20 Most Popular Places To Visit In North India

North India is a spectacular region in its own ways. When we refer to North we imagine snowy mountains throughout the view with the little velocity of vegetation and greenery. But India being the tropical land enjoys the climate that is pleasant and alluring to the voyagers.

There are many hill stations in north India that restore perfect holiday mood for family, friends, solo travellers, honeymoon couple, photographer and adventure lover. Apart from hill station many pilgrimages, historical land and the urban city also fall in this region to explore the different dimensions of life.

This article is about those 20 popular places that you might want to visit on your trip to North India. The major attraction, the time you should visit and how you can reach the individual city is briefly mentioned in our further sections. For more convenience, you can try one luxury India tour packages so that you can enjoy your holidays without any worries.

1. Kashmir

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: known as ‘Heaven on Earth’,

The green mountains capped with snow, a far stretched beautiful landscape down the valley and beautiful people humming most natural melodies of life are few things make Kashmir “paradise on earth”.Though the region is now struggling to maintain peace and harmony this place is still the best holiday destination to beat the summers in the hilly area. The Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Gulmarg are three hot destinations that can’t be missed on your trip to Kashmir.

There are some more places that you can’t miss like Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Mughal Garden, Betab Valley, Strawberry Field, and Apharwat Peak. You can easily reach here through air, and road transport.

Best time to visit Kashmir is from the month of March to May.

2. Kasol

Kasol Image by Farzana Abedin from Pixabay

This is a destination that attracts lots of solo travellers and adventure seekers. The offbeat land is famous for the serene landscape and exciting outdoor sports activities. Imagine a heart-pumping take off for paragliding and then only listening to your heart rhythm up in the open sky, a true realization of being alive. Enjoy trekking and camping organized at Kheerganga and also relish on royal Mughal cuisine.

The best time to visit Kasol is during winters in the month of October to May.

Kasol is easily connected with road transports.

3. Nainital

Nainital Lake
Lake Nainital

Nainital got its name from popular Naini lake which is the perfect spot to enjoy the relaxed holiday with family. Spend the holidays at the most tranquil spot that calm and soothes every chaotic soul. The adventurous sailing and trekking are a different means to explore the serene sloping entrance to mountains. Don’t miss visiting Snow’s viewpoint, Tiffin top, Naina peak, Devi temple, Zoo and shopping some trendy winter dresses from the Tibetan market.

Road transport is only mean to reach this sloppy land.

There is no season that can stop you from going to this versatile land. Enjoy colourful summers with family or romantic monsoon as honeymoon couples or enjoy chilling winters, you won’t regret any of them.

4. Kullu And Manali

Manali Travel
Manali Travel

It is the hub of adventure sport in North India. One of the most popular holiday destinations in North India among family, friends, romantic couples is the ideal destination to explore the new arena of life. The natural landscape and the urban lifestyle is a Unique way of being progressive.

Enjoying The beautiful landscape, rich greenery, clean and natural air and exciting adventure sports like paragliding, trekking is in the list of things to do in Kullu and Manali Though the place remains crowded throughout the year, October to January are best months to visit this place. The temple, the museum is what will keep you rolling throughout the day.

The natural sauna bath at Vashisht taal a natural hot spring tub has a source of mystical water that can cure many skin diseases.

The only way to reach Manali through Kullu is by bus or car.

5. Haridwar And Rishikesh

Haridwar India
Haridwar India

These are two unique cities that attract tourists of all age groups and with different zeal to spend holidays. Formerly these cities were only referred to as pilgrimage and attracted only devotees throughout the year. But the aggressive tourist department of this region has promoted the beautiful landscape and beautiful twin cities as an adventurous, religious and relaxing holiday destination that will leave you spellbound in every visit.

Enjoy the river rafting, Ganga Aarti, Bungee jumping, dedicated yoga sessions while visiting many temples in these cities

Dehradun Airport is the closest terminal to both the spots and is easily connected through road and rail transport.

