North India revered as the crown of India will astound you with its extravaganza of natural beauty spiced with cultural, spiritual and pristine delights. This part of India offers a bouquet of interesting places – All in one yet so different from each other. Northern India stands as the central destination of India being the second home to many globetrotters. Its architectural brilliance attracts a major influx of tourists as it is home to the 7th wonder of the world - The Taj Mahal in Agra. It is also home to the Hawa Mahal, City Palace that encapsulates the royalty of ancient Rajasthan Kings.
It is also known for its splendid natural heritage where you can discover natural wonders and head for amazing treks. The quaint offer breathtaking views of the snowy mountains and the world’s highest motorable pass, highest salt water lake in Ladakh is something you should definitely visit. North India is dotted with extraordinary destinations and it’s time for you to experience its mesmerizing beauty of North India at its best. Get ready to witness how history blends beautifully with culture and religion in its every corner.
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The most popular tourist circuit of North India is the ‘Golden Triangle’, which covers the three iconic cities – Indian Capital New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. These cities are the epicenters of India’s rich culture, heritage and architecture. All three cities boast of several UNESCO World Heritage sites, Taj Mahal of Agra being the foremost. Delhi with its unique mix of old and new has a cosmopolitan culture along with historical monuments like Qutub Minar and Red Fort whereas the walled city of Jaipur in itself is a World Heritage Site owing to its architectural legacy and vibrant culture.
India is best known for its religious and spiritual fiber, as world’s major religions like Hinduism, Budhism, Jainism and Sikhism were born here. You can soak yourself in this quintessential spiritual bliss in the ancient city of Varanasi – famous for its marvelous ghats on holy Ganga and its great temples; Sarnath – a Budhist piligrim sport where Lord Budha preached for the first time after gaining enlightenment; the mystical twin cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh on the banks of free flowing Ganga river; the world famous Golden Temple of Sikhs in Amritsar; the list is endless. You will surely return as a person with a changed perspective.
Northern India is a treat to the nature lovers too. A , known as the paradise on earth, a trek to the mesmerizing valley of flowers in Uttarakhand or Leh with its serene beauty studded with lakes and snow capped mountains will transport you to a wonderland where you would wish to go again and again.
India has great opportunities for adventure seekers too. River Rafting and Bungee jumping in Rishikesh, Kullu and Manali, winter sports like skiing, cable car riding, snow camping and trekking in the snow covered mounts and valleys of Kashmir and plenty more activities under expert guidance will enthrall and invigorate you.
If a wildlife safari is your travel dream, then Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan will provide you with a hands-on experience of the jungle. It is throbbing with wild life and you could get a chance to sight a tiger here. The rich flora and fauna at Ranthambore along with the thrill of being on the same space as the royal cats will no doubt be a delightful experience.
Food is an integral part of any culture and a would be incomplete without indulging into its various mouth watering delicacies. And what better way to do so on a walking food tour in Delhi. Delhi wins hands down when you talk of culinary delights and a guided tour is the best way to sample Delhi’s culinary delights.
Diwali or Deepawali is one of the major festivals that is celebrated all over the country and that’s how the whole country gets illuminated with the shiny bright flames of candles and decorated Diyas (colourful oil lamps). As this day observes lighting up Diyas as a centuries-old tradition, this festival was named ‘Deepawali’ that means a string of Diyas. On Diwali, people worship Goddess Lakshmi considered to be the Goddess of wealth, success and prosperity. On this festival, people wear new clothes,decorate their homes with diyas and candles, meet people, exchange gifts, relish sweets and spend quality time with their loved ones. This festival is one of the most widely celebrated in the country for all the perfect reasons as it is all about togetherness, joy and cheer.
Diwali in Jaipur & Varanasi- 12th November, 2023
Pushkar Fair or in Hindi lingo ‘Pushkar Ka Mela’ is a multi-day festival celebrated in Pushkar every year. This festival also known as the world’s largest cattle fair dons the theme of a livestock, cattle and camel fair offering a unique countryside experience. This grand carnival offers a vibrant display of culture, tradition and religious significance of the princely state of Rajasthan at its best. It offers exclusice sights of beautifully-dressed camels for beauty contests and dancing performances. Also,watc hout for a number of music and dance artists, acrobats and snake charmers flaunting their talents, mostly powered by the Rajasthan Tourism. This festival gets kicking on a full moon night, which is considered to be an auspicious day.
