Not falling in love with India and its rich tapestry of culture, heritage and history is rather impossible. Especially in the North of the country, visitors are welcomed with an astonishing number of monuments, forts, temples, palaces and other structures that dominate landscapes in an awe inspiring manner.
If you are an avid history lover, exploring the following destinations in Northern India is a must –
- The Capital – New Delhi
In addition to being the capital of the country and a vibrant urban settlement, New Delhi offers to its visitors an uncanny journey into the ancient past of this country. New structures sit adjacent to ruins, tombs, fort walls and a host of other structures that are reminiscent of the region’s colorful history. History lovers will absolutely love a trip to the past by visiting the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, the Iron Pillar, Jama Masjid and Old Delhi.
- Leg Two of the Golden Triangle – Agra
A smaller city but equally alluring to the quintessential lover of history, Agra is packed with a variety of historical buildings and a world icon – the Taj Mahal. This city is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Fatehpur Sikir. In addition to this, make it a point to visit the daunting Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and Itimad-ud-dual’a Tomb.
- Completing the Triangle in the Pink City – Jaipur
Get yourself a load of Rajput culture and Rajasthani vibrancy by spending a few days in the Pink City. The areas around the city and Amber are home to a number of enchanting forts and palaces. Hawal Mahal is an iconic attraction most known for its intricate windows and balconies in pink. Elephant rides at the Amber Fort are a great way to get a taste of the Rajput way of life. In addition to this, leading attractions include the Jaigarh Fort, City Palace and the Albert Hall Museum.
- The Blue City, Jodhpur
As the mighty Mehrangarh Fort sets a picturesque yet daunting backdrop from the city of Jodhpur, history lovers can quickly sense the rich history of this city. Visiting here is a great chance to explore the life and times of Rajasthani Royalty by visiting the Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Jaswant Thada mausoleum, home to a collection of domes.
In addition to this, Trip to India can also help you organize insightful and memorable trips to and around Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Orchha, Ranakpur and Khajuraho. Each one of the destinations offer enchanting insights into the rich Indian history.