India is a diverse nation. People from all over the world visit India pour in to experience its ‘unity in diversity’. The amazingly distinct landscape and rich culture make it one of the most preferred tourist destinations of people all around the world.
With an influx of many thousands of tourists each year, the nation undertakes extreme pride in its trademark slogan ‘Incredible India’ and lives up to it too! Northern India is beautiful and home to a vibrant culture and landscape. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – The trio makes for an amazing option for cultural and heritage tour of India.
This trio is a must have experience for all ardent travellers. There are several beautiful places to visit in these cities and the best ones are smartly encompassed in the package to ensure travellers do not miss out on the real feel of North India travel. Here is an overview of some of the best places to travel in these cities:
The capital city of India is an eclectic mix of ancient beauty and modern charisma. Divided into the old and new, Delhi, every nook and corner of this beautiful city have a story to tell. The rich history of Delhi will mesmerise you. The city reflects the rich heritage of the past. Interestingly, you can also get to see the impressive development of modern times. Apart from the British, Mauryas, and Mughals, the locals and present day government have contributed a lot in shaping Delhi to the glamorous form it is today. All of the magnanimous forts, beautiful mosques and richly carved temples of the city reflect clear influences of the empires that once ruled it.
A visit to old Delhi will mesmerise you with its exquisite and elaborate monuments from Mughal era and the lip smacking cuisines served here. The famous mosque Jama Masjid situated in old Delhi is the largest mosque in the country. Some of the other major attractions include the grand Red Fort and recently renovated and prudently preserved Ghalib ki Haveli. Check out the Golden Triangle Tour Packages to have an amazing tour experience.
If you wish to experience the modern face of Delhi, simply head to Connaught Place, Greater Kailash (GK), Vasant Vihar and Saket. You would be highly impressed by the swanky showrooms and malls displaying high-end international brands.
Agra is the most sought after tourist spot in India. It is known for the world famous ‘Taj Mahal’. Thousands of people from all over the world visit Agra each year just to have a look at this amazing symbol of love. Once, the capital of India during the Mughal era, the city of Agra is synonymous with grandeur and magnanimity that Mughals left behind. Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The exquisite grand taj stands conveniently on the west bank of River Yamuna and attracts tourists from across the country and the world around.
The city of love is located at around 204 km south of Delhi. You can witness the glory of the past in the elegant monuments built during medieval India by Mughals. Fatehpur Sikri, a sub-city and home to grand palaces built in red stone, it is a must visit for all. Emperor Akbar built several structures within the sub city in honor of his queens. Some of the other places worth visiting in Agra include:
– Agra Fort
– Chini ka Roza
The city is also popular for its beautiful marble souvenirs and genuine leather items. Some of the markets worth visiting in Agra include:
- Taj Mahal Complex
- Kinari Bazaar
- Raja Mandi
- Sadar Bazaar
Also widely renowned as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. It is famous for its huge elegant palaces and gigantic forts. You would be impressed by the majestic forts, opulent palaces, and vast sand dunes here. The clear, beautiful lakes of Jaipur are a must visit.
Hawa Mahal is a striking structure of the city constructed by Raja Sawai Pratap Singh, the talented poet-king. Another beautiful tourist site of Jaipur is the famous Jal Mahal. It was built as a pleasure spot by the then ruler of Jaipur for the royal ladies. Since the first four floors of Hawa Mahal have completely been immersed in water, you can only see the top floor.
Other places worth visiting in Jaipur include:
– The City Palace
– Jantar Mantar
– Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
– Jaigarh Fort
A visit to this royal city will help you enjoy a royal treatment in palaces that have been turned into lavish hotels.
A tour to these famous northern Indian cities will help you get acquainted with the diverse culture, grandeur, heritage and the essence of the nation that has been prevailing through ancient times. All of the three cities are efficiently interconnected by air, railways and road.
Mahesh Kapoor is a freelance writer, travel blogger, and digital marketing manager from Delhi. He loves to write about historical places, beaches & new places.