Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal at Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Places of Interest outside Lucknow, India

UTTAR PRADESH 

TRAVEL GUIDE

Uttar Pradesh conjures an image of acres and acres wide swaying fields; ancient Hindu temples on the bank of meandering rivers; and towns and cities with narrow alleys where a

rich culture inhabits. Home to one of the

world’s ancient most cities, and that of the iconic Taj Mahal; the origin place of two most prominent religions as well as of one of the important classical dance forms in India, Uttar Pradesh in North India is an unmissable

holiday destination.


Capital: Lucknow Location: North India


BEST TIME TO VISIT UTTAR PRADESH:The months between November and February are ideal for visiting Uttar Pradesh.


WHY VISIT UTTAR PRADESH?

 

For heritage tour, architecture, Hindu pilgrimage, wildlife tour, birdwatching, cultural tour, handicraft and art, food tour, shopping, chikankari and brass work, Buddhist

pilgrimage, Jain pilgrimage, Christian pilgrimage, and for sighting the iconic

Taj Mahal.

 

If ever you ever plan to come to Lucknow. Kindly let us know, we can arrange full tour for you. There are no hidden charges.

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Yamuna Express HW

Yamuna Express Highway recently built in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Aarti in Ayodhya

Every evening Aarti is performed in Ayudhya, Uttar Pradesh. Ayduhya is near Lucknow.

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Aarti in Varanasi

Aarti at Ganges in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Saree

A lady looks beautiful in Sarees.

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Yamuna Express HW

Yamuna Express Highway recently built in Uttar Pradesh, India

Deepawali in Ayudhya

Diwali in Ayodhya

Diwali is being celebrated each year at Ayodhya

Taj Mahal, Agra
  1. “PARIJAAT -- A DIVINE TREE”

  2. Kalpa is a Sanskrit word meaning an Aeon ,originally meant , “Vital Force” or a relatively long period of time ( in Hindu Cosmology). Kalpavriksha trees referred as –1.PARIJAAT 2.PEEPAL TREE

  3. BANYAN TREE 4.COCONUT TREE These trees give food, shelter, water as vital force to human kind and other creatures. In India Peepal, Banyaan, Coconut trees are found in sufficient numbers so every Indian is familiar with these kind of trees. But PARIJAAT is a very rare kind of tree.

  4. The Parijaat tree is considered to be a divine tree which blooms occasionally ( usually after June).  It is believed that Parijaat is one of in fourteen gems which were found in churning of sea.  King of 

Gods Indra established this tree in Heaven.  It is mentioned in Mahabharata that during the war mother  of Kauravas pray to Lord Shiva and offer him the golden flower but on the other hand Pandavas were on      their unknown exile, they did not have any wealth for making the golden flower so Arjuna bring this tree  from the heaven and established on Earth. Kunti used to offer it’s flower to Lord Shiva.

5. It’s Location -- The parijaat tree is located in the kintur village, which is in the Barabanki district,              district is situated about 30 Km. from the capital city Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh(225001), India. Kintur is about 38 Km from Barabanki and was name after Kunti who was the mother of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharat. There are several temples around the place and the tree is located near one such temple that was established by Kunti.

6. The parijaat tree is at Kintur village, Barabanki, U.P. India (225001)

7. The Parijaat tree is considered to be a divine tree which brooms occasionally (usually after ganga dussehra in the month of July)with flowers that are white on blooming and turn yellow and drying.  It is a unisex tree which can’t be grown by plantation of its offshoots and it doesn't produce either it’s seeds or fruits.  The leaves of the tree in the lower portion have five tips like the finger of our hands and the upper portion having seven.

8. The parameter of trunk of this tree is around 50 feet and it’s height is close to 45 feet.  In Botany, the Parijaat tree is named as Adansonia digitata due to its resemblance to the Adansonia class of trees.  His class has 8 members with six being found in the African continent and two in the Arabian peninsula and Australia respectively.  Tress of this class reach heights up to 100 feet and their trunk’s diameters range from 23-36 feet.  The other common name for Adansonia digitata is Baobab.

9. The parameter of trunk of this tree is around 50 feet and it’s height is close to 45 feet.

10. It has been the centre of attraction of Botanists over the year and several efforts have been made to prevent it from dying.  In 2010 there was a committee formed by the Uttar Pradesh government to save the tree from attacks from moths and insects.  Being located in a remote village doesn’t help its cause as it hinders the importance it deserves.

11. Stamp Of Parijat tree issued by the INDIAN POSTAL DEPARTMENT.

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