The Plains of India are considered to be the country's heartland. The Ganges and Yamuna rivers flow through this region. Major events of India's history took place here.

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Delhi is India's capital and the home of the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of Government.

Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 200 km from Delhi.

Varanasi, once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern India.

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Uttar Pradesh is a state in the Plains region of India. Uttar Pradesh has the largest population of nearly 167 million.

Madhya Pradesh is a state in the plains of India. The name "Madhya Pradesh" means "central region", and derives from its geographical position.

Bihar is a state in Northern India. It lies on the Gangetic plain, with Uttar Pradesh to its west, West Bengal to its east, Jharkhand to its south and with Nepal to its north.

Punjab is a state in the northwestern part of The Republic of India. When India was divided, the region was divided along religious grounds.

Haryana is a state in India. A Hindu-dominated state that split off from largely Sikh Punjab in 1966.

Chandigarh is India's first planned city, quite distinct from the rest of the country and considerably better organized.

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