4 Cities To Visit in North India For a Wholesome and Memorable Trip
India is full of surprises, there’s no surprise in that. However, most tourists from outside the country have a predefined set of general notions about the country. Some are here to experience its cultural beauty, while others are more interested in witnessing the ‘poor’ lifestyle of Indians, as projected in several media channels and movies.
Though we’re not certainly saying that all Indians are rich, but if you stereotype an entire population of 1.3 billion as some primitive people unable to make their ends meet, you’re in for a big shocker when you come here.
Anyway, the point here is that India is full of rich and diverse experiences. From North to South and East to West, each region has its own unique story to tell, and we can bet you’ll fall in love with them.
The ‘Hindi’ belt in Central North India is among the most visited regions in the country. This area is rich with medieval architecture, interesting cultures, engaging lifestyles and half a billion friendly people. This region alone offers a diverse range of experiences, and you’re going to have to take multiple trips to truly enjoy it.
However, if you want to make the most out of North India in a single trip, all you need to do is visit these four cities which will offer you a complete essence of the entire region. These cities are Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi. The first three constitute the golden triangle in India, while the last one, Varanasi, is often deemed as its spiritual capital. You could club them all in a single trip in your Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi. Let’s discuss all these cities individually.
The capital city of India would most likely be the first place where your plane is going to land. Being one of the biggest cities in the country, Delhi has a lot to offer to its visitors. From ancient & medieval architectures to Wild-party clubs, there is an extensive range of things to experience here. You are going to need a tour operator in India to give you the best experience of the city while saving you from the hassles of ticket bookings and hotel reservations. Our suggestion would be to enjoy the historical beauty of this city in the daytime and go wild with its modern party culture in the evening.
From Delhi, the closest city in the list is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. But Agra is more than just the Taj. The city is famous for several of its other architectural wonders, which includes the famous Red Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula’s tomb (which is famously referred to as the second Taj due to its striking resemblance) and more. Additionally, Agra offers a wide range of delicious cuisines that you won’t find anywhere else in India.
There are many ways to get to Agra from Delhi. You could take a two and half hour long train, but most trains on this route are tightly booked for weeks, if not months. Alternatively, a half hour long flight is a readily available option, but why waste time on air travel for such a short journey. Our advice would be to take a road trip from Delhi to Agra. The highway is smooth and we can guarantee that you’re going to have an amazing three hour journey.
Next in the list is the charming pink city of Jaipur. As the capital city of the Rajasthan, Jaipur is a hub of a wide range of cultures and traditions from across the state. If you want to enjoy the essence of Rajasthan in a single trip, this city should literally be your go-to place. The walled city within it is painted completely in pink, something very unique to this city. Don’t forget to enjoy an eclectic range of Rajasthani food when you’re here.
When in Jaipur, do remember to enjoy its night life. It may not be as grand as in some cosmopolitan city, but there are some really beautiful clubs and lounges in Jaipur that are absolutely worth checking out while you’re in the pink city.
Last but not least, the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi. This might seem too cliche when we call it a truly magical city, but you’ll only understand it when you experience it first hand. Situated on the shores of India’s most worshipped river Ganges (or Ganga, as it’s called in India), Varanasi offers daily prayers to Gods every evening. Do remember to participate in one of these prayers and that’s when you’ll understand what spirituality truly feels like.
So, did you like our single tour package of North India? What other cities, in your opinion, must be added to this list? Do let us know in the comments and help travellers from around the world, who are planning to visit India, in enjoying a memorable trip to our beautiful country.