India is a land of colors, pristine panorama, traditions, religions, bio-diversity and culture which intrigues the interest attention of millions of globetrotters. If you are traveling to India for the first time and want to travel culturally and naturally in most thriving regions of the country then Golden triangle tour is the best option for you. This golden triangle tour covers three exotic cities which fall under northern belt and are completely different from each other and shows natural plethora, architectural brilliance and traditional prosperity of India. It will take only a week or 10 days for you to cover these cities.
Delhi: The capital of India
The first step in Indian Golden triangle tour is beautiful and exotic Delhi which is rich for its historic past. Delhi is ruled by British for hundreds of years and hence has greatly influenced the city and preserved edifices and historic monuments dating back to the past. Delhi which is also political and commercial hub of India has been capital of many dynasties in the past. Depicting the charm of Mughal rule in city, Old Delhi is where mighty red sandstone edifice- Red Fort is situated and in close proximity there is largest mosque in India- Jama Masjid. The India Gate is a war memorial made to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives during the World War 2. World’s largest brick minaret, Qutub Minar is in South Delhi. The minaret is of 72.5 m height. Qutub Minar’s construction was started by Qutub ud din Aibak and Altumish finished its construction.
India gate is 160 feet tall near Parliament House and is one of the most popular sites in Delhi which you should pay a visit to. You can go to flee market shopping at Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, etc.
Delhi is located on the bank of river Yamuna and was called Indraprastha in ancient time during the time of Mahabharata. When you visit Delhi keep 2-3 days in hand to cover complete Delhi city tour because Delhi is much more than capital of India. It has forts, monuments, parks, India Gate, President’s palace, etc.
Delhi is world’s one of the oldest cities and has left with some remains of its glorious past. After visiting Delhi and experience the mix of modern and ancient culture of the capital, the next move is to Agra.
Agra: Place with 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Agra is a medieval city situated on the bank of river Yamuna and has made its presence felt on the world map with edifices it has. It is a city with 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Agra unravels magnum opus of Mughal architectural skills to the world and Globetrotters from all over the world come to visit the place to experience a different culture and architectural style. Thus it is an important part of Golden triangle tour packages. Taj Mahal best showcases the splendor of Mughal era. Taj Mahal signifies undying love of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The beauty of the white marble mausoleum edifice is acknowledged by people all over the world. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The tomb of Salim Chisti- Fatehpur Sikri and magnificent Agra Fort are other UNESCO sites apart from Taj Mahal.
Agra city is very beautiful and is located on the bank of Yamuna River. Agra was founded by Raja Badal Singh in 1475.
After you have covered Agra in 2-3 days, you can travel to your next city- Jaipur. Jaipur city was found by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1727. The king ruled Amber. Jaipur is known as Pink city also. here you will witness Royal culture of Rajasthan.
Jaipur: City of Royality
Completing the third and significant vertex of Golden Triangle tour is the princely state of Rajasthan Jaipur. Jaipur was ruled by Mughals and Rajputana rulers and the city is still brimming with many spectacular edifices. Most of these are now converted into Heritage hotels which serves a kingly experience to the tourists. You will get to see so many sites to explore in Jaipur such as City Palace, Hawa Mahal, elephant rides which will take you to the outskirts of the city takes one to the stunning hilltop edifice- Amber Fort which is located few kilometers from Jaipur city. The Amber Fort is considered as a pride of Rajasthan because of its historic significance. Another site to visit is Jantar Mantar. You can experience colorful display of folk dance and music forms. You can also explore the local market to buy some souvenir from the region bequeaths one with memories which are everlasting. You will get a fine collection of leatherwork, woodblock prints, handicrafts, perfumes and don’t forget to buy yourself ever famous traditional blue pottery.
Jaipur is capital city of Rajasthan and is full of colors, a city which has so many heritage sites to visit and a walk around the city will take you to another platform all together. Jaipur is far away from hustle and bustle of modern city and is a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput culture and architecture. There are many museums which have huge collection of rare manuscripts, paintings, weapons, costumes and carpets.
This golden triangle of Delhi Agra Jaipur tour is always a good pick for all those who are visiting India for the first time. The tourists will see the beauty of Mughal architecture and many other cultures blend with it. It is very convenient for tourists to travel from one city to another by car as they are not much far from each other.
So, in next vacation book yourself India’s Golden triangle tour and unravel a new journey while experiences different culture, food and lifestyles. Your kids will also learn so much in this trip about rich culture and glorious past of India. Each city has a unique offering from each other that you should experience. you will witness 3 of the greatest rulers and empires ever known in the country that are: Mughal, Rajputs and of course the British Imperialists.