HOLIDAYS IN NORTH INDIA

Northern India includes some of the most prominent cities and regions of India. It includes picturesque Jammu & Kashmir, royal Rajasthan, stunning exquisite Punjab, scenic Uttarakhand & picturesque Uttar Pradesh. The capital of India Delhi also falls under this region. Northern part of India is the main center of Hindu pilgrimage. The Mathura, Haridwar, Varanasi, Allahabad and Char Dham are some of the prominent holy places. The Sikh Golden temple & Buddhist Mahabodhi Temple attracts lots of devotees. It also houses some of the top heritage sites in the country like Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar and Valley of flowers to name a few.

The Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have some of popular exotic hill stations like Kullu, Manali, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainital, Dharamsala and Palampur. The other prominent state that comes under northern part is royal Rajasthan; it has golden deserts, majestic forts and wonderful hill stations. Jammu & Kashmir is the major tourist attraction in the country. All of us have heard about heaven not seen it, if you want to see it then visit Jammu & Kashmir, it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Delhi:

Delhi also called Dilli, is the capital of India. It is the center of all the political activities. The prestigious President & Parliament house are situated here. Apart from being the political hub it has a never ending list of mesmerizing tourist destinations. A must visit places in the city are tranquil Akshardham Temple, peaceful Lotus Temple, marvelous Birla Temple, Qutub Minar, Rajghat – Memorial of Great Mahatma Gandhi, Connaught Place, Chandni Chok, ancient Jantar Mantar.

Haryana:

The state is famous for its lush green land. It has Chandigarh as its capital, which is union territory. The state has derived its name from Sanskrit, which means abode of Gods. One of the main pilgrimage destination Kurukshetra falls under this region. Major tourist destination in the region include the beautiful Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, incredible Rock Garden, stunning International Doll Museum, amazing National Gallery of Portraits, serene Sukhna Lake, and Government Museum.

Himachal Pradesh:

Himachal Pradesh is naturally gifted with picturesque landscapes. The capital of the state is a city famously called the queen of Hill Station – Shimla. The tourists finds it a paradise, it has everything from snow covered peaks of Himalaya to deep gorges, lush green valley to swiftly flowing rivers, misty woods to captivating flowers filled meadows. The marvelous Kangra & Kullu valleys look like a riot of colors. The journey to the place is a fabulous experience as the roads are connected with high altitude passes. It has a list of breathtakingly beautiful hill stations like Kullu & Manali Hill Station, well known Dharamsala Hill Station. The tourist have a gala time here enjoying the beauty of nature and also indulging in some great shopping of handicrafts, Shawls & hand woven carpets.

Jammu & Kashmir:

Jammu & Kashmir is known for its abundant natural beauty. It is famously called the “Heaven on the Earth“. The region has some of the best tourist destination in India. Tourists from everywhere come here to experience the scenic beauty of this wonderful land. Some of the prominent travel spots are Gulmarg, Leh & Ladakh, Pahalgam and Patnitop.

Jammu another prominent place that comes under the region is famous for its temples. Srinagar gives tourists the wonderful opportunity to travel in houseboats & Shikara in its scenic lakes. Another must visit places are Dal Lake House Boats, Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Garden, Vaishno Devi, Amarnath Temple, Bahu Fort.

Punjab:

It comes under the Northern part of India. Its capital is Chandigarh, which is given the status of separate union territory as it is also the capital of neighboring state Haryana. The main cities of Punjab are Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Jalandhar. The popular tourist destinations in the state are Golden Temple, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Central Museum, Jalianwalla Bagh in Amritsar and International Doll Museum, Rock Garden, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Chandigarh.

Rajasthan:

Rajasthan is princely state known for its rich culture, heritage and unique tourist destination. The capital of this royal state is Jaipur. The state is popular for its marvelous historical monuments, regal forts, royal palace and grand old Havelis. The wild life sanctuaries, deserts, sand daunes, serene hill station & even the village life attract lots of tourist. The main cities are Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Pushkar and Udaipur. The main tourist spot in the state include Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Junagarh Fort, Amer Fort, Mount Abu, Lakes of Udaipur, Jaisalmer Fort, Desert National Park.

Utter Pradesh:

Uttar Pradesh has a glorious past. The rich heritage includes numerous historic monuments that tell the saga of its great history. The main cities in the region are Agra, Mathura, Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Kanpur. Agra is known all over the world for monument of love Tajmahal. It finds a place in the Seven Wonders of the World. Varanasi is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage destination. Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, Moti Masjid are major tourist destination in Agra. In Lucknow Clock Tower, Bada Imam Bara, Khurshid Mahal, Macchi Bhawan are some of the prominent places. The other tourists spot in UP are Allahabad Fort, Allahabad Museum, Rishi Kund & Raghunath Temple.

Uttarakhand:

Uttarakhand has a breathtakingly amazing panoramic view of great Himalaya. The state promises its tourist an unforgettable experience which is blend of austerity, divinity, penance and mediation. It has magnificent snow clad mountains, stunning glaciers, valley of flowers and dense green forest. It is also abode of Gods as four most scared & popular Hindu temples Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Badrinath comes under the region.

The tourist can indulge in various adventure sports like rafting, skiing, trekking and Jungle safaris. A must visit destinations include Jim Corbett National Park, Mussoorie, Nainital and Mall Road.

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