It is no secret that Rajasthan, particularly Jaipur, is the best place to visit to experience India’s regal side. But then again, no trip to the country can be complete without visiting the capital city of Delhi, in addition to Agra for the famed Taj Mahal. And this is why these three cities form the Golden Triangle. Brimming with sights, activities, and culture, a Golden Triangle tour is the best way to experience all things uniquely Indian.
Here are 6 unique things that you can do on your Golden Triangle tour.
1.Listen to a Qawwali in Delhi
Instead of heading to the pubs or cafés to enjoy live music in Delhi, go to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. At this Dargah, you can spend your entire evening listening to Qawwali, a form of Sufi music. The ambience created by the Qawwali and the music itself is spellbinding. Every week on Thursday nights this Dargah hosts Qawwali nights. After an evening of musical bliss, don’t forget to enjoy the mouth-watering kebabs that Nizamuddin Basti is renowned for.
2.Go on a spine-chilling tour of Delhi
Do you believe that there are supernatural powers in the world? Even if you don’t, take some time from your busy Golden Triangle tour and go on a supernatural tour of Delhi. This city is home to numerous places that are supposedly haunted. Lothian Cemetery, Bhuli Bhatyari Mahal, Firoz Shah Kotla Fort, and Jamali Kamali Tomb are some of the places that have many ghost stories associated with them. Do hire a guide when you want to explore these places, and do not visit them after dark, if you’re easily spooked.
3.Tempt your palate with food tours in Agra
If you are a foodie or simply want to explore the cuisine of Agra, join one of the food tours here. These tours will take you to different eateries that have been serving finger-licking good food for decades. You will be bombarded with tempting aromas and tastes at joints like the Deviram Sweets (known for its kachoris and samosas) and Rambabu Paratha Bhandar (famous for its stuffed chapatis and parathas). Chaat lovers will feel like they are in paradise with dishes like aloo tikki, pani puri, and dahi papdi on offer.
4.Discover India in 6D at Agra
Go on a journey to explore India’s rich history and culture at the 6D theatre in Agra. The 30-minute short movie will take you through the glorious history of this nation as well as take you to the amazing places and attractions in India. With special effects and moving seats, they have added touch and smells to this video. Located near the Taj Mahal, this is an unmissable experience.
5.Soar through the skies in Jaipur
Ever wanted to see the world on a magic carpet ride? Although it is not a carpet, a hot air balloon ride in Jaipur does give you the opportunity to see this city from the skies. Gliding over the historical attractions as well as the gorgeous landscape of this city is a memorable experience. Remember to carry your camera with you to freeze these moments forever.
6. Go wildlife spotting in Jaipur
Take an open jeep safari in Jaipur, an adrenaline-fuelled ride that will give you an opportunity to spot some of the wildlife of this region. While you are driving past the countryside and villages of Jaipur, chances are you will spot a variety of fauna like deer, migratory birds, peacocks, snakes, and panthers.
Delhi and Agra Fact File
- Location: Delhi is the capital city of India and is bordered by Haryana on three sides. Agra is situated in Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the Yamuna River.
- How to Reach: Delhi is served by the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Agra is well connected to Delhi by railways and roadways. There is also a semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Agra.
- Food & Drink: Chaats are very popular in Delhi and Agra alike, be it golgappas, samosas, or kachoris. While Agra is mainly known for its Mughlai food, Delhi is renowned for its Nihari dish and kebabs.
Jaipur Fact File
- Location: Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is located along the eastern border of Thar Desert.
- How to Reach: Jaipur International Airport is located 10km away from the city centre. The other Indian cities are connected to Jaipur via national highways and railways.
- Food & Drink: Rajasthani cuisine is known to be regal. Onion kachoris, dal baati churma, ghevar, and gatte ki sabzi are some of the popular dishes of Jaipur.