The Delhi-Agra-Jaipur is one of the most prominent tourist circuits in the country that allows guests to visit the charm of the era of the Kings and guests get to explore the beautiful places and the pride of the country viz. the Taj Mahal at Agra including the grandeur of the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Outab Minar, Jama Masjid, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, the Agra Fort, the Hawa Mahal Palace and the various other aspects of the Pink City of Jaipur that is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. These architectures are some of the very finest examples of Mughal architecture along with the Kings of Rajasthan and you also have the opportunity to stay at one of the palaces turned hotel in Jaipur as well. This tour that is opted by guests from all across the World who want to come and relive the era of the Mughals is also referred to as the Golden Triangle Tour and it is one of the most opted itineraries for guests who come on their tour of India. India is known as a land of culture, traditions, Yoga an off-course the various National Parks across the country that is home to very rare and endangered animal species like the Bengal Tigers, Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Water Buffaloes, Asiatic Elephants, etc. and guests who come to India prefer to land at the IGI airport at New Delhi and they prefer to start their India tour with the Golden Triangle Itinerary. The glory of the past era and the present era can be seen at its best on their Golden Triangle Tour itinerary of New Delhi – Agra and Jaipur and these places have been the seat of the very powerful empires of the country viz. the Mughals, Rajputs and the British. Your tour starts at Delhi and it continues across Agra and further to Jaipur. There are required stops at Fatehpur Sikhri and Sikander to view the tomb of the Mughal Emperos Akbar. This tour is not just about the historical aspects but is a combined experience of good food, shopping, culture and sightseeing at the same time. A sample itinerary for this Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tour is mentioned as below:
Day 1: On the first day you will arrive at the New Delhi airport and upon arrival you will be met by a local representative who will offer you a warm welcome at the capital and you will board your comfortable vehicle and proceed to visit the India Gate that is said to be the gateway to the country. You will explore across the area of the India Gate and later in the day you will go to check into your hotel nearby. The evening will be free and you can explore the site near the place and the dinner will be served to you at the hotel itself. The overnight stay will be at the hotel that is a very neat and clean place.
Day 2: The second day is the day of sightseeing across New Delhi and you will get to visit the famous monuments and tourist spots of Delhi. You will have your breakfast at the hotel and you will be picked up in your comfortable vehicles and then you will go to explore the various tourist spots in Delhi area like the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Also get to visit the Lotus temple and the famed market area of Connaught Place in New Delhi. Depending on the time availability you can also go to explore the other places if interest and later return back to your hotel for night halt. Dinner will be served at the hotel itself and you will spend the evening at the hotel and overnight stay.
Explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Delhi that combines the medieval period and the modern World and post your sightseeings at Delhi you will return to your hotel for night halt. Dinner arrangements will be made for you at the hotel itself in the nice banquet hall that is regularly checked for hygiene and all the COVID19 related protocols and the meals at the banquet hall are cooked with all the fresh ingredients that are sourced from the local market. The night halt will be at the hotel and this will be your last evening at Delhi before you check out to visit Agra the following day.
Day 3: The next morning you will have your breakfast at the hotel and you will check out with assistance and later the local guide will meet you at the Lobby area with the vehicle and you will board the comfortable vehicle to begin on your drive to Agra – the land of the Taj Mahal the epitome of love. On the way to Agra, across the beautiful 6 land expressway you will stop at Sikander to catch a glimpse of the Akbar’s tomb here and at Agra you will go to check into a nice hotel here. Have a nice lunch at the hotel and later in the day you will set to explore the beautiful Taj Mahal at Agra. The vibrant monument of the Taj Mahal can be described to be one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country that draws lakhs of visitors everyday and people from all across the World come to visit the Taj Mahal. In the evening, you will be free to explore the market area of Agra that is known for its various handicrafts in terms of wood, leather, etc. and get to savor the local cuisine of Agra as well. The night halt will be at a very nice and deluxe hotel at Agra. Before you end your visit at Agra at the Taj Mahal and the local market in case you have time in your hands you can get to explore the Itmad-Ul-Daulahi’s tomb that is also referred to as the mini Taj as well.
Day 4: The next morning you can enjoy a nice breakfast at Agra and the comfortable vehicles will pick you up and you will check out of the hotel and travel to Jaipur – the pink city and the capital of the land of Rajputs viz. Rajasthan. Arrive at Jaipur and you will check into a nice hotel and post lunch you will go to visit the Amer Fort at Jaipur. Take time to enjoy a elephant ride at the Amer Fort and also explore the market area of Jaipur as well. Return back to your hotel for night halt and enjoy the luxurious Rajput style dinner at your hotel.
Day 04: Today is the day of sight seeing across the pink city of Jaipur and you will explore the complete day to visit and explore the city. At first you will be picked up from your deluxe hotel at Jaipur by a luxury vehicle and you will set out to explore the Hawa Mahal palace that is one of the prime attractions of Jaipur city and this palace is known as the place that has several windows. Later in the day you will also get to explore the city palace, the Jai Mahal palace, the Jantar Mantar that is a grand astronomical observatory that was built by the great King Sawai Jai Singh II. Have a nice ethnic Rajasthani cuisine lunch that is known to have ingredients that are used to keep the body cool and later you will go to visit the Amer Fort and here as well you will get to explore the fort on an elephant back ride and this allows you to have a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Jaipur. Post this you will go to explore a famous temple shrine in Jaipur that is called as the Govind Dev Ji temple and in the evening you will visit the market area across the Hawa Mahal where you will spend time shopping for some of the local souvenirs to carry back home as a memoir of your tour to Delhi Agra and Jaipur. Return to your hotel for night halt. Today is the last evening at Jaipur and also on this short tour of the Golden Quadrilateral and so you will enjoy a gala dinner at your hotel and retire for the evening.
