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Agra

In Uttar Pradesh Agra lies on the banks of river Yamuna.It about 204kms away from the Delhi.

Allahabad

Allahabad is among the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the sacred pilgrimage centres of India. It is an important city where history,culture and religion create a confluence much like the sacred rivers that caress this land.

Almora

Almora has a striking nature and it falls under the Kumaun region of  East of Uttarakhand. It was the only hill station which was not founded by the English .It is one of the three hill districts of Kumaon.

Amarnath

Amarnath is one of the most praised of Hindu temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave is noted for its pillar of ice or the ice lingam is visited by thousands of pilgrims mostly during the month of July and August.

Amritsar

Amritsar is situated in   Punjab.It is known for its Golden temple. Ram Tirath is known for the fair which takes place in the month of November and lasts for about four days.

Ayodhya

Ayodhya is located in Uttar Pradesh, concentrated more towards the northern region of India. It is situated on the banks of river Saryu in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

Badrinath
The name Badrinath is derived from the word "badhri" or the wild berries which are seen in plenty here. The main legend behind this place is that Lord Vishnu came to Badrivan for self-mortification after he was reproved severely by narad for indulging in worldly pleasures.
Bhimtal
The town of Bhimtal is more popularly known for its lake resort. The ideal time to visit Bhimtal is between mid April to mid July or during mid September to October.
Binsar wild life sanctuary

Binsar wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 200 species of native and migratory birds of exotic varieties and has been declared as an “Important Bird Area by Bird life International.”

Chail

Chail in the state of Himachal Pradesh is a prosperous town noted for its palace hotel, wldlife sanctuary, gurudwara sahib, kali ka tibba, siddh baba ka mandir and the famous cricket ground.

Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and Punjab.It is about 260 kms from Delhi .It is situated in the foothills of the Shivalik Hills.

Chamba

Chamba is now one of the most popular tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh known for its historic values.Thus a tour to Chamba, is a serene beauty which makes it an ideal holiday retreat.

Chopta

Chopta is also popularly referred as mini Switzerland and is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Chopta is surrounded by dense forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons and is at an elevation of about 2,600mts above sea level.

Corbett national park

The Corbett national park named after Jim Corbett was established in the year 1936 and is also referred as the Hailey National Park. The Corbett Park also takes the credit of India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj.Spread out over five hills the town is named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is famous for tea gardens, magnificent view of the Himalayas, Kanchenjunga peak, beautiful valleys, trekking to high altitude and famous toy train.

Dehradun

Dehradun is a major educational centre boasting of a premier educational institutes such as the Forest Research Institute, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Indian Military Academy a host of public schools and colleges.

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is known for its cool breeze, warm sunlight and moderate temperatures which gives the hill resort a pleasant weather. It is splendid to watch the mountain capped with the sun and covered with hazy mist.

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is also popularly referred as Little Lhasa after the Tibetan immigrants to this hill station. The word Dharamshala means, an inn attached to a temple.

Dudhwa national park

The Dudhwa National Park is situated in the Lakhimpur-Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh where the northern edge of the forest lies close to the Indo-Nepal border. The river Suheli marks the southern boundary of the Dudhwa National park.

Faridabad  

Faridabad, the industrial capital of Harayana was mainly built to protect the high road running between Delhi and Agra.It is the commercial and economic centre of the state.

Gangotri

Gangotri is the source of river Ganga and is situated in the Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand and is nearly 250 kms away from Rishikesh.Gangotri is quite famous for it is the place where the sacred water of Ganga, the holiest river of India touches earth for the first time.

Great himalayan national park

Great Himalayan National Park in the state of Himachal Pradesh is situated in the beautiful district of Kullu with snowcapped mountains, river valleys, and steep cliffs

Gulmarg

Gulmarg is located in the  Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg literally means 'Meadow of Flowers' and is close to the Indo-Pakistan border. It is about 57 km southwest from the capital city of Srinagar.

