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UTTAR PRADESH

FACTS

Languages

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Hindi and Urdu.

Crops

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Cotton, millets, oilseeds, paddy, pulses, sugarcane and wheat.

Industries

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Chemicals, engineering, handicrafts, glass, leather, paper, sugar and textiles.

Airports

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Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Dehra Dun, Jhansi, Bareily, Nainital , Rae Bareily.

Time to visit

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October to March.

Festivals

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Magh Mela- Jan, Holi-Feb, Janmashtami-Aug, Ram Lila and Dussehra-Sept, Diwali- Nov.

UTTRA PRADESH

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India and the fourth largest in terms of area. It has to its north, Tibet and Nepal, to its north-west, Himachal Pradesh, to its west, Haryana, to its south-west, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, to its south Madhya Pradesh and to its east Bihar.

Many holy rivers of India like the Ganga, the Yamuna, Saryu, Gomti, Rapti, Gandaki and Betravati run through this state. Several sacred places associated with India's rich heritage like, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Haridwar, Ayodhya, Mathura , Vrindavan, Kashi and Prayag are also located in this state.

This part of the state is also more involved in Indian politics than any other state!


PLACES OF INTEREST
Agra
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Taj- one of the wonders of the world, Palaces, mausoleums, gardens and Handicrafts.
Aligarh
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Famous Muslim University, Forts and Mosque.
Allahabad
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Sacred Sangam, Kumbh Mela- held every 12 years, Center of Hindi Literature, forts and temples, Muslim cultural center.
Ayodhya
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Sacred city of the Hindus, temples, birth place of Rama.
Badrinath
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Hindu pilgrim center, hot springs and temples.
Corbet
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National Park.
Faizabad
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Muslim monuments.
FatehpurSikri
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Ghost Town, ancient capital of Akbar, Muslim pilgrim center, palaces, forts and Mosques.
Gangotri
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Source of the river Ganges, Hindu pilgrim center.
Kanpur
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Industrial center, temples and gardens.
Kedarnath
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Hindu pilgrim center.
Lucknow
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Capital of the state, Muslim cultural center, gardens and Mughal cuisine.
Mathura
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Sacred city of the Hindus, birthplace of Lord Krishna, temples and Mosques.
Meerut
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Cantonment town.
Rishikesh
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Hindu pilgrim center, temples and ashrams.
Varanasi
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Sacred city of the Hindus, temples, mosques, handicrafts and saris.