Uttar Pradesh has an very vital place in the culture of India; it is the birthplace of Hinduism and admirer of its derived Vedic, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism beliefs, UP has been the ancient seat of Hindu religion, learning and culture, and has many important sites of Hindu pilgrimage. The State also has several sites important to Buddhism: the Chaukhandi Stupa marks the spot where Buddha met his first disciples, while the Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath commemorates Buddha’s first sermon. Also the town of Kushinagar is where Gautama Buddha died.

Throughout its history, the region of Uttar Pradesh was sometimes divided between smaller kingdoms and at other times formed an important part of larger empires that arose on its east or west, including the Magadha, Nanda, Mauryan, Sunga, Kushan, Gupta, Gurjara, Rashtrakuta, Pala and Mughal empires.

Agra

The city of love and most visited place of India is Agra which was established in the fourteenth century.

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Fatehpur Sikri

A great town planned by Akbar, Fatehpursikri was built in the honor of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti.

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Varanasi

Varanasi being the most popular pilgrimage place for the Indians is also known by the names of Kashi and Benaras.

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