Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Uttar Pradesh is the fifth largest state in India. Also known as the Northern State, Uttar Pradesh is the central region of Hindu culture and Hindi language in India. The vast state is mostly famous for its religious sites and monuments. The state is home to a host of Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic shrines and can be depicted as the most captivating state in the whole country. The diversity of languages, culture, faiths, and music mesmerizes every traveler who visits the state. The state saw the rise and fall of a number of kingdoms in the ancient and the medieval period. The city of Varanasi is regarded as the oldest Hindu settlement in India. The Yamuna and Ganga are two historic rivers that meet at Allahabad and subsequently stream as the Ganges again towards the east.

Geographical location of Uttar Pradesh

The coordinates of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) are 26.85° North latitude and 80.91° East longitude. The state of UP shares its boundaries with Delhi and Haryana in the northwest, Rajasthan in the west, the territory of Nepal and Uttarakhand in the north, Jharkhand in the southeast, Bihar in the east, and Madhya Pradesh in the southwest.

Some interesting facts and figures about Uttar Pradesh

  • Area: 243,286 km2 (93,933 sq miles).
  • Altitude: Ranges from 300-5000 meters above sea surface.
  • Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 50°C and minimum temperature 30°C.
  • Climate Winter: Maximum temperature 38°C and minimum temperature 0°C.
  • Rainfall: 650-1000 mm on an average every year.
  • Largest city: Lucknow
  • Capital city: Lucknow
  • Population: 199,581,477 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Akhilesh Yadav
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi and Urdu
  • Best season to visit: Between October and March

State symbols

  • Animal: Swamp deer
  • Bird: Sarus crane
  • Tree: Saal
  • Flower: Palash

How to Reach Uttar Pradesh

By Rail: Uttar Pradesh features the biggest railway network in India as well as the sixth utmost railway density. The North Central Railway has its head offices located in Allahabad. At the same time, Gorakhpur serves as the main office of the North Eastern Railway. Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express, the 2nd fastest Shatabdi train, joins Lucknow, the state capital with New Delhi. It is the oldest train in the country to have new German railcars. The following stations of Indian Railways in the state have found their places in the list of fifty world-class railway stations: Read More….

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The major places of interest in the state of Uttar Pradesh

There are many natural, historic, and religious travelers draws in the state. People from different corners of the world come to see tourist draws like Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, Kaushambi, Piprahwa, Ballia, Kanpur, Kushinagar, Shravasti, Chitrakoot, Lucknow, Allahabad, Jhansi, Meerut, Unnao, and Mathura. The Kumbh Mela and other cultural and religious festivals make UP a favorite tourist destination in India. Read More….

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