Day 05: The next morning you will enjoy a nice breakfast at the hotel and post breakfast you will pack your luggage and board your luxury vehicles to travel from Jaipur to Delhi and you will be dropped off at the IGI airport at Delhi for your flight to the onward destination. Tour Ends. In this tour there are certain inclusions and exclusions and certain inclusions are welcome and greet at the airport by local representative, welcome drink on arrival at hotel, complimentary breakfast, local guide, pick up and drop, all sightseeings and transfers, applicable taxes, etc. The exclusions in the tour include meals other than specified, air transfers, adventure activities, any cost due to delay in tour because of illness. This Golden Triangle tour is one of the most opted tours across India and therefore you need to ensure to make prior booking of this tour to get the availability at the requisite hotels in the respective cities.
Delhi is one of the most vibrant cities in the country and it is also a great place to witness the culture and traditions of the glorious past of the country. New Delhi is the capital of India and it is one of the financial capitals of the country as well and the city of Delhi is a blend of heritage, art and crafts and also the diverse cuisine and culture as well. Often called as the city of dreams, Delhi is the perfect place that blends the ancient and modern Worlds together. Delhi was made the capital of the country by the British empire who shifted the capital from Kolkata to Delhi and this has been the capital of the country since then. Delhi is a popular tourist destination of the country and has certain monuments that have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and these monuments draw tourists from all across the World to Delhi. Delhi is an exhibition of history of the country and it has always proved to be a strategic and cultural hub of India. Delhi offers numerous tourist attractions to its guests from monuments, museums, shrines to modern day markets. As the city if a hub of business activity so people from all across the country have come to Delhi and settled here and so when you explore across Delhi you will have the experience of exploring the country as well.
From the historical monuments to the bustling markets, Delhi has to offer a lot to any visitor coming here. The bustling market places of Delhi like Connaught place, Hauz Khas, Khan market are known to be a few of the most prominent market places in the city and also there are several cafes and restaurants across the place that serve the best in class cuisine and flavours that are a true taste of the country. Street food is a must try when you visit these markets of Delhi and right from the moment you step out of your vehicles that bring you from the Delhi Airport you will get to see a kaleidoscope of culture and heritage that is spread across the city. Delhi is known for its rich heritage and spiritual history and no wonder Delhi attracts a large number of visitor every year. The major tourist attractions in Delhi are Jama Masjid, Birla temple, Cathedral church, Gurudwara Bagh Sahib, Akshardham, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Hazarat Nizamuddin Dargah, etc. A visit to Delhi is surely one of the most rewarding experiences for any tourist.
Apart from being a modern city that is the capital of India, Delhi has a rich history and the city was ruled by some of the most powerful rulers of Indian history. It is believed that the history of Delhi is as old as Mahabharata and the place was known as Indraprashtha that was inhabited by the Pandavas. Ruled by the great emperors of India, Delhi came under the British rule in 1803 and it was in 1911 that the British shifted their capital from Kolkata to Delhi and after India’s independence, Delhi has been the official capital of India. Delhi today being the capital of India, is the largest commercial centre in Northern India and it also the largest centre of Small industries that include the handlooms, fashion, crafts, electronics and IT industry and all these contribute a lot to the economy of Delhi as well. Tourism plays a major role in the revenuer generation of the city and this is evident from the thousands of tourists who come to visit Delhi and they come to witness the ancient culture of this vibrant city of the country and witness the various ancient monuments of the place.
The Delhi University is a vast centre of learning for the various students of the country who come to make it big and they enrol themselves in various graduate and post graduate courses of the university. The AIIMS at Delhi is the premier centre of medical studies and one of the most reputed government hospitals in the country. The IIT Delhi is also the top preferred engineering colleges in the country and students from all across the country come here and once they finish their education they find good jobs in Delhi as well and this way this city had become a cosmopolitan city as people from all parts of the country live here. The River Yamuna flows across the city in the east and the Aravali mountain range bounds the city from west to south. Delhi is bounded by the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and Punjab and these states have a strong influence on the culture and lifestyle of the people of Delhi. Delhi is a true cosmopolitan where people are open to embracing new ideas and lifestyles and the various festivals are celebrated here with great pomp and vigour and cultural gatherings and the festivals include Holi, Diwali, Eid, Guru Purab, Buddha Purnima, Christmas, etc.
Agra on the other hand is located around 206km from New Delhi and this city is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and this city is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and the River Yamuna flows across the city. Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and it is a major tourist attraction because of the presence of the symbol of love – the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikhri in Agra are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites and coupled with Delhi and Jaipur, Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourism circuit of the country. Few of the popular monuments that are a tourist attraction in Agra are that of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s tomb, Dayal Bagh temple, Kerthan lake, Fatehpur Sikhri, etc. and tourists from all over the World come to Agra to catch a glimpse of the beauty of the Taj Mahal that happens to be a major tourist attraction of the city. Agra was once the seat of the Mughal Rulers and they built several monuments across the city to showcase their architectural finesse and these monuments have made Agra hold a special place in the tourism map of India. Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra and these are the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikhri..
