Top 10 Travel Destinations in North India

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North India is a place where you can experience all six seasons in a year. Moreover, the one can experience heavy snowfall at one place and extreme heat just few hundred kilometres away. This part of India is very rich in culture, food, history, flora & fauna. Here are top 10 travel destinations of North India which are chosen on the travellers feedback.

JAIPUR

The Pink City is one of the most visited tourist destination among foreign tourists. The city is famous for its rich heritage, forts, palaces, cuisine, art, culture and welcoming people. It also one of the three cities of most travelled tourist circuit of India –The Golden Triangle.

AGRA

The city is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Taj Mahal. The architectural marvel is one of the most visited sites in India. The morning sunrise view of this white beauty is on the bucket list of people around the world. This city is also the one of the three cities of famous tourist circuit of India – The Golden Triangle.

SHIMLA

At a height of 2,200 meters above the sea level, this beautiful hill station used to be the summer capital of British Government. The influence of British era can be seen on architecture & infrastructure of this city. Beside its spellbound natural beauty of pine & deodar trees on high mountains, one can experience its ancient cultural & religious practices, local food, toy train, mountain treks, local village walks and lot more. It is one of the recommended cities in north India.

(Pic Credit: Oberoi Hotels)

VARANASI

This holy city is one of the oldest civilized cities in the world. The city gives cultural shock to most of the western tourists. It holds a great importance in lives of Hindu people because of its religious importance. The city is calm and chaotic at the same time. The streets blocked by cows, shops offering snacks & chai(tea), people taking bath in Ganges & offering prayers, evening aarti ceremony at the Ganges, local priests chanting mantras in Sanskrit and yogis doing mediation are some of the common experiences which makes people from other countries nostalgic.

NEW DELHI

Delhi is the capital city of India. The old Delhi has some UNESCO heritage monuments, biggest wholesale markets of Asia, narrow streets but people with big hearts and lots of street food. On the other hand New Delhi offers architecture marvels, modern infrastructure, night life, shopping malls and markets.

JODHPUR

The blue colored houses of the city make it the blue city. Jodhpur is very rich in culture & heritage. The UNESCO world heritage site – Mehrangarh Fort is one of the biggest forts in the world. The small villages like Pali & Bishnoi near Jodhpur are must visit for people want to experience the ancient Rajasthani culture.

JAISALMER

Jaisalmer is called the Golden city as city is on the desert & all buildings are made of Golden Sandstone, giving it a golden color. The city has a live fort where there are houses, temples, market & havelis still exist. You may also enjoy sunset camel ride in the desert followed by traditional dance show and dinner.

LADAKH

The white desert is one of the coldest places in India. With average temp. of 5*C, Ladakh is famous among tourists for its natural beauty, snow clad mountains, lakes, monasteries and one thing which makes it top the bucket list of most youngsters is the highest motor able roads in the worlds which are like heaven for motorbike lovers.

GARHWAL

If you want to see the simple & innocent people living in the mountains and proudly following their traditions & rituals, then Garhwal is the place. You can experience the solace in the stone houses along the riverside’s making their way through the mighty mountains.

UDAIPUR

The royal city was once the home to the one of the greatest Rajput warriors of Indian history. The city is also called the lake city as it has three big lakes. The royal palaces, river side restaurants & markets, markets and forts make it one of the most visited place by travelers. The wall of Kumbalgarh fort is the largest wall after the Great Wall of China.

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What is the Golden Triangle Tour?

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Golden Triangle Tour is the most famous tour of Incredible India. The tour comprises three major cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. All three cities are at approximately at equal distance to each other and they make a triangle shape on the map. Thus the name comes from here only – Golden Triangle Tour.

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle Tour

The tour starts from Delhi and the itinerary can go like this:
Day 01: Delhi Arrival
Day 02: Delhi
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri OR Abhaneri – Jaipur
Day 05: Jaipur
Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi

Best Time To Visit:
OctoberThough one can do this tour in any season but the best time for this tour is October to March. It also important from the festive season point. The major Indian festival & fairs fall into this period only. 

