Get to experience the rich cultural heritage of India
One of the most famous tourist circuits of India is the Golden Triangle which includes Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. It’s a well traveled route, and is significant for showcasing India’s cultural gems and for providing a spectrum of India’s varying landscapes. This circuit has been named so because it forms a triangular shape on the map, by the locations of Rajasthan, Agra and New Delhi. The itinerary for most tourists start from the capital of India, New Delhi, then towards Agra for visiting the famous Taj Mahal and lastly to the deserted terrains of Rajasthan including Jaipur. A trip covering so much distance can easily vary from 8 to 10 days, and for having a hassle free trip it is always advised to get in touch with the best tour operator you may find.
If you are planning on to visiting the Golden Triangle of India, here’s what you must be doing places you must be visiting:
- Delhi: the capital city of India, Delhi is a metropolitan city with over 20 million inhabitants making it one of the most populous cities of India. Delhi was once the capital city of the Mughal emperors ruling in India, and it is here from where the Mughal cuisine (Mughlai) originated. Delhi is extremely popular all over India for its array of restaurants serving international cuisines. The city’s food is unique in itself and has gained worldwide popularity and these include dahi vada, tandoori, biriyani, kebabs, lassi, jalebi, chaat and so on. The city has been now declared as a World Heritage City and some of the places that you must visit are Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage, Lutyen’s bunglow zone, newly included Shahjahanabad, parliament of India, and Gateway of India.
- Jaipur: popularly known as the Pink City, Jaipur is stuffed with several historical landmarks that showcase its living traditions and past glory. The most attractive building monument in Pink City is the City Palaces which was built by Sawai Jai Singh. This palace is now a museum and houses a plethora of artifacts, from the time of Rajput royalty. Another extremely popular tourist destination in Jaipur is Jantar Mantar which was alo built by Sawai Singh in 1728. This place is a good example of medieval Indian astronomy and houses several scientifically designed instruments. Jaipur is also considered to have some of the most interesting and vibrant markets of India, and here you will find a gamut of handmade items.
- Agra: this historical city stands on the banks of River Yamuna and is considered to be the most significant destination of Northern India. It was once a Mughal capital and thus you will find an abundance of timeless architectural wonders. The city is the home to India’s three best architectural wonders: Taj Mahal, Sikandara (a small city), and Agra fort. Taj Mahal is an emblem of love and was built by Shah Jahan for his lovely wife Mumtaz Mahal in the 17th century. Diwan-e-khas, Diwan-e-am, Salim chisti’s tomb, and Jama Masjid are must visit places.