Golden triangle the often heard phrase refers to the tour of three cities in northern India which form a triangle; namely Delhi Agra and Jaipur. This is one of the most popular travel routes in India; every year tourists from all over the world visit the Golden Triangle for a holiday which encompasses forts, places, monument and a be a part of the culture which is colorful and very vibrant.
A visit to India is incomplete without exploring the Golden triangle. It not only introduces the visitor to the culture and heritage of India it also gives a peek into the often romanticized lives of the kings and princes of the olden times.
DELHI — AGRA — JAIPUR
New Delhi is originally considered to be the capital of the Mughal Empror Shah Jahan but is said to be a site of seven ancient cities and has monuments like Jantar Mantar and Lodhi Gardens which reminiscence of kings of different periods. The city is an amalgamation of old and new which make it a place worth visiting.
Mughal Monuments like Red Fort, Huyamun’s Tomb. The central administrative area popularly known as Lutyens Delhi with buildings like the Rastrapati bhawan and Parliament house are a testament of the British period. Lastly the newer places of interest like the Bahai Lotus temple and the Akshardham temple are hot favorites with the locals and tourists alike.
The next destination is the Agra, the city of Taj Mahal and the 7th wonder
of the World. Taj Mahal is also referred as the monument of love as it is built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Tourists from all over the world flock to see the monument and experience the magnificence of the structure made in pure white marble which took around 20 years to be completed. The architecture of the monument is a combination of Mughal, Indian and Persian styles which make it unique in more ways than one. Agra was the capital of the Mughal Emprors and has monuments like the Red Fort, the Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, the great emperor Akbars tomb etc. Little distance from the main city of Agra is Fatehpur Sikri which was the capital of Emperor Akbar. Trip to Agra is incomplete without the visit to the historic fort of Fatehpur Sikri, which is also on the way to Jaipur and one can proceed to towards the capital of the princely state of Rajputs.
Rajasthan is home to some of the most spectacular forts and Places almost bringing alive the grandeur and royalty of the kings of the olden times. Amber Fort which is a short distance from Jaipur was the Capital of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh but he had to shift his capital due to the water scarcity and population problem and thus the foundation of Jaipur was laid in 1727. It is an excellent example of architectural acumen of the king and his chief architect Vidyadar Bhattacharya, Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur before the independence. It is also referred to as Pink City because it was colored in Pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1853. The various monuments of jaipur include the Jantar Mantar which can compare with any modern day scientific equipment, the city palace which is the royal residence, the Hawa Mahal the palace of wind etc.