Uttar Pradesh: Historical Places

Uttar Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is blessed with the wealth of historical monuments and religious fervour.
Created On: Jun 19, 2013 10:59 IST
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Agra Fort


Agra fort is made up of massive sandstone. It’s construction was begun in the year 1565 by Akbar.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage site situated about  2.5 kilometres north - west of its more famous sister monument Taj Mahal. It can be described as a wall city.


Allahabad High Court


Allahabad High Court, situated in Allahabad was considered by Frank Lishman. The foundation of the building was laid in 1911 by Chief justice, Sir John Staley.


Allahabad Museum


Allahabad museum was established in the year 1931 and was inaugurated in 1947 by the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The museum is known for it’s unique collection of art and objects. It is funded by the Ministry of culture.


Archeological Museum Sarnath


Archeological Museum Sarnath is the oldest site museum by the Archaeological Survey of India. We could see various images of Buddha in different postures as well as the sand stone architecture by  Bhikshu Bala, etc.


Bada Imambara


Bara Imambara is an imambara complex situated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Bara Imambara was built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab in the year 1784. Bara Imambara is also called the Asafi Imambara.


Bharat Kala Museum

The Bharat Kala Museum is located inside the Banaras Hindu University campus. Banaras Hindu University is among the oldest educational institutes of India. BHU was founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Bharat Kala Museum has extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings and textiles.


Bibiyapur Kothi

Bibiapur Kothi is located on the right river Gomti in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This monument was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula and was designed with the assistance of General Claude Martin.


Butler Palace


The Butler palace, a grand palatial building is located in Lucknow. It was built by Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan who was the Rajah of Mehmoodabad during the year 1919. This beautiful monument was initially used for the official residence of Sir Harcourt Butler. 


Chota Imambara


Chhota Imambara is also known as Hussainabad Imambara. It is a great monument located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Chhota Imambara was built by Muhammad Ali Shah who was the third Nawab of Avadh in 1838. This monument is also known as the Palace of Lights as it is beautifully decorated during special festivals.


Chunar Fort                        


The Chunar Fort is located in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 23 kilometers south west of Varanasi. It is the collection of Ashoka's inscriptions and pillars made of sandstone.


Dhamekh Stupa                  


Dhamek Stupa is a massive stupa located at Sarnath. It is 13 km away from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The Dhamek Stupa was built in the year 500 CE.


Government Educational Museum


Government Educational Museum was established in 1959 in Muzaffarnagar. It is famous for several historical metal images, stone sculptures, terracotta and coins. It has wide variety of paintings, cannons and stamps.

Govt. Museum (Mathura)


Government museum is an archaeological museum situated in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh state. It was founded by Sir F.S Growse in the year 1874.  The museum is famous for ancient sculptures of the Mathura school. It has a splendid preservation of Mathura's heritage.


Hussainabad Clock Tower

The Hussainabad Tower, one of the greatest examples of British architecture in India is situated in Lucknow. It was built by the Hussainabad Endowment. It is one of the appealing facades of Lucknow.


Jehangir Palace


Jehangir Palace was built by Akbar for his preferred son Jehangir. Akbar built this palace to provide him with all the luxury and comfort inside the fort. It displays an outstanding combination of the Hindu and Muslim architecture.


Jhansi Fort


Jhansi Fort is situated at Jhasi, Uttar Pradesh within the city walls. It was built in the year 1613 by Raja Bir Singh Deo.It is built on a hilltop called Bangira. Jhansi city was a stronghold of the Chandela kings.


Kalinjar Fort


Kalinjar is located in Banda District of Uttar Pradesh.  It has an ancient fort which rises above agricultural countryside. Kalinjar is one of the most characteristic specimens of the hill fortresses and hill shrines,


Khurshid Manzil


Khurshid Manzil is located near Tarowali Kothi. It is a miniature castle like edifice that was undertaken during the reign of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan.


Kothi Darshan Vilas


Kothi Darshan Vilas is a unique mix of European and Muslim architecture. It  was constructed by Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider. This monument was finished by Nasir-ud-din Haider .


Kothi Dilkusha


Dilkusha Kothi is the remains of an eighteenth century house. It was built in the English baroque style. It  was constructed in the Gothic style. It was built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan.


Kothi Farhat Baksh

Kothi Farhat Baksh was first constructed by General Claud Martin. He constructed this monument for his residence in the year 1781. It is located at the bank of river Gomti, Lucknow.


Lucknow State Museum


Lucknow State Museum is the modern three storied building in Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It was earlier situated in the historic Choti Chattar Manzil and the Lal Baradar.


Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum                                                       


Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum lies the Ramnagar fort. The museum displays weapon, palanquins , manuscripts and decorative arts.


Mayo Memorial Hall


Mayo Memorial Hall is located near the Thornhill and Mayne Memorial. It is is a big hall, with a 180-ft high tower.


Ramnagar Fort


Ramnagar Fort was built in 17th century. It  is 16 km from railway station. It is situated across the Ganges. Ramnagar Palace is the palace of the former Maharaja of Benares.



Sikandra was begun by Akbar. It was completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 AD.  Sikandra was the site of Akbar's mausoleum,


Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal is one among the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by the Emperor Shahjahan.  Taj Mahal was renowned for its spectacular architecture. It is recognized as a symbol of enduring love.


Victoria Memorial              


Victoria Memorial is built of white makrana marble. It is located in Victoria Park. It’s name has changed to Begum Hazrat Mahal Park.

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