Set in the Kaimur hills range on the west bank of the Son River near Uttar Pradesh border is the Kaimur wildlife sanctuary. Established in 1982, it is spread over wide range of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra district. Hailed as the largest wildlife sanctuary in Bihar, it occupies an area of 1342 sq km, mainly confined to hills and undulating ground. The valley portion is home to several waterfalls like Karkat and Telhar and several lakes like Anupam Lake.
Dudhwa National Park and Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, India is one of the most scenic and diverse ecosystems in the world. Located in the Lakhimpur Kheri District bordering neighboring Nepal, Dudhwa covers an area of more than 490 square kilometers with 190 kilometers as its buffer zone. Spread on the Terai (green marshy grasslands on the Himalayan outer foothills) it is one of the most fertile places supporting a vast number of forests and wildlife, most of them, endangered. Sal with Shisham, Jamun, Sehore and Gular trees comprise this national park which has been categorized as a tropical semi-evergreen, deciduous, dry-deciduous and swamp forest. The grasslands make up about 20 per cent of this park. The wetlands here comprise a third of the major habitat with marshes, rivers, lakes and streams that are either perennial or dry up during the summer months and fill up after the monsoons.
The birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is an ancient city of India known for its various monasteries of the Hindu religion and various pilgrim spots and temples. The city is one of the oldest in India and is mentioned in the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. The region however was inhabited since the 6th century BC and came under various historical and mythological dynasties of India. Owing to its ancient culture and tradition Mathura contains a plethora of tourist attractions, the best ones of those are as follows.
The ancient city of Ayodhya is known by most to be the setting of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana and is known to be the birthplace of the God king Ram. The city is located at the banks of the Sarayu River and was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. The city was known to be founded by the Hindu deity Manu and is believed to be 9000 years old. It is one of the most frequented pilgrim spots and is famous for its various temples which are visited by people of various Indian religions. Here’s the list of the best places to visit in Ayodhya.
Kanpur is the most populated city in Uttar Pradesh and also one of the largest industrial towns in India. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, Kanpur was one of the main centers where industrial revolution began in India. The city was founded by the rulers of the Chandela Dynasty between the 10th and the 13th centuries. The city was a major industrial and cultural hub and was ruled by various empires and dynasties. Kanpur is one of the hot tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh and here’s the list of the best places you can visit in Kanpur.
Like most cities in Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan is also one of the ancient cities that have been mentioned in the holy Hindu scriptures. Along with Mathura, Vrindavan is described as one of the twin holy cities. The name Vrindavan refers to an ancient forest that existed here, of which two smaller groves still exist. Being the place where Lord Krishna is considered to have spent his childhood Vrindavan is a major pilgrim spot for the Hindus. Here’s the list of the must-visit places in Vrindavan.
The ancient town of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh gets its name from Kusha the son of the Legendary God king Ram who founded and ruled the city. The archeological findings in the town date back to the 3rd century BC and belong to the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. Kushinagar today is a major pilgrimage center for the Buddhists in India and also finds mention in the writings of the Chinese traveler and pilgrim Hieun Tsang. It was at Kushinagar that Gautama Buddha attained the Mahaparinirvana. Here’s the list of the best places you can visit in Kushinagar.
A historic city of India, Jhansi is known to be one of the important cities in the Bundelkhand region of India. It was also the capital of the princely state of Jhansi which was ruled by the Marathas. One of the most famous of Indian revolutionaries Rani Lakshmi Bai was also a Maratha queen who participated in the 1857 revolt. The historical significance of the city has made it an important tourist spot. Here’s the list of the best places to visit in Jhansi.
Aligarh known as Koli in the ancient times and was founded by the Dor Rajputs in 372 A.D. The city came under the reign of various tribes and empires including the Mughals who renamed it to Aligarh and the French who built the Aligarh fort. The famous battle of Aligarh was also fought here in 1803 which put the city under the control of the British. The city is also famous for its lock industry.
The city of Meerut is located near the national Capital Delhi and is an important ancient city of India. The city is also an important industrial town and is the largest manufacturer of musical instruments and sporting goods etc. in India. The settlement in the area date back to the Indus Valley Civilization and the city has been mentioned as Hastinapur in the ancient epic Mahabharatha. Meerut was also an important center of Buddhism during the Mauryan Empire. Here’s a list of the best places to visit in Meerut.