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25 Notable Architectures to explore in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world.

Agra Fort
Agra FortAgra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India

It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

Aligarh Fort
Aligarh FortQila, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202001, India

It was built during the time of Ibrahim Lodi by Muhammad, son of Umar the governor of Kol who was the governor of this region during the time of Farrukh Siyar and Muhammad Shah, further rebuilt the fort. It is also called "Aligarh Qila". Most part of it is damaged and only a peripheral appearance of a fort is present. It is situated near the G T Road and consists of a regular polygon, surrounded by a very broad and deep ditch.

All Saints' Cathedral
All Saints' CathedralSarojini Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India

also known as Patthar Girja is an Anglican cathedral located in Prayagraj, Modeled after 13th-century Gothic style churches, The cathedral is at the centre of a large open space at the crossing of two of the principal roads of Allahabad, MG Marg and SN Marg.

Allahabad fort
Allahabad fortAllahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Allahabad Fort is a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1583. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near its confluence with the river Ganges. It is recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.

Atala Masjid Chauraha
Atala Masjid ChaurahaAtala Masjid Chauraha, Rizwikhan, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh 222001

Atala Mosque is a 14th-century mosque in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the chief tourist attractions in Jaunpur. Atala Masjid was built by the destroyed remains of a Hindu temple in old times and which is still visible in the present structure.

Bara Imambara
Bara ImambaraMachchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Bara Imambara, also known as Asfi Mosque is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh in 1784. Bara means big. Architectural wonder of ancient times.

Chattar Manzil
Chattar ManzilMahatma Gandhi Marg, Qaisar Bagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

The Chattar Manzil or Umbrella Palace is a building in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh which served as a palace for the rulers of Awadh and their wives. It is situated on the banks of river Gomati. This is an example of the Indo-European-Nawabi architectural style.

Chaurasi Gumbad
Chaurasi GumbadJhansi - Kanpur Hwy, Kalpi, Uttar Pradesh 285203, India

Chaurasi Gumbad (84 domes) is a square nine domed structure in a walled courtyard with two graves under central dome. The probable date assigned to this gumbad late 15th or early 16th century. This Islamic architecture is believed to be a tomb of one of the Lodi Sultan. It has 84 door arches. Built of blocks of rubble the whole building is divided into square spaces as in a chessboard, by eight lines of pillars that are linked by arches and topped by a flat roof. The building has a dome of a hei

Chota Imambara
Chota ImambaraTahseen Ganj, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Chota Imambara, also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is an imposing monument located in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Built as an imambara or a congregation hall for Shia Muslims, by Muhammad Ali Shah, the Nawab of Awadh in 1838, it was to serve as a mausoleum for himself and his mother, who is buried beside him.

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India

The city founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610. Today, it consists of a cluster of monuments- forts, stables, mosques etc., Buland Darwaza or the "Door of victory", is one of the main attractions here, which was the highest gateway in the world and this whole place is an example of Mughal architecture. It displays sophistication and h

Frog Temple
Frog TempleOel, Uttar Pradesh 262725, India

The Frog Temple (Medhak Mandir) is located in the small town of Oel Dhakwa in the Lakhimpur Kheri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The temple is unique in its architecture, structure. It is said that the temple was built under the guidance of a Kapalik Tantrik and is based on some yantra described in Tantra Vidya. The entire temple structure is erected on the back of a big frog.

IMAM BADA
IMAM BADASujawalpur, Khairabad, Uttar Pradesh 261131, India

This is a famous Imambara located in the heart of the Sitapur. Makka Darzi is the builder of this Majestic imambara. This imambara is a milestone in the history of the Sitapur district.

J.K. Temple
J.K. TempleSarvoday, Krishna Nagar Rd, Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001, India

JK Temple (Juggilal Kamlapat temple) is a temple in the Indian city of Kanpur. It is considered to be a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture. The mandapa of the temple has been constructed with high roof for adequate ventilation of light and air. The temple was constructed by JK Trust and major maintenance expenses of the temple also comes from the trust fund. The temple is also popularly known as Radhakrishna Temple.

Kalinjar Fort
Kalinjar FortKalinjar, Madhya Pradesh 210129, India

Kalinjar Fort is a fortress-city in the Bundelkhand region of central India. Kalinjar is located in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh state, near the temple-city and World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. The fortress is strategically located on an isolated rocky hill at the end of the Vindhya Range, at an elevation of 1,203 feet and overlooks the plains of Bundelkhand.

Kausambi Ashoka Pillar
Kausambi Ashoka PillarMDR 138E, Kosam Khiraj, Uttar Pradesh 212214, India

This pillar is located in Kaushambi where it was erected by the great emperor of the Mauryan kingdom, Ashoka. It is in ruins but still holds much importance as it an artefact of the golden period of the Mauryan Empire and the great beliefs of peace harbored by Ashoka.

Mahadev Temple
Mahadev TempleSomaiya Nagar, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh 225123, India

Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir is a temple of Lord Shiva. The deity of Shivling worshiped in this temple is one of the rarest of the 52 Shivlings found on the Shakti Pithas across India. This ancient temple has been mentioned several times in Mahabharat. Its importance has been mentioned in many Hindu scriptures and holy books. This shakti peetha is considered to be one of the most sacred places on earth.

Raja Sumer Singh's Fort
Raja Sumer Singh's FortEtawah, Uttar Pradesh 206001, India

It is an ancient fort built on mond near the bank of river Yamuna. The fort of Sumer Singh has been the pride of Etawah. Raja Sumer Singh was a famous king known for his bravery. . On this fort there was a Baradai, which had twelve doors, whose architecture was in such way that people get confused when they used to count because they get eleven or thirteen. This is an ancient architectural wonder in this district.

Raza Library
Raza LibraryHamid Manzil, behind Jama Masjid, Quilla, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh 244901, India

The Rampur Raza Library is a treasure house of Indo Islamic learning and arts which was setup by the erstwhile Rampur State which was founded by Nawab Faizullah Khan in 1774, who ruled the State up to 1794 and formed the nucleus of the library through his inherited collection of valuable manuscripts, historical documents, Mughal miniature paintings, books and other works of art kept in the Nawabs Toshakhana. He also substantially added to the collection by his acquisition.

Rumi Darwaza
Rumi Darwaza17/11, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

The Rumi Darwaza is an imposing gateway which was built under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula in 1784. It is an example of Awadhi architecture. The Rumi Darwaza, which stands sixty feet tall, was modeled (1784) after the Sublime Porte (Bab-iHümayun) in Istanbul.

Shahi Bauli Stepwell
Shahi Bauli StepwellMachchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

The Shahi Baoli was built in the Mughal times to be used as a water reservoir. There is an interesting story attached to it that the reservoir has a secret treasure map and a key thrown into it. This baoli is most popular as an architectural delight as it combines Indo-Islamic designs.

Map of Notable Architectures to explore in Uttar Pradesh