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Title: 20 Best Places to Visit in North India from October to March


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20 Best Places to Visit in North India from
October to March
Exploring the northern regions of India presents
a bundle of options for travelers to encounter
the breathtaking beauty of the mountains along
with a chance to experience the rich history
exemplified by centuries-old monuments
constructed by different dynasties who ruled this
part of India. North India comprises of six
states and two union territories, namely Jammu
and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana,
Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi (UT) and
Chandigarh (UT). These places boast of a rich
variety of landscapes, cultures, and ethnicities
which offer unending options for all kinds of
travelers be it thrills seekers, historical buffs
or pilgrims. Most North India Tour Packagesare
designed to offer the best experience to the
customers depending on their interests.
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Auli
This snowy retreat located in Chamoli district of
Uttarakhand is best known for its unspoiled charm
which draws the interests of many visitors. This
scenic hill station perched on the base of Nanda
Devi peak has a thick forest area consisting of
coniferous trees and much
wild flora and fauna which is a treat for
adventure seekers and nature freaks. Auli is most
famous for the highest artificial lake that
offers pristine views of Nanda Devi and other
mountains lying in its vicinity. Taking a cable
ride from Auli to Joshimath offers gaping views
of the mountains, wildlife, and forests
dominating the area. If you wish to try skiing on
the slopes of the mountains in Auli, December to
March is the best time to enjoy the sport as the
place remains covered with snow during this time.
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Kausani
This comely hill station in Uttarakhand is in
every way a dream destination for nature
lovers who wish to spend some time in a quiet
place. Kausani lets you grab beguiling views of
the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi and
Panchachuli. The hill station is famous for the
stunning views of sunsets and sunrises it offers.
The rays of setting sun falling on the mountains
transform the place into a dreamland with their
changing hues. The weather remains cool most of
the year and you can visit it at any time
with best travel agent, but to view the mountains
covered with snow, the winter season is the best
time to visit Kausani.
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Lansdowne
Lansdowne is one of the few hill stations in
North India where you can enjoy a relaxing stay
amidst the serene environment away from the glare
of crowds. This cantonment town built by the
Britishers imbibes a mystical character which
makes you forget about the life in cities. The
town is well
maintained by the military authorities and
receives very few visitors which are one reason
for its untainted charm. The War Memorial of
Garhwal Rifles Center is a must visit attraction
to gain an insight into the war history of India.
St. Marys Church, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, and
Lovers lane are other famous attractions worth
exploring in Lansdowne.
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Munsiari
A delight for trekkers, Munsiari is located in
Pithoragarh district in Uttrakhand that serves a
mixed bunch of activities to occupy the visitors.
Its close proximity to various mountains makes it
a highly sought-after destination for thrill
seekers. With a booming forest life, Munsiari is a
fabulous place for nature walks and bird
watching. You can spot some endangered bird
species including European goldfinch, snow
partridge, five breathed flower pecker, bearded
vulture and pied thrush. This hilly region houses
several medicinal plants which draw the interests
of natural healers. A trek through the Milam and
Palam glacier introduces the visitors to the
tough life of people living in the upper reaches
of Munsiari.
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Morni Hills
Morni hills very popular weekend getaway for
folks living in Delhi, Haryana, and Chandigarh.
This village lying at a distance of 25 km from
Panchkula is the perfect way to take a break from
city life. The two lakes lying in this village is
the most famous attraction to enjoy its
serenity. Surrounded by a dense forest cover,
Morni hills is home to a wide variety of birds
and animals including Himalayan Bulbul, grey
francolin, oriental turtle dove, wild boar,
hyena, and wild deer. Surrounded by Shivalik
range, the place also offers a host of options to
indulge in adventure activities like rock
climbing and trekking. Best time to visit Morni
hills is from October to March to capture the
real beauty of the diverse flora and fauna
abounding in the region.
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Amritsar
Amritsar still remains a famous tourist
attraction for spiritual seekers. The city is
best known for Golden temple, a Sikh shrine
famous for its out-of-this-world architecture.
The monument is coated with real gold which is
the most striking feature of this sacred Sikh
temple.
Being the capital of Sikh religion, Amritsar is
dominated by places that showcase the rich
history of India during the freedom struggle
like Jallianwala Bagh and Akal Takht. The city is
a great place to buy beautiful fabrics crafted by
talented artisans. The special ceremony at
the Wagah border is another attraction that holds
the gaze of tourists, especially foreigners.
