India's most vivacious part, North India makes the world wonder and ponder in disbelief with its remarkable diversity. From pulsating Punjab to historic Haryana, dazzling Delhi to Royal Rajasthan - North India holds the most gorgeous destinations in its bosoms which make travellers go gaga over it. The region takes you on numerous tours where you uncover culture, adventure, history and legends of India.
The land of emerald green fields drenched in sunshine, the land of vivacious cultures mingling with each other, the land of delectable food made with rich Indian spices and the land of happy people with rainbow turbans Punjab is one of the most popular gems of North India. The locals of Punjab, often referred as Sikh and Jat, celebrate every occasion of life with same fervour. Many historic legends were born in this state, and thus, it has earned great popularity around the globe. Historical sites like Jallianwala Bagh, where over 1100 peaceful protesters were killed by British troops, still gives goose bumps to visitors. Qila Mubarak and Old Motibagh Palace are other secret keepers of the history of Punjab. A visit to this state is a sheer waste until one eyes the Wagah Border ceremony. Sighting royal changing of guards with hoisting of the national flags is a lifetime experience. Do not miss getting yourself clicked in the verdant farms of Punjab which shower beautiful colours on the Mother Earth.
'The Abode of God', Haryana is home to numerous famous cities holding the rich past of India. With Chandigarh, home to some of the most picturesque gardens; Gurgaon, the hi-tech city with many multinational companies; Kurukshetra, the battleground of the famous Mahabharata war; and Pinjore, owner of Asia's best garden of the 17th century Haryana has a lot to offer.
The capital city of India, Delhi impresses the world with its relics of lost empires, Indo-Gangetic plains, old-age fortifications and Mughal mausoleums. The citys jovial culture mingles perfectly with its incredible history. There is absolutely no dearth of attractions in Delhi. From remarkable pilgrim spots like Chattarpur Mandir, Akshardham Mandir, Hanuman Mandir and Isckon Temple; to shopping hubs like Karol Bagh, Janpath, Palika bazaar and Sarojini Nagar; and historical lures like Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Parliament House - Delhi never lets you take a sigh of boredom.
Culturally flamboyant and historically superb, Rajasthan is the land of maharajas. This charismatic Indian state captivates one and all with its majestic forts and palaces with numerous stories of chivalry, loyalty and romance. Rajasthan weaves some of the most beautiful cities together, including Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner and many others. Visiting here is like walking down the memory lanes where you witness the royalty at its best in the form of historical attractions like Amber Fort of Amer, Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur, Sheesh Mahal of Jaipur, Chand Baori of Abhaneri, City Palace of Udaipur, Jaisalmer Fort of Jaisalmer, etc. The state also boasts a wonderful wildlife pleasures that come out in the form of Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
With imposing snowy peaks and gushing river sliding through blooming valleys, Himachal is an ideal adventure spot in India. From trekking to rafting, the state gifts you with great pleasures. The awe-inspiring geography here further adds to the holiday delight, making Himachal Pradesh a perfect location to rejuvenate your mind and body. Travellers visiting here can pick from Trans-Himalayan desert, Great Himalayan National Park, Gopalpur Nature Park, Pin Valley National Park and Manali Nature Park to spend some moments enjoying the silence of nature. For wildlife escapades, Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary, Simbalbara Sanctuary, Churdhar Sanctuary and Daranghati Sanctuary are ideal. Apart from these, the state also entices travellers with keenness for Indian history. Bahadurpur Fort, Sariun Fort and Satgarh Fort, Chamba Fort, Taragarh and Lodhargarh Forts are key historical lures of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Renowned with the name of the 'Heartland of India', Uttar Pradesh houses magnetic Mother Nature that is worth exploring. From the stories of Lord Rama who lived in Ayodhya to the tales of Lord Krishna echoing in every nook and corner of Mathura, from overwhelming love story of Shah Jahan rooted in the Taj Mahal of Agra to the fables of renowned Maharajas of Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh has just everything to offer you. For peeping into the history of this state, visit places like Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara of Lucknow, Bithoor and Jajmau of Kanpur, and Taj Mahal and Agra Fort of Agra.
Jammu and Kashmir
Nestled by the Great Himalayas, the state of Jammu & Kashmir is known for its immaculate beauty which is hard to believe. Often referred as 'Paradise on Earth', Jammu & Kashmir is a popular destination among newlyweds seeking some moments of solitude away from the chaotic lifestyle. Visit Srinagar to experience the calmness of Shikara boats and beautiful houseboats. The skiers' paradise, Gulmarg is also a heavenly abode where visitors get awe-struck by attractions like Nagin Valley, Khilanmarg, Frozen Lake and Bota Pathri. Apart from these, Patnitop and Zanskar also catch the fancy of all with their charismatic landscapes blanketed with snow.
Ladakh Leh is a perfect combo to give an adrenaline rush to your senses. Leh Ladakh have the most beautiful set of attractions, including gorgeous high passes, tranquillity oozing Buddhist monasteries, tiny hamlets and laid back local culture. With Pangong Tso Lake and mountain ranges of Zanskar, there is no dearth of nature here. Adventure activities in Leh Ladakh also have their own fun. Trekking along the Zanskar River from Lamayuru Gompa to Chilling via Konze La and Dung Dung La is the most preferred expedition among trekkers. Mountaineering and White Water Rafting can also be experienced here. In addition, the sights of numerous monasteries sprinkled here fill the hearts of vacationers with seamless gratification. Lamayuru Monastery and Thiksey Monastery are the most popular monasteries here.