For some people traveling is a passion with no boundaries while others think of it as a way of getting away from their daily routine. No matter, what kind of traveler one may be, India is one of the few places around the world which can really fulfill the demands of almost every tourist. No one can escape the fact that once in their life; every tourist is fascinated by the unique characteristics of India. Although every part of India has amazing features to see, but north India is like first among equals in them. A north India tour is a great way of exploring the rich culture of northern India.
Geographically, north India is a unique place. It has the great Himalayan Mountains on one side and the Gobi desert on the other side. The plain at the foothills of Himalayas also provides a beautiful view of the landscapes. The entire north is amazing as one can enjoy the distinctive geological features of different places and reach these places in a short period of time. The states which comprise north India are Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Every state is unique in terms of culture, heritage and traditions.
Historically, north India is very rich. It has a long history of many great rulers and kings. These rulers left their legacy in the form of amazing palaces and forts. Many of these kings were great art lovers and spent an ample amount of their time and treasures in making some masterpieces of art, which later became well-known throughout the world. One of them is the Taj Mahal in Agra; a remarkable monument made up of white marble, which is considered the symbol of love. It is enlisted in as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Besides Taj, Agra also has Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. In Delhi, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate and Akshardham Temple are a must watch. Some other historical monuments are the Hawa Mahal at Jaipur and Golden Temple at Amritsar.
There are many hill stations in the northern India, and Shimla is one of the most visited hill stations across the country. It is also called the queen of the hill stations. The other famous hill stations are Nainital, Manali, Dalhousie, Kasauli, Mount Abu and many more.
North India is a bag full of surprises. It has many holy and spiritual places. The divine air of Rishikesh and Haridwar attract many tourists. Other places of religious importance are Char Dhams, Vaishno Devi, Varanasi, Pushkar and many more. National parks like Jim Corbet National park, Ranthambore National Park and Bharatpur bird Sanctuary has helped in preserving the rich vegetation and wildlife of the north. Another tourist attraction is the special luxury trains launched only for promoting tourism. Trains like The Palace on Wheels, The Fairy Queen and The Heritage on Wheels give the tourists the glimpse of the royal lifestyle of the old kings. The long and short of it is that north India is an amazing place to visit.
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