North India

North India, known natively as Uttar Bhārat/Aryavarta (Devanagari: उत्तर भारत/आर्यवर्त, Nastaleeq: اُتر بھارت) or Shumālī Hindustān (Devanagari: शुमाली हिन्दुस्तान, Nastaleeq: شُمالی ھندوستان), is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India. But in a broader sense, North India includes northern and most of eastern India, the Indus Valley of Pakistan. The exact meaning of the term varies by usage. The dominant geographical features of North India are the Indo-Gangetic Plain and the Himalayas, which demarcate the region from Tibet and Central Asia. North India has been the historical center of the Maurya, Gupta, Mughal, Maratha, Sikh and British Indian Empires. It has a diverse culture, and includes the Hindu pilgrimage centers of Char Dham, Haridwar, Mathura, Allahabad and Varanasi, the Buddhist Mahabodhi Temple, the Sikh Golden Temple and the Muslim pilgrimage destination of Ajmer, as well as world heritage sites such as the Valley of flowers, Khajuraho, Bhimbetka Caves, Qutb Minar and the Taj Mahal.

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North India - Economy
... Further information Economy of India Once predominantly agrarian, the economic landscape is changing fast with rapid economic growth that has ranged above 8% annually ... Several parts of North India have prospered as a consequence of the Green Revolution, including Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, and experienced both economic and social development ... The highest per capita income states in North India include Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand and union territories of Delhi and Chandigarh ...
Santoshi Mata - Historical Development
... dedicated to the goddess, started springing up all over North India ... in the early 1960s with the establishment of five widely spread temples in North India ... Ma quickly became one of the most important and widely worshiped goddesses in India, taking her place in poster-art form in the altar rooms of millions of Hindu ...
Kurru - Ancient History
... is said to belong to Nishadha tribe of North India ... This tribe is also known as Kiratas in some places of North India ... The Erukalas are a variants or a branch of bhils of India ...
Mallaah - In North India
... Kewat community, who form the bulk of the boatmen class of North India ... In North India, the Mallaah have set up a caste association, the Akhil Bharitiya Nishad Sabha (the All India Nishad Association and Alert and ...
Sadashivrao Bhau - Third Battle of Panipat
... Bhau later moved North and captured the fortified village of Kunjpura with a blitzkrieg offensive that demolished the fort's ramparts with land mines and ... Rajputs, Sikhs, Shuja-ud-Daula and Muslim leaders in North India ... However, all the Muslims in North India including Shuja-ud-Daula(Nawab of Awadh) were persuaded by Abdali and Najib to join the Afghans in the name of religion and to save Islam ...

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