Since, the city witnesses a hot climate during
summers and winter months are the best time
to visit Amritsar.
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Nainital
Nainital is bestowed with a rare natural splendor
which is sure to take your breath away the moment
you enter this town. Situated in Uttrakhand,
Nainital is a famous destination for newly
married couples who come to enjoy the
pristine beauty of lakes and mountainslying in its
vicinity. Naini Lake is the most scenic spot for
tourists to grab a slice of the unspoiled natural
beauty portrayed by the majestic Himalayas that
stands tall against the lake. The mall in
Nainital is a delight for shoppers. There are
numerous shops selling all kinds of items like
clothes, footwear, handicrafts, and woolens. The
bustling market has many restaurants serving
delicious Kumaoni cuisine which will delight your
taste buds with earthy flavors.
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Haridwar
Hailed as one of the seven holiest sites in
India, Haridwar is a renowned pilgrimage
destination for the spiritually inclined. Located
on the banks of river Ganges, the most
interesting part of this town is its five
pilgrimage points or Panch Tirth, namely Har ki
Pauri, Ghat, Mansa Devi Temple, Kankhal and
Neel Parvat. The town is a famous venue for Kumbh
Mela, a sacred Hindu festival which is the most
auspicious occasion for Hindu saints, priests and
devotees. Being a part of the fair lets you see
the vividness of Hindu culture and also acquaint
you with all aspects of the Hindu religion.
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Mussoorie
A revered holiday destination, Mussoorie is a
scenic hill station situated in Dehradun. The
arresting sights of pine forests in
Mussoorie take you into a world of fantasies. In
winters, the hill station gets covered with a
thick layer of snow which is another thing to
delight your senses.
The mountains of Garhwal standing tall add to
the amazing landscape of Mussoorie. This hill
town has all elements to make your visit a
memorable one be it camping in the forests,
watching the wildlife, trekking on the mountains
or strolling in the mall.
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Kasauli
This charming hill station blessed with amazing
greenery is a preferred destination for many
eminent writers. Located in Solan district in
Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli carries a magnetic
appeal which comes from its unique surroundings.
The town offers lots of sights
seeing activities. The forest area of Kasauli is
a good place to watch Himalayan birds and also
for hiking. Some popular places to explore
Kasauli are Sunset Point, the mall, Gilbert Trail
and Christ church. Kasauli Brewery is another
place you must pay a visit to learn about the art
of making single malt whiskeys.
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Dalhousie
This picturesque hill station in Chamba
district offers a host of vistas to unearth the
immense natural beauty stored in this region.
The Chamera River flowing near Dalhousie welcomes
the tourists with its pristine views. The
greenery you find in
and around Dalhousie is incomparable. The hills
and valleys are all covered with deodar trees
which add a hint of mystery to this lush hill
station. The Victorian architecture of ancient
buildings built by the Britishers takes you back
in the British era.
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McLeodganj
McLeodganj is another prominent destination in
North India that attracts both domestic and
international tourists due to its scenic
surroundings and superb climate. Its also the
seat of the Tibetan Spiritual leader, Dalai Lama,
which makes it a renowned pilgrimage site
for Buddhists. The Tibetan market in
McLeodganj is a famous attraction for tourists.
The shops selling Tibetan craft items, clothes
and jewelry lends an insight into Tibetan art and
culture. Apart from the monastery, other places
you must visit in McLeodganj are Naddi village,
Dal lake, and Bhagsunag waterfall. One can also
trek up to Triund hills to grab breathtaking
views of the Dhauladhar range.
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Srinagar
The capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is
hailed as the most beautiful place in India. The
city is synonymous which tulip gardens and
houseboats which enliven the splendid beauty of
its pristine surroundings. The snow-laden
mountain peaks viewed from Srinagar add a touch
of mystery to its
amazing landscape. Lying on the banks of Jhelum
River, the place extends endless options for
adventure activities. River rafting, rock
climbing, and trekking are some popular
activities you can try in Srinagar. Staying in a
houseboat in the scenic Dal Lake is another
experience that will make your best of North
India tour an unforgettable one.
