India has several attractions whether it is wildlife, monuments, nature parks, beaches, temples, heritage, hill stations or anything. A month is very little time for such a big country like India. But fear not, in turn, it is a very good time to get in touch with their culture, their people and their nature.
In this guide on what to see in a trip to North India in a month, we will talk about the main places to visit:
Delhi is the capital of India and the main entrance of India. You can love and hate this city at a time. There are several places in Delhi that are worth visiting. Delhi is dividing into two parts, Old Delhi and New Delhi. Chandani Chowk, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Garden are the main tourist attractions. If you are shopping lover then Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojni Nagar, Dilli Haat are the popular places. If you are foodie then must not miss Paranthe Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk.
Agra exists in the travel plans of any traveler, especially for a great reason – the Taj Mahal. Just to see Taj, it would be worth going there. Beyond its overcrowding and the times you can see in photos, your visit does not disappoint. Apart from the Taj, other attractions of the city are the Fort of Agra or Red Fort, built by the emperor Akbar in the 17th century. It is on the list of UNESCO monuments. Another attractive element of the city is to walk through the neighborhood of Taj Ganj near the Taj Mahal, full of small shops of all types and colors.
3. Vrindavan and Mathura
Vrindavan and Mathura are two small towns on the banks of the Yamuna River that are on the way to Agra. According to tradition, Mathura is the place where Krishna – an avatar of the Lord Vishnu, came to the world and spent his early years. On the fest of Janmashtami at the end of August-beginning of September, his birth is celebrated.
The highlights of Mathura are some of its temples and its ghat, such as the Vishram Ghat. Vrindavan is another very interesting place, in which its temples, like snowy Prem Mandir or its ghats, impregnate the city with a very powerful ritual magic.
Rajasthan is a state in the west of India and one of the most interesting areas to see in a trip to India and the amount of cities, temples and historical monuments. Among the most prominent places are: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Udaipur. In Rajasthan, between the cities of Agra and Jaipur, is the Chand Baori – a famous stepped cistern, one of the largest and deepest in India with 13 levels and 3500 steps. There are several national parks to explore the varieties of flora and fauna. Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Kumbhalgarh National Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary etc. are the most popular to experience wildlife safari in Rajasthan Tour.
Orchha is a small fortress city located south of Agra. On the route that goes through Khajuraho to Varanasi. It is famous for its large fortress palace located on a temporary island that is located on the Betwa River. Jehangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Phool Bagh, Chhatris, Chaturbhuj Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Dauji ki Haveli, Sunder Mahal are the top attractions to visit in Orchha.
If Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho is famous for its hinduistic temples with erotic sculptures of the Kama Sutra. Located halfway between Agra and Varanasi, this place is another essential. Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Eastern Group of Temples, Adinath Temple and Javari Temples are the most popular to visit. Apart from temples one can explore Panna National Park, Raneh Falls, Ken Gharial Sanctuary, Ajaigarh Fort, Beni Sagar Dam, Archaeological Museum Khajuraho and Jain Museum.
Varanasi is the city where the essence of India is concentrated. This sacred city of Hinduism, bathed by the river Ganges, mother Ganga, is the place of pilgrimage of many faithful who, in their last phase of life, come to her to die and reach the liberation of the wheel of reincarnations that she postulates the Hindu religion. Therefore, the city has a special energy, very dense, at times. The axis of life takes place in the Ganges ghats, of which 2 are those destined to cremations, funeral ceremonies that can be witnessed from a distance and with the utmost respect (no photos). Another of the most special moments is the Ganga Aarti ceremony, a Hindu religious ritual of worship of the Ganges, where fire, aromas, songs and dancing are a spectacle.