With a 204 million population, Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India; it is divided into seventy-five districts. With its 243,283 square kilometers area, it is considered the fifth-largest state in India. The state has a gross domestic product estimated at 210 billion US dollars, making its economy the second largest after Maharashtra. The biggest city in Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, encompasses 300 square kilometers with a population of 2.92 individuals.

Lucknow is Uttar Pradesh’s capital and the second-largest, having a population of 2.9 million individuals. Muzaffarnagar has the highest population density in the state, having over forty-one thousand people per square kilometer. Listed below are a few of the major cities in Uttar Pradesh, including Kanpur and Lucknow.


Agra city is located in northern India in Uttar Pradesh; it is home to several iconic individuals and monumental buildings. The infamous Taj Mahal, a museum erected for Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the ruler of Mughal, is located there. Some other monumental erections in Agra include Agra Fort, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Chitor Gates, Jhun Jhun Katora, and Fish House. The city came into existence in 1506 and was previously named the city of Taj; it has an estimated population of 4,418,797.

The city’s languages include Hindi, English, Urdu, and Punjabi; it has only one river and airport. Interesting places to visit in the country include the Taj Mahal, Dayal Bagh, Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, and Shah Burj.


Allahabad is both a district and a city in Uttar Pradesh, situated 98 meters from sea level. The city is located in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh with neighboring districts, including Rewa District of MP in the South. The other neighboring districts include Mirzapur in the South-East, Pratapgrah in the north, Kaushanbi in the northwest, Janpur in the northeast, and Chitrakoot in the west. The city of Allahabad came into existence in 1583; it has an area of 1,350 square kilometers and 1,117,094 population.

Allahabad has two major monuments, including the Thornhill Mayne Memorial and Ashoka Pillar, but with several places to visit. Places to visit in Allahabad include Triveni Sangam Allahabad, Allahabad University, Ewing Christian College, Mankameshwar Temple, and Allahabad Museum, to name a few.


Varanasi is located on the northern side of Uttar Pradesh, India; it is also called Kashi, Benares, or Banaras. The city is one of seven Hinduism’s sacred cities and is located on the left bank of the Ganga River. Varanasi has an estimated population of 1,201,815 and is 82.10 square kilometers in area. The city is said to have the finest river frontage in India, with miles of steps for religious bathing.

The inner streets of Varanasi are winding, narrow, and impassable for motor traffic; its outer suburbs are laid out more systematically and more spacious. Besides the millions of pilgrimages that flock to the city annually, a significant component of its economy is constituted by tourism-related activities.


Kanpur is the southwest-central portion of Uttar Pradesh; it is formerly called Cawnpore. The city lies on the Ganges River in the lower Gange-Yamuna Doab, about 72km southwest of Lucknow. The city was only a village in the 18th century but became the British military’s site for cantonment and trading posts. It has a university that includes colleges of education, medicine, and law, the Indian Institute of Technology, and an experimental farm.

The notable and monumental buildings in Kanpur include a sacred Hindu glass temple, Kamla Retreat, and several museums. Kanpur is watered by the Lower Ganges Canal and tributaries of the two rivers.


Aside from being a major city in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is also considered a division and district. The city is 590 km east of Delhi, with neighboring districts, including north-side Sitapur and eastern-side RaeBareli and Barabanki. The city has an estimated area of 2,528 km and a population of 2,817,105 as of 2011, with 1,814 individuals per square kilometer. Languages often spoken in Lucknow include English, Urdu, and Hindi.

Lucknow has one river, the Gomati River, and one airport, the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. Interesting places to visit in Lucknow include Constantia House, Bara Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Chhota Immambara, and Chandrika Devi Temple. You can also visit the Kaiserbagh Palace, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, and Shah Najaf Imambara.


Aligarh is in the idle portion of the land between the Yamuna and Ganges rivers: the doab. The city has an elevation of approximately 587 feet above sea level, with approximately 3,650 square kilometers. Aligarh has an estimated 1,274,408 inhabitants, with 1,007 individuals per square kilometer. The only language spoken in Aligarh is Hindi; it has the Ganges river and Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Aligarh also has several interesting places to visit, although they aren’t as many as the cities we’ve mentioned. The places to visit in Aligarh include the Khereshwar Temple, the Aligarh Fort, Maulana Azad Library, Teerthdham Mangalayatan, and Sheka Jheel. Other places include the Great Value Mall, Baba Barchi Bahadur, Dargah, and AMU Jama Masjid.


Meerut is located in the northwestern zone of Uttar Pradesh, northern India, about 48km northeast of Delhi. The city has been inhabited even before India was given its name. One of the pillars erected by the Mauritian emperor Ashoka was originally located there in the 3rd century. Meerut is a trade center for agricultural products; it has many industries, including smelting, manufacturing, and handicrafts.

Meerut is home to one university, Meerut University, and several other colleges affiliated with the university. It is home to the 12th-century mausoleum and several old mosques and museums; it also has an important military presence.


This list contains the major and biggest cities in north India’s Uttar Pradesh, including its capital, Lucknow. Apart from the monumental and iconic places for tourist attractions, the cities are also known for their fairs and festivals. Noida had the lowest population in Uttar Pradesh as of 2011 but even more development than Surat and Chandigarh. Uttar Pradesh’s vegetation consists mostly of scrubs; animals include tigers, leopards, crocodiles, elephants, and wild boars.