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The nation is known for its diversity, heritage, history, and hospitality and people ready to share the rich culture of their nation with visitors. India has many monuments and must visits and one such is India golden tour. This tour has three destinations Jaipur in the state Rajasthan, Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Delhi, which is the capital of the country.
Rajasthan is the sole state in the ation where one can encounter desserts and hot noon and chilly nights. UP shares borders with both Delhi as well as Rajasthan so the tour starts either from Jaipur or from Delhi. Although every place in the nation is worthy of a visit but visiting every place is next to impossible for a person with a mainstream job or business so golden tour makes the best utilization of the short trip which ensures memories and experiences which one can cherish for a lifetime.
If the tour starts at Delhi the visitors will get a pickup on arrival at the airport and sightseeing are done on the day or the next day of arrival according to the comfort of the visitor .Major tourist attraction in the capital are India gate, Lotus temple, Qutub Minar , Jama musjid (mosque), president house, parliament house and some famous local bazzars(markets). Lotus temple is about 113 feet high and is made to shape like a white lotus due to use of white marble from Penteli mountains in Greece and awarded by CNN the most visited building in the world in 2001. India gate is a arch which has names of all the martyr of Indo-pak war of 1971 carved and a Amar Jawan Jyoti which is a fire lit up in there remembrance.
Qutub minar is worlds highest minaret which is 239 feet high and was constructed in 1192 by Qutub-Ub-Din-Aibak the founder of Delhi Sultanate. Jama Masjid is a mosque where muslim devotees offer their prayers completed in 1656 AD with 3 great gates,4 towers and 40 minarets .It can accommodate upto 25000 people at once. Although it is a mosque but people of all other religious believes visit Jama masjid .
Next destination is city of Agra which has Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonder in the world. Delhi to Agra is about 4 hour drive journey via the Delhi-Agra expressway. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum made of ivory white marble stone made by king Shah Jahan the fifth ruler of the Mughal dynasty which ruled the state of India for little over three centuries in memory of his twentieth wife Mumtaz Mahal .The main monument is about 240 feet high and the upper tomb like structure resembles a onion due to which it is also called onion dome. Constructed by about 22000 laborers for more than two decade is the live proof of richness of medieval time India in the area of architecture and planning ,the boundaries of Taj are spread over 17 yards and has well maintained garden and a mosque in the enclosed area. The mosque is known as the Kau Ban mosque which is the place of worship for Muslims.
Taj Mahal is closed for normal visitor on Fridays as muslim devotees offer prayer called Jumma on Fridays. People generally from within or outside the country visit city of Agra predominantly to see the Taj but unlike normal belief of people Agra can be explored through street walk ,market exploration and other unusual activities if time is no constraint .For people planning longer tours visiting the city of Fatehpur Sikri about twenty miles from Agra is recommended .Built by emporer Akbar the third ruler of Mughal dynasty and was initially the capital which was later shifted to Agra due to scarcity in Fatehpur. Although it is a small city but offers a good sight seen experience as it has the bigger Jama mosque same as the one in Delhi and other fort and palaces which belonged to officials of that time as it was once the capital . Day trip to Agra from New Delhi is best way to see the places in case you have time constraints
Finally visitor reach Jaipur which justifies its name the pink city as majority of the old buildings have various shades of pink on the exterior which cannot get unnoticed upon arriving in the city. Like other cities it also has many places which deserve a visit like City palace, Hawa Mahal, observatory, Amber fort and Water palace .City palace was built between 1729 to 1732 by Jai Singh II the ruler of Amber .It has astonishing designs which demonstrate the variation in architecture within a short distance between buildings of same era. Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace has a design such that it has many small windows which leads to strong cool winds inside the monument even if the pace of wind is not very strong outside .Observatory or the Jantar Mantar is a structure which was used to determine time in the era when there were no watches and one such identical structure is in Delhi also. Amber fort is situated in city of Amber about seven miles from Jaipur and is declared as a world heritage sight by UNESCO .Constructed by red sandstone it has a Sukh Niwas which has a technology of creating artificial coolness through winds which can be compared to modern day centralized temperature regulators in buildings which is the proof of advancement of the science in medieval India and it also houses Sheesh Mahal or mirror palace.
