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How To Reach Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, a state in the north of India is the most populated state in India and reflects a Hue of the diverse culture that has been there for years. Uttar Pradesh boasts of a long history as well as ancient monuments that have architecture which is absolutely noteworthy. Uttar Pradesh has developed infrastructure and has good connectivity by air, road and rail. State and national highways connect Uttar Pradesh to other states and cities in the country and the destination has great connectivity by air as well. Ready to take a trip? Let us look at some of the best ways to reach Uttar Pradesh.
Reaching Uttar Pradesh by air is one of the fastest ways to reach the state. The state has two international airports; the first one is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow and is located at a distance of 15.1 km from the center of Lucknow city. The second international airport is the Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi, which is at a distance of 23.8 km from the center of the city. All major airlines ply from the international airports to different cities in the world. There are domestic airports in Varanasi, Kanpur, Lucknow and Agra that serve passengers in the region of Uttar Pradesh and the ones coming from other cities in India.
Going on a road trip is always fun and going to Uttar Pradesh by a car is easy because it is well connected with national and state highways. It takes anywhere close to 24-48 hours to reach the state, depending on where you are starting from. Several expressways like Agra Expressway, Yamuna Expressway and highways like NH19, NH34, NH30 and NH21 can be used while driving towards Uttar Pradesh. These highways are well maintained and are good to drive on. If you don’t want to drive, you can take a bus operated by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, which plies on all major routes. Going by bus is probably the cheapest way to go and is convenient too.
Reaching Uttar Pradesh by rail is one of the most convenient ways to get to the state. Uttar Pradesh is well connected by railways with one of the main stations being in Lucknow; the Lucknow Charbagh Railway station is distanced at 3.2 km from the center of the city. There are other railways stations in Agra, Kanpur, Mughal Sarai, Jhansi, Moradabad, Varanasi and other cities in the state that serve the passengers of the region. These trains go back and forth from Uttar Pradesh to different cities in India, making it one of the best ways to travel to this state as it is comfortable and inexpensive too.
Given that the population of the state is quite high, getting around in Uttar Pradesh is quite easy. The Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) runs public busses in the state; they run intrastate and interstate buses, taking passengers to their desired destination. You can also use trains to move from one place to another, this is faster and cheaper as well. Other than that there are cabs and auto rickshaws that can be used to commute around, but they are a more expensive option.