North Zone | India
The 6 states come under the north zone of India, which is includes Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir. Being bordered by the expansive Himalayas, the Northern part of India is known for its temperate climate. While states lying in the mountain range have low population, the fertile river plains of Indus and Ganga are extremely overpopulated. This region has mostly been the ruling capital for empires covering most of the countries and hence a large number of pilgrimage sites, famous cities, and sandstone monuments are present here. One can also experience a lot of diversity in culture, food, and lifestyle by just traveling a short distance.
Jammu & Kashmir has been endowed with many beautiful and scenic natural landscapes. Having numerous lakes and valleys along with some famous Hindu pilgrimage sites, this state is visited by tourists throughout the year. While traveling through Himachal Pradesh, one can view the snow-clad peaks of many Himalayan mountains. Camping and climbing mountains are the favorite pastime of tourists traveling here. Relaxing and enjoying one’s summer vacations in the hill stations of Kullu, Manali, and Nainital is one of the most desired wishes of travelers coming to this region. On the side of HP lies Punjab. Lying on the tributaries of Indus, Punjab is a major agricultural state of India and is known for its bountiful harvest. Thus one can expect a lot of greenery and farmlands while traveling through the state. It’s capital Amritsar, is famous as one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in the world due to the magnificent Golden Temple present there. And down the border of Punjab you will find the desert state of Rajasthan. Most of the area of Rajasthan is occupied by the Thar desert, thus the culture, lifestyle, and food here have developed by adapting to the arid region. It has many famous cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, etc. known for their spectacular landscapes, huge forts, and mahals.