North India

places in North India

North India is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India. The dominant geographical features of North India are the Indus-Gangetic Plain and the Himalayas, which demarcate the region from the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia.

The term North India has varying definitions—the Ministry of Home Affairs in its Northern Zonal Council Administrative division included the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan and Union Territories of Delhi, Chandigarh.[4] while the Ministry of Culture in its North Culture Zone includes the state of Uttarakhand but excludes Delhi whereas the Geological Survey of India includes Uttar Pradesh and Delhi but excludes Rajasthan and Chandigarh. Other states sometimes included are Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.

North India has been the historical centre of the Mughal, Delhi Sultanate and British Indian Empires. It has a diverse culture, and includes the Hindu pilgrimage centres of Char Dham, Haridwar, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Allahabad, Vaishno Devi and Pushkar, the Buddhist pilgrimage centres of Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar, the Sikh Golden Temple as well as world heritage sites such as the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Khajuraho temples, Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Bhimbetka Caves, Sanchi monuments, Qutb Minar, Red Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Udaipur Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort is located in the Rajasmand district of Rajasthan. The Aravali mountain ranges make this picturesque fortress far more unconquerable as the fort is surrounded by these beautiful mountain ranges.

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur Jodhpur Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort is situated just 400 feet above the city of Jodhpur on a cliff that is perpendicular to the city. This cliff was once known as Bhaurcheeria, meaning the mountain of birds.This is “the work of the giants” because of its gigantic size.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jaipur Jaipur Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar is located at Jaipur in the beautiful state of Rajasthan. It is famous for having numerous archaeological astronomical instruments. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh, who was a Rajput King. He also had a great interest in architecture, mathematics and astronomy.

Hawa Mahal – Jaipur

Hawa Mahal – Jaipur

Jaipur Jaipur Rajasthan

 This palace is also popularly known as the ‘Palace of Breeze’ and is very famous among the tourists who visit Jaipur for the first time. This gorgeous five-storied palace is located right in the heart of the city and was constructed by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Udaipur Rajasthan

Chittorgarh Fort is the largest and the grandest of all the forts that can be found in India. It is located at Chittor in the state of Rajasthan. Formerly, this fort was known as Chittor and served as the capital of Mewar for around 834 years, as per the historical records.