Top five places you should visit in North India
From magnificent hills to beautiful deserts and serene valleys, North India has it all. Moreover, whether you are traveling with your family or buddies or even going solo, there is something in North India for every sort of traveler. And then the delectable North Indian food is simply the cherry on top. Here are top five places in North India you should visit.
If you haven't yet witnessed the world-famed beauty of this place they lovingly call 'Heaven on earth', you have missed out on a lot. When in the Valley, take a Shikara ride, or live on a houseboat. Besides, Sonmarg, Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg are all treat to the eyes and must be visited. What's more? Try the delightful Kashmiri cuisine.
When in North India, you just can't miss out on Punjab's holy land of Amritsar, a great blend of history, tradition, culture, and food. There are plenty of places to visit in the city, including the famous Golden Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Wagah Border, and the Jallianwalla Bagh. Furthermore, the North Indian cuisine there is to die for.
If you're thinking to do away with the regular hills and beaches stuff, Rajasthan is the perfect place to visit. Take an unforgettable escape to the 'Land of Kings' through the golden triangle of Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer. When in Rajasthan, visit the forts, take boat-rides in the beautiful lakes, go for the adventure sports in the deserts, and try the amazing Marwari cuisine.
Shimla in Himachal Pradesh has been an all-time favorite among Indians from all corners of the country. The snowy mountains, clubbed with the beautiful British architecture, and the pleasant weather make Shimla a dream-come-true for all kinds of travelers. Visit the trademark Christ Church, take a trek to the famous Jakhoo Temple, go shopping along the Mall Road, and experience the spellbinding toy-train journey.
The high-altitude passes, wonderful lakes, and the spectacular landscapes of the cold desert land of Ladakh will stay with you for a lifetime. Do not miss out on the Pangong Lake, 600-year-old Ensa Monastery, and Khardung La pass. A road trip from Manali is highly recommended, and May-August is the best time to go. Super-delicious momos and thupkas come as a bonus.
Other honorable mentions
Apart from the aforementioned places, some other places that you can visit in the northern part of the country include Jaipur, Rishikesh, Kasauli, Agra, Jim Corbett National Park, Khajjiar, Valley of Flowers, Mcleodganj, Manali, and the Spiti Valley.