There are few states more archetypal than Uttar Pradesh. The subcontinent’s historic and religious roots which comprise of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and secular braid so well in this land of sacred rivers and vast plains, manifesting insights of profound importance.
Apart from Uttar pradesh being home to Historic towns like Agra, Mathura, it is home to the holiest city Varanasi, famed for its cremation ghats and vibrant ceremonies along the River Ganges. There are stories that tell us about the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna, while Ayodhya is the birth place of Lord Rama– a place of tragic conflict in modern days that reveals much about the shadow side of the collective Indian psyche.
Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath and died in Kushinagar, both of which are now peaceful pilgrimage destination.
The Mughals and Nawabs made their mark as well by leaving behind architectural land and culinary art, particularly in Lucknow and Agra.
India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh offers more than enough to satisfy the curiosity of any traveller, who is interested in seeing the vast heritage and culture this land has to give.