With the onset of winter in North India everyone wishes for a nice day in sun or to be at someplace that has the same impact. Uttar Pradesh offers a list of destinations that not only rejuvenates one in this physical realm but also regenerates the core of their heart.
Starting with Agra where Uttar Pradesh offers the pinnacle of love and craftsmanship. One gets enchanted and falls in a spell of this purest of pure symbol of love ‘Taj Mahal’ etched out in White marble on the Yamuna bank. Including ‘Tajmahal’, Agra is home to four World Heritage Sites, Agra Fort, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri. Dayal Bagh is an ongoing temple under construction that many frequently visit.
Allahabad adds another feather in the crown of Uttar Pradesh as one of the enchanting places to be present at during the Magh Mela. The same festival is organised at such a grandiose level every 12th year that it can be seen from the space. This gathering of devotees every 12thyear to take a holy dip is known as The Kumbh Mela.
Varanasi also known as Kashi literally means the place that outshines everything else. It is considered as the oldest of the inhabited city even before Jerusalem. With Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holy Shivalinga out of 12 such Jyotirlingas Varanasi holds special place for any follower of Sanatan Dharma also known as Hindu Dharma. It is also a revered place for tourists with its beautiful ghats allowing one to take a holy dip in Ganges.
Mathura-Vrindavan adds not just a tinge of colour into the wide array of these beautiful destinations but it simply takes one away on a journey of self realisation along the banks of Yamuna, another holy river of India. It is also known as the birth place of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Shri Hari Vishnu ji who is one of the presiding deity of Sanatan Trinity. Vrindavan is a garden of eternal Tulsi trees also believed to be the Gopis of Lord Krishna and holds special value to pilgrims. Apart from a place of pilgrimage it is also known world over for its special Lathmar Colourful Holi.
Ayodhya is the holiest of holi places for a Hindu as it is the place of birth of Lord Ram who holds the supreme position in the mortal world. It is also known as the birthplace of five Tirthankars of Jainism, a peace loving religion that has not just survived the test of times but dwelled and prospered ingeniously in India.
Sarnath is another jewel of Uttar Pradesh which is known as the place where Buddha held his first public discourse. It is a place of national and archaeological significance as it also boasts of the Ashoka Pillar with the Lion Capital.
Deogarh is one place where one can spend time out of timelines to appreciate beauty in the form of 31 Jain temples in one place.
Uttar Pradesh holds many more gems in its womb which embraces one in its entirety and rejuvenates one with the warmth of simplicity, love and compassion all found in one place.