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North India vs South India, which is the one for you to explore?

Posted by Avis on August 21, 2019 | people viewed

Enriched with culture, scenery & diversity, India has a long list of incredible cities & destinations. If north has the mighty Himalayas & Rajasthan royalty then the south has all of the gorgeous beaches & Kerala’s backwaters.


With a lot to see & do, and great accommodations, it’s no wonder these destinations are wildly popular with tourists. Whether it’s north or south, traveling with a chauffeur reduces the hassle of traveling & make sure you have a luxurious experience.

With so many places to visit in India, it is best to choose a destination between North India and South India. But how do you decide between North India vs South India? This blog will surely help you find the answers. 

Check out some of the best cities & destinations to visit in north & south India & let’s see which would be a better choice for you.

North India: Delhi-NCR |The Capital of India



A historic city with an amazing past & a vibrant present as the capital of India, Delhi is one of the most popular travel destinations in India. There are so many things to do in Delhi for tourists who want to explore and experience the best sights, hotels, attractions, landmarks and fun, cool things to do.

Top Attractions: Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Connaught Place, Signature Bridge, Janpath market, Delhi Haat, Hauz Khas, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Purana Qila.

Accommodations: Imperial Hotel, The Lalit, Le Méridien Hotel.

Transportation: Delhi Metro, DTC, Avis Car Rental

South India: Mumbai |The Financial Capital of India



The Bollywood city of India is the epicenter of fashion, finance & diversity. Mumbai has some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet, but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves, and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife. The city of dreams – Mumbai is one of the most diverse cities in India. In one corner, this city has Asia’s biggest slum & in the other corner, the world’s most expensive home.

Top Attractions: Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Colaba Causeway, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Prince of Wales Museum, Film City, Kanheri Caves, Bhimashankar Trek, Versova.

Accommodations:  The Taj Mahal Palace, The Lalit, The Taj End.

Transportation: Mumbai Local, BEST, Black & Yellow Taxis, Avis Car Rental.

North India: Udaipur |The Venice of North India



A beautiful city that flaunts lakes and palaces & paves the way for a royal retreat, Udaipur is known as the Venice of the north. Fantastical palaces, temples, Havelis (traditional, ornately decorated residences of Rajasthan’s royalties) & countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms.

Top Attractions: Lake Pichola, City Palace, Vintage Car Museum, Musical Garden, Jaisamand Lake, Jag Mandir Palace, Bada Mahal, Haldighati, Ambrai Ghat, Bada Bazar, Taj Lake Palace, Bagore ki Haveli.

Accommodations:  The Oberai Udaivilas, Trident, The Leela Palace.

Transportation: Tongas, Auto-rickshaws, Avis Car Rental

South India: Coimbatore |The Manchester of South India



The cosmopolitan city of Tamil Nadu is known as the Manchester of India for its textile industry. This city offers many opportunities for tourists as well. Among the top places to visit in Coimbatore are its historically rich and majestic temples, lakes & tea estates. For a perfect getaway, hire a car rental in Coimbatore to visit Ooty, Kozhikode or Kerala backwaters.

Key Attractions: VOC Park, Botanical Garden, Vydehi Falls,  GeDee Car Museum, Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Art Gallery & Textile Museum, Vinayagar Temple, Kovai Kutralam Falls, Monkey Falls.

Accommodations: Vivanta, Le Méridien Hotel, Ibis.

Transportation: Suburban Railway, TNSTC, Avis Car Rental in Coimbatore

North India: Shimla |The Northern Mountains



Placed in the lap of Himalayan Mountains & surrounded by the steep forested hillsides in all directions, the Himachal capital is one of India’s most popular hill stations. Filled with maze-like alleys and stairways of main bazaar cascading steeply down to the Cart Rd, Shimla offers charming colonial architecture with a view of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Top Attractions: Mall Road, Toy Train, The Ridge, Kufri, Christ Church, Jakhu Temple, Himachal State Museum, Kufri Skiing Spot, Green Valley, Scandal Point, Bantony Castle, Chadwick Falls, Gorton Castle.

Accommodations: The Oberoi Cecil, Radisson Jass, Hotel Diplomat.

Transportation: HRTC, Auto, Avis Car Rental

South India: Kochi |The Southern Beaches



Famous for its rich history, spice, kathakali dancing, and those iconic Chinese fishing nets, Kochi has been attracting tourists for over 600 years. This city has the blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the Malabar Coast. It’s a surreal place to explore, laze in arty cafes and relax at some of India’s finest homestays and beaches.

Key Attractions: Mattancherry Palace, Hill Palace Museum, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, Paradesi Synagogue, Puthenthode Beach, Cherai Beach, Kuzhupilly Beach.

Accommodations: Radisson Blue, Trident Hotel, Le Méridien.

Transportation: Red-Buses, Ferry, KSRTC, Kochi Metro, Avis Car Rental.

The best way to explore either of these cities is to hire a car with driver from Avis. You can book a chauffeur-driven car for Airport Transfers, Railway Transfers, One-way intercity Transfers & at affordable prices from Avis.

Both North India & South India have so many amazing destinations to choose from & the possibilities are endless as we’re only scratching the surface in this blog. Tell us what destination you would choose in the comment section below.

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