The three can't miss sites in India
Posted on: 29 December 2016 by Jatin Chhabra
This post is on three sites which one can't miss if they are visiting India for the first time. I have personally visited these three and this I can share my personal experience here.
In India, we have four major international airports. 1st in New Delhi and remaining three in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. But still, the significant chunk of foreign tourists land at New Delhi Indra Gandhi International Airport as Delhi is the capital of India.
Upon landing in Delhi, most travellers stay in the capital for a day to relax and plan a trip which they can start from here. The best mode of transportation in India is via road, and thus many hire a tour taxi to visit nearby attractions. For those who are scared of India's traffic, I would like to clear that only major metro cities like Delhi Mumbai have bad traffic as populations here is more than 20 million. Apart from here, the traffic situation is not that bad.
So most international travellers plan to visit Taj Mahal as it is one of the seven wonders of the world, but in this post, I have shared three sites which you might not have heard, but they are quite close to sites which you have planned to visit. So lets starts.
1. Fatehpur Sikri in Sikandra
We all plan to visit Taj Mahal, a same day agra tour package from Delhi cost like INR 7000 but just 49 km from Taj we have the city of Sikandra with a haunted palace if Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri has also been featured in many Hollywood films like The Fall in 2006. At Fatehpur Sikri, you have sites like Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal which are as delightful to watch as Taj Mahal. Apart from this, you can also visit Chand Baori in Abhaneri which is just 60 km from here & is an unbelievable stepwell site.
2. Chandra Mahal in Jaipur.
You must have heard about the City Palace of Jaipur, but not many know that it's actually Chandra Mahal where Jaipur monarchs have been living since the 18th century. A most traveller who even enter City Palace, end up seeing only the museum but to see this main palace, one needs to bit a ticket of INR 2500 which gets you a private tour of 7 stories palace, name Chandra Mahal. From here, you tempo traveller ride in Jaipur to visit Ranthambore National Park which is not to far from Agra or Jaipur.
3. Ranthambore National Park
From Agra, you can reach Ranthambore National Park is just 4 hours as its 280 km away and road condition is excellent. Ranthambore National Park is India's number Tiger Reserve and by spending a day here will allow you to see the Royal India Tiger. Entry ticket for Ranthambore National Park is quite hard to get. So do book one in advance or contact a local tour operator from Jaipur as they have good connections and can get a confirmed safari booking for Ranthambore National Park.
And these are my favorite three sites which you can explore when you are in New Delhi India. You need around a week to explore all three cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
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