Top 12 Most Popular Travel Destinations in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is not only home to list of most popular religious places in India but also an very famous tourist destinations for both national and international tourist. Tourism in Uttar Pradesh contains a large number of religious sites, big temples, historical monuments and also home of India’s most visited sites, the Taj Mahal and Ghats of holiest city, Varanasi.

Places of interest and list of tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh also include Gautama Buddha and Jain religious sites, Kanpur, Kapilvastu, Meerut, Historical Jhansi, Sardhana and jhumka style of Bareilly.


Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Rama and the legendary city of Ayodhya is one of the 7 most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu in India. The Ram Temple in Ayodhya is a must visit place along with Hanuman Garhi Fort, Nageshwarnath Temple and Vijayaraghavaji Temple.

Kashi/ Banaras/ Varanasi


Kashi also known as Varanasi is the holiest of the seven sacred cities known as Sapta Puri and famous for Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple, Silk weaving and Gange Ghats.

The riverfront Ganges Ghats in Varanasi are popular visitors attractions, Popular ghats are Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Scindia Ghat, Lalita Ghat and the main Dashashwamedh Ghat close to Vishwanath Temple.

Mathura – Vrindavan


Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and one of the Sapta Puri of India, located close to the town of Vrindavan. The holy city of Mathura host list of famous temples of Krishna’s various forms and avatars such as Krishna Balaram Mandir, Dwarkadheesh temple and Krishna Janmasthan Temple.

Vrindavan is the land of Krishna and part of the Braj Bhoomi region, host list of famous temples of Radha and Krishna. The city famous temples are architectural masterpieces and important temples includes Seven Thakurs of Vrindavan,Madan Mohan Temple, Prem Mandir, Radha Raman Mandir and Banke Bihari Temple.



Prayagraj also known as Allahabad is one of the most populous district in India and seventh most populous city in Uttar Pradesh. The city of Triveni Sangam is a place of religious importance and site for historic Prayag Kumbh Mela, The he largest religious gathering in the world.



Agra is home to India’s most visited heritage sites, the Taj Mahal on the south bank of the Yamuna river. The city is a major tourist destination and part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, famous for Mughal era buildings such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and other tomb or Mughal mausoleum.


Dhamek Stupa-Sarnath

Sarnath is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site and home to many ancient buildings and impressive structures. Dhamek Stupa is one of the largest Stupa in India and the site is one of four main Buddhist sites, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Lumbini being other three.


Kushinagar is another important Buddhist pilgrimage site in India and home to Parinirvana Stupa Buddhist temple with huge reclining Buddha statue.



Lucknow is the capital and largest city of Uttar Pradesh, famous for tourism, music and poetry. The city is in the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc group and tourist attracions includes Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara and tallest clock tower in India.


Deogarh is one of the lesser known temple town, on the right bank of Betwa river and known for list of historical monuments, ancient temples and hill forts.

Dudhwa National Park


Dudhwa National Park is a lowland Teria region in India, contains tall grasslands, scrub savannah, sal forests and clay rich swamps that also represents one of the few remaining Terai ecosystem in the world. The park is home to rare and endangered species of wild animals including swamp deer, hispid hare, hog deer, jungle cat and range of local and migratory birds such as Bengal florican and Sarus cranes.

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