Not only because of the monuments but people visit Agra to witness the culture, traditions of the city along with the food as well and one signature dish of Agra is called as the Petha that is a signature sweet dish of the city that is made up of sweet gourd. Various flavours of this sweet are prepared in the city and these are the Paan petha, Kesar petha, Angoori petha, Shahi Angoor petha, etc. Agra is also a very important business centre in North India after Delhi and various industries like paper and leather are flourishing in the city as well. The Taj Mahal at Agra is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the World and because of this repute many foreign tourists come to the city that makes it an ideal place to be explored. Agra was established by Sikandar Lodhi is the Lodhi dynasty in the sixteenth century and he had built several forts, steep walls and mosques across Agra. Agra under the Mughal regime was ruled by several great Kings like Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, etc. and it was called as Akbarabad and the Mughals added to the beautification of this city by building gardens and the various monuments that stand tall even today. Agra came under the control of the Maratha empire after the Mughals and later on under the British rule. This beautiful city is well connected by road from Delhi and Lucknow and regular taxi services can be availed by tourists to come here and explore the places of interest. Regular train service is also available to Agra and guests can avail these services of rail as well to reach Agra.
A short brief about the tourist place in Agra, the Taj Mahal is located at the Dharmapuri area in Agra and it is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the World and the monument overlooks the Yamuna River. Popularly called as the monument of love, the Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz, the monument in Agra is where the tomb of the queen and the king are present. Described as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this popular tourist attraction of Agra draws visitors in thousands everyday who come to admire the architectural grandeur of this monument. The monument remains open to tourists for viewing everyday from 6AM to 6.30PM and the entry tickets can be purchased at the counter near the monument. Another very popular monument of Agra is the Agra Fort that too is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this fort is considered to be one of the most important forest of the Mughal period and it is one of the finest places to visit in Agra as well. The great Mughal emperor Akbar considered this fort to be his home across his tenure and once you walk across the fort you will get to witness the various historical sites like Diwaan E Khas, Khas Mahal, etc.
Located at the Dalabganj area in Agra, the Agra fort is opened to public viewing everyday from 6AM to 6PM. Fathehpur Sikhri located in the Agra district was once the capital of the Mughal empire and emperor Akbar built the town and this town was built entirely with red sandstone. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well, Fathehpur Sikhri also has significant things to explore across the place and one notable thing is the Buland Darwaza that is a 54m high door and the structure leaves the guests in awe. The beautifully carved out monuments in the interior of this town is sure to leave any visitor enthralled. Fathehpur Sikhri is also located 37km southwest of Agra city and it is opened for public viewing from 6AM to 6PM everyday. Another popular tourist attraction in Agra is that Itmad Ud Daulah’s tomb and this is also a very unique place to visit in Agra as well. This tomb in Agra bears a resemblance to the Taj Mahal when it comes to the construction and it has used the red sandstone along with the marble and it is often referred to as the Baby Taj. Built by Noor Jahan in 1628, the Itmad Ud Daulah’s tomb is located at the Moti Bagh area in Agra and it is opened for public viewing everyday from 6AM to 6PM.
Another popular monument in Agra is the Akbar’s tomb and it was built by emperor Shah Jahan in 1613. The monument is a top attraction for tourists who are history buffs and the entire monument is built with red sandstone that has some of the most stunning marble designs. The ceilings have exquisite carved out designs and calligraphy on the walls that take you to the underground chamber that has the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar the great. Located at the Sikandra area of Agra in UP, the Akbar’s tomb is opened for public viewing everyday from 10AM to 6PM. Another popular tourist attraction in Agra is that of the Moti Masjid that was built by Shah Jahan and it was a pearl mosque located on the banks of the Yamuna River. Although it is not a very renowned monument of Agra like the Taj Mahal yet it is an unknown gem to explore and also a top place in Agra as well. A beautiful mosque that is known for its intricate designs and architecture, the Moti Masjid is a brilliance of an architecture that attracts many tourists to this place and it stands on a slope that is having several slopes and it is open to public viewing from 6AM to 6PM.
Another popular tourist attraction in Agra is the Jodha Bai ka Rauza or the palace that was built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar for his beloved queen Jodha Bai. This monument is a testament of the peaceful relations among the Hindu and Muslim community and today it is a popular tourist attraction in Agra that draws hundreds of visitors to the place. This place is the biggest palace located within the premises of Fathepur Sikhri and is made of red sandstone. The ceilings of this place is beautifully painted and emperor Akbar drew inspiration from the Gujarati architecture to build this palace. The palace is located at Dadaipura at Fathehpur Sikhri and it is opened to tourists for viewing from 7.30AM to 6PM. The Mehtab Bagh is located between the Taj Mahal and the Yamuna River and it is a hidden place to visit in Agra and it is located in the shape of a quadrilateral garden and it is in symmetry with the Taj Mahal. It is said that there is a spot in the garden where Shah Jahan would sit and admire the moonlit Taj Mahal and it being a symbol of love has now become a popular spot for photography among the couples.
