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The Taj Mahal and Other Great Places in India
If you have a visit to the Taj Mahal on your Bucket List, we strongly suggest thinking about doing a few other things while you are there, since it is a pretty long trip all the way to India. There are many palaces, temples, forts, animals landmarks and geographical wonders in India. Reach out to us if you would like to plan your trip to India.
What is the Taj Mahal?
While many people think that the Taj mahal is a palace, they could not be more wrong. It is actually a monument. The emperor of the Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan, built the Taj Mahal as a monument to his favorite wife.
Where is the Taj Mahal?
The Taj Mahal is located in Northern India, about 2-4 hours away from New Delhi, depending on traffic. It is specifically in the city of Agra.
What is the best way to get to the Taj Mahal?
The best way to get to the Taj Mahal is to fly to Agra's airport. Your hotel's car can pick you up from there. From New Delhi, you can either take the train or a bus. While we have travelled all over the world and believe that renting a car can be a good idea in most countries; we strongly suggest that you do not think about renting a car in India. We also suggest a first class train ticket from new Delhi to Agra. All of this can be arranged by our team. Contact us to make your India Plans
Do you have a suggested itinerary for trips to the Taj Mahal?
We have several partner tour operaters in India. Because life in India is so different than the western world, many people are not that comfortable making their own plans in India. We would suggest a few tour options in Noprthern India. One of our favorite travel partners is offering a Golden Triangle Tour, which includes the Taj Mahal, New Delhi, Fahtepur Sikri and some other amazing sights.
What other Bucket List Things Can I do In India?
Birding: There are more species of birds migrating North and South each year
Bengal Tigers Safari: There are several National Parks in India that still have wild Bengal Tigers.
Visit Palaces: Some of the most famous palaces, like the Lake Palace in Jaipur can be found all over India
Visit Temples: The erotic temples Kajuraho, built around 1000 years ago, are a prime example of Indian Temples
Visit Mosques: Mosques can be found all over the country. Large and small, new and old
Visit Churches: The Southern Provinces of India was a great destination during colonization and the Christian Missions
Ride Asian Elephants: Asian elephants run freely in a number of the national parks.
Climb Mountains in the Himalayas: The Himalayas run along the North Eastern boarders of India
Ride in Houseboats in Kerala: Kerala "God's Own Country" is one of the richest areas of India and a Houseboat there is great
Visit Tea Plantations: The Spice and Tea Trades of the South made India a key stop in Colonial times.
Visit Spice Gardens: Ride an Asian Elephant through the spice forests.
Shop in Colonial Markets: Crawford Market in Mumbai is a great example of an "everything" market