India

Golden Triangle India

I always knew that I would travel to India one day. The reason why I waited so long was because I wanted to give it the time it deserved. Through a series of life events, I found myself on a pilgrimage to India for my Kundalini yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. I wanted to see India before my training started. Taj Mahal much? Pink City? I have been wanderlusting hard!

One major perk of being a travel blogger and having other travel blogger friends who also happen to be a flight attendant is that she will fly all the way to Delhi to spend 6 days with you to see India. Shannon who writes Tramontane Travel was my travel buddy during this trip through the Golden Triangle which includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

I found Top Indian Holidays through another travel blog, Yoga Wine Travel. That is the power of blogs! I have been following Flo for a really long time and when I read her recommendation of Nand and his Golden Triangle tour, I trusted her advice. I would not be writing about this trip if I wasn’t 100% recommending the trip and Nand’s services.

I don’t usually go on organized tours but India just seemed so complicated to me. We didn’t have much time either so it just made sense for us to do a tour so that all the logistics would be covered. The trip was personalized to what we wanted to see and do. Each city had its own local guide who was very knowledgeable about the history. Having a guide was so helpful when we went to mosques and temples because otherwise, we would just be looking at a building not knowing what we were looking at.

The Golden Triangle consists of the most touristy and popular destinations of India. I didn’t think anything could top that trip until I went to Ranthambore National Park, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Rishikesh, Mumbai and Goa. India is so diverse and each state is so rich in history and culture. India is truly a magical place that I can’t put into words. There is a special energy there that I have never felt anywhere else. Below are photos from the Golden Triangle but stay tuned for other posts with the rest of India.

Lotus Temple in Delhi
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India
Humayun’s Tomb. This tomb houses the body of the second Mughal emperor (Humayun). It was built in 1570 in New Delhi.
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in the world.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the biggest Sikh place of worship in New Delhi, India
Our mode of transport just outside the Red Fort.
Taj Mahal at sunrise | Photo by Imran Naser
It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Watching the sunset with great travel friends Shannon and Imran | Photo by Imran Naser
Sheroes Hangout is a restaurant in Agra that is run by acid attack survivors.
Panch Mahal is a palace in Fatehpur Sikri
Looking out the car window
Jaipur Stepwell
Amber Fort
Learning how to play instruments
This beauty
Hawa Mahal – Out of a Wes Anderson movie
Jaipur City Palace – You have to pay $40 extra to see this room
Jaipur City Palace – I’m obsessed with all the pink!
This door!
You have to get a drink at Bar Palladio in Jaipur
Patrika Gate is an Instagram-worthy spot
Thank you Nand Singh!