A very short time in hand and you still you want to explore the most iconic part of the India map? Then let me take you from Delhi to Agra and Agra to Jaipur and offer a splendid view of historical India. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur forms India’s Golden Triangle Tour, the shortest yet most iconic tour where you get to explore India’s prestigious history and culture.
While Delhi is dotted with old architectural buildings to high end shopping arcades and Agra is the home to the most iconic creations of Mughals, Jaipur portrays the image of vibrant Rajasthan by its colorful culture and historic palaces. As you traverse through these destinations, you will come across a country that has redefined history, heritage and its very identity in front of the whole world. Golden Triangle Tour is a hot pick tour amongst visitors from overseas.
Delhi is the starting point of the trip that connects pretty well by road to Agra and Jaipur. One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Delhi remained the legendary capital of the Pandavas centuries ago. Today, it boasts of a perfect blend of ancient and modern India, where bygone historical monuments stand aside modern high rise buildings. Here, on one hand you can smell the fragrance of old India in the narrow Chandni Chowk lanes and historic walls of Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, on the other hand the Lotus Temple, Akshardham and Rashtrapati Bhavan draws a pleasing picture of latest constructions.
Now, take a leisurely long drive to Agra through the Yamuna Expressway. The old city welcomes you with chaotic traffic, crowded roads and noisy people. But behind all these, lies one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Apart from being a world class majestic mausoleum, Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal is the most romantic destinations in the world where love is simply immortalized. Lots of honeymoon couples from overseas visit Taj to start their new journey with splendid romance and grace. The white marble infrastructure stands picture perfect on the banks of Yamuna. Agra is also the home to several other historical sites like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud- Daulah Tomb and Sikandra. They all carry historical sagas of the life and rule of Mughals in India. Shop some marble handicrafts and tasty ‘pethas’ to take back as memories of your historical trip.
Referred as the ‘Pink City’ for its bygone Rajput structure, Jaipur forms the last destination of the Golden Triangle Tour. You can enjoy a relaxed drive from Agra to the desert land. Resplendent forts nestled on top of hills, palaces in the middle of lakes and corner of the lanes, are what Jaipur is made of. You get to notice a colorful vibrant culture that stand as testimonial to the glorious past of Rajput rulers. Though Jaipur is a cosmopolitan town comprising of busy roads and cemented buildings, the forts and palaces here pretty well narrate the tales of erstwhile princely state of Rajputana. City Palace, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort are iconic monuments which witness millions of global travelers every year. While the Albert Museum is home to the memoirs of Rajputs, Birla Mandir is where you can sit for hours in silence. Camel ride, elephant ride, folk dance and puppet shows are an added enjoyment.
Interestingly, some of the palaces have been transformed into luxury hotels that provide the finest accommodations of the world. And last but not the least- shopping and it does not need an extra mention. You can pick silver jewelry, Rajasthani fabrics, precious and semi precious gemstones, handmade footwear and handicrafts while returning back home. The Bapu Bazaar happens to be the oldest markets where a variety of commodities are available at an affordable cost.
Step into this historical tour to India to discover a wide range of stories whose images till now flash in front of our eyes and sound echoes in our ears like reality. On your way back to your homeland, you will get to carry knowledge that can be spread to the world across with pride and glory.