• Formation: Uttar Pradesh, often abbreviated as UP, was formed on April 1, 1937.
  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath ( 2024 )
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel ( 2024 )
  • Area: Uttar Pradesh is the fourth-largest state in India, covering an area of about 243,286 square kilometers.
  • Population: It is the most populous state in India, with over 200 million people.
  • Density: Approximately 829 persons per square kilometer.
  • Official Language: Hindi
  • State Animal: Swamp Deer (Barasingha)
  • State Bird: Sarus Crane
  • State Flower: Palash (Butea monosperma)
  • State Tree: Ashoka (Saraca asoca)
  • Geographical Diversity: Encompasses the Gangetic plains, the Himalayan foothills, and the Vindhya Range.
  • Taj Mahal: Located in Agra, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Varanasi (Banaras): One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, a major pilgrimage site on the banks of the Ganges.
  • Ayodhya: Birthplace of Lord Rama, a sacred city with religious significance for Hindus.
  • Prayagraj (Allahabad): Known for the confluence of three rivers (Triveni Sangam) and the Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings.
  • Kanpur: A major industrial and commercial center, known for its leather and textile industries.
  • Lucknow: The capital city known for its rich history, culture, and architectural heritage.
  • Mathura: Birthplace of Lord Krishna, a significant pilgrimage destination for Hindus.
  • Meerut: An ancient city with historical significance, known for its role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
  • Ghaziabad: Part of the National Capital Region (NCR), it is an industrial and educational hub.
  • Gorakhpur: Known for the Gorakhnath Temple and the Gorakhnath Math, a prominent Hindu religious site.
  • Jhansi: Famous for the historic Jhansi Fort and its association with Rani Lakshmibai.
  • Allahabad High Court: One of the oldest high courts in India, located in Prayagraj.
  • Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology (BPIT): A renowned engineering college in Ghaziabad.
  • Jhansi Fort: A symbol of valor and bravery, it played a crucial role in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857.
  • Agra Fort: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historic fort with significant architectural and historical value.
  • Sarnath: An important Buddhist pilgrimage site near Varanasi, where Buddha delivered his first sermon.
  • Chunar Fort: Overlooking the Ganges River, known for its historical significance and scenic views.
  • Kushinagar: Where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site.
  • Ambedkar Park (Ambedkar Memorial): A grand memorial dedicated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in Lucknow.
  • Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri: A stunning mosque built during the Mughal era, located in Fatehpur Sikri.
  • National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI): A premier plant science research institute in Lucknow.
  • Noida: Part of the NCR, known for its modern infrastructure, IT companies, and educational institutions.
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU): A prestigious central university located in Varanasi, founded by Madan Mohan Malaviya.
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple: A revered temple in Varanasi dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
  • Kanpur Zoological Park: A popular zoo with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Kumbh Mela: Held in Prayagraj every 12 years, it is the largest religious gathering on Earth.
  • Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi: A religious site in Mathura believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna.
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU): A law university in Lucknow.
  • Rumi Darwaza: A historic gateway in Lucknow, built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula.
  • Bhagwan Buddha Post Graduate College (BBPGC): A prominent educational institution in Gorakhpur.
  • Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University (SRMU): A private university in Lucknow offering a range of academic programs.
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU): A renowned central university with a rich history and cultural diversity.
  • Vrindavan: A town near Mathura, famous for its temples and association with Lord Krishna.
  • Pilibhit Tiger Reserve: A wildlife sanctuary known for its efforts in tiger conservation.
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad: A premier institute for information technology education.
  • Gauri Shankar Temple: A Shiva temple in Varanasi, known for its spiritual significance.
  • National P.G. College: A prestigious educational institution in Lucknow.
  • Saraswati Ghat, Allahabad: A historic ghat on the banks of the Ganges, known for its cultural events and religious rituals.
  1. Ghats of Varanasi: Varanasi boasts numerous ghats along the Ganges, each with its unique significance and rituals.
  2. Kanpur Central: One of the busiest railway stations in India, connecting various parts of the country.
  3. Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh is known for its diverse and delectable cuisine, including kebabs, chaat, and sweets like Petha and Jalebi.
  4. Hindu and Muslim Architecture: The state showcases a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles in its historical monuments.
