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Nono
Los Angeles

India, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Best places to visit in North India?

I will be traveling in India starting Sept. I'd love to know any favorite areas or cities that are "must see" for my itinerary. I'm looking for something unique to the region. Thanks for your help!


14 Answers

top answer by
Bridy from Vancouver (Washington)

Take the train from Kalkato Shimla The India Mountain Railways are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

The train starts at sea level and climbs to about 6800 ft passing through 107 (mostly very short) tunnels and countless bridges with spectacular views of the villages and Himalayas along the way.  I'm not sure which train we took (there are several models with different features), but we had unreserved seating. The people on our car were constantly moving around so everybody could get great pictures from both sides of the car.  

We arrived in Shimla just in time for this gorgeous sunset!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Kalka (city)
  2. Shimla (city)
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answered first by
Bharti from Mumbai

Hi Nono, 

North India is very spectacular indeed. Here are a few places I'd recommend adding to your list: 

Leh and Ladākh Range - Home to the Himalayas. (September is the beginning of winters here and road access begins to shut down due to snow. You can fly in to Leh directly via New Delhi or Srinagar. I have blogged about my trip to Leh and Ladakh here - http://suitcaseofstories.in/category/ladakh/ 

2. Harmandir Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple) in Amritsar

3. From Amritsar take a bus to Dalhousie or Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is also home to to Parvati Valley - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/parvati-valley. You should explore the entire state of Himachal Pradesh - Manali, Spiti River, Shimla, etc - they are all great places for treks. 

You will need about 3 weeks for the above itinerary. Hope this helps. Good luck for your trip. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Leh (city)
  2. Ladākh Range (city)
  3. New Delhi (city)
  4. Srinagar (city)
  5. Harmandir Sahib (attraction)
  6. Amritsar (city)
  7. Dalhousie (city)
  8. Dharamsala (city)
  9. McLeod Ganj (attraction)
  10. Himachal Pradesh (state)
  11. Manali (city)
  12. Spiti River (attraction)
  13. Shimla (city)
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answered by
Renuka from Hyderabad

Jammu & Kashmir Himachal Pradesh Rajasthan Kashmir valley is beautiful. You can also go to Ladakh, if you like trekking. There are so many beautiful places in Himachal - Rajgarh, Naldehra, Spiti, Khajjar, Dharamshala, etc. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer are good for cultural experiences. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Jammu & Kashmir (neighborhood)
  2. Himachal Pradesh (state)
  3. Rajasthan (region)
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answered by
Bernard from Singapore

Follow the Ganges from Haridwar to Devaprayag (or maybe beyond), and do not forget to stop in Rishikesh


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Ganges (attraction)
  2. Haridwar (city)
  3. Devaprayag (city)
  4. Rishikesh (attraction)
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answered by
Sushmita from New Delhi

Well Dont forget to vist Rishikesh. it is famous for Wildlife and Rafting and Camping..Also Manali and Lehare really good options.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Rishikesh (city)
  2. Manali (city)
  3. Leh (city)
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answered by
Ankita from New Delhi

According to me New Delhi, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi and Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) are the 5 must see North India Tourist Places.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. New Delhi (city)
  2. Udaipur (city)
  3. Varanasi (city)
  4. Harmandir Sahib (attraction)
  5. Taj Mahal (attraction)
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answered by
Renuka from Hyderabad

Must visit in North India - Taj MahalUdaipurJaipur which you can club together. If you would like to experience the mountains then go for Himachal Pradesh- take a spontaneous tour of the entire Himachal. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Udaipur (city)
  2. Jaipur (city)
  3. Himachal Pradesh (state)
  4. Taj Mahal (attraction)
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answered by
Nishith

There are Many places in north IndiaLike 

Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence

In jaipur You can visit Hawa Mahal NagpurAmber Fort an more places in Rajasthan

Shimla


The majestic snow clad mountains, stunningly rich greenery and the beautiful lakes in the land of Shimla greet you to
enjoy their timeless beauty. Certain places on earth do boast of places that equal or even surpass the beauty of Shimla.
However, Shimla which is one of the most visited tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh

Manali

Agra

Rishikesh India is famous for rafting white water rafting 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. India (country)
  2. Jaipur (city)
  3. Old City (attraction)
  4. Pink City (attraction)
  5. City Palace (attraction)
  6. Hawa Mahal Nagpur (attraction)
  7. Amber Fort (attraction)
  8. Rajasthan (region)
  9. Shimla (city)
  10. Himachal Pradesh (state)
  11. Manali (city)
  12. Agra (city)
  13. Rishikesh (city)


answered by
Pratap from Jaipur

Well it depends upon the time and types of places which you want to explore. For example if you are interested in luxury or royal hospitality the visit Rajasthan.

If you are in India for a shorter period the go for Golden Triangle tour which includes Jaipur, Delhi and Agra (city of Taj Mahal). Here you can also include cities like Mathura, Vrindavan, Fatehpur Sikri, Ranthambore National Park, Ajmer and Pushkar.

So if you could be more specific with your question then I can suggest a better option.

Regards,

Pratap Singh from ChetramVoyages.in


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Rajasthan (region)
  2. Jaipur (city)
  3. Delhi (city)
  4. Agra (city)
  5. Taj Mahal (attraction)
  6. Mathura (city)
  7. Vrindavan (city)
  8. Fatehpur Sikri (city)
  9. Ranthambore National Park (park)
  10. Ajmer (city)
  11. Pushkar (city)


answered by
Asgar from Port of Spain

Without a doubt, Agra and the magnificent Taj Mahal.  It is one of the most awesome sights in the World.  The Taj is described as the most perfect building ever constructed.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Agra (city)
  2. Taj Mahal (attraction)


answered by
ranveer from Punjab

Look into Vaishno Devi near Jammu


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Vaishno Devi (attraction)
  2. Jammu (city)


answered by
Abhishek from Jaipur

Well, there are several very beautiful places to visit in North India attracting anyone very easily. Some of the very beautiful and attractive tourist places include Nainital Ranikhet Shimla Udaipur and many others. These will leave several amazing memories to you and will offer amazing travel experience as well. 

Some of such tour packages for North India can be found at my company: http://www.indiabydriverandcar.com/package-category/himachal-tour-packages/


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Nainital (city)
  2. Ranikhet (city)
  3. Shimla (city)
  4. Udaipur (city)


answered by
Anand from New Delhi

Hi, start your journey in North India from New Delhi take a one or two day sightseeing. Next excursion to Agra to see the world famous Taj Mahal, one day is enough. You may also plan to visit Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand earlier they were part of Uttarakhand which is highest populated state in India.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. New Delhi (city)
  2. Agra (city)
  3. Haridwar (city)
  4. Rishikesh (city)
  5. Uttarakhand (attraction)
  6. India (country)


answered by
Cody

What are you exactly looking for?

There is Agra nearby - Which is popular for Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri
There is Dwarka present nearby.

However depending on amount of days you have, Delhi has too much to offer. What do you really want to do? Do you want to just do sightseeing or do you want to add amazing shopping splurges, try local cuisine and visit shrines and temples too?


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Agra (city)
  2. Fatehpur Sikri (city)
  3. Dwarka (attraction)
  4. Delhi (city)
  5. Taj Mahal (attraction)




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