A Golden Triangle Holiday is every tourist dream as it includes the Seventh Wonder of World - Taj Mahal. Golden Triangle Tours comprises of the three cities - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Delhi is the Capital of India and its monuments prove it to be worth it. Agra has the biggest attraction of not only India but also of the world that is Taj Mahal. Apart from Taj Mahal, it has Red Fort and Agra Fort. On the way to Jaipur from Agra lie the Ghost City that is Fatehpur Sikri. No ghosts actually reside over there, but it is just that it was abandoned due to the paucity of water. Then the third destination of this tour is Jaipur which is the pink city of royal Rajasthan and then tour back to Delhi, here by completing the triangle.
Delhi is a very large city located on banks of Yamuna. It is a distinctive city, having been established eight times under its various rulers. Delhi is extensively believed to have been the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata (the oldest Indian epic). It reflects ancient history of Mughal and British Rulers. It has wide range of monuments to explore and get an insight of India’s rich historic past.
Red Fort built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is the only fort which does not have any protective landscape around indicating the strength of Mughal Empire of that time. It is a world heritage monument site that stands apart from the midst of crowd of old Delhi.
Another heritage site is Qutab complex and its monuments. Qutub Minar is World's tallest red stone minaret with height of 72.5 meters being surrounded by an archaeological park. Last world heritage site of Delhi is Humayun’s Tomb. It is a mausoleum of Humayun’s, the Mughal Emperor which many historians have believed to be the precursor to Taj Mahal India. In contemporary India, top most tourist attractions are rich temples as in Akshardham, Lakshminarayan Birla Mandir, Lotus temple and ISKCON temple. Akshardham Temple being the latest one was just built in 2005. It is a large complex with elaborate carvings indicative of long-established stone sculpting which is still being practiced in India. Delhi is one place for whole of India as each and every part of Delhi reflects specialty of each other state.
Agra is a city situated on the river Yamuna being founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi, ruler of Delhi sultantate in 1504. It is home to the renowned monuments of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara with Fatehpur Sikri about 45 Kms away. Other places of interest are Swami Bagh Samadhi, Chini ka Rauza, Mehtab Bagh. The golden age of the city began with the Mughal Empire under the Emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan that filed Agra with numerous intricately carved monuments and architectural work that leaves its spectator spell bound.
Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra. Other heritage attraction is Agra fort which was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. It is a red sandstone fort that has notable architectures inside fort namely Pearl Mosque or Moti Masjid, the Diwan-e-aam and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jahangir's Palace, Khas Mahal, Shish Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj. Another one is Fatehpur Sikri built by Mughal Emperor Akbar and moved his capital here but later abandoned due to shortage of water and thus also referred as ghost city.
Jaipur, the pink city and thus capital of Rajasthan is renowned for its royal hospitality and peaceful natives.
Jaipur is set apart with its innumerable attractions from the forts and palaces of Amber, natural riches of its surrounding Aravali range, world class museums, heritage luxurious hotels, gems jewellery and handicrafts to exotic royal cuisine. Indeed there is no place like Jaipur and it is no surprise that it is among India's top most tourist destination and thus a part of golden triangle India tour.