Northern region of India consists of the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan and Union Territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. North India is one of the most climatically diverse regions on Earth. During summer, the temperature often rises above 35 °C across much of the Indo-Gangetic plain, reaching as high as 50 °C in the Thar desert in Rajasthan and up to 49 °C in Delhi. During winter, the lowest temperature on some of the plain region dips to below 5 °C, and below the freezing point on the higher altitudes. Heavy to moderate snowfall occurs in Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Ladakh and Uttarakhand. Much of North India is known for heavy fog during the winter season.
Northern region of India is well-known for its tourist spots and serene beauty. The ancient temples and spiritual places in the northern India are a real symbol of eternal faith. In the swaying chains of Himalaya endures this cave temple of Vaishno Devi, located in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Amarnath cave temple in Jammu and Kashmir is considered to be one of the holiest shrines and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas that commemorate the location of fallen body parts of Goddess Parvati (Sati).
Ranakpur Jain temple is known as one of the largest and most important temples of Jain culture. Dilwara Temples are a group of Jain temples located near the Mount Abu in Rajasthan. The Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is one of the oldest and best-known Jain temples in Delhi.
Some of the major Buddhist Monasteries of the country’s northern zone include names like Phuktal Monastery and Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, and Tsuglagkhang Complex in Himachal Pradesh. These not only showcase Buddhist aesthetics but are also a perfect scenic spiritual retreat.
Gurudwaras in North India are also a prominent pilgrimage attraction from every corner of the country. Golden Temple in Punjab, Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji in Himachal Pradesh, Hemkund Sahib, in Uttarakhand, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, Nada Sahib in Haryana, and Manikaran Gurudwara in Himachal Pradesh are known to be some of the most significant Gurudwaras and pilgrimage centers for the Sikhs devotees.