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Gulmarg
Gulmarg is a gorgeous town lying on the foothills
of Pir Panjal range. The town turns into a skiing
destination in winter months as it witnesses
moderate snowfall in the months of December and
January. Owing to its remote location, Gulmarg is
a preferred destination for
couples who wish to escape the crowds. The 5 km
long Gondola ride lets you capture the exquisite
beauty of snow covered mountains, hills, and
valleys nestling the town. One can also go on
treks to explore life in the mountains. Summer
season is the peak tourist season in Gulmarg, but
for those looking for adventure tours, the months
of December, January and February are ideal.
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Bir Billing
Bir Billing is a panoramic village situated in
Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. Being a world
famous paragliding spot, the valley embodies all
elements of an adventurous sojourn to make your
tour unquestionably the best. Besides being
the take-off point for Paragliding,
Billing serves as an ideal destination for
camping amidst its lush surroundings. The Sky
Village in Billing is the best place to stay and
enjoy other adventurous activities like trekking,
camping and mountain biking. The peak tourist
season in Billing is in October which is also the
paragliding season. Pilots from India and abroad
participate in the paragliding competitions held
in October.
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Kasol
Kasol is a tiny hamlet, situated in Kullu
district in Himachal Pradesh, which charms the
visitors with its unblemished natural beauty. The
growing popularity of this village among tourists
can be attributed to the unique landscape which
comprises of mountains, hills, rivers, and
forests. The crystal
clear views of mountains are enough to entice
anyone to visit Kasol. Apart from the amazing
natural environment, this place offers infinite
options for trekkers. Waterfalls bursting out
from mountains are heavenly sight that beholds
the gaze of tourists. The village has many cafes
and restaurants owned by foreigners serving both
European and local cuisines.
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Manali
Manali is a famous resort town located
between Pir-Panjal and Dhauladhar range. The town
offers a perfect blend of modern and village life
with a unique set of cafes, supermarkets, and
malls situated on various corners. The place
boasts of its gorgeous scenery dotted by snow
covered mountains,
rivers, streams and forest area. Manali offers
lots of panoramic sites to enjoy its breathtaking
landscape. Besides being a popular destination
for mainstream tourists, the town is a famous
spot for adventure enthusiasts. Solang Valley,
near Manali, is an acclaimed site for
paragliding. The best way to capture the
stunning beauty of Solang Valley is by taking a
Gondola ride which lets you grasp the unspoiled
charm of the flora and fauna found in Manali.
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Parvati Valley
Parvati valley in Kullu district in Himachal
Pradesh is gaining traction in the tourism
circuit due to a wide variety of options for
nature lovers stored in this scenic destination.
The valley has several trekking routes that offer
enthralling views of Pir Panjal range and the
Dhauladhars. The Kheer-Ganga trek in Parvati
valley is the most famous of all other treks in
the region. The 13 km trek takes you to an
enchanting spot that welcomes you with the
crystal clear views of mountains and hot sulphur
springs. A trek from Great Himalayan National
park lets you witness the amazing wildlife
residing in this thickly forested area.
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Spiti Valley
Spiti valley is a hidden jewel located in
Himachal Pradesh that offers a fabulous
combination of landscapes. The close proximity of
this cold desert town to the glaciers and
mountains makes it one of the best places to
travel in North India. Home to several
Buddhist monasteries, temples, and pagodas, the
town offers lots of picture-perfect locations
that are worth capturing through the lens. The
best thing about this place is its dissociation
with modern influences which makes it an ideal
getaway to escape the grueling city life. Chandra
Taal and Suraj Taal lakes in Spiti are the most
sought-after locations known for their bewitching
beauty and pristine surroundings.
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Ladakh
The most fascinating location in North India that
receives a large number of tourists from across
the globe is Ladakh. Nestled between Karakoram
Mountains and Himalayas, Leh Ladakh tour
package is a paradise for trekkers and mountain
climbers. The place is famous for its barren
landscape, mountain passes, and lakes. The high
altitude of Ladakh makes it necessary for
tourists to acclimatize themselves before
undertaking treks to the higher reaches. The
place is home to Khardung La pass, the second
highest motorable pass in the world. Biking on
the roads leading to Khardung La pass offers
exciting views of wildlife and forest abounding
in this region. Among the prominent
attractions, Pangong Lake and Nubra valley top
the list.
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