10 Facts about Uttar Pradesh

India is a land of cultures and diversity. Uttar Pradesh, in India, is a land of culture, tradition, history, festival, black spell, agriculture, cuisines, and tourist spots. From ancient temples to national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, historic places, spectacular architectural marvels, massive forts, and scenic beauty, the state is rich in every sense.

Uttar Pradesh is a place of worship and sacred ghats where millions of pilgrims come to take a bath every year. This is the place of holy river Ganga which is fertilizing the planes across the state. Not only Ganga, but Kashi Vishwanath (Lord Shiva) of Varanasi is also blessing millions of devotees every day.

The state takes a sheer pride in its tourist attractions such as Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, which is the top attraction not only in the state but also in the country.

Let us know 10 interesting facts about Uttar Pradesh.

A beautiful wonder

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

The first sight will give you chill, as its majestic beauty takes your breath away. There are literally no words to describe the Taj Mahal, you simply are taken up in an array of emotions and feelings. Many have tried to sum up its beauty “a teardrop on the face of eternity” according to Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, “the embodiment of all things pure” according to British writer Rudyard Kipling.

Taj Mahal symbolizes Love- Unconditional love by Shah Jahan for Mumtaaz Mahal. Immediately, it casts its spell on anyone who lays eyes on it, you are memorized and captivated by the Taj Mahal’s simplistic beauty and elegance.

A Tree From Heaven

Parijat tree
Parijat Tree

The color changing Parijat tree- The ancient Parijat tree in Barabanki district, which is said to have magical powers, has been cured of its ‘ailments’.

It is said to have wish-granting powers and those that get the Parijat flower which is seen rarely, are said to be doubly blessed. A fair is held around the tree every Tuesday and thousands come from far and near to pray.

Known for its flower that changes colour, Parijaat is said to have brought from the heaven by Lord Shri Krishna. Indeed a tree from heaven!

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela

The unwavering faith speaks volumes. The celebration of spirituality finds its highest level. Humanity adds the much-needed charm to it. The world’s largest peaceful religious gathering named Kumbh Mela. Attending the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj is on the “To-Do List” of many people! It is something that only can be seen, sensed, and felt.

Highest Tourist Arrivals

Prem Mandir
Prem Mandir

Uttar Pradesh is the microcosm of India, multicultural, multiracial, conglomeration of fabulous wealth of nature-hills, valleys, rivers, forests, and vast plains. Viewed as the largest tourist destination in India, Uttar Pradesh boasts of 35 million domestic tourists.

Its tourism promotion budget is bigger than that of government of India and half of the states of the Indian union combined. Uttar Pradesh is studded with places of tourist attractions across a wide spectrum of interest to people of diverse interests.

Different Crops In Different Regions


Different crops are grown in different regions of Uttar Pradesh. In the north-west region, sugarcane, rice, maize, cotton, etc. are the main crops, and in the south-west region, wheat, rice, mango, guava, oilseed, tobacco, groundnut, potato, are the main crops.

In eastern Uttar Pradesh, wheat, rice, chilli are the main crops. The state produces half of the total sugarcane of the country, this is why the state is called “Sugarcane bowl of India.”

Maximum Number Of Political Seats

Political Seats
Political Seats

Uttar Pradesh boasts to have the maximum number of Lok Sabha (80) and Rajya Sabha Seats (31) among all Indian States. The state Legislative assembly is situated in the capital city of Lucknow which has 404 seats and Legislative council has 100 seats.

Maximum Number Of Prime Ministers

List of all prime ministers

Uttar Pradesh also boasts to have given the maximum number of Prime Ministers to the nation. It has provided 9 Prime Minister to the Nation; Jawaharlal Nehru from Phulpur, Lal Bahadur Shashtri from Allahabad, Indira Gandhi from Rae Bareli, Chaudhary Charan Singh from Baghpat, Rajiv Gandhi from Amethi, V. P. Singh from Fatehpur, Chandra Shekhar from Ballia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee from Lucknow, and Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

Population Over 200 Million


Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with over 200 million population. It makes up about 16.6% population of India. If Uttar Pradesh were a country, It would be the 6th most populous country in the World.

It Touches Nine States


Uttar Pradesh is the only state which shares its border with 9 other neighbouring states; Uttarakhand and Himanchal Pradesh in the northwest, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan in the west, Madhya Pradesh in the south, Chhattisgarh in the southeast, Bihar and Jharkhand in the east. It also shares its international border with the neighbouring country, Nepal

Special Facts

  • Uttar Pradesh has been home of many legendary artists such as Naushad Ali, Begum Akhtar, Talat Mehmood, Anup Jalota, Baba Sehgal, Bismillah Khan, Shubha Mudgal, Ravi Shankar, Amitabh Bachchan, Vikash Maharaj, Kishan Maharaj, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Gopal Shankar Misra, Siddheshwari Devi, Gopal Shankar Misra, Girija Devi, etc.
  • A traditional state thali consists of Roti, Sabzi, Dal, Chawal, Achar, Raita, etc. A festive thali includes Puri, Kachauri, Sabzi, Kheer, Mithai, Raita, etc. In some places, there is a tradition to eat ‘Pan’ (Betel Leaves) after lunch. Snacks and refreshments include Samosa, Jalebi, Lassi, Gulab-Jamun, Golgappas, Chaat, etc.
  • Holi in Barsana is quite different from the rest of the nation. The festival of Holi starts 15 days before the Holika Dahan and lasts more than 20 or 25 days.
  •  A City With Highest LIC Premiums- A western U.P. city, Shamli is said to have the highest number of LIC premiums.
  • Varanasi is called the cultural capital of India. It is situated in Uttar Pradesh. The city is considered as one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. The city is famous for its temples and ghats of the river Ganga. The city is believed to be nearly 3,000 years old.
  • The village in Muzaffarnagar district named Shiv Nagar, became Snapdeal.Com Nagar after Snapdeal installed 15 handpumps in the village to help villagers avoid long walk for water.

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