North india facts

North India forms the largest region in India. From the high peaks of the Himalaya it embraces the great flat plains of the Ganga valley and the upland plateaus of the northern Peninsula. This enormously diverse landscape is home to an equally wide range of peoples, from those of Mongolian and Tibetan stock in Leh and Ladakh to some of the earliest of India's settlers, the tribal peoples in Madhya Pradesh. At the same time it has what is rapidly becoming the country's fastest growing and most important metropolitan city, Delhi. Delhi has become the starting point for most travelers. Centrally located to the northern region and well connected with all parts of the country, it has developed the style and facilities of a modern and sophisticated capital. However, many of its densely populated quarters still show all the signs of urban poverty and deprivation which successive governments have been unable to remove.