The Top 6 sightseeing spots in North India
There are so many reasons to visit North India – the culture, the food, the people – but if you need to know some specifics of what you can see when you’re there, here’s our top 6 awe-inspiring sights.
The Red Fort, Delhi –
Built in the 17th Century, The Red Fort is an important, ancient fort located in Delhi. The fort was constructed using red sandstone and has an octagonal shape. Inside the tall sandstone walls, lies a plethora of ornate buildings and gardens. The design of the fort incorporates a range of Traditions – Islamic, Persian, Timurid and Hindu – and was meticulously planned. One of the historic highlights of Delhi, The Red Fort is not to be missed.
The City of Lakes, Udaipur –
Udaipur is a city in Rajasthan, known for its collection of lakes and palaces – a fairytale-lover’s dream! Take sunset boat rides across Lake Pichola for breathtaking views across the city, explore the rolling hills of the countryside on horseback, or walk through the city’s narrow streets. Udaipur has a romantic old-world charm that’s unlike anywhere else.
The Blue City of Jodhpur –
Looking for a burst of colour? Travel to Jodhpur and you’ll be immersed in blue. Named ‘The Blue City’ for a reason, Jodhpur is full of intricate details, small twisting streets and of course, blue houses on every corner.
Amber Fort, Jaipur –
Amber, or Amer, Fort is located close to Jaipur and stands as a great example of ancient Indian architecture. Built from red and white sandstone, as well as marble, the fort is full of lavish paintings, carvings, courtyards, staircases and gardens. Expect it to be a little crowded if visiting in the peak season, but the view from the top is definitely worth it. Stay around for the Light & Sound Show – a performance aiming to show off the history of Amber. This wonderful outdoor show takes place in the early evening.
Ranthambore National Park –
Sitting about 130km from Jaipur, lies one of Northern India’s biggest and most famous National Parks. Ranthambore National Park was once used as hunting grounds by the Maharajas. Now it is a beautiful wildlife park where Bengal Tigers and other animals, can be seen in their natural surroundings. The park is 1334 sq km of jungle that includes old temples and pavilions as well as rocky ridges. You could spend days here admiring the picturesque beauty of the sanctuary.
Taj Mahal, Agra –
Being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, most people have heard of the Taj Mahal. A trip to India would not be complete without feasting your eyes upon this marble masterpiece. The legend goes that Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a monument to his wife. Quieter times to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site would be early or late in the day – it’s a very popular tourist spot, so you may have to wait your turn.
Don’t you think these sights are picture perfect? Just imagine what your travel photos will look like! For more information on India itineraries, tours and trips, please contact Lucas@lloydstravel.com or your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent. Get ready for your next adventure today!