India’s famous Golden Triangle Tour gives the travelers an insight into the past of the country which was full of chivalric tales and cultural glory. The buildings raised on those days are considered today as the repository of architectural brilliance. But, all three destinations are located in different geographical areas. So, better you know the important facts about them in detail to avoid any last minute mishaps.
What is the easiest route?
To start with your tour to Delhi-Agra- Jaipur on a systematic note, both domestic as well as international guests should reach Delhi. Delhi has the most famous international airport in India and most of the countries around the globe have flights plying from Delhi.
From Delhi, you can either drive to Agra (200 kilometres) or you can take the morning train from New Delhi Railway Station which does not take more than 2 hours to reach. From Agra you can take train to reach Jaipur which takes 3 and half hours in total. While coming back to Delhi, you can opt for either bus or train (as both will take around 7 hour to commute).
Where to stay?
In every locality of Delhi, there are good numbers of hotels which range from budget to luxury category. If you want to opt for a location which is equidistant from the railway station as well as major attractions of the city, Paharganj has numerous reasonably priced hotels.
Saving on your Delhi trip, you can book a heritage hotel in Agra from where you can wake up to the views of the Taj Mahal. Jaipur too houses some of the grand hotels in the country which were once the residence of different royal families. For backpackers, Jaipur has many hostels or budget hotels where one can enjoy a stay at a very reasonable rate.
Where are the must-visit attractions?
In Delhi: It is better to customize your Delhi tour according to taste and preferences. In case you are fond of heritage walk, Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Red Fort should be explored without miss. For historical sightseeing, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Garden, Qutub Minar are must see. Also, to see the attractions of modern India, India Gate, Parliament House, Shanti Van are most ideal sites.
In Agra: Apart from the grand Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sadar Bazaar, Sikandara, Moti Masjid should be explored without miss.
In Jaipur: The Pink City still has a strong hold over its glorious reputation and it is proved when you come across the huge building of Hawa Mahal and its surrounding areas, shaded in pink. Amer Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar are some of the best spots to see in Jaipur.
Destinations you will get to see en route
If you happen to drive to Agra by road, the best thing you will come across on the way is nothing but the magnificent Sikandra. However, if you are ready to spend some time here, you can visit Mariam’s Tomb here. However, while you are driving to Jaipur from Agra, the best things you will see on your way are the Keoladeo National Park aka Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the intact Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. On your way back to Delhi from Jaipur, you will come across the majestic Neemrana Fort, a heritage hotel.
What to eat?
When you are in Delhi do not forget to try its authentic street food varieties like Dahi Bhalla, Khasta Kachori or Alu tikki. Foodies should jump at the food stalls of Jama Masjid (Old Delhi) where the varieties of non-vegetarian delicacies would compel you to eat more than your normal diet. In Agra, you will get to taste the same delicacies of Delhi, but distinct varieties of Petha should not miss your sight. Jaipur is famous for its Dal-bati-churma, ghewar, varieties of Kachori and unlimited types of desserts.
Jyoti is a travelogue by passion and interior designer by profession. She has been to a number of places till now, but as per Jyoti her Delhi Agra Jaipur Travel. She loves Indian culture, religion, historic places and especially the people of India. Jyoti writes just to spread his thoughts with the world. When she is not travelling, she generally pens down her experience in the form of blogs/articles.