Honest Guide For Traveling To North India In 2020

(Last Updated On: March 21, 2020)

Why would anyone like to come to India? India is crowded not only with people but with animals too. They are everywhere. Even if you are walking, talking, eating you are never alone, once you are outside your Hotel Room. Many say it is dirty and unhygienic as well.

 Then why risk your health, book your flights, travel for hours and come to India?

  • “BECAUSE THE EXPERIENCE IS WORTH IT!”

Go to China, Russia, Australia or anywhere else but what happens in India stays in your heart forever! This place amazes you at every corner.

10 seconds guide to the post:

  • About North India
  • Festive season
  • Climate
  • Places of North India (Food, culture, transportation, and airport)
  • Costly or pocket-friendly, Airport(Yes or no?)
  • FAQ

North India: Cheap, Delicious and Heavenly gorgeous. Book your tickets to India and get amazed!

“Hard Mountain, peaceful temples, Flowing River, Daring Wildlife, Delicious Food”North India is an all in one package. You can trek the Himalayan mountain range, Dive in the pure Ganga river, touch your spiritual soul in temples, shop in the local market and the list is never-ending.

Here is an overall guide to North India from Temperature, food places and budget for you this year!

Climate :

The climate in north India differs for different months.

  • November to Feb – Pack your winter clothes as the temperature may fall down to as low as 5 degrees in most of the states.

What is beautiful in winters:  Explore the temples of Haryana, the beauty of Punjab, the streets of Delhi, the mountains of Uttarakhand. If you are a snow lover travel to Jammu and Himachal.

  • Mach to July – Keep yourself hydrated as the summer seasons of North India can go as high as 40-45 degrees.

What is beautiful in summers: This is a good time to visit Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, and Uttarakhand

Festivals :

North India is home to two major festivals, Holi and Diwali which is a huge attraction for foreign tourists.

The festival of color Holi will bring out happiness from the core of your heart. Many tourists visit India to enjoy this festival. Diwali is the festival of lights and is celebrated in October-November. Get your flights to India and be amazed by lights around you, crackers in the sky.

 

Delhi, NCR

The capital of India is ready to welcome you with an open heart. Delhi acts as the center point to all the places in North India. Delhi is connected with major flights of the world and domestically to all the important airports of India. This city is all about food, monuments and heritage places, shopping destinations in the local market. The most popular tourist destinations in Delhi are the Red Fort, Qutub Minar,  India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Jantar Mantar, Lotus Temple, Chandni Chowk, and Connaught Place.

Other Top Spots –

  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Lodhi Gardens
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Jama Masjid
  • Agrasen ki Baoli
  • National Rail Museum
  • National Gallery of Modern Art.

Food

  • Awadhi Biryani
  • Tandoori Chicken/Tikka
  • Chaat and experiment with a lot of street food.

Roads of Delhi – Being the largest populated city Delhi is loud and noisy. Online Cab services are available with ease. The Local Auto Rickshaw (TUK-TUK) will come in handy and cheap.

Best time to Visit – October to March

Airport – Yes. Indra Gandhi International airport. (Check flights to India here)

 

Punjab/Haryana

The region of Punjab (meaning Five Rivers)  is crossed by five major tributaries of the Indus River. The states of Punjab and Haryana have very fertile land and it lies down to the northwest of Delhi. A lot of International visitors pay a visit to the very famous and astonishingly beautiful Golden Temple in Amritsar. Both Punjab and Haryana are sure to put some extra calories on you because of the favorable and variety of food habits in the state.

Top cities to visit

  • Amritsar
  • Faridkot
  • Patiala
  • Ludhiana
  • Wagha Border
  • Jalandhar
  • Bathinda

In the state of Haryana

  • Gurugram
  • Panipat
  • Hissar
  • Jyotisar
  • Rohtak

Must-try Food: 

  • Chole Bhature
  • Chicken Butter Masala/Murg Makhani
  • Masala Parathe
  • Rajma Chawal
  • Sarso Da Saag/Makki Ki Roti
  • Amritsari Kulcha

Road of Haryana/Punjab: Not much traffic, cabs facilities available in all the major cities.

