Hi folks, being a dweller of Delhi, I have traveled across the length and breadth of North India, So here I come with the list of best North India tourist places that you should visit. North India has the diversity and charm, that can ignite the explorer inside you, it has got the feel to inspire poet inside you, it has got the scenic beauty to motivate the photographer and artist inside you, it has got the serenity to make you a mediator. Whether you visit north India tourist places as a solo traveler or as a couple or in a family, I am quite sure that it is not going to disappoint you. Here is the list of North India tourist places that you should visit once in a lifetime.

Delhi

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Delhi, the capital of India, is rich in culture and has lots of historical as well as religious places that will thrill you with its historical importance and the underlying story behind each tourist spot. As Delhi is connected well with all the major North India tourist places, Delhi is an apt place to connect with other significant North India destinations. Delhi is connected well via the airport, railway and road and you can easily reach Delhi and stay here for a day or two.

Places to visit in Delhi

  • Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
  • Swaminarayan Akshardham
  • Humayun’s tomb
  • Qutub Minar
  • Lodi Garden
  • Samadhi Sthal
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • India Gate
  • Lotus temple
  • Iskcon temple
  • Hauz Khas village
  • Red Fort
  • Dilli Haat
  • Birla Mandir
  • National Gandhi museum
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Garden of five senses
  • Jama Masjid
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah
  • Purana Qila

Uttar Pradesh

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Uttar Pradesh being one of the biggest state of India, is a perfect place for travelers, who wants to feel the soul of India. It has a rich cultural heritage, it is the land where you will find, one of the 7 wonders of the world (Taj Mahal), the most ancient city in the world (Varanasi), world’s largest human gathering (Kumbh Mela), place where pious river Ganges, Yamuna and saraswati meets (Sangam). Uttar Pradesh needs no introduction. In your trip to North India tourist places. you should at-least devote 3 days here. As its a big state, the traveling time between tourist spots is more.

Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh

Punjab

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The beautiful land of Punjab, which got its name from five rivers flowing from its fertile land, Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab. Punjab has rich historical and cultural background, and it is also mentioned in Indian Epic Mahabharata. The land is known for its hospitality and its picturesque scenic beauty. Punjab is bordered with Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Pakistan. It is a must visit state, in North India tourist places, if you want to taste the real flavor of India. Punjab is also known for its cuisine, which is popularly known as “Punjabi Dhaba” in India. You should taste the dishes of Punjabi Dhaba, when you are in Punjab.

Places to visit in Punjab

Himachal Pradesh

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The land sitting in the lap of the great Himalayas needs no introduction when it comes to visiting North India tourist places. It is the land of snow, and it’s the favorite place for snow lovers and honeymooners. Himachal Pradesh has beauty in abundance, with sky touching majestic peaks to fast moving rapids of water bodies. It is a perfect place to relax and fill yourself with enthusiasm and delight. Himachal Pradesh has a good connectivity of road, and almost all places can be accessed via car or bus. Some places are closed during winter, due to heavy snowfall.

Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

You might be interested in checking out my detailed post on Himachal Pradesh tourism. Some of the notable places are mentioned below.

Jammu & Kashmir

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Jammu & Kashmir has 3 regions, the valley of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh. Its sits like a crown on India’s map and is known for its beautiful landscape. Srinagar is the summer capital, while Jammu is the winter capital of this state. It is the most prominent among north India tourist places, though the land is quite disturbed because of territorial disputes and political unrest, but that doesn’t cut short the tourist’s interest in visiting this heavenly land. “If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here”- rightly said by Mughal emperor Babur.

Places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir

  • Leh
  • Srinagar
  • Jammu
  • Pahalgam
  • Gulmarg
  • Sonamarg
  • Patnitop
  • Katra
  • Dras
  • Kargil

Rajasthan

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Rajasthan also known as “Land of kings” is the largest state of India with great Indian desert (Thar) residing here. Rajasthan is known for its rich cultural heritage and its forts are the evidence for great kingdoms that evolved here. It is the land where you will find ruins of Indus valley, the ancient Aravali range and Keoladeo, which is also a world heritage site. Rajasthan is yet another destination, which tops the list of North India tourist places. It is a must visit destination, if you are seeking for culturally rich India.

Places to visit in Rajasthan

Check out the detailed guide on Rajasthan tourism

  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Bikaner
  • Pushkar
  • Chittorgarh
  • Mount Abu
  • Alwar
  • Kalibanga

Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand is also known as “Devbhumi”, land of God, because of the presence of many Hindu temples and pilgrimage. It is well known for its natural scenic beauty of Himalaya and rich flora and fauna. It holds a great significance in north India tourist attractions. Uttarakhand is well connected by road and railways and one can easily reach here from Delhi or other parts of India. You may visit here for adventure, pilgrim or just to relax, Uttarakhand’s magical weather will make your trip a memorable one.

Places to visit in Uttarakhand

You might be interested in checking out my detailed post on places to visit in Uttarakhand. Some of the notable places are mentioned below.

Hope you enjoyed the list and you are going to pack your bags soon to visit north India tourist places. Do let me know about your experience and stay. If you think, I have missed any important place in the list, let me know in comments section. I will certainly add it.

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saurabh

Saurabh is a 30 something guy from Kolkata and presently staying in New Delhi, India with his beautiful family. He is a post graduate in English and is working as a freelance web developer. His passion for traveling and connecting people has made him lots of friends from around the globe. He also loves eating unusual recipes.

5 Comments

Manali · October 18, 2017 at 5:56 am

Thanks Saurabh for detailed post. Manali is the only the place that gives mesmerizing scenario of the nature. This place is full of beautiful tourist point and attraction with lots of activities that spends valuable time.

SONALI · September 14, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Dear Saurabh, Really great collection from North side. Its worth reading. Got the detailed information of the places.
Nainital post is best one. Keep it up.
Thanks,
Sonali

Advika @dalhousie trip · February 28, 2017 at 5:51 am

Great Information! I just love your writing style. Really informative and interesting article.

IJS Sodhi · July 26, 2016 at 10:18 am

Very well-written article on Dalhousie. Keep writing!!!!

    saurabh · July 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you mate

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