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How to Plan Your Golden Triangle Tour

Taj Mahal

India’s rich cultural heritage is best experienced through a tour of the Golden Triangle. It gets its name because it comprises of three cities that drip of history, vibrant heritage and culture – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

They are home to some of the most remarkable ancient buildings – TajMahal being the most spectacular among them. Here are some quick insights on taking a Golden Triangle tour 6 Days and making the best of it.

Places to Visit in Golden Triangle Tour 5 Days

Delhi

Besides just the historical places Delhi has a lot more to offer. Remember to visit the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Parliament, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple and Hauz Khas.

Delhi Market

Once you are done with sightseeing these places, you must go on a shopping spree around the streets of Delhi. Depending on the area that you are staying or time that you have you can visit the Paharganj Bazaar, Palika Bazaar, Karol Bagh Market, Sarojini Nagar Market, and Monastery Market.

Above places can only be explored at such time. But you do not have the tension of time, you might be able to explore Lajpat Rai Market, Janpath, Delhi Haat, Gaffar Market, Sadar Bazaar, MajnuKa Tilla and Kamla Nagar Market. You will get everything from jewellery to clothes and bags to shoes in these markets and very cheap prices.

The streets of Delhi also buzz with several delicacies. You can eat to your heart’s content because tasty food here is priced nominally. You must try Chole Bhature, kulfi, momos, Dahi Bhalla, Kebabs, Parathas, Kachori, Pakore and Chaat.

Jaipur

Jaipur has been fondly known as the Pink City after Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince of Wales in the year 1876. The citizens of old city of Jaipur continue to paint their walls pink.

Despite being modernised the city breathes of rich culture and tradition in every household. You must visit the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. There are of course several more historical places you can visit them too.

You go around shopping in Johari Bazaar, Chanpole Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar. These markets are famous for jewellery and handicrafts.

Some of the delicacies to enjoy while you are in Jaipur are Laalmaans, Choorma, Dal Baati, Ghewar, Kachori, Tikki, and Bejad roti.

Agra

Agra Tour

Agra is, of course, the place that you are looking forward to visiting because here is where you can see the magnificent Taj Mahal. You can opt for the same day Taj Mahal tour and then move ahead with your Golden Triangle trip. Ensure that you are not taking an Agra trip on Friday because the mausoleum remains closed on this day of the week and during Ramzan.

You can also take an Agra Full Day Tour if you are in the city during the time of full moon so you can witness the grandeur of the TajMahal at night. There are 5 special days in a month when this permission is given to the tourists – two days before the full moon, on the day of full moon and two days after the full moon.

Besides the Taj Mahal, you can also see the Agra Fort, Moti Masjid, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Akbar and Itmad-Ud-Daula.

The same day Taj Mahal tour may not leave you much time to roam the city, but you can definitely buy some handicrafts at the Kinari Bazar near Jama Masjid.

Your trip to Agra wouldn’t be complete without you trying the Petha. You must try the Mughlai cuisine of Agra because you get finger licking authentic Mughalai food in almost all the restaurants here.

If you have time to spare and can take the Golden Triangle Tour, then you can also visit a wildlife sanctuary. There are many sanctuaries located near these cities.

All of them are rich in flora and fauna and are home to some endangered species. Some sanctuaries that you can pick from are National Chambal Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, etc. These wildlife sanctuaries are hypnotic and absolutely worth visiting.

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