The Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani in Sikandra was originally built as a Baradari by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1495.
Gates of the Palace at Lucknow by W. Daniell, 1801
The Town and Fort of Agra, an engraving.
Chota Imambara is a Shia Muslim Hussainiya and a mausoleum for Muhammad Ali Shah.
Map of the city, c. 1914
The ruins of the Residency at Lucknow show the gunfire it took during the rebellion.
Noida skyline
Agra, Main Street, c. 1858
Bada Imambada is famous for its maze called 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' in Hindi-Urdu. It is built of identical 2.5 feet wide passageways like the one shown in this photograph.
The Blue Line of the Delhi Metro in Noida.
The Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb
Map of parts of the Old City and the Civil Station, ca 1914
The Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro in Botanical Garden metro station in Noida.
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Map of Lucknow city
The sweet dish petha, which is a symbol of Mughal legacy.
Tata Consultancy Services Campus at TCS Awadh Park in Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar
The DND Flyway connects Noida to New Delhi.
Agra Cantt Railway Station
HCL Technologies Campus at HCL IT City, Lucknow
The Yamuna Expressway runs through Noida
Railway Map of Agra (the line to Jaipur has meanwhile been converted to broad gauge)
Signature Building (Uttar Pradesh Police Headquarter in Lucknow)
Main campus of Amity University in Noida
Agra Cantt. Railway Station
New building of Lucknow High Court
Ramagya School
Inner Ring Road link Yamuna Expressway to Lucknow expessway, Fatehabad Road, Shamshabad Road, NH-3, NH-11 Agra
Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha
Agra University
The roads of Lucknow (Gomti Nagar in picture)
St John College
Agra–Lucknow Expressway
St Peter's College
Purvanchal Expressway
Agra College
Buses of Lucknow Mahanagar Parivahan Sewa
The most common front view of the Taj Mahal
Alambagh Inter State Terminal
Taj Mahal and outlying buildings as seen from across the Yamuna River (northern view)
Awadh Bus Station
Tombs of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
Lucknow Charbagh railway station
Taj Mahal from Agra fort
Lucknow Junction railway station
The Jahangiri Mahal, the largest residence in the complex
Terminal-2, CCS International Airport
Musamman Burj, an octagonal Tower which was the residence of Shah Jahan's favourite empress, Mumtaz Maḥal
Terminal-2, CCS International Airport
The Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque
Lucknow Metro
Amar Singh Gate, one of two entrances into Agra's Red Fort
Lucknow Metro Coach
Ghanta Ghar, the tallest clock tower in India
Multi-storey apartments
Brijesh Pathak, Minister of Law & Justice and Additional Energy Resources in Uttar Pradesh, inaugurating the bada mangal festivities at UPNEDA office in Vibhuti Khand (May 2017)
Free food being distributed on a Bada Mangal (May 2017). Bada Mangal is a ritual specific only to Lucknow.
Tunday's Gelawati Kababs, Lucknow's speciality
A dancer posing during a kathak dance sequence. The dance has its origins in Northern India and especially Lucknow.
BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium
K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow
Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta Stadium
Janeshwar Mishra Park
Ambedkar Memorial Park
Lucknow is known for its dasheri mangoes, which are exported to many countries
Baby elephant at Lucknow Zoo
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow
La Martiniere College
University of Lucknow
Central Drug Research Institute
Amity University Lucknow Campus, also known as Mango Orchard Campus
BBD groups of colleges Campus in Lucknow
BBD University building in BBD Campus in Lucknow

Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, about 210 km south of the national capital New Delhi and 378 km west of the state capital Lucknow.

- Agra

Lucknow, along with Agra and Varanasi, is in the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, a chain of survey triangulations created by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to boost tourism in the state.

- Lucknow

Noida is about 25 km southeast of New Delhi, 20 km northwest of the district headquarters, Greater Noida, and 457 km northwest of the state capital, Lucknow.

- Noida

The third is the Yamuna Expressway which connects Greater Noida to Agra via Mathura.

- Noida

From Delhi / Noida: Yamuna Expressway, a modern access controlled highway connects the 200 km distance from Delhi to Agra.

- Agra

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Uttar Pradesh

State in northern India.

