10 places to visit in North India
- Taj Mahal
- Sri Harmandir Sahib
- Red Fort
- Amber Palace
- Hawa Mahal
- City Palace
- Jama Masjid
- India Gate
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Qutab Minar
1. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was constructed in 1632 with a height of 73 meters by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. It took 22 years to build the Taj Mahal occupying 42 acres of land. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and it is considered one of the great tourist attractions with millions of annual visitors.
Taj is considered the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage by the UNESCO world heritage convention. The enormous love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife made him build this huge memorial.
There is an entry fee to enter the Taj Mahal. You will be requested to pay ₹1,100 per person but you will not be allowed on Friday. Natives can visit Taj by just paying ₹50 per person. Taj is one of the best places in India with millions of annual visitors all across the globe.
2. Sri Harmandir Sahib
Sri Harmandir Sahib is located in Guduwa, Panjab. It was constructed in 1604 by the fifth Sikh guru later it was reconstructed in 1809 by Maharaja Ranjith Singh. Harmandir holds the holy book of Sikhs ‘The Adi Granth’. It is one of the popular destinations in India with millions of annual visitors.
There is no entry Sri Harmandir Sahib.
3. Red Fort
Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1638 later he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It took 10 years to build this monument and it is considered a UNESCO world heritage site. In the present day, events like Independence day is conducted by the Prime Minister of India and he/she hosts the national flag of India in Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Red Fort was used as the primary residence of Muhal Emperors and it is famous for its enclosing walls of Red Sandstone that are built-in Indo Islamic & Mughal Architectural styles with a height of 18-32 Meters. Lal Qila is one of the best places to visit in India with tons of daily visitors.
There is an entry fee to enter this attraction. You will be requested to pay ₹500 per person and ₹25 to carry a camera with you. You will not be permitted to enter Red Fort on Mondays.
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4. Amber Palace
Amber Palace is located in Amer, Rajasthan. Raja Man Singh built this palace and it took 25 years to complete this construction. It was built in sandstone and marble by using Mughal & Indigenous architectural styles occupying 4 square kilometers.
This palace was used as the main residence of the Maharajas of Rajputs & their families. Now it’s considered as one of the greatest tourist attractions in Jaipur with tons of daily visitors.
There is an entry fee to enter the Amber Palace.
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5. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is a popular palace located in Jaipur, Rajasthan and it was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh using pink sandstones with a height of 15 meters. It was used as the residence of the royal ladies of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
The Palace of Winds housed 3 floors and 953 small windows with pink-colored works. The main reason to build this palace is for the king’s ladies to observe the down streets safely without going out on the streets and Hawa Mahal is considered the most recognizable monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
It is one of the best places in India with thousands of visitors. Enjoy the Hawa Mahal with your beloved ones exploring it.
Entry fee for Hawa Mahal
There is an admission fee to enter the attraction. You will be requested to pay ₹200 per person and natives can enter by paying only ₹50. Hawa Mahal welcomes you all the days including Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
6. City Palace
Opened in 1727 by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was considered the main residence of the king and his family, in the present day, it is used as a Textile gallery on the ground floor, a library on the first floor, a museum, and offices. You can witness the heirlooms, weaponry, and habiliments of royal families in the museum of Jaipur Palace.
Entry fee for City Palace
There is an entry fee to enter the attraction. Take a look at the fee table below.
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7. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is a mosque located in New Delhi, India. It was opened in 1656 by Mughal emperor Akbar using the Mughal architecture, and Indo-Islamic architectural styles. It is considered one of the largest mosques in India and it holds around 25,000 people.
There is no entry fee to Jama Masjid.
8. India Gate
India Gate is located in New Delhi, India. It is a war memorial built in 1931 with a height of 42 meters. The main reason for building the gate is to dedicate the soldiers of British India who died in the war from 1914 to 1919.
There is no entry fee to enter India Gate.
9. Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Singh built this gigantic palace in the year of 1929 to help the people of Jodhpur to survive the harsh situation of farmers. 2,000 to 3,000 people got employed building this Umaid Bhawan Palace. This beautiful and huge palace is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
The palace was built with Indo-Saracenic, Classical Revival, and Western Art Deco architectural styles and it occupied 26 acres of land. Umaid Palace houses 347 rooms, paintings, museums, a party hall, and many other mind-blowing sites. Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the best places in India with tons of daily visitors from other countries.
There is an entry fee to enter Umaid Bhawan Palace. You will be requested to pay ₹100 per person. It will be open all day including Sunday and you can enter the attraction from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy with your family and friends.
10. Qutab Minar
This National Monument is located in New Delhi, India. Qutab Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak with a height of 73 meters in 1193. The main reason for building this monument is to celebrate the Muslim dominance over Delhi after the death of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler.
Qutab Minar is also called the victory tower and it is considered India’s largest tower & got listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It has become one of the best tourist attractions in India with millions of annual visitors.
There is an entry fee to enter the Qutab Minar. You will have to pay ₹500 per person and ₹25 to carry a camera for photos & ₹25 for taking videos. Have fun traveling with your family and friends.