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Home>>North India>>Uttar-Pradesh>>Historical Places of Uttar-Pradesh

Historical Places of Uttar-Pradesh

Agra Fort, Agra Fort travel, Agra Fort tourism, Agra Fort Historical Place, travel to Agra Fort Monument Agra Fort

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 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.

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Allahabad Museum, Allahabad Museum travel, Allahabad Museum tourism, Allahabad Museum Historical Place, travel Allahabad Museum

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

Archeological Museum (Sarnath)

Tranquil Sarnath where ihe 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).

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Archeological Museum (Varanasi), Archeological Museum (Varanasi) travel, Archeological Museum (Varanasi) tourism Archeological Museum (Varanasi)

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

Bada Imambara

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.

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Bharat Kala Museum, Bharat Kala Museum travel, Bharat Kala Museum tourism, Bharat Kala Museum Historical Place Bharat Kala Museum

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

Bibiyapur Kothi

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.

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Butler Palace, Butler Palace travel, Butler Palace tourism, Butler Palace Historical Place, travel to Butler Palace Butler Palace

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

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.

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Chota Imambara, Chota Imambara travel, Chota Imambara tourism, Chota Imambara Historical Place, travel to Chota Imambara Chota Imambara

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

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.

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Council House, Council House travel, Council House tourism, Council House Historical Place, travel to Council House Council House

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

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

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Ewing Christian College, Ewing Christian College travel, Ewing Christian College tourism, Ewing Christian College Ewing Christian College

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

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.

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Government Educational Museum, Government Educational Museum travel, Government Educational Museum tourism, Government Government Educational Museum

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.

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Hussainabad Clock Tower, Hussainabad Clock Tower travel, Hussainabad Clock Tower tourism, Hussainabad Clock Tower Hussainabad Clock Tower

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

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.

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Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Fort travel, Jhansi Fort tourism, Jhansi Fort Historical Place, travel to Jhansi Fort Monument Jhansi Fort

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 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.

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Khurshid Manzil, Khurshid Manzil travel, Khurshid Manzil tourism, Khurshid Manzil Historical Place, travel to Khurshid Khurshid Manzil

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

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).

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Kothi Dilkusha, Kothi Dilkusha travel, Kothi Dilkusha tourism, Kothi Dilkusha Historical Place, travel to Kothi Dilkusha Kothi Dilkusha

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

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

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Kothi Hayat Baksh, Kothi Hayat Baksh travel, Kothi Hayat Baksh tourism, Kothi Hayat Baksh Historical Place, travel Kothi Hayat Baksh

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

Kothi Nur Baksh

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.

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Kothi Roshannuddaula, Kothi Roshannuddaula travel, Kothi Roshannuddaula tourism, Kothi Roshannuddaula Historical Place Kothi Roshannuddaula

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

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.

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Lucknow State Museum, Lucknow State Museum travel, Lucknow State Museum tourism, Lucknow State Museum Historical Place Lucknow State Museum

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 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.

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Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum, Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum travel, Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum

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

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.

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Muir College, Muir College travel, Muir College tourism, Muir College Historical Place, travel to Muir College Monument Muir College

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

Nandeshwar Kothi

Nandeshwari Kothi, designed by James Prinsep is a classic building of the early 19th century in Benaras.

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Public Library, Public Library travel, Public Library tourism, Public Library Historical Place, travel to Public Library Public Library

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

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.

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Ramnagar Fort, Ramnagar Fort travel, Ramnagar Fort tourism, Ramnagar Fort Historical Place, travel to Ramnagar Fort Ramnagar Fort

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.


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.

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Sikandra, Sikandra travel, Sikandra tourism, Sikandra Historical Place, travel to Sikandra Monument Sikandra

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

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.

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`Victoria Memorial, Victoria Memorial travel, Victoria Memorial tourism, Victoria Memorial Historical Place, travel to Victoria Memorial Monument Victoria Memorial

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.


More Historical Places in Uttar-Pradesh

>> Agra Fort

>> Nandeshwar Kothi

>> Residency

>> Allahabad High Court

>> Public Library

>> Queens College

>> Allahabad Museum

>> Ramnagar Fort

>> Sikandra

>> Taj Mahal

>> Archaeological Museum Sarnath

>> Victoria Memorial

>> Archaeological Museum Varanasi

>> Bada Imambara

>> Bharat Kala Museum

>> Bibiyapur Kothi

>> Butler Palace

>> Charbagh Station

>> Chota Imambara

>> Chunar Fort

>> Council House

>> Dhamekh Stupa

>> Ewing Christian College

>> Fatehpur Sikri

>> Government Educational Museum

>> Govt Museum Mathura

>> Hussainabad Clock Tower

>> Jehangir Palace

>> Jhansi Fort

>> Kalinjar Fort

>> Khurshid Manzil

>> Kothi Darshan Vilas

>> Kothi Dilkusha

>> Kothi Farhat Baksh

>> Kothi Hayat Baksh

>> Kothi Nur Baksh

>> Kothi Roshannuddaula

>> La Martiniere

>> Lucknow State Museum

>> Lucknow University

>> Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir ...

>> Mayo Memorial Hall

>> Muir College  


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