The diverse north India varies in vibrant hues
extending from breathtaking snow-clapped mountains in the Himalayas, the
ostentatious hill stations of Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir, the culturally
rich Punjab, Haryana, exotic wildlife and the Ganga basin of Uttar Pradesh.
This adds to the enriching cultural kaleidoscope of north India, a land of
endless discovery that has bound the country since ages.
Uttar Pradesh boasts of diverse terrains, exotic locales, vibrant culture
and unparalleled architectural splendor with Taj Mahal being the majestic
landmark. The state capital Lucknow is famous for legendary gardens,
palaces, mosques and bazaars. The population of the state comprises
basically of Hindus, 80 percent and Muslims more than 15 percent of the
population. Varanasi is one of the oldest and holiest pilgrimage centers in
the country. The state is reputed for its classical dance and music
influences and exquisite handicrafts including carpet weaving, silks and
brocades, hand printing, metal enameling, brassware etc.
New Delhi is the capital of India and a major travel hub of the northern
India. With a truly fascinating history, the city is ideally houses spacious
tree-lined avenues, imposing government buildings, striking architectural
monuments, colorful and glamorous markets etc. The interesting places to
vsit in Delhi are: Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar,
Purana Qila, Lotus Temple, Jantar Mantar, Humayun's Tomb, Rashtrapati
Bhawan, Birla Mandir etc.
Punjab remains a land of strong people, large farms, robust food,
prosperous farm life and an animal zest for life. The state is known for
Golden Temple, the most revered temple for the sikhs. Chandigarh, the
capital of Punjab, offers a service- oriented culture. The growing
industrialization in the state has led people move out of their farms to
businesses mainly of transport and motor accessories. The state boasts of a
truly enriching folk culture and traditions.
Rajasthan is a state of rich and vibrant culture, majestic warriors, desert
lifestyles and glorious forts and palaces. An important tourism-oriented
state, Rajasthan is famous for its desert safaris on camels, elephants,
horses and jeeps. Fairs and festivals act as an important mode of
socializing, meeting, trading, traveling and entertainment. The famous
cities of Rajasthan are: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Alwar etc.
The beautiful states of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh offer an
exquisite experience to wander through the beautiful mountain meadows,
cascading rivers and densely forested ridges. The romantic solitude of
Himalayas and exotic scenery in stunning hues and sizes are truly great
wonders. These states have magnificent culture that echoes, the traditions
speak and the diversity delights. The rich cultural splendor blends with the
brilliant strands of dances, music, food, costumes, languages, customs and
festivals, offering an alluring delight to the travelers.