Short tours are becoming so popular now days in India as there are various spectacular destinations located around some big cities like Delhi, which can be visited in a day tour either by train or by road. And some of them can be covered in a day or two or more. To access such places from Delhi is very easy as frequency of flights and trains is very good from here. We can take up some places as good short tour destinations here.
Agra: Same day Agra tour is very much in demand amongst day tours in India. Agra is easily accessible by road and by train from Delhi. City tour of Agra includes the visit of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Foremost attraction of Agra is Taj Mahal during sightseeing tour, which is one of the wonders of the world built in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Stay here can be extended for an overnight or more days as per desire. Agra is the most visited monuments in India as well.
Jaipur: Jaipur is 260 km away from Delhi and covers the distance in 5 hours by road, though there are very good connectivity of trains between these two historical cities available as well. It is often called as “Pink City” of Rajasthan. City is worth spending two to three nights as it offers vide range of tourist attractions such as the Amber Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, An ethnic Village – Chouki Dhani, Jal Mahal and Jaigarh Fort. Apart from monument, visitors get an opportunity to explore Jaipur’s traditional market on feet, which are painted red in colours.
Rishikesh and Haridwar:
These are India’s most sacred cities in the lap of Himalayas. Haridwar is 200 km and Rishikesh is 230 km away from Delhi on way up to north India. There are very good network of trains between Delhi and Haridwar. Haridwar and Rishikesh can be covered in one day tour. These two places are considered as door to the most sacred four Dhams of north India (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). Countless temples and Ashrams can be seen here during city tour. Haridwar is located on the banks of river Ganges. Thousands of people come here and take holy dip in the river Ganges every day. Hindu’s biggest religious congregation Kumbh is also held here. Evening Aarti on the Ghats of Ganges in Haridwar and Rishikesh is worth seeing. It is a prime attraction of all. Mansa Devi temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Hari-ki-Pauri, Swarg Ashrams, Ghats, Lakshman Jhula etc are the main attractions. Two to three days stay is recommended.
Mathura and Vrindavan:
Mathura is a birth place of Lord Krishna and Vrindavan is a place where Lord Krishna spent his youth. These are often called as twin city, located at a distance of 155 km away from Delhi on Delhi – Agra highway. It can be covered in a day tour from Delhi but looking at the significance of the place, one night stay is recommended. Krishna Janm Bhumi and Banke Bihari Ji temple are amongst the most famous temples of Mathura and Vrindavan. Gokul, Barsana and Goverdhan are also visited during the tour as Lord Krishna had very close association with these places.
When it comes to beach holidays in India, Goa is the first place comes in mind. There are very good flight connectivities between Delhi and Goa. It is a 2 hours flight from Delhi. Two to three nights stay is recommended as it offers amazing beaches can not be seen elsewhere in the world. Water sports and adventure activities in north Goa are main attractions. Boat cruise in Goa is also a good experience to take away with you.
One of the oldest cities of India, also called as Kashi located on the banks of river Ganges. It’s Ghats and rituals happening all along the Ghats are prime attractions of Varanasi. People participate in large number to attend Aarti performed every evening on the river’s Ghat. There are very good network of trains and flights between Delhi and Varanasi. Allahabad is also very close to Varanasi where Kumbh mela is held. Two to three nights stay is recommended here in Varanasi. During sightseeing tour, one can visit Sarnath from here as well.