India’s Travel Circuits : All That You Need to Know

India is blessed with abundant scenic beauty, heritage, and cultural diversity, each having its own lure. For this reason, travel circuits in India are designed to cherish the vivid experiences in one go. Highlighting particular themes, these travel circuits include, heritage walks, religious tours, adventure or wildlife, yoga trips and many more. In other words, India’s travel circuits beguile the travelers by portraying the matchless charm of the country like nothing else.

Following is the list of tour circuits in India that help you cherish uplifting experiences together with memories of a lifetime:

The Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur)

Golden Trinagle Tour Circuit

One of the most popular travel circuits in North India among tourists, The Golden Triangle is the perfect start to explore India. Covering prominent cities like Delhi–Agra–Jaipur, the circuit includes history, architectural marvels, coupled with UNESCO World Heritage sites. Additionally, the world-class hospitality helps you cherish some of the fondest experiences of holidays in India. The charms to be explored in Delhi include Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s, Tomb, Qutub Minar Complex, etc.

Agra lures visitors to marvel at the beautiful Taj Mahal. As a matter of fact, the white-marble mausoleum is one of the seven wonders of the world. In addition to that, the abandoned Fatehpur Sikri and majestic Agra Fort are worth exploring and lure tourists from everywhere. Last but not least, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, takes you on a time travel to cherish royalty of the Rajputana era. Marvel at the unbelievable forts & Palaces, temples, gardens and much more. Above all, the iconic cities offer amazing shopping opportunities, mouthwatering food, and other cherished memories.

Places covered: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur

Time required: 3- 7 Days

Best time to visit: October to February

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Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Khajuraho

Delhi Agra Jaipur Khajuraho Tour Circuit

Next, on our list is the travel itinerary covering Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur together with Khajuraho. The interesting circuit combines the best of history, culture, monuments etc. Delhi has the mix of monuments from Mughal and pre-Mughal era as well as relics of the British Raj. Not only these but also the incredible architectural marvels like Lodhi Gardens, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Complex, etc. adorn the city. The list also includes some other masterpieces like the India Gate and Lutyen’s Delhi, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, etc.

Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, all three of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and fascinations of Agra nestled along the River Yamuna. The Pink City of Jaipur flaunts some royal delights including City Palace, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, beautiful temples, museum and also a wonder Jantar Mantar. A trip to Khajuraho is an added plus that raises the fun quotient. The temple ruins here, are endowed with exotic carvings in many erotic positions. It’s a spectacular display that makes you wonder at the sheer talent of the craftsmen, artisans, and sculptors of the bygone era.

Soak in the charm of history, diverse culture, incredible sightseeing and other interesting experiences.

Places covered: Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, and Khajuraho

Time required: 7-13 Days

Best time to visit: October to February

Desert Triangle (Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner)

Desert Trinagle Tour Circuit

Desert Triangle tour circuit offers an unbeatable experience of the golden Thar Desert in unparalleled cities. This voyage gives a chance to explore the three attractive cities of Rajasthan, mainly, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. Visiting some of the tourist attractions and enjoying fun activities in each city while proceeding towards the other increases the fun. Grand forts and palaces of Jodhpur need a definite place in the itinerary. Save your excitement for a Camel Safari in Jaisalmer.

Feel overwhelmed amidst sand dunes and unravel this city of the desert. The Rajasthani culture, mouthwatering Bikaneri Bhujia, finely carved Mughal and Rajputana architecture, sacred Karni Mata Mandir and there is a lot more at Bikaner.

Places covered: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner

Time required: 5 days

Best time to visit: October to March

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Delhi – Chandigarh – Amritsar

Delhi Chandigarh Amritsar Tour Circuit

Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar tour is one of the favored travel circuits in India. The exclusivity and the vivacity of the culture make Delhi a fascinating place to explore. From shopping in busy streets to savoring the local and street foods, Delhi gives you a warm welcome.

