Popular Destinations for Cultural Tourism in North India
Northern region of India is an integral part of tourism in India. The region is full of tourist delights. It offers ample opportunities for various tourism options such as cultural & heritage tourism, eco tourism, adventure tourism and wildlife tourism. Cultural & heritage tourism in northern India is the most sought after option which makes the region worldwide famous. The region depicts the finest blend of traditional charm and modernity.
Have a look at brief information about some of popular destinations for cultural and heritage tourism in North India.
Delhi, the capital of India, is an important tourist destination. It is a destination where you can see some of the best monuments of India built during the British, mughal and modern era. India Gate, Old Fort, President House, Parliament House, National Museum, Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Chandani Chowk, Connaught Place, etc are popular tourist sites in New Delhi which attract travelers.
Varanasi is an important and holy city of India. Located on the banks of the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh, it is one of the famous pilgrimage centers for Hindus. Major attractions to see in this city include Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Benaras Hindu University, Ganges Ghats, Bharat Mata Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Sarnath Stupas and Sarnath Archaeological Museum. Early morning boat cruise on holy river of Ganges provides tourists a golden chance to see the living culture & tradition of Hinduism. Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions.
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in northern India. It is a destination where you can see some of the best forts and palaces of India. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, etc are popular tourist sites in the city which attract tourists. Jaipur is fondly known as the Pink City of India. Local bazaars are famous for selling exquisite handicrafts & gems.
Agra is an important tourist destination of India. It is also a part of golden triangle tour along with two other destinations Delhi and Jaipur. The main reason to visit Agra is the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is India’s star tourist attraction and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb (the Baby Taj), Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are other popular tourist sites to visit during Agra tour.
Haridwar is a sacred town for Hindus located in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located on the banks of holy river Ganga it has emerged as a popular tourist destination for cultural tourism in India. It is famous for Hindu temples, ashrams, yoga centers and natural beauty. Hari Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Sapt Rishi Ashram, Sati Kund, Rajaji National Park, etc are popular tourist sites to visit on Haridwar tour.