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Golden Triangle Tour of India incorporates the three beautiful and enchanting cities- Agra famous for Taj Mahal, Jaipur - The Pink city and Delhi- the capital city and administrative centre.
Each city is at a distance of approx. 5 hrs drive from each other. Golden Triangle tour is very popular among the tourists. Those who are short of no. of days also can visit Golden Triangle. It can be covered in 4 to 6 days time. Each city attractions showcases the real flavour of India's rich cultural and historical glory.
These cities are just 250 km apart having their own unique identity, and offer an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Jaipur dwells the royal city palace, superb Jantar Mantar and the wondeful Hawa Mahal or the Palace Of Winds, historical and wonderful Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy.
City Palace-a landmark of Jaipur consists a rich collection of costumes, textiles armory and weapons. A major part of the palace has been turned into a museum now which is home to unique handcrafted products. Amber Fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army. It consists of many pavilions and halls which highlights the wonderful carvings and mirror work - designed in Indian and Mughal architecture.
Jaipur is well known as Pink city (as almost all the buildings of Jaipur are painted pink). Other than royal palaces, buildings, beautiful Havelis/ mansions, tranquil temples, city is also famous for handicrafts, carpets and jewellery. Your visit to gems, jewels and carpet weaving workshops will make you feel special. Its unforgettable experience to watch wonderful creations being made by the artificers. These intricate works of art add life and colour to this Pink City's uniqueness . The exquisite handicrafts and spectacular jewellery of your choice can be collected from the Emporiums.
The city of Agra has a pride of listing its three monuments in UNESCO world heritage site - The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort. Agra is largely recognised as a city of the Mughul Empire. Although the city has linkage with the Mahabharata period. It is commonly accepted that the city was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi the ruler of Delhi made Agra his capital in 1504. later it was conquered by the Mughals - babur in 1526. Thus the long association of Mughals with Agra started. During the Mughal's reign, it witnessed the construction of many historical buildings, palaces and beautiful gardens.
Wonderous Architectural style can be seen in the beautiful monuments such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra.
Taj mahal is built with pure white marble. Inlay-Peira Dura work on the marble got recognition from here. View of marble takes different shades at the different times in a day. Mesmerizing Magical Beauty of Taj Mahal. is best seen during full moon. Agra is also well known for its marvelous marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj incorporating precious and semi-precious stones, pietra dura items, leather products, handicrafts and jewellery. During your visit to Agra, you will have time to visit marble inlay workshops. They will demonstrate on how they make those marble cuts. Then they will show you their finished products & incredible works of art. You may collect wonders of same inlay work for your interiors.
Today also you can relish the Mughlai cuisine in the narrow lanes of the city as a signature of the lost times of Mughal period. Delhi the administrative center of India has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires in the past. Along with rich cultural heritage and political center it is also a fastest growing industrial town, an ideal destination for business and investment.
Mughal Emperror Shahjahan shifted the capital from Agra to walled city of Shahjahanabad in 1639 AD which is now known as Old Delhi. He constructed the Red Fort, Jama Masjid – India's largest mosque. Other significant architectural buildings are , Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, the Jantar Mantar – an 18th-century astronomical observatory – and the Purana Qila – a 16th-century fortress. modern architectural significants are The Laxminarayan temple, Akshardham temple, the Bahá'í Lotus temple and the ISKCON temple. Lotus Temple, is in the shape of a flower. It is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986
Delhi Metro is one of the important means of transport in Delhi which is also seen by the tourists.
Many events of significance are also organised in Delhi. International Mango Festival, The Auto Expo, Asia's largest auto show, is held in Delhi, The World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan is held every two years. Book fair is the second largest exhibition of books in the world.
Overall, your tour to Golden Triangle will show you the richness of culture, heritage and architecture in these cities.
Easy way to get booked our 02 week trip to Taj mahal & Rajasthan with Great Indian Vacation. We have taken their reference from our friend Michel traveled through them.Our group were well taken care by our driver Ravi and escort Mr.Sanjeev a charming man have knowledge like Wikipedia..
Excellent overnight trip to Taj - Mahal. Good & knowledgeable guide in Agra who treated us as a royal customer. Evening enjoy the Mohabbate the Taj Live show at Kalakriti Auditorium. Also great experience with the Coach driver who caring us like a Santa Claus have answer all of our question.
Delhi - Agra highway was very foggy but our driver was excellent know how to drive in this situation. When we reached Agra, our guide had given answer all of our questions. He was most knowledgeable guide in our trip to India. Overall fog didn't affect our Taj mahal trip. We had a wonderful trip.
Thank you and all your team for arranging such an enjoyable tour for me and my family in India. It really was a memorable experience for us both and your arrangements could not have been more efficient - everything worked like clockwork. Thanks...
We have visited India for the first time in January/February 2013. Great Indian Vacation people have arranged all the thing efficiently and made my journey memorable.
We express our extreme pleasure with the service provided by Great Indian Vacation specially for Mr Singh during our recent visit to India. From the moment we arrived in India,we were treated like royalty. Mr Singh took tremendous personal care of us throughout our tour.