Uttar Pradesh means the state in the northern part of the country. It is the most fascinating states of the India Union and the most dominant state in Indian politics and culture since Independence . Geographically it can be divided into three distinct regions.
The Himalayan region on the north, the vast Gangetic plains in the center and the Vindhya Range and plateau on the south . This mighty state is watered by the rivers of Ganga , Yamuna, Ramganga, Gomati and Ghaghara . Located on these rivers are almost all the main towns and trading centres of the state.
Pilgrims have thronged the place where the two most sacred rivers of India , the Ganga and Yamuna, meet at Allahbad, for centuries.
Agra, Ayodhya, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mathura and Prayag combine religious and architectural marvels; Nainital, Mussorie, Ranikhet and Almora are hill resorts of rare charm; Corbett and Dudhwa National Parks head a long list of wildlife reserves and sanctuaries; Yamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund and the Pindari Glacier, enfolded within the Himalayan ranges, offer a combination of adventure, pilgrim centers and natural beauty.
There are many must visited spots in Uttar Pradesh by way of monuments, health resorts, mountain peaks, a wealth of ancient temples and viharas, rich flora and fauna, fascinating rivers and captivating valleys.
Area: 294,411 sq km
Population: 13.91 crore
Best Touring Season
October or January, because of the festive season and a pleasant climate.