As far-flung destinations go, nowhere has quite the romantic pull as India. A haven for wanderlust, this remarkable land will appeal to every facet of your travel needs. From jaw-dropping architecture and ancient traditions to soul-warming spiritualism and culinary feasts, ignite your curiosity with Zigi Tour‘s ultimate guide to discover captivating India. Spanning over nine days, the Golden Triangle Tour offers the perfect glimpse into India’s wonders, whatever kind of traveller you are…
For the City Dweller
Start your Indian adventure in Old and New Delhi. A treasure trove for those who appreciate architecture, spend a couple of days exploring the sights. From the impressive white marble Birla Temple to the regal Red Fort and the Mahatma Gandi memorial, Delhi offers so much to experience. Zigi Tours can help add a touch of positive travel to your trip with a visit to Pratham, an NGO supporting the underprivileged children of Delhi.
For the Foodie
Lose yourself down the rambling back streets of Old Delhi where the air is rich with spices. Explore the vibrant food markets, sampling delectable street food and warm naan straight from the tandoor ovens. Of course, no visit to India is complete without tea, so make sure to find one of the many chai wallahs for a sweet brew. Later in your trip, Zigi Tours can also organise a trip to a rural, local village. Here you can enjoy a home-cooked meal together and also experience traditional folk dancing.
For the Adventurer
Get out of the city and head to Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortified city boasts gigantic pavilions, grand palaces and spectacular courtyards to discover and explore. Wander through the awe-inspiring palatial red-sandstone and marble Agra Fort, transporting you back to the opulence of the mighty Mughal empire. And of course, no visit to Agra is complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal. Described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘the embodiment of all things pure’, a tour of this remarkable palace truly is the experience of a lifetime.
For the Wildlife Lover
Spread over 1,344 square kilometres, Ranthambhore National Park is one of the biggest parks in Northern India. It is also known for being the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. Take a jungle safari in the early morning and late afternoon in the hopes of spotting these magnificent creatures. A host of animals and over 300 species of birds also make this stunning sanctuary their home.
For the Culture-Seeker
Enthralling and brimming with history, colourful Jaipur is a must-visit. Start your sightseeing with a visit to the spectacular Amber Fort, just outside of Jaipur. Boasting a fairy-tale-like grandeur, spend an unforgettable morning making your way through the four huge courtyards. You’ll pass mesmerising snake charmers, harems of the Maharajah and the Palace of Mirrors along the way. For the afternoon, explore the major sites of Jaipur, visiting the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory. Finally, marvel at Jaipur’s arguably most distinctive historical site, the Hawa Mahal. Known to many as the Palace of Winds, this pink honey-combed wonder was supposedly constructed to allow ladies of the royal household to watch the bustle of the streets below without being seen.
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