A journey to the three amazing cities of India
Posted on: 19 December 2016 by Rajender Singh
In India, we have 29 states and more might come. But for those who are in this continent-size country, exploring it all in a week is impossible. So most of us plan some sites which e want to see.
In this list, these cities are rated as most attractive and entertaining ones. And this post is about them. They are the cities of Jaipur, New Delhi and Agra, altogether known as Golden Triangle. So, what you can see here?
1. New Delhi
As this city is the capital of India, most travellers land here and start their voyages from Delhi.
But Delhi has a written history of more than 2000 years, and there is so much to see here. Some important sites here are Red Fort, Rajghat, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli archaeological park, Lodhi Garden and Lotus temple.
Delhi is also famous for its cuisine and shopping sites, which can find in markets like Chandni Chowk, Khan market, etc.
One needs two days to explore this heritage city and cost of hotels; transportation is around $100 a day. A nice 3 star hotel in New Delhi will cost around $40 and a cab to explore the city will cost the same amount.
2. Taj city Agra
245 km from New Delhi, there is a city which has one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra, which is also appreciated as the city of Taj is the second city in the Golden Triangle tour, and it takes 4-5 hours to reach from New Delhi.
Now sights which one can see in Agra are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh and my favourite Fatehpur Sikri. Along with this one can also visit the temples of Mathura and Vrindavan which are on route from Delhi to Agra.
The cost of accommodation and transportation in Agra for a day is also around $100. For $50 you can get a nice 3 star hotel in Agra and in remaning amoung you hire a AC cab for a one day sightseeing tour of Agra.
Now the next point is on Jaipur which is around 220 km from Jaipur. But from Agra, I will also suggest you to visit Chand Baori in Abhaneri which will not take more than 2 hours. Plus it is on Agra Jaipur highway.
Along with this, if you have more extra day then a trip of Ranthambore National Park is simply amazing. Ranthabore National Park is rated as India's number one destination to spot royal Indian tigers. Entry ticket of this park is booked years in advance, but you can get a confirmted Ranthambore Safari tour ticket by contact some local cab & holiday firms.
The last city in the Golden Triangle is Jaipur, as travellers call it Pink City. Jaipur got this name as the older part of the city is completely coloured with the pink colour which started in the 19th century, when a king of Prince of Wales came in Jaipur and to welcome him, the king of Jaipur ordered to colour the whole town as Pink.
Places of attractions here are City Palace, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal and the locals markets of Pink City. Along with Jaipur, one can also visit the famous site of Chand Baori which is on the way from Agra.
Plus, since 2015 Jaipur has also introduced the concept of Night tourism. Here travellers can visit few sites after 7:00 PM. Two notable sites here are Sound & light show at Amber fort, and Chokhi Dhani village near Airport. The timing of sound & light show is 7-8 PM and then by 9:00 you can reach Chokhi Dhani which is around 30 km from Amber fort.
So this is the list of three cities which one must visit if they are visiting India for the first time. Plus there is lot more to see here in Rajatshan, Uttar Pradesh. So I would suggest you to check sites like Lonely Planet India and Nat Geo India, before planning a tour to India. If you have any question on Indian tourism, then feel free to ask them in comment section below.