5 Historical Places in Uttar Pradesh
March 25, 2022, 3:40 p.m.
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Uttar Pradesh is popularly known for hosting several ancient forts and heritage monuments of historical significance.
It is also the birthplace of Lord Krishna and Rama, making it a sacred state with an ancient past that dates back nearly 4,000 years.
During these years, UP underwent several architectural changes by the British, Mughals, Hindu kings and Buddhists.
Read on to find out more!
Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula built the Bara Imambara in 1784.
According to legends, it was built to create employment opportunities during the famine of 1784.
The monument is built in the Nawabi architectural style and is well known for housing the largest central hall in the world without any external support.
There is a bhool bhulaiyaor series of labyrinths inside the Imambara with 1,000 identical passages, stairs and 489 doors.
Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
Buland Darwaza is another popular historical site in Uttar Pradesh that should not be missed.
Also called the “Victory Gate”, the monument was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1575 AD.
The Mughal architectural style monument was built to celebrate his triumph over Gujarat.
It is considered one of the largest gateways in the world with an impressive height of 54 meters.
Standing at a height of 128 feet, Dhamek Stupa at Sarnath is one of the historical sites that you must visit during your trip to Uttar Pradesh.
This is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon and talked about the eightfold path to Nirvana.
The massive stupa was built in 500 CE and the construction was ordered by King Ashoka.
The historic Anand Bhavan is owned by the Nehru family and is basically a museum housing Nehru-Gandhi family memorabilia.
It was built in the 1930s by Motilal Nehru, the father of Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Jawahar Planetarium located here holds various shows on astronomy and science for youngsters.
You can visit Anand Bhavan between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Situated on the banks of the Ganges, this temple was previously demolished by various Muslim rulers until it was rebuilt on an adjacent site in 1780 by Maratha ruler Ahilya Bai Holkar.
The temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas and is famous for its evening aarti.