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 1: Delhi - Mathura
Being fairly close to the capital (Delhi) your journey for Mathura begins from here. It takes around 3 hours to reach. After reaching Mathura, you can start exploring the birth place of Lord Krishna. It is scattered with numerous temples having its own significance, the main temple in the town is the Dwarkadheesh temple where the devotees assemble in every festival. Sri Krishna Janma Bhumi is another site to visit, it is the place where Lord Krishna was born; similarly Lord Krishna’s rest place after his triumph over the tyrant Kansa is the Vishram Ghat. Other points of attraction are, the Gita Mandir, Radha kund and more. After a long day of sightseeing, the overnight stay at the hotel is arranged.
Day 2: Mathura- Vrindavan
The next day, you get to find out more about Lord Krishna’s childhood and love interests with your visit to another town near Mathura, Vindavan. After your breakfast is served, you advance towards Vindavan, indulge yourself more with the temples it has to offer. The Banke Bihari Temple is a very well known shrine here, the temple to whom it is dedicated is believed to have been the great Krishna devotee. The oldest temple in the area is the Madan Mohan Temple; the most beautifully designed temples is the Sri Radha Raman Mandir temple. Other temples are the Prem Mandir, ISKCON temple, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir and more. In the evening you return to the hotel and relax for the next day.
Day 3: Vrindavan- Agra
After an early morning breakfast, you head for the land of the Taj Mahal. You will fall in love with the elaborate designs and beautiful architecture. The whole city releases the cultural, religious and historical importance it holds. Of course the sight of the Taj Mahal will be an experience of a lifetime; even the Agra Fort, makes one wonder of the innovative ideas of people back in those days. In the evening you return to the hotel to rest.
Day 4: Agra - Delhi
The trip comes to an end with your return to Delhi. In the morning, breakfast will be served and your departure is arranged.
- 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