Gurgaon

Gurgaon is Located in Harayana as a district it is at a distance of 30 kms from Delhi. This place is also known as 'Guru Gram' or 'Guru Gaon'.

Haridwar

Haridwar has been a centre of religious and historic importance from the early ages. A religious city that has been remembered by different names in our scriptures and ancient historic epics.

Jalandhar

Jalandhar is situated at a distance of about 84kms from Amritsar. It is at a distance of about of 146 km from Chandigarh.

Jammu

Jammu is the northernmost state of India and takes off majority of the Himalayan mountains.Jammu is also referred as the city of temples for there are number of shrines with beautiful shikhars.

Kausani

Kausani was originally referred by the name Valna and is situated at a distance of about 53 km to the north of Almora flanked by the rivers Kosi and Gomti.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath at an altitude of about 3584 metres is one of the famous twelve Jyotirlingas of Kedar or Lord Shiva and is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is also one of the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.

Kargil

Kargil is situated in the district of Ladakh of the state Kashmir, India. It is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing.

Kullu

Kullu at an altitude of 1200 m oriented more towards the Northern region of India is situated in the central part of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Kumaon

Kumaon in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand is separated from Nepal in the east by River Kali.The number of temples in kumaon which is a lot of tourist attention. Katarmal is very famous temple in kumaon.

Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra in the district of Karnal of the Harayana state is situated at a distance of about 150 km northwest of Delhi.

Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. It extends along the banks of the river Gomti. This is also popularly referred as "City of Nawabs".

Ludhiana

Ludhiana is industrial metropolis of the Punjab industry.This city situated on the banks of the Sutlej River.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is named after a shrub called Mansur which is grows wild and is quite common in the Himalayan foothills. A unique feautre of the houses here is that most of them are named after the native places of those who first built and lived in them.

Nanda Devi National Park

The Nanda Devi National Park is located in the upper Himalayan ranges of the Chamoli district in the Garhwal division in the state of Uttaranchal. The park extends from the latitude 30°24' in the North to the longitude 79°53' in the East. On all three sides the Nanda Devi National park is surrounded by mountain peaks except in the West.

Pahalgam

Pahalgam in the state of Jammu and Kashmir about 95kms away from Srinagar is concentrated more towards the Western region of the state amidst the Himalayas.

Patnitop

Patnitop is a little table land, a popular hill resort, situated at an altitude of 2,024 metres, is becoming very popular with the tourists because of its very pleasant sourroundings.

Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is the eastern most district of Uttranchal, bounded by Tibet to the North and Nepal to the east. It is strategically an important location. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity.Pithoragarh is popularly known as the "Little Kashmir”.

Rajaji National Park

The Rajaji National Park is rich in fossils which include both its flora and fauna thus giving a lot of opportunities to wildlife and nature lovers.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet in the state of Uttaranchal at a distance of about 59 km from Nainital is situated at an altitude of 1824 m above sea level.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh has been the centre of spiritual and religious activities since ancient times. This place situated on the right bank of the river Ganga is surrounded on all sides by beautiful hills

Shimla

After independence, Shimla became the capital of Punjab and was later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Sohna hills

There is nothing much the history of this place but Sohna literally means `gold' in Hindi. The charming holiday resort Sohna is known as `Sona' because once, gold dust was collected from the sands of streams flowing around it.

Srinagar

Shimla has a rare range of built heritage and is surrounded by thick forests of pine, Himalayan oak, flowering rhododendron and tall cedar-the 'almost-legendary'deodar trees.

Valley of flowers

The Valley of Flowers nestled in the Himalayas sprawls over an area of about 87.50sqkms along with heart throbbing alpine flowers.

Varanasi

Varanasi is located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . This is one of the oldest living cities in the world.Varanasi is the religious centre of the world of Hindus.

Vrindhavan

Vrindavan located in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is around 151 km south of Delhi and it is noted for Temples

Zanskar

Zanskar is situated in the Ladakh border of the Kargil district at an altitude ranging from 3500 m to 7000 m above sea level. It is a very remote mountain valley spread over an area of 7000 sq. km.