North India is endowed with topographical diversity and houses the most famous hill stations of India. The entire northern part of the country shares its boarders with countries like China, Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal. North India also refers to a set of states situated on the non peninsular area of the republic of India. This part of India has been a bystander of some major historical as well as cultural development in India over the past years.
The North India states serve as the most visited tourists' destinations in the country. Tourists from different corners of the country flock to destinations like Nainital, Shimla, Dehradun and Dharamshala during the summer months.
This area witnessed the evolution of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The pious rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Brahmaputra found their origin. The Himalayas extending from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh separate India from the rest of Asia.
Major tourists destinations in North India are
Located in the northern part of India, Punjab houses endless golden fields. With its rich cultural history and great monuments, Punjab is a must visit destination for any tourist. It is the land of great saints and scholars.
The land houses the seat of spirituality for Sikhism at Amritsar. Pakistan was once a part of India. Punjab also takes pride in being the major wheat-producing state of the country. Along with the salubrious climate and spectacular landscape, Punjab boasts of being the land of folklores, Bhangra dance and tandoori cuisines.
Its popular city, Amritsar houses the most revered temple of Sikhs, called as the Golden Temple. Another famous monuments of Punjab include Jallianwala Bagh and Moti Bagh Palace.
Nestled in the foothills of Aravalli, the ancient state of Haryana means “Home of Hari”. It has a proud history dating back to the Vedic age. This small state has witnessed the rise and fall of many empires. Described in the great Hindu epic-Mahabharata, it is believed that the battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas have been fought on the site of modern Kurukshetra in Haryana.
It was at this place only where Lord Krishna imparted Arjuna the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita. The state of Haryana is known for its ancient temples, imposing architecture and lush greenery that attract large number of devotees and holidaymakers.
Serving as the vibrant Capital City of India, Delhi is a wonderful tourist attraction of North India. Situated in the heart of India, Delhi houses many remarkable historical monuments like India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar and lots more.
For shopaholics, this is like a paradise. It offers travellers to buy everything they look for, from traditional handicrafts to modern decorative items, from local clothes to branded accessories and lots more. The city offers a perfect blend of modern as well as ancient tourist spots.
This royal state beckons you to take delight in its mystical beauty. The state abounds in diverse settings and enchanting sites that will offer you the most amazing holiday that you could every imagine.
Rajasthan attractions include awe-inspiring ancient forts, fascinating cities, barren rocky hills and far stretched desert. Rajasthan travel destinations like Jaipur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu and Ajmer-Pushkar welcome you to engulf the magical charm of music, dance, festivals and lots more.
Discover the sheer geographical diversity at the alluring destination of Himachal Pradesh. This one of its kind land takes you to a world of untouched natural beauty. Himachal Pradesh is a fascinating part of the Indian Himalayas. It is often called as the magical display of nature's splendours.
Admire the charm of verdant green meadows and beautiful valleys nestled against snow-clad mountains, crystal clear lakes, gushing streams, fruit laden orchards and much more. The land is best for enjoying adventure activities like mountain climbing, snow tracking and skiing.
The state of Uttar Pradesh is the kaleidoscopic land where travellers can witness the multi-faceted Indian culture. Enriched with a diverse topography and many cultural variation, the state has served as the key area of activity since ancient times. Beautified by the two pious rivers of the Hindus- the Ganga and the Yamuna, the state serves as the most revered sacred land of the Hindus.
Uttar Pradesh boasts of its rich culture, history and heritage. It showcases some most striking and outstanding monuments of the world. Be it a spiritual trip or adventure or just a curiosity trip, the state meets with expectation of every visitor. It houses the most popular tourist destinations in India encompassing cities like Mathura Vrindavan, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Varanasi.
Lies in the northernmost part of India, Jammu and Kashmir abounds in natural vistas because of its geographic location. Settled calmly in the Himalayan Mountains, the state of Jammu & Kashmir boasts of towering landscapes as well as numerous shrines.
Enveloped by Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in the South, Jammu & Kashmir is categorized mainly into three regions that are named as; Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
Leh is spectacular. Elevating over the city is the tall nine-storied palace constructed by Ladakh’s ruler Sengge Namgyal in the early 17th century. It is believed to have served as the model fro the Potala palace in Lhasa.
Fondly called as the “Little Tibet”, Ladakh abounds in outstanding physical features. Nestled in a vast and awesome environment. Enveloped by two of the world's majestic mountain ranges, the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalayas in the South, it is traversed by the Ladakh range as well as the Zanskar range. Owing to its remote mountains as well as Buddhist culture, Ladakh has become a popular travel destination in India.