(Last Updated on : 04/11/2011)
The different districts of Uttar Pradesh with their diverse culture, cuisine and tourists attractions echo the authentic colour of the heritage state of Uttar Pradesh
. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India situated in the northern part of India. This state is the largest producer of food grains, sugarcane
and potatoes in India. A rich cultural history, Uttar Pradesh has the greatest number of fairs and festivals in India. The historical monuments along with captivating valleys, fascinating river, ancient temples, Viharas and health resorts that are present in most of the districts of Uttar Pradesh has therefore enhanced the tourism industry of Uttar Pradesh to a great extent.
The state is divided into 70 districts, which are governed by District Magistrates. The Divisional Commissioners look after the administration of the divisions. The various districts of Uttar Pradesh have been discussed as below:
district, one of the fastest growing cities, is a pilgrimage spot of the Hindus. It is situated at the confluence of three rivers, Ganga
and Saraswati. Varanasi
district is one of the important districts in Uttar Pradesh. The district has a rich tradition in the field of music, arts, crafts and education.
, situated in Lucknow district
, is the capital Uttar Pradesh and is famous for its Chikan work, which is delicate and artistic. The hand embroidery works of Zardozi
and Kamdani embroidery work are also popular. Ghaziabad
district is a unique blend of agriculture and industry and aids in the growth of the economy of the state. Kannauj
district is also based on cultivation and sugarcane is the main crop that is cultivated here.
on the western part of the Uttar Pradesh is famous for leather goods, handicrafts and Zari work. Agra
houses the world renowned Taj Mahal
. Deoria district
produces sugarcane in huge quantities, which is a principal source of revenue for the state. Jhansi
dotted with many temples and historical monuments, is an ideal tourist destination.
district is well known for its lock and hardware industries and is also known as the Tala Nagri, the land of locks. Ambedkar Nagar district
covering an area of 2,520 sq km has its headquarters in Akbarpur and derives its name from Dr B R Ambedkar
, the father of the Indian constitution.
of Uttar Pradesh is situated in the south of the Ghaghara River with its headquarters at Azamgarh. Baghpat is a very fertile district, and this favours the cultivation of the crops like wheat
, potatoes and maize. Bahraich district
is situated in the northern part of the state and has rich historical background. Major tourist attractions in the district are Dargah Sharief and Kartaniya Ghat Alligator Breeding Centre.
is located in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, which has a strong agricultural and industrial base. Banda district
is dotted with numerous historical monuments and temples like Kalinjar fort
, Rangarh fort, Khatri Pahar, Bamdeo temple and Maheshwari Devi temple. Bara Banki is a historically and spiritually significant district of the state. Bareilly district
is the nucleus of economic, cultural and educational activities in the state and is also famous for its famous Zari work.
is the producer of important crops like sugarcane, maize, paddy, pulses, wheat, barley and potato. Some of the places of tourist interest in the Bijnor district are Vidur Kuti, Kanva Ashram, Daranagar, Ganj, Sena Ka Dawar and Mandawar Ka Mahal. Bulandshahr district
that lies between the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers is a major agricultural district.
spread over an area of 2,485 sq km consists of the famous Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a major tourist attraction. Chitrakoot District
, spread over an area of 3,513 sq km, is one of the important districts of Uttar Pradesh and is significant according to the epic Ramayana
is spread over an area of 4,326 sq km and is gifted with rich variety of wildlife as 30,966 hectares of land is covered with trees and shrubs.
is situated on the banks of the river Sarayu. Farrukhabad district
is famous for its tobacco industry. Fatehpur District
lies between two major rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. Firozabad district
has a number of glass industries, which manufactures different types of glass products.
The important towns of Gautam Budh Nagar district
are Dadri, Noida, Greater Noida and Sikandrabad. Gorakhpur district
is an important district of Uttar Pradesh because it is a major religious destination. Hardoi district
is famous for its guava, different varieties of mangoes and lemons. The economy of Hathras district
survives agriculture and industry. The agricultural produce of the region includes dhan, jowar and bajra.
covering an area of 4,565 sq km is the trade centre for agricultural produce. On the eastern side of Uttar Pradesh in the Varanasi
division lies Jaunpur district
covering an area of 4,038 sq. km. Kanpur district, also known as Kanpur Nagar District, is a part of Kanpur division and the district is headquartered at Kanpur. Kanpur Nagar District and Kanpur Dehat District
are included in the Kanpur Metropolitan Region.
is an important historical place and pilgrim centre with some beautiful temples. Kheri district is also known as the Lakhimpur Kheri district and occupies an area of 7,680 sq km. Khusinagar district is famous all over the world for temples like Mahaparinirvana temple, Matha Kuar shrine, Indo-Japan-Srilanka temple and Sun temple
is situated at the foot of a granite hill called Gorakhgiri and is famous for granite stone and fine betel life. Mathura
district is an important pilgrim destination. Vrindavan
, which is a holy town, is a part of the Mathura district. Meerut
district is also an important tourist and pilgrim destination that include Hastinapur
Suraj Kund, Bale Miyan ki Darghah, Parikishatgarh, Pura, Kithore, Lawar, Baleni, and Barnawa.
is famous for its handicrafts, and artistic brass products and horn and bone handicraft since ancient times. Muzaffarnagar district covers an area of 4,008 sq km and has a number of papers, sugar and steel rolling mills. The headquarters of the Pratapgarh district
is situated at Bela, which is now known as Bela Pratapgarh
district surrounded by the Shivalik
ranges covers an area of 3,689 sq km and produces crops like wheat, maize, sugarcane, cotton and jute.
The headquarters of the Sant Kabir Nagar district
is located at Khalilabad town. The majority of the population in the district depends on agriculture. Sant Ravidas Nagar
Bhadohi district is famous for its carpets in India and abroad. Shahjahanpur District is situated in the southeast of Rohilkhand division of Uttar Pradesh.
covers fertile land and the main crops grown here are wheat
and groundnuts. Jagdishpur town in the Sultanpur district
is famous for its large and medium scale industries like mills, carpet manufacturing and oil mills. Unnao District
in Uttar Pradesh has many major tourist spots like Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
, Mogli Water Park, Badarqa Harbans.
Apart from theses, there are several other districts that adorn the state of Uttar Pradesh with their regional and local fervour.