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30 Old Ruins 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bhitargaon Temple
Bhitargaon TempleBhitargaon, Uttar Pradesh 209214, India

Bhitargaon known for its ancient Hindu temple, the largest Indian brick temple to survive from the time of the Gupta Empire. Despite being heavily restored, a number of original features remain.

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

Chhawani
ChhawaniChhawani, Uttar Pradesh 272127, India

Chhawani is a historic place near Amorha in the Basti district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. it is also known as a place of freedom struggle of Raja Zalim Singh's State Amorha . t was the main shelter for Indian fighters during the 1857 mutiny and is noted for a Pipal tree where about 250 freedom fighter was hanged by the British Government in action after the murder of General Fort.

Chunar Fort
Chunar FortTammanpatti, Uttar Pradesh 231304, India

The Chunar fort is situated in the Vindhya Range at a distance of about 45 odd km from Varanasi. The Chunar fort is located in the Mirzapur district. According to the Puranas, the oldest name of Chunar was Charanadri as Lord Vishnu had taken his first step in his Vaman incarnation in the dynasty of Great King Bali. However, Chunar came into prominence after the visit of Babar followed by Shershah Suri, Humayun, Akbar, Aurangzeb and finally the Britishers.

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

Ghantaghar
GhantagharGhantaghar, Main Market Rd, Satyapremi Nagar, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh 225001, India

Barabanki Ghantaghar or Clock Arch has a major appeal to the tourists visiting the district of Barabanki. The clock Arch is located in the central part of the town, which also serves as a gateway for common public and conveyances. This crimson-hued gateway also features a number of chattris and balconies all over it.

Jama Masjid Rampur
Jama Masjid RampurQazi St, Abbas Market, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh 244901, India

This is an ancient masjid located in the rampur district which was situated in the Safdarganj square which was built by the Nawab Kalb Ali khan

Jhansi Fort
Jhansi FortNear Lakshmi Bai Park, Jhokan Bagh, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh 284001, India

Jhansi Fort or Jhansi ka Kila is a fortress situated on a large hilltop called Bangira, in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. It served as a stronghold of the Chandela Kings in Balwant Nagar from the 11th through the 17th century.

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.

Khusro Bagh Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Khusro Bagh Prayagraj (Allahabad)Lukarganj, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211016, India

Khusrau Bagh is a large walled garden and burial complex located in muhalla Khuldabad close to the Allahabad Junction railway station, in Prayagraj. The three sandstone mausoleums within this walled garden, present an exquisite example of Mughal architecture.

Lal Darwaja
Lal DarwajaBegumganj, Azamgarh Sarayrani Jaunpur Rd, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh 222001, India

The Lal Darwaza Masjid in Jaunpur, India was built in around 1450 A.D. The mosque was built along with the palace of Bibi Raji, who was the Queen of Sultan Mahmood Sharqi, a ruler of the Sharqi Dynasty. The Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur was formed to serve as a private mosque of the Queen.

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.

Mustafa Castle
Mustafa Castle210-A, Westend Road Cantt, 250001,, Sadar Bazaar, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250001, India

Mustafa Castle is a building of profound historical relevance located in Meerut, India. It was commemoratively built by Nawab Mohammad Ishak Khan to serve as a memorial to Nawab Mustafa Khan Shefta, his father, who was one of the most eminent and accomplished poets and critics of his era.

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.

Ramnagar Fort
Ramnagar FortMirzapur - Varanasi Road, Purana, Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh 221008, India

The Ramnagar Fort is a fortification in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganga River on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. The sandstone structure was built in the Mughal style in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh. At present, the fort is not in a good shape. The current king and the resident of the fort is Pelu Bhiru Singh, who is also known as the Maharaja of Varanasi even though this royal title has been abolished since 1971.

Rani Mahal
Rani MahalRanimahal, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh 284002, India

The Rani Mahal, Jhansi was actually the palace of Lakshmi Bai. The Palace has now been refurbished into a museum that has carefully treasured the remnants of history and also the little artifacts that belonged to the period of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Rani Mahal, Jhansi has been the witness to India's first freedom struggle which is the Great Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The seeds of Mutiny where first sowed from this Rani Mahal, Jhansi where Lakshmi Bai made plans with Tantya Tope and Nana Sahib to overcome

Map of Old Ruins to explore in Uttar Pradesh