Indian Tourist Destinations North of New Delhi
India is vast country with a large number of places for a tourist to visit. India is a country which boasts of unity in diversity. There are many many languages, religions, cultures etc. It is the co-existence of these that make the country one of the most attractive tourist destinations.
Natural scenic places, hill stations, forts, beaches, backwaters, historical buildings, UNESCO World Heritage sites, The great Himalayas; all are of great interest to any tourist.
There are many Religious places of worship for the Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains etc spread across the length and breadth of the country.
India’s capital Delhi has Qutub Minar, tallest minar in India and a UNESCO World heritage site. Lotus temple, Aksharatham temple, Redfort etc are some of the other places of interest in Delhi.
One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal in Agra, Utter Pradesh state is a UNESCO declared World heritage site which stands as a symbol of Love for centuries. Amristsar in the neighboring Punjab state is the center of Sikh religion. Golden temple is the Mecca of Sikhs.
Himachal Pradesh, neighboring state of Punjab on its northern side is the hub of tourists with many hill stations to its credit. Shimla, Manali etc are some among those in Himachal Pradesh.
Utteranchal or Utterkhand state, the south east neighbor of Himachal Pradesh is a heaven of religious tourism especially for Hindus and Sikhs. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Kashi, Gangothi, Rishikesh etc for Hindus and Hemkund Sahib for the Sikhs. Valley of flowers is a famous tourist spot in Himalayan ranges which is full of flowers which changes colors as time passes.
Himachal Pradesh’s neighboring state on northern side, Jammu & Kashmir is another major hill stations on Himalayan lap. Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg etc are some of the famous centers of winter sports and tourism. Amarnath is an important Hindu religious place of worship in Jammu & Kashmir state.
Having covered the states north of India’s capital Delhi, I will write about other places of tourist interest in India in my subsequent posts.