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Nearly all visitors to India commit themselves to the touristy circuit of the Golden triangle. This is approximately 1000 km journey that comprises of the cities, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Indeed Golden triangle itinerary is one of the great ways in which some important and significant monuments and experiences of India are enjoyed.
The Golden triangle tour of North India is the preferred way to get exposed to the three cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
For many, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the prime reason to visit Delhi, or even to come to India. As India is both far and expensive for many Westerners to come to, landing in India just to visit Taj Mahal is not considered as money well spent.
Golden triangle tour of India is about travelling through the three cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and experiencing a collage of rich historical and gastronomical experiences.
Many choose to travel by train in India as it is a cheap and a good option to use. People to people contact is the best during train journeys.
Every 12 years the huge Maha Kumbh congregation occurs in Allahabad. It is special this year as this one comes once in 144 years. Allahabad is one of the four holy cities in India, where the Kumbh happens. The other three cities are Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Allahabad is the town where Sangam (confluence) of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna is located.
The significance of these locations is because drops of nectar fell from the pot at these locations, due to the tussle between the Devas and Asurs (Demons) to take possession of the nectar pot.