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Tourist Hotspots of Uttar Pradesh

Heritage Arc :
The Heritage Arc in Uttar Pradesh provides an opportunity to explore the state in all its glory. The Heritage Arc signifies heritage in terms of cultural, historical and natural aspects.

Agra region :

  • Agra – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Bird Sanctuary
  • Fatehpur Sikri - Fort of Akbar
  • Etah – Patna Bird Sanctuary
  • Mathura Vrindavan – Birth place of Lord Krishna
  • Bateshwar -200 ancient shrines
  • Barsana – Lal Maar Holi
  • Bah - Chambal Sanctuary
  • Kannauj – Perfume traditional art
  • Etawah Lion Safari

Moving on this arc from one end of the state to the other, takes travellers through Agra region, Lucknow region and Varanasi region, with several exciting destinations along the way.

Lucknow region :

  • Lucknow – Imambara and other monuments
  • Barabanki - Dewa Sharif
  • Unnao- Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
  • Naimisharanya – Sacred Hindu pilgrimage centre
  • Bithoor – Valmiki Ashram
  • Rae Bareili – Samaspur Bird Sanctuary
  • Ayodhaya – Capital of Lord Rama Kingdom
  • Dudhwa National Park

Varanasi region :

  • Varanasi – Vishwanath temples & Ghats
  • Sarnath – Buddhist pilgrim Centre
  • Ramnagar – Ramnagar Fort
  • Jaunpur – Sultanate Malik Sarwar,
  • Vindhyachal – Goddess Vindhyavasini Temple
  • Chandauli – Chandraprabha WLS
  • Mirzapur – Chunar Fort
  • Sonbhadra – Rock Painting, Ancient Fossils
  • Allahabad – Sangam, Magh Mela

Buddhist Circuit in UP :

Lord Buddha spent a large part of his life at locations in UP UP Tourism is developing these locations linking various events related to the life of Lord Buddha in the Buddhist Circuit of UP

  • Sankisa(sankasya)
  • Sravasti
  • KapilVastu
  • Kaushambi
  • Sarnath
  • Kushinagar

Bundelkhand Circuit :

Bundelkhand is the heartland of India with some districts in Uttar Pradesh and some in Madhya Pradesh

Rugged palaces & forts, magnificent temples, sculptures, lakes, reservoirs, Ramayana pilgrimage sites

Rich culture & historical past –Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, Chandelas and Bundelas dynasties

Dudhwa National Park of U.P. is the only protected area (other than Kaziranga National Park, Assam) where one can see one horned rhinoceros along with national animal tiger. It is also the only place in India where one can see 5 species of deer viz. sambhar deer, swamp deer, spotted deer, barking deer and hog deer

Department of Tourism has recently introduced the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc which is gaining all round appreciation. It connects three most important tourism hubs of U.P. i.e. Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi. It is bound to boost tourism as it covers the true essence of Uttar Pradesh, by offering a gamut of cultural, religious and heritage tourism assets.

Apart from Heritage Arc Circuit, UP has some very interesting and potential tourism circuits and trails, such as Buddhist Circuit, Pilgrimage Circuit – Kashi - Sangam, Mathura – Vrindavan, Allahabad – Vindhyachal, Ayodhya Trail, Sufi Trail – Lucknow - Deva Sharif; Ittra Trail – Kannauj, The Great Awadh Circuit – Lucknow, Heritage Trail – Lucknow, Cycling Trail – Lucknow, Taj Nature Tour, Agra Heritage Tour, Agra – Braj Tour; Rhino – Tiger Circuit – Dudhwa National Park, Awadh Bird Trail, Mango Trail, etc.

Eco- Tourism Circuit :

The state has one of the richest biosphere reserves in the Tarai. The name Terai has been derived from ‘tar’ Hindi word that means wet. Several rivers that emerge from Himalayas goes underground in Bhabar Region and reappear in Terai Region. That is why the Terai Region of Uttar Pradesh is wet.

This lush green region is home to a host of wild life and fauna, tigers, elephants, deer, crocodiles, dolphins, exquisite bird species and dense vegetation.

Earlier the Terai Region had dense forest now much of agricultural expansion to meet the food requirements of growing population has been deforested. Yet Dudhwa NP has large number of tigers and lions.

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Uttar Pradesh At a Glance
  • Population:3,676,841
  • Area :1,535 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:5°C - 20°C
  • Best time to visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0542

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