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Fantabulous North India and Its Tourist Destinations

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For rocking experience of exploring north India destinations, northindiaexcursions.com drops you to some thrilling travel destinations in north India. Catch some clues of exclusive north india tour in this slide show that will fill immense ecstasy into your soul. Your eyes will stay still at the sight of beautiful blend of spirituality, folk & culture.

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Fantabulous North India and Its Tourist Destinations

  1. 1. Fantabulous North India & Its Tourist Destinations
  2. 2. Introduction North India is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India, its main geographical features are the Indus- Gangetic plain and the Himalayas, which differentiate the region from the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia. It has various cultures and includes the Hindu pilgrimage centers of Char Dham, Haridwar, Varanasi as well as world heritage sites such as Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal.
  3. 3. Geography  North India lies mainly on continental India, north of peninsular India.  Towards its North are the Himalayas which define the boundary between the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan plateau.  To its west is the Thar desert, shared between North India and Pakistan and the Aravalli Range, beyond which lies the state of Gujarat.  The Vindhya mountains are, in some perceptions, taken to be the southern boundary of North India.  The most important geographical features of North India are the Indo-Gangetic plain which stretches the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.  The state of Madhya Pradesh has large areas under forest cover, as do Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chattisgarh.
  4. 4. Climate  Heavy to moderate snowfall occurs in Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Uttarakhand.  Much of north India is particularly infamous for heavy fog during winters.  Extreme temperatures among settled regions have ranged from −45 °C (−49 °F) in Dras, Jammu and Kashmir to 50.6 °C (123 °F) in Alwar, Rajasthan.  Dras is believed to be the second-coldest populated place on the planet (after Siberia), with a recorded low of -60 °C.
  5. 5. Seasons  Summer (grishma or garmi, May–June)  Rainy (varsha, July–August)  Cool (sharad, September–October, sometimes thought of as 'early autumn)  Autumn (hemant, November–December, also called patjhar, lit. leaf-fall)  Winter (shishir or sardi, January–February)  Spring (vasant, March–April)  Big Winter (Example: Kashmiri chillai kalaan)  little winter (chillai khurd).
  6. 6. Religion  Hinduism is the leading religion in North India.  Other religions practiced by various cultural communities include Islam, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism.  The states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are strongly Hindu.  The states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have Hindu majorities with a significant minority of Muslims.  The combined Muslim population of these two states exceeds many of the biggest Islamic nations.  Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India with a majority Muslim population, while Punjab is the only state with a majority Sikh population.
  7. 7. Languages Prakrit & Sanskrit originated in North Indian regions. The Hindi Heartbelt or the Hindi Belt defines the places where Hindi is widely spoken. Linguistic influence on North India is of:  Indo Aryan languages (includes the Hindustani, Awadhi, Rajasthani, Haryanvi, Bihari, Pahari, Kumaoni, Garhwali, Punjabi & Kashmiri etc. )  Northern Dravidian languages  Tibeto-Burman languages  Austro Asiatic languages  Nihali & Burushaski
  8. 8. Clothing Each state of North India has its own regional forms of clothing:  Punjab/Haryana: Salwar (Punjabi) Suit, Patiala salwar, Punjabi Tamba and Kurta, Phulkari, Punjabi Ghagra  Jammu: Kurta / Dogri suthan and kurta/churidar pajama and kurta.  Kashmir: Phiran and poots.  Himachal Pradesh: Shalwar kameez, Kurta, Churidar, Dhoti and angarkha.
  9. 9. Famous Tourist Destinations  North India has various glorified places of interest to be visited which can be classified on the basis of:  Nature, that is, the landscape and the scenery  Pilgrimage, that is, religious journeys  Historical, that is, the places related with the Indian history
  10. 10. Nature  The Indian Himalayas, the Thar desert and the Indo-Gangetic plain dominate the natural scenery of North India.  The region encompasses several of the most highly regarded hill destinations of India such as Srinagar, Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Mussoorie, Kausani and Mount Abu.  Several spots in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh provide scenic views of the snow-clad Himalayan range.  The Himalayan region also provides ample opportunities for adventure sports such as mountaineering, trekking, river rafting and skiing.
  11. 11. Pilgrimage North India comprises of several of the holiest religious centers of Hinduism. They are as follows:  Char Dham, Vaishno Devi, Rishikesh, Ayodhya, Vrindavan, Pushkar, Prayag and seven of the twelve Jyotirlinga sites.  The most sacred destinations of Buddhism (Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar)  The most regarded devotional centers of Sikhism (Amritsar and Hemkund)  Some of the highly regarded destinations in Sufi Islam (Ajmer and Delhi).  The largest Hindu temple, Akshardham Temple.
  12. 12. Historical  North India consists of some highly reputed historical, architectural and archaeological riches of India.  The Taj Mahal, an extremely large tomb of white marble in Agra, is one of the universally appreciated buildings of world heritage.  Besides Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Delhi also carry some great views and presentations from the Mughal architecture.  Gwalior has some rich cultural sites - Gwalior Fort, Sun Temple which was made by Birla group.  Jai vilas palace shows maharaja culture too.  Lucknow has the greatest mix of Hindu and Muslim cultures in India.  Kanpur mirrors the excellent British architecture with monuments like-Edward Hall, Police Quarters, Cutchery Cemetery etc.
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