The Golden Triangle Tour India
The Golden Triangle Tour
The Golden Triangle Tour refers to the top three tourist locations in the Northern India. These places attract majority of the tourists visiting India every year and is very popular among the travellers. These places are namely New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The name Golden Triangle is set because of these three places are marked on a map then the route covering these places will form a shape of a triangle. These places have great cultural significance, world known heritage and some of the most ancient monuments and palaces.
The trip starts with the capital of India – New Delhi. It is customary for every visitor to India to first have a Panoramic tour of the capital. The history of Delhi takes us back to the age of ‘Mahabharata’, the Hindu holy scripture. According to Mahabharata, the place was then known as ‘Khandavprastha’ and was the capital of the ‘Pandavas’. Time passed and Mughals invaded India and ruled over Delhi for hundreds of years and then followed the colonial rule of the Britishers. It was during the British rule that the place got the name – Delhi. So many monuments in Delhi have Mughal and British architecture. Some of the monuments having Mughal Architecture include the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid and Qutub Minar. The ‘Rashtrapati Bhawan’ or the President’s House, India Gate, Connaught Place were constructed by the Britishers.
After Delhi, Agra is the next destination. The world famous Taj Mahal and Red Fort are the main places to visit in Agra. Agra is a city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the places in India which attracts huge masses every day because of the Mughal Era buildings. The Taj Mahal was completed in the year 1643 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for her wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Red Fort of Agra was the residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638 when the capital shifted from Agra to Delhi. Fatehpur Sikri is a small city located near Agra and was formed by the Mughal Emperor in the year 1585 after winning several battles. The city consists of many historical palaces, courtyards and monuments of mughal era. The Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri , all are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The last stop in the Golden Triangle Tour is the city of Jaipur. The great Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2nd was helped by his close friend and minister – Rao Vidyadhar who was a scientist of architecture to construct the beautiful city. There are many places in Jaipur where one can have a lovely and joyous time. One of the main attractions of Jaipur is the Amber fort. Located about 10 km away from Jaipur this fort has a magnificent architecture. Other tourist destinations include The City Palace, Birla Mandir, Issar Lat, Govind Devji Temple and many more.