Himalayas, Thar desert, Indo-Gangetic plains provide variation in the
climate and topogarphy across the northern India. Himalayas hold some of the
scenic hill stations of the subcontinent. Delhi, capital of India is also
located in north India. Before Britishers shifted their capital from
Calcutta to Delhi, this historical place already had seen fanactic political
activities for centuries.
Being closely related to the
history of northern India, Delhi has many historical monuments. Some of
these monuments are have managed to bear the vagaries of time but many have
perished. Close to Delhi is Agra. The Moghuls had this place as their
capital before they shifted to Delhi. Agra is famous for the greatest
monument fo love the Taj Mahal. This white marble structure is an
architectural marvel and is the most photographed monument in the world.
Close to Agra are twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan. These two places are
important pilgraimage for Hindus. In Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of holy
river Ganga is located Varanasi. Varanasi or Banaras as it is known has been
very sacred for the Hindus as they consider this place to be abode of Lord
Shiva. While Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir have
numerous hills stations, the dry Thar desert of Rajasthan holds historic
cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur. The palaces, forts and gardens &
lakes add colour to this otherwise barren area. The cities of Rajasthan
spell Royal grandeur in their structure and have been attracting a major
chunk of foreign tourists.