UTTAR PRADESH TOURISM

UTTAR PRADESH
Uttar Pradesh, which is referred to as the 'Heartland of India', boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The land offers feast to minds that love to explore ‐ be it nature or history. It is not only gifted by nature but it is also home to some of the best man-made monuments.
The state is also known for its Nawabi style in food, can advertise fantastic street food like the samosa and kachori as well as the royal meaty feasts and kebabs. The diversity of the state transcends all boundaries of art, culture, food, music, and dance and brings together a lively mix of people from all around the nation.

PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTAR PRADESH

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is showpiece architecture of fine Mughal craftsmanship. It was built under the aegis of Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum. Her body is enshrined in the tomb at the Taj Mahal.
Also called the Red Fort, this structure dates back to the 16th century. It is situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. Made of red sandstone, Agra Fort has walls that surround for at least two kilometers and more. Inside are many splendid palaces such as Jahangir Palace and Khas Palace. It is over here that you will find the grand hall of audiences called Diwan-i-Khas. Also on location are a couple of magnificent mosques.
This is a historic city among the places to visit near Agra. The city was founded by Akbar who was a powerful Mughal emperor. Fatehpur Sikri was the capital city of the Mughal Empire for many years before Agra took this position. Akbar was instrumental in envisioning the city. He commissioned the building of gardens, harems, planned roads, mosques, and utility structures.
This tomb is yet another masterpiece from the Mughal period. Akbar's Tomb resides in more than 119 acres of land. Located in the grounds of Sikandra, Akbar himself started this construction 1600.As per the Tartary custom, it was a practice during that time to commission the construction of one's tomb when alive. The construction of the tomb was completed by this son Jahangir.
The tomb of Akbar is located inside the Sikandra Fort. A beautifully architected structure, it is made of deep red sandstone. The richness of the look and feel never fades away and is timeless. The tomb is located in Agra in a place called Sikandra. The fort and the tomb are excellent expositions of the combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
This is the palace of one of Akbar's queens who was his favourite. Also called Jodha Bai's Palace it is a simple yet sophisticated building. It is situated in the vicinity of the Jahangiri Mahal. Inside the palace there are slits in the wall. You can see the Taj Mahal through these small openings in the wall. his place is guarded by a portal. Here were the residences of Akbar's favourite queen. It is said that Jodha Bai was the third queen of the emperor.



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