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Uttar Pradesh

Agra FortUttar Pradesh has played a crucial role in framing both the ancient and the medieval history of India. Population-wise, the state has the eminence of the being the largest in the country. The state has utmost tourist potential in terms of architectural and religious sites, inviting travellers and holidaymakers from all over the globe. From the Buddhist emperor Ashoka to the Mughals, Uttar Pardesh has been witness to a number of significant events. Cities like Agra and Varanasi make it a favoured tourist destination for all.

Uttar Pradesh experiences a tropical kind of climate, with the exception of the northern region. Summer extends from March till June. The maximum temperature during this period records 45 degrees centigrade. Temperature reaches extremity during the months of April and May. Temperature during the winter season ranges between 12.5 and 17.5 degrees centigrade.

Important Cities & Towns
The state's cities like Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mathura-Vrindavan and Allahabad have been a big draw for tourists from far and wide. Agra is visited due to rich Mughal architectural heritage while Varanasi, Mathura and Vrindava are known to have major religious significance in the Hindu mythology. Lucknow is known for its refined culture which has existed from the period of Nawabs to this day. Other important cities of the state include Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Gorakhpur etc.

People & Culture
The people of Uttar Pradesh trace their genesis back to the Indo-Aryans. As per the Census 2001, Hindus, 81% of the total population, form the majority. Muslim constitute 18% of the total state population. Hindi and Urdu are the chief spoken languages of the state. Women can be seen dressed in sarees, salwar-kameez, ghagra-choli etc. Men wear bushirts, pants, kurtas, pajamas etc.

Famous Travel Attractions
Varanasi GhatUttar Pradesh offers multiple reasons to make you plan your trip to this part. Agra, still exuding the medieval charm, has such famous attractions as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah's Tomb and Sikandra. Besides, you can also make a trip to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, Just 40 km from Agra. The ancient temples, ghats and the sacred Ganges at Varanasi draw a good number of tourists and pilgrims alike. Close to Varanasi lies Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first discourse after he attained enlightenment. Allahabad should be visited for its sanctified Sangam – the confluence of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. And a spiritual trip to India can never be complete without your visit to Mathura-Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

Air/ Rail/ Road Links
The state has public airports in the cities of Agra and Varanasi, connecting to the key destinations of the country. However, the Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi serves as the nearest international airport from most of the state's cities. Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Aligarh and Varanasi serve as the major railheads of the state. The rail-routes connect the state to all the major destinations of the country through regular mail and express trains. UPSRTC runs regular buses throughout the state and connecting to the neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

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