Best time to travel: As ever in northern India, spring, autumn, and Winters are the best times to travel. *Note – Winters can be quite chilly, summer here is very hot.

Airport: Yes (Chandigarh International Airport)

 

Jammu and Kashmir

Poets say if there is Heaven on earth it is in Kashmir. The beautiful valley and pleasant nature of this place is exceptional. Long trees, Green land, snow-clad mountains, blooming flowers, the gleaming lakes are sure to make you fall in love again and again. Jammu and Kashmir joins the list of union territories of India on 31st october 2019.

Top Spots –

  • Jammu valley
  • Katra
  • Kashmir Valley
  • Leh, Mansar Lake
  • Dal Lake
  • Batote
  • Amar Mahal
  • Leh Ladakh

Food

  • Kashmiri Dum Aloo
  • Rogan Josh
  • Kashmiri Wazwan

Roads of Kashmir Everything here is beautiful, the traffic is easy flowing and even the walk in the city gives you pleasure.

Best time to travel Kashmir is a year-round tourist destination.

Airport – Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar

 

Uttarakhand

The state of Uttarakhand can turn any travelers’ dream to reality and is considered as the land of GOD. This place offers Pilgrimage, Temples, Wildlife tours, Bird Watching, Rafting, Mountaineering, Skiing, Trekking, Camping, Yoga and Meditation and much more. It has both adventure and spirituality hidden inside of it for you. Get your Flights to India and reach Uttarakhand any time of the year. Travelers have rated Corbett National Park as one of the must-do experiences of the state.

Top Spots:

  • Rishikesh
  • Dehradun
  • Haridwar
  • Binsar
  • Kausani
  • Nainital
  • Mussoorie and Ranikhet

Food – Kafuli.Bhang Ki Chutney, Phaanu, Baadi, Kandalee Ka Saag, Chainsoo, Kumaoni Raita.

Best time to travelWhole throughout the year

Airport – Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

 

Himachal Pradesh

Pack your trekking shoes, awake the sleeping explorer in you and come to this breathtaking land of Himachal Pradesh to explore yourself and nature. Far away from the noisy places, you are sure to hear your voice in this charming state which is a traveler’s paradise.

*Note – If you are a foreign national you will require a Protected area permit to visit Spiti valley. This permit can be obtained from  Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Rampur, Kaza and Rekong Peo.

Top Spots:

  • Dalhousie
  • Manali
  • Shimla
  • Kullu
  • Chail
  • Shimla
  • Dharamshala
  • Chamba
  • Spiti Valley

Local Food to try –

  • Dham
  • Mittha
  • Sidu
  • Babru
  • Chana Madra
  • Auriya Kaddoo or Kadoo Ka Khatta
  • Chha Gosht
  • Mash Daal
  • Patande
  • Kullu
  • Trout

Best time to travel24 months of the year

Airport – Himachal pradesh has three domestic airports which are easily accessible from major cities of India.

 

FAQ –

1>>How costly is traveling in North India?

NO! Not until you are heading towards a luxury trip in India. Moreover, every place in North India offers a pocket-friendly journey and stay. Food/Drinks/Stay for a day: $25-$40 (unless you are looking for a royal stay in India)

2>>What to wear in India?

In North India make sure you wear a dress more modestly than normal, a pair. Clothes that are not too short or exposing are recommended in Indian temples.

3>>Is the water safe to drink and food safe to eat in India?

Always buy a sealed water bottle from the shop/restaurant, make sure the food is fresh and the place is clean, when you eat at local vendors or the street side.

4>>How is the flight facility in India?

Flight connectivity in India is good. In north India, all the places are well connected with Delhi. Plan your tickets to India beforehand to save extra money.

 

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