The golden triangle tour in India is a popular tourist route and some for also a good reason. And the route joins with the popular tourist destinations that combining the capital city of India, Delhi to Agra and Jaipur. Each destination of the route is about 4 to 6 hours to drive and slightly less by train. On the golden triangle route, you will be sightseeing the big forts, bustling bazaars, and amazing palaces and so on. I had asked for every person about the Golden Triangle and after experiencing it myself then I know the reality because it is awesome and must to see! So, here is my trip guide to the Golden Triangle to motivate you to sightsee India!
When to Visit India
The best time to visit in India and a trip to the Golden Triangle is between the month of October and March. In these months, you will be enjoying the most-enjoyable weather and it is also the time when the flowers are in blossom. Must remember to avoid the summer and monsoon months which are late May to early October. And I visited in the month of December and did not see a lot of tourists – and it was awesome!
Things to Note Before Visiting India
It is most remember the point that if you are an international tourist in India and especially a woman, and if you see the people staring at you and taking photos (some people asked and some do not) then don’t hesitate and avoid them.
During your trip, just remember to carry a scarf with you is the best idea because in Delhi, sometimes air pollution reached its hazardous place, so it will help if you are sightseeing that needs you to cover up.
Golden Triangle Stop 1: Delhi
Delhi has a lot of flight routes from the UK, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and some seem to be the in-expensive airport to fly into, so it is possibly the best place to begin that is depending on you where you are traveling from. It can be easy to imagine how demanding it is with a population of more than 19 million people. Here, Uber works very well as transportation to take to all the tourist spots within the city. Although, the traffic and driving are some kind of worst thing that I have watched here, especially in the center of the City, and some Uber don’t have seatbelts. And in Delhi, you can explore the Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, and so on attractions which are amazing to get relax from your stress.
When you are booking a vehicle to your next destination then must remember that you have your train booked already in advance. And the average charge of a train ticket is just 450INR. Either ask the hotel receptionist or host in your hotel where you stay to help you with the train booking, as it can be a bit difficult. Or you can request your hotel to provide you a driver but that can be more expensive which just costs around 7000INR to move from Delhi to Agra.
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Golden Triangle Stop 2: Agra
Agra is a place of Taj Mahal that is one of the seven wonders of the world, and I can assure that it is just as awesome in real life! And there are not so many places to sightsee in Agra, so, 1 or 2 days can be sufficient to look-out the Taj Mahal. And seeing the sunset and sunrise from the Taj Mahal is a mind-blowing experience.
The Taj Mahal is the tomb of white marble and designed with inlay work, calligraphy, and semi-precious stones. It took approx. twenty years to complete, preparing in 1632 by the order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Begum Mumtaz. Nearby places of Taj Mahal are Jama Masjid and Red Fort, that were also prepared by the Shah Jahan.
The Taj Mahal lost its beauty because of air pollution and has endured maintenance work to save its honor. If you are lucky and visiting in Agra then during the full moon, there are selected night tickets available on the day of the full moon, as well as two days before and after. You can also enjoy a boat trip during sunset or sunrise sideways the Yamuna River, where you will have the extra of being the only boat in the water since only one is permitted! So, Book early here.
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Golden Triangle Stop 3: Jaipur
Also called the Pink City for its delightful pink engineering, Jaipur is also a bustling city like Delhi, with more than 3 million population, situated 167 miles from Delhi. You can take train from Agra to Jaipur to make this trip exciting.
The Amer Palace and the Amer Fort are found simply outside Jaipur city area in the town of Amer, effectively came to by taxi or Uber. If you are attracted by the elephant ride to the top, it was discovered that the elephants are tied with aching spikes and enforced to work by conveying travelers. I ask you to peruse progressively regarding why you ought to never ride an elephant. This popular abuse of animals truly isn’t justified, despite any potential benefits, there is consistently the alternative of a jeep or to go for a careless stroll. You may also be fortunate to run over the cutest puppies on the way up as I did.
Hawa Mahal is situated at Badi Chaupar in the enclosed Old City. You can peruse in the numerous bazaars before you arrive at the Hawa Mahal. The best perspectives are from any of the housetop cafes over the street. If you look cautiously, you will see the stairs prompting the Wind Café or the Tattoo Cafe. To enter the Hawa Mahal, you should go behind the structure; this is also worth a visit.
If you are searching for some Italian food in a delightful setting, I cherished visiting Bar Palladio Jaipur.