A part of the Gangetic Plain
Monsoon clouds over Indirapuram
Divisions of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is the largest subdivion by population in the world. The red area has a smaller population than Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), the lower house of the bicameral legislature.
Logo of Uttar Pradesh Police, the largest police force in the world.
Sown saplings of rice in a paddy; located in the rich fertile Indo-Gangetic Plain, agriculture is the largest employment generator in the state.
IT premise in Noida, which is known for infrastructure and services, as well as high-end housing complexes.
A section of Delhi–Noida Direct Flyway
Indian field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
JRHU is the world's first school for the handicapped
Central Drug Research Institute, an autonomous multidisciplinary research institute
Kumbh Mela 2013 at Sangam, Allahabad
The battle of Kurukshetra, folio from the Mahabharata
Kathak dancer performing
Devotees inside Krishna temple during Lathmaar Holi
Uttar Pradeshi thali with naan, sultani dal, raita, and shahi paneer
Paan (betel leaves) being served with silver foil
Anandabodhi tree in Jetavana Monastery, Sravasti
A hybrid nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) showing nectar spur, found mainly in Hardoi district
View of the Terai region
The threatened Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian found in the Ganges River

The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts, with the state capital being Lucknow, and Prayagraj serving as the judicial capital.

Uttar Pradesh has several historical, natural, and religious tourist destinations, including Agra, Aligarh, Ayodhya, Kushinagar, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Vrindavan.

There are 14 Municipal Corporations, while Noida and Greater Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar district are specially administered by statutory authorities under the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Act, 1976.

The Times of India

Indian English-language daily newspaper and digital news media owned and managed by The Times Group.

20 August 2013 front page of The Times of India (Kolkata edition)
20 August 2013 front page of The Times of India (Kolkata edition)
Times of India Buildings, ca. 1898
Diamond Jubilee, November 1898.
The Times of India on a 1988 stamp
The Times of India on a 2013 stamp
TOIs first office is opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai where it was founded.

TOI has its editions in major cities such as Mumbai, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Gorakhpur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malabar, Mangalore, Meerut, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shimla, Surat, Thane, Tiruchirapally, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

Yogi Adityanath

Indian Hindu monk and politician who is serving as the 21st and current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, since 19 March 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Bharatiya Janata Party leaders at the swearing in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea, inaugurating the Samsung manufacturing plant, world's largest smartphone manufacturing factory, in Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Mohan Bhagwat and Nrityagopal Das unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, in Ayodhya on 5 August 2020

During 22–24 December 2006, Adityanath organised a three-day Virat Hindu Mahasammelan at Gorakhpur at the same time as the BJP National Executive Meet in Lucknow.

In July 2018, Adityanath, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Moon Jae-in, president of South Korea, inaugurated the world's largest smartphone manufacturing factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.


City in Meerut district of the western part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Fragment of the 6th Ashoka Pillar in sandstone, with inscription of Edicts of Ashoka, in Brahmi, originally from Meerut, now on display in the British Museum.
Main entrance to Kot Fort, Abdullapur built in the early 16th century
1857 Mutineers' Mosque
The United Provinces in 1903
Mall Road in Meerut Cantonment
Atop an under-construction overpass
The cover of the book Sangeet Puranmal Ka (lit. The Music of Puranmal) by Ramlal. The book was published in 1879 from the city.
Delhi–Meerut Expressway
Meerut City Junction
Meerut City Junction Railway Station is the main railway station of Meerut
Mustafa Castle was built in 1900
One of the entrance gates of Nauchandi mela ground at Meerut.
Chaudhary Charan Singh University
Ashtapad Jain temple, Hastinapur NCR
Augarnath Temple at 2nd Navratri night
Statue of Mangal Pandey at Martyr's Memorial
An entrance to Gandhi Bagh

The city lies 70 km northeast of the national capital New Delhi, within the National Capital Region and 430 km west of the state capital Lucknow.

Meerut is well-connected by road to major cities like Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Haridwar, Bulandshahr etc. A large number of people commute to Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon every day for work.

The fair feature shops for Lucknow's Chikan work, Moradabad's brassware, Varanasi's carpets, rugs and silk sarees, Agra's footwear, Meerut's leather items, etc. Meerut's own products like sports goods, scissors, gajaks, nan-khatai are also sold.