How Much Time:
Min. no. of days: 05
Max. no. of days: 08

Temperature:
October – March: Min 4*C / Max 35*C (Moderate temperature in Oct, Nov & Mar || Cold during Dec, Jan & Feb)
April – September: Min 18*C / Max 46*C (Moderate Hot during Apr & Sep || Extreme Hot during May, Jun & Jul || Hot & Humid in Aug)

Best Mode of Travel:
Though it can be covered by either a car or train but traveling by car is recommended as it saves hassle to reach the station, hiring car each day for sightseeing and arranging pickup & drops. Moreover, having a private car adds more flexibility to your schedule. There is no major cost difference. A car will charge you for the whole tour but if you choose to travel by train then you have to pay for sightseeing, market visits and Pickup & drop separately. I know you may be interested in Indian rail journey experience. For that you can choose on train ride from Delhi to Agra.

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Client’s Feedback : A True reward

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A Client’s positive words is the best reward in service industry. To get rewarded this way regularly, we at Virsa Travels focus on two main aspects: Reliable Services and Authentic Experiences.

Our two female clients from Denmark visited India in Dec 2014 and they had very good experience. They booked some unique activities like Cooking Class in Delhi, Slum Visit in Delhi, Old Delhi Walk Tour, Village Tour in Agra, Boat Ride in Varanasi and Elephant Farm visit in Jaipur. These tours not only give you some authentic experience of Indian culture but also break the monotony historical tours. These tour can be anywhere from 2 hours to 12 hours long and the price range is $ 10 – 150 per person.

Anyways, they returned back to their country happily and sent us this very good feedback. You can also see the attached screenshot.

Virsa travel and Mr. Rahul was  incredible! I don’t really know, if incredible can describe them enough. The was such a big help under our journey through India. Even after we said goodbye, they were only a phone call away. They made us feel safe. And we will always be thankful. This agency is the best!! They have our best recommendation.

Golden Triangle India – A Brief

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If you are planning a short tour to India, then continue reading this article…

Golden Triangle India – probably the first & most common words you hear either from Google or a travel agent when you are planning a trip to India. The reasons may be numerous – as it starts & ends at capital ‘New Delhi’, better infrastructure, cultural & historical diversity or a wholesome short tour within your budget.

Golden Triangle – The term

Golden Triangle is the tour which covers three major destination of Incredible India viz. New Delhi – the capital, Agra – the city of Taj Mahal & Jaipur – the royal city of Rajputs. All of them are within a radius of 250 KM to each other & form a triangle when mapped.

How it works?

A standard tour is of 4 nights & 5 days & is operated like this:        

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport) & transfer to your hotel. After check-in proceed for full day tour of Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi includes visit of Jama Masjid, Rajghat & drive past Red Fort. Tour ofNew Delhi includes visit of Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb & drive past India Gate, President’s House and Secretariat buildings.

Day 2: Delhi – Agra

In the morning, either drive or board an express train to Agra. On arrival, check in your hotel & visit Agra Fort followed by a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal – the seventh wonder of world, built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal. In the evening, you may visit local marble factories just to have a glimpse of how the beautiful work is being done.

Day 3: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

Early morning, drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti. After visit continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in your hotel. In the evening, you may go to Chokhi Dhani, the ethnic resort which represents Rajasthani food & Culture.

Day 4: Jaipur

In the morning, proceed for full day sightseeing of Jaipur city including an Elephant farm, Observatory, City Palace, Wind Palace, Lake Palace & Amber Fort.

Day 5: Jaipur – Delhi

After breakfast, you may visit the local bazaar & famous jeweler market for some souvenirs. Afternoon drive back to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi by evening and transfer to International airport for your flight back home.

Best Season October – March
Min. no. of days 04 Days
Max. no. of days 06 Days
Estimated cost(The above cost is just an indication per person cost on double sharing & may change time to time, depending on variables) Tour Type INR USD EUR
Standard 13,000-15000 215-250 175-200
Deluxe 19000-23000 315-385 255-305
Luxury 30000-40000 500-670 400-535

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