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Uttar Pradesh, better known as the land of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, is the home of several wealthy monuments, historic cities, world heritage sites,

various wildlife reserves, adventure sites, picturesque mountains and shimmering lakes. India’s most populous state covers the vast, sprawling plain of northern India. Uttar Pradesh, the globally famous state, bears one of the seven wonders of the world and the symbol of love, the Taj Mahal is also located in the state. The various towns of Uttar Pradesh have its own glory and charm. Nawab’s city Lucknow, Holiest Varanasi, Iskcon Vrindavan, City of Temples Ayodhya, Heritage Fatehpur Sikri, Religious Mathura and Kumbh City Allahabad are the major attractions which enthrall tourists who come here from several parts of the globe.

Geography - The state shares an international border with Nepal and is bounded by the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.
The State is bounded by the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as well as Nepal in the north, Haryana in the west, Madhya Pradesh in the south, and Bihar in the east. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into two distinct regions, (i) Southern hills and (ii) Gangetic plain.
The Ganga and the Yamuna are the two rivers flowing through the state. The state is tourist hot-spot and attracts people from across the world.

History - The history of the State of Uttar Pradesh is very ancient and interesting. It is recognised in the later Vedic Age as Brahmarshi Desha or Madhya Desha. Many great sages of the Vedic times like Bharadwaja, Gautam, Yagyavalkya, Vasishta, Vishwamitra and Valmiki flourished in this state. Several sacred books of the Aryans were also composed here. Two great epics of India, Ramayana and Mahabharata, appear to have been inspired by Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh preserved its intellectual excellency even under the British administration. The British combined Agra and Oudh into one province, and called it United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. The name was shortened to the United Provinces in 1935. In January 1950, the United Provinces was renamed as Uttar Pradesh.

Culture - No state in India can boast off a culture as vibrant as that of Uttar Pradesh. A rich heritage of songs and dances is an integral part of any culture. The same is true with Utter Pradesh too. The culture of Uttar Pradesh embodies a rich tradition of folk arts, crafts, literature, painting and music.The Kathak dance style, the most popular classical dance form in India, nourished in U.P. Where the fine arts of painting and music are concerned, Uttar Pradesh has contributed a lot to the cultural heritage of India.. U.P is famous for its delicate and traditional hand embroidery too. One of the important crafts of Uttar Pradesh is chikankari.
Talking of cuisines, Uttar Pradesh has quite a range to offer to the visitors. The U.P people pamper their taste buds with spicy and rich dishes. Spicy meals like Biriyani, kababs, Nihari are the delicacies dominant in their kitchens.

Language – Hindi and Urdu is well known by the people of U.P.


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