Major Destinations : Delhi, Agra,Chandigarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mount Abu, Lucknow, Allahabad, Benaras, Shimla, Manali, Leh, Srinagar/Kashmir, Katra, Jammu, Nainital, Corbett
Religious Destinations: Amarnath, Vaishnodevi, Badrinath, Kedarnth, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Hardwar, Varanasi, Pushkar, Amritsar, Ajmer Sharif
North India happens to be the most happening place of the country in terms of political, economic and religious significance from time immemorial. In terms of touristic pleasure also North Indian destinations and cities offers lot of variety to relish and cherish. Historically the Gangetic Plain is witness to the rise and fall of empires in the Subcontinent itself and till date holds sway over tens of millions of people cutting across race, creed, religion or culture. In the more recent past as the British regime expanded its power over the subcontinent, North India gained in importance in terms of political, economic and cultural significance and after Independence of India followed suit to leadership position as it prospered by means of agricultural and industrial enterprise, political clout and cultural resurgence of age old heritage.
The phenomenon of North India is associated with the mighty Himalayan mountain range beginning from Kashmir and beyond to the North East and the fertile Gangetic Plain where the Indo-Aryan Civilisation blossomed, merged and evolved with many other races and cultures from in and out of the subcontinent into a thriving and dynamic society in the largest democracy on earth. It is associated with the emergence of three main religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and boasts of being the origin of sacred river Ganga and Yamuna and numerous places of religious importance. For the redolent traveler North India offers a diverse array of tourist attractions steeped in historic or religious significance or natural beauty or cultural experience.
In the extreme north Kashmir is considered as the ‘Heaven on Earth’ due to its resplendent natural beauty come Summer or Winter. Ladakh very near to the Kashmir Valleys is a ‘Cold Desert’ with its rugged terrain and sublime attraction in its solitude and altitude. The hill stations of Himachal like Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, Dharamshala or those in Uttaranchal like places of Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Binsar, Mussoorie, Kanahtal, Dhanaulti, or places of religious importance like Hardwar, Rishikesh, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Rudraprayag etc. provide a wide variety of choice. Down the plains Delhi is both Capital of the Country, a metropolis and a place of historic importance. It houses the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Agrasen-ki-Bowli etc. Agra, very near to Delhi, is another historic town that boasts of the legendary Taj Mahal- a Wonder Of the World monument alongwith Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri of historic importance. The historical monuments and mementos of Rajasthan and the Game safaris of Corbett, Ranthambhore and Sariska are quite popular and commands repeat visits frequently. Places like Mathura, Vrindaban, Meerut, Garhmukteshwar, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and numerous other places around offers touristic options of wide variety.
North India offers many choice to the traveller for example, Adventure activities like White Water Rafting, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Game Safaris and Wildlife adventure, places of historic attraction, Pilgrimage, Leisure trips, Yoga and Rejuvenation sojourns etc. You can also make combination of the above options as close vicinity of the places often provides the opportunity to mix leisure with pilgrimage or adventure with pleasure etc. Since the infrastructure of travel parafernelia is quite developed and improving every passing day, travel options in North India is a pleasure to relish.