North India is a region of great diversities of climate, food, language, people and geographical differences from snow-capped ‘The Great Himalayas’ to the Thar desert. It has a large part of the mountainous regions and the most famous hill stations of India like Kashmir, Srinagar, McLeod Ganj, Kullu / Manali, Shimla, Gulmarg, Patnitop, the Queen of Hills Mussoorie, Dalhousie and how can we miss the Land of High Passes, Ladakh can be found here.
Beside the hill stations, you can also find many pilgrimage destinations like, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Amarnath, Varanasi, Mathura, Shri Hemkunt Sahib, Vaishno Devi, Manimahesh Ayodhya, Pushkar temple and the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism and a major tourist attraction of Indian State Punjab. In addition, the Buddhist pilgrimage centers like Sarnath and Kushinagar are in North Indian State Uttar Pradesh.
Many other tourist attractions like the six Hill Forts of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar Jaipur, Red Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve are among the world heritage sites.
Incredible northern India does not end here, it is also a great tourist attraction for Safari lovers either it is Jungle or Desert Safari. Jim Corbett and Ranthambore being one of the oldest and largest houses of the Royal Bengal Tigers and other wild animals that offers close proximity to the wild animals and one can see animals in their natural habitat. In addition, a ride on the backs of the camel in the Thar Desert of Indian state Rajasthan offers an unforgettable experience to the tourists.
How to reach
The national capital Delhi is often the central destination visited in order to gain access to other north Indian states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Best time to travel North India
North India consists of both plains and the Himalayan region. So, if you are planning to visit the plains like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Rajasthan make it around October-November or Feb-March. As these places face extreme hot in summers and extreme cold in winters with temperature ranging between 42deg C to 48deg C and 5deg C to 1deg C respectively. If planning for Himalayan region then make it out after the monsoon that is after July and mid of August. So you will see the mountains and the greener landscape.