Northern India at a Glance
Covering the areas between the Indo-Gangetic Plain and the Himalayas, Northern India offers visitors a great mix of history, culture and modern facilities.
Explore Northern India
- Diverse, multi-cultural and filled with a great range of sights and activities for visitors to enjoy, Northern India offers a great alternative to European holidays as well as unique, exciting destinations to be enjoyed at varied times of year.
- Steeped in culture, Northern India has a huge range of sights to explore. Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, for a once in a lifetime experience or head out on a Himalayan trek for a unique trip.
Why a Holiday to Northern India?
- Valley of Flowers National Park is situated in the west Himalayas and is famous for its landscape and stunning beauty. It is also some to rare species such as the blue sheep, brown bear, Asiatic black bear and snow leopards, so it is a site of great natural and environmental importance. With its neighbour, the Nanda Devi National Park, they demonstrate the environmental transition between the ranges of Zanskar and Great Himalaya.
- The Himalayas are perhaps the most famous mountain range in the world, as well as the tallest at almost five miles above sea level, and include the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. They form the border between the Indian subcontinent and the rest of Asia.
- The Taj Mahal, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, is a white marble mausoleum that was built by Muhgal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife and is recognised as ‘the jewel of Muslim art in India’ and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- The Bhimbekta Caves are a World Heritage site in the state of Madhya Pradesh and demonstrate the earliest traces of human life in India. Analysis of the sites has shown that the shelters may have been inhabited for more than 100,000 years. The rock art and paintings gives historians an insight into the lives lived by the ancient people, including their festivals and religious beliefs.
- Offering some of India’s best cuisine, Northern India will delight food lovers. The most notable ingredient in the Kashmir region is mutton as well as Balti curries, while Punjabi cuisine is most famous for dishes such as tandoori chicken, butter chicken, chicken tikka, lamb rogan josh and biryanis.
- For another beautiful destination in India Goa combines culture, fantastic beaches and adventure for your perfect holiday.