North India is a pure joy for mountain lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The Himalayas have beautiful picturesque, popular and off-the-wall hill stations that make for beautiful holidays.

And they are all so enchanted that it becomes difficult to choose from a list of grand places to visit in North India.

Top hill stations in North India

Leh Ladakh

This destination has strong links with Buddhist and Tibetan culture and top 3 highest mountain passes in the world. From architecture to food, the city has an eastern outlook. Ladakh is a stretch of shaky vegetation hills, crooked hill passes, ice, monasteries and clear water bodies that usually stand as block ice.

Places to visit in Leh Ladakh

Magnetic hill
Pangong Lake
Leh Palace
Chadar Trek
Tso Moriri Lake
Zanskar Valley
Phuktal monastery
Shanti Stupa
Kardung La
Nubra valley
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Spituk Monastery
Chemrey monastery
Tso Kar
Monastery Likir or Likir Gompa
Changtang wildlife sanctuary
Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary
Kargil
Darcha Padum Trek
Hall of Fame Ladakh
Handicrafts Industrial Cooperative Shop
Kaza

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in the state of Uttarakhand in North India. Rich in flora and fauna, it is known for its Bengal tigers. Animals, including tigers, leopards and wild elephants roam the Dhikala region. On the banks of the Ramganga Sanctuary, the Sonnadi region has hundreds of species of birds along with elephants and leopards.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

jungle safaris
Dhikala
Birjani
Gyan Yatra
Kosi River
Durga Mandir
River rafting
Sitabani Temple
Corbett Museum
Jhirna
Corbett Waterfall
Garjia Devi temple
Elephant Ride

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the popular for pilgrimage, yoga and adventure sports, located in the foothills of the Shivalik Range on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India. Rishikesh has become a popular destination for white water rafting and kayaking to attract tourists from India and abroad.


Places to visit
Lakshman Jhula
Jumpin Heights
Ganga Aarti
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Triveni Ghat

Manali

Manali is a resort city, located near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a destination that offers adventure, religious , wildlife tourism etc.

Snow-capped pine and cedar trees are show stoppers as you move upwards and towards the beauty of the world. Gorgeous snow leopards and brown bears do a fantastic show together as you search for them.

Places to visit
Rohtang Paas
Solang Valley
Great Himalayan National Park
Beas Kund trek
Paragliding
Hadimba temple
Vashisht Kund
Manikaran
Rozy Falls
Hampta Pass
Nehru Kund
Van Vihar
Bara Bangal Trek
Manali Sanctuary
Jogini Waterfall
Malana
Rahala Falls
Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa
Gauri Shankar Temple

Jammu and Kashmir

The northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir offers a splendid combination of imposing mountains, reflecting the sky above the soft lake, beautiful gardens, not to mention the dishes that smooth the lips .

Each pillar of this beautiful city adorned with magnificent lakes and gardens tells you the story of a magnificent love affair with the Mughals.

Places to visit
Srinagar
Dal Lake
Vaishnodevi Temple
Gulmarg
Amarnath
Patnitop
Pahalgam
Sonamarg
Lamayuru
Kargil

Mussoorie

Mussoorie, located about 290 km north of New Delhi, is one of the most popular hill stations in the country.
This place offers beautiful views of the snow ranges in the north-east, the Doon Valley and the Shivalik ranges in the south.

Places to visit
Lal Tibba
Company Garden
Camel’s Back Road
Soham Heritage & Art Centre
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Santura Devi Temple
Bhatta Falls
Jharipani Falls
Mussoorie Lake
Mossy Fall

Mcleodganj

McLeodganj is one of the few places in India where the right mix of Indian and Tibetan cultures living harmoniously with each other can be seen. This hill town has picturesque trekking trails, pleasing weather conditions, pleasant landscapes and vibrant culture such as attractive bounces.

Places to visit
Triund
Bhagsu Falls
Nechung Monastery
Indrahar PassIndrahar Pass
Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake

Haridwar

Haridwar tourism has fascinated people all over the world with its secularism and its traditions. There are a number of places of religious interest, ashrams, ghats, hotels, Kumbh Mela, Gangs River, Yoga and Meditation etc., which attract tourists every day. Tourism in Haridwar is identified with its handicrafts, fairs, folk dances, music and its people.

Places to visit
Har Ki Pauri – For a holy dip
Mansa Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple
Shanti Kunj
Anandamayi Ashram
Gau Ghat
Vishnu Ghat
Rajaji Tiger Reserve
Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
Swami Vivekanand Park

Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley is a Himalayan desert mountain valley situated in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh at an average height of 13,000 feet.
Often considered a part of Tibet, cut off from Tibet in India, Spiti Valley is enigmatic and surrounded by small settlements and serene monasteries, which sit indefinitely on a stretch of mountain stretched across its notched monscape.