Chandigarh is the only planned city in India and a head turner for many foreign tourists. Wide clean roads and superb nightlife are what you can expect here. Furthermore, as pure as its name “Amritsar” is the ultimate place to attain true serenity. Also, don’t forget to eat the delicious “Langar” at the Golden Temple.

Places covered: Delhi- Chandigarh- Amritsar

Time required: 3-6 days

Best time to visit: October to March

Himachal Tour Circuit

Himachal Tour Circuit

As vacations approach, people could be seen planning for Himachal Tour. As a matter of fact, the trip also enables you to get insights about your preferred cities and discover the metropolis and villages en route. The first attraction is Shimla which is a splendid and remarkable hill station. In fact, there could be enormous reasons to visit this place and each reason will set your spirits high. Similarly, Kullu offers matchless experiences amidst the beguiling vista, the colossal snow-covered mountain peaks, and the cold weather.

Manali bestows you best skiing and trekking experience. This India travel circuit is most suited for almost everybody from honeymooners to solo travelers to the ones planning for a family holiday.

Places covered: Shimla – Kullu – Manali – Dalhousie – Dharamshala

Time required: 7 days

Best time to visit: From March to June in summer and October to February in winters

Mathura – Vrindavan – Agra

Mathura Vrindavan Agra Tour Circuit

A mix of history, divinity, and bliss, next on our list of travel circuits in India we have Mathura, Vrindavan, and Agra. This popular weekend trip covers all three equally important cities on the banks of River Yamuna. A short drive from Delhi, the tour starts from Mathura. The holy city enjoys world-wide repute because of association with Lord Krishna. Drenched in love for the lord, the town has a massive number of temples to be explored in the area. Similarly, Vrindavan is the holy town enjoying the legends of Lord Krishna and the endless love of Radha – Krishna. Undoubtedly, paying a visit to the holy temples here spiritually awakens you from within.

Lastly, Agra welcomes you to the Mughal charm. Catch the glimpses of the white-mausoleum, Taj Mahal, the world-recognized symbol of Love.

Places covered: Mathura, Vrindavan, and Agra

Time required: 2- 3 Days

Best time to visit: October to March

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Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand

Char Dham Tour Circuit in Uttarakhand

Next, we come to the holiest travel circuits of north India, Chardham in Uttarakhand. The four-destination journey is a spiritual expedition that includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and the Badrinath Dham. For this reason, the divine sojourn is embarked upon by pilgrims, nature lovers and trekkers for seeking spiritual bliss. Settled in the high altitudes of Uttarakhand, these four destinations are accessible only half the year. The temple opens their doors in March-April and continues until October-November.

The first stop is Yamunotri, the holy origin of River Yamuna where travelers visit for blessings and cleansing sins of their lifetime. The second halt is at Gangotri, the holy origin of River Ganga where one can take blessings of the River Goddess. Moving further, devotees reach Kedarnath which is the holy abode of Lord Shiva and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Badrinath Dham is the last stop of the tour and also the holy abode of Lord Vishnu.

Owing to its religious value, spiritual bliss and most importantly the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, this travel circuit is popular among tourists in India. In addition to all these, it is interesting to note that the holy yatra can also be completed by a helicopter tour.

Places covered: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham

Time required: 7 to 12 Days

Best time to visit: March to November

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Buddhist Circuit Tours

Buddhist Tour Circuit in India

Choosing the Buddhist Circuit tour allows you to experience the Buddha’s Life in a nutshell. Buddhist Circuit tour takes you to the holy shrines of Buddhism. Explore most important places related to the life of Buddha, the birthplace, where he attained enlightenment, where he preached his first sermon and lastly, where he reached Nirvana. Above all, with the motto of “Buddham Saranam Gacchami”, the spiritual tour takes you to a heavenly world of peace. Various monasteries, temples, and stupas await for your visit.

Ranked amongst the holiest tours in India, one must definitely cherish this soul-soothing experience at least once in their lifetime.

