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Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

 

Agra Fort - Agra: Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan.

Allahabad High Court - Allahabad: 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: Allahabad Museum was formally inaugurated in 1947 by India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Archeological Museum - Sarnath: Tranquil Sarnath where the Buddha delivered his first sermon more than 2500 years ago has a site museum whose prize exhibit is the enormous lion capital (2.31 in).

Archeological Museum - Varanasi: The Archaeological Museum at Varanasi concentrates on exhumed discoveries alike to sculpture, architectural fragments and old coins.

Bada Imambara - Lucknow: The Bara or Great Imambara (an imambara is the tomb of a Shi'ite Muslim holy man) was built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula.

Bharat Kala Museum - Banaras: Bharat Kala Bhavan lies within the sprawling grounds of Banaras Hindu University. Its outstanding collection of sculpture, paintings and textiles began with the private collection of the enlightened Rai Krishnadasa.

Bibiyapur Kothi - Lucknow: Located on the bank of right bank of river Gomati, Bibiyapur Kothi was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula on the outskirts of the city.

Butler Palace - Lucknow: Butler palace is a grand palatial building, located in Lucknow . Foundation of this superb building was laid in 1915 by Sir Harcourt Butler, the Deputy Commissioner of Awadh.

Charbagh Station - Lucknow: Charbagh Station, the major railway station of Lucknow , is an architectural masterpiece. The ostentatious structural design of Charbagh Railway Station enthrals a tourist at the onset.

Chota Imambara - Lucknow: The third Nawab of Avadh, Muhammad Ali Shah built this imposing structure in 1840. The real name of this structure is Husainabad Imambada.

Chunar Fort  -Mirzapur: Chunar's claim to fame is that all the Ashoka's inscriptions and pillars scattered throughout India were made of sandstone quarried from this place.

Council House - Lucknow: In 1922, the foundation stone of this impressive building was laid by Sir Harcourt Butler. Made of Mirzapur sandstone, it took six years to complete.

Dhamekh Stupa - Varanasi: Very old Sarangnath or Sarnath also known as Mrigadava (deer park), is only 8 kms. away from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Ewing Christian College - Allahabad: In 1901, the Allahabad Christian College was established by Dr. Arthur Ewing, with only eight students. By 1912, when Dr. Ewing passed away, the college had its own Physics lab.

Fatehpur Sikri - Fateh Sikri: The founding of Fatehpur Sikri reads like a fairy tale. When all else had failed, the Emperor Akbar came here in search of the renowned Sufi mystic, Sheikh Salim Chishti, to ask the blessing of a son.

Government Educational Museum - Muzaffarnagar: On view at the Government Educational Museum are a number of uncommon antiquities similar to stone sculpture, metal images.

Govt. Museum - Mathura: Government Museum - originally founded by F. S. Growse in 1874, is today one of the leading centres for research, study and the preservation of Mathura's splendid heritage of art.

Hussainabad Clock Tower - Lucknow: The Hussainabad Tower, located in Lucknow , is one of the finest examples of British architecture in India. It was built by the Hussainabad Endowment.

Jehangir Palace - Agra: This was built by Akbar for his preferred son Jehangir to provide him with the soothe and luxury inside the fort. This palace displays an outstanding combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Jhansi Fort - Jhansi: The fort is famous for Rani Lakshmi Bai, the woman who headed the Indian troops here during the Mutiny of 1857-58. Bir Singh Deo of Orchha built the nucleus of the present fort in 1613.

Kalinjar Fort - Kalinjar: Kalinjar in the Basnda district of Uttar Pradesh has an ancient fort which rises above agricultural countryside. This mighty fort crowning a hill has been the scene of historic battles, for 'Lord of Kalinjar' was a coveted title.

Khurshid Manzil - Lucknow: Khurshid Manzil is located near to the Tarowali Kothi or royal observatory. The building of the two-storeyed, miniature castle-like edifice was undertaken during the reign of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan.

