Taj Mahal India’s glory and pride and one of the Seven Wonders of the World lies in the state of Uttar Pradesh.. It is internationally known for its rich cultural heritage which majestically reflects in its monuments and other attractions. Its fascinating monuments, enchanting wildlife, mountains, lakes, adventure sports and religious fervor capture the hearts of tourists who come here from far and wide. Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The seventh most populated state of the world, Uttar Pradesh can lay claim to be the oldest seat of India’s culture and civilization. It has been characterized as the cradle of Indian civilization and culture because it is around the Ganga that the ancient cities and towns sprang up.