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.

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.

Panipat

Panipat

Panipat Panipat Haryana

Panipat is an ancient and historic city in Haryana, India. A site of many historic battles Panipat is now a city of handlooms, hence it is also famous in the country by the name "City of Weavers". The three battles fought at the city were turning points in Indian history. Panipat is one of the most beautiful cities in the state of Haryana, India. The city is well known for its historical features. It is emerged as a major tourist attraction in recent years.

Kullu

Kullu

Kullu Kullu Himachal Pradesh

Kulu is also called as Kullu. It is the capital city of the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on the edges of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley. Kulu is the historical place which is famous for the beauty of its majestic mountains, totally covered with pine and deodar forests and sprawling apple orchards. This is a broad and large open valley formed by the Beas River between Mandi and Larji.

Qila Mubarak

Qila Mubarak

Patiala Patiala Punjab

A fine example of the Sikh architecture, the Qila Mubarak filled in as the living arrangement for the Royal Palace of Patiala. The castle complex is spread over a region of 10 sections of land and is situated in the focal point of the city. The castle contains an exhibition hall and a craftsmanship display which includes the Patiala sketches that delineate different scenes from the Hindu mythology.