It is always fun to visit famous places and learn more about them. Recently, my family and I went on a trip to the Golden Triangle.
I started my trip from Bangalore and reached Delhi by plane. In Delhi, I visited many different places like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Rajghat, and Rashtrapati Bhavan.
We also visited a market named Sarojini Market. As soon as we entered the market, one seller came to us, insisting that we buy Apple AirPods and an Apple Watch for 2–3 thousand Rupees. My father declined in the beginning but later bargained for a lesser price and bought the AirPods for Rs. 1,000. It was so surprising to get a 26k thing for just 1k! Not sure of its authenticity though! Later, I was bored, as my mom and sister hopped around shops, buying dresses and jewellery. But at the end, we finally found my favourite Ronaldo jersey. I was so happy, as I had been waiting to buy it for a long time.
After visiting all these places for two days, on the third day, we left for Agra by car. I love long drives, so I enjoyed it, but my mom and sister just slept all the time. It took us 2–3 hours to reach there. In between, we stopped at a Krishna temple. Its name was Prem Mandir. It was a beautiful marble structure, and there were many idols from Krishna’s life. Next, we reached our hotel, had lunch, and left to visit the Taj Mahal, Sikandar, and Agra Fort. We had a great time visiting these places. My favourite was the Taj Mahal.
We only stayed in Agra for a day, and on the next day we left for Jaipur, which took longer than the way to Agra; it took us 4-5 hours. In between, we stopped for breakfast. We ate tasty food and resumed our way to Jaipur. After reaching, the first day we stayed in the hotel. We fell sick – fever for my mom and me and back pain for my dad.
This hotel in Jaipur was my favourite as it had a swimming pool, and who doesn’t like hotels with swimming pools? On our second and last day in Jaipur, we visited Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar.
We also went to a shop named RCI, where they had jewellery, clothing, and idols. We spent 3–4 hours here, which felt so long! The temperature was very high in Jaipur when we went there in April so we drank a lot of fluids. We also met a palm reader who predicted a few things for my mom and dad but didn’t say anything to me or my sister, citing that we were too young for this.
After that, we ate food, went back to our hotel, and started to pack for the next day’s flight. The next morning, at 6 a.m, we left for our airport and landed back in Bangalore.
In all these places, I had eaten many famous dishes like Chole Bhature and Chaats in Delhi, Petha and Bhalla in Agra, and last but not least, in Jaipur, we had Ghewar and Kachori.
All of these were delicious, and I would love to have them again. I found people conversing in Hindi there, unlike in Bangalore, where we converse in English.
The places I visited were quite different from Bangalore, and I had a fun time experiencing the new places and culture.