Uttar Pradesh, a land of cultural and geographical diversity is blessed by innumerable tranquil expanses of meadows, perennial rivers, dense forests and fertile soil plays a very important role in the politics, education, culture, industry, agriculture and Tourism of India. Viewed as the largest tourist destination in India. It is situated in the northern part of India and its neighboring states are Uttaranchal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Himanchal Pradesh and whereas Nepal is the neighboring country. Himalayas in the north and is garlanded by Ganga and Yamuna. Throughout the lengths of the Ganga and the Yamuna right from their sources down to their majestic deltas, the land abounds with beautiful spots and pilgrim centers.
Uttar Pradesh has a glorious history, the land of Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Mahavir. The epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata, were written in Uttar Pradesh, a land replete with tales of ages gone by, of tales about Lord Rama and his kingdom of Ayodhya, of the Buddha and his teachings, of the Mughals and their art, culture and exquisite architecture, and of the British and the First War of Indian Independence in 1857. It is also home of India’s most visited site, the Taj Mahal,The oldest livingand holiest city Varanasi, countless shrines and pilgrimages which hold a special significance in the lives of the Indian people. Uttar Pradesh also possesses several most respected pilgrimages of Muslims such as Dargahs, Mosque and Tombs while it is the heart of Buddhism and origin of Jainism. There are other cities of Uttar Pradesh such as Mathura- Vrindavan will pacify and mollify your inner self and make your pilgrimage tour completely soothing and ethereal.
Kathak, one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances, originated from Uttar Pradesh. Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh like Awadhi cuisine, Mughlai cuisine, are very famous not only in India but also many places abroad.
Uttar Pradesh is known to be shoppers delight. No where in India you get a range of products on offering as in Uttar Pradesh. Moradabad is famous throughout the world for its brassware and bronzes Nearby is Aligarh, a town famous for its locks, Firozabad is famous for Bangles and Awadh region, Lucknow world famous for Chikankari works on the clothes, In the eastern Uttar Pradesh region, Varanasi is famous for its Zardozi works. These are done on various items such as clothes, mirrors and woods. The city is also famous for its saris. The Banarsi Saris are a must buy in Indian weddings. Almost each and every town of Uttar Pradesh has something or other for you to offer because the state has a rich art, culture and tradition, which make the popular items for shopping in Uttar Pradesh.