(Last Updated on : 26/10/2016)
Capital cities of North India describe the history of royalty, the history of culture and the evolution of administration that came time to time with the advent of different local and foreign kings and the dynasties. The Northern part of India officially refers to the states of Punjab
, Jammu and Kashmir
, Himachal Pradesh
, Uttar Pradesh
Chandigarh is the richest city in India. It is the capital city of Punjab. Chandigarh is also known as Shopper's Paradise. It is known as the best-planned city in India.
Delhi is known as the National Capital Territory. It is serving as the capital of India. It is a city and a union territory of India. This city is dotted with numerous gardens, forts and monuments that were erected during the time of Delhi Sultanate
rule and the Mughal
rule in India.
Dehradun is regarded as the life-blood of Uttarakhand. Dehradun has been declared the provisional capital of the state of Uttarakhand, with Mussoorie
as the tourist hotspots.
Lucknow, the "City of Nawabs", is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh
. It is one of the most populous states of India. The city served as the capital of the Nawabs in medieval period to the early modern era. Lucknow
is also responsible for bestowing the fine culture, superb architecture of Bara Imambara
and delectable Mughal cuisine.
Srinagar is known as the "heaven on earth" and serves as the summer capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar is famous for its Mughal gardens, waterfronts and houseboats of Dal Lake
. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts
and dried fruits, which are popular in global market.
Jammu borders Kashmir to the north, Ladakh
to the east, Himachal Pradesh
to the south and Pakistan-administered Kashmir
to the west and for this it is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. While Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir is famous for Bahu Fort
, Palaces of Hari Singh
, the ruler of Jammu and Kashmir
in British era and Raghunath Temple
Shimla is known as the "Queen of Hill Stations". Before the Independence of India, Shimla was the summer capital of India. It is located in the north-west Himalayan Mountain Rang
e and now the capital of Himachal Pradesh
. It is the popular hilly capital city, populous with hill resorts, forest sides and the winding main street. The cynosure of Shimla is the Scandal Point
. From here, the flat open area known as the Ridge stretches east to Christ Church. From mid-July to mid-September, Shimla is frequently wreathed in cloud, and in winter it often gets a carpeting of snow.