If you plan to visit Northern India, there are a whole lot more to the region than the well-known Golden Triangle, the popular route of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur such as the peaks of the Himalayas tower over the far north, tigers roam in the jungles and the scent of toasted spices fills in the air.
No matter how many times you visited India, the country ever fail to blown your mind by the chaos, colour and culture of it. Here are our top suggestions for what to do while you’re here:
Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, Agra
Watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal is the sight of the lifetime, if you are in India. The delicately designed façade of the Taj Mahal is a monument commissioned by Shah Jahan Emperor in 1631 to honour of his queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building changes its colour throughout the course of the day. In the early morning, it is purples and pinks; in the late morning, it is bright gleaming white and in the late afternoon, it is soft orange and peach. If you want to see a different perspective of the Taj reflecting romantically in the calm waters, head across the Yamuna River to the Mehtab Bagh Gardens.
Hike up to the Amber Fort, Jaipur
The Amber Fort stands at the top of a large hill in Amber, around seven miles outside Jaipur, which can easily be accessed at day through ascending the steep pathways. It takes around 10 minutes in a sweaty walk, or take a taxi (or an elephant); however, the walk is a much better way if you want to take a look at the pretty views down to Maotha lake and the Kesar Kyari Gardens. As soon as you reach at the fort, it’s time to admire the gorgeous mosaics and colourful courtyards at one of Rajasthan’s stand-out architectural sights.