Must-see attractions in Uttar Pradesh

  • Amar Singh Gate

    The sole entry point to Agra Fort, and where you buy your entrance ticket.

  • Pandhey Ghat

    Lots of laundry is spread to dry at this ghat along the Ganges.

  • Bachraj Ghat

    This small ghat is marked by three Jain temples.

  • Ram Janam Bhumi

    This is the highly contentious spot said to be the site of Lord Rama's birth. Security here is staggering (think crossing from West Bank into Israel!)…

  • Zoo

    The large, shady zoo is depressing, with animals pacing up and down in their small enclosures, but you must enter it if you want to visit Lucknow’s fine…

  • Satkhanda

    This decaying and empty watchtower looks like a medieval painting of the Tower of Babel. Known as Satkhanda, it has only four storeys because construction…

  • Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir

    When complete, this Hindu temple should be the tallest religious monument in the world, at around 700ft tall. Construction is underway but will take years.

  • Gate 2

    Foreigners should enter gate 2 (the Hindu exit) for access to Vishwanath Temple.

  • Dalai Lama Bell

    A large bell erected in honour of the Dalai Lama on the grounds of ancient Kushinagar, near Maharparinirvana Stupa.

  • Buddha Ghat

    This small ghat on the Hiranyavati River was built in remembrance of Buddha's cremation near the river banks.

  • Gai Ghat

    A painted stone Nandi statue and lingam mark this ghat north of the mosque.

  • Dandi Ghat

    The Dandi Ghat is used by austere ascetics known as Dandi Panths.