North India has abundant places to offer to an enthusiastic tourist. From majestic monuments, snow-capped peaks, religious temples to breezy hill stations, beautiful waterfalls, lakes, and parks; the entire Northern belt is filled with exotic destinations to cover. It’s totally a paradise for every tourist. North India is not just about different places to visit, but also different culture and festivals to experience. Also, you shouldn’t forget about the lip-smacking food you’ll eat in this belt. The capital of India lets you walk through its chaotic bazaars, Varanasi lets you calm your spirit, Rajasthan lets you travel back in time and experience its glorious history, and Himachal Pradesh lets the adventurer in you fly high
Let’s check out these amazing places in North India that you must definitely visit on your trip to India-
Varanasi- One of the oldest cities in India, Banaras or Varanasi is certainly the most crowded one as well. Known by the name of ‘Mukti Sthala’, it is said that people who are cremated here, attains salvation directly. Just one bath in the holy River Ganga is enough to purify souls of the doomed. There are many rituals that take place on the Ghats of Banaras. The evening prayer is the center of attraction, along with yoga, classical dance, and music.
Manali- Popular for its romantic honeymoon getaways, Manali is one of the best destinations to visit in North India. It brings out the nature lover in everyone. The mesmerizing beauty of Manali is the reason why this place is visited by thousands of tourists every month. Also good for adventure sports, Malai offers activities like river rafting, river crossing, paragliding, hiking, and trekking. Some major lush valleys
near Manali are the Solang valley and the Rohtang Pass.
Delhi- The imperial capital of India is home to majestic monuments like the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, temples like the Lotus Temple, Birla Temple, and mosques & shrines. The city fascinates its visitors with its hectic markets, clubs, bars, resorts, museums, gardens, etc. Delhi is the center of India’s rich heritage and history as many great dynasties have ruled the city and made it prosper. The food is the center of the appeal here; you’ll never be hungry in Delhi.
Jaipur– Popularly known as The Pink City, Rajasthan’s capital is famous for its vibrant festivals, dance and folk music, majestic and historical monuments, grand palaces where kings and queens used to live, scrumptious traditional Rajasthani cuisine, shopping hubs, and so much more. Its splendid architecture has been reformed time and again and it lets us embrace the city’s rich culture and heritage with open arms. Some of the most spectacular monuments and palaces worth visiting in Jaipur Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Rambagh Palace, Samode Palace, Raj Palace, City Palace, and so many more.
Shimla- Earlier in the British Raj, Shimla used to be the summer capital of India. It’s an alluring tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. Its natural beauty and colonial architecture are some of the main reasons why Shimla will forever be the most visited hill station in Himachal. The best thing you can do is to walk with your partner or friends through the lush valleys with tall Deodar and pine trees and letting fresh breeze calm your soul. Shimla’s Mall Road is worth visiting a while.
Mathura/Vrindavan- The birthplace of Lord Krishna and the place where he grew up, Mathura Vrindavan is of great significance for every devotee of Lord Krishna. Not just Indians, but devotees from all over the world visit Mathura and Vrindavan to offer their prayers to Lord Krishna and seek his blessings. The essence of spiritual and enchantment can be seen in every human residing there. They greet each other by saying “Radhe-Radhe”. There are many festivals, folk shows, music, and dance happening in Mathura and Vrindavan that you may not want to miss.
Rishikesh– Located near Haridwar, Rishikesh is yet another place in north India that you’d love to visit. It is where yoga and meditation were originated. You have to pass through Rishikesh to reach the Himalayas. It’s also a paradise for every adventure freak. You can enjoy activities like river rafting, rock climbing, hiking, and trekking in Rishikesh. In addition to adventure sports, there are several ashrams where you can enroll yourself in meditation and yoga classes. The city is widely known as the “World Capital of Yoga”.