Visit India and see this awesome region’s best-known sights. Journey along the River Ganges observing local life unfurl, through Rajasthan’s scenic deserts as well as into cities filled with culture, incredible food and character. Amongst the things to do in North India, include staying in castles, camping on river banks, soaking up the local culture, witnessing unmatched heritage architecture and meeting an array of locals. Check out these places that one can visit in North India.
One of top historical places in North India is the
It would be a major loss to visit India and lose out on seeing Taj Mahal. After all, it is India’s most well-known monument, and definitely the most identifiable. One of the most fascinating aspects about it, is the manner in which its color appears to slowly alter as the day’s light changes. Taj Mahal has a rich history dating back to about 1630 AD and is located on the banks of River Yamuna River. It is in reality a tomb that contains the body of Mumtaz Mahal, (Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife).
It is made out of marble, and took 20,000 workers and 22 years to complete. Words cannot do this magnificent edifice justice; its incredible detail just has to be observed to be appreciated.
It is said to be the country’s most romantic city, and it actually is true! Who could resist the appeal of its beautiful gardens, enchanting old mansions, intricate temples, and impressive palaces overlooking extensive shimmering lakes?
The City Palace that stretches along Lake Pichola’s eastern shore leaves visitors speechless. The way it has been built is superb, with Mughal style decorations and Rajput military architecture both combined together. In addition, to date, the Mewar royal family still resides there!
Is a Hindu sacred city located in Northern India, with an extremely old history. Referred to as the Lord Shiva’s city, the god of destruction and creation, it is believed that anybody who dies here will be freed from the sequence of reincarnation. It is believed that a bathe in the Ganges River cleanses away every sin. The captivating thing about this spiritual city is that its rites are revealed openly along the numerous riverside ghats. Residing in a hotel overlooking River Ganges is highly memorable and recommended.
The Golden Temple
Found in the North of India, Golden Temple is a great place to visit. Guru Ram Das (fourth guru of Sikhs) established it in 1577. The beautiful Golden Temple draws pilgrims from all over the world. It looks especially captivating at night when it’s lit up, with its striking pure gold dome illuminated.