Because a rich past make for interesting visits!
Uttar Pradesh has a lot going for it.Its iconic monuments and temples make it a must visit for heritage and historical admirers, more so because of the Taj Mahal, which was designed as a World Heritage Site in 1983. Today almost double the population of Agra pass through the gates of Taj and very few are disappointed by what they see.
If you however think that Uttar Pradesh has only the Taj Mahal, you are mistaken. A vast, gorgeous plain of the Ganges, it has monuments and temples that are rooted in three different religions, namely Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.
While western UP is all about Agra and the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, central UP consists of the Kingdom of Awadh. The last centre of independent Muslim rule until British rulers took over, this region (with its capital at Lucknow) played a central role in the uprising of 1857. In eastern UP, Varanasi is the holiest city of Hindus, which is close to Sarnath, the place where Buddha preached his first sermon. A place rich in culinary traditions (mainly due to Mughlai and Lucknowi cuisine), this is a must visit place for foodies as well.