Full of wealth of historical monuments and religious fervour, Uttar Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destination in India. Uttar Pradesh is also home of India's most visited site, the Taj Mahal, and Hinduism's holiest city, Varanasi. Located in the northern part of the country, Uttar Pradesh is one of the widely populated states of India which is very famous for tourism both for Indians and Non-Indians because of the famous monuments and holistic sites situated all over the state. It is often known as the ‘Heartland of India’. The topmost attraction of Uttar Pradesh is "Taj Mahal”, which is the most popular monument all around the world.
The state has a rich cultural, traditional and religious importance attached to it. Some of the finest monuments to explore are Akbar’s Tomb, Agra Fort, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri. The place also has innumerable sacred buildings such as Ram Janambhoomi Temple, Goraknath Math Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Apart from the holistic sites, the state also has many important cities which can’t be missed for local sightseeing. Few of them are Varanasi which should be toured in the Ganges riverboat cruise, Allahabad known for its Kumbh Mela, Kanpur, Jhansi, Mathura and Ayodhya. Even the cuisine of Uttar Pradesh always remains the talk of the town. It offers multiple cuisines such as Awadhi cuisine, Mughlai cuisine and Kumauni cuisines.
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