Uttar Pradesh- The State of the Ramayan

Hey people! welcome to a new state on the blog; the state of the Ramayan which is Uttar Pradesh where you can see a lot of diversity, history and culture and a blend of epic history with the present. It is one of the populous states of Rajasthan. It was created in 1937 and renamed as Uttar Pradesh in 1950. Hindi is the most spoken language and the official language of the state. It has many tourist destinations such as Sarnath, Agra, Lucknow and Agra.

Uttar Pradesh is known for its extensive wildlife and forests. Common birds found in the state include peafowl, jungefowl, black partridges, house sparrows, blue jays, etc.

Tropaeolum majus

Trapoluem Majus found in the state of Uttar Pradesh

 

 

Agra

It is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna and is in Northern Uttar Pradesh. It is a major tourist destination because it was the seat of the Mughal capital. It  is included on the Golden Triangle circuit. It has world heritage sites like the Taj, Agra Fort and Fathehpur Sikri. It is first mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as Agravena. Agra is birthplace of the Radha Swami faith and the philosophy of the Din-i-ilahi.

PLACES TO VISIT

TAJ Mahal

 

Taj Mahal

It is one of the most famous buildings of the world, it is  part of the seven wonders of the world. It took 21 years to complete,it was completed in 1653; for Shah Jahan’s favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal; Mehrun Nissa. It  is the tomb of Shah Jahan and  Mumtaz Mahal. It was built in pietra dura style and charbagh pattern due to the Muslim belief in afterlife.

 

Fathehpur Sikri

Built as a second capital in 1571. Buland Darwaza; the world’s biggest gateway was built here after victory of Gujarat. It has Salim Chisti ‘s Khanqah and is a  UNESCO world heritage site. It is built in Saracenic style and built in Rajput style.

 

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Me and my cousin in Fathehpur Sikri.

 

 

Sikandra

This white marble tomb was constructed by Jahnagir in 1605-1613. This is Akbar’s final resting place. It has four large gates with chattris depicting royal homage. It is a four tiered pyramidal structure with a garden. is mainly a red sandstone structure with a marble touch. You can also see langurs as visitors to the garden.

 

Stock Photo: Akbar’s Mausoleum, Sikandra, near Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

 

Agra fort

  Agra fort was the main residence of emperors of Mughal dynasty.  It is also a military foundry for weapons and soldiers. Humayun was also crowned at this fort in 1530.  This place was earlier called Badalgarh and was remodeled and rebuilt by Akbar in the 16th century.  Shah Jahan rebuilt some structures into white marble inside this fort. He was imprisoned here by Aurangzeb in Musamman Burj.

It had five hundred buildings of Bengal and Gujarat built inside this fort.

Agra 03-2016 10 Agra Fort.jpg

 

 


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