January is the month when the sun slowly starts bestowing its blessings in the form of sunshine in most regions in Uttar Pradesh. You can find most of the natural bounties in the area, to be invigorated with verdant greenery but, the showers would not spoil your vacation as they are usually mild and short. Here are the ten best places to visit in Uttar Pradesh in January.
Affectionately termed as the City of Nawabs, Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is one of the major cultural hubs of the country and one of the best places to visit in January. Its rich heritage, made magnificent by the beauty of Islamic architecture attracts tourists from across the world. The city rose to prominence under the rulers of the Awadhi Nawabs, who were well-known patrons of food, dance, and music.
The birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodhya is also one of the seven sacred places for Hindus. With temples on almost every corner, Ayodhya is a spiritual seeker’s paradise. Ramkot is the main hub of worship in the town that attracts devotees from across the world. Other significant temples worthy of a visit include Nageshwarnath temple, Hanuman Garhi, Treta Ke Thakur, Kanak Bhawan and Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
Sarnath is one of the most important Buddhist sites in India, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. During the 3rd century BC, the town was expanded by Emperor Ashoka, and several monasteries and stupas were built, which made it a popular place among Buddhist devotees.