Top 10 Best Places To Visit In North India

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In a country, where every village has a fascinating story to tell from remnants of ancient empires, cosmopolitan cities, spiritual towns, scenic mountains, picturesque lakes, and lush valleys are all part of North India’s vast and diverse landscape where picking a few favorite spots on the Northern front isn’t really an easy task. Yet considering the busy lives that people lead, with something for everyone, I have put together a list of some of  Top 10 Best Places To Visit In North India which promises a fabulous holiday experience up-North.

Here are the Top 10 Best Places To Visit In North India.

1. Srinagar

Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.

Attractions: Mughal Garden, Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Char Chinar, etc.

2. Kullu Manali

It is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state which has known as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting, and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains.

Attractions: Hadimba Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa, and Vashisht Hot Water Springs, etc.

3. Leh 

Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.

Attractions: Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri Lake, Lamayuru Monastery, etc.

4. Shimla

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. It offers wonderful holiday experience full of adventure, romance and complete spiritual as well as inner relaxation. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Attractions: Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Annandale, Jakhoo Hill, Summer Hill, Scandal Point, etc.

5. Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is about 35 kilometres from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north of the national capital of New Delhi. Scenic waterfalls and lofty ranges form the backdrop for some of the most amazing things to do in Mussoorie, such as boating, skating, and horse riding.

Attractions: Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Jharipani Falls, Camelback Road, and Benog Sanctuary.

6. Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. It is also the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is an ideal retreat for nature lovers with a dense green cover consisting of Deodar and Pine trees provides a visual treat.

Attractions: Tsuglagkhang Complex, Dal Lake, Naddi Village, Kangra Fort,  Bhagsunath, etc.

7. Haridwar

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India’s Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.

Attractions: Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple Rajaji National Park, River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Yoga sessions, etc.

8. Delhi

Delhi is a uniquely historic and cosmopolitan city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Its historic monuments, landscaped gardens, amazing food, bustling markets, vibrant art and nightlife scene, diverse cultures and youthful liveliness all make this city wonderfully dynamic.

Attractions: India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Chandi Chowk, Lotus temple and Lodhi Gardens.

9. Amritsar

Amritsar is a fascinating place and definitely finds its place among the best places to visit in north India. The aura of Golden Temple, amazing delicacies, and cheerful people pull tourists throughout the year.

Attractions: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, and Wagah Border.

10. Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur, known as the Pink City due to the distinctive saffron or pink color of the buildings., is the capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. Jaipur has lots to offer to even the most average tourists. Forts, monuments, temples, Gardens, museums and vast market places of Jaipur bring tourists who come from all around the world to experience the food, fun, and frolic at this wonderful town.

Attractions: Birla Temple, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, etc.