Uttarpradesh, the Heartland of India, is situated in the northern region of India. The state of Uttarpradesh mirrors its richness in the form of its culture and traditions. The state is home to different authentic monuments, awesome structures, spirtual centres, wildlife sanctuaries, meandering rivers, astonishing lakes and natural viewpoints. In short, set in the midst of the delightful scene of the Himalayas, the state of Uttarpradesh offers a full bundle of visitor destination to its inbound and outbound voyagers.

Capital : Lucknow
Area Rank :
4th
Population rank :
1st
Bordered By :
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan
The Heritage Arc :
Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarpradesh

1. Agra Fort: Agra Fort, otherwise called Lal Quila, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress is a standout amongst the most powerfully built fortifications in red sandstone by Akbar. This Mughal style of architecture all the more precisely portrayed as a walled city.

→Location: Agra, Uttarpradesh, India
→Built in: 16th Century
→Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in: 1983

Sheesh Mahal – Sheesh Mahal, actually implies Glass Palace, was the illustrious dressing room whose walls are embedded beautifully by modest mirror-like glass-mosaic.

The Diwan-i-Am – Based on a high raised platform by the Mughal ruler Akbar, the Diwan-I-am or the Hall of Public Audience was the spot where the head addressed the overall population and additionally the respectability.

Diwan-i-Khas – Built in 1635, the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience was utilized to welcome rulers and dignitaries.

The Anguri Bagh – Anguri Bagh or the Garden of Grapes was built by Shah Jahan in 1637. It was constructed by keeping the idea of making it an enclosure for royal ladies as the place of their relaxation in mind.

Khas Mahal – Constructed by Shah Jahan, the Khas Mahal or the Aramgah-i- Muqaddar is a flawless white mable royal residence which was the private palace for his little girls Jahanara and Roshnara.

Mina Masjid – Mina Masjid, literally means ‘Heavenly Mosque’, was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in between the early 1631 and 1640 as the place of worship for the rulers and the royal ladies.

Nagina Masjid – Nagina Masjid, literally means ‘Gem Mosque’, was for the royal ladies. It was designed beautifully and was decorated with sparkling gems.

Musamman Burj – Musamman Burj, likewise called as the Shah-burj or the Saman Burj, is a huge octagonal tower with a balcony confronting the Taj Mahal where Shah Jahan passed the last seven years of his life under house capture by his child Aurangzeb.

2. Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal, literally signifies ‘Crown of Palaces’, is a white marble mausoleum built by ruler Shah Jahan in the memory of his better half Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum). It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is recorded under UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated on the bank of River Yamuna, it is the masterpiece of Mughal architecture that was built in 22 years by approximately 20,000 artisans. The construction of this whole architecture was cost around 32 crore rupees at that time.

→Location: Agra, Uttarpradesh, India
→Built in: 17th century
→Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in: 1983

Year of Construction:  1631
Completed In:  1653
Time Taken:  22 years
Built By:  Shah Jahan
Dedicated to:  Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), wife of Shah Jahan
Location:  Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India
Building Type:  Islamic tomb
Architecture:  Mughal ( Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural style)
Architect:  Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
Construction Cost: 32 crore rupees
Number of workers: 20,000

3. Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is a sixteenth century Mughal architecture that is a blend of Hindu, Persian and Indo-Muslim style of designs. Built of red sandstone by the ruler Akbar, it is likewise recorded under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the middle of 1571 to 1585, Fatehpur Sikri was used to be the political capital of Mughal dynasty which was then shifted to Agra. Fatehpur Sikri with its regal royal residences, delightful lobbies, and consecrated mosques, is among the most visited destinations in India.

→Location: Agra, Uttarpradesh, India
→Built in: 16th Century
→Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in: 1986

Diwan-i-Khas: Designed in Persian style of architecture, Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience is the place where Akbar had talked about their beliefs with the delegates of various religions.

Panch Mahal: Panch Mahal is one of the most wonderful buildings found in Fatehpur Sikri. This five-strorey building provides enchanting view of the surrounding regions. It was built as a shelter for the royal ladies.

Tomb of Salim Chisti: It is a white marble tomb of Salim Chisti situated inside the Jama Masjid.

Buland Darwaza: Buland Darwaza is one amongst the important monuments and was made to celebrate the success of emperor Akbar in 1575. It represent a mix of Mughal and Persian style of architecture.

Jama Masjid: built in the manner of Indian mosques, with iwans around a central courtyard. A distinguishing feature is the row of chattri over the sanctuary.

Diwan-i-Aam: Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Audience is a place which was used to welcome rulers and dignitaries.

Ibadat Khana(House of Worship): Ibadat Khana or the House of Worship was the meeting house built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1575 CE.

Anup Talao: An ornamental pool with a central platform and four bridges leading up to it.

Mariam-uz-Zalomani’s Palace: Constructed around the a big courtyard for the Rajput wives of Akbar, this mughal monument represents Gujarati influence.

Naubat Khana: Naubat Khana, signifies a drum house, is located close to Hathi Pol Gate and was used by the musician to announce guests arrival by beating the drum.

Pachisi Court: Pachisi Court is a big white and black color plus shaped board similar to the game of Chess which was used to play game called Pachisi.

Birbal’s House: Birbal House was made by the ruler Akbar for his a standout amongst the most conspicuous courtsian Birbal, who was a Hindu and was additionally one amongst his nine jewels.