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.
Destination Covered: Delhi - Mathura - Agra- Allahabad - Varanasi
Day 1: Delhi Arrival
The tour begins from Delhi, after arriving here you check in at the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 2: Delhi
The 2nd day is organized for local sightseeing; right after breakfast you leave to explore Delhi. The ancient Mughal capital has many fortifications and mosques scattered around the city. Visit to Old Delhi will open up to the colorful markets of Chandni Chowk and right behind is one of the largest and popular mosques in the country. You also visit Raj Ghat, the burial spot of Gandhi. Other attractions of the city are the Red Fort, India Gate, Parliament House, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb and more. In the evening you return to the hotel to relax and later go to bed.
Day 3: Delhi – Mathura
Soon after your breakfast is over, you prepare to leave for Mathura. It is fairly close to Delhi and takes around 3 hours to reach. Mathura is one of the main pilgrim destinations of the devotees of Lord Krishna, as it is the birthplace of the Lord. On arrival, you check in at the hotel and leave for the Mathura city tour. It has numerous temples with its own significance; among them some are popular like the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple at the site where the Lord was born. The Vishram Ghat is where the Lord rested after defeating the tyrant; another important temple is the Dwarkadeesh temple where all the devotees assemble during any festival. In the evening check in hotel and stay overnight.
Day 4: Mathura - Agra
After breakfast , drive to Agra takes around 1 hours 30 Mins. Once you reach Agra, you will be visit the Taj Mahal; one of the seven wonders of the world. Others are Agra Fort which is huge and breathtaking; the tomb of Itmad-Ud- Daulah is also made intricately. In the evening check in hotel and stay overnight.
Day 5: Agra- Allahabad
After breakfast ,you will be drive to Allahabad. Its long drive approx. 9hrs. In the evening check in hotel and stay overnight.
Day 6 : Allahabad - Varanasi
After Breakfast proceed for Allahabad exploration. You will visit the Sangam, it is a point where the River Ganges, River Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati merge. You then get to see the Allahabad Fort, the Ashoka pillar and some temples and Ghats. You head towards Varanasi after lunch; it takes 4 hours to reach there. On reaching Varanasi, you check in at the hotel and relax for the evening. You will stay over at the hotel.
Day 7: Varanasi
On waking up, you will go for a boat ride on the Ganges. This experience is very mystical and peaceful at the same time, it is exciting to see the people offering their prayers and taking a dip in the river. Later in the day you will be taken for a city trip to some important sites like the Bharat Mata Temple, Vishwanath temple, the University and more. You stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Varanasi - Delhi
After breakfast you will leave for Sarnath, an important site for the Buddhists. It is here that the Lord Buddha delivered his sermons to his disciples. All the major attractions are mostly Buddhist temples and stupas, among them are the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archeological museum and the Chaukhandi Stupa. In the afternoon you can take some rest, and at evening you depart for Delhi by flight for your onward journey.
- 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