Golden Triangle Tour connects three famous cities – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur to make up the Golden Triangle of India. The destinations are called rightfully so, as they offer a vivacious experience to explore India at its best and purest form. The country is so intense and diverse that one cannot explore the country at one time. It is a confluence of many cultures, cuisines, languages, terrains, and architectures making it the most intriguing place to visit.
The triangle of India has three important points in the North Indian region making up the route viz – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. All these destinations are located at a distance of 200-250 kms from each other and are easily accessible.
If you are planning your Golden Triangle Tour Package, then here are listed 10 Most Important Places to visit on your journey.
Places to visit in Delhi –
1. Akshardham Temple –
The historic Akshardham Temple represents the rich architectural essence of India’s rich culture, history, and tradition. An epitome of Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture, Akshardham Temple is a famous Hindu Temple in Delhi. The Akshardham Temple is widely known for its amazing style of architecture.
2. Lotus Temple –
Another architectural marvel, Lotus Temple embodies peace and spirituality. This is a must-see tourist sight for any traveler visiting Delhi Sightseeing Tour for the first time. The magnificent structure of this building unfolds in the form of a stupendous white petal lotus. The Temple is one of the seven Baha’i House of Worship present around the world.
3. Jama Masjid –
Boasting the past of Delhi, Jama Masjid adds a heritage charm to the serene structure in Delhi. It is the largest mosque in India that can behold around 25000 persons together in its complex. The mosque hosts many pilgrims each year on the holy occasion of Eid to offer special Namaz in the morning.
4. Red Fort –
Dated back in 1638 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Red Fort is a World Heritage Site located in Delhi. Red Fort was the home to most Mughal Emperors of the dynasty for up to almost 200 years. Earlier the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty, Red Fort is an imposing piece of architecture that derives its name from red sandstone walls.
5. Qutub Minar –
The tallest minaret in the country, this is yet another World Heritage Site that you must visit in Delhi Tour Package. It is the second tallest monument in India which was constructed in 1192 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak founder of the Delhi sultanate. The main attractions of this monument are the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, Iron Pillar, Alai Minar, and Tomb of Adham Khan.
6. Humayun’s Tomb –
Another architectural jewel in Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a landmark in Delhi. The development of the Mughal reign and architecture in India, Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi was constructed in 1565. The design of Humayun’s Tomb is a typical Mughal architecture with Persian influences. It was conceptualized by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath.
7. India Gate –
The war memorial site, popularly known as the India Gate is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The imposing structure of this tourist site attracts everyone and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in France, the Gateway of India in Mumbai. It is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year.
8. Taj Mahal –
Admire the Taj Mahal in its entire splendor either in daylight or at dusk as the monument is known to change its hues in tunes of the sun. The biggest symbol of love is the Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. No trip to India is ever complete without a glimpse of the Taj Mahal.
9. City Palace –
A striking contrast of the architectural style of the Mughals, the City Palace of Jaipur is the perfect specimen of Rajasthani culture and art. It is a magnificent sight to behold on the Jaipur City tour. The palace is divided into a series of courtyards, buildings, and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal.
10. Hawa Mahal –
Rightfully known as the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal is an iconic landmark of Jaipur. The monument is a structure made of red and pink sandstone and has a pyramidal structure that almost resembles a crown. It has been embellished with 953 tiny windows also known as Jharokhas and decorated with gorgeous latticework. The palace is a five-story structure that has a uniquely decorated chamber.
And with this list of 10 Most Important Places to visit on your Golden Triangle Tour, but this is in no way a comprehensive list. There are several more places that you can add to this depending on your Golden Triangle tour itinerary.