Golden Triangle in India, the tourist circuit that includes the Taj city of Agra, capital city of New Delhi and Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The Golden triangle is one of the most traveled routes for tourists willing to discover the cultural and architectural gems of the country. The three cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur feature the perfect blend of Indo-Islamic architecture in its forts, monuments and palaces. Delhi sultanate to Mughals and the British, the capital city has its won charm with heritage, traditions, shopping and entertainment.
Fast Facts About Golden Triangle Tours in India :
When to Go
October till March is the best time for Golden Triangle tour. Summers and winters have extreme temperatures in most north Indian cities.
What to Visit
For the last few years, The Golden Triangle cities in India are doing everything to impress honeymoon couples. Apart from the existing historical structures, these cities are gaining momentum for their shopping outlets, designer boutiques, restaurants, cafeterias and luxury hotels. There is no dearth of places of entertainment as well. Topping over the skyline are also the hotels owned by some international hotel groups that draw guests with their impeccable service, romantic setting and extraordinary amenities. The major attractions covered in a typical golden triangle tour packages are:
Monument of love and romance, whatever the architectural history behind the Taj Mahal, for couples, the marble mausoleum is a splendorous example of love. Built to commemorate Mumtaz Mahal by her husband Emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal is an awe inspiring creation with its architectural beauty, carvings and the romantic setup. A long pathway, surrounding garden and the fountain, gives it an absolute stunning look at night.
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Another remarkable structure in Agra city located on the Yamuna banks. Its location and proximity to Taj Mahal makes it an important place of visit.Another World Heritage Site, Agra Fort is also the place where Shah Jahan remained imprisoned by his youngest son, Aurangzeb.
Among the premier forts and palaces of Jaipur, Amer Fort is located in the village of Amer and perched on a hill. The journey on elephant’s back to the fort can be an experience of a lifetime for you. You can have an insight into the Rajput style of architecture here as the palace overlooks the placid Maota Lake. Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-aim, Diwan-e-Khas and the central courtyard are its main attractions. You can unravel a lot of Rajputana history here.
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New Delhi’s topmost attraction, Red Fort is a 17th century built complex that is listed as a World Heritage Site. Another Mughal monument in the capital city besides Humayun’s tomb and Salimgarh Fort, it houses several important structures within such as MotI masjid, Zenana and Hayat Bakhsh Bagh.
Other places that interest tourists are:
- Qutb Minar, Delhi
- Jama Masjid, Delhi
- India Gate, Delhi
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
- City Palace, Jaipur
- Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
- Fatehpur Shikri, Agra
- Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra
Places to stay
There are budget, economy and luxury hotels in all these three cities. Some of the prominent ones in New Delhi are Hotel Imperial Delhi, The Metropolitan Hotel, Taj Mahal Hotel and Hyatt Regency. Popular hotels in Agra are Oberoi Amarvilas, Trident and Radisson Agra. In Jaipur city, you can stay at Oberoi Rajvilas, Taj Rambagh Palace, Marriott Hotel, Shiv Vilas Resort and ITC Rajputana.
New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are paradise for shopaholics and especially if you do not want to miss this integral part of your honeymoon. Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Palika Bazaar, Sarojini Market, Chandi Chowk and a line of designer boutiques make Delhi a sought after shopping locale. Agra appeals mainly for its stone handicrafts and marble artifacts. Jaipur is irresistible for its variety in bandhni sarees, salwar suits, Rajasthani wear, unique fabric, bags and kundan jewelry.
- Gujarat Govt Announces New Heritage Tourism Policy - September 12, 2020
- Uttarakhand Government Sponsors Your Holiday there! - September 11, 2020
- Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Reopen on September 21 - September 10, 2020