Jaipur on the other hand is a prominent tourism destination in West India and this city is the capital of Rajasthan and is often referred to as the pink city as well. Jaipur is often accredited to being the first planned city of India. This city is known for its ancient heritage and the seat of the Rajput Kingdom and it is known for its beautiful and historical palaces. Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle that comprises of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and that is a part of one of the most prominent tourist circuits in the country as well. Jaipur is known for its palaces and thousands of tourists come here each month to explore the beautiful palaces and also witness the ancient heritage of the city as well. As per the history, the Price of Wales had visited India in the 1800s and the King of Jaipur had painted the entire city in pink as pink is known to be a colour associated with hospitality and this is why the city came to be known as the pink city. When it comes to the palaces of the city of Jaipur then one prominent name that comes to mind at first is the city palace. This beautiful palace is located deep within the city and this palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. This beautiful palace combines the fusion of the Mughal and Rajput architecture and the last living family of the Rajput Kingdom still reside in one section of the palace. Built by the first Maharaja it went on to be expanded by several other rulers as well. There are two sections in the palace and these are called as the Mubarak Mahal and the Maharani palace. Both these sections now have been converted to museums that houses various roya costumes, Pashmina shawls, folk embroidery, Rajput weaponry, beautiful paintings, etc. A visit to Jaipur without a visit to the city palace is incomplete and so on your Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur it is a must visit to visit Jaipur and explore the city palace to get an insight into the glory of the Rajputs of Rajasthan.
Another grand example of architecture that guests can explore at Jaipur is the Amer Place and fort that is one of the top tourist attractions of Jaipur city. This beautiful palace is located atop a hill and is at a distance of about 11km from the main city. This beautiful palace is a big complex that has been built with pale yellow and pink sandstone and it is located at about 11km away from the main city and there is a combination of marble as well that has been used in the architecture. The finesse of the architecture of this palace is so grand and strong that is has braved many great natural fury and it stands tall even today. Elephant rides are conducted at this fort and guests can get an aerial view of the beautiful city of Jaipur from this palace. There are four main sections at this palace fort that are having beautiful courtyard area as well. Once a visitor who comes to Jaipur and goes to visit the Amer fort and palace they will enter the palace through the Swaraj Pol and they come to the Cheral Pol. Both these gates open at the Talab Chowk that is the main courtyard area of the fort where the returning Rajput soldiers used to halt.
There are several other sections at the fort that include the King’s room, the women quarters, gardens, temples, etc. This Amer palace and fort is a stunning architecture that shows guests the true example of Rajasthani architecture and there are several other attractions to be seen here as well that include the Diwan e khas, such mandir and the sheesh mahal. Also there are several underground tunnels across the place that connect the Amer fort to the Jaigarh fort as well and a part of these tunnels have been restored and is opened to public viewing as well. When you are at Jaipur then one monument that is sure to come to your mind is the Jantar Mantar that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Jantar Mantar is one of the oldest astronomical observatories and it also has the World’s largest stone sundial that makes it a perfect observatory site. The Jantar Mantar is located at the heart of Jaipur city and it is no longer a science centre but instead it is a historical monument where visitors can get guided tours, enjoy music and light shows and also get to enjoy educational activity sessions as well.
The Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest observatory in the World and the stone sundial has the ability to interpret the positions of the celestial bodies and also calculate the time as well. This is made possible by the presence of the 19 astronomical instruments at the place and this allows the observation of the celestial bodies. This unique site was built on ideas from different religious and social beliefs in the 18th century of India. Today the Jantar Mantar at Jaipur attracts tourists, historians, astronomers and architects from all around the World who come to Jaipur on their Golden Quadrilateral tour and they admire the grand structure of this monument. The Jantar Mantar was built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II who is also credited with the establishment of Jaipur city and this monument was completed in 1734. As the King had great interest in astronomy and was intrigued by the celestial bodies and so he decided to build this monument and today this is one of the prime tourist attractions of Jaipur on the Golden Triangle tour of India.
Coming to a brief explanation about Jaipur tourism, it is no less to be described as a paradise that is perhaps one of the most romantic and picturesque place that speaks of eclectic museums, ancient temples and the beautiful and glorious palaces. Jaipur is a must visit place in India on the Golden Triangle tour and this city is the soul of Indian culture that is filled with a modern and hospitable atmosphere. The tourism scenario at Jaipur is having something to offer to any person and the forts and palaces across the pink city. The city of Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city palace is home to the last ruling family. The city paints a glorious image of the glorious era of the Rajput Kings and the architecture of the place is a mix of the Mughal and Rajput architecture. Few of the prominent places of interest for guests to explore around Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jai Mahal, Raibagh Palace, Rajmahal Palace, etc. Jaipur is also the city of museums and this being a historic city has many museums that speak about the glorious history of this city and also its rich culture as well.
There are many museums across the city that house many ancient pieces of art and sculpture that include wood carvings, metal pottery, ceremonial dress, etc. Few of the most popular museums in Jaipur are the Gyan museum, museum of handwriting, wax museum, city palace museum, Jewel’s palace, Jawahar Kendra, etc. Another attraction of Jaipur is the beautiful markets of the place and these are called as the vibrant bazars and few of the important bazars here are the Johari Bazar, Nehru Bazar, Bapur Bazar, etc. This is again a land of the festivals and the traditions of this city flows back to several hundred years. This is evident from the festivals celebrated across the place. Few of the prominent festivals of Jaipur are the elephant festival, Kite festival, Jaipur literature festival, Pushkar festival, etc. These festivals hosted is Jaipur city are celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy and tourists from who come to Jaipur can get to witness the vibrant culture of the city in one of these fairs. Jaipur being home to several palaces is known to be a dream destination wedding place and one can host royal weddings here as well.
