Golden triangle is all about the tourist circuit that includes the three main cities of India which are visited often by tourists. The cities are New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This tour is perfect for tourists who wants to look around the icons of India in a short duration. The trip starts from New Delhi with its swarming markets, colonial history, and awe-inspiring monuments to Agra with its exemplary Taj Mahal and magnificent fort. The trip then continues to the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The name Golden Triangle is given for the rich history and heritage of the three cities.
This city is one of the most earliest occupied cities in the human civilization. This city was the legendary capital of the Pandavas during Mahabharata. This city has seen a lot of changes in political history and nurtures middle-aged and ancient ruins and monuments. The mix of contemporary and classical style can be seen in the city’s educated population, modern architecture, international level infrastructure, and Lutyen Delhi. Archaeological survey of India has recognized many monuments in Delhi as national heritage sites including Lotus temple, Humanyun’s tomb, Birla temple, Red Fort, Akshardham temple, Jantar Mantar, Purana Quila, Qutub Minar, and India Gate. The mainly visited areas are Akshardham temple and shopping zones like connaught palace, delhi haat, chandni chowk, and palika bazaar. If you are a bird watcher, then the sultanpur national park is your place to spot both international and domestic birds especially during winter. For more information of Places to visit in Delhi check this blog- Top 10 places to visit in Delhi
The seven wonders of the world has included Taj Mahal in Agra. This city is one of India’s romantic destinations representing eternal love. Shajahan built this symmetrical mausoleum in his wife’s memory with white marble. This reputed landmark was built in 22 years and it took 20000 workers to build this prestigious site. The places to be visited are Red Fort, Sikandra, Guru Ka Tal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Chini Ka Rauza. Fatehpur Sikri which was built by Akbar tells you the colonial past of this mughal empire. Agra is connected with all three modes of transport to other major cities. Jewellery, accessories, and handicrafts are added attractions.
This is the final destination of the golden triangle tour. This pink city is a well planned megalopolis and has majestic infrastructure which stands as a witness to its renowned past. Most visited places include Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh fort, Albert hall museum, city palace, Nahargarh fort, Birla temple, Jantar Mantar, Govind Devji temple, and chokhi dhani. The legacy of Rajasthan’s culture can be witnessed at chokhi dhani which includes camel ride, puppet shows, folk dance, and meals. If you love craftsmanship and art, Kripal Kumbh and Anokhi are the places to be visited for blue pottery items and good-quality textiles. This city is also famous for gemstones, handmade footwear, silver jewellery, and dresses.
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