Uttar Pradesh Forts And Monuments
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