New Delhi

Capital of India and a part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).

The Secretariat Building houses Ministries of Defence, Finance, Home Affairs and External Affairs. It also houses the Prime Minister's office.
Rashtrapati Bhavan, the home of the President of India
Dense smog at Connaught Place, New Delhi.
New Delhi Municipal Council within the NCT
The district of New Delhi within the NCT
Connaught Place in Delhi is an important economic hub of the National Capital Region.
The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India.
The Rajghat, the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi.
Delhi Metro – Phase 2
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In the foreground, there is an aerostat.
Laxminarayan Temple a Hindu Mandir in New Delhi.
The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and designed by British architect Henry Medd based on Italian architecture.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib a Sikh Gurdwara in New Delhi.

The National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire NCT along with adjoining districts in neighbouring states, including Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

The last stumbling block was the Agra-Delhi railway line that cut right through the site earmarked for the hexagonal All-India War Memorial (India Gate) and Kingsway (Rajpath), which was a problem because the Old Delhi Railway Station served the entire city at that time.


Ancient built environment.

The walls of the 16th-century Purana Qila built on a mound whose topography is thought to match the literary description of the citadel Indraprastha in the Sanskrit-epic Mahabharata, though excavations in the vicinity have yielded no evidence of construction.
At 72.5 m, the Qutb Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, was completed during the reign of Sultan Illtutmish in the 13th century; although its style has some similarities with the Jarkurgan minaret, it is more closely related to the Ghaznavid and Ghurid minarets of Central Asia
Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the main residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years.
Six stamps issued by the Government of British India to mark the inauguration of New Delhi in February 1931
Khan Market in New Delhi, now a high-end shopping district, was established in 1951 to help refugees of the Partition of India, especially those from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). It honours Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, Chief Minister of NWFP during the Partition.
Aerial view of Delhi in April 2016 with river Yamuna in top-right.
A dense toxic smog in New Delhi blocks out the sun. In November 2017, Delhi's chief minister described the city as a "gas chamber".
Urban sustainability analysis of the greater urban area of the city using the 'Circles of Sustainability method of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.
Districts of Delhi
Municipalities of Delhi
Connaught Place in New Delhi is an important economic hub of the National Capital Region.
The Khari Baoli market in Old Delhi is one of the oldest and busiest in the city.
Indira Gandhi International Airport's new terminal in Delhi. It is the busiest airport in South Asia. Shown here is the immigration counter in Terminal 3.
The Delhi Transport Corporation operates three types of compressed natural gas buses, the world's largest fleet. The red- and green-roofed buses seen in the picture have low floors whereas the orange buses have standard height. The elevated Delhi metro is seen above in Azadpur.
The cycle rickshaw and the auto rickshaw are commonly used in Delhi for travelling short distances.
A platform of the New Delhi railway station shows a passenger train and freight which awaits pick up or transportation to other destinations. The pedestrian bridge overhead connects the platforms.
Delhi Metro is widely used Delhi- NCR.
Traditional pottery on display in Dilli Haat
The Pragati Maidan in Delhi hosts the World Book Fair biennially
More than a quarter of the immigrants in Delhi are from Bihar and neighboring states. Chhath, a festival of rural Bihar is now popular in Delhi.
On Basant Panchmi eve, qawwali singers wearing yellow headbands gather at the dargah of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya to sing verses from Amir Khusrau.
The kitchen of Karim's, Old Delhi, a historic restaurant located near Jama Masjid. 
 Established in 1913, the restaurant has been described as "arguably the city's most famous culinary destination".
Pitampura TV Tower broadcasts programming to Delhi
Indian athletes marching into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 1951 Asian Games.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
alt=The Birla temple in Delhi with its towers.|Birla Mandir, Delhi, a Hindu temple, was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1933
The Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656
The prayer hall of Sikh Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi which dates to 1783

Straddling the Yamuna river, primarily its western or right bank, Delhi shares borders with the state of Uttar Pradesh in the east and with the state of Haryana in the remaining directions. The NCT covers an area of 1484 km2. According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, while the NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban agglomeration, which includes the satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida in an area known as the National Capital Region (NCR), has an estimated population of over 28 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in India and the second-largest in the world (after Tokyo).

