Northern India is the soul enriching cultural heartland of the subcontinent, the home of the Vedic Hindu civilisations holiest cities, of empires created and destroyed, of religions born in its hinterland and some of the wonders that the world has seen. A land of colourful markets , of vibrant costumes, of high mountains and magnificent monuments. The land has on offer a wide and varied sights and experiences for every taste. You could go on a cultural tour with a visit to the Golden triangle, the most popular tour for most first timers visiting India that combines a glimpse of the best of North India with a visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. There is much more on offer to a visitor than these, one could go on village safaris in the rural hamlets dotted around the states, visit one of the many wildlife sanctuaries for a glimpse of the elusive tiger, walk on some of the tallest mountains ranges in the world and of course go on a cultural expedition exploring some the most fabulous monuments, forts and places and experiencing the cuisines. The fertile, well watered lands gave its rulers the prosperity and wealth to build such impressive capitals as Orchha and Khajuraho, to establish centres of learning such as Nalanda and Varanasi and opulent palaces, gardens and monuments, the most spectacular of which is the Taj Mahal.