Jaipur is a land of fairytale grandeur of majestic past and the various architectural marvels of the palaces and forts that remind about the historic vibes o the place that was associated with the grandeur of the past and speaks of the story of culture, grandeur and vast riches. From jungle safaris to the jeep safaris and also the impressive balloon rides, the thrill of adventure is sure to leave any tourist at Jaipur mesmerized. The temple trail at Jaipur is also a must try thing to do and witness here and the architectural monuments of the place speaks of the serene atmosphere of the city as well. Coming to planning your visit to Jaipur, one thing to note about the climate of Jaipur is that the summer season is very hot and dry and you need to plan your visit at a time when the weather of the place is favourable and the nice time to visit is from across the months of October to March and this is the best time to enjoy the vast beauty of Jaipur. However during the extreme winter season, the temperatures drop to around 4 degrees and so it is advised for you to carry adequate warm clothing at the time.
On this Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur you will have the perfect opportunity to explore more of Jaipur and another very popular tourist attraction is that of the Hawa Mahal Palace that is again located in the heart of Jaipur city. This Hawa Mahal Palace is considered as one of the most iconic attractions of Jaipur city and this beautiful palace building looks like a honeycomb of a kind and it allows winds of flow inside the palace and this is due to the fact that there are numerous windows and this allows a very good air circulation and so this is often called as the ‘Palace of the Winds’. The Hawa Mahal palace in Jaipur is a 5 storey building and it is said to be the tallest building in the World that has been built without a foundation and it speaks highly of the Rajput architecture many years ago and this grand palace has a carved architecture that leans at an angle of 87 degrees and a pyramid like shape. The main idea of constructing this Hawa Mahal palace at Jaipur was to allow the ladies of the royal family to observe the streets of the Johari Bazar from one of the many windows of the palace with being noticed themselves.
The Rajputs being followers of Lord Krishna, had dedicated Hawa Mahal in the name of Lord Krishna. This beautiful palace is a must visit on your Golden Triangle tour of India and it reflects a true fusion of the Rajput and Mughal architecture. Another popular tourist attraction to visit is that of the Nahargarh Fort that is on the ridge of the Aravalli hills and it is on an impressive backdrop of the city of Jaipur. This beautiful palace was constructed in the year 1734 and this fort allowed the Rajputs to hold guard against an enemy attack. Beautifully decorated interiors are present at this location and today this is a popular tourist spot that witnesses various footfalls. In the evening, the lit city of Jaipur can be seen from this fort and it is a marvellous spectacle to view as well. The Albert Hall museum is another very popular attraction that is housed at the centre of the Ram Nawas garden and the foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales. This museum is a must visit on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and it houses several metal objects, wood crafts, stone and metal sculptures, arms and weapons, etc.
Continue further on the Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and at Jaipur you will get to visit the light and sound show at the Jainiwas Udhyam. This is one of the new 3D projection mapping based light and sound show that depicts the famous Govind Dev Ji temple of Jaipur and its establishment as well. The show also depicts how the idols were hidden to avoid the attack b the invaders and also the re-finding of the idols by the disciple of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and the establishment of Govindji temple in Jaipur by the King of Jaipur as well. Another beautiful place to explore around Jaipur is that of Sanola that is located at around 40km northwest of Jaipur and this is a 475 year old palace that provides a fine example of Rajput Haveli and the Samudh Bagh offers a luxurious tent accommodation here as well. Guests who come to Samudha can also experience the true rural lifestyle and take a walk across the village and admire the art of craft of the local craftsmen.
The Laxmi Narayan temple at Jaipur aka the Birla temple is another of the very grand temple shrines at Jaipur to be visited on the Golden Triangle tour of India and this beautiful temple in Jaipur is located at the Moti Dungari area. This is a fairly new temple structure that is built with marble and this temple was built by the great industrialist family of India the Birlas in 1988. This beautiful temple is a work of art and the top dome of the temple has three domes that represent the three religions followed in the country and the temple pays tribute to the secular nature of the country. At Jaipur on the Golden Triangle tour, you can also go to explore the Jal Mahal that is a very wonderful spot to view here in Jaipur and this is called as the Lake palace. The light sand colored stone walls offer a beautiful contrast and this palace appears to float in the center of the Man Sagar lake and the majestic view can be enjoyed by all the tourists coming here. Another popular place to explore is that of the memorial of the Kings that is called as the Gatore and this follows a distinct Rajput style architecture. The open palacio at the place is supported by the delicately sculpted pillars and the accommodation is located over a beautiful hill side area.
The beautiful décor and the extravanganza of the place reflects the powers of the ruler it contains and tourists often visit this place to admire the various intricate carvings that are present across the place. On this Golden Triangle tour when you visit and explore Jaipur, another nice place to visit is that of the central park and this is a large green zone area across Jaipur and this offers the city dwellers some respite as they leave the hustle and bustle of a busy city life and come to enjoy the calm and solace of the place. The central park at Jaipur houses a lush garden, the polo ground and the golf courses of Jaipur as well. The country’s tallest flag pole is located here as well. Another nice place to visit at Jaipur is the Anokhi museum of hand printing and this is located at Jaipur city as well. This museum is located on a restored palace and this displays the various selectin of block printed textiles and tools and objects that provides visitors an indepth complex detail of the ancient tradition of Jaipur as well.
