India wildlife tour Tour - Golden Triangle, Part 2
How can you see a different side of the famous Indian cities which make up the India Golden Triangle?
Wildlfie Trails have been organising India wildlife tours since 1999 and have visited this spectacular country more than 20 times. Natural curiosity dictates that we would look for new and interesting tours in and around Delhi, Agra and Jaipur; here are some of our favourites.
Before flying into Ladakh for our Snow Leopard tour in March 2013, we enjoyed a wonderful, unique insight into a small part of historic Delhi with 'When in India tours' who organise cycle rickshaw tours through the narrow streets of Old Delhi; areas which are not included in standard city tours. We loved the slow pace of the cycles, the warm and knowlegable running commentary provided through our headsets by the lovely Taruna and the chance to stop off and visit temples, faded mansions and colourful spice markets.
The amazing architectural gems of this vibrant city are well documented and a magnet for tourists, but less well know is the chance to leave the crowds behind and drive just over an hour south to the Chambal River Sanctuary for the chance to see the incredibly rare Indian Gangetic Dolphns. This rare and beautiful mammal faces many threats to its survival, including industrial pollution from upstream factories, overfishing and even poaching for its flesh. So Wildlife Trails supports any projects and tourism lodges who help protect all the wildlife of this rich habitat and support local communities. A fine example of this is the Chambal river lodge.
Some visitors may consider Jaipur a poor relation to Delhi and Agra with regards to 'signature' attractions on their India Golden triangle tour. However this gateway town to the almost fairytale beauty of Rajsthans Forts and Palaces, has a few attractions which rival any city in India. Visit the beautiful Govind Devji Temple to experience not just its architecture, but the incredible chanting of the Krishna devotees inside, which soars up to the beautiful single span roof (largest in the world!). Another must see location is the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and the Abhaneri Step Well, which can be visited en route from Agra.
We hope you have enjoyed this fresh insight into the India Golden Triangle tour and look forward to you booking this extension with one of our Indian wildlife tours.