Places covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti – Balrampur – Lucknow – Delhi

Time required: Usually 15 days but you can extend it up to 17 days

Best time to visit: November to March

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Jain Circuit Bihar

Jain Circuit Tour

The crib of brilliant Jain Divine souls lies in Bihar. As a matter of fact, Bihar houses opulent legacy and striking temples. Holy sites related to Jain Tirthankars and Lord Mahavir have turn out to be the most esteemed pilgrimage for the ones who have true faith in Jainism. Thus, Jain Circuit Bihar is planned in a holistic manner and includes all these sites.

In fact, these spectacular Jain Heritage sites portray the glorious history of Bihar like nothing else does. Almost every district of Bihar consists of one or the other elements of Jain Heritage. Therefore, the circuit lures followers of Jainism from every nook and cranny.

Places covered: Shanti Stupa Rajgir – Muzaffarpur – Patna– Bhojpur – Nalanda – Giridih – Parasnath- Navada – Jamui – Banka – Bhojpur

Time required: 7 days

Best time to visit: October to March

Sufi circuit in India

Sufi Tour Circuit in India

The Sufi circuit in India adds a new dimension to the spiritual horizon. This tour will surely help you to remove all the impurities and return with a pure and holy soul. Besides this, the soul-soothing trip helps you develop a strong bond directly with the God and promotes devotion towards him. You will visit remarkable temples and Dargahs en route. Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in New Delhi, Dargah of Salim Chisti in Fatehpur Sikri and Charar-e-Sharief in Srinagar are some of the places which deserve a special mention here!

Places covered: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Bijapur – Shirdi – Aurangabad – Awadh – J&K- Punjab – Haryana – Uttarakhand

Time required: 15 days

Best time to visit: October to March

Seven Sisters Tour (North East India)

Seven Sister Tour Circuit

The North East is an unexplored region in India which makes the circuit rank as one of the most interesting travel circuits in India. The tour flaunts the name of seven sisters because of including eight mountain states, whihc were once seven in number. The entire region abounds in tribal population, heritage culture, unrivaled beauty together with some of the most exhilarating adventures. Start your Seven Sisters Tour from Assam, continuing to Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram. Or else, you can start your circuit from West Bengal, mainly Darjeeling and then continue exploring Sikkim.

The unexplored locales are quite offbeat. Thus, the entire travel circuit can only be covered by roads, as it goes with the mountains. Enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks, lush valleys covered in flowers, swift rivers, glacial lakes, waterfalls, colorful monasteries, living root bridges, abundant wildlife, unique cultures, quaint villages, and much more.

Places covered: Assam – Tripura – Arunachal Pradesh – Meghalaya –Nagaland – Manipur – Mizoram & Sikkim

Time required: 11- 22 Days

Best time to visit: Throughout the year, except monsoon.

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Nilgiri Trail (Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty)

Nilgiri Tour Circuit

One of the most beautiful mountain trails in India, The Nilgiri lures visitors to explore the charm of India’s Blue Mountains. Oozing heavenly beauty, the trail is a part of the Western Ghat mountain range. There are at least 24 peaks, rising above 2000m. Over 2700 species of flowering plants, 160 species of flora, incredible diversity of birds, and wildlife call the region their home. Embark on the travel circuit from Bangalore. As a matter of fact, the most eventful city in India has a charming vibe with lush greenery, sights, nightlife and more. Mysore, the royal city of the Wodeyar dynasty is one of the most beautiful places in Karnataka.

Interesting sights, beautiful gardens together with the serene ambiance makes for a pleasant vacation. The ‘Queen of Hills’ Ooty is a wonderful hill station nestled in the Nilgiri slopes. To add to it is the charming beauty of the Blue Mountains which presents a unique spectacle during the toy train ride. Additionally, the tea and coffee gardens, misty trekking trails, lakes, etc. beguile visitors with their matchless charms.