Kothi Darshan Vilas - Lucknow: Kothi Darshan Vilas, a classic example of the amalgam of European and Muslim method of architecture, this building was ongoing during the reign of Ghazi-ud-din Haider, and finished by Nasir-ud-din Haider (1837).

Kothi Dilkusha - Lucknow: The Dilkusha Kothi set amidst lush green lawn was constructed in the Gothic style. Nawab Saadat Ali Khan built the Kothi and its neighboring splendid garden.

Kothi Farhat Baksh - Lucknow: The bungalow called as Kothi Farhat Baksh was actually built by General Claude Martin, as his own house.

Kothi Hayat Baksh - Lucknow: Kothi Hayat Baksh was constructed for Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, who was a dedicated builder and liked European architectural styles.

Kothi Nur Baksh - Lucknow: Located in Lucknow, a well-known bode of the elite of Awadh, Kothi Nur Baksh was erected at the command of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, which was occupied by his son Sadiq Ali Khan.

Kothi Roshannuddaula - Lucknow: Built by Nawab Roshanuddaula the chief minister of Awadh (Lucknow), as his personal residence, Kothi Roshanuddaula is one of the classic examples of Indo-French architecture.

La Martiniere - Lucknow: The grand building of La Martiniere was built at the end of the 18th century by Major General Claude Martin, who arrived in India from France in 1751 as a penniless, common soldier.

Lucknow State Museum - Lucknow: The State Museum, located in a modern three-storeyed building at Banarasibagh in Lucknow was once situated in the historic Choti Chattar Manzil and the Lal Baradari, the erstwhile Coronation Hall of the Nawabs of Avadh.

Lucknow University - Lucknow: Lucknow University extensive over a huge area of 90 acres made a modest beginning in 1864 as Canning High School, at the behest of the elite class of Lucknow.

Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum - Varanasi: Across the Ganga lies the Ramnagar fort, family home of the Maharajas of Banaras. The museum accordingly displays weapons, manuscripts, palanquins and the decorative arts.

Mayo Memorial Hall - Allahabad: Located near the Thornhill and Mayne Memorial, Mayo Memorial Hall is a big hall, with a 180-ft high tower. The hall was designed by R. Roskell Bayne.

Muir College - Allahabad: Designed by William Emerson, the Muir College in Allahabad is an outstanding mix of Gothic and Indian architectural elements.

Nandeshwar Kothi - Banaras: Nandeshwari Kothi, designed by James Prinsep is a classic building of the early 19th century in Banaras.

Public Library - Allahabad: Standing at Alfred Park, the Public Library was opened as a memorial to the friendship of Lord Thornhill, the then Commissioner of Allahabad and Mr., Mayne, the then Collector.

Queens College - Lucknow: The Queen's College was designed by Major Kittoe in 1847-52 AD. It is one of the oldest secular community buildings, built in the 'exact' Gothic style in India.

Ramnagar Fort - Varanasi: This 17th century fort which is 16 km from railway station and situated across the Ganges, is the palace of the former Maharaja of Benares.

Residency - Lucknow: The Residency was built in 1800 by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan for the British Resident at his court. Originally a very extensive and beautiful building, it established heavy shelling during 1857, when the First War of Indian Independence took place.

Sikandra - Agra: Six miles north of Agra, is a glorious introduction to the city of Mughal wonders, Sikandra. The site of Akbar's mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 AD.

Taj Mahal - Agra: One of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shahjahan. Renowned for its spectacular architecture and aesthetic beauty, the Taj Mahal is also a symbol of enduring love, built by Shah Jehan to house the grave of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal, who died following the birth of their 14th child.

Victoria Memorial - Lucknow: The Victoria Memorial was produced by J.H. Hornimen, in 1908, as a memorial to Queen Victoria. Built of white makrana marble it is situated in Victoria Park, now recognized as Begum Hazrat Mahal Park.