To enjoy the river rafting the best month is from September to November and March to May

6. Ladakh

Pangong Lake view, Ladakh
Pangong Lake view, Ladakh

Here is another destination in foothills on the Himalayas that has gained popularity in the last few years. The comfortable roads and airport make it convenient for tourist to plan their holidays to this picture-perfect landscapes.

The road bikers, adventure lovers, mystical seekers follow the route to this destination once in their life span. The isolated land is a calm and serene place with picturesque beauty. The heavenly blue Pangong Lake, with gold, dusted Nubra Valley is one vision that describes immensely beautifully crafted land. The location has been the backdrop of many Bollywood movies including popular 3 idiots.

Plan a road trip or Bike trip with your friends or fly down with family or friends to enjoy the best time from May to September. Hemis festival is a popular festival that’s is grandly celebrated every year.

7. Dharamshala and Mcleodganj

Dharamshala and Mcleodganj
Dharamshala and Mcleodganj

They are little hill station situated at Dhauladhar ranges. The offbeat places are famous for 2 main reasons. The home of pure spirit Buddhists Monk Dalai Lama and the calmness and serenity, the destination offers to its every visitors. If your idea of a holiday is to relax and abandon yourself from a chaotic lifestyle for a few days then these two places are your holiday destinations.

The far stretched landscapes, the forts, the lake and many more places will keep you intrigued by this Tibetan city of North India. Gaggal airport is the nearest airport to Mcleodganj and Pathankot junction is the nearest railway station to Mcleodganj. There are many buses running to Mcleodganj from all over the cities.

This destination is the perfect holiday spot list throughout the year.

8. Varanasi


This is again a religious holiday destination to explore in North India. The Holy River Ganges is at its best in this city. The devotees from all around the world visit this city in seek of peace and tranquillity. The evening Aarti is one such impactful life-changing procession that need not be missed. Vishwanath temple and Dashashwamedh Ghat are two major attraction of this city.

The city is easily connected by air and rail transport also.

The best time to visit the city is from November to February.

9. Allahabad


It is a religious city situated at Indo-Gangetic Plains that witness the blending of three major rivers of India Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The holy city of North India has also gained its popularity as Birthplace of the legendary actor of Bollywood movies Amitabh Bachan. The conglomerates of various customs and tradition can be enjoyed in this city with family and friends.

The easiest way to reach this city is through Air and road transport. The city is also connected through railways with major other cities of the country.

Avoid summers to visit this city to save from scorching heat.

10. Mathura And Vrindavan

Mathura And Vrindavan
Mathura And Vrindavan

Here are another set of twin cities in Northern India popular among the devotee and followers of Lord Krishna. The birthplace of Lord Krishna Mathura is only 12 km away from the play area of Lord Krishna Vrindavan.

The delightful and melodious natives of this city celebrate life in the most astonishing manner. Visit these two cities during Holi to enjoy the most natural and affectionate version of the festival. Every Ghats and temples of these two cities have a different story to tell.

The cities are easily connected through Delhi and major cities in India.

Holi festival is the best time to explore the soul delight in northern India.

11. Spiti


It is the land that is pristine and tranquil for the true wanderers. Another holiday destination of North India famous for its snow-capped mountains, pleasant towns and gigantic mountains that offers the marvellous view from your window. It is the famous spot among natural photographers who captures the amazing perspectives of life in their magical lenses.

The Monasteries are the perfect place to capture your mind and seek inner peace for a while. One of the perfect destinations to beat summers in a relaxing way is to visit Spiti in a month from March to June.

The only way to reach this destination is through road transport.

12. Dalhousie

Dalhousie, hill stations in Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, hill stations in Himachal Pradesh

The mini Switzerland of India is a remarkable holiday destination in North India for the romantic couple, solo traveller, and photographers. As this place is surrounded by gigantic mountains with the beautifully carpeted valley with green lush grasslands and accentuated brilliantly with perfect placement of flowers and beautifully architected houses, you might wonder about the proficiency of the creators. The peaceful getaway can be relaxed in any month for 2- 3 days while exploring Chamba, Khajjiar valley, Panchkula, Kalatop wild reserve and Dainkund peak and many other attractions.

The easiest way to reach here is through Pathankot airport and then taking the road route to reach this peaceful city.

