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North India

Northern India is strategically the most important part of India and has shaped the course of India’s historical and cultural evolution. It presents an array of attractions which include Mughal Monuments like the Taj Mahal to Forts and Palaces built by the Rajput’s to Spiritual enshrinements in Amritsar and Varanasi. The main four religions are Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. The sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and many other important rivers are sourced in northern India. The mighty Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh which safeguard the country are also part of northern India.



OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EXPLORE IN NORTH INDIA



Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is a majestic land, offering breathtaking tourist attractions. It is the perfect holiday destination for any age. It takes sheer pride in its tourist attractions such as Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal and spiritual Varanasi.

The Taj Mahal rises from the mist as though from a dream. You’ve heard of it many a times but seeing it in person, you’ll interpret it as the poem of white marble and the most extravagant monument ever built for love. But the Taj is not just what Agra has to offer. It is one of three structures that have been awarded as UNESCO World Heritage status along with the magnificent Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture and the stunning Fatehpur Sikri Palace makes Agra a not to miss destination.

Varanasi is a city of traditional classical culture and is a microcosm of Hinduism. A city with a rich and vibrant past, it has no exquisitely carved palaces, no impregnable forts, and no architectural splendor, but it does have an inherent charm of its own; ghats are dotted with temples and a maze of alleyways. Visit the silk-weaving village and in the evening witness the Grand prayer ceremony conducted on the ghats of River Ganges.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

The princely state of Rajasthan presents a backstory of the region’s magnificent forts, palaces and cities. The cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur create an ambience that is full of character and grandeur, set against the stunning desert scenery. Forts and palaces, enchanting safaris, serene lakes, charming & ravishing sand dunes and simply awesome mouth-watering traditional delicacies await. Being the most colourful region in India, the imperial Rajasthan is a perfect blend of beauty, culture, romance and chivalry.

A number of Rajasthan travel packages take you to the journey of amazing architectural patterns of the Rajput Kings including Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City palace, Lake Palace, Jaisalmer Fort, Amber Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Bikaner Fort to name a few. Spot a variety of handicrafts, jewellery, wooden items, brass & metal items, clothes and sculptures, and explore a number of tourist attractions in Rajasthan.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh, literally means 'the state covered with snow'. Visit this fascinating state of India and you will come across plenty of apple orchards, wild flowers, rushing streams and steep hills. Known for its natural beauty and scenic landscapes, Himachal Pradesh is a highly frequented hill stations, well nestled in the laps of the Himalayas.

A wide range of Himachal Tours offers you an opportunity to explore the best of attractions in this magical showcase of nature. Amidst the freshwater lakes, natural springs, crystal clear rivers and the burbling streams, the state is equally favourable for wildlife tourism with its 32 Sanctuaries, 2 National Parks and 3 Games Reserves. Organize your Himachal tour and travel to Shimla, Manali and other stunning locations. Himachal Pradesh is blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the world.

Punjab

Punjab

The first impression of Punjab one gets is that of a land pulsating with prosperity. The plains of Punjab, with their fertile soil and abundant water supply, are naturally suited to be the breadbasket for India. The land of Punjab is a land of exciting culture, myriad images of swaying emerald green fields and hearty people whose robust rustic ways of camaraderie and bonhomie are very much a part of their heritage.

The most important tourist center in the state is Amritsar with its Golden Temple. This temple is the holiest of all the pilgrimages of Sikhism. The Jallianwala Bagh is a small park in the city where many pilgrims were massacred by the British police in the year 1919.






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