Transportation in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand
- Uttar Pradesh, the land of great sages, holy books, epics and great rivers has a never ending history and unlimited legends. The antiquity of the State dates back to Vedic times.
- In 6th century B.C it was associated with Jainism and Buddhism and in medieval times Uttar Pradesh came under Muslim rule and led the new synthesis of Hindu and Islamic cultures.
- The State independence struggle. Today, this land of diverse cultures is studded with historical monuments and pilrim centres of various religions and is also the largest producer of food grains and oilseed.
- Dev Bhoomi Uttarkhan, the abode of gods and goddesses was carved out of Uttar Pradesh and became the 27th State of Indian Union on 9th of November, 2000.
- The hilly state comprises of two regions – Garhwal in the west and Kumaon in the east. Both the regions are endowed with exceptional natural beauty and calm serenity of the majestic Himalays.
- It is the land of great pilgrimages since time immemorial. Pilgrimage to the sacred Char Dhams- Yamunotri, Gangotri, kedarnath and Badrinath in Garwal region is a dream of every devout Hindu.
- The state is also a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers as well as adventure sports enthusiasts.
Railways : Lucknow is the major junction or northern network, other import railway junctions are Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Dehra Dun, Varanasi, Tundla, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Faizabad, Bereilly and Sitapur.
Roadways : The total road length is over 11894 kms.
Airways : There are airports at Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra and Gorakhpur.