Many visitors to India are drawn to the country’s most popular coastal regions, such as blissful Goa or the larger and more bustling city of Mumbai. However the nation’s capital, New Dehli, its location is in the north of the country. As are many of the most fascinating and precious historical artefacts. That India has preserved for many hundreds or thousands of years.
For those tourists travelling to India in an attempt to see the real historic heart of the country. As well as the most traditionally beautiful parts of the region. However, Northern India should be the first choice.
Here are just a few great reasons to visit Northern India for your next vacation:
Visit The Taj Mahal
One of the most famous tourist attractions in India is the Taj Mahal. Found in the northern city of Agra. The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum of such iconic status. That it is immediately recognised by visitors from all over the world. Many consider the Taj Mahal to be one of the world’s most romantic buildings. Because of the love story that lead to its construction. When she had died, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had the monument constructed in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. With whom had a truly happy marriage after they fell in love at first sight. If you are travelling in Northern India then you certainly shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see this iconic building, and even use it as the backdrop to pose for a beautiful photograph or two!
Visit a Tiger Reserve
India’s natural history is considered as rich and important as its historical buildings. Many visitors choose to travel to India from all over the world simply to see the royal Bengal tiger in its natural environment. There is no better place to visit to see these magnificent creatures than in Northern India . There are many ways to tour India’s tiger reserves. You can choose a jeep safari or even explore the region looking for tigers whilst travelling on elephant back. The possibilities are endless, but this certainly isn’t an experience that anyone travelling to Northern India should miss.
Beautiful Floral Displays
Although not considered a tourist attraction, visitors to Northern India are likely to impression by the large fields of white poppies cultivation in the more rural parts of Northern India. Legal cultivation of opium in order to produce drugs with medicinal value is legal in India. Within the confines of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. In fact, a huge proportion of the world’s legal opiates are export material from India. Although the fact they are legal does not make these drugs any less addictive. These means that between February and March each year it is possible to see unfeasibly huge fields of poppies being cultivated in the traditional way by farmers. They lance each poppy individually. An interesting site, and one to look out for as you are travelling through the countryside from destination to destination.
Visit the Himalayas
For those visitors interested in outdoor pursuits and looking for real adventure. A visit to the Great Himalayan National Park is an absolute must. This is India’s newest national park and it covers just over 750 km’s of lush green parkland as well as the mountain trekking you would expect. The Himalayas are geographically the world’s youngest mountain range. Yet they are also the largest and tallest mountain range on our planet. Animal enthusiasts will be interested and delighted to hear that you can spot a host of threatened and regionally endemic species throughout the national park. They include snow leopards, Himalayan musk deer, and an incredible 183 different species of birds. Responsible eco-tourism is encouraged in the park. It is considered to be a valuable source of revenue for those living in local communities. The treks available here range from relatively simple day visits to larger and more taxing week long treks.
If you’re having interest in uncovering the real heart of India then the country’s northern states certainly are worth exploration. With so much to see and do, you’ll find yourself spoilt with choices of activities.