for its ancients tradition, Uttar Pradesh abounds large number of Tourist
Attractions. There are large number of important world renowned places,
pilgrimage, historical sites, attracting tourist from all over the world.
Keeping in view the plentiful prospects of tourism in the State, the
tourism has been declared as an industry by the Government for providing
basic tourist facilities to the people, developing tourist spots and earning
foreign exchange, contributing to the development of the nation as whole.
The Tourism Development Policy has been framed in Uttar Pradesh under which
Tourist circuits are being developed in the following manner :
Hastinapur (Meerut), Garhmukteshwara
(Ghaziabad), Peeran Kaliyar (Sahranpur), Golagokarannath (Kheri), Sankissa,
Kannauj, Kampil (Farrukhabad), Soron (Etah),Naimisharanya, Chakratirtha
(Sitapur), Shukratal (Muzaffaranagar), Bithur (Kanpur), Lucknow, Deva Sharif
Gorakhnath Temple (Gorakhpur), Sarnath
(Varanasi), Saidpur Bhitri (Ghazipur), Shringverpur (Allahabad), Kaushambi,
Chunar, Vindhyachala (Mirzapur), Devipatan (Gonda), Magahar (Basti), Bhrigu
Temple (Ballia), Shravasti, Ayodhya (Faizabad), Kushinagar, Chitrakut,
Agra-Mathura Circuit (Braj Circuit) :
(Mathura), Mathura, Agra, Fathepur Sikri (Agra).
Budhist Circuit :
This includes Sarnath, Piparhwa,
Samhita, Shrawasti and Kaushambi.
Bundelkhand Region :
This includes all the tourist spots
of the Jhansi Division.
Other Circuits in Uttar Pradesh State Tourism are :
Awadh Circuit, Vindhya Circuit, Water Cruise Circuit, Jain Shrines Circuit,
Sikh Panth Circuit, Eco-Tourism Circuit.
Main Aims of the UP Tourism Department
Main aims of the Department of Tourism are as follows :-
» To do proper publicity of historical places to attract tourists from
all the corners of the world.
» To maintain the historical, religious and cultural traditions of
Uttar Pradesh and to promote them.
» To provide cheap, clean and satisfactory facilities to tourists in
matters of transport, accommodation, food and recreation.
» To get factual and informative literature printed which highlight
tourist spots and monuments, their cultural importance and other details,
and make such literature available to tourists which will serve as a guide
and provide necessary information to them in order to help them to explore
» To enhance and encourage the participation of the private sector in
efforts of the state Government for providing necessary facilities to
domestic and international tourists.
» To organise cultural shows on occasion of different fairs festivals
and seminars with a view to attracting more and more tourists.
Efforts are made to make Uttar Pradesh one of the most sought after
destination of the tourist worldwide. Arrangements for high standard
accommodation in hotels through the private sector, and for this a rational
tax structure is in place. Through different level of activities the
Department of Tourism in Uttar Pradesh is trying to make travel to Uttar
Pradesh a comfortable one for its tourist worldwide.
Tourist Offices of Uttar Pradesh Government
64, Taj Road, Agra. Phone: 0562-2360517
Allahabad Government of U.P. Regional Tourist Office,
Tourist Bungalow, 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone:
Ayodhya Regional Tourist Office,
Station Road, House No. 1-3/152/4, near Pusparaj Guest House. Faizabad.
Government of UP Tourist Bureau
Pathik Niwas Saket, Near Railway Station, Ayodhya. Bareilly Regional
Civil Lines, Bareilly.
Chitrakoot Office of the Asstt. Tourist Officer
Tourist Bungalow Campus, Chitrakoot Dham, Ph : 22218.
Gorakhpur Regional Tourist Office
Civil Lines, Gorakhpur. Ph: 0551-2335450
Jhansi UP Government Tourist Office
Hotel Veerangana. Phone: 0517-2441267.
Tourist Information Centre
Railway Station. Kanpur UP Government Tourist Office
26/51 Birhana Road (Backlane), Opp. Post Office.
Kapilvastu Tourist Office
Siddharth Nagar, 20 km from Kapilvastu
Kushinagar Government of UP Tourist Bureau
Buddha Marg, Kushinagar.
Lucknow Department of Tourism
Rajarshi Purshottam Das Tandon Paryatan Bhawan, C-13, Vipin Khand, Gomti
Nagar, Lucknow-226 010 (UP) INDIA Ph.: 91-522-2308017, 2308916 Fax:
Website : http:/www.up-tourism.com
Regional Tourist Office
10, Station Road, Ph : 0522-2638105 Tourist Reception Counter,
Northern Railway Station
Charbagh, Ph : 0522-2452533 Meerut Regional Tourist Office,
Vikas Bhawan. Ph: 0121-2765164 Sarnath UP Government Tourist Bureau,
Tourist Bunglow Campus, Sarnath. Varanasi UP Government Tourist Office,
Parade Kothi, Cantt. Ph: 0542-2341162 UP Government Tourist Information
Cantt. Railway Station, Varanasi, Near Enquiry Office, Main Hall. Ph :