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Uttar Pradesh Forts And Monuments

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Fatehpur Sikri - AgraUttar Pradesh, the land of diverse attractions, has always been a veritable heaven for the tourists as well as pilgrims. Historically, Uttar Pradesh has been a major centre stage for important events. Over two thousand years ago, the state was a part of Ashoka's great Buddhist empire. In the 15th century, it became part of the Great Mughal Empire and for some years the city of Taj, Agra, was its capital. Later, British East India Company occupied the region and joined the two separate territories of Agra and Oudh to form the United Province. During the British period, Agra was the capital of the state. In January 1950, the state was renamed as Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow was made the capital.

Over the centuries, the rulers of the state built large number of forts and monuments which now draw tourists from all over the world. Lucknow the state capital now echoes with the finest monuments like the famous Bada Imambara. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jehangir Palace and other perfect Mughal masterpieces. Sikandra, located 10 kms north of Agra is a historic site where Mughal Emperor Akbar lies in his eternal rest. 40 kms away from Agra, the deserted city of Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri is situated which houses many wonderful monuments. Apart from these the state is home to several other historic forts and monuments.

So, visit this charming state of Uttar Pradesh in India, explore the historic forts and monuments and discover their hidden facets.

Some of the popular forts and monuments of Uttar Pradesh include :

» Bada Imambara » Fatehpur Sikri
» Taj Mahal » Sikandra
» Jehangir Palace  
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