If planning vacations, what can be a better place than North India? It is indeed the most picturesque part of country. Situated in the foothills of Himalaya, the diversity in these places attracts travellers and holiday makers from all over the world. This part of India has amazing charm which forces people to visit here again and again. In state there are so many places where you can visit and enjoy yourself.
Though there are numerous places to see in North India, few of them are as follows:
Jammu and Kashmir is the most beautiful places in the world. It is a great holiday destination for tourists. It is surrounded by majestic Himalaya and Pir Panjal range. The state is actually distributed in three districts namely Kashmir, Jammu and Ladhakh. Kashmir is famous for its snow-capped mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. Every year people visit to see places like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Patnitop. Kashmir is a land of beautiful garden like Shalimar and Nishat bagh. Dal lake is an all-time favourite travel destination. Another very interesting place to visit is Dachigam national Park, which is home to Hangul (a Red deer species, also called the Kashmir Stag).Kashmir is famous for its temples and shrines. If Vaishno Devi temple is most visited shrine in Jammu region then Ladakh is home of world famous Buddhist Hemis Gompa.
Punjab is famous for its rich culture and cuisine. It is world famous for Sikh shrine Golden temple which is in Amritsar. It is considered as one of the most holy places in world. Wagah Border is another tourist destination. Chandigarh is famous for its Rock Gardens. If travelling to Patiala, you cannot ignore jutis and phulkari dupattas.
Himachal Pradesh: Himachal pradesh is home to the great Himalayas. This place is extraordinarily beautiful with numerous snow covered mountains and thick forests. The famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh are hill stations of Kallu Manali, Chamba, Shimla, Kufri and Dalhouise. Mandi is famous for its 81 temples. People visit this place to see these temples and their enormous range of fine carving. Another interesting place to visit is Rohtang Pass. It is an important link if you are travelling to Lahaul valley. Lahaul Spiti is a beautiful valley with some breath taking views. The Buddhist monasteries in Dharamshala are world famous. Buddhists all over the world, come to see this place. If you are a wild life lover, there is a lot you can visit. The great Himalayan National Park is one of most prominent national parks in Himachal. Manikaran is another famous holy spot for Hindus and Sikhs. The place is famous for hot sulphur springs. Narkanda which is at a height of 2708 meters offers a great view of snow ranges, people visit this place as this place offers seek seclusion in mountains. People interesting in skiing and winter sports also visit this place to enjoy themselves.
Another beautiful state in north India is Uttrakhand. Adventure and religious tourism plays vital role in Uttrakhand's economy. It is called the land of gods due to abundance of temples and shrines throughout the state. People take chardham yatra in the hopes of salvation and purification from sin. Haridwar is an important Hindu destination which hosts Kumba mela every 12 years in which millions of pilgrims take a holy dip in Ganga. Rishikesh which is situated near Haridwar is India's yoga centre. Another place where is holy place for Sikhs is Hemkund sahib.
The state has some of prominent world famous national parks in India. Jim Corbett National Park, which is the oldest national park in India and Valley of flowers, attracts lots of tourist every year. Hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora, Kausani, and Bhimtal are the most frequently visited destinations in Uttrakhand.
So in case you are planning a holiday, take a good full week off from your work and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of hills in north India.
The Best Tourist Places in Northern India