North or South India Which One Is Best Tour Option For You?

Want to materialize your dream tour of India but you aren’t confident on where to travel first, North or South? We compiled this post to help you choose easily. Have a look!

These are two entirely different destinations and have a lot of things to offer. We are here providing details of what each City in these parts of India have to offer.

Exploring The North

Heritage places, ancient forts and temples and unique delicious dishes this is something that you get here in North India. If you are interested in History then you should visit here a brief description of the famous destinations is given below.

1. Delhi

lotus-temples

For the foreigners, the tour normally starts from the capital city Delhi. After landing at the Delhi Airport you will have a chance to witness the ancient past and modern India at the same time.

You can see ancient mosques, forts and other stunning structures created by Mughal rulers in their ruling time.

2. Taj Mahal

Taj-Mahal7th wonder of the world, Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh is a must visit place if you want to know about the love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. It is said that for materializing this marvellous architect piece took 22 years and 20000 workers. The main ingredient is marble and it is one of the most visited places in India.

Suggested Tour : Golden Triangle Itinerary – Cover Delhi, Agra & Jaipur

Taj Mahal Full Day Tour

3. Golden Temple

Golden TempleLocated in Amritsar, it was founded by the 4th guru of Sikhs Guru Ram Das in 1577. Pilgrims from all over the world visit this place often. Along with the tales of bravery Amritsar’s street food is also a thing which makes visitors come here. It has a significant religious importance in Sikhs.

Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour with Amritsar

4. Varanasi

City holds a special place in the heart of Hindus and persons who believes in Hinduism. It is famous for its relation with Lord Shiva who is the god of destruction. You will find numerous temples and holy ghats in River side. Its hotels also make the city great by providing the river view from their rooms or balconies.

Suggested Tour : Delhi Agra Jaipur tour with Varanasi (Ganges Tour) for 9 days

5. Udaipur

udaipur

Udaipur is listed in one of the royal cities in India. Its beautiful gardens made for the royal families in ancient times, temples, mansions and other alluring buildings makes the place must visit in your North India Tour.

Best thing to observe here is the combination of architecture style of Rajputs and Mughals as they both ruled the city for a long time.

Suggested Tour – 8 days Itinerary of Golden Triangle Tour with Udaipur

Recommended Luxury train tour : Choose Maharajas Express Train Tour to explore Udaipur in a luxurious way. Check Maharajas express Train Fare and Booking dates.

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Must read : 10 World Heritage Sites to Visit with Maharajas Express

6. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

The most amazing thing of this city of Rajasthan is fort built in 1156 and its fairy tale of sandstone city. You will find a lot of mansions, shops and many temples here. Whereas Camels safaris still make it one of the most visited places in North India.

7. North Indian Cuisine

If we talk about street foods then you can enjoy a variety of chats according to the place. Chats including aloo chat, Dahipapadi chaat hold much popularity. Very famous street food dish in North Indian is Golgappa which has its unique taste. Tandoori chicken, Thali in local restaurants, Amritsari Kulcha and Bhalusahi are some of the dishes you should taste in North India.

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Exploring the South

Group of states Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu is famous as common name South India. These places are completely different from the destinations of North India stated above. So here we will know about the places to visit in South India.

1. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi

When we talk about the historical places in India then this place of south India has its respectable place with its great history. The old monuments, ancient buildings can be found here. You will feel some kind of energy in this last capital of Vijayanagar. Some tales stating that there are spirits living in these ruins.

Read more : Top 5 Things To Do In Hampi

2. Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

This place is the best fit for those who want to enjoy the drink experience on the boat of palm-fingered Kerala canals. You can enjoy the South Indian dishes with beer while boating in the canal. Resort on the backwaters increasing the number of visitors every year. Why don’t you check it once?

Suggested Tour : Itinerary of Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala Backwater

3. Varkala, Kerala

Varkala

Apart from having beach experience, there is a fairy tale of its religious importance. It is believed that the water of papanasham place cleanses away your all sins. And if you have a chance to visit this place in the months of March or April you are more likely to enjoy the huge festival in the temple.

Suggested Tour : 14 Days Itinerary of Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour with Kerala

4. Kochi

Fort Kochi

Spirits that are fond of exploring historical places on foot, you should visit here. Most of the buildings are stored as heritage and environment remain pleasant throughout the year. Chinese net of fishing and Kathakali dance also make it best place to visit in India. You can enjoy the ancient ayurvedic treatment here.

Also Read : Top 12 Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Interesting Activities in Kochi for Tourists

5. Madurai

Persons who want to enjoy the marvellous architecture of temples. Meenakshi Temple is one of the oldest temples in the world. It is believed that Madurai has a history of more than 4,000 years. Its Chithirai festival celebrated in April can give you unique experience of Hindu religion.

Read More : 8 Best Places to Visit in Madurai

The Most Spiritual Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

6. Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore

Only this place shares a similarity with the destinations of Rajasthan. In the time period of 1399 to 1947, it was the capital and its Mysore Palace shows the royalty of the kings. It has the pieces of architecture from various ruler families including Mughals, Gothics and Rajputs. A lot of sandalwood and study of yoga makes it an important place if you’re interested in Hinduism.

Read more : 15 Top Places To Visit In Karnataka

7. South Indian cuisine

There are many dishes in South India which has their unique taste including Idli, Dosa, Sambar, Biriyani and Thali in local restaurants. The difference in North Indian thali and South Indian Thali is that in the local restaurants of south India provide completely different ingredients. If you want to dine with locals in the South, you can enjoy your meal on the leaves of the bananas.

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Conclusion

From a brief overview of this northern and southern India, we hope that you will get answers to your difficult and puzzling questions.

In our opinion, you should visit the place which looks familiar or you want to be familiar. Ask your heart and you will get the answer to this difficult question.

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