A traveler's introduction to North India
North India is a region of bountiful landscapes, cultures, religions, heritage, historic stories, architecture and wildlife. The region does not have one single definition. The Government of India defines it as consisting of the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the territories of Chandigarh and Delhi. Delhi, which includes the national capital city of New Delhi, is also called the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Best time to travel around North India
The climate varies drastically, due to the extremely varied topography of the region. In fact, it is one of the most climatically diverse regions in the world. On one hand, the bone-chilling winter in the Himalayas can witness temperatures of -40 degree Celsius, while the arid desert of Rajasthan can heat up to 50 degree Celsius. Extreme weathers in winter and summer leave autumn and spring as the ideal seasons to travel around India. The monsoon season, which marks an end to summer, is not the best time for trips, as landslides and flooding are unfortunately common phenomenon during this time.
The heritage of North India
This region is a melting pot of cultures and heritage. This region was the seat of the throne of many dynasties that conquered India. The Maurias, Guptas, Rajputs, Mughals and the British Empire among many, have left indelible marks of their reign that are scattered across this region. Royal palaces, impregnable fortresses, intricate tombs, remembrance monuments, administrative homes that look like museums, mosques, temples, churches, etc. are some of the remnants left left by erstwhile rulers that have shaped the cities and people of this region over the years. North India festivals have also been inspired by both religion and cultures – visiting India during the festive season will be an experience to remember.
A traveler's delight
The region has some of the most popular destinations for trips in the world. New Delhi, the capital of the country, is usually the entry point for most international travelers, and most holiday packages start with a tour of Delhi. With ancient fossils and tombs, relics and palaces standing side by side with world class cells and rapid transit systems, Delhi is a land of intriguing contrads. Travel in North India can not be complete without a visit to one of the Wonders of the World – the iconic Taj Mahal. To complete the accused Golden Triangle, a Rajasthan tour is mandatory. Travel to Rajasthan will include trips to magical cities such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur, which exude romance, beauty, and royalty.
Source by Rakesh Kr.