Best winter destinations in Uttar Pradesh

The winter starts from October and lasts until early March and the temperature ranges between 10°C to 25°C

It is widely recognised that winter is the best time to visit Uttar Pradesh. The winter season is one of the pleasant times in the UP as the cold climate is ideal for day sightseeing tours. 

The days will be pleasant with plenty of sunlight and the nights will get chilly. The winter starts from October and lasts until early March and the temperature ranges between 10°C to 25°C. The Western part of UP experiences colder climate while compared to Eastern UP.

If you are planning to visit UP, there are several getaways. Let us discuss some of the places where you can visit.

1) Mathura

One of the ancient land that is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is located about 50 km away from Agra. It is the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage destination in the country and is also the home to twenty Buddhist monasteries with five prominent temples and three stupas built by Ashoka. The place has a wonderful weather round the year and the celebrations of its festivals is one of the main attractions of the place.

2) Agra

This place is known worldwide as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra is the city which is full of spell-bounding architectural wonders. And if you are visiting Agra the Taj mahal is the best place to visit along with Fort Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah, Akbar's Tomb at Sikandra, Dayalbagh Gardens, Rambagh Gardens, Chini ka Rauza, Buland Darwaza and Jama Masjid Agra. You can also visit the red sandstone city, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra fort is an absolute must.

3) Aligarh

This place is also known as Koil or Kol and is one of the significant cities of Uttar Pradesh and hence beckons millions of tourists from India and the world as a whole. Many freedom movements took place.

4) Baldeo

It is located about 18 km away from Mathura. A visit to Baldeo in UP is sure to make your trip worthwhile. Amongst the tourist's attractions, Kshir Sagar is the most significant one. The Kshir Sagar is a brick-lined waterbody, where the temple of Baldeo was found. The Dauji ka Huranga is another place that holds a lot of interest and Holi is a major festival here.

5) Fatepur Sikri

One of the most important centres of the Mughal reign, Fatehpur Sikri, is located around 42 Km away from Agra. This place is one of the most prized relics of the reign of the Mughals in India and presently regarded as one of the significant structures amongst a list of World Heritage Structures.

6) Ayodhya

From history to present times, Ayodhya is one of the most popular places in India and is known as the birthplace of Rama. The place draws Hindus and tourists from across the globe. Huge number of pilgrims visit this holy land to seek divine blessings.

7) Varanasi

This place is older than history and tradition. Varanasi, is the major tourist attraction in UP and if anyone is interested in an authentic blue India experience then they should visit here. It has world-famous river ghats, pre historicity, temples. Varanasi has its own  charm that brings millions of people from across the world every year. The essence of the River Ganges is very serene and Varanasi is amongst the top holy places in the world as it is of tremendous religious importance to the Hindus.

8) Sarnath

This place is also known as Mrigadava, Rishipattana, Migadaya and Isipatana. It is located about 10 km away from Varanasi. People believe that Gautama Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The Dhamek Stupa which was built around the 5th - 6th century, is the precise spot where Buddha taught his first sermon. Sarnath is also home to a famous museum that exhibits a rich collection of Buddhist figurines, showcasing beautiful embodiments of Buddhist art.

9) Lucknow

One of the cultures and the rich heritage of India has always fascinated people all over the world. The ambience of Lucknow is one of the best with remarkable architecture, exceptional etiquette, leisurely habits, sumptuous food and grace; the residues of Nawabi culture. One visit to Lucknow will make you endure the rich legacy of India. Other major tourist draws in Lucknow include Shahnajaf Imambara, Bada Imambara,  Rumi Darwaza, Asafi Masjid, Baradari, Clock Tower, State Museum Zoo, Chhatar Manzil, Chhota Imambara, and Dilkusha.

10) Prayagraj

This place was previously known as Allahabadand and has shaped India's legacy as well as the culture in a way that can never be overlooked. The city is laden with souvenirs and artefacts. A visit to Prayagraj is a must if you are visiting UP.

Check out all these places if you are visiting Uttar Pradesh and you will definitely enjoy one of the heritage rich states of India.

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