Top Tourist places to explore in North India

Remains of erstwhile kingdoms, spiritual towns, picturesque mountains, and lush valleys, these are the images that get stuck in your mind when you think of exploring Tourist places North India.

In this article, Weekly Express will give you a list of some top tourist places in North India that capture the spirit and essence of the region.

1. New Delhi, NCR

Top Tourist places in New Delhi

New Delhi, the national capital of India, is considered as a paradise for the tourists. Since the city has seen the rise and fall of many dynasties, there are several monuments and heritage places to explore in Delhi. The city also boasts of many museums, gardens, places of worship, adventure sports, and theme parks. Moreover, vibrant shopping destinations, local markets, and street food in Delhi are icing on the cake for travelers.

Key Attractions in Delhi: India Gate, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Lodhi Gardens, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, National Rail Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Connaught Place, and Chandni Chowk

Ideal Time to Visit Delhi: October to March

And, Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport

Also, Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Anand Vihar, and Hazrat Nizamuddin

2. Shimla

Top Tourist places in Simla

Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, is full of scenery and widely deemed as the best honeymoon destination in North India.  It is located at the foothills of the Himalayas and gives a mesmerizing travel experience with its snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, forests, placid lakes, and pleasing weather. Besides the natural attractions, the city also has a number of man-made wonders including museums, religious places, historical structures, and the vibrant Mall Road.

Ideal Time to Visit Shimla: March to June. However, if you want to experience snowfall and enjoy snow-related adventure activities then November to February is a perfect time.

Key Attractions in Shimla: Mall Road, Christ Church, Himachal State Museum, Green Valley, Tara Devi Temple, Chadwick Falls, Jakhoo Hill, and Temple, Kalka-Shimla Railway, among other things.

And, Nearest Airport: Chandigarh International Airport

Also, Nearest Railway Station: Kalka Railway Station

3. Agra

Top Tourist places in Agra

Agra, home to the legendary Taj Mahal, ranks among the top places to travel around in North India. In this historical city, you can see grand monuments, extraordinary architecture, and enthralling sights. Add to that several enticing gardens, lively local markets, emporiums, and delicious street food, Agra is certainly the one city that can leave a lasting impression on you.

Ideal Time to Visit Agra: October to March

Key Attractions in Agra: Taj Mahal, Taj Museum, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Mughal Gardens, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, Chini-ka-Rauza, Jama Masjid, and I’timād-ud-Daulah or Baby Taj

And, Nearest Airport: Agra Airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport

Also, Nearest Railway Station: Agra Fort Railway Station, Agra City Railway Station, Agra Cantonment and Idgah

4. Haridwar and Rishikesh

Top Tourist places in Haridwar and Rishikesh

When you talk about religious places in North India, Haridwar and Rishikesh got to find a mention. As both cities have a spiritual feeling that attracts soul seekers and pilgrims from across the globe. The twin towns have a vegetarian food culture and are famous for mouth-watering street food.

Ideal Time to Visit Haridwar and Rishikesh: March to June and October to November

Additionally, Key Attractions in Haridwar: Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Shanti Kunj Ashram, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajaji National Park, Swami Vivekanand Park, Har ki Pauri Ghat, Piran Kaliyar, and Ganga Aarti.

Key Attractions in Rishikesh: Kaudiyala Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Jadh Ganga Trek, Triveni Ghat, Parmanth Ghat, Kuari Pass, Jadh Ganga Trek, Neelkanth Mahadev, Byasi, and Trimbakeshwar Temple.

And, Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun)

Also, Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar and Rishikesh

5. Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj

Top Tourist places in Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj

Dharmshala and McLeodganj are two of the best hill stations in North India. They are just 10 km apart. Apart from their natural beauty, these hill stations are also famous for picturesque monasteries, Tibetan markets, churches, and old bungalows. Dharamshala and McLeodganj appealed to the tourists of all ages from across the globe.

Ideal Time to Visit Dharamsala and McLeodganj: February to June.

Key Attractions in Dharmshala and McLeodganj: Namgyal Monastery, Tibetan Museum, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Bhagsu Falls, Triund, Dal Lake, and St. John in the Wilderness Church

And, Nearest Airport: Gaggal Airport (Dharamsala)

Also, Nearest Railway Station: Dharamshala and Pathankot

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