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Top Places to Visit in North India by Road In March 2021

North India is a diverse and tourism rich landscape with mountains, plains and flowing rivers. The diversity of flora and fauna found in this part of the world is unmatched and paired with the cultural heritage and history of the land it has become a paradise for travelers. Some of the most prominent and promising places to visit in Northern India for you to add to your bucket list, are as follows:

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20 Best places to visit in Northern India in 2021

Places State
Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh
Kullu and Manali Himachal Pradesh
Dehradun Uttarakhand
Mussoorie Uttarakhand
Amritsar Punjab
Chandigarh Punjab & Haryana
Agra Uttar Pradesh
Mathura and Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
Delhi Delhi
Kasauli Himachal Pradesh
Kasol Himachal Pradesh
Ranikhet Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett Uttarakhand
Almora Uttarakhand
Patnitop Jammu and Kashmir
McLeodganj Himachal Pradesh
Spiti Himachal Pradesh
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Bir Himachal Pradesh

1. Dharamshala

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Dharamshala is one of the places to visit in north India by road. The captivating views of Dhauladhar Ranges, gleaming Dal Lake, lush green deodar forests, make this hill station a much sought after one. You can even go for camping here.

  • Things to do: Trekking, paragliding
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

2. Kullu and Manali

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The twin tourist destinations, Kullu and Manali are every tourist’s favourite. The refreshing weather, verdant greenery, and dreamlike landscape are some of the reasons why tourists frequent these places often. You can also try various adventure sports here.

  • Things to do: Trekking, paragliding
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

3. Dehradun


Dehradun is one of the best places to visit in North India with family. You can drive all the way from Delhi and reach this beautiful place in a few hours. The pleasant weather and scenic beauty of Dehradun will surely keep you in good mood. Some of the places you can visit here are Khalanga War Memorial, Shikhar Fall, Guchhupani, and Sahastradhara.

  • Things to do: Visiting various attractions
  • State: Uttarakhand

4. Mussoorie

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Nestled in greenery, this is one of the places to visit in north India during summer. Mussoorie is also preferred by trekkers. To add more thrill to your trip, you can even try paragliding here. The tourist attractions here include Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Jharipani Falls, Camelback Road, and Benog Sanctuary.

  • Things to do: Trekking, paragliding
  • State: Uttarakhand

5. Amritsar

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Amritsar is frequented by tourists all round the year. The Golden Temple looks absolutely divine and the Kada Prasad offered to devotees is delicious. You can also visit other places like Jallianwala Bagh, which is located near Golden Temple. You can also plan a trip to Wagah Border.

  • Things to do: Visiting various attractions
  • State: Punjab

6. Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, the first planned city in the country, is also one of the best visiting places in north India. There are so many things that you can do and see in this city. From Rock Garden to International Doll Museum, from Chattbir Zoo to exploring various pubs, you will have something to do in this city in every hour.

  • Things to do: Visiting various attractions
  • State: Punjab & Haryana

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7. Agra

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You can reach Agra from Delhi in just 3 hours and 30 minutes. Doesn’t it sound good? You will certainly visit the Taj Mahal, but apart from that you can also take a tour of Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula, and Fatehpur Sikri. Each of the attraction in the city is awe-inspiring.  

  • Things to do: Visiting and admiring various attractions
  • State: Uttar Pradesh

8. Mathura and Vrindavan

Banke Bihari Vrindavan

These two are the paces to take your family to, especially if there are elderly members in the family. They will simply love the place as the heritage temples and garden in Vrindavan. One of them is said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna while the other is where he spent his childhood.

  • Things to do: Visiting and admiring various attractions
  • State: Uttar Pradesh

9. Varanasi

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It usually is a religious place but also a perfect destination for a road trip. The century old temples and the evening aarti at the ghats are truly worth-witnessing. The environment at Varanasi is very peaceful. Varanasi is also famous for the silk saris that are made here as well as the world famous Banaras Hindu Univesity.

