India travel Guide for first timers
First-time TO INDIA-THIS Is the place YOU SHOULD PLAN.
Within this blog, lets try and have a look at how you should plan the visit and what’s the easiest method to experience India.
You could possibly decide on your plan based on the following
Regions namely south, east, west, central, north and north east – India has various regions each featuring its own unique nature. To pay almost all of India adequately, even 60 days will not be enough but with respect to the time offered by hand you could possibly choose regions which satisfy your itinerary.
Secondly your plan might be according to your interests by way of example historical places, hill stations , desert , beaches, wellness or spirituality, temples – jyotirlingas or buddha circuit, heritage/festivals or wildlife – India has everything it’s possible to obtain.
INDIA TRAVEL ITINERARY Depending on REGIONS
In north India, we have hills , places of spiritual importance,wildlife & historical places – Delhi, Agra, Ladakh, Kashmir,Shimla- Manali , Nainital- Corbett- Binsar , Dehradun Mussorie,Dulhousie,Dharamshala, Amarnath, Badrinath,Kedarnath, Haridwar- Rishikesh, Mathura- Virindawan, Varanasi , Lucknow Amritsar.
In West India- We’ve desert ,temples, wildlife and beaches. Primary states are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mahrashtra & Goa. Places like Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Kutch, Somnath, Shirdi, Gir, Dwarka, Ajanta Ellora, Tadoba and Goa come in this region.
Central India- There is full of wildlife and heritage cities like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Khajurao, Jabalpur, Sanchi , Ujjain ,Mandu and Pachmarhi (the only hill station where That i used to stay)
South India- Heritage, Back water, hills and wildlife- Hampi -badami-begur, Kerela backwaters, Ooty, Munnar, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari,Bandipur- Mudumalai forests, Rameshwaram, Udupi, Kodaikanal etc.
East India- Hills, heritage and wildlife- Kolkata-Shantiniketan-Sundarbans,Darjeeling, Ranchi- Gaya,Konark- Puri,Andaman Nicobar Islands etc
North East India- -Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,Meghalaya, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland , Tripura.
For anyone who is not particular about anything but would want to experience India in general, An excellent opportunity to start from north, cover most regions and a lot important places, arrived at west after which central India, then east and north east and last south region.
INDIA TRAVEL ITINERARY IF You’ve APPROX 2 MONTHS IN HAND
Cover these in north & west region – Delhi(A couple of days)- Agra (48 hours)- Jaipur(48 hours)- Udaipur(A couple of days)- Jaisalmer(2 days) , Leh(Laddakh) (Three days) Manali (2 days) and Kashmir(4 days) and Goa (2-3 days). In central India – Khajurao (2 days), Kanha & Bandhavgarh(72 hours) (if you are interested in wildlife too ) . In East, choose Andaman Nicobar (Three days) and in north east- Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh 3-4 days). In south Kumarakom – Alleppey for backwaters(2 days), Munnar(Two days)for hill station and Hampi (1 day) for heritage.
Delhi and Agra is usually for the history. Delhi is one of the longest serving capitals and one from the oldest inhabited cities of the world and contains been the centre of an succession of mighty empires and robust kingdoms including Mughals. Agra established by Mughal empire is the place you will see the Tajmahal. Believe you’ve probably heard of it. Agra – Fatehpur Sikri include the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height revealing the prodigal tales of kings,queens as well as their kingdoms.
Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer come in Rajasthan state and therefore are most beautiful in comparison to other areas. I like Jaisalmer essentially the most however stay away from guides as well as the salesman store with tall claims about every stone there. For Jaisalmer, you may have to visit to Jodhpur as well however a day there’s enough. Rajasthan may be the colorful part of India, you’re going to get best of the hotels to be here like the most luxurious ones in India. Get on top of food, music & dance. Do taste Lal Mas if you like non veg and Marwari thali if you are a veg. Besides if you are a foodie do read our India Food Travel guide
In case you are traveling around December during Rann utsav festival that happens in Kutch in Gujarat, you could possibly take a look at adding couple of days more in your itinerary to visit the festival, if possible. Rajsthan and Gujarat are bordering states.From Delhi – Agra, you should do Jaipur, Jaisalmer and after that arrived at Udaipur. Udaipur to Ahmedabad (Capital of Gujarat is nearby and hence for Rann Utsav, it is possible to travel from Ahmedabad to Bhuj)
Manali, Leh and Kashmir is to witness the wonder and life within the Himalayas. They are hill stations and you will see snow from late december to March – April. Ladakh is photogenic and thus is Kashmir. This region can be a true feast for the eyes.Should you be attached to adventure travel as well as try one of the himalayan treks, this is the region because of it provided you might have more days taking place otherwise you will be ready to skip other locations.
Goa state in west India is the beach capital and is also like a pilgrimage to the majority of Indians for fun frolic and partying.
In central India , I propose Kahjuraho the industry band of hindu and Jain temples.Its a world heritage Unesco site and is also very renowned for Nagara style architectural symbolism in addition to their erotic sculptures. There are 85 temples built-in yesteryear however only 20 have survived till date. Add Kanha and Bandhavgarh provided that that suits you jungles and wildlife.
In north east region Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh – Again they’re hilly regions and very beautiful ones. Arunachal is supposedly probably the most beautiful aspects of India. You might want to arrived at Kolkata ( Capital of West Bengal in East region) to attend Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh either by flight or by train. These region usually are not that well connected but you are really worth the visit.
From Kolkata , you may even travel to Andaman Nicobar Islands if you love beaches and aquatic sports.Returning to South , you must do Hampi, again some sort of heritage unesco Site and Kerela which you could experience backwaters in Kumarakom and Allepy. Munnar is near to Alleppey and therefore for a few tea estate eye tonic, you can go to Munnar too.