Must See Places to Visit with Golden Triangle Tourby Shalini Tripathi Blogger and Passionate Traveler.
The Golden Triangle Tour in India is a classic introduction to the heritage, culture, hospitality, and everything incredible there is in the country. The favorite tourist circuit, Golden Triangle covers India's three popular destinations - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Each of these cities is witness to glorious empires, history, and colourful traditions that are still intact to date. What’s so special about this tour is the impressive range of tourist attractions including architectural wonders including the Taj Mahal, massive forts, royal palaces and majestic temples.
While this particular tour is jam-packed with incredible sights, we have a list that covers the must-see places to visit on a Golden Triangle Tour. Check them out on your trip.
Red Fort - Delhi and Agra
Both Delhi and Agra have the Red forts and, at both places, they are listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Built by the Mughals the fortress of red-sandstone has been the prized architecture with many palaces, halls, courtyards and other inspiring sights.
The Red Fort in Delhi is the place where the Indian flag is raised on the ceremonial procession of Independence in India. But, the Red Fort in Agra stays true to its Mughal roots. Both of these fortresses are the best places to visit on your Golden Triangle Tour.
Lotus Temple, Delhi
Shaped like a lotus, the Lotus Temple is one of the most beautiful sights in India, especially if you have an eye for architecture. The Bahai House of Worship in Delhi has won several awards and recognition for its style of building, the concept of religion and beauty. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world that must feature on Delhi tour itineraries. Moreover, the temple is a serene place to worship the divine in their way. There are no grand rituals. People can sit in serenity and reflect on their thoughts.
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
The garden tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun is the pioneer of Mughal Architecture in India. Built on a high podium with arched openings on each side, it gives access to burial chambers. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India, it is the inspiration behind the magnificent Taj Mahal. The mausoleum is one of the most visited places on a Golden Triangle itinerary.
India Gate, Delhi
Delhi’s Arc-de-Triomphe structure, India is a war memorial in the heart of the British-designed New Delhi. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, it is a bustling picnic spot. The walls of the monument have the names carved of all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting world war 1 while the ever-burning Amar Jyoti represents the spirit of a soldier.
Taj Mahal, Agra
Well, Taj Mahal needs no introduction. It is the most-visited and most photographed of India, a part of all India tours and also a must-see place on a Golden Triangle tour. One among the Seven Wonders of the World, the white-marble structure that will take your heart away. A marvel of the architecture of refined elegance and superb craftsmanship, it is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
While the spotlight is on the Taj, Agra does have other splendors of Mughal architecture and, this one is a city. Lying on the way to Jaipur from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a well-planned yet abandoned city of the Mughals that deserves to be explored on a Golden Triangle Tour. Right from the entry to the city, the Buland Darwaza to Panch Mahal and other palaces, the city deserves its status as a world heritage site.
Probably the most photographed of all heritage sites of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal is to be not-missed on Jaipur sightseeing. Carved out of red and pink sandstone, the honeycomb structure was a pleasure palace for the royal family of Jaipur. The outer facade of windows allowed the women of the royal family to watch the processions and happenings on the street without being spotted by the folks.
Amber Fort, Jaipur
One of the grandest forts in Rajasthan, Amber Fort is the pride of Jaipur. Set in the Aravallis, the 16th-century hill fortress possesses a grand view of the city. Additionally, it allows visitors to bask in the glory and the opulence of the royal family of Jaipur. Like a typical Indian fortress, Amber too has beautiful palaces, courtyard, gardens and more.
City Palace, Jaipur
One of the most amazing things about the Golden Triangle tour is incredible experiences. The City Palace in Jaipur is absolutely amazing. Housing a very impressive collection of paintings, curios, photographs, memorabilia, and more from the glorious days of Jaipur. What adds more lure to the place is the fact that it is still a residence to the royals of Rajasthan.
A UNESCO listed world heritage site, The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. Built by the founder of Jaipur in the 18th century, these instruments are scientific breakthroughs of their time as they helped calculate time, predict eclipses and observe other things. It also features the world's largest stone sundial.
In short, the Golden Triangle tour packages is a comprehensive itinerary of most iconic sights in India. Embark on a wonderful journey to explore the capital city of Delhi, to witness the Mughal splendor, and grandeur of Jaipur! Explore the breath-taking wonders, experience their grandeur and collect memories to cherish lifelong with the best places to see in India’s Golden Triangle.
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