  • Things to do: Visiting and admiring various attractions
  • State: Uttar Pradesh

10. Delhi

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When you are going on a road trip to north India, there is no point you can miss Delhi. Apart from being the capital of India, Delhi is also one of the tourist places to visit in North India. The city houses several monuments, forts, gardens, and India gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. You will need more than a week to visit each corner of the city. While you are in Delhi, don’t forget taking a tour of the old city.

  • Things to do: Visiting and admiring various attractions
  • State: Delhi

11. Kasauli

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Kasauli is one of the best places to visit in north India, especially during the summer season. The weather is pleasant and tourist attractions are worth-visiting. There are many resorts in the city where you can spend days relaxing and lazing around. You can also explore the small market in the hill station from where you can buy souvenirs, jam and even locally made wine.

  • Things to do: Visiting and admiring various attractions
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

12. Kasol

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It is another popular hill station in north India which is known for its lovely weather and enchanting atmosphere. If camping is in your mind, keep your camping gear ready. The trekking and camping experience is one of a kind here.

  • Things to do: Trekking, camping
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

13. Ranikhet

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Even if you are in your worst mood, the weather and environment of Ranikhet will pep you up. It is also an ideal destination for the couples as they can spend some quality time together away from the noise of the city.

  • Things to do: Visiting and admiring various attractions
  • State: Uttarakhand

14. Jim Corbett

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As you are planning your road trip to the popular places in north India, you must add Jim Corbett to your bucket-list. The Corbett Tiger Reserve is a must-visit place if wildlife fascinates you. You can also opt for trekking along the trails and boating here.

  • Things to do: Boating, wildlife spotting, trekking
  • State: Uttarakhand

15. Almora

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Almora can be your perfect weekend retreat. The alluring panoramic view of this hill station is something you must witness. The place is also a great one for trekking and camping. You can also take a look at the attractive local market there.

  • Things to do: Trekking, cave exploring, shopping
  • State: Uttarakhand

16. Patnitop

Patnitop - Kashmir Port

Jammu and Kashmir is indeed a gem of India and Patnitop, which is situated in the Udhampur district of J&K, pays homage to the famous quote “heaven on earth”. Situate at the banks of Chenab River it is a plateau on the Shivalik range and yet the accessibility to this location is not compromised.

  • Things to do: Strolling in the park, visiting Naag Mandir and trekking
  • State: Jammu and Kashmir

17. McLeodganj

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This beautiful hill station situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, is also known as the little Lhasa due to evident influence of Tibetan and British. This place is the home to the one of the most famed spiritual leader of the world, Dalai Lama. Dotted with great cafes and Tibetan food joints, this place has great view of the Himalayan mountain range.

  • Things to do: Trekking, Hiking, Exploring the local cafes
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

18. Spiti

Spiti Valley

You can club the spiritualism of Spiti with the mesmerizing visuals that unfold in front of you. The relaxing atmosphere of the village as well as the many monasteries will make you forget the chaos of urban life and reconnect you with nature. For fun, you can also enjoy the adventure sports offered here such as paragliding.

  • Things to do: Trekking, visiting monasteries, paragliding
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

19. Lucknow

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Instead of the hills, the city of Lucknow allures it’s visitors with the promise of delicious food, historical sights and the regal lifestyle. This is one of the oldest cities in North India and has a deep cultural connection with a tradition of music, cuisine and many gardens.

  • Things to do: Visiting the many tourist attractions
  • State: Uttar Pradesh

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20. Bir


A small hamlet with a lot of peace and serenity, this beautiful village offers medication centers, ecotourism and spiritual studies. Many Tibetan monks along with monasteries moved here from Tibet and settled here, bringing with the cuisine, culture and architecture. Today you can also go there for some of the best paragliding in India.

  • Things to do: Hiking, visiting monasteries and paragliding
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

There is truly no dearth of options when it comes to finding a place to visit in the picturesque and tranquil land of North India. Some of the places as mentioned above feature prominently in any brochure of tourism in India and the best part is that most of these are well connected through roads. If you wish to start your travel and exploration of these places, a great option is Revv car rental services, which gives you unmatched value for money and complete flexibility. The mouthwatering cuisines, mesmerizing sights and captivating experiences await you in North India.

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