13. Lansdowne


is an offbeat destination for romantic couples who are looking for some serene and calm places to know each other. This not so popular destination is the perfect holiday spot in North India throughout the year, a way for chaos and crowd. You can enjoy trekking mountain or late evening walk, visiting church or lakes or simply laying down in your comfortable and luxurious room, nothing can take away your peace at this offbeat destination at the mountain. Kotdwar is the nearest railway station to reach the destination apart from road connected with major cities.

14. Agra

Taj Mahal Agra
Taj Mahal Agra

Agra is the cover page of India. The most significant monument of India the wonder of world Taj Mahal is located here. The beautifully crafted white marble monument was built by the Mughal king in memory of his beloved wife. The grandness and loyalty depicted in its every monument are the reasons this city holds to make it as most googled and popular destination for the romantic couple. The Agra Fort, the Fatehpur Sikri town are a few more attractions that can’t be missed during your visit to Agra. This romantic destination of North India is easily connected with Delhi and Jaipur on the Golden Triangle route.

Avoid summers to visit Agra.

15. Shimla

Shimla Attractions
Shimla Attractions

It is another busy hill station in North India. The weather, the accessibility and the convenience are what makes this holiday destination of North India popular among tourist. The perfect way to beat scorching summer is to plan a holiday in this city. The city offers all the needs for city lives and also propose the snow-capped mountains and rich Valley on the course. While spending some fun time with friends you can also explore Kufri, Chail, Chamba the adjacent valleys.

You can easily reach by air, rail and road transport to this erstwhile summer capital of British India

16. Dehradun

Dehradun Faizking321 / CC BY-SA

One more hill station in north India popular for Doon school, Forest research institute, and Indian Military Academy. The famous holiday destination is a new modern facilitated hill station of Uttrakhand that offers treat to families and couples. The city has a lot to offer from Shikar Fall, Guchhupani, Zoo, amusement park, temples and markets that will keep you busy during your stay. A holiday treat is frequently capitalized from nature lovers from Agra, Jaipur, Delhi in the month of March to June.

17. Mussoorie


It is a widely known hill station across India to beat summers.

The city situated at lush green mountain is a popular holiday destination among couples, families and adventure lovers. From beautiful sightseeing of Kempty Fall, Jharipani Falls, Mussoorie lake the astounding activities like Sailing, skating and Steed riding can also be enjoyed during your stay. The only way to reach Mussoorie is through curvy wiggling roads that can be followed from Dehradun Airport, and railway.

18. Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar
Golden Temple Amritsar

The entrance spot to Himalayan ranges hence it becomes the best city to visit if you are travelling towards hills. Many devotees pay visits to the renowned Golden temple throughout the year. The changing of the guard at Wagah Borders is an activity that every patriot wants to experience during their visit. The city is easily connected through Air and Rail transport and is also easily accessible to major cities of India through road.

Winters are pleasant in this city.

19. Chandigarh


It is again a popular holiday destination of North India famous for its clean roads and systematic arrangement of the city structure. The city is Union territory and capital of two states, thus have lots of visitors coming for business purposes. The major attraction that lures vacationers in a month from October to March is Rock Garden, Pinjore Garden, International Doll Museum, Rosegarden and many more. The lip-smacking and rich Punjabi food will only add delight to your stay. The city is easily connected through air, rail and road transport.

20. Delhi

Qutub Minar Delhi
Qutub Minar Delhi

It is the capital city of the country and is a popular holiday destination in North India. The city has lots of places that attract visitors across the globe. The historical monuments like Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Rajghat is a glorified piece of architecture. The lotus temple, Akshardham temple, Jama Masjid are the religious spot that allures devotees. The chaat and street food of Delhi is a paradise for food lovers. The place is also famous as the best shopping destination offering some cheap and trendy collection of lifestyle. The city is connected with all the major cities of the country through air, rail and road transport. Summers should be avoided to visit this city

Explore the North in North style is our advice to all the voyagers who are ready to explore the enchanting land of serenity and calmness.

Hope you have a wonderful stay.

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