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As we are all waiting for what will happen with Greece??, I am honored to post another article by Rohit Agarwal:
Rohit has an intense passion to travel and is captivated with the beauty of his country. He not only loves to explore different destinations, but also loves to transmit his passion through his writings.
Top 5 Travel Destinations in North India
Travelling is not just a journey! It is a quest that takes an individual through a passage to reach a destination that lets your soul meet the soul of nature. It is a feeling of salvage that connects every traveller to his destination. Travelling in India is in itself a divine feeling and to add to the divinity, your encounter with North Indian region adds to the charm of your travel. There are many places to draw the sight of a visitor in North India, but let us take you through a “Track” – which will invoke the traveller within you
Taj Mahal – The “T” in the Track
One amongst the Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal finds its place in the heart of every lover. This sculpture of human creativity poses itself in the city of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Irrespective of the hustle bustle of the city and the crowded surroundings with thousands of visitors each day, this monument bestows the silence of a sage in the minds of every visitant. It surprises every eye with its architecture and the beauty of the tomb leaves you mesmerized. Known as the symbol of love, the Taj Mahal has propagated its glory even through the Indian film Industry. The Taj Mahal does not only resemble the immense love and passion amongst lovers but also depicts the strong bond between human and art.
Rishikesh – The “R” in the track
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A compounding city – Rishikesh, not only provides access to the Himalayas but also to the spiritual Char Dham of the North. Rishikesh is a hill town stilled in the state of Uttarakhand. The town is a host to a blend of travellers looking for adventure as well as spiritualism. While being a gateway to the Char DhamYatra, Rishikesh assures to instigate the adventurous side of its traveller through the water sports that grab your attention while jaunting within the town. The bridges traversing the river Ganga, popularly known as the LaxmanJhula and Ram Jhula are a must visit during your tour to Rishikesh
Amritsar – The “A” in the track
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This holy city of the Sikhs does not only attract your tending for The Golden Temple, but is also a witness to the massacre of 1919. The Jallianwala Bagh tells you the tale of this cruelty and stands as an evidence of Indian history. The awestruck view of the Golden Temple that embraces people of all religions and cultures is a lifetime experience. The food (Langar) hall in the Golden Temple provides meals to everyone; irrespective of caste, status, creed or sex throughout the day and night (nonstop) and serves almost 75000 devotees per day. This divine experience in Amritsar enriches your soul
Chandigarh – The “C” in the track
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Chandigarh – the city that is a capital simultaneously to two states: Haryana and Punjab is a Union Territory. It is realized as the first planned city of India. The city attracts attention of every visitor, national or international towards its intellectual architecture. The replica of modern India, the city of Chandigarh is famous for the Rock Garden, which is a sculptured garden spread over a 40 acres of land. It is the most beautiful depiction of ‘Best out of Waste’ as it comprises of man-made versions of water fall, sculptures and decorative, built out of home and industrial waste. Designed by a government official named Nek Chand, the rock garden is an entire cosmos of creativity.
Kashmir – The “K” at the end of the track
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Also called the Paradise on Earth, Kashmir is jewelled between the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. The unmeasured beauty of the landscapes and heavenly view of the rivers and valleys covered with orchards, imbibes a feeling of attainment to desires of every traveller. The stay in the houseboats of the Dal Lake in Kashmir is in itself a fulfilling experience. The aroma and essence of the spicy Kashmiri food also adds to the romance that this city carries in its air. Kashmir is a traveller’s delight and a stay at this nature’s paradise adds a feather in the travellers cap.
It is said that Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but a trip to North India proves that beauty lies around everywhere, you eye for it or you don’t; but it will not allow you solace in this Promised Land.