How to visit most mesmerizing tourist places in India in shortest possible time? The answer is short and easy India’s golden triangle tour.
Now the answer is easy that is Golden Triangle Tour in India refers to the most popular and enigmatic tourist circuit comprising of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with beautiful culture, architecture, history and metropolitan flavours with retro feeling when the entire world is synthesized to the human interest, mindset and interest to learn more and more …
Desired locations with the splendour of locations and destinations include the prominent locations of India combined with the history, architecture, culture and varying ethnic groups of Golden Triangle form the heart and soul of India, the government is taking all the measures to restore its heritage sites and religious groups ensure to retain the mythological aspect of India. Most important the new luxury trains and respective tourism authorities come up with the various special interest tourism projects like Cinema India, Heritage India, Rangilo Rajasthan.
Delhi is a distinguished mega polis where the old rub shoulders with the new happening and bustling shopping scene at state emporia and huge shopping malls with brand showrooms and extra ordinary flea market and we can enjoy the world class highway and infrastructure combined with Agra with a world class architecture and then continue to Jaipur and explore the mini Rajasthan with the pink city of Jaipur.
Golden triangle itineraries have unique combination of vibrancy and variety that attract tourist from various parts of India which include heritage, luxury, shopping, desert safari, history, elephant ride and folk performances with ethnic themes and sound and light show to attract tourist.
Planning the Golden Triangle Tour
For the tourist opting for the Golden triangle tour –the journey start from Delhi since the region is well connected with the airport national and international with various interstate Railway and Road Network. Since Delhi, Agra, Jaipur form a triangle so locations are well connected with each other and itineraries can be mismatched to individual desire and requisite, where Agra, Jaipur could be earlier and Delhi as last leg or vice versa. However, the tour to these locations is extra ordinary and enlightening with enigmatic historical, cultural and shopping opportunities.
What is the aim of India’s golden triangle?
The capital city of Delhi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world and known as the legendary capital city of Pandavas since the time of Mahabharta. The city has its own unique combination on one side retained old culture of Hindu and Muslim architecture and way of life and other hand modern thematic living with as Lutyens Delhi with well planned roads with qued trees standing tall high and bazars.
Despite of urbanization Delhi authorities have ensured to retain its past with architecture and archaeological treasures and heritage sites and overall 1300 monuments are listed in between 13-17th Century with several dynasties and eras adding and making a complex and rich history. Delhi has undergone foreign conquerors, colonial oppression, nationalistic heat and circumstances, independence and a post-independence transformation, where by the city has undergone several dynastic changes and can be seen and felt in the present Delhi which has mix culture aura of architecture, dress, food, language and music i.e., popular and known today.
While the basic composition of Delhi is for sure cosmopolitan, Indians are basically a religious people and they observe their own sets of religious traditions and rituals with full faith. For the same reason the city has many places of worship belonging to every religion, and the best part is that while maintaining their own religious interest and faith people extend the same respect and regard to others religions as well since all the practiced here in routine.
Be it the vast intricately-carved sanctums of the Hindu temples that call for spiritual growth with ringing bells and Aarti, the quiet peace and tranquility of the Lotus Temple of Bahai faith that symbolizes equality and brotherhood, the beautifully designed lotus petal domes and elegant minarets and chabutras of the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the exquisite Church of the Sacred Heart that preaches love and forgiveness, or the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib dedicated to the eighth Guru Harkrishen, Delhi is full of religious places of worship that symbolize all that is good in God and underline the basic similarity of all faiths and sanctity is ensured by Buddhist Monk and Jain temples which hold the indigenous peace and faith of calm religions.
In addition to this the city is the perfect mix of the old and the contemporary architecture and layout. From the colonial pillars of Connaught Place to the lanes of Chandni Chawk and the malls of South Extesion, you will find discover a whole range of experiences here. Delhi is a Bouquet for shopping, eating and sight-seeing. The main languages of conversation in Delhi are Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and English. The climate here is of extremes and the best time to visit is either in February-March or between October and December.
A combination of complexities, beauty, diversity and dynamism, Delhi, Capital of the world’s largest democracy is truly a place where thousands of years of history meet the present in a contemporary and unique avatar.
There are a number of getaways at short distance from Delhi if one is willing to stretch their itinerary. Sultanpur National Park, near Gurgaon is one such option especially in winter. Many species of Birds, both domestic and international can be spotted in this national park.
The Agra city holds the history dating back to 1475 when it was founded by raja Badal singh in 1475 and as according to Mahabharta and Hindu Epic reference as Agraban and supposed to make up part of Brij Bhumi with forest. Despite the region has old memory but holds importane during the Mughal Period in the 16th and 17th century with great learning and known for architecture.
