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Why the first time traveler to India should go beyond the Golden Triangle

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Travelling to India once is never going to be enough. There is so much to see, so much to experience! The scenic beauty, unique customs, and traditions, warm hospitality will draw you back to India like a magnet. While the Golden Triangle Tour of India covering 3 major cities - Delhi, Jaipur, Agra; is a short yet comprehensive trip for the first time travelers to India, if you don’t have time constraint we recommend you to explore India beyond Golden Triangle circuit. If you ask why the answer is ‘to experience India in its true essence’. And if you ask how, keep on reading.

Karauli - the lesser known gem of Rajasthan
Historical tour of Karauli is a well-chosen as one of the devotional places in Rajasthan. Remarkable for its pale-red stones, Karauli treasures some of the enduring monuments such as  Madan Mohan Ji Temple, Kaila Devi Temple, Mahavir Jain Temple and other historic structures. You can visit all these attractions while riding on a camel cart and just soak-in the serenity of this outback small town in Rajasthan. Plus point? You’ll be staying at a royal palace - Bhanwar Vilas Palace and can sign up for traditional cooking sessions with the chefs of the Royal Family. Ready to taste the Indian royal hospitality?

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Safari in the jungles of Ranthambhore
Perhaps the best thing about Rajasthan is enormous choices it has for the tourists. If you are a nature lover and want to go for an adventurous wildlife trip there’s no better place for you than Ranthambore National Park. Get into a great wildlife experience with jeep safari in the jungles of Ranthambhore as you locate the Indian tigers, panthers, deer, sloth bear, nilgai, wild boar, and Indian hare mongoose. These dense forests are home to the birds of various different species including Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, great Indian horned owl, gray partridge and many more.

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Exploring the heritage of Bhainsrorgarh Fort
Situated on the banks of sparkling Chambal river, Bhainsrorgarh Fort is a living heritage - a sneak peek into the luxurious lifestyle of the Indian royals. When you are here you should enjoy a boat ride and take heritage walks in the surrounding villages to witness the locals busy with their daily chores. You’ll find the contrast that probably can’t be seen anywhere else in the world - the magnificent royal life vs. the simplicity at its best.

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Mesmeric Baroli temples complex
Unravel the historical charm of the scintillating 8th-century, Baroli Temples. Located near a natural fountain these temples are built in the Pratihara style of architecture and this beautiful site is sure to mesmerize you. The complex has various temples dedicated to various Hindu Gods.

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Udaipur, the city of sunrise
Udaipur is one of the favorite tourist destinations in India, popular for its temples, gardens, lakes, forts, palaces and romantic backdrops. The best view of the sunrise can be captured while boating in the serene, sedate and beautiful Lake Pichola. Given to the picturesque sceneries of Udaipur, it has been popular as ‘the Venice of the east’. The monumental palaces surrounded by the lakes are definitely breathtaking.

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A Visit to the magnificent Sardargarh Fort
The colossal Sardargarh Fort is situated on a mountain in the wilderness of chuppan forests. The fort has now been transformed into a heritage getaway, the Sardargarh Heritage Hotel. All rooms are beautifully done while preserving the ancient ethnic decor these rooms are well equipped with all the modern amenities that you’d look for. You must relish the typical Rajasthani feast and cultural evenings when you are staying here.

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No blues in the blue city - Jodhpur
Mehrangarh fort is one of the gigantic forts in India from where you can have a bird’s eye view of the entire city of Jodhpur. The small houses, narrow pathways all painted blue and people clad in vibrant ethnic attires makes it look like one large painting. The residents of Jodhpur are extremely talented and are best at what they do. Riding a horse carriage to the Clock Tower Bazaar in Jodhpur you’ll go crazy with the options to shop - priceless jewels, colored and embroidered fabrics showcase with the most astonishing mirror work, leather footwear, and classic handicrafts.

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So, we urge you to explore more! Go beyond the Golden Triangle tour. Plan your first trip to India with Trinetra tours to visit one of the most vivacious regions of India. A rich, royal experience and some delicious credible and authentic North Indian dishes await you. For any queries please feel free to reach us at tours@trinetratoursindia.com.