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North India or South India: Which Do You Choose?

India is overwhelming in its diversity. North and South are rich in cultural wonders, culinary delights and sublime natural beauties. In the north, the Himalayas protrude into the spheres, while the south is surrounded by the Indian Sea. Are you drawn to royal Rajasthan or the serenity of the Kerala backwaters? Creamy butter chicken, or the fluffy ones Idli and Dosa? North India or South India - where should you go? Every experience is equally delightful, colorful and irresistible.

North or south? The agony of choice

The multitude of activities and attractions in India are limitless. How can you even decide between north and south? Our India travel guide should help you to find the right answers. Here you can find out more about the extraordinary culture, cuisine and nature in South and North India.

Far north or relaxed south: what are your preferences?

If you thought North India was little more than the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, then far from it! Rather, it is a veritable gold mine of cultural history that reaches far back into Hinduism and the Mughal empire. This is the India that you know from your dreams: mysterious fortresses, men with mustaches, painted elephants and large glasses with lassi, the popular soft drink made from yogurt.

Let's start in Delhi - the capital of India known for its rich cultural heritage and gastronomic specialties.

Let's start in Delhi - the capital of India, known for its rich cultural heritage, numerous sights and gastronomic specialties. Drive down the Yamuna Expressway to Agra for one Tour to the Taj Mahal. This beautiful eulogy of love is the final resting place of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the mogul Shah Jahan, who built it in her memory.

Now off to Rajasthan, the land of the Maharajas, where the spirit of folklore, romance and heroism still blows through the mighty fortresses. Stroll through the blue and pink cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur. Get off the beaten track in rural Rajasthan packed with delicacies from the Indian cuisine and magical nights in Royal palaces lures. Travel on to the state of Punjab and step inside the Golden Temple of Amritsar, a religious epicenter and architectural marvel. Experience spirituality on the ghats (river banks) of the sacred Ganges in Varanasi. If you are in the mood for a boisterous celebration, then go during the Holi festival in Vrindavan in a dazzling frenzy of millions of colors. Architecture lovers shouldn't miss the sensual carvings in the temples of Khajuraho - lust and passion are not a sin there!

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India's south is no less seductive and enchants with gilded deities in magnificent temples, with cultural monuments and Ayurvedic treatments. And yet you can feel your very own identity, through which the south differs from the north in terms of temperament, language and regional cultures. Here the men wear the traditional lungi, i.e. wrap-around skirts, while the women adorn themselves with magnificent silk saris and flowers in their hair.

The rock-cut temples of Hampi, art and sculptures in Belur and the lesser-known cave temples are considered centuries-old masterpieces.

Mountains of flowers and blossoms, long rows of Hindu devotees and grandiose architecture greet visitors to Chennai and the temple city of Madurai. The rock-cut temples of Hampi, art and sculptures in Belur and the lesser-known cave temples are considered centuries-old masterpieces.

In Kochi on the west coast, historic church buildings nestle against magnificent colonial buildings, which now serve visitors as neat boutique hotels. After you get a glimpse into the churches of Goa and thus into the past, which is streaked with the roots of Portuguese rule, we will show you Goa's most beautiful beaches. On the east coast is the former French enclave of Pondicherry, where the small town of Auroville was created based on the ideal of a community of equality and peace.

In the evening, visit an operatic Kathakali performance, which is famous for the lavish costumes and masks of the dancers. Experience both Carnatic music and Kalaripayattu, one of India's oldest martial arts, on your private South India tour. Crown yours India vacation with a trip to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India, over whose boundless sea the sun says goodbye to the moon into the night.

No matter whether in the north or south of India: celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights!

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Forces of nature and exotic fauna

The north of India, with its cold winters, hot summers and moderate monsoons, is a Mecca for mountain lovers and adventure seekers. From idyllic mountain stations and Trekking in the highest heights of the Himalayas, to national parks that are teeming with exotic animals, to dreamy glamping in the middle of the majestic mountains of Ladakh, to rafting in the white waters of Rishikesh - North India offers all of this.

Follow in the footsteps of the in Ranthambore National Park, one of India's most famous tiger reserves Bengal King Tiger. If you don't believe in fairy tale land yet, take a trip to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand - the sight could shake your very foundations!

South India is known for fascinating wildlife, picturesque coastal beaches and the calm backwaters.

The first thing you want on your trip What is noticeable is the warm and humid climate in the south of India, which appears more tropical than in the north. South India is home to fascinating wildlife. In addition to picturesque coastal beaches, there are the calm backwaters of Kerala, which you can explore by boat and witness the leisurely village life in the south of the country. Alleppey is particularly luxurious Tour in the houseboat a must see that takes you through the palm fringed waterways of Kerala, also known as the God’s Own Country knows: God's own country.

Then let yourself be carried away in the resorts along the Kerala coast or in the mountain stations in the middle of spice and tea plantations Ayurvedic massages and pamper treatments. Don't miss a trip to Nagarhole National Park, a paradise for elephants and tigers. Dive off Havelock Island in the Andaman Islands or go bamboo rafting in Periyar.

Butter Chicken or Dosa?

Love the aromatic and generous with Ghee (clarified butter) enriched desserts as well as the rich, nutty sauces that are typical of North Indian cuisine? Or are you a fan of tropical flavors such as coconut, lime, chilli and pepper, as traditionally conjured up in the south? Anyway, we'll make sure you get the most out of the delicious dishes that India has in store for you.

North Indian cuisine is known for its creamy, slightly spicy sauces, which are served with a variety of breads.

North Indian cuisine is known for its creamy, slightly spicy sauceswhich are served with a variety of breads, such as Paratha (filled flatbread), Naan (Bread made from sourdough and yeast), Kulcha (made from yeast-free dough) and Tandoori roti (Bread from the clay oven). Dried fruits, nuts and dairy products such as milk, cream, clarified butter and yoghurt are popular for both desserts and savory dishes. Rice is considered an occasional treat and is mostly in the form of Pulao or Biryani enough.

Basis of the south indian cuisine is the rice that is also grown in large parts of the region. It is cooked, steamed and served in many forms such as Idli, so fermented rice cakes, and Dosa, the typical Indian pancake. The curries are often rich in chillies, tamarind, curry leaves, many spices and creamy coconut milk that tries to tame the fiery heat of the chillies. The coconut is also used in all its facets in sweet and salty dishes, whether dried, grated, chopped or pressed.

South Indian dishes are traditionally served on banana leaves and are celebrated over several courses.

South Indian dishes are traditionally served on banana leaves and are celebrated over several courses. The coastal town of Karnataka is a seafood lover's paradise, while Pondicherry cuisine is heavily influenced by French cuisine. Meat lovers are famous Pandi curry from Coorg as well as the roast beef like he did in Kerala

is prepared. No matter whether north or south, they Indian food is full of surprises and makes you want more!

So let's get back to the initial question: where do you experience your best India vacation? In the north or in the south? Ultimately, this is a purely personal decision, depending on a large number of individual preferences and wishes. But let's be honest: if you already start your trip to India with the understanding that in principle no trip to India can be long enough, then the decision will be easier for you - you will definitely want to come back to discover more!

No matter whether north or south India - traveling to the fascinating subcontinent is an experience that you will never forget. Contact and explore India individually!