Cities of Uttar Pradesh harbouring a number of pilgrimage spots, impart a specific spiritual identity to the state. In most of the cities of Uttar Pradesh, Hindi or Urdu is spoken. There are many variations of Hindi like Awadhi language, Bagheli language, Bhojpuri language, Braj language and Bundeli language.
The important cities in Uttar Pradesh are Lucknow (the administrative and legislative capital), Kanpur, Bijnor, Jhansi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Faizabad, Azamgarh, Bareilly, Meerut, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Saharanpur, Mathura and Noida.
Kanpur is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This "Leather City of World" is the 10th most populous urban agglomeration in India, the second largest industrial city of the Hindi belt in North India.
Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India, often referred to as "the holy city of India", "the religious capital of India", "the city of Lord Shiva", and "the city of learning". Varanasi has been a cultural centre of North India for several thousand years, and has a history that is older than most of the major world religions.
Allahabad is a city in the north of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District. Allahabad is the seventh most-populous city in the state and thirty-sixth most-populous cities in India.
Meerut is an ancient city with settlements dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization having been found in and around the area. The city lies 70 km northeast of the national capital New Delhi, and 453 kilometers northwest of the state capital, Lucknow.
Aligarh is a city in Uttar Pradesh. It is administrative headquarters of the Aligarh Division and Aligarh Police Range. The city is an agricultural trade centre.
Gorakhpur is a city along the banks of Rapti River in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh; near the Nepal border 273 east of the state capital Lucknow.
Mathura is best known as the abode of Lord Krishna. It is located approximately 50 kilometres north of Agra, and 145 kilometers south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometers from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometers from Govardhan.
Noida is a city in India under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority. It is part of National Capital Region of India. It is now the reality hub and the commercial hub in Uttar Pradesh after Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Faizabad is the headquarters of Faizabad District. It is a joint municipal board with Ayodhya in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Historically acclaimed city in Uttar Pradesh, this city is situated on the banks of river Ghaghra. It was the first capital of the Nawabs of Awadh and has monuments built by the Nawabs, like the Tomb of Bahu Begum, Gulab Bari.
Jaunpur is located to the northwest of the district of Varanasi in the eastern part of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Jaunpur resembles the rest of the Purvanchal area in which it is located.
Lucknow is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major metropolitan city of India. It is the 10th most populous city of India and the second largest in North India after Delhi.
Unnao is the headquarters in Uttar Pradesh. It is located in between Kanpur and Lucknow. It is approximately 18 km from Kanpur and 60 km from Lucknow. It is connected to these two cities by roadway as well as by railway.
Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh. It is 378 kilometres (235 mi) west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometers (128 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi and 125 kilometers (78 mi) north of Gwalior.
Lakhimpur is a city and a municipal board in Lakhimpur Kheri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The main industry which dominates Lakhimpur Kheri is the sugar industry. It houses various sugar industries ranging from small plants to big integrated sugar mills. There are many private, government and co-operative sugar mills in the region.