Lucknow has been given recognition as the capital of the state Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the river Gomti, Lucknow is popularly called the city of Nawabs & Kababs, both of which are famous here. Nawabs and their Wazirs converted Lucknow to a city with religious and secular edifices of unmatched excellence, earning it the titles 'Shirag of Avadh' and the 'Constantinople of India'.
Best famous for one of the seven miracles of the world "Taj Mahal". It was constructed by famous Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj.Agra is located at a distance of 204 km south of Delhi. Agra is the single most famous tourist destination of India . Situated on the west bank of River Yamuna, Agra is a part of the great Norther Indian plains. The architectural splendor of the city is reflected in the glorious monuments of medieval India built by great Mughals who ruled India for more than 300 years. Badal Singh established Agra in 1475. In those days Agra city was considered to be the sister of Mathura . Agra came into existence when the Lodhi kings chose this place beside the Yamuna to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire.
This city was the mainstay of the freedom struggle. Bareilly has also been the center of cultural & educational activities in the province. From Pt. Radhey Shyam Kathawachak to Wasim Bareilvi this city has galaxy of literary. Bareilly is situated on the bank of river the Ramganga. A Handicraft, popularly known, as Zari-Zardozi is a form of embroidery, is one of the oldest traditions of the Bareilly District. Apart from this cane and bamboo, wooden furniture and surma is also a specialty of the area.
Meerut is situated at a distance of 67 km.from Delhi . History says that Maya, the father of Mandodari, has founded Meerut . Its ancient name was Mayarastra. The initial uprising of the mutiny of 1857 broke out here. The Suraj Kund is the most interesting Hindu temple in Meerut . Besides, there is a Moghul mausoleum here called the Shahpir. Meerut is a trade center for agricultural products and has a considerable amount of industry, including manufacturing, smelting, handicrafts, and the milling of sugar, cotton, flour, and oilseeds.
Gorakhpur lies on the major train junction, North Eastern Railway. Gorakhpur is named after the great saint Yogi Gorakhnath. The Gorakhnath Temple , a couple of kilometers northwest of the city center is worth a visit. The city, which is home to the well-known Hindu religious publishers the Geeta Press.