This most populous state of India having
as many inhabitants as Brazil, has recently been bifurcated into two states
- the hilly areas ( Uttranchal ) & Indo Gangatic plains ( Uttar Pradesh
The Mighty Ganges River - the most sacred river for the Hindus, forms the
backbone of the economy of this state.
The Kumbh Mela at Allahabad ( January to March'2001 ) is held every 12
years where millions of pilgrims and tourists converge. For the tourists,
this state offers Tajmahal & Fatehpur Sikri in the west, yoga ashrams,
Spa Resort & white water rafting at Rishikesh, Auli Ski Resort in
Garhwal Himalays, Elephant Safaris at Corbett Tiger Reserve, glimpses of
living culture more than 3000 years old at Varanasi & Buddhist
pilgrimage spots of Sarnath & Kushinagar.
of Interest in Uttar Pradesh :