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Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

By Amar Rana

North India is enthralling destinations here are many exotic destinations to explore. Great Himalaya is main destinations for every travel who want visit North India, Rajasthan is another hot destination, and Delhi is a historical city. Here is detailed information about North India great places.

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Historical Delhi

Scoff aside all that you hear about the ‘Switzerland of India’ and book your tickets for Kashmir. While the rest of India is reporting rising levels of mercury, snow greets you in Gulmarg, even at this time of the year. Kashmir is every poet’s object of love, every traveller’s dream. Visit the sprawling apple orchards, picturesque Cheshmashahi Gardens or the tranquil Dal Lake. Stay like a prince in the house boats, take a ride across the valleys in ropeways suspended in almost thin air!

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Vaishno Devi Temple

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Vaishno Devi Temple

If you have time, you may visit the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu. The journey may be difficult, but the view on the way is breathtaking. You may take a ride on the helicopter service if you wish.

The Himalayan Range borders the northern edge of India like a fortress. The significance of this mountainous range is reflected in our mythology, climatology and much more. Many a popular tourist destination, trekker’s paradise, family getaways, architectural hubs are scattered all across.

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Zanskar Valley Leh

Visit Leh and Ladakh for an experience of a lifetime. You would literally be on top of the world, because Leh is the highest habitation in India. The road gets choked due to snow, so you must make the most of it while the access to this paradise is still available. You may love to ride to Leh or Ladakh on your bike, but your bike is a powerful one.

A popular hill station that comes to one’s mind when Himachal Pradesh is mentioned is Shimla. As one tells you how beautiful the city had been once upon a time, you may have heard that too much tourist influx has resulted in rapid development and the views are lost. Well, don’t go by these rumours. Being the state capital, Shimla is indeed an activity centre, but it is a wonderful place to visit as well. During the British Rule, the capital was shifted here during the summers. Today the Hon’ble President of India visits Shimla once every year for a break from her responsibilities.

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Khajjiar, Himachal

There are number of tourist destinations around Shimla, the latest addition to which is the 108 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman at Jakhoo temple. Inaugurated in 2010, the statue faces the town below and can be seen from anywhere around.

Amritsar is famous for the beautiful Golden Temple, the holy gurudwara of the Sikhs. The shrine sprawls over a large area, and has a huge water tank in the middle of it. In the center stands the grand golden structure. The serenity of the view sooths your psyche, and the religious part of your soul receives a strong impetus. You may take a dip in the holy waters, but be careful of the large goldfish that swim around freely. The complex is impeccably clean, and common man is encouraged to participate in the daily functions of the Gurudwara.

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Wagah Border Amritsar

At a stone’s throw away distance is Jalianwala Bagh, a historical site where a massacre hand taken place during the pre-independence days.

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Char Dham of Uttarakhand

Move eastward along the Himalayas and you would come across Uttarakhand, a state that was carved out of Uttar Pradesh only a few years back. Many hill stations are speckled across the city, the most famous of them being Mussoorie and Dehradun. The ropeways across the valley are exciting attractions for the children. Mussoorie is a hill station very similar to Shimla, but it has an air of tranquility around it. Visit the mighty Kempty Falls down the hill, which is one of the largest waterfalls in this region. Another destination that is gradually gaining tourist footfalls is Lansdowne. A serene town, it’s ideal to recharge your batteries here. Uttarakhand also known for its famous spiritual destination such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Panch Kedar, Panch Badri, Jageshwar, Kainchi Dham, Panch Prayag & Chardham Yatra (four abodes of God).

Famous Holiday Destinations in North India

Historical Rajasthan

If you can endure scorching heat during the daytime and cold nights, delve into Rajasthan. This state is famous for its architects, historical sites, forts, palaces, and beautiful cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer,  Ajmer, Barmer etc. Hill stations such as Mount Abu, temples like Dilwara Temple have continued luring travelers from across the globe along with its rich tradition and culture.

There’s much more to see in North India. The frontrunner is Taj Mahal in Agra, which features as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Mythology laden towns of Mathura, Vrindavan, Varanasi and Allahabad are prime attractions of Uttar Pradesh. Last but not the least, this coverage on North India would be incomplete without a special mention of the national capital, Delhi. Historical monuments are scattered all over this megalopolis, which stands in quiet testimony of the grandeur of the Mughal Rule.


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