winter Season is between January and February.
Connectivity: Uttar Pradesh is well connected via roadways, railways and airways. This state has many airports situated in different parts of the state.
Best Time: The Best Time to visit this state is between September and November.
Places of Interests: Places like Allahabad, Ayodha, Mathura etc. situated in Uttar Pradesh are considered as Pilgrim Centre’s and attracts people all over the world. Besides there are Rumi Darwaza, National Botanical Research Institute which attracts people.
Festivals: Most popular and largely celebrated festivals of Uttar Pradesh are Diwali and Rama Navami. Other festivals also celebrated like Makar Sakranti, Janmashtami, Eid, Chhath Puja etc.
Religion: In Uttar Pradesh, around 81% peoples are Hindus and 17% are Islam. The remaining 2% follows other religions.
Day 01 : Delhi – Agra - Delhi
Early Morning Drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Upon arrival proceed to the Taj Mahal to see the architectural modern day wonder of the world. The Taj Mahal a poem in white marble which took 22 years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans who inlaid the white marble edifice with precious and semi precious stones. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan. Halt for lunch.
After lunch visit the Agra Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
Visit to a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones into the marble.
Finally before driving back to Delhi, one can make a brief visit to Sikandra the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, a magnificent garden tomb. Return to Delhi around 2130 hours stopping midway for refreshments.
- Accommodation in Double sharing basis
- Daily Breakfast in the Hotels
- Airport / hotel transfers + city tour + Drives as per the itinerary by Air – Conditioned PVT car.
- Driver allowances, toll taxes and parking charges
- All currently applicable taxes, however, any other tax as and when levied by the Government shall be extra.
- Any meal unless specified above.
- Any Air / Train fare
- All entrances fees to monuments.
- Guide charges
- Personal nature expenses like telephone / laundry bills etc.
- Airports tax and travel insurance etc.
- Services not specified above.
- 4.50% GST