Places to visit
Chandratal Lake
Kunzum Pass
Pin Valley National Park
Suraj Tal Lake
Tabo Monastery
Kibber
Baralacha La
Pin Valley National Park
Tayul Monastery
Stargazing
Thangka painting

Almora

Almora is a picturesque district in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India, with a panoramic view of the Himalayas, inviting tourists from all over the world to the grandeur of natural beauty.

Places to visit
Jageshwar
Katarmal Sun Temple
zero point
Kasar Devi Temple
Chitai temple
Deer Park
Dunagiri
Jalna
Lal Bazaar
Dwarahat Village
Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is a sacred Hindu city located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand in India. It is one of the four dhams located in the Himalayas. Kedarnath is located at an elevation of 3584 meters above sea level near the head of the Mandakini river.

The Kedarnath temple is situated amidst the Garhwal Himalayan ranges and thrills thousands of tourists every year.

Places to visit
Bhairav Temple
Gaurikund Temple
Shankaracharya Samadhi
Rudra Cave Kedarnath
Gandhi Sarovar
Triyuginarayan Temple

Amarnath

Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Amarnath Cave is a Hindu pilgrimage and is visited by millions of people every year. It is situated at an altitude of 3,888 meters. Amarnath falls in the most famous Hindu pilgrimage categories.

Millions and thousands of pilgrims make pilgrimages to the cave during the summer, while it is open, as they traverse challenging mountainous areas to reach the ice stalks built inside the cave.

Places To visit
Amarnath Cave
Baltal
Pahalgam

Amritsar

Amritsar is a magnificent Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhism and one of the most peaceful and humble sites in India.
The hyperactive streets surrounding the temple have been somewhat pacified by the recent urban landscaping, including scenic pedestrian paths, but ducks in the street on either side and you will soon find yourself in the fictional frantic old town of Amritsar.

Places to visit
Golden Temple
Wagah Border
Jallianwala Bagh
Guru Ke Mahal
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
Hall Bazaar
Bibeksar Sahib
Gurudwara Mata Kaulan
Khair-ud-Din Masjid
Partition Museum
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Akal Takht
Gobindgarh Fort
Goindwal Baoli
Gurudwara Shri Tarn Taran Sahib
Shri Ram Tirth Temple
Pul Kanjari
Bathinda Fort
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Rainbow Resorts Water Park etc

Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the best planned city in India, world-famous with architecture, and quality of life, which is unique. It is an iconic city as the capital of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is an expression of a dream that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was conceived and carried out by Le Corbusier.

 

Places to visit
Rock Garden
Sukhna Lake
Rose Garden or Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
Museum & Art Gallery
Pinjore Gardens
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park
Japanese Garden
Butterfly Park
Le Corbusier Centre
Bougainvillea Park
Hibiscus Garden
Shanti Kunj
Leisure Valley
Garden of Silence
Terraced Garden
Cactus Garden
etc

Shimla

The rich heritage and natural beauty of Shimla, along with the memories of a colonial past amidst the lush green surroundings of pine and oak forests make it a popular holiday spot today. Shimla offer a complete adventure.

Places to visit
Mall road,
Kufri
Sankat Mochan Temple
Mashobra
Tara Devi Temple
Jakhu Temple
Advanced Study
Chail
Ice Skating
Naldehra
Tattapani
State Museum
Annadale
Lakkar Bazar
Himalayan Bird Park

Gurudwara Shahib
Bantony estate
Wildflower Hall
Chadwick Falls
etc

Agra

Agra has the majestic Taj Mahal, but there is much to offer you. The heritage of the Mughal Empire has led to a splendid fort and a generous sprinkling of attractive tombs and tombs, and also the fun of being in the bustling Chowk (markets).
The downside comes in the form of rickshaws, talas, informal guides and crowds of souvenir vendors, which can be persistent at times.
Places to visit
Taj Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri
Agra Fort / Agra Red Fort
Jahangiri Mahal
Khas Mahal
Diwan-i-Am
Akbari Mahal
Nagina Masjid
Macchi Bhawan
Jama Masjid
Mehtab Bagh
Mathura
Ram Bagh Garden
Mankameshwar Temple
Bateshwar

North India has number of places to visit, once you visit, you will never forget your trip memory. Always take some traveling tips to make your trip more comfortable.