Other places to experience Indian culture and heritage in Uttar Pradesh:
Agra: Agra is another heritage city of India that was founded in the 16th century by Sikander Lodhi and was later captured by the Mughals. Before this the region was also ruled by Rajput rulers. Each of these influenced the city’s culture and the impact of all can be seen in Agra’s architecture, art, crafts, music, dance and even food. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Sikandra Fort, Moti Masjid and Mehtab Bagh are the tourist places in Agra that speak volumes about the rich cultural heritage of the city.
Ayodhya: The Ram Bhoomi has been a city where different religions flourished. Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Islam have majorly influenced the culture of the city. From Chakravarti Maharaj Dashrath Mahal & Nageshwarnath Temple of Hindu significance to the demolished Babri Masjid of Muslim importance; the tourist attractions in Ayodhya present an amalgamation of different religions and cultures.
Rishikesh: Rishikesh is one of the religious places in India that holds prime importance for the Hindus. The influence of Hinduism can clearly be seen in the city’s heritage. In addition to the aartis done by Hindu priests, there’s also meditation & yoga that contribute majorly to the city’s culture.
Varanasi: Images of temples, riverside ghats, colorful markets, and saffron-clad priests come to the mind when one thinks of the Hindu city of Varanasi. The Ganga aartis in the evening and the 5-day classical music & dance extravaganza during the Ganga Mahotsav form major part of the city’s culture. Furthermore, this heritage city of India is famous for its ghats that are lined with thousands of diyas during the Diwali season.