The northern part of the country is home to some of the most popular tourist destinations to explore. If you’re planning to go on a trip to these destination, here are some of the best places you need to visit.
Here are some of the best attractions you need visit in the northern part of the country you should definitely include in your travel itinerary.
Chandigarh – The capital of the state of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is one of the best planned cities of the country. Often taken as a layover for tourists visiting the hills, Chandigarh has its own share of amazing places to explore. The Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Pinjore Gardens, International Dolls Museum, Terraced Garden, Le Corbusier Centre, ChattBir Zoo, Cactus Gardens, Museum and Art Gallery and Mohali Cricket Stadium are some of the best attractions to visit in the city. There are several fantastic weekend holidays in the neighbouring region which you visit to enjoy a fantastic holiday. Just take a Chandigarh to Delhi taxi or a bus to Shimla to enjoy your weekend.
Mussoorie – Located in the Garhwal range of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is amongst the most popular hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. Perched at a height of more than 1800 meters above the sea level, Mussoorie consists of some of the best tourist attractions to enjoy. Popular for its mist covered hills and dense forests of deodar and teak trees, Mussoorie once served as the summer retreat for the British Raj’s governor, but was later shifted to Dehradun. There are some amazing places to explore in the hill station like Kempty Falls.
Shimla – This enchanting hill station was once the summer retreat of the British officers. Filled with the beautiful green mountains of the lower part of the Himalayas, Shimla consists of some of the stupendous locales and historic sites. Shimla was also a home to the local rulers in the Himachal region and also under the command of the British. You can see several structures and other remnants from the Raj era, showcasing the typical Victorian architecture. There are few ancient temples and ruins as well. Today, the hill station takes immense pride in showcasing a fantastic array of traditional markets and fine restaurants serving some of the best delicacies from the local culture.
Rishikesh – This religious city in Uttarakhand is about 6 hours from Delhi. Famous for its ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Rama, Rishikesh is also for those looking to spend a relaxing holiday. The town is though more famous for its adventure activities like whitewater rafting, rappelling, trekking, river fox and more. Try spending a night in the riverside camps, enjoying the gushing waters of Ganges. Also do not forget to take some time out and enjoy a holy trip to Haridwar which falls on the way. There are some affordable transport options in the hill station to help you reach other destinations like Delhi, Shimla, Manali and more.