Explore The Plains

The Plains of India are considered to be the country's heartland. The Ganges (Ganga in Hindi) and Yamuna rivers flow through this region. Major events of India's history took place here. This region contains the large and politically significant states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, and the country's capital, New Delhi. It is the large space of level land that is made by the Ganges River in the northern parts of modern India and the border surrounding areas of the Himalayas. It is an important part of the countries of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Its space of about 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) is the home of about 1 billion people (about one in every eight persons alive today). Its western edge is the Thar Desert; its northern edge is the Himalayas, the highest mountains on Earth; its eastern edge is the Ganges Delta, the largest river delta in the world; and its southern edge is made by the Vindhya and Satpura mountains and the Chota Nagpur Plateau.

Bihar
Despite being one of the poorest states of India, Bihar boasts a rich cultural heritage from the Maurya times.

Chandigarh
The capital of both the Punjab and Haryana, designed by Le Corbusier.

body of water near green mountain during daytime
body of water near green mountain during daytime
red leaf trees on gray concrete road under blue sky during daytime
red leaf trees on gray concrete road under blue sky during daytime
black motorcycle parked near lake during daytime
black motorcycle parked near lake during daytime
Delhi
The bustling capital of India.
Haryana

Madhya Pradesh

brown concrete building near body of water during daytime
brown concrete building near body of water during daytime
brown rocky mountain beside body of water during daytime
brown rocky mountain beside body of water during daytime
black motorcycle parked near lake during daytime
black motorcycle parked near lake during daytime
Punjab
The Sikh homeland with the Gold Temple.

Uttar Pradesh
The most populous state in India with its wide range of attractions, from the world-famous Taj Mahal to the ancient city of Varanasi.

people near TAj Mahal
people near TAj Mahal