Uttar Pradesh Bank Holidays 2024
Uttar Pradesh has 24 bank holidays in the year 2024 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2024 bank holidays list in Uttar Pradesh.
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Uttar Pradesh or UP is the largest state by population with over 200 million habitants. It was established in 1950 after India had become a republic.
The state is divided into 75 districts, with the state capital being Lucknow, and Prayagraj serving as Judicial Capital.
UP is bordered by Rajasthan to the west, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi to the northwest, Uttarakhand and an international border with Nepal to the north, Bihar to the east, Madhya Pradesh to the south, and touches the states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to the southeast.
The land area covered by UP is 240,928 km square which is equal to 7.3% of the total area of India. It is also the fourth-largest state by area.
Uttar Pradesh has a wide variety of cultures, monuments, ethnicity, etc. which makes UP one of the most diverse states in India.
Most Famous Monuments in Uttar Pradesh
The following are the most famous monuments in Uttar Pradesh that you can visit during Bank holidays or other holidays-
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on the bank of the sacred river Ganga in the holy city of Varanasi.
The temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas which is the most important place of worship in Hinduism. You can visit the temple to take blessings from Lord Shiva.
Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered the best example of Mughal architecture in India.
The famous monument attracts the highest number of tourists every year. Taj Mahal is located on the south bank of the Yamuna River which adds to its beauty.
Agra Fort is the masterpiece of the Mughal Dynasty and a world heritage site, located about 2.5 Km northwest of the Taj Mahal.
The structure is a red sandstone marvel which has many mahals built within like the Jahangiri Mahal, Akbari Mahal, etc.
Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city and the best example of Mughal architecture in India. The most important building in the city is Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Lanch mahal, et.
Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and is one of the holiest cities in India. The city is located on the banks of the Ganga.
There are 87 ghats in Varanasi, most of them bathing and Puja ceremony ghats, and a few cremation sites.
Sarnath city is located near Varanasi which is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists with famous structs like Dhamek Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, and Mulagandhakuti Vihara.
Located on the banks of the Yamuna is one of the major tourist attractions in Allahabad along with Triveni Sangam, Patthar Girja Ghar, Bade Hanumanji Temple, Khusro Bagh, and Alfred Park.
A stone inscription inside the fort describes 1583 as a foundation year and It is recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.
Ramnagar Fort is located in the Ramnagar near the Ganga River in Varanasi. It is known as the Saraswathi Bhawan museum. You can see the monument as a famous spot for movie shooting in Indian Movies.
The current king and the resident of the fort are Anant Narayan Singh, who is also known as the Maharaja of Benares even though this royal title has been abolished since 1971.
Jhansi Ka Quila
Rani Jhansi Ka Quila is a fort located on a large hilltop called Bangira. The fortress is located in the middle of Jhansi city and the place of Jhansi Mahotsav.
It served as a stronghold of the Chandela Kings in Balwant Nagar from the 11th through the 17th century.
Fun Facts About Uttar Pradesh
The following are some of the fun facts about Uttar Pradesh-
- Birth Place of gods UP is the place where Lord Ram and Lord Krishna were born
- Home to the most powerful kingdom i.e.- Magadh, Nand, Maurya, Kushan, Sunga, Mughals, etc.
- If Uttar Pradesh were a country, it would be the 6th most populous country in the World
- UP is the state where the Yamuna and Ganga Rivers which is considered to be the holiest of the holy river in Hinduism
- The Taj Mahal is located in Uttar Pradesh and is the UNESCO World Heritage site
- UP is the state that contributed the highest number of Prime Ministers to the nation
- Varanasi is considered to be the world’s oldest city which was continuously habituated
- Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon in a village named Sarnath. The village is situated in the Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh.
- 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 walks for water.
List of Cities in Uttar Pradesh
The following is the list of cities in Uttar Pradesh-
- Maunath Bhanjan
- Greater Noida