Often called the Golden Triangle Tourist Cirucit, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur forms the best combination of what India has to offer. We will stop and sightsee around major landmarks in each of these ancient cities.
Delhi is the capital city of India and is heart of India’s administration. It is the fourth populous city on planet and has a total census of over 25 million. The city has been inhabited since 6th century BC and consists of innumerable attractions for visitors. It is an economic hub of India and reflects a queer juxtaposition of old and new Delhi, bullock cart and metro trains and poverty and wealth. It used to be the former seat of Mughal Dynasty whose influences are still reflected in the massive palaces, temples and courtyards in and around Delhi. Humayun's Tomb, Connaught Place, and India Gate are some of the prominent landmarks of Delhi.
A centre stage of Mughal Empire, Agra is the home of Taj Mahal, the single most impressive and popular landmarks in India. Revered as a symbol of love, Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal and is regarded as ‘the jewel of Muslim art in India’.
Taj Mahal is excellent example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. UNESCO recognized Taj Mahal as a World Heritage Site. It took almost 20 years and the hard work of thousands of craftsmen and laborers to conceptualize the dream of Shah Jahan.
Along with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra Fort is made out of red sandstone and consists of notable buildings such as Pearl Mosque and Jahangir’s Palace.
Also called the Pink City of India, Jaipur lies in Rajasthan state. Visitor attractions in Jaipur include the Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, N Jaigarh Fort,Sri kali Temple, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur Zoo. Jal Mahal is one of the unique and impressive palaces raised on Man Sagar Lake.