The term North India officially refers to the states of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh. The Indian Himalayas, the Thar desert, the Indo-Gangetic plain and small part of Tibetan Plateau dominate the natural scenery of North India,
Hindustani classical music or Shastriya Sangeet is the classical music of North India. It is a tradition that originated in Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving since the 12th century
The rich cultural diversity of North India is most clearly shown by the many different classical and folk dance styles found here. Starting with Bhangra (men’s dance) and Giddha(women’s dance) from Punjab to Kathak; from Ghoomar and Kalbeliya dance from Rajasthan to Kinnauri Nati from Himachal Pradesh; Karma from Jharkhand to Panthi from Chhattisgarh; from Jagars and Pandva Nritya from Uttarakhand to Rouf of Kashmir.
Due to tremendous amount of natural and favorable living condition, North India always remained politically, economically and culturally the most important part of the entire South Asia and has been the historical centre of the Maurya, Gupta, Pala, Harsha, Mughal, Maratha, Sikh and British Indian Empires.
North India includes several national parks such as the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Jim Corbett National Park, Keoladeo National Park and Ranthambore National Park, Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Park, Great Himalayan National Park, Kanha National Park etc. There are around 500 varieties of mammals, 2000 species of birds, 30,000 types of insects and a wide variety of fish, amphibians and reptiles in the region.
10 of the most important world heritage monuments along with it’s diversified flora & fauna, music & Dance, wildlife to festivals makes North India one of the most favorable tourist destinations in the world.