The most important thing is what it is, that you like to discover or relish while you are travelling to a country. It can also be your personal preference or special interests which draws you to a country or a particular destination. India as a tourist destination offers a gamut of choices for unforgettable holidays due to its sheer diversity, both geographical and cultural. There are a variety of options available to the travelers during their tour to India.
If you like to get familiar with the Indian culture and its rich heritage then a cultural tour which covers various monuments, caves, temples and other historically significant landmarks is the best choice. A cultural tour would be a long one as India is dotted with various landmarks and places of cultural importance. South India as well as North India abounds with an array of important cultural destinations.
Getaways in South India
If you are a lover of golden beaches, swaying palms and pristine splendor of nature, then South India is where you should head. Most of the Indian beaches are in South India. Goa is one of the major attractions among international travelers with its exotic beaches and colonial charm. Kerala, recently voted as the best destination in Asia, is another popular destination in South India. Vast stretches of tranquil backwaters, Ayurveda and spirituality are the major allure of Kerala. There are several other destinations in Pondicherry, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu which attracts tourists from around the world to South India. There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South which includes the Group of Monuments at Mamallapuram and Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur.
Getaways in North India
North India also offers an array of travelling options to the tourists. Taj Mahal, the monument of love and one of the seven wonders of world is in Agra. Several majestic architectural landmarks like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, ISCKON Temple, Birla Mandir and Fatehpur Sikri lies in and around Delhi, the Capital of India. Most of the hill stations (if you love adventure, cool weather and pristine natural beauty) are easily accessible from Delhi. In fact Delhi serves as the perfect base to explore the hill stations, the majestic lands of Rajasthan and even Nepal and Bhutan. There are a number of trekking trails, white water rafting routes and breathtaking mountain peaks awaiting the travelers in the North India.
Specialty Travel Options
Another hassle free way to explore India and it’s most popular and significant landmarks, is to take a luxury train tour. Although it’s an expensive way of travelling, it takes you on a whirlwind tour across the choicest of destinations and India. Although a bit on expensive side, it saves you a lot of time as you get to sleep on the ultimate luxury of train during the night and visit major cultural and historical attractions during the day. All worries about food, lodging and tour guide take a back seat while you are aboard a luxury train tour. There is an array of luxury trains in India which includes ultra modern Maharajas Express train offering enlightening and world class tours across the major tourist destinations in India.