Wondering why the most famous travel circuit in India is known as Golden Triangle? If you will look at Indian map, then three cities (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) included in this circuit will appear to form a triangle and hence contributes to its etymology. Tours of India golden triangle are quite famous among foreign nationals especially those who are visiting country for the first time. These characteristically diverse cities gives a glimpse of what India is all about i.e. its profound history, colorful cultures, vibrant festivals, ultimate faith and beliefs and a lot more. This article will make you familiar with forte of each city so that when you will be on Triangle Tours India, be sure of not missing upon even a single special thing about these cities!
In accordance with route of golden tour, we will also begin our journey from capital city – Delhi. Your first visit to one of the four major metropolitans of India will definitely break the image of ancient India in your mind. But don’t be afraid as this pleasant surprise is supported by a plethora of ancient monuments, temples and museums which till date stand still glorifying the steps of continuously growing city. Silently narrating to you stories of its rich past are two different worlds’ co existing together as Old and New Delhi. Imprints of Mughal dynasty can be easily observed in older Delhi especially in its bazaars of Chandni Chowk where you will also find India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid. The colonial days are represented by strategically designed lanes of New Delhi. Among the famous sightseeing attractions are Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort which have also made it to the list of World Heritage Sites.
From Delhi, golden excursion of triangle tour will head towards Jaipur- the traditional jewel of India. In the pink lanes of Jaipur its history still breathes fresh. Majestic forts and palaces, multi hued bazaars, intriguing cultures and awe inspiring art forms collectively add up to a mosaic known as Jaipur. Must visit sites are Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Jaigarh Fort. Shopping in well stocked bazaars of the city can turn out to be extravagant for shopaholics. One can shop for great Rajasthani handicrafts at Ramganj Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar. Enjoy elephant and camel rides in this beautiful city set in the backdrop of vast reaching desert.
From pink city head towards Agra city with white wonder of the world Taj Mahal en route visiting the UNESCO heritage city Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Scattered with beautiful mosques, lanes of this small town are filled with mist of Sufism. It will add a sense of spirituality to this tour. On your visit to Agra, listen carefully to the whispers of a great love witness of which stands beautifully and known to world as Taj Mahal. Though the city is bit crowded but the love and warmth that it showers upon its visitors is truly amazing. Other highlights of Agra are Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb. The journey meets its culmination in capital city Delhi.
This tour can be defined as an absolute entertaining sojourn!
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