Mini Touring with Maxi Benefits – An Indian Extravaganza

Have you ever been laden with a long weekend and then realize that it has gone by and you never exploited it to your benefit? If you say yes to the question, then get exited to know about mini destinations. When we talk about mini tours, then the Golden Triangle Tour in India is the first that comes to mind.

The five day Golden Triangle tour gives you the best yet does not eat up into your time. Beginning at Delhi where the tour representative takes you to the hotel.  Delhi was at strategic advantage in the past and the present.

Golden Triangle

On the second day, you would head towards Jaipur which is around 562km from Delhi and is a five hour drive. Before that a tour of the capital of India is completed where we can see the Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar which is the tallest amongst the brick minarets, and many spectacular sights. It is no wonder therefore that these structures are a UNESCO World Heritage.

Qutub Minar

Jaipur or the Pink City is a tourist’s extravaganza. The Rajasthan capital is replete with colors, tales of chivalry and bravery and a heritage Indian city. There are nine sectors here depicting the nine universal divisions. The color and vibrancy is infectious here.

The third day of the Golden Triangle tour consists of a visit to the Amber Fort the place where the Indian King Raja Man Singh ruled over. Here the elephant ride is certainly a visual and personal treat and the fort on top of the hill completely leaves the tourist enthralled. The next place is the City Palace which showcases its architectural mix of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The gardens, and views here from the Chandra Palace in the centre , the solar observatory Jantar Mantar, The Palace of Winds made of pink sandstone and the intricately carved windows or the Jharokas  exhibit the kaleidoscope of sights here.

Amber Fort City Palace Jantar Mantar

The fourth day of the tour sees a visit to the historical city of Fatehpur Sikri which is situated around 260km from Delhi. A six hour drive to the city, this is also known as the Ghost city. Here we get to see the residential complex of Emperor Akbar, the tomb and mosque of Salim Chisti.

Fatehpur Sikri Mosque of Salim Chisti

The last and the fifth day see us headed towards Agra and of course the much awaited glimpse of the Taj Mahal notwithstanding the Agra Fort. The symbol of unconditional love, the Taj Mahal is a feast for the eye and one is completely overthrown with the architectural brilliance of this monument. Then a visit to Sikandra to see Akbar’s tomb and back to Delhi.

Taj Mahal

At Delhi on the last day of the Golden Triangle tour, you could visit the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, India Gate built in memory of soldiers who sacrificed in the World War I and the Afghan War, and the Indian President’s residence.

India Gate

All in all this five day mini destination tour is certainly your money’s worth and is worth your time too.

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