Places covered: Bangalore, Mysore, and Ooty

Time required: 5-9 Days

Best time to visit:  October to May

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

Chennai Kanchipuram Mahabalipuram

Going by the name of Golden Triangle tour of South India, the travel circuit covering Chennai, Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram take you through breathtaking and enchanting cities. Chennai is the gateway to start your voyage. This city will enthrall you with its intense and strong bond with heritage, culture, food, cinema, and religion. When in Kanchipuram, take some cash out and buy handwoven Silk Sarees which will gather all the praises for you. These Sarees are remarkable for rich Zari (Gold thread) and temple borders. People seeking complete relaxation usually prefer to visit Mahabalipuram. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a group of monuments left in ruins. The trip to this city is nothing less than a fun ride and is packed with scenic views.

Places covered: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

Time required: 4 days

Best time to visit: November to February

Odisha (Konark – Puri – Bhubaneswar)

Odisha Konark Tour Circuit

Step forward for one of a kind trip to Konark, Puri, and Bhubaneswar. Your trip to Konark will include a delightful trip to Sun Temple which makes this city so famous. Be ready for some twists and turns at the Annual Dance festival. Furthermore, spare some time to visit enchanting sandy beaches. Thereafter, show your devotion towards Lord Krishna and his siblings by offering prayer at Jagannath Puri Temple. Participate in Rath Yatra and help Lord Krishna reach his maternal Aunt for a holiday! In addition to this, delight in visiting the temple city of Odisha – Bhubaneswar which is packed with lots of temples of varied sizes. These temples are truly worth-visiting, after all, they uniquely depict the Odiyan ethics.

Places covered: Konark – Puri – Bhubaneswar

Time required: 4 days

Best time to visit: October to March

Christian circuit in India

Christian Tour Circuit in India

Goa and Kerala together with Tamil Nadu are well known to house churches of historic times. For this reason, the Christian Circuit tour is a bliss to learn about the advent of the religion in our lands. People from every nook and corner set on for a Christian pilgrimage throughout the year. However, this tour receives the maximum bookings during winter. Goa has churches depicting the Portuguese architecture. Kerala boasts of being the place where Christianity is the 3rd most practiced religion. Tamil Nadu is not only known for splendid temples but is also visited for its churches.

Places covered: Goa – Kerala – Tamil Nadu

Time required: 8 days

Best time to visit: October to March

South India Temple Tour Circuit

South India Temple Tour Circuit

Pay homage at temples of South India via South India Temple Tour Circuit. This divine tour takes you to famous temples in the Southern part of India. In fact, all these temples will spellbind you with their classy architecture and detailed design. Feel blessed at prominent Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. You will also find Madurai best for delicious cuisine, shopping, and ancient architecture. Another key point to note that is that titled as ‘Rice Bowl’ of Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur greats you with mind-boggling handicrafts, arts, and temples. Offering prayers at Rameshwaram and Tirupati grant all your wishes.

Places covered: Madurai– Thanjavur- Tiruchirappalli– Rameshwaram – Tirupati

Time required: 12 days

Best time to visit: December to February

Backwaters of Kerala (Kochi – Alleppey – Kumarakom)

Backwaters of Kerala Tour Circuit

Have you ever seen a unique ecosystem where fresh water from river mixes with the seawater from the Arabian Sea? Spot it with Kerala Backwaters tour. Once in Kochi, the aroma of spices will easily find its way to your nostrils. For all those who prefer classical dance, enjoying a Kathakali performance is a must here. Alleppey, goes by the name of ‘Venice of the East’ and is the land of backwaters, beaches, temples and not to miss the floating luxury houseboats. You can spend some quality time in leisure and unwind comfortably in this city. Kumarakom is the place to be for everyone who loves lush greenery and tranquility.

Places covered: Kochi – Alleppey – Kumarakom

Time required: 4-5 days

Best time to visit: December to February

Diksha Khiatani

A writer by day and a tsundoku at night. Emerging from an Engineering background, Diksha is a travel freak and anxious to explore different cultures and religions. Inclined towards the off-beat places, she wishes to uncover the secrets on her Scooty (if possible). She always grabs some time to take a quick nap, listen to music, skating and eat a brownie.

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