Another popular tourist attraction of Jaipur that is a temple shrine and is a must visit on your Golden Triangle Itinerary is that of the Moti Dongri that is basically a Ganesha temple and the Moti Dongri is basically a small hill where the city of Jaipur resides. This Moti Dongri means a perched hill and this is because the hill is shaped in the form of a pearl drop. The visitors who come to Jaipur on the Golden Triangle tour have the opportunity to pay homage at the Ganesha temple and this is considered to be one of the most auspicious temples of Jaipur. This temple was built by the great Rajput King in the early 18th century and as per the legend, the King was headed back to the palace after a day of long journey and the army was carrying a bullock cart that was carrying a tall statue of Lord Ganesha. The great King decided that he would build a large temple of Lord Ganesha where the bullock cart would have stopped and this was the site of the Moti Dongri and this is where the temple shrine is situated today. Apart from the this temple shrine, there is also a large palace built at the place and the view of this castle is absolutely exotic and vibrant at the same time.
The Digambar Jain temple is located 14km away from the main city of Jaipur and the principal idol at the place is that of Lord Adinatha and this is a beautiful temple shrine that speaks of grand and remarkable architecture. This beautiful temple at Jaipur present on the Golden Triangle tour is built of red sandstone and has carvings that are very attractive. This is basically a seven storied temple that has sky high ‘Shikharas’ and it is a finesse of an architectural marvel. Another important shrine to be visited at Jaipur is that of Galtaji that is an ancient pilgrimage centre at Jaipur. This place is located on low hills and it is packed with tourists who come to the place and there are several water tanks at the place. This is also famed for having the presence of many monkeys and these are resident monkeys that reside at the place and it is also referred to as the monkey temple. On the top of the hill there is a small temple that is dedicated to the Sun God and this is called as the Surya Mandir as well. A visit to Galtaji is a must on your visit to Jaipur on this Golden Triangle tour.
The statue center at Jaipur is a prominent landmark of the place and this is a life size statue of Sawai Jai Singh II who is credited with the establishment of Jaipur city and this grand statue pays homage to the founder of this city. The city garden at Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Rai Singh in 1868 and it is located in the heart of Jaipur city and it houses the Albert Hall that is known as the central museum. Apart from the museum there is a bird park, a zoo, a theatre and also an art gallery cum exhibition ground. The Kamal Vrindavan is located at the foothills of the Maharaja hills and it is a popular picnic spot among the locals of Jaipur. This beautiful garden area has intricately carved temples, marble columns, several sites of beauty and this makes it an ideal destination for film shooting. The Ishwar hat is a 60 feet high minaret at Jaipur that is also called as the ‘Swaraj Sahi’ and it was built in 1749 by a king to commemorate a grand victory. This Ishwar hat offers a breath taking view o the city and is also referred to as the Swaraj Sahi.
Coming back to tourism in Agra on this Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur another very popular place of interest is the Mehtab Bagh. The Mehtab Bagh is a beautiful green complex and this is a very beautiful Mughal era garden that is located north of the Taj Mahal and this place overlooks the Agra Fort and the Yamuna River. This Mehtab Bagh area provides a beautiful view of the Taj Mahal monument from the fountain area at the entrance and this garden is a popular place in Agra to witness the sunset across the place. This attracts many photography lovers and this is a gem of an architecture that has four sandstone towers and at each of the four corners of the garden there is an octagonal tank. As per the history, it is believed that emperor Shah Jahan had specifically designed this garden for his interest so that he could come here at the garden in Agra to admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Today this is a very important tourist place at Agra on your Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and the place houses several blooming plants, floral plants and medicinal herbs as well.
Since the city of Agra has a vibrant past this is viewed when you explore the vibrant markets of the place and this is known to display variety of unique and extinct crafts that are to be nowhere seen in these days. The most popular souvenir that is bought by the guests who come here at Agra on the Golden Triangle tour and they explore the market is that of the small marble replica of the Taj Mahal that is a very popular souvenir that is bought. The shopping scene at Agra is buzzling with markets, departmental stores, retail outlets and the local bazars that display a variety of local goods. The city of Agra is home to several artisans, jewelers and craftsmen who had passed on their knowledge of the arts and crafts across generations and today Agra is one of the largest markets for embroidery and textiles. Most of the major shopping complexes are located across the Taj Mahal area and the very famous ones are Sadar Bazar, Minar Bazar, etc. The Sadar Bazar at Agra on your Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most famous markets that is known for shopping for all tourists and the place is located at the Agra Cantt Railway Station.
Guests who come to shop here can witness a wide range of handicrafts, sweets, garments and leather bags and also various cafes are found at the Sadar Bazar area in Agra and you can get to buy various items like ethnic clothes, footwear and accessories and also there are several food joints at the place that serve mouthwatering vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. Another popular market in Agra is that of the Subhash Bazar that is located near the Jama Masjid in Agra and the prominent things to buy here are the silk items. Another prominent market in Agra city is that of the Kinari Bazar that is located near the Jama Masjid area and this is a wholesale market in the city that is known to be one of the top places for shopping in Agra for tourists as the products are available at wholesale prices. The market is opened from 11Am to 9PM everyday and the various items you can consider to buy here are that of handicrafts, marble, glassware, leather, textiles, etc. This Kinari Bazar at Agra is one of the top places of attraction in Agra and a must visit on your Golden Triangle tour.
