A trip to Amritsar and Chandigarh along with the famous Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur makes it a complete mix of Culture, Heritage, Religion, Cuisine, and History. You can visit these places even if you have a budget of Rs.15,000/- per person depending upon the travel season.
Delhi has endless places to see, shop and eat. Qutub Minar, Lal Qila, Akshardham temple, Humayun’s tomb, Lotus temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, India Gate, President House are some of the must-visit places. Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar, Central Market Lajpat Nagar, South Extension and Malls in Vasant Kunj and Saket are the best places to shop depending on your preference and budget. Not to be missed the food in Delhi is Chandni Chowk for best street food, Dilli Haat for some authentic dishes, Hauz Khas Village for a hot & happening nightlife and amazing food & drinks, Connaught Place for some high-end restaurants and Food courts in Saket and Vasant Kunj Shopping Malls for a huge spread.
Most famous place in Amritsar is The Golden temple or the Harmandar Sahib. Devotees of all religions from all over the world throng this beautiful Gurudwara all through the year. The doors of this Gurudwara are plated with silver and a few places have Gold plating on them. Having Langar (free food distributed) is an experience in itself. Every day tens of thousands of devotees eat here. The arrangements and cleanliness will leave you spellbound. A trip to Jallianwala bagh and Wagah Border is a must. Other places to visit here are, Durgiana temple, Akal Takht, Gobindgarh Fort, Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. Don’t even think of missing gorging on the famous Amritsari Kulcha.
The last leg of famous Golden triangle tour, Jaipur, the land of colors, is famous for handicrafts, Gems & stone jewelry, historical places, monuments and Rajasthani cuisine. Places to see in Jaipur are Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum and Choki Dhani. For buying Gems and Jewellery head to Johri Bazaar. Don’t forget to check for certification before buying anything. Food lovers, head to Sanjay Omelette, 1135 AD, Anokhi Cafe, Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, Brown Sugar, Spice Court, Jammie’s Kitchen. The choice is endless. Eat to your heart’s content.
Located at a distance of about 1.5-hour drive from Agra, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, known as Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, is a must visit for nature lovers. Spread over a huge area you will be able to witness a vast variety of birds and animals. Seasonal migratory birds are a treat to watch. If you are lucky you might be able to see Pythons as well. You will find people sitting in one posture for hours to catch a particular shot. To make best of your trip, hire a cycle-rickshaw, who generally charge Rs.100-150 per hour. Start early to avoid heat, carry sunglasses, hat, water, Camera, and Binoculars. The park is open from 6 am to 6 pm. Don’t miss enjoying those little samosas available at the Park Canteen.
Going to Agra primarily means a trip to Taj Mahal, one of the most famous tourist places in India. Apart from Taj Mahal, there are some more places to visit like Agra Fort (don’t miss the Sound & Light show held every evening), Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Garh, Anguri Bagh, Dayal Bagh, Jama Masjid, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb and Sikandra Fort. Best items to buy here are marble items and shoes. For food lovers, head straight to the Sadar Bazaar to eat platefuls of Chaat-papri, Gol-Gappa, Vada-Pav, Tikki and lot more. Head to Mama Franky Chicken if you for non-veg food. You sure would overeat with the kind of food available. Chicken Tikka and Fish Fry is highly recommended. Beware of touts found everywhere in Agra.