Planning a trip with the family is not an easy task. You have to take into considerations the likes and dislikes of all the members in the family. Especially the kids, the young toddler or the impulsive teenager have different ideas of ‘fun’. This makes it quite difficult to satiate the adventurous bone inside everyone. If you are still thinking about a destination to plan your getaway we suggest the heritage arc of Uttar Pradesh for a wholesome experience. Heritage arc is a successful project by Uttar Pradesh Tourism. It enables tourists to explore Uttar Pradesh in all its glory. It connects Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi which are cultural hubs of Uttar Pradesh. Also, they flourish on the banks of the Yamuna, Gomti and Ganga respectively hence are very old and have a distinct uniqueness of their own. You must visit them to learn more about history, culture, food and people of Uttar Pradesh.
Agra- First on this beautiful platter of marvels is the land of Taj Mahal. The grandeur of this place holds up the aura of Mughal era. This doesn’t mean that it is the only place to see in Agra. Sprinkled all over the city are breathtaking reminders of a beautiful past. Whether it is the Jama Masjid, Taj Ganj or Agra fort, everyone in your family will enjoy the Mughal splendor. Also, Agra is the center of creative skills like zari, weaving and marble carving. For food lovers Agra has many delicacies to offer. Bedai, which is poori sabzi with a unique twist which you can try at Deviram’s located near Sadar Bazaar. Also, Pethas of Agra are simply the best in India. Try this gooey sweet dessert at Panchi Petha also located in Sadar Bazaar. It will fulfill all the sweet tooth in your family.
Lucknow– It is an amalgamation of British-era buildings and Mughal monuments. Nazakat and Nafasat are two important things in this city. Lucknow is a cornucopia of stately architecture, refined cuisine, benevolent mannerisms and expert crafts. Food in Lucknow is a treat and reminds us of culinary patronage of the Nawabs. Stepping into Lucknow feels like entering a bygone era. Dewa Sharif and Kakori nearby are perfect epitomes of Sufism. Also, nearby are Ayodhya, Bithoor and Namisharanya where mythology and devotion come alive. For the more adventurous types Dudhwa National Sanctuary awaits with its lush forests.
Varanasi- Varanasi is a great place to reconnect with your spiritual side. It is known as the ‘post card’ city of Uttar Pradesh. The city is referred to as being older than time itself. Here you will find a mesh of old and new but in a balanced way. Narrow mazes of streets and swarming crowds on the Ghats are an everyday reality. There is so much to explore in this city that every member of your family will find something they would enjoy. For foodies in the family local delicacies abound. Baati Chokha, Matar ki poori, Besan ki Katli, Gujiya, Singhada Roti and Laal Peda are a must try. Some are available at temples others at sweet shops throughout the city. Sarnath and Kushinagar nearby serve as great places of interest for Buddhism. Allahabad is a major destination near Varanasi that adds more to the experience.
Travel through the heritage arc to experience the best of Uttar Pradesh. This experience fills the souls of one and all. The heritage arc extends for 700km from Agra to Varanasi. The heritage arc provides your family with a wholesome experience at places of rich culture, practices and beautiful people.