INCREDIBLE NORTH INDIA TOUR
Northern India consists of nine states and some of them are spectacular tourist destinations. Its cultural and traditional diversity attracts tourists from all parts of the world. Food has always been indispensible to traditional ethos and acts as attractions for many people. Due to its cultural, religious and traditional diversity, Himachal is considered an important part of Incredible India. Food enthusiasts relish the miscellany of food items severed throughout north India. North of India is a place worth visiting;however Chandigarh, a union territory of India and the state of Himachal Pradesh deserve a special mention.
The city beautiful, Chandigarh, is the first planned city in India known for its urban infrastructure and architecture. The city is spic and span with co-existence of lush green gardens and modern infrastructure. Sector 17 is the most popular hangout of the locals. The musical fountain show and city center are the major attractions of sector 17 along with the plethora of big and small eating outlets. Rock Garden aka Nek Chand Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake in sector 1, near the foothills of Shivalik provides pleasure to the souls from the fast moving metropolitan life. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, one of its kinds in Asia, offers an astounding view of the 825species of roses spread all over the place. Leisure Valley running from sector 1 in north to southern edge of Chandigarh is approximately 8 kms long consisting of many theme gardens, parks and botanical gardens. Japanese garden in sector 31 and butterfly garden in sector 23 are must visit spots. Morni hills and kasauli, well known tourist destinations, are in proximity to Chandigarh.
Himachal Pradesh is god’s own majestic abode, with spectacular mountain ranges, pine and deodar forest and serenity all over the state. Its capital, Shimla, which was the summer capital of British India is situated in the foothills of Himalayan ranges it. The hub of tourism in india , shimla has easy accessibility and wide range of leisure activities available for tourists. Must visit places in Shimla are : The ridge which is an excellent sight for viewing the majestic snow covered mountain peaks, just adjacent to the ridge is the Lakkar Bazaar which has splendid wood crafts item , Lord Hanuman’s Sankat Mochan temple and St. Michaels Cathedral which has the blood stains of Jesus from the crucifixion . The highest summit in Shimla, Jakhoo Hill offers the most delightful view of the valley. Some other places of tourist interest are kamna Devi temple and The Glen (wooded ravine). Fagu, chail and tattapani are the well known tourist attractions in Shimla.
Himachal Pradesh has so much more to offer. Blessed with lush green valleys, enchanting mountain views, sparkling rivers, glorious mountain lakes, quaint temples and monasteries, Manali is a traveler’s paradise. It offers exciting activities like paragliding, mountaineering and trekking in the awe inspiring mountain ranges. The serene and peaceful surroundings instill a sense of tranquility inside the hearts and souls of the travelers. kothi, Solang Vally, Rahla Falls and Manali Sanctuary are ought to visit places, while on a tour to Manali.
Situated in the township of kangra district, Dharmshala is another perfect holiday get away in the gorgeous state of Himachal Pradesh. In winters the temperature goes below freezing point that provides ecstasy to travelers, though every season and tourist spot in Dharamshala has its own distinct offering. Recently becoming one of the most visited place in northern India Little Lhasa or suburbs of Mcleodganj is also situated in dharamshala. Dal Lake, kunal Pathri, Kangra art museum and war memorial are a few major tourist attractions.