has been the most dominant state in Indian politics and culture since
Independence. The Ganges which forms the backbone of the state, is
considered sacred by Hindus, and has seven holy towns including
Varansi, the holiest of the holies.The highlights of Uttar
Pradesh are the Taj Mahal, the Fatehpur Sikri,
the ghats at Varanasi, the hill stations and
the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Lucknow, the capital city, is a city rich in culture and history.
Built by the Nawabs, it's a city that takes its manners seriously.
Here, the Bara Imambara, the Chota Imambara,
the Residency and the Rumi Darwaza are
the primary draws.
The city of Agra, home to the world-famous Taj Mahal,
is a typically north Indian city. The Agra Fort a
massive red sandstone structure, begun by Akbar was completed by his
grandson Shah Jahan.