|Sunrise on the Ganges Ghat|
Our Culture-Our Tradition……
The State of
has seen the advent and fall of various empires in the course of its history. From the advent of Mugals till the departure of British, U.P. has seen it all. Nearly all the rulers who have ruled Uttar Pradesh in the course of history have left their marks in terms of architecture. Mugals, Nawabs of Oudh, Talukedars and British:- all of them have contributed to the architectural heritage of Uttar Pradesh. Due to their individual and collective contributions, Uttar Pradesh today boasts off some of the most marvelous monuments in entire world. Uttar Pradesh
Although, the architectural inheritance is visible in all the cities of the State and it is not possible to cover all of them in this blog, we present the pearls of architectural ornaments, mainly situated in 4 cities-
Talking of monuments we must start from the queen among all; The Taj Mahal. U.P. has one of the 7 wonders of the world, in its lap.
Taj Mahal - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The sublime aesthetics of buildings inside the Agra Fort that stands proudly even after 400 years from the date of its constructions.
The naqqashi works that has been done in the buildings like Dewan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas are marvelous.
Fatehpur Sikri, situated 50 kilometers off
The tomb of Akbar the Great at Sikandara is another major attraction around
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|Hussainabad Clock Tower|
The Hussainabad Clock Tower is truly the finest structure of British architecture in
The Rumi Darwaza that guards the entrance of old Hussainabad in
is another monument of magnificence. Lucknow
Equally good are Chhota Imambada and Shah Najaf Imambara. These buildings were constructed under food for work programs initiated by the then Nawab of Oudh who wanted to help his subjects who were suffering from famine.
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Monuments at Kushinagar - Buddhist Pilgrimage in Eastern Uttar Pradesh:
land of (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all : Varanasi
"Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". Ganges is said to have its origins in the tresses of Lord Shiva and in
. Some of the most important temples of Varanasi are Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple. Varanasi
Monuments at Sarnath
|Gautam Budh's Statue at Mulagandha Kuti|
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These are some of the most famous monuments of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from these major historical monuments, UP also has a number of minor monuments that lay scattered in every nook and corner of the state.
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