Uttar Pradesh is a magical state of India and, according to latest government data, was the second most popular state among tourists in 2015. And why shouldn’t it be? It is home to the greatest symbol of love, the Taj Mahal and is rich in culture and heritage. Devotees throng the holy cities for festivals like Kumbh Mela and the famous Ganga Aarti as well as to witness the beauty of the architecture left behind by the Mughals. Indeed, Uttar Pradesh never ceases to impress. And here are stunning  pictures that prove why! Also Read - 'Suspending MPLADS Will Cause Delays in Devolution of Funds,' Shashi Tharoor Writes to PM Modi

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One of the most visited places in Mathura is the glowing Kusum Sarovar Lake

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Who doesn’t know of this Indian Beauty- Taj Mahal!

Taj Mahal, Agra, India



The British Residency complex is a group of several building in a common precinct in the city of Lucknow

The British Residency complex

This is how River Ganga in Varanasi looks like- Enchanting

Varanasi Morning at Ganga River

The auspicious Maha Shivaratri festival  at Dasashwamedh ghat in Varanasi is celebrated with much devotion

Boats at the river ganges on the auspicious Maha Shivaratri festival on April 12, 2012 at Dasashwamedh ghat in Varanasi,

Hindu priests performing the Ganga Aarti ritual at Assi Ghat on the banks is a view worth watching

Ganga Aarti

The famous  Ganga Seva Nidhi  at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi is a major attraction for tourists

 r Ganga Seva Nidhi onat Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

And also is this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site- Fatehpur Sikri, a city in the Agra District

Fatehpur Sikri, a city in the Agra District

Devotees from all over flock in huge numbers to attend the Kumbh Mela and this is how an aerial view of the same looks like

Kumbh mela

A magnificent fortress in the Agra Red Fort  amidst a stunning skyline

Agra fort

A view of Taj Mahal from the vibrant Mehtab Bagh

 the Mehtab Bagh

The intricately carved Diwan-i-Khas, in Fatehpur Sikri

Diwan-i-Khas,

Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s  Tomb also known as the ‘Jewel Box’ at Agra

Tomb

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