The first Garden was laid by the Persian Emporer Barber on the bank of River Yamuna. The Mausoleum of Emporer Akbar Sikandra is located outside the city. It was built as the capital by Akbar after battle of Panipat and death if Ibrahim Lodhi in 1526. The Fort construction took 8 years and at that time cost 35 lakh in the guidance of Qasim Khan Mir and Barr u Bahr by sandstone and Marbel.
The Overall Impression is great about the monuments with the craftsmenship at Pietra dura work known for its delicacy internationally. Today it is known for Taj mahal which was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of Mumtaz mahal who died during the birth of their fourteenth child and know the region is known as City of Taj
The climate of Agra is good and make it best time to travel between October to March and languages spoken are Urdu, Hindi and English and have mix of fascinating tradion, culture, language and laid back memory.
Agra a symbolic icon and feather in the cap considering Indian Historical and Unesco sites where Taj Mahal is voted one amongst them and one of the seven wonders of the world know as the Romantic destination of the world with an immortal love and history.
The entire structure took 22 years to complete with 2000 labourers and considered as the landmark of the world with a symmetrical mausoleum. The entire structure in white with Makrana marble and beautiful art work and embellishments is a source of inspiration for the lovers, poets and writers. The other two popular heritage sites with historical importance are Red Fort and the Itmad UD Daula Tomb. The other attractions include Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Guru Kat al and Chini ka Rauza.
Agra is accressible from all the metropolis and well connected by road, rail and air transport and around 200km from Delhi with a new highway i.e., Delhi –Agra highway travel has become more comfortable by road as well . Besides historical sites Agra has several shops of marble and ethnic ware and leather with exquisite art work of jewellery and most important several gormets and dining restaurants with Mughal flavors and Masala Shops. Above all it is a not to miss place so has become part of Golden Traingle tour itineraries and programs.
JAIPUR is located at the backdrop of Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan and the most popular tourist location and known as City of Victory. The city was founded in 1727 AD by the Raja Sawai Jai Singh II of Kachhawah who survived from 1700-1747 AD. The king is known for his astronomy, poetry and great builder as a multi facet personality so the city is named after him. Under his guidance the known architect Vidyadhar built the beautiful township giving shape to the creativity and great imaginative aspiration.
The city has architecture and layout in the rectangular shape with well designed ancient Indian Treatise on architecture called as Shilpa Shastras. Construction is known as Chokris a grid like pattern and developed in pink color as pink city.
The region has unique combination of rich architecture and spirit of friendliness in hospitality. The city has beautiful forts, temples, gardens and monuments with bright and vibrant colors and shopping on the similar pattern of souviniers, bangles and fabrics and not to miss precious and semi precious jewellery and art work.
The festivals with colors, folk’s songs and dances with local instruments attract tourist with mouth watering authentic local cuisines
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
Jaipur has lot to offer with sightseeing and city incredible flavour and historical sites and living architecture and lifestyle of Maharajas. Right from forts like the Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort, to the City Palace to other monuments like the Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, Jaipur’s rich history offers innumerable opportunities to catch a glimpse into the past.
Other Places like the Jal Mahal, the Royal Cenotaphs, Statue circle, Galta, and Ramgarh, also show us the Maharajas way of life .Jaipur has commercial importance and connectivity with art and craftsmenship and talent of people. The tradional Shanganari, tie and due and vegatble color prints with evenness and ethnicity are most exquisite.
The area has elephant fair, festivals like Teej and Gangaur during this time the entire city is full of life and abundance of festivals.
The city is well connected and can be best visited during October to April and now special luxury train Palace on Wheels has added another exotic lifestyle to the purpose of visiting Rajasthan with Jaipur as mini showcase.
How could we extend our golden triangle tour package to have more of India?
India’s Golden triangle can be completed in 4 days time but the region as plenty of extensions to interest the vacation in India.
The locations where we could extend at Raajasthan are Joshpur , Jaisalmer , Chittorgarh , Ranakpur , Bundi are an easy extensions with flavour of Maharaja Era.
Those with an wildlife interest could think of Ranthambore known for its medival fort and rated as world heritage site by UNESCO and other could be Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur with 350 species of birds and wildlife
Not to miss the Indian architecture and art popular extension to the India’s golden triangle tour opted by many visitors is the inclusion of Khajuraho (a World Heritage Site) and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh.
Holidays can be extended by adding golden triangle by traveling to Golden Temple in Amritsar which has 24 x 7 life and the said if visited once in lifetime could show us the right path of life and travel all the way to Wagah Border to witness the renowned Beating Retreat Ceremony.