Another important sightseeing destination in Agra on the Golden Triangle tour is that of the Chini Ka Rauza that is basically the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah who served as the Prime Minister of emperor Shah Jahan and he was responsible for executing many strategies of the King. This tomb is present in Agra city and it was also called as the China tomb that reflects the marvellous fusion of the Indo Persian style architecture and in fact this is the first monument of the Mughal era that is decorated with a special architecture called as the Chini style. This tomb is located on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra and it is built facing the Mecca Masjid. It was during such olden times that the tiles were used to build this monument in Agra on your Golden Triangle tour and the tiles were imported all the way from China and this Chini Rouza is a perfect example of the long gone style and architecture. This architecture has very strong features that are having orange, yellow and green coloured tiles and this has been erected to provide a two storeyed effect to the building. The interiors have inscriptions from the Quran and it beautifully reflects the fusion of the Indo Persian architecture.
Another popular attraction in Agra is that of the Dolphin Water park that is a huge play area of 14 acres of land and his park was inaugurated in 2002 that has several thrilling rides, roller coasters and regular rides as well. This is an amusement park that is a perfect play area for kids and in case you have finished exploring the other historic places of Agra on your Golden Triangle tour, you can have the opportunity to visit this Dolphin water park as well. This park has theme based rides for both adults and kids and also swimming pool with separate height levels as well. Another prominent place must visit in Agra on your Golden Triangle tour is that of the Taj Museum that is infact located inside the Taj Mahal complex and this museum was established in 1982. This is a terrific repository that is situated on the left of the Taj Mahal and the museum at Agra on the Golden Triangle tour provides a nice blueprint and artefacts used in the construction of the grand Taj mahal at Agra. The place also houses painting that were used in the construction and planning of the graves of the monument and this is a must visit place inside the Taj Mahal complex to learn more about this grand monument.
Another must visit place in Agra on your Golden Triangle tour is that of the Anguri Bagh that is a sprawling Charbagh complex that is located at the Centre area of the Khas Mahal at the Agra Fort. This Bagh was built by emperor Shah Jahan as a place where he could sit back and relax at leisure and if as a tourist you are exploring the Agra fort then this is a must visit place for the exploration of history of the Mughal empire. This garden was famous as the pace that had the thick creepers of grapes and with the cultivation and harvesting of these grapes, this place came to be known as the Angur Bagh meaning the garden of grapes. This garden is surrounded by a structure that is composed of fine white marble and the place was initially painted and gilded in gold and is adorned with beautiful paintings as well. At the Anguri Bagh garden, the main central area of the place is comprised of a hall that has rooms in semi circular pattern and there is a big courtyard area that has tanks, fountains and hammas that overlook the beautiful green garden area. A visit to the Anguri Bagh garden at Agra is a must on your visit to Agra on the Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Coming to a few more tourist spots to explore across Delhi, one name that is sure to come to any person’s mind is the India Gate that is a beautiful memorial dedicated to the brave Indian and British soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War II and also the Anglo Afghan war. On your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, you are to visit Delhi and a must visit is the India Gate that is a grand monument and it is said to be one of the largest war memorials in the country. This site is the place that is known to host the Republic Day parade of the country every year. The area of the India Gate also houses the Amar Jawan that is a structure right under the archway as well. As per the historical records, the construction of the India gate started in the year 1921 and it was an initiative of the British to build this monument for the British and Indian soldiers who represented the British empire in the World War II. The inspiration for the construction of the India Gate comes from the design of the Arc De Triompha of Pari and it is said to be one of the largest war memorials in the country and this is where one can find the names inscripted on the walls of the brave soldiers who fought for this country.
Perhaps one of the most prominent monuments of Delhi is that of the Qutub Minar that is a beautifully winding tower that is located in the Qutub complex that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Delhi’s Mehrauli area and this is the second tallest monument in Delhi. The construction of the Qutub Minar at Delhi started in the year 1192 by Qutub Ud Din Aibak as he has defeated a Hindu ruler of Delhi and he went on to establish the Delhi Sultanate. The ruler’s son in law Iltutmish constructed the three additional stories and Firoz Shah Tuglak completed the fourth and fifth stories. There are various features inside the Qutub complex apart from the Qutub Minar and these include the Alai Darwaza, the Quwwat ul Islam mosque, Iron Pillar, Alai Minar, tomb of Adham Khan, etc. This monument in Delhi is one of the top rated tourist attractions on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and this monument stands tall even today. This historical monument had faced a few natural disasters is the time and various natural events like lightning, earthquakes have struck the Qutub Minar and has caused damage to the structure of the pillar.
