Top 10 Places to visit in North India

North India has the perfect blend of nature and adventure. It is one of the best parts of India to be blessed with panoramic scenic beauty surrounded by the snow-covered Himalayan ranges, mystic waterfalls, rivers, lakes, forests, historical heritages, and temples.

It is very hard to pick any particular location form the series of amazing destinations in North India. So let’s start with the ten important tourist attractions in North India along with the lesser known places which are equally beautiful and less explored.

1. Delhi 

Delhi being India’s capital city a popular landmark of North India gathers millions of tourists all over the world. It is a treasure trove for all History lovers with its ancient Forts, tombs, palaces, temples, Masjid, museums, and Heritage sites. Delhi can also be called “The Land of Mughal” where you get to explore stunning Mughal architectural works revealing mysterious incidents during their reigning period. Some of the most important sites for every visitor are the Red Fort, Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Birla Mandir and India Gate followed by an array of other heritage sites.

2. Jaipur

Jaipur is a renowned destination of North India which is also the capital of Rajasthan. It is known to be one of the first planned cities of India. Popularly known as the “Pink City” Jaipur is a major tourist attraction alluring the visitors with its exemplary architectural Havelis, Forts, Museums, Palaces revealing the history of Rajputs. You Can book a cab in Jaipur to visit all these places. The city was founded by the Rajput king Maharaja Ram Singh who chose to paint the city with pink colour as Pink refers to hospitality. Jaipur is also well known for an exclusive collection of coloured gems and awesome Johari Bazaar where you get almost everything related to Rajasthani traditions and cultures.

3. Agra

Thinking about Agra the first thing to pop in mind is the marvelous Taj Mahal. The breathtaking monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz makes Agra a must visit tourist destination for the Delhites and millions of other people from different parts of the world.  The city has a perfect blend of History, architecture, and romance in the air which makes it stand out among the World’s Popular Heritage Sites. The other famous attractions here are Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb, Agra market, Mehtab Bagh and many more.

4. Shimla

It is a major tourist attraction of north India situated at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. Shimla is known to be the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is one of the most beautiful planned cities of north India attracting millions of tourists across the world over the years. The beauty of this city is highly captivating with snow clad mountains intercepted by dense forests of Pine, oak, Deodar, and crystal clear lakes. The most popular attractions of Shimla are Mall road, Lakkar Bazar, Kufri, Chail, Nashoba, Tattapani, Nalhedra, Narkanda and many more. It also has the most beautiful toy train routes from Kalka passes covering stunning locations along the way.

5. Kasol

It is an offbeat tourist attraction of North India which is slowly gaining popularity in recent days. It has amazing natural beauty with the fresh stream of Parvati river flowing all around in sea-green color paving its way to the majestic rock cliffs, blooming waterfalls accompanied by pine trees. The location is perfect for chilling and admiring the nature endlessly with snow-covered mountains in the background. Kasol is an ideal destination for trekking and rock climbing. Some of its beautiful tourist spots are Kheerganga Trek, Parvati River, Tosh, Malana, Pin Parvati pass, Star pass trek, and many more.

6. Kashmir 

It is a paradise on Earth. It lies in the northwestern part of India offering picturesque scenic beauty with snow-covered Himalayan ranges, shimmery lakes, colorful trees, decorated sailing houseboats and beautiful Shikharas. Kashmir sprawls across a total area of 2, 24, 739 Kashmir consists of an array of tourist attractions starting from sailing in the mesmerizing Dal Lake of Srinagar, strolling in the breathtaking Sonmarg valleys, skiing in the landscapes of Gulmarg, exploring the serene Pahalgam to an endless number of breathtaking locations. It is an awe-inspiring location to visit in North India with a colorful culture.

7. Dehradun

It is a very popular tourist destination in north India ideal for families and couples. Dehradun being the capital of Uttarakhand is also a well-known gateway to other major hill stations like Nainital and Mussoorie. The location has gained high importance in terms of the famous institutions like Doon School, Indian Military Academy, Forest Research Institute and a number of well-known schools. It offers vibrant scenic beauty surrounded by Himalayan ranges and an exquisite collection of temples and museums. The most popular tourist spots here are Barkot, Clement town, Robber’s cave, Tarkeshwar temple, Pindari Glacier, Malsi deer park, Paltan Bazar and the list goes on.

8. Spiti

It is the coldest area in Himachal situated at an altitude of 12,500 ft. above sea level. Spiti valleys are less explored tourist’s destinations of North India. The location has breathtaking picturesque scenic beauty with a perfect set of villages, snow clad mountains, valleys intercepted with greenery having views of the cold desert. Spiti valleys are covered with thick snow almost 6 months of the year and only accessible during the summertime by motorway. It is ideal for adventure stuff like trekking. The ropeway service connecting the two villages Kibbur and Chichum is the best part of Spiti giving panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

9. Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a beautiful destination of Uttarakhand situated at 35kms from Dehradun. It is popularly known as the “Queen of Hills” standing high at an altitude of 2005 m above sea level. It has got its name from the Mansoor shrubs which are available widely in this region. The beautiful hill station is surrounded by a variety of flora and fauna offering spectacular views of Shivalik ranges and Doon valley which attracts millions of tourists throughout the year.  The popular tourist attractions of Mussoorie are Gun Hill, Kempty falls, Camel’s back rock, Jharipani Falls, Lal Tibba etc.

10. Ranikhet

It is a lesser known tourist destination of North India. According to history, Rani Padmini was so enchanted with its beauty that King Sudhardev constructed a palace for her in this location and named it as “Ranikhet”. The beauty of the hill station is highly captivating filled with colorful flowers, meadows and lush green trees surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains. It is located at an altitude of 1.829 m above sea level and sprawls across an area of 21.76 Some of the popular tourist spots here are Chaubatia gardens, Haidakhan temple, Jhula Devi temple, Upat Kalika temple, Majhkhali and many more.

So get ready and plan your next vacation with these amazing locations in North India.