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Deciding if you should visit North India or embark on a South India tour? The contentious north-south debate rages on. Enchanting Travels provides a lowdown on the differences.

A Vast Continent

It is indeed a daunting task to select a single itinerary that can truly capture the quintessence of India.

A tour begins with the knowledge that no matter the length of your vacation, it will never be long enough!

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

India is such a vast country, each area differing from the next – the motley colors, the rich Mughal grandeur, spiritual mysteries and a quicker paced life of the north, versus the tropical climate, warm waters, verdant green landscapes and gentler life of the south.

The number of things that you can do in India and the varied experiences you can have are limitless.

North or South? The dilemma begins

So now begs the question, which is best for you – North or South India? It’s all about your personal preferences and the experiences that really appeal to you. Allow us to prevail upon a few brief insights into the myriad facets of the enchanting world of North and South India.

North India Tours

What you see is what you get is the mantra of North India.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

If you thought north India is only about the Golden Triangle, think again!

The north is a veritable gold mine of cultures and exciting places like Delhi, India’s capital and gastronomical destination and Agra, home to the epitome of love, the Taj Mahal. There’s vibrant Rajasthan, the land of kings, resonant of folklore, romance and heroism in its formidable monuments.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

And that’s not all,  we’re only just getting started!

We love taking our guests off the beaten path into the more rural, authentic parts of Rajasthan where you can feast on delightful Indian cuisine and rest your head in regal palaces.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

See the mighty Himalayas with the intimidating Mount Everest.

Visit remote Ladakh, famous for Tibetan monasteries.

Explore the Golden Temple, a religious epicenter and architectural marvel.

Unravel the revered River Ganges, or experience the bonhomie of the Wagah Border.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Rendezvous on the wild side at some of the finest National Parks.

Embrace spirituality at Varanasi.

Revel in a riot of Holi colors in Vrindavan.

Visit Khajuraho, where passion is not a sin.

Journey to Kolkata for a tram ride that takes you to a colonial era.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

If you never did believe in fairies and wonderland, then visit Uttarakhand, the Valley of Flowers, to have a change of heart!

The north tends to be cooler, while people tend to be fair complexioned, tall and strongly built.

Dressing styles traditionally include the salwar kameez for women and the salwar by men.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

The food is quite different – lots of milk products and Chinese influences. Street food sure packs a punch for those fraught with excitement and craving variety.

South India Tours

 

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

So, what makes the South different from the north? Its distinct identity and culture sets it apart.

On South India tours, the first thing that strikes you is the climate, which is more tropical with its humidity and warmth. The pace of life is more laid back and gentle, without the hustle and bustle evident in the north.

South India is home to fantastic wildlife, great beaches, serene backwaters and wonderful examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Tour Goa’s old churches and peek into its Portuguese past.

Watch men battle it out in Kerala’s exciting snake boat races, and relax in backwater houseboats that traverse the palm-fringed canals of God’s Own Country.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Visit the celebrated village of Hampi, walk amid the ruins.

Relive your childhood with a stay in a tree house amidst a coffee plantation in northern Kerala.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Enjoy bamboo rafting in Periyar or wash elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp, where kids are sure to have a splash.

Scuba dive in Havelock, and de-stress with traditional Ayurvedic therapies.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Don’t miss a trip to Nagarhole Wildlife Park, a wondrous haven for elephants, gaur and tigers.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Ever seen both the sun setting and the moon rising above the same sea? Visit Kankakumari!

This amazing phenomenon is possible during the full moon phase in April at Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Climatically, the South is warmer and humid, interspersed with heavy rains. People are darker complexioned, lean, and generally not too tall. Traditionally, South Indian women wear saris, while men prefer dhotis.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Chilies, spices, coconut and tamarind feature generously in the cuisine. Coastal Karnataka is a seafood paradise, while Pondicherry’s cuisine has distinct French influences.

Enjoy classical dance, Carnatic music, theater and Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest fighting forms of Indian martial arts on your private South India tours.

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Enchanting Travels invites you to awaken your senses with the colors and smells, fall in love with the chaos and whet your taste buds with oodles of food.

Encounter a mind-boggling mix of landscapes and cultures.

Get married the Hindu way.

Meditate on high mountains.

You can be anywhere, north or south, for Diwali, the festival of lights!

North Or South India - Which Is The One For You?

Traveling to India will surely leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Let us help you travel to the enigma that is India!

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