Pushkar Camel Fair- 1th November to 19th November 2023
Holi is the ‘Festival of Colours’ celebrated differently in various regions of India. In North India, this two-day festival is one of the prominent festivals. This festival begins on the evening of Purnima (full moon night) the first day and a bonfire is lighted up to mark the victory of good over evil. On the second day, everyone greets Holi to everyone and plays with organic colours, colour-filled balloons with their loved ones and also enjoy mouth-watering delicacies. It is all about vibrant play of colours, sweet expression of love, the years old Holika Dahan Ritual, the ecstasy of Bhang, relish the traditional delicacies and enjoy a sober evening. It is yet another festival of India that encourages the message of victory of good over evil.
Holi Festival in India: Mar 8, 2023
Kumbh Mela is celebrated in Allahabad every year and is renowned for the biggest human gathering (amounting to millions) to take a holy bathe in River Ganga. It is celebrated in every third year in one of the following places: Haridwar, PrayagRaj, Nasik and Ujjain. In 2019, the Ardh Kumbh Mela was held at Haridwar and Prayagraj after six years. Prayagraj is famous for the confluence of River Saraswati, River Ganges and River Yamuna. It is the power of faith brings together a congregation of millions who wish to achieve salvation (freedom from the circle of life and death) and elevate to towards a heavenly realm. As per the Indian mythics, "An eternal life free of sins" is what you can get by attending the is Kumbh Mela.
Kumbh Mela in Haridwar: 6 January to 18 February, 2023
Nagaur Fair is the second biggest cattle fair of the country. This festival is celebrated on a large scale in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and runs for a duration of three days. It observes a huge gathering of camels, bullocks, horses, cows, bullocks etcetera along with their owners. The locals are usually dressed in their multihued traditional attires. This fair pops up every year as a spot where one can purchase or exchange cattle. To up the fascination levels, competitions like tug-of-war and camel races are also organized. Later in the evening, the festival dons the cultural theme as various folk artists will entertain you through music and dance performances. All these arrangements are a joint initiative by the Animal Husbandry Department and the Rajasthan Tourism Department and is set to be established by a Jodhpur King who ruled approx. 56 years back.
Nagaur Fair: January 27th to January 30, 2023
The Desert Festival is the time when the intriguing golden Thar deserts in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, cheer you with bright vistas giving you magnificent experiences. This delightful three-day festival celebrated amidst the popular sand dunes is a charm in itself. It shall take whisk you away into the spectacular world of snake charmers, beautifully-decorated camels, puppeeteers, acrobats, folk dancers and a lot more. It commences with an early morning procession by locals decorated in traditional attires who recite poignant folk songs on the way. Later, you will be treated with camel polo races, camel formation dancing, camel races, Turban tying and a lot more that can be best explored when experienced in real. Hence, it’s time to experience how these shiny golden sands get synchronized with the alluring charms of the festival.
Desert Festival in Jaisalmer: February 3 - February 5, 2023
Taj Mahotsav is a 10-day extravaganza that dates back to 1992. It manifests as a cultural fair aimed to promote the finest creations of Indian artisans. It observes renowned artisans from different corners of the country coming together to showcase their brilliant skills through art and craft, folk music and dance performances and culinary. It is a one-stop shop offering exquisite collection of handmade carpets, pottery, traditional dresses, antique jewellery, paintings, carpets and so on. For an adventurous twist, you can explore this fair on an elephant or camel’s back. This festival is a culture spectacle that will give you the best of many worlds and add more charm to your visit with the iconic Taj Mahal views.
Taj Mahotsav in Agra: 18th of February - 27th of February, 2023
Hemis Festival is a two-day unique cultural fiesta which is also signifies the victory of good over evil. It happens once in every twelve years wherein the Buddhist monks dressed in traditional dresses and wear colourful marks while performing folk dances. This mask dance called the ‘Chham’ dance is one of the highlights of this festivals that signifies the victory of good over evil. This gala event is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Padmasambhava. It is hosted in the courtyard of Hemis Monastery in Ladakh surrounded by captivating views of Ladakh valley. Hemis festival is one of the most prominent festivals of Ladakh that portray the best of Tibetan culture. It’s time you experience it and enjoy the bliss!
Hemis Festival in Leh Ladakh: 28th Jun and will end on 29th Jun 2023