(6) Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a government funded, public university, originally established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.The main campus of AMU is located in the city of Aligarh. AMU offers more than 300 courses in both traditional and modern branches of education. According to the 2014 Asia Ranking of Times Higher Education, AMU ranks 3rd among universities in India.The university comprises all castes, creeds, religions and genders, and is on the list of Institutes of National Importance. In 2012, the university was ranked 5th by India Today. In 2013, the University ranked 9th in the top 10 higher education institutions in India by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2014 the Department of Fine Arts was ranked number 10 by India Today. In 2015 the National Assessment and Accreditation Council rated the school 3.35/A.
(7) Culture of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is a living testimony of classic literature, art, music and dance forms. UP is the home to the Kathak dance form and to artists of the calibre of Birju Maharaj. It is also home to many folk dances including the famous raslila of Mathura, the Nautanki of Kanpur and the rustic Dhobi, a dance of central UP. The state offers the best of mushairas, ghazal soirees, mehfils, darbars along with the spirit of tehzeeb and hospitality.
(8) Lucknow- Known for TAHJIB and FOOD
Lucknow is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. A major metropolitan city of India, Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous District and Division. It is the second largest town in the north, east and central India after Delhi.
The ‘tehzib’ or mannerism is still thriving and is a matter of pride for Lucknow folks. This is a city that still speaks the language of “aap-janab”(you sir), and the dictum of “Pehle AAP”(after you) is still a part of everyday life for a true Lakhnawi. It all comes naturally to Lucknow. Lucknawi Aadab or salutation which has its sophistication and style.
Wisdom, women and wine are the three things understood and respected by the Nawabs. Not a word of condemnation but an institution it was the “kothas”, where sons of Nawabs were deliberately sent to learn the culture, sophistication and respect for the fairer sex.
Lucknow is also famous for its nice chats, street food, kulfi, paan and sweets. Nahari, a dish prepared using mutton, is very popular among non-vegetarians. Sheermal is a type of sweet bread (paratha) made only in Lucknow. Some restaurants in the city are around 100 years old; there are also many high-end restaurants, bakeries, lounges and pubs which cater to the affluent class and foreign travellers.
MUZAFFARNAGAR is a city and a municipal board in the Indian state of [[Uttar Pradesh]. Recently, the Muzaffarnagar district has been included in National Capital Region Delhi by Indian Government. The Jat-dominated district in western Uttar Pradesh has the highest per capita income in the state. One of its blocks, Shamli, is said to have the highest LIC premiums in the country. Muzaffarnagar lies in what is called the Sugar Belt of Western Uttar Pradesh. The region is one of the important sugarcane-producing regions in the world. Sugar and jaggery (Hindi: गुड़) production are important industries in the Muzaffarnagar district. As a result of the farming activities around, the city is an important hub of jaggery trading business. Naveen Mandi Sthal situated on the eastern outskirts of the city is the trading hub for Jaggery and other agriculture produce.
(10) Uttar Pradesh Tourism
Uttar Pradesh ranks first in domestic tourist arrivals with more than 71 million, owing to its rich and varied topography, vibrant culture, festivals, monuments, ancient places of worship, and viharas. Thousands gather at Allahabad to take part in the Magh Mela festival on the banks of the Ganges. This festival is organised on a larger scale every 12th year and is called the Kumbha Mela, where over 10 million Hindu pilgrims congregate in one of the biggest gatherings of people in the world.
The historically significant towns of Sarnath and Kushinagar are located not far from Varanasi.Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon after his enlightenment at Sarnath and died at Kushinagar; both are important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Also, at Sarnath are the Pillars of Ashoka and the Lion Capital of Ashoka, both valuable archaeological artefacts with national significance. At a distance of 80 km from Varanasi, Ghazipur is famous not only for its Ghats on the Ganges but also for the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, the 18th-century Governor of East India Company ruled Bengal Presidency.