North India

A land of colourful markets , of vibrant costumes, of high mountains and magnificent monuments. The land has on offer a wide and varied sights and experiences for every taste. You could go on a cultural tour with a visit to the Golden triangle, the most popular tour for most first timers visiting India that combines a glimpse of the best of North India with a visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. There is much more on offer to a visitor than these, one could go on village safaris in the rural hamlets dotted around the states, visit one of the many wildlife sanctuaries for a glimpse of the elusive tiger, walk on some of the tallest mountains ranges in the world and of course go on a cultural expedition exploring some the most fabulous monument.

Northern India, encompassing Delhi, the Gangetic Plains and Himalayan regions of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh – hold enough extraordinary monuments to keep even the most ardent Indo-phile happy for several lifetimes. Tours in the north tend, understandably, to be dominated by the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi, Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) and the Rajasthani capital, Jaipur. With a little more time, however, you could make a longer loop southeast down the Ganges to the sacred Hindu city of Varanasi, where tens of thousands of pilgrims take sin-cleansing dips in the river each day – one of the subcontinent’s defining spectacles. If you are looking for the elusive tiger the parks in Bandhavgarh and Kanha in Madhya Pradesh boast among the highest density levels of any Indian sanctuary. Kaziranga in Assam is another tiger hot spot, with the additional attractions of rare one-horned rhinos and the safaris on elephant back.

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