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North India Travel – Best Plans & Top Experiences

Facts of North India

North India Travel
Narmada River--Mahanadi River line divides India into north and south parts, with the boundary of Vindhya of Madhya Pradesh. To the north of Vindhya, there are big cities like Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad and Calcutta. The main languages of North India are Hindi and Urdu. Most northern residents believe Hinduism.

North India Travel Highlights

North India travel routes are diverse. The northernmost Kashmir region boasts snow-capped Himalaya, which is a paradise for outdoor sports lovers and explorer. The central Ganges River Plain area, with numerous historical sites and natural beauty, attracts visitors all over the world to visit. The most popular North India travel route is “Golden Triangle” consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. People can admire world-renowned Taj Mahal, magnificent World Heritage sites and glory of Indian civilization. Besides, you can taste traditional Indian cuisine in North India.

Best North India Travel Plan

Recommended Route:

Culcutta → Darjeeling → Varanasi → Khajuraho → Orchha → Agra → Jaipur → Pushkar → Udaipur → Jodhpur → Jaisalmer → Delhi

North India Travel Map

Features: This wonderful North India travel route consists of 12 cities. It starts from Calcutta in the east, through the middle of the cloud-foggy mountain town of Darjeeling, the holy city near the Ganges River, Varanasi, and sex statues city, Khajuraho, and passes Orchha which owns the ancient castle of Mughal, Taj Mahal and colorful Rajasthan. Then tourists can visit Pink City, White City, Blue City and Golden City, and finally arrive in Delhi.

Suitable for: First-time travelers to India, and people interested in historical relics.

Travel Days: 8 to 15 days

Tip: This recommended North India travel route is the best arrangement. You can increase or decrease the city according to your preferences and plan your stay time in every destination. Delhi and Calcutta are the most convenient entry and exit airports.

Calcutta (Kolkata)

Located in West Bengal and as a cultural capital of India, Kolkata is famed for splendid ancient Indian culture. Durga Puja is the grandest festival in Kolkata. During this time, people decorate Goddess Durga lavishly and held many celebrations.

Major Attractions:

Park Street, also called Mother Teresa Sarani, is a must-see spot in the city. People can visit colonial buildings and find great local restaurants. As night falls, the wonderful nightlife just begins. Visit Mother Teresa’s Mother House is necessary. People can see the house where Mother Teresa lived and her items to mourn this great lady who devotes her whole life to helping ill and poor people. Victoria Memorial is worth watching. Tourists can admire many collections of colonial period in this museum. In addition, Dalhousie Square and Old Court House Street are must-see ones in Kolkata.

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Victorial Memorial, Calcutta
Victorial Memorial, Calcutta
Ganges River, Varanasi
Ganges River, Varanasi


This city is a sacred place for Indians because of Ganges River. It is an amazing experience to watch people bathe in the river to wash away sins or the dead are burned by their family. You can rent a boat floating along the Ganges at sunrise to immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. In the evening, there are many openly Ganga Puja you can admire. Numerous Ghats are everywhere and you can watch prayer ceremony to feel the mystical religion culture. Varanasi also has many interesting bazaars where you can buy local products and souvenirs.


This small city is renowned for the national treasure - Taj Mahal, which is a great monument symbolling the Mughal king’s love for his wife. Yamuna River is a perfect site to watch Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset, or you can boat on this beautiful river. Besides, people can visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site to watch remained towers and palaces. Fatehpur Sikri is a religious site consisting of two parts of mosques and royal palace buildings where tourists can appreciate many excellent temples and palace complex.

Taj Mahal in Agra
Taj Mahal in Agra
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Amber Fort, Jaipur


As a famous part of “Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit”, Jaipur is an important stop in North India travel, attracting lots of people to visit this pink city. People can walk around the old city to see elaborate buildings and historical remnants.

Major Attractions:

People can visit Amer Fort, a beautiful fort featuring Hindu and Islamic style and you can admire Sheesh Mahal, also called “hall of mirrors” within it. Hawa Mahal is an iconic spot because of its pink walls and innovative design of windows. City Palace and Jantar Mantar are also worth visiting. Tourists can visit magnificent palace complex and preserved-well historical relics.


Located in Rajasthan, mainly the desert drylands, Udaipur is a beautiful and romantic city. The city is littered with pure white marble buildings, so it is known as the White City and hailed as “Oriental Venice”. It totally deserves to be considered in North Indian travel plan.

Major Attractions:

Bagore Ki Haveli is a museum, full of paintings, art crafts and personal items with more than 100 rooms where people can take a peek about royal family life. Tourists can boat on Lake Pichola to watch the stunning view of city. City Palace is the largest palace in Rajasthan, with majestic lookout and cannon on its balcony. After the continuous expansion of many princes, it has become a gathering palace complex. From the upper deck of the palace you can watch the lake and the whole city. Jagdish Temple is the largest temple in Udaipur, with very fine carvings engraved on the walls and exterior of it, and located 150 metres north of the entrance to the City Palace.

City Palace, Udaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi


As the capital of India and an essential stop of “Golden Triangle Circuit”, Delhi is a must-see city in North India travel. People can visit many historical remains and also feel the vibrant modern life in this city.


Major Attractions:

Qutub Minar, a World Heritage site. It is the tallest brick minaret in India and is engraved with Quran and patterns. Red Fort, a symbol representing India’s fight for freedom. People can watch light show in the evening. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. People should dress up appropriately when visit it. If you are weary of bustling tourism sites, Lodhi Garden is a great choice. This fascinating garden offers a tranquil getaway for walkers and yoga enthusiasts.

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