India is a mystical land and one of the most visited tourist places in the whole wide world. Being a diverse country that it is, you can not visit India in one go. So here is a small trip to the Northern Part of this buffet of Magical Place. And here is a list of handpicked best touristic places in Northern India which are sure to leave you all spellbound.
The capital city of the country is the best tourist place in North India. Delhi is filled with history, wonder, and everything that a person expects to explore. It has its historical significance and you would find its name engraved in every single book that you can ever find about India. Starting from the Humayun’s Tomb, leading to Qutub Minar and then the Red Fort. If you choose your timings you can just watch the National parade in Delhi at the Red Fort and bathe in its magnificence while you follow it through Rajpath.
Akshardham Temple and ISKCON Temple along with Bangla Sahib and Nizamuddin Dargah are the places in Delhi where you can go and meditate, get all your chakras aligned, and be in touch with your soul. And for some food can be the way to feed your soul and if you are one of them you are in the food capital. The places Dilli Haat and Chandni Chowk are known for its street food. Apart from that the more sophisticated food options include Connaught Place and Hauz Khas Village which are a world in themselves.
Not everything that Delhi has cannot be included in words but needs to be explored. Some places are so famous that the board signs would take you there, others are simply hidden which you need to explore and find out.
Agra is known for its love monument. One of the seven wonders in the world and it also owes its significance to its history. Tourists come from all over the world to have a glance at this wonder which was made by the king for his beloved out of love; The Taj Mahal. But that is not the only thing that Agra has.
If you visit Agra, there are other significant places which you need to visit. Fatehpur Sikri is another world heritage site in Agra along with the Agra Fort that should reserve its place on top of your bucket list. Then there is Mehtab Bagh, Akbar’s Tomb and Taj Museum where you can have a sneak peek at the history of the country.
Other things that stand out in this place along with exclusivity that it brings are the Agra Market, famous for its food and traditional local shops which you will find in Taj Mahotsav. It is a colorful event that can brighten up your dull life for sure.
Varanasi is situated on the banks of Holy River Gange and is very famous for its religious tic value. Having a bath in the river and attending the evening aarti near the river is a holistic experience in itself. And many celebrities like Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth and Julia Roberts swears by its beauty and have experienced peace while participating in the ceremony in Varanasi. There are different Ghats and different temples that you can visit while in Varanasi including the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, the beautiful Tulsi Mansa Temple, and Dashwashamedh Ghat wit Kedar Ghat.
Varanasi Fun City and Aqua World are fun destinations where you can have as much fun as you want to. Windham Waterfalls, Rajdari Waterfalls along with Devdari Waterfalls, and Mukkha Falls are some natural wonder in this land to visit at they are a natural wonder for the sight to behold.
Don’t forget to treat yourself with the Varanasi Street food, drinks like sweet lassi and salty lassi, the fire pan, and the amazing thaali with all kinds of food items in it. You need to have a good appetite to have that.
If Varanasi is a religious place to visit, so is Amritsar. Golden Temple in Amristar is the place where a thousand of people regularly visit. It is also been recognized as one of the world heritage sites and is very beautiful. Like any other place in the list, Amritsar owes its beauty to history as well. Most of it belongs to the freedom struggle of India. The Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum along with Wagha Border are some of the places which itself tells the story of India’s making as an independent country and are a must-visit.
There is numerous Gurudwara that are not just a vision or a religious place to visit to get one with your mind and soul but are also defining pieces of architecture and design. Some of them are Gurudwara Mata Kaulan, Bibeksar Sahib, Akal Takht, and Durgiana Temple. It is going to be one fun ride at the goofy Sun City that is filled with a lot of adventure rides.
Amritsar is also filled with a lot of local street foods, and traditional shopping destinations. But there is this one place where you are going to find everything that you can explore regarding food and clothing in Amritsar and the name of the place is Hall Bazaar.
For the ones who are in absolute love with Mountains and snow, Shimla is the destination for you. It is also known as the honeymooner’s paradise. And has a bouquet of places to explore. This place is exceptionally beautiful when the Snow Queen shows her magic here. But it is not just the snowfall that you can visit in Shimla. There are a lot of historical places as well as adventure sports in this place. Kufri is the place that you will love after the snow falls along with Chail and Mashobra.
If you are visiting Shimla in Summers or miss the snow by any chance then Naldehra and Green Valley can be your ultimate paradise where the greenery and sunrays can soothe your eyes to its best. Ice skating and Skiing are the adventure sports here that you can look out for.
For more natural exploration visit, the bird sanctuary, the fagu, along with Chadwick Falls. Shimla is a hub for cafes where you can have local food and drinks. Apart from treat to your taste buds. These places are absolute picturesque to visit and make your social media feed more interesting to watch.
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
The crown of the country and its own heaven Jammu and Kashmir is a different world in itself. And its beauty and exclusivity make it a must-visit place in North India. From the very first step that you are going to take on this land, you will start swooning over its beauty. Srinagar is the epitome of natural beauty in this province. The religious place includes Amarnath and Vaishnodevi where a lot of people visit every year due to religious beliefs.
Gulmarg is where you can have the adventure to its maximum by ice skating and skiing. Patnitop being in the lap of mountains could be your solace. Apart from that Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Nubra Valley, and Anantnag are some exceptional places to visit.
Baltal, Bhaderwah, Aru Valley, and Suru Basin are other pretty places that you can visit deep delve in the picturesque beach that Jammu and Kashmir are.