‘Golden Triangle’ consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as the tourist destinations in India.
International Travellers begin their journey from Delhi by arriving at the main airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport, a state-of-the-art airport.
Delhi– Lal Qila or Red fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is made of red sandstone in the 17th century by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The fort held a strategic place of power in the Mughal era.
- India Gate-It is an important landmark in the Indian capital. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed it in 1931 during the British rule. British soldiers who fought in World War were commemorated here. After independence, the Indian government has redesignated the monument for ‘Unknown Soldier of the Indian Army’ in memory of Indian soldiers who have lost their lives in wars.
- Qutub Minar– It is the tallest brick minaret on earth at 234 feet high from ground level. It was built to celebrate Muhammad Ghori’s victory over Rajputs. It is made of sandstone and has inscriptions of verses from the Holy Quran. The complex comprises of a large area with many ancient and medieval structures that lie in ruins.
- Mughal Gardens in Delhi– It covers over 13 acres of land and is a renowned garden in Delhi. It is a fusion of British Garden concept and Mughal style. The gardens consist of Mughal style fountains, terraces and canals. Beautiful flowers like Bougainvillea, roses, sweet William, Marigold, viscaria and many more can be found here.
- Rail Museum of Delhi– Situated in Chanakyapuri is a popular haunt for rail fans. Here you can see old train engines and coaches. The first train with a steam engine that covered Bombay to Thane in 1853 is the pride of this Rail Museum in Delhi. A miniature rail track ride is an attraction for tourists with kids in the museum.
Agra– Situated in the eastern point of the renowned tourist destinations called Golden Triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Agra has one of the Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage site, Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is not only beautiful from outside but also charming from the inside. Flowers in marble can be seen decorated on its walls. Stone work is par excellence and speaks volumes about the skilled workers of the era.
- Fatehpur Sikri– It was constructed by Akbar to celebrate the victory over a Rajput Emperor.
- Jama Masjid– It is constructed in the complex of Fatehpur Sikri and the entry is through Buland Darwaja.
- Anup Talao– It is a red sandstone water pool with a platform that has a raised seat in the middle.
Jaipur– the capital city of Rajasthan is popular among the tourists. The city is bounded by beautiful hills and mountains. The pink-painted and beautiful architecture gives the city its name- ‘Pink City’. Architectural tours, palaces, fabulous food and gardens allow the tourist to immerse in the local culture. Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar are worth checking out.
So, go ahead and discover Golden Triangle of India today!