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.
Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World and flaunting exquisite arts like the handicrafts and jewellery Uttar Pradesh is a bountiful state and an utterly religious one. It is the home to some of the most beautiful monuments and cultural sights in India.
With massive royal influence in the fields of dance and music and arts, this state is home to one of the first classical dances of India, Kathak. The state is also known for its Nawabi style in food, can advertise fantastic street food like the samosa and kachori as well as the royal meaty feasts and kebabs. The land of Ram, Lord Krishna, the Buddha and the Taj Mahal- Uttar Pradesh, rich in diversity, transcends all boundaries of art and culture and brings together a lively mix of people from all around the nation.
The weather in Uttar Pradesh is such that it is good to visit at any time of the year, however, the best time to visit Uttar Pradesh is during winters, when the climate is cool and apt for a good vacation. The weather in Uttar Pradesh is defined as being humid subtropical with hot summers and pleasant winters and a decent amount of rainfall during monsoons.
Mar - Jun: Min: 28° C / Max: 45° C
Jul - Sep: Min: 20° C / Max: 30° C
Oct - Feb: Min: 20° C / Max: 30° C
Located on the banks of River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is a sneak peek into the architectural history and legacy of the Mughal empire with two other..
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. It is also a part of the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc including Varanasi and Lucknow. History fanatics and architecture buffs are sure to have a ball here with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display.
Apart from its monuments, Agra has some exciting stuff for foodies. Agra is also well known for its marble artefacts which are best bought in the Sadar Bazaar or Kinaari Bazaar area.
Be prepared to be astounded, amazed, inspired and thrilled.
Varanasi is among the oldest living cities in the world and its antiquity finds place in ancient scriptures. Located along the Ganga it is a sacred place for all Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
The old city of Varanasi lies along the western banks of the Ganges, spread across a labyrinth of narrow galis. Temples at almost every turn engulf Varanasi but the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most visited and the oldest of the lot. Benaras is known as the city of Lord Shiva for a reason, and rightfully so.
Be prepared for the sights, sounds and smells! Don't miss out on the hot chaat and cool lassi. Though, all chaos and noise on the ghats take a pause before dusk when the Ganga Aarti begins to take place, a ceremony of immense grandeur.