Through the Himalayas

The Luxury Trips
6 min readApr 28, 2022

North India is gifted with beautiful mountains, forests, and architecture. Not only that, it is a journey of food, various cultures, and monuments that make north India stand out. Here is a simple directory on what to experience while visiting some of the states of North India.

Jammu and Kashmir

Starting from the top, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India and is undoubtedly a gift from God. The whole form is filled with serene beauty. Your legs might get sore, but your eyes indeed are in for a treat while in Jammu and Kashmir.

What to see:

Jammu and Kashmir are filled with tourist spots. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that every district has a tourist attraction in this state. But by far, the best sites would be Yusmarg, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Gurez Valley, Srinagar, Vaishno Devi, Patnitop, Doda, Kishtwar, Sanasar.

What to eat:

Must try dishes include:

  • Modur Pulao (pulao cooked in milk and saffron and garnished richly with dry fruits)
  • Dum Aloo (who is not familiar with this dish, right?)
  • Kahva (Kashmiri spiced tea)
  • Khambir (authentic Kashmiri bread)

What to do:

If you are in Kashmir, your trip is incomplete without experiencing houseboats in Dal Lake. Where there are mountains, there is skiing — don’t miss out on it.

Where to stay:

The beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir has numerous amazing homestays, hotels and resorts. But if you want that luxury experience, here are some of our best picks:

· Khyber Resort

· Kolahoi Green Resort

· Rosewood Resort

· Heevan Retreat

· Ennco Resorts

· Wild Flower Resort

· Regenta Centre

· Eden Resorts

· Orchid Retreat & Spa

· The Kabo

Himachal Pradesh

If you want to experience Switzerland in India, Himachal Pradesh is for you.

What to see:

Himachal Pradesh boasts all the places commonly famous for snow, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, and the youngster’s favorite- Kasol!

What to eat:

Being so near to Tibet, Himachal Pradesh has a lot of Tibetan food options. One such must-try food item would be laughing-a boiled wheat flour sheet smeared in a special sauce. But if you want to try authentic Himachali food, Siddu is what you go with; nothing screams Himachali like Siddu.

What to do:

Camping is what you do in Himachal Pradesh. You pick a destination and camp overnight; no pleasure can override this feeling.

Where to stay:

Here are some of our best picks for the most luxurious experience in Himachal Pradesh:

· The Chapslee Experience

· The Lodge at Wah

· Taj Theog Resort & Spa

· Oberoi Cecil

· Oberoi Wildflower Hall


Uttarakhand is the state for trekkers. Here you won’t need a reason to go camping; the whole of India comes here to camp!

What to see:

If you are in Uttarakhand, you must not miss seeing Jim Corbett National Park; this place is clad with natural beauty. A visit to Haridwar is another site you can’t miss. And if you go to Uttarakhand and do not visit the Beatles’ Ashram in Rishikesh, are you even a fan?

What to eat:

The first thing that comes to our minds when thinking of Uttarakhand is the streetside maggie. But that’s not even on the list; Uttarakhand is famous for dips like kafuli and bhang chutney and sweets like Bal Mithai.

What to do:

It is safe to say, Uttarakhand is the adventure capital of India. Here you can bungee jump, do white water rafting, and go trekking in one of its many hills statewide.

Where to stay:

Here are some of our best picks for the most luxurious experience in Uttarakhand:

· Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa

· The Kumaon, Almora

· The Mandala House, Devaprayag

· Neemrana — Glasshouse on the Ganges

· Amayaah Resorts, Rishikesh

Uttar Pradesh

The state of temples, if you visit Uttar Pradesh, you are in for some genuinely religious and architectural experience.

What to see:

The Temples, for sure. Kashi Vishwanath, Ayodhya (currently in construction), Dashashwamwedh Ghat. And, of course, the rich Mughal architecture that the state boasts- Fatehpur Sikri and everyone’s beloved- The Taj Mahal.

What to eat:

From Agra’s Petha to Kanpur’s Makkhan Malai to Haridwar’s Dahi Bhalla, Uttar Pradesh boasts flavorful food in all corners of the state.

What to do:

For starters, a dip in the Holy Ganges is a must, and while you are at it, visiting the Kashi Ghat is worth a bucket list. After all, Kashi is known as the gate to salvation. Every Hindu comes here to dip their deceased’s ashes in the Holy Ganga. And how can we forget the mandatory pics with Mughal architecture!

Where to stay:

Here are some of our best picks for the most luxurious experience in UP:

· Oberoi Amarvilas

· Hotel Trident


In the fun state of India, there is one guarantee — you will not be bored if you are in Punjab.

What to see:

Punjab is known as the state with five rivers, and although most of these rivers are now in East Punjab (Pakistan), one can still visit Sutlej, Raavi, and Beas. Apart from visiting rivers, one must visit Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Partial, and Amritsar. Remember one thing, a visit to Punjab is a journey of trying different foods!

What to eat:

Does Punjabi food even need any introduction? Almost all of our order is for this cuisine when we go to family dinners! But if you must try some food in Punjab, it would be peda lassi, langar food of the golden temple, and course- all-time favorite, Paratha!

What to do:

For a real patriotic boost, visit the Wagha border; seeing the army march will make one feel proud of the country. And, how can one miss the Golden Temple when in Punjab? This is a place one most definitely should visit. Adding to this, and this might be a bit quirky, do not forget to experience the feeling of sleeping in the community cots placed all over the localities!

Where to stay:

Here are some of our best picks for the most luxurious experience in Punjab:

· Oberoi Sukhvilas

These are just a few recommendations, but the way to explore North India is to backpack through the ranges and let the road take you places! Nothing beats the experience of a road trip through the Himalayas.

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