As you make your way around India, you will realise that the cultures, temperature, climates and adventures awaiting you vary greatly as you make your way from one part of the country to the next. If you’re never traveller to North India, there’s a chance you’re missing out of experience some of the most beautiful locations India has to offer.
Here’s our pick of the top destinations to visit when you embark on one of our North India tours:
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
A lofty plateau region, Ladakh is location around 3,000 metres above sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The plateau extends from the Kunlun Ranges to the mighty Himalayas, and includes a section of the Upper Indus River Valley. Adventure lovers can indulge in a number of treks in the region, while those who aren’t quite so physically inclined can feel the thrill of travelling across some of the highest motorable roads in the world. Enjoy the scrumptious Ladakhi cuisine, especially the Thukpa, a well-known speciality of the region. Ladakhi tea is quite a treat as well, and it made of strong green tea, salt and butter!
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Most North India tour packages will include a visit to the gorgeous Manali Valley, which is lodged between the mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. At a height of around 2,050 metres, the weather here is generally cool, with temperatures ranging between 26°C and 4°C through the year. The area is well known for its apple, plum and trees. Manali is a well-known holiday destination for adventure sports lovers, as trekking, paragliding, rafting, rocking climbing, ziplining, river scorning and more are all available.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Located in Assam, which is actually North East India, the Kaziranga National Park is a beautiful sanctuary for wildlife lovers. The national park is located in the Nagaon and Golaghat regions of Assam. The park is home to around two-thirds of the world’s entire one-horned rhinoceros population! It’s also a tiger reserve as it protects the Indian tiger – the national animal. Within the park, you can enjoy safaris while looking out for elephants, wild water buffaloes and swamp deer. If you look to the sky, you are sure to find a number of wild and enchanting birds, which has led to the park being recognised as a vital bird area.
Whether you’re looking for north India or North East tour packages, you’re sure to find a holiday that will check all the boxes here.