10 Amazing things to do on the Golden Triangle India Tour
India is a culturally rich and diverse country that has preserved its charm. The mysterious yet charismatic beauty of India draws the attention of a large number of tourists from all over the world. Planning a trip to India might be daunting so it is better to plan ahead of time. If you are travelling to India for the first time then you should start with the famed Golden Triangle tour of India.
The golden triangle circuit comprises the three ideal cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This 750 km route makes a virtual triangle on the map due to which it is renowned as the Golden Triangle of India. During the journey, you will get several opportunities to bask in the cultural and traditional beauty of the country. These three cities are easily linked with each other by land and air.
Delhi is the starting point of the tour and as a national capital, it is well-connected with the rest of the world. It is situated in the centre of India and makes sure to take a flight to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to elucidate the enigma of this exquisite place.
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Amazing things to do on the Golden Triangle India tour
To engross yourself in the resplendent of the three amazing cities of the Golden Triangle India tour, you must not miss a few things.
1. Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk and Spice Market
Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi is among the best and unique travel experiences in the national capital. You will be captivated by the enchanted beauty of the sights that the city has to offer. The irresistible charm, vivacity, and colours of the streets of Chandni Chowk and Spice Market will captivate you and leave you spellbound.
2. Volunteer at a community kitchen in Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a Sikh Temple and is one of the renowned religious sites in Delhi. The community kitchen is run by volunteers. They feed almost 25,000 to 30,000 people daily and on the weekend it can go up to 40,000. One can volunteer in the community kitchen in the gurdwara. It is one of the amazing experiences which must not be missed during the tour.
3. Photo-shoot at Taj Mahal
The tour to India is incomplete without visiting the most iconic masterpiece – the marvelous Taj Mahal. Photo-shoot at the Taj Mahal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The photoshoot will be done by a qualified photographer and are professionally edited. You will also get an opportunity to do the photoshoot in the traditional dress. The photo shoot at the Taj Mahal can be customized as per your demand and we can include the backdrop of Agra Fort and other palaces. Photo-shoot in the Taj Mahal is available for couples, families, groups, and for solo travellers.
4. Admire the enchanting beauty of the Taj Mahal from the bank of Yamuna
Taj Mahal is a marble edifice which is situated on the west bank of the River Yamuna. The river provides the dramatic backdrop to the Taj Mahal and the calm water of the river provides the shimmering reflection of the monument. One can indulge in a sunset or sunrise view of the Taj Mahal during the Yamuna River boat ride. The glow of the Taj Mahal intensifies during the sunset and sunrise.
5. Visit Wildlife SOS, Animal Conservation & Rescue Facility
Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the largest Sloth Bear rescue facility in the world. It was established in 1999 by the Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Department. The facility houses 200 Sloth Bears, 20 elephants, as well as many other wildlife species. Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC) rescues elephants and takes care of them. One can visit here and spend some time here amidst nature.
6. Spend time in Sheroes Cafe
Sheroes is a popular hangout place in Agra and it is one of its own kind of cafe. This cafe is run by acid attack survivors Rupa and Ritu who were viciously attacked at a very young age. These women designed and decorated the cafe by themselves. It is one of the must-visit places in Agra and whenever you visit, order a cup of tea/ coffee and appreciate the gesture of these amazing women towards their better future.
7. Cooking class in Agra or Jaipur
During the Golden Triangle tour, one can indulge in culinary activities such as cooking classes, food tours, and kitchen tours, and learn about the rich culinary art of India. You can learn about traditional dishes and a particular way of preparing mouth-watering dishes. Get a detailed introduction to the Indian cuisines during the tour. The qualified chef will enlighten you about the various kinds of spices used in Indian dishes.
8. Sunset at Hawa Mahal
During the evening, the golden hues of sun rays light up the red and pink sandstone edifice. The spectacular view of this magnificent structure can be witnessed from the cafes. There are some great cafes in front of the Hawa Mahal such as Tattoo Cafe & Lounge, Wind View Cafe, Art Cafe, etc., from where one can gaze at the detailing of the beehive structure of this enchanting monument. This architectural marvel will leave you overwhelmed.
9. Henna tattoo and dress in Indian attire
Get a henna tattoo in Delhi, Agra, or Jaipur as a memorable souvenir. You can dress in Indian attire and get a henna tattoo. We can also arrange a photoshoot for you and you can take the memories of enjoying the traditional part of the country. The henna tattoo is an ancient body art in which some exotic designs can be drawn. It is a temporary tattoo design that is made by using natural herbs.
10. Embark on the shopping spree in attractive markets of Jaipur
Jaipur is renowned for its rich royalty and traditional culture. It is a paradise for shopaholics and one can find an amazing collection of textiles, handicrafts, antiques, and showpieces. The unparalleled beauty of this marvelous town can be witnessed in its vibrant and colorful markets. Buy some souvenirs from the ‘Pink City. The beautiful markets of Jaipur have a plethora of choices that will leave you spellbound.