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India is the land of dreams and romance, palaces and hovels, culture, and tradition. There are many places in India where the soul can be treated with delight but the most fascinating one is the Golden Triangle route. The Golden triangle comprises three most visited cities in the country i.e Jaipur, Delhi, and Agra. All the cities are very well connected by good road and rail links. On the map, the circuit roughly forms an equilateral triangle with each side of 200-250 km.
The triangle is titled as "Golden" because of the immense wealth of cultural and historical splendor that all three cities offer.
Delhi is the capital of India, it also has been an important political center of the country as it was ruled by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian History. So get ready to see some beautiful architectural wonders, Palaces, and buzzing markets.
Agra, once the heart of the Mughal Empire, boasts of the unparalleled beauty, Taj Mahal, which embellishes in the banks of the Yamuna River. The white marble monument is an epitome of Love and Poetry.
Jaipur is the heart and capital of the desert state of Rajasthan. Some of Asia’s best and biggest bazaars are celebrated in Jaipur. The old part of the city is surrounded by walls and gates decorated with drawings. Jaipur comprises of many magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and museums. Also, don’t forget to grab a bite of Jaipur’s popular Pyaaz Kachori and Daal Baati Churma.
Arrive at Delhi
As you arrive in Delhi, check-in into your hotel, freshen up. You can opt to warm up the wanderer in you by visiting various markets, upscale shopping malls, and dynamic streets. Delhi carries a rich history and a repertoire of artistic architectural wonders that bear the stamp of different dynasties. The old and the new Delhi have very contrasting colors, The Old Delhi hums the influence of the Mughal Period, whereas New Delhi influences colonial and contemporary outlook.
You will feel this contrast in the next coming days but for now, you should enjoy the mouth-watering spicy street food!
Delhi sightseeing tour
Embark on a tour with historical wonders of Old Delhi after breakfast.
The Red Fort- The monument built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639, is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city. The next stop would be The Jama Masid - One of the biggest mosques on the continent. This architectural wonder was also built by Shah Jahan. The Jama Masjid and Red fort were proposed to be a larger planned city named Shahjahanabad.
While you are in Old Delhi grab a bite of the delicious street food in Chandni Chowk.
After the taste of the Mughal influenced Old Delhi has settled, now you can proceed to New Delhi. Start with The India Gate - a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who martyred during the first world war and the third Anglo- Afgan war.
Delhi to Agra and Agra sightseeing tour
Agra is known for its Architectural monuments made by the Mughals.
The first destination would undoubtedly be the Taj Mahal. Deserving all the hype from across the globe, the monument is one of the Seven Wonders of The World. Taj Mahal is an ode of love built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Two and a half kilometers away from the Taj Mahal, stands the main residence of the Mughal dynasty, the Agra Fort. The incredible monument is built with red sandstone which can be described as a walled city. It is believed that Shah Jahan spent his last days in Agra Fort in the Musamman Burj, a tower from which the Taj Mahal could be seen.
Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri stepwells
Fatehpur Sikri is a small town in Agra District, it was founded by a 16th century Mughal Emperor and also served as a capital for 14 years.
The magnificent Buland Darwaza built by Akbar as a mark of victory over Gujarat is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated with white and black marble.
The next stop is Abhaneri Stepwells-
Abhaneri is a village in Rajasthan situated 95 km away from Jaipur. Built over a thousand years ago it is one of the biggest step-wells in the world. Also known as the Chand Baori, it consists of three flights of stairs descending along with the subterranean palace on the side. The magnificent deep stepwell is also said to have three tunnels that emerge on the surface 20 km away from the wells.
Jaipur sightseeing tour
The Pink City has many gems that you can visit, starting with the Amber Fort Palace. Situated on a hilltop, the different sections of the palace are incredible such as, Sheesh Mahal or Palace Of Mirrors, Jas Mandir, and the Shila Devi temple. The next is the city palace which is a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds is another extraordinary architectural wonder of Jaipur, which is built with perfect mathematical conclusions, to allow the maximum circulation of air during summer.
Sanganer and Samode excursion
At Sanganer or Bagru you will see villagers practising the art of Tie and Dye, Bandhani, Block printing with a wooden block, and the art of handmade papers.
Then Samode is the perfect Last Destination, as this small village is famous for its haveli and forts which are a mixture of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.
Jaipur to Delhi / Departure
After such an adventurous, thrilling, and exhausting journey we recommend you to take a little rest as your wanderlust personality has its desire satisfied.
Pack your bags as the journey beyond the Golden Triangle awaits.
We wish you a safe journey ahead.