India is a land of culture, mystery, diversity and history. One of the most preferred travel destinations of the world, Incredible India has something for everyone. Whether you are a nature lover, a story-teller or a foodie, you can visit just one region of India to explore all of it together.
While every place has a story to tell, the Northern part of India has historical monuments, the Himalayas, urban cities, villages, tradition and food that will make your trip memorable. One such amazing tour that you can take is the Golden Triangle tour.
The Golden Triangle: This includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. All these three destinations are 200-250 kms apart from each other and you can experience these 3 cities, each providing a variety of tradition, culture and fun things to do.
Delhi: The capital city of India, Delhi is divided into two parts-Old Delhi and New Delhi. As the name goes, the Old Delhi has the charm of an old city life. The famous Chandni Chowk is a shopper’s paradise and a foodie’s heaven. You can see historical monuments like Red Fort, Sunheri Masjid, Ashokan Pillar, Ajmeri Gate and Humayun’s Tomb. Don’t forget to eat the tasty ‘paranthas’, ‘jalebis’ and non-veg delicacies at this place.
New Delhi is the modern avatar of this city and has the trendiest places like Select Citywalk Mall, The Imperial Hotel, clubs, restaurants, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Akshardham and Qutab Minar. You can shop at Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar. There is always the option to take a bus tour of the city or take the Metro through which you can see many places altogether.
Jaipur: The pink city, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is the home of kings, forts and palaces. The city is colorful and you will find the best tie and die saris, minakari handicrafts and jewellery, mojris (traditional footwear) and shop at Johri Bazar. You can even see the vintage car collection here.
One must visit the historic places like Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Albert Museum, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace and Amber Fort. You cannot leave this city until you have tasted the special ‘Dal Baati Churma’ and ‘Gatte ki Sabzi’ at Chokhi Dhani; sweets at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar and ‘Pyaaz ki Kachori’ at Rawat.
Agra: The place where love is in the air, Agra is situated on the banks of the Yamuna river. Once the capital of Mughal Empire, you can see the Mughal art and beautiful carvings on monuments like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The Taj Mahal is a World Heritage Site and this beautiful mausoleum is considered as the ‘jewel of Muslim art’ in India.
Take back a souvenir or gifts for your family back at home from the Subhash Emporium which is a marble-carving shop with beautiful pieces. You can eat a variety of regional, as well as international food at open and roof top restaurants with a view of the Taj Mahal or take a stroll at the Taj Nature Park. There is not one particular shop as every sweet shop will serve you the finest tasting ‘petha’.
Tips: Since the northern part is known for its extreme temperatures, the best time to travel is between October-March. All the cities are well connected through roads, railways and flights. For an affordable trip, make sure you book the tickets prior to the day of travelling.
If you are unable to plan out proper luxury tours India then you always have the option to call in for a travel agency who will customize your tour according to your preferences. Plan the trip accordingly and have a great journey!
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