In 1526, Babur a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, from the Fergana Valley in modern-day Uzbekistan invaded India, defeated the last Lodhi sultan in the First Battle of Panipat and founded the Mughal Empire that ruled from Delhi and Agra.


Metropolis in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The Ashoka pillar at Allahabad (photo c. 1900) contains many inscriptions since the 3rd-century BCE. Sometime about 1575 CE, Birbal of Akbar's era added an inscription that mentions the "Magh mela at Prayag Tirth Raj".
Allahabad Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1575 on the banks of the Yamuna River.
Tomb of Nithar Begum (daughter of Mughal Emperor Jahangir) at Khusro Bagh.
Mahatma Gandhi at a January 1940 Congress Working Committee meeting with Vallabhbhai Patel and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit at Anand Bhavan in Allahabad
Allahabad University, established in 1887, is one of the oldest modern universities in the Indian subcontinent.
Pilgrims at the Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers in Allahabad.
The Yamuna in Allahabad during the rainy season
A typical Indian peacock, found in Allahabad on a large scale
The Allahabad High Court is India's fourth-oldest high court
New Yamuna Bridge in Allahabad
MLN Medical College, the Government Medical College in Allahabad
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, a public engineering and management school
Anand Bhavan, owned by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru
A procession of pilgrims cross the Ganges during the 2001 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad

Allahabad, in 2016, was also ranked the third most liveable urban agglomeration in the state (after Noida and Lucknow) and sixteenth in the country.

In mid-1600, Jahangir made an abortive attempt to seize Agra's treasury and came to Allahabad, seizing its treasury and setting himself up as a virtually independent ruler.


Second-largest tributary river of the Ganges by discharge and the longest tributary in India.

Banderpoonch peak, the source of Yamuna, as seen from Mussoorie.
The Yamunotri temple on the river, dedicated to Goddess Yamuna.
The Doab, United Provinces, 1908.
Yamuna river between Saharanpur and Yamunanagar
Course of Yamuna, in the Indo-Gangetic Plain
Catchment boundary of the Yamuna.
Vasudev carrying baby Lord Krishna across the Yamuna, an important legend of Bhagavata Purana, mid-18th century.
Agra Canal headworks at Okhla barrage, Delhi, 1871.
The goddess Yamuna.
Taj Mahal is situated on the banks of river Yamuna.
The Yamuna near the Himalayas, just as it reaches the plains, beyond Dehradun in Uttarakhand
The Yamuna, seen from the Taj Mahal at Agra in Uttar Pradesh
Madan Mohan temple, on the Yamuna at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, 1789; the river has since shifted further away
'Keshi Ghat' on the Yamuna at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh
The Yamuna near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, just a few kilometres before it meets the Ganges
The Yamuna near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, during the monsoon
View of Yamuna from Okhla Sanctuary
View of Yamuna from Kesi Ghata
The Yamuna view from Hathni Kund Barrage

Beyond that point the Yamuna is joined by the Somb, a seasonal rivulet from Haryana, and by the highly polluted Hindon River near Noida, by Najafgarh drain near Wazirabad and by various other drains, so that it continues only as a trickling sewage-bearing drain before joining the Chambal at Pachnada in the Etawah District of Uttar Pradesh.

The cities of Baghpat, Delhi, Noida, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, Etawah, Kalpi, Hamirpur, and Prayagraj lie on its banks.

Greater Noida

Planned city located in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Bisrakh, Uttar Pradesh; the birthplace of Demon king Ravana
Shaheed Bismil Park, Sector-Beta 1 in Greater Noida City

The city was created as an extension to Noida area under the UP Industrial Area Development Act, 1976.

Greater Noida is connected to Agra by the six-lane Yamuna Expressway.

Gautam Buddha Nagar district

District of Uttar Pradesh, named after Gautama Buddha.

Noida, Greater Noida, Dadri, Jewar and Dankaur falls under this district.

On 14 January 2020, the Government of Uttar Pradesh declared Gautam Buddha Nagar district as a Police Commissionerate (along with the Lucknow