The northern part of India is a place stuck in time. With its historic cities, rich heritage and diverse culture, your journey is bound to be mesmerizing.
The historic cities of Delhi and Agra, the majestic land of Rajasthan, the spiritual site of Varanasi, Haridwar and Rishikesh, picturesque Kashmir – North India offers a holistic experience of India.
You feel a heartfelt fascination towards all the exciting new happenings you witness in North India. All the tourist places in North India have unique experiences to offer and foreigners love to indulge in the local specialties in food, clothes and cultural activities.
Picking a ‘Top-5‘ for North India tourist destinations makes it a bit stringent but if you schedule your journey accordingly, the experience will be unforgettable!
1. Delhi – Capital of India
Delhi is a living testimony to India’s past. Keeping a balance between the rich history and the sprawling future, Delhi is situate by the holy river of Yamuna and hosts an array of monuments and places that epitomize to Indian heritage and culture.
Some of the most famous places to visit in Delhi include Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Swaminarayan Akshardham, India Gate, Chandni Chowk and Lodhi Garden.
2. Agra – Home of the Taj
What’s the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear India? The Taj Mahal! A testimony to Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s undying love for his deceased wife Mumtaz, this majestic white marble monument has been enticing travellers from around the world for ages. The historic city of Agra stands witness to the glorious times that once made this city a cultural hub of the Mughal dynasty.
Apart from the Taj Mahal, you can also see the architectural wonders such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Jahangir Mahal.
3. Jaipur – Land of Maharajas
Grand palaces, centuries-old forts, camels, desert safaris and a vibrant local culture – Rajasthan is the most visited state in India, adorned by travellers from around the world. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, reflects the richness of heritage and culture in its majestic medieval monuments and the Pink City, which is an example of the cultural flavour of Rajasthan.
The most luxurious experience of India can be availed in Jaipur. You can stay as a guest in one of the palaces, have dinner with a royal family, live life the Maharaja style! Some of the most famous places to visit in Jaipur include Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Nahargarh Fort.
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4. Varanasi – Spiritual Capital of India
The holiest and oldest city in India, Varanasi is a mystic town that is considered by Hindu devotees to be the gateway to moksha (spiritual enlightenment). Taking a dip into the river Ganges is said to wash away one’s sins and rejuvenate the soul. The fascinating stories of kings and deities being humbled by the wisdom of Varanasi saints will leave you spellbound.
The soulful experience of sitting on a boat at dawn watching the sun gleam over the millennia-old city and listening to the esoteric talks about life and cycle of rebirth is an experience you will find nowhere else in the world. The Sandhya Aarti (evening prayer) performed by high priests on the riverbank with huge brass lamps and choreographed movements is a spectacle you need to see to believe!
5. Ladakh – Natural Gem of North India
A bit of an off-the-track destination for foreigners, Ladakh is a hidden gem in North India. With stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, Ladakh entices bikers and travellers from around the world. A strong influence of Tibetan culture is quite prominent in the Buddhist monasteries and cuisine of Ladakh.
Crystal clear lakes, vast valleys on the foothills of lower Himalayan ridges, and friendly ethnic tribesmen make your Ladakh tour unforgettable. Some of the most famous places to visit in Ladakh include the Tsarap Chu River, Khardung La Pass, Pangong Lake, Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley, the Hemis National Park, Hemis Monastery, the Royal Palace of Leh and the famous ‘gravity-defying’ hill or Magnetic Hill.
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