  5. Bithoor: A town near Kanpur, associated with the childhood of Lord Rama’s sons, Luv and Kush.
  6. Shaheed Smarak, Allahabad: A war memorial commemorating the soldiers from Uttar Pradesh who sacrificed their lives.
  7. Lucknow Residency: A historic site that witnessed the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
  8. Chinhat Wildlife Sanctuary: Located near Lucknow, a sanctuary known for its rich biodiversity and bird-watching opportunities.
  9. Meerut Cantonment: An important military base, playing a role in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857.
  10. Amroha: Known for its production of perfumes and traditional handicrafts.
  11. St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Lucknow: One of the oldest churches in Uttar Pradesh, showcasing architectural grandeur.
  12. Aryabhatt Planetarium, Lucknow: A space science and astronomy museum offering educational programs.
  13. Mango Orchards of Malihabad: Renowned for its delicious Dussehri mangoes, a variety native to the region.
  14. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Founder of Aligarh Muslim University, a prominent educational and social reformer.
  15. Eidgah Agra: One of the largest Eid prayer grounds in Agra, attracting a large gathering during festivals.
  16. U.P. Sangeet Natak Akademi: An institution promoting traditional music, dance, and performing arts.
  17. Pilibhit Forest: Home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the Bengal tiger and swamp deer.
  18. Vindhya Vasini Devi Temple: Located in Mirzapur, a revered temple dedicated to Goddess Vindhyavasini.
  19. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary: A haven for birdwatchers, especially during the migratory season.
  20. Tunday Kababi, Lucknow: Famous for its succulent kebabs, a culinary delight for meat lovers.
  21. Bara Imambara: An architectural marvel in Lucknow, known for its central hall without any external support beams.
  22. Raja Ki Mandi, Agra: A significant railway station and market area in Agra.
  23. National Sugar Institute, Kanpur: A premier institute for research and education in sugar technology.
  24. Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raebareli: A domestic airport connecting Raebareli to major cities.
  • Allahabad University: One of the oldest universities in India, known for its academic excellence.
    1. Kanpur Leather Industry: Renowned for its leather goods, making it a major hub for the leather industry.
    2. Jungle Safari, Kanpur: An initiative to promote wildlife conservation and awareness among visitors.
    3. Saraswati Kund, Allahabad: A sacred pond believed to be the spot where Saraswati River emerges.
    4. Budaun: Known for its historical monuments, including the Budaun Fort and Jama Masjid.
    5. Malviya Bridge, Varanasi: A railway bridge over the Ganges, offering stunning views of the river and the city.
    6. U.P. State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC): The primary mode of public transportation connecting various cities and towns.
    7. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur: A prestigious institute for engineering and technology education.
    8. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra: A prominent public university offering a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
    9. Allahabad Museum: Showcasing artifacts and relics from the ancient and medieval periods.
    10. Kampil: A historical site associated with the ancient city of Kampilya, mentioned in the Mahabharata.
    11. Faizabad: Known for its historical and cultural significance, including the Faizabad Fort.
    12. Ramgarh Taal, Gorakhpur: A serene lake surrounded by lush greenery, ideal for nature lovers.
    13. Taj Nature Walk, Agra: A green space near the Taj Mahal, offering a peaceful environment for visitors.
    14. Kans Qila, Mathura: Believed to be the fortress of King Kansa, associated with the legend of Lord Krishna.
    15. Gokul: Linked to the childhood of Lord Krishna, a sacred town near Mathura.
    16. Gulab Bari, Faizabad: A historic garden known for its beautiful roses and Mughal architecture.
    17. Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University: A major educational institution in Gorakhpur.
    18. Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design (UPID): Focused on design education and innovation.
    19. Nana Rao Park, Kanpur: A public park named after Nana Rao Peshwa, offering recreational space.
    20. Jalesar Bird Sanctuary: A haven for birdwatchers, located near Etah.
    21. Raja Ram Ki Chhatri, Orchha: A memorial cenotaph with exquisite architecture dedicated to Raja Ram.
    22. Purana Quila, Varanasi: An ancient fort with archaeological significance, offering panoramic views of the city.
    23. Barabanki: Known for its cultural heritage and festivals, including the Dewa Mela.
    24. Sariska Tiger Reserve, Aligarh: A protected area supporting wildlife conservation efforts.