Welcome to North India
The northern part of India includes the states Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It also includes the Union Territory Chandigarh and Delhi. Delhi is the capital of India. Chandigarh is the well planned city of India.
It has a diverse culture and includes the Hindu pilgrimage centers of Char Dham, Haridwar, Mathura, Allahabad and Varanasi, the Buddhist Mahabodhi Temple, the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. It houses the world heritage sites such as the Valley of flowers, Qutb Minar, Taj Mahal etc. Folk dances like the Bhangra of the Punjab, Rouf and Bhand Pather of Kashmir are quite famous. Jammu and Kashmir is known as the paradise of India. The states Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh houses the famous hill stations like Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Palampur, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Nainital etc. Some other famous cities are Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Jammu, Ladakh (Leh), Srinagar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar etc.