Calm, Spiritual & Heavenly
Region - The region lies above the tropic of Cancer. The dominant geographical features of North India are the Indus-Gangetic Plain and the Himalayas, which demarcate the region from the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia. North India officially refers to the states of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh. The dressing style, food, culture and even language is different for these different states of north India.
Overview - North India includes the Hindu pilgrimage centers of Char Dham, Haridwar, Mathura, Allahabad, Varanasi, the Buddhist Monasteries, the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, etc. These are best locations to experience spirituality and to seek bliss. Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Humayun’s tomb, Red Fort, etc. tell the tales of invaders who came to India.
Jammu and Kashmir is known as the heaven on Earth. The beautiful landscapes of Kashmir and Leh-Ladakh will leave you speechless. The states Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are known as “The Abode of Gods” and are abundant in natural beauty. They offer the famous hill stations like Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Nainital and many more. There are lots of adventure activities like whitewater rafting, snow skiing, trekking, mountaineering, surfing and tiger safari that can be done in North India. This region also gives a chance to explore the world heritage site - “The Valley of flowers.” North India gives the perfect blend of amazing places to leave you spell bound with a memorable spiritual, cultural & eco-trips.
Food - To begin with, Kashmiri cuisines reflect strong Central Asian influences. In Kashmir, mostly all the dishes are prepared around the main course of rice found abundantly in the beautiful valley. Another delicious item cooked here is the 'Saag' that is prepared with a green leafy vegetable known as the 'Hak'. Impact of Mughlai food is quite high. People here are fond of lamb & mutton and know how to cook some really flavoursome and finger-licking good delicacies.
But on the other hand states like the Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh show high consumption of chapati (or roti) as staple food. Again, these chapatis are prepared with a variety of flours such as wheat, rice, corn, maida(all purpose flour), besan(gram flour), etc. Besides chapatis other closely related breads baked in these regions include Tandoori, Rumaali, Naan.