Three most beautiful cities of India, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, that together forms the Golden Triangle of India. A Golden Triangle means the formation of three cities that offers its travellers a vivacious experience who wishes to see the beauty of India in its purest form. Country like India with so much diversity in culture, cuisines, languages and architectures is quite hard to be explored at fullest. Therefore we have brought to you the list of best tourist places in India which you can visit during your Golden Triangle tour Package.
All these three cities are approximately located at a distance of 200 to 250 km from each other. Each one is filled with rich history, culture and heritage.
Delhi – Sultanate Capital of India
Due to the prominence in terms of politics, tourism, history and culture Delhi is rightly refer as the heart of India. Famous as Dilwalon Ki Dilli the capital city comprises with everything from tasty food to shopping area to monuments to tourist attractions that will make your Delhi tours a memorable one. Here are best attractions in Delhi –
1. Akshardham Temple –
Big, beautiful and charismatic the Akshardham temple of Delhi is a popular tourist attraction where you can experience the spirituality through the serene aura, exhibition, films, robotics and musical shows. The major attraction in Akshardham temple is a cultural journey through boat ride and strolling alongside the garden.
2. Lotus Temple
One of the 7 Bahai’s temples around the world the one is Delhi has its own charm. Built in 1986, the temple established with the aim to spread peace, unity and harmony around the world. With beautiful 27 petals the architecture of this place attracts all the travellers. The Lotus Temple has a close proximity with many accommodation options which are available here in wide range. These properties are considered as the best hotels in Delhi.
3. Jama Masjid
Very few people know but the Jama Masjid in Delhi is the oldest and first mosque in India. It is the largest Indian mosque which is built in 17th century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Its’ close proximity with Chandni Chowk (Mughal Established Living Market) makes it more amazing.
4. Red Fort
Built with huge red sandstones with the exclusive Mughal carvings, Red Fort is a major tourist attraction which is also visited with Delhi day tours. This castle these days hosts national ceremonies such as flag hosting on Republic Day and Independence Day. This is the very fortress from where First Indian Prime Miniter Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru declared India a free nation on 15 August 1947 at 12:00 am.
5. Qutub Minar
This tall and magnificent minaret of Delhi has an amazing story associated with its construction. The foundation of this minaret was put by first Muslim ruler of Delhi Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak and he built first story of this minaret. Later Iltumish his son-in law built 3 stories in 1200 AD and finally in 1368 Firoz Shah Tughlak contributed to this minaret with fifth and the last storey.
Agra – The Capital of Mughals
Famous as the land of epitome of love, Agra has once been a set of power during Mughal reign. Famous of Taj Mahal, Agra is a place where one can still feel the aura of Islamic culture and traditions. Located at a distance of 200 km from the capital of India, Agra comes after Delhi. People of their Agra Day Tours can enjoy the ethnic Mughal heritage of the city.
1. Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan has never thought that one day his creation would become an epitome of love. The beautiful mausoleum wrapped with white marble sheets Taj Mahal is not only UNESCO world heritage site but is also featuring as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Being a world famous monument, Taj Mahal has many stay options in its close proximity which are considered as best Agra Hotels.
2. Agra Fort
Agra fort was once served as the military headquarter for Mughal army. Built by Akbar in 16th century by using red sandstone, this marvelous architecture was decorated by marbles by Shah Jahan. Located on the bank of Yamuna River Agra Fort has the octagonal tower on its edge where Shah Jahan was held captive by his son during his sunset years.
3. Chinni Ka Rauza
This is one of the best Mughal architecture which is built in a different style. The architecture of this building is inspired by the technique which is used by the Romans. The 17th century building is a mausoleum of Afzal Khan. Though with the time the monument has lost its beauty but still this place holds a same charm.
4. Ram Bagh
Formerly known as Aram Bagh aka the garden of rest has now gradually become Ram Bagh. It is a perfect place for all those who love Islamic architecture. It is the place where Babur was buried for temporarily before his corpse was taken to Kabul. Very few knows that many of the elements in this garden were designed by Nur Jahan.
Jaipur – The Pink City of Rajasthan
Serene, Calm and Peaceful city of Rajasthan, Jaipur completes the Golden Triangle Tour. The city holds a prominent place in Rajasthan tourism. Established by Sawai Jai Singh II the city is serving as the capital of India. For all those who love to experience royalty and richness together Rajasthan is a perfect place for all of them. Featuring as the symbol of royalty, the city is the perfect tourist destination for everyone.
1. Hawa Mahal
Constructed under the ageis of Sawai Pratap Singh, the Palace of Winds is a prominent tourist attraction in Jaipur. Jaipur tourism is incomplete without traveling to this amazing architecture. Hawa Mahal is compact with 953 windows aka jharokas. The shape of the architecture is built in the form of Lord Krishna’s crown.
2. City Palace
City Palace complex in Jaipur is another attraction which is a must see for every traveller. The palace was built in 1732 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Famous Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are two palaces in this complex. Chandra Mahal is still serving as the house of Royal family.
3. Amber Fort
Surrounded with the huge ranges of Aravalli, this magnificent fortress is an amazing place to visit. Travellers (locals and international) love to travel to Amber Fort as one can enjoy elephant safari over here. The main attraction of Amber fort is Sheesh Mahal, the room of mirror. The Shila Devi Devi temple in the premises of Fort attracts hundreds of devotees on daily basis.
4. Jantar Mantar
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest observatory among the five observatories in India located in New Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. The Jantar Mantar is also having the world’s largest sundial. The place was established to calculate time and the motion of planets in solar system. Jantar Mantar is located amidst the hustling area and so it has many options available for relaxing stay that are also considered as best hotels in Jaipur.
5. Jaigarh Fort
A huge and grand Jaigarh Fort is one of the most significant forts in Jaipur. People on the Rajasthan tour package generally visit this place. The fort is connected with Amber Fort through a tunnel and was built to protect Amber Fort. The fort is famous as the house of world’s largest cannon on wheels. Other main attraction of the palace includes palace complex, assembly hall of warriors, museum and an armory.
And with these names, we have tried to cover all the major attractions that falls under your Golden Triangle Tour Package. Filled with rich history, regal architectures and spectacular sightseeing places these cities are everything that one desire.