India travel Guide for newcomers
India travel Guide for first timers
First-time TO INDIA-THIS Is the place You must PLAN.
In this blog, lets try to have a look at how you need to plan the visit what is actually the best way to experience India. Best travel blog
You could determine your plan using the following
Regions namely south, east, west, central, north and north east - India has various regions each which consists of own unique nature. To cover almost all of India adequately, even two months might not be enough but then with regards to the time available at hand you could pick regions which fit your itinerary.
Secondly your plan could be determined by your interests for instance historical places, hill stations , desert , beaches, wellness or spirituality, temples - jyotirlingas or buddha circuit, heritage/festivals or wildlife - India has everything one can obtain.
INDIA TRAVEL ITINERARY According to 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 have 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 are available in this region.
Central India- There's full of wildlife and heritage cities like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Khajurao, Jabalpur, Sanchi , Ujjain ,Mandu and Pachmarhi (the only real hill station where I did before 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.
Should you be not particular about certainly not would want to experience India overall, An excellent opportunity to start from north, cover most regions and most important places, come to west after which central India, then east and north east and last south region.
INDIA TRAVEL ITINERARY IF You've got APPROX 2 MONTHS At your fingertips
Cover the following in north & west region - Delhi(Two days)- Agra (48 hours)- Jaipur(48 hours)- Udaipur(2 days)- Jaisalmer(2 days) , Leh(Laddakh) (72 hours) Manali (Two days) and Kashmir(4 days) and Goa (2-3 days). In central India - Khajurao (A couple of days), Kanha & Bandhavgarh(72 hrs) (if you're enthusiastic about wildlife too ) . In East, choose Andaman Nicobar (72 hours) and in north east- Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh 3-4 days). In south Kumarakom - Alleppey for backwaters(Two days), Munnar(A couple of days)for hill station and Hampi (24 hours) for heritage.
Delhi and Agra is primarily for that history. Delhi is probably the longest serving capitals and one in the oldest inhabited cities around the globe and possesses been the centre of an succession of mighty empires and powerful kingdoms including Mughals. Agra established by Mughal empire is where you will discover the Tajmahal. Am certain that you've probably heard of it. Agra - Fatehpur Sikri will be the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height revealing the long lost tales of kings,queens in addition to their kingdoms.
Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer appear in Rajasthan state and they are most beautiful when compared with other places. I personally like Jaisalmer essentially the most however stay away from guides and the salesman available with tall claims about every stone there. For Jaisalmer, you may have to stop at Jodhpur as well however a day there exists enough. Rajasthan may be the colorful portion of India, you will get best of the hotels to be here such as 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 an advanced foodie do read our India Food Travel guide
If you are traveling around December during Rann utsav festival that takes place in Kutch in Gujarat, you might have a look at adding couple of days more for your itinerary to attend the festival, when possible. Rajsthan and Gujarat are bordering states.From Delhi - Agra, you should do Jaipur, Jaisalmer then arrived at Udaipur. Udaipur to Ahmedabad (Capital of Gujarat is nearby thus for Rann Utsav, you'll be able to travel from Ahmedabad to Bhuj)
Manali, Leh and Kashmir is to witness the beauty and life within the Himalayas. They are hill stations and you'll see snow from late december to March - April. Ladakh is photogenic and so is Kashmir. This region is a true feast for the eyes.If you are attached to adventure travel as well as try among the himalayan treks, this may be the region for this provided you might have more days available otherwise you are 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 just for fun frolic and partying.
In central India , I suggest Kahjuraho the number of hindu and Jain temples.Its a world heritage Unesco site and it is very famous for Nagara style architectural symbolism as well as their erotic sculptures. There have been 85 temples internal earlier times however only 20 have survived till date. Add Kanha and Bandhavgarh only if that suits you jungles and wildlife.
In north east region Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh - Again they are hilly regions and intensely beautiful ones. Arunachal is supposedly just about the most beautiful aspects of India. You might want to arrived at Kolkata ( Capital of West Bengal in East region) to go to Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh either by flight or by train. These region are not that well connected but are definitely worth the visit.
From Kolkata , you may even go Andaman Nicobar Islands if you love beaches and water sports.Coming back to South , you want to do Hampi, again some sort of heritage unesco Site and Kerela where one can experience backwaters in Kumarakom and Allepy. Munnar is close to Alleppey so because of this for a few tea estate eye tonic, you can visit Munnar too. Best travel blog