North India is among the most enchanting regions of India where tourist attractions galore. Its classic tourists destinations have amazing attractions to offer to make your holidays memorable.
Some of the classic destinations of North India where you can get glimpses of rich cultural heritage of India are:
Delhi is a wonderful metropolis where the history of the bygone era is still alive in the form of monuments. It is a perfect combination of modern and traditional. In the bygone era it served as a seat of power for several dynasties. This city also has mythological significance as the ancient city Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata was once located here.
Delhi is divided into two sections: Old Delhi and New Delhi. The old delhi is famous for historic attractions such as Jama Masjid, the most famous mosque of the city; Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest markets; Red Fort, a historic structure built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The New Delhi section offers attractions like Raj Ghat, the memorial built in honor of Mahatma Gandhi; India Gate, a memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who died for their nation; Humayun Tomb, a World Heritage Site; Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world which is also a World Heritage Site.
Jaipur is the princely city of Rajasthan which is also known as Pink City. Established in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is famous for its palaces and forts. The stunning Amber Fort offers glimpses of the bygone era ofraja-maharajas; the City Palace is a collection of several stunning apartments with mesmerizing decorations; Hawa Mahal, a five-storied structure with more than 900 windows which was especially built for the queens to see the street processions and Jaigarh Fort which is famous for its Jaivana, the largest canon in the world. The heritage hotels are the best places to stay during your Jaipur tour.
Agra city has gained international fame because of its enchanting Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, this city is the most famous tourist destination of India. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternal love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Built in white marble, Taj Mahal has overwhelming architectural design. It was complete in 22 years. Also visit Agra Fort which is a World Heritage Site built in the late 16th century.
It is a small and peaceful village known for its temples with erotic sculptures. It is a World Heritage Site. These temples falling into different groups were built between 11th to 13 century. Initially there were 85 temples but over the centuries only 22 are left. The erotic sculptures are present only on the outside walls of the temples and not inside.
It is the holiest city of India and the oldest city in the world where pilgrims come from far and wide. It is located on the banks of the holy river Ganga and it is believed that taking a dip in the waters of this sacred river washes away one’s sins.
Out of all these destinations, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra form the famous Golden Triangle Tour which is a big hit with tourists from across the world.