Things to Do in Northern India (Part 2)

Gaze upon the Golden Temple, Amritsar
The Golden Temple is the holiest temple in Sikhism constructed in 1577, and is also known as the Harmandir Sahib which is a much-recognised symbol of Northern India. The temple is constructed on the edge of a large body of holy water featuring the glinting golden façade which houses the sacred Adi Granth scripture. This exquisite temple attract visitors and worshippers from around the world. The temple is great place to visit both in daytime when the gold glitters, and at night, when the entire complex is illuminated.

Climb the minarets of India’s largest mosque, Delhi
Delhi is not only a transport hub but also house to various interesting destination. One of the best is the Jama Masjid which is the largest mosque in India with a huge complex, with space capacity to fit over 25,000 worshippers. The view over the mosque and the maze of streets that surround it from the 40-metre-high minarets is absolutely breathtaking. The interior features marble and red sandstone detailing.

Feast on north Indian cuisine
Whether or not you love Indian food, the Northern India’s cuisine is packed with flavour, and is definitely something you must try while you’re in the region. North Indian cuisine features vegetarian dishes which served with naan bread, roti or samosas, all washed down with a fresh cup of chai. Garam masala is also a popular spice that you can find in many dishes such as curries, palak paneer (spinach and cheese) and aloo ghobi (potato and cauliflower).

Cruise Udaipur’s tranquil Lake Pichola
If you have been tired with the craziness of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Udaipur is a refreshing change with forested hills, the delightful, open and breezy Lake Pichola. The lake attracts both local and international visitors to explore on a lake cruise in which it passes the wonderful temples, ghats and houses. Many cruises stop off on the island in the centre of the lake, where the Lake Palace Hotel offers delicious refreshments served in its amazing rose blooming gardens.