Uttar Pradesh has been characterized as the cradle of Indian civilization and culture. This is because it is around the Ganga that the ancient cities and towns sprang up. Aside from iconic Agra, UP is home to Varanasi, holiest city of India. The Mughals and the Nawabs made their marks as well, leaving behind architectural and gastronomic masterpieces – particularly in Lucknow. Geographically Uttar Pradesh is very diverse, with Himalayan foothills in the north and the gangetic plain in the centre, it’s also known as the Heartland of India.
When you think of Agra, what is the first thing that crosses your mind? Yes, it has to be Taj Mahal one of the Wonders of the World. Apart from Taj Mahal other monuments are, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Jami Masjid, Chini Ka Rauza, Rambagh, Jahangir Mahal, Chisti’s Tomb. You can also visit Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Palace of Jodha Bai, Panch Mahal, the Buland Darwaja, the House of Birbal and the Jamatkhana. The city also has some exciting stuff for foodies – including the famous Agra ka Petha and amazing chaat and Lassi.