15 Must See Historical Monuments of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the birthplace of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna and also home to large number of historical sites and heritage monuments. Historical cities famous for their monuments are Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul, Varanasi, Ayodhya,Kushinar,Sarnath Agra, Jhansi, Lucknow, Meerut and Allahabad. Most famous historical monuments and places in Uttar Pradesh also include sun temple kushinagar,Kans Qila in Mathura,Bateshwar nath Temple,Akbar’s Tomb,Patthar ka Sher,Medhak Shiva Temple,Shahi Pul Jaunpur,Allahabad Public Library, Guptar Ghat in Ayodhya, Husainabad Ghanta ghar and Chhatris of Govardhan.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, stands on the bank of the sacred river Ganga in in the holy city of Varanasi. The temple is the holiest of Shiva temples and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, also the most important places of worship in Hindu religion.

Taj Mahal


The Taj Mahal is a world heritage site and best example of Mughal architecture in India. Taj Mahal attracts a large number of tourists and most visited historical monuments in Uttar Pradesh, located on the south bank of the Yamuna river.

Agra Fort


Agra Fort is the masterpiece of the Mughal Dynasty and a world heritage site, located about 2.5 km northwest the Taj Mahal. The historical fort has Jahangiri Mahal,Akbari Mahal and four grandest gates built of red sandstone.

Fatehpur Sikri


Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city and best preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India. The most important buildings in this city are Buland Darwaza,Jama Masjid,Tomb of Salim Chishti and Panch Mahal.

Buland Darwaza
Jama Masjid
Naqqar Khana
Panch Mahal
Tomb of Salim Chishti

Bara Imambara


Bara Imambara complex in Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of the city. This historical monument was built by Asaf ud Daula and among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.

Varanasi Ghats

Varanasi-The oldest city of India

Ghats in Varanasi are considered as one of the holiest places in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges. There are 87 ghats in Varanasi, most of them are bathing and puja ceremony ghats and few are cremation sites.

Sarnath Stupa

Dhamek Stupa-Sarnath

Sarnath city is located near Varanasi and an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Most famous ancient buildings and structures at Sarnath are Dhamek Stupa,Ashoka Pillar and Mulagandhakuti Vihara.

Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near the confluence and one of the monument of national importance in Uttar Pradesh. The fort is one of the major tourist attractions in Allahabad along with Triveni Sangam,Patthar Girja ghar,Bade Hanumanji Temple,Khusro Bagh and Alfred Park.

Thornhill Mayne Memorial
New Yamuna Bridge
Kumbh Mela
Anand Bhavan
Allahabad Museum

Ramnagar Fort


Ramnagar Fort in Ramnagar is located near the Ganga River in Varanasi and known for Saraswati Bhawan museum. The fort palace is an important location for outdoor shooting of Indian movies.

Jhansi Ka Quila

Jhansi Fort also known as Rani Jhansi ka Quila, situated on a large hilltop called Bangira. The fortress is located in the middle of the Jhansi city and place for Jhansi Mahotsav.

Akbar’s Tomb


Tomb of Akbar at Sikandara is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece. The tomb or mausoleum of the Mughal emperor Akbar is situated on the out skirts of the Agra City.

Fort of Aligarh Boundary

Fort of Aligarh its Boundary are one of the strongest forts in India and is a prominent attraction of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. The fort also called Aligarh Qila is situated on the Grand Trunk road.

Kushinagar Ruins Stupa

Kushinagaris the place where Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana and home to many ruins stupa such as Parinirvana Stupa, Nirvana Chaitya and Ramabhar Stupa. Kushinagar is situated at 53 km from Gorakhpur and an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Uttar Pradesh.

Deogarh monuments


Deogarh village is located on the right bank of Betwa River and known for many ancient monuments from Gupta Empire. The Deogarh monuments are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, such as Shantinath Temple,Dashavatara temple Deogarh fort and Varaha temple.

All Saints Cathedral


All Saints Cathedral or Patthar Girja ghar is an Anglican cathedral, located near the civil lines in Allahabad. The cathedral is part of the Church of North India and one of the most astonishing churches in India.

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