Visit Uttar Pradesh

202.4 million

Uttar Pradesh is a state located in Northern India and borders Nepal, Tibet, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. With a population of over 200 million people, it is the most populous state in India making up more than 16% of the country's population. The capital city is Lucknow and other major cities include Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi.

Uttar Pradesh is home to many famous tourist attractions such as the Taj Mahal at Agra which was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal; Varanassi on the banks of River Ganges which is renowned for its spiritual heritage; Mathura birthplace of Lord Krishna and Lucknow known for its Nawabi culture.

An interesting fact about Uttar Pradesh is that it was once upon a time ruled by great dynasties like Mauryas, Guptas, Mughals and Afghans thus making it an important region throughout Indian history.