Golden Triangle with Extensions
|Khajuraho is one of the most sought after extensions of Golden Triangle Tours that include Delhi, Jaipur and Agra|
Perhaps the most popular tour circuits and not just in winters but throughout the year, the golden triangle tours connects 3 leading tourist destinations in India: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Three cities with innumerable legends and folklore, it is here that India comes alive. Cradle of ancient Hindu dynasties and bastion of later Sultans and Mughal Empire, these 3 destinations are characterized by cultural ethos which define Indian’s secularism.
The attractions in the golden triangle tour circuit could include more than 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India which if this post is to be believed could be covered in 4 days or less.
Unmissables are the Taj Mahal in Agra, Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri and the Amber Fort & Jantar Mantar in Jaipur.
Add to this nearby tourist destinations like Rishikesh (Yoga), Varanasi (Hindu Pilgrimage), Amritsar (Golden Temple) and Khajuraho (UNESCO World Heritage Temple Complex), what one gets is a magical tour to India in all its vividness.
Hill Stations in India
|Hill Stations in India become hot favorite as places to go for honeymoon in India during December & January|
With these prime destinations leading the Christmas and New Year celebrations, we must not forget the hill stations in India. There is some gem of destinations where Christmas and New Year is celebrated with great gusto.
Dalhousie, Shimla and McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh are some of the destinations to be in to celebrate the Holiday Season. What make these destinations unique is their connection to British Raj. With the arrival of snow, travelers from overseas are at home in these picturesque locales.
Wildlife Safaris in India
|Gir National Park in Gujarat is only habitat of lions outside of Africa|
With home to over 100 National Parks, India is one of the best places for wildlife safaris in the world. Be it the elusive Royal Bengal Tigers, the endangered Great Single Horned Rhinoceros or the Asiatic Lions, animal and plant species abound in the wildlife sanctuaries across India.
For rhino spotting, Kaziranga National Park in Assam - a UNESCO inscribed World Heritage Site - which is home to 2/3rd of the global Great SIngle-horned Rhino population is your best bet.
If it is the tiger spotting than wildlife sanctuatries in Madhya Pradesh like Bandhavgarh, Pench and Kanha National Park and Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in your best bet to spot the royal predator.
For bird watching head south to bird sanctuaries in Kerala and Karnataka or the World Heritage Site Keoladeo Ghana National Park popularly referred to as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan.