Tickets to India. North India or South India: Which one is best for holidays?




There are so many reasons to book tickets to India, whether it is to soak up the history and culture, to be inspired by the outstanding natural beauty, to relax and soak up the sun on the pristine beaches or sample the varied delectable cuisine. Whether it is a historical, cultural or spiritual journey you seek, you are sure to find it in India. But when considering flights to India, which are the best places to visit and is the north or the south of the country best for holidays?


The North




If you are looking for a spiritual experience steeped in history, you must book flights to India and visit Amritsar. Whilst in Amritsar, the religious Sikh ‘Kirtan’ music will be a welcome alarm clock to gently wake you. A morning trip to see the sun rise over the magnificent Golden Temple is a must.


Whilst here, you should also experience the hustle and bustle of the many vibrant markets, in search of authentic and traditional souvenirs of your holiday. The best months to visit Amritsar are November to March when the sun is not too hot, perfect for sightseeing.


If architecture is your passion, the beautiful city of Chandigarh is sure to impress you. This is the first completely planned city in India and was built from scratch. It is a pleasant, green city with stunning world-renowned architecture designed by Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French modernist architect.


If vibrant nightlife and impressive world-class restaurants are what you enjoy, book tickets to India now and choose Delhi, the bustling capital. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in one of the many fine dining establishments before moving on to experience the glitz and glamour of the many bars and nightclubs.


That’s not all Delhi has to offer, however, as it is a satisfying blend of old and new. Don’t forget to visit Old Delhi, with its historic streets and thriving bazaars. Visit the ancient fortress and historic ruins, which still survive, contrasting starkly with the impressive skyscrapers and modern buildings.




In the North-East, close to the border with Bangladesh, lies Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). This was once the capital of India and is known as its cultural capital. It is the home of many art galleries and cultural festivals, such as Durga Puja. This is Kolkata’s biggest and most important festival and celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is five days long and involves feasts, dancing, music, and drama, as well as prayers to Goddess Durga. This festival takes place at the beginning of October, when the weather is pleasantly warm at around 24 degrees. When considering flights to India, you can’t go wrong with Kolkata.




In the West of India is Mumbai (Formerly Bombay). This vast city, centre of the Bollywood film industry, is ostentatious and flamboyant, offering glitz and glamour and extravagant charm. Enjoy people-watching in this boisterous, chaotic city, or seek out the tranquillity of Elephanta island with its caves containing ancient temples to Shiva, the Hindu God.


The South




In the South-West of India lies Goa, a paradise with palm-fringed, pristine, sandy beaches. Here, you can relax in the sun listening to the sounds of the waves lapping the shore. You will find a blend of Portuguese and Indian cultures here, intertwined as a result of the 500-year occupation. Goa is also a spiritual place where you can participate in yoga sessions on the beach at sunrise as well as meditation and reiki.




Another beach location in the south worth a visit is Kovalam, a small coastal town. Once a quiet fishing village, it is now a haven for lovers of sun, sea, surf, and good food. Visit Lighthouse Beach to enjoy spectacular views and plentiful restaurants serving delicious seafood.


In the South-East is Chennai (Formerly Madras), a city with a pleasant combination of modern and traditional. Here you can visit spectacular and colourful ancient temples. The best time to visit is between October and February, when the monsoon has passed and the weather is pleasant.




In Chennai, you can experience Tamil tradition and culture, which celebrate beauty through various art forms such as sculpture and dance. It is known as the home of South Indian religious, artistic and culinary traditions.




Also in the South is Cochin (Also known as Kochi), a major port city with beautiful natural harbours and stunning sea views. Here you will find St Francis church, the burial place of Vasco de Gama. Why not visit the Chinese fishing nets and see the fishermen preparing their boats?


Tickets to India: North or South?


It is impossible to say whether the culture of Kolkata, the glamour of Mumbai or the beaches of Goa come top. Clearly, it depends on what you are looking for. The diversity India has to offer means it has something for everyone, whatever type of holiday they seek.

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