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Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Alicia Taggio

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Exploring India’s Golden Triangle Part 1: Delhi

The cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, form the ‘Golden Triangle’ which is one of India’s most popular tourist routes. Our Social Media gal Alicia shares her experience exploring the Golden Triangle with G Adventures in this four-part series, and why this journey is one not to be missed:

India has always been on my bucket list and it’s been my dream to stand in front of the Taj Mahal ever since I was a little girl. That dream quickly became a reality when I went to India with G Adventures. Their Golden Triangle tour introduced me to three very different northern cities and the colourful rural life of Rajasthan.

I spent months reading books, blogs and inspiring stories about other people’s journey to India and prepared myself for the fact that this experience would be a very different one from my previous travel experiences.

While there are true aspects of what people told me about India (being crowded and dirty), it also has a rich and brilliant history,  and is filled with spiritual places and intriguing cultural heritage everywhere you turn.

Alicia in Jaipur, India

Going to India is a journey of a lifetime, but one that is truly a personal one.

I honestly felt like everyone on my tour got something different out of the experience and that’s really what makes this trip so special. I hope my videos and photos inspire you to take this trip for yourself one day. With that, let’s begin this journey shall we?

 

Part One: Delhi

When I arrived in Delhi I was immediately hit with the warmth of it all. I mean this in both temperature and the kindness of it’s people. After getting ourselves acclimated and meeting our CEO (Chief Experience Officer), we headed out to see the sights. We made our way onto the subway to Old Delhi where I was pleased to find a ‘women only’ subway car. Although you’re welcome to take the public cars, ladies I recommend taking this one mainly to admire all the amazing outfits worn by women in India. I cannot get over how beautiful the women of India are with their colourful saris and long beautiful locks.

After learning about Seekhism and spending some time in the kitchen making Naan bread with the locals, we continued our way through Old Delhi.

making Naan bread in Delhi, India

We took cycle rickshaws through the chaotic traffic filled with buses, tuk-tuks, animals and people of all shapes and sizes maneuvering flawlessly past us. It amazes me that no one stays in the proper traffic lanes, but somehow the system just works.

Our CEO guide Abhi explains that you need three things when driving in India: A good horn, good breaks, and good luck!

I couldn’t agree more.

After making our way over to New Delhi, we visited The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, (the largest mosque in Asia) and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.  It is somewhere I have wanted to go for quite some time and definitely did not disappoint.  It is both beautiful and spiritual, and tributes an extraordinary person.

Gandhi's Memorial Site, India

I left Delhi behind having taken away the impressive historical monuments and the frenzied energy that would carry me through the rest of my adventure.

India

 

Next stop: Agra 

 

Looking for more information on travelling to India or with G Adventures? Contact a Flight Centre Travel Consultant at 1-877-967-5302.

 

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About the Author

Alicia Taggio

turned her love of travel into a lifestyle as a digital storyteller. When she's not editing videos or crafting travel stories, you'll most likely find Alicia climbing a mountain somewhere in the world. As one of the co-founders of the #TravelMassive, which is a global initiative to connect people in the travel industry, Alicia is passionate about community and its ability to empower change in the travel industry.



One Response to Exploring India’s Golden Triangle Part 1: Delhi

  1. Amresh says:

    wow!! you have great experience during your visit in India and Golden Triangle is one of them, And Raj Ghat the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi is place of Peace and calm so i think you had really enjoyed here 🙂  

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