India, whenever you imagine this intense holiday destination it is likely that visions of magnificent palaces, intricately carved temples with life-size sculptures, colorful bazaars along with a backdrop of rich culture and history will pop in your mind!
That is roughly what India remains to be, yet much more and even a whirlwind tour of North India will provide you a glimpse into this very tale! Here are the top things to do when you are in North India tour:
The Indian capital city with the largest international airport in the country, if you’re coming from some other country this city is unavoidable! Your flight will land in the vast Delhi airport renovated into perfection!
The city on the other hand is an amusing mix of the ancient and upcoming! Heritage skeletons of buildings, monuments and stories remain strewn all over the city, which is surprisingly, peppered with some of the most modern entertainment and corporate hubs as well that gives a signaling of India’s forthcoming future.
The city is made of two sides of the same coin – one side being the old part of the city with stories in its ancient, crumbling ribcages forming Old Delhi and the very orderly, well-planned and mapped by blue, yellow and other subway (metro) lines New Delhi. The two parts exist side by side, but also seems to be two shores made distant by a massive sea of time. Large landscape gardens and a plethora of cultural shows make Delhi a must-see in north Indian itinerary.
The Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh:
Probably the most iconic structure to India and a place that no sane traveler to India will want to miss, the Taj Mahal is India’s most famous monument. Celebrating love at its most pristine, the Taj is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal the beloved wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
The beauty of Taj is indescribable if not visited in person! It is made completely out of white marble stones and took 22 long years to be built by the hands of 20,000 workers. the most interesting bit about this monument is the fact that it changes its colours based on the time of the day and the position of the sun. The Taj Mahal forms an important point of the Golden Triangle tour route in India that also includes Delhi and Jaipur.
The home to the pristine Golden Temple, Amritsar is the heart of Punjab. It was founded by Guru Ram Das the fourth Guru of Sikhs in 1577. The structure is also the spiritual hub for Sikhs and has gained its name from the phrase the holy pool of nectar, which is the water body that surrounds the lake.
Apart from the temple, the city is also well-known for its lip-smacking offerings in street food.
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh:
Yet another top spiritual destination in north India, Varanasi is a revered Hindu city also known as the city of Lord Shiva. The popular belief about this place is anyone who dies in this land will be relieved from the cycle of reincarnation.
The fascination fact about this place is that all the last rites are done openly along the numerous riverside ghats. It is highly recommended to book a hotel that overlooks the ghats and the rivers to make your trip memorable.
Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and other cities of Rajasthan:
No north India tour will ever be complete without a trip to Rajasthan. The heritage and culture hub of the nation with majestic palaces, heritage hotels, exotic menus and folk tales and cultures, all reside here in this state.
These are only a few of the top visited places in north Indian tours, it is in no way an exhaustive list and can go on to covering hill-stations, lovely towns, spiritual cities and many more. So, pack up your bags and get touring!