Are you planning to visit India? Do you want to unveil the mesmerizing beauty, culture, tradition, and history of this most diversified country? Do you want to make your journey to India as comfortable as possible? Do you want to experience an unforgettable touring experience? If your answer to above asked questions is a positive yes, then you should remember stated below points when planning your India tours. So, lets have a detailed look at what you should first determine or evaluate before planning your tour to India.
What You Want to See?
Since there are endless choices available in India to determine in terms of tourist places, you may get confused on finalizing a right one option. If this is the case, you should first determine what you want to see in India. For instance, if you want to visit and explore the beauty of one of the greatest wonders on earth planet, you should plan your tour to Taj Mahal in Agra. Therefore, you are highly advised that before finalizing your tours and travel in India, you should first evaluate your touring requirements. You should grab adequate information about the attractive places in India to visit.
Expensive Vs Affordable
When you decide to visit India, you find plenty of choices to determine from most affordable ones to most expensive ones. You may choose cheap tours to India option to save money. While on the other hand, if you want to unveil the travel luxury in India, you should look for luxury tour and travel choices in the country. Hence, you may face a situation where you may find it difficult whether to choose an affordable or expensive traveling plan. In case of facing such a confusing situation, you are highly suggested that you should make a right decision keeping your certain budget and travel needs in mind.
Are You Healthy Enough?
Since India a big country, you may have to face different climate conditions if you choose to explore various states in India. For instance, if you visit Rajasthan, you will have to deal with scotching heat. On other hand, if you visit Himachal Pradesh, you will have to deal with a cold climate condition. Obviously with changing climate conditions, you should not be able to keep your health sustain. Hence, before planning travel India, you should first go through a medical checkup. In case of finding any unhealthy or unfit sign, you should avoid visiting certain parts of the country. After all health is wealth.
Do You Need Help?
There could be various reasons when you need professional help from language issues to geographical problems. Therefore, you are highly suggested that before planning your India tours, you should first confirm whether you can enjoy the journey without help or not. In most of the cases, grabbing professional help is needed. Therefore, if you dont want to be lured by anti-social elements, you should look for a right tour and travel company in India on the internet. Create a list of top tour and traveling firms in India to choose the best tour package.
The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
In keeping with the religious sensitivities of the local Muslim population which throngs the monument in huge numbers for their noon prayers, Taj Mahal is kept out of bound for the tourists the whole day on a Friday. In short, this means that you can simply walk in and have an unhindered view seven days a week, if you are a Muslim, but in case you are a non-Muslim, you are deprived of the opportunity, even if you are arriving from thousands of miles away and you do not have much time in hand to stay in the city. Sorry, Hard Luck! Interestingly, this prohibition applies only to the Taj Mahal, as other major Mughal monuments like the Agra Fort, Sikandara (Akbar Tomb) or Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb) are yours for the asking seven days of the week.
In case, you have not been forewarned and actually arrive in the city on a Friday morning only for a day, you can take a taxi to the other side of Yamuna, which will get you a spectacular view of the north face of the Taj, but without affording you the glory of a Taj view from its south face set amidst the lush green garden. The other option is to view the Taj longingly from the edge of Agra Fort, but this is at some distance. The last option is to check in one of the Taj Ganj hotels, many of which have rooftop Taj viewing as one of their attractions.
In view of the heavy tourist traffic from all corners of the world, many of whom are unable to converse in the local language Hindi, there are chances that you might fall prey to some sharp practices indulged in by some unscrupulous elements posing as a bonafide guide. Unfortunately, the immortal monument not only attracts tourists, but also cheats and swindlers in various garbs, the most popular being as a guide. Many a time, they throng the Taj Mahal entrance and try to win your confidence through chaste English with an American slang. As they are often unauthorized, they might slink away at the entrance, but before that they might ask you to hand over your valuables in the name of depositing them in the locker, but later you may find to your horror that the trickster and your valuables have vanished in thin air.
As such, while thinking of hiring a guide, make sure that
- You insist on the guya official identity card before giving him your trust or your valuables
- Make sure that he is able to speak your language fluently, or he might later turn out to be a net liability