Must-see attractions in Uttar Pradesh

  • Christchurch

    Built in 1860, Christchurch was created as a memorial to the British who died in the First War of Independence (Indian Uprising). It is beautifully…

  • Madan Mohan Temple

    Set atop a hill and marked by three sandstone towers of varying size and shape, this is the oldest temple in Vrindavan, built in 1580. The main entrance…

  • Tulsi Manas Temple

    The walls of this modern, marble, sikhara-style temple are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ram Charit Manas, the Hindi version of the Ramayana.

  • Alamgir Mosque

    Dominating Panchganga Ghat, this small mosque was built by Aurangzeb on the site of a large Vishnu temple.

  • Shivala Ghat

    A small Shiva temple and a 19th-century mansion built by Nepali royalty sit back from Shivala Ghat, built by the local maharaja of Benares.

  • Jama Masjid

    This impressive huge stone mosque was completed in 1845. Non-Muslims can't enter, but it's worth seeing the impressive three-domed facade.

  • Swaraj Bhavan

    The house where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born was spruced up for the 2017 centenary of her birth and is worth a quick look.

  • Scindhia Ghat

    Scindhia Ghat was originally built in 1830, but was so huge and magnificent that it collapsed into the river and had to be rebuilt.

  • Radha Ballabh Temple

    Dedicated to Radha, Krishna's consort and true love, this unique temple combines elements of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

  • Japanese Temple & Monastery

    Somewhat simple on the outside, this temple features a reclining Buddha carved from sandalwood inside the main shrine.

  • Hanuman Ghat

    Popular with Rama devotees (Hanuman was Rama's stalwart ally in his quest to rescue Sita from the demon Ravana).

  • Ram Ghat

    North from Scindhia Ghat, Ram Ghat was built by a maharaja of Jaipur.

  • Burmese Temple & Monastery

    The Burmese Temple features a triple-pagoda roof and several statues of the Buddha, set in lush gardens.

  • Tila Wali Masjid

    A beautiful, and deceptively shallow, white mosque, built in 1680 and most impressive from a distance.

  • Dattatreya Ghat

    Dattatreya takes its name from a Brahmin saint, whose footprint is preserved in a small temple nearby.

  • All Saints Cathedral

    This impressive 1870 gothic church is a popular landmark but only opens on Sundays for a 9am service.

  • Trilochan Ghat

    At Trilochan, two turrets emerge from the river, and the water between them is especially holy.

  • New Vishwanath Temple

    Famed for its impressive, 76m-high marble tower. On the campus of Banares Hindu University.

  • Panchganga Ghat

    Just beyond Ram Ghat, this ghat marks where five holy rivers are supposed to meet.