India is a beautiful country blessed with snow-capped mountains, beautiful beaches, and sun-kissed deserts, romantic waterfalls and troubled streams. This exotic beauty is enhanced by cultural and heritage attractions that include heritage hotels and historical monuments.
Every part of India is famous for its unique set of attractions. From the icy cold valleys of Kashmir to the sun kiss the sand dunes of Rajasthan; North India is almost everything. North Indians are famous for their hospitality and warm personality. Visit the vale of Kashmir to witness the spectacular apple blossoms in the spring and the dry Chinar leaves, which resemble wild fire, in the autumn. The chanting of Scripture in the ashrams of Uttaranchal, the world-famous ‘tehzeeb’ of Lucknow and the meditation of the Ganges cliffs, make this trip a moment of life.
North Indian culture is a concoction of different customs. These cultures are some of the oldest surviving cultures in the world. It includes the culture of sultans, Mughals, Nawabs, Rajputs, and the 5000 year old Buddhist culture as well. India is home to the civilians of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro; and four major religions of the world, i.e. Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. These holy lands blessed by devout religions have a calendar full of festivals. To enjoy the amazing cultural activities of North India, one has to travel to this region during the festivities, in February and March. Tbe Surajkund crafts mela at Haryana and Dusshera festival in Kullu are the main features of this region. Khajuraho dance festival showcases the major forms of Indian dance.
The monuments and fortifications of Delhi showcase the unique art and architecture of the Mughals and Sultans. Some of the magnificent displays among Delhi monuments and fortifications are Red Fort, Tomb’s Humayun, Qutab Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Gurdawara Bangla Sahib and Akshardham Temple. The Red Fort was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The colossus fort was built from 1639 to 1648 with red stone. The main entrance to the fort is via the Lahori Gate with some much smaller buildings inside. These include the Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall), Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), and Mumtaz Mahal. Another attraction is Humayun’s tomb, built by his widow; Hamida Begum Banu. The tall arches and double tomb construction with red sandstone are the best examples of Mughal architecture. Still another interesting trip to Qutab Minar. This tower is the tallest tower in the world. It is 72.5 meters high with 399 steps above. Apart from the marvel of Central Asian architecture is a beautiful monument called Jantar Mantar. It is known as the Delhi observatory and is made up of fourteen geometric instruments used to measure time and weather forecasts. Among the religious places that are important to Delhi are the Gurdawara Bangla Sahib and Akshardham Temple.
When it comes to choosing a North India tour package, the first thing for tourists to decide is the location of where they want to travel to North India. Do we want the rush of life in New Delhi town or the tranquility of hill stations in the Himalayas? The second choice to make is the purpose of travel. Is it a family trip or your honeymoon? The final thought for your trip to North India is climate and cost. The alternative lies between the heat of the Rajasthan desert and the cool air of Kashmir.