The Qutub Minar at Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this beautiful red architecture building is soaring to a height of 240 feet and has a diameter of 14.3m at the base and 2.7m at the top. This five storey monument has been built with red sandstone and marble and there are 374 stairs that lead guests to the top of the Minar. At the Qutub Minar, there is a protruding balcony across the minarets and this monument in Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is a perfect example of the fusion of the Indo Islamic architecture. The various rulers who helped in the construction of the Qutub Minar monument have used different architecture styles and construction materials and this has allowed the structure to attain a separate identity. This is evident from the structure of the Qutub Minar as it is visible to the guests because here you will see that the first three stories are made up of sandstone, the fourth is made up of marble and the top floor is made up of sandstone. The various verses of the Quran can be seen engraved on the minaret of the pillar.
Another spot to be explored in Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is that of the Humayun’s tomb at Delhi and this is the burial ground of the great Mughal emperor Humayun. This beautiful tomb site is said to be the first garden tomb in the Indian Sub-continent and the construction of this tomb began in 1569-70 and is one place where the red sandstone is present on such a massive scale at the time. This design of the Humayun’s tomb has been influenced by the Persian architecture and due to the beautiful structure of this tomb, the Humayun’s tomb was featured in the UNESCO World Heritage site list in 1993. The massive structure of the Humayun’s tomb is a true treat to the eyes of any visitor who come to Delhi on this Golden Triangle tour and the beauty of the tomb structure is always enthralled in the winter season and guests love to take a walk across this beautiful tomb. The architecture of this Humayun’s tomb is a splendid architecture that is a mix of the Islamic and Persian architecture and has the touch of the Indian design as well. The main tomb structure of the Humayun’s tomb in Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour has patterned galatical symbols and the tomb has 100 granites.
The Char Bagg garden at the Humayun’s tomb in Delhi is a beautiful Persian style architecture that has a geometric layout and the place is divided into 4 square wall ways and hence the name Char Bagh. There is a diverse network of underground water channels at the place and this underground area has an elaborate water system that flows underneath the place and the place is known to be home to certain wonderful views as well. There are various monuments present at the Humayun’s tomb and few of these are the tomb of Isa Khan, Bu Halima’s tomb and garden, Afsarmala tomb and mosque, Arab Sarai, Nila Gumbaz, Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia, etc. Another very nice place to explore at Delhi on your Golden Triangle Tour is that of the Hauz Khas complex and this is an affluent neighborhood in South Delhi area. This beautiful place has been well known since medieval times and today this place is known for its nightlife and has various cafes, bars and pubs that are frequented by not just the local people of Delhi bit also the tourists who come to Delhi to explore on their Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
The beautiful complex of the Hauz Khas s located in the South Delhi area and the place is well maintained park with walk ways and the entire area is dotted with stretches that speak of Royalty and the tomb of Feroz Shah Tughlaq is present at the end of the fort area of the park. The place gets illuminated in the evening and the atmosphere gets quite lovely as guests from all across the area of Delhi come to the Hauz Khas area and various events are hosted at the place that provide a nice atmosphere to the place as well. The various pubs at the Hauz Khas are alive and more frequented during the weekends and few of the popular names are Ali Baba cave, Lord of the Drinks, match box, summer terrace café, etc. The Hauz Khas village Social is one of the most visited places in the Hauz Khas area and it is a collaboration workspace that blends the best of office and café. The place is equipped with a deluxe restaurant and bar as well that serves some of the most exquisite and lip smacking cuisine to guests and while in the morning it serves as a meeting place for clients and customers, in the evening the place lights up and gets lively and turns into a pub with the youngsters frequenting the place as well.
Another very prominent tourist attraction in Delhi is that of the Lodhi Garden that is a vast 90 acre campus that is a very popular park among the locals and tourists. This beautiful garden was built during the reign of Ibrahim Lodhi and it is having several relics from the times of the era that include a variety of important tombs and ruins. The various artifacts that are present at the Lodhi gardens include the remains of the Lodhi sultan, a triple domed mosque, glazed dome, etc. Also be sure to look out for a peer bridge that dates back to the 16th century and the place has quite attractive colors and archs that span across the park’s lake. The Lodhi garden is a must visit place as it known to be home to India’s National Bonsai Park and the place is known for its natural tree species, 50 species of butterflies and also plenty of bird life as well. The very vibrant Khan market in Delhi is also present a short 5 min walk from the Lodhi garden and this is a very popular market in Delhi that is having luxury brands and also street vendors that sell various goods and also local delicacies as well. Another popular tourist attraction in Delhi is the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib that is a prominent place of worship located at the CP area in Delhi.
This is an 18th century place of worship and the highlights of the place include the magnificent pond, the Sarovar and the famous Golden Dome and flag pole. There is a large temple building at the complex and along with it there is an art gallery and small museum as well and this details the history of the Sikh religion. All visitors are welcome at the place and an excellent meal is available at the Langar of the Gurudwara as well. Perhaps one of the most visited modern day temple shrines in Delhi is the Lotus temple or the Bahai temple that is one stunning architecture to be seen at Delhi. This temple has a stunning dome architecture and it is a master piece that is built with white concrete and marble and the entire structure depicts the flower it represents. The Lotus temple in Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour was built in 1986 and since its inception it has attracted over 70 million tourists and it makes it one of the World’s most visited attractions. One interesting thing to note about the Bahai temple or the Lotus temple at Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour is that the temple is not having any idols, religious picture or any external symbol of religion. Another modern day temple that is worth visiting at Delhi is the ISKON temple that is one of the country’s biggest Krishna temple complex.
The Jamma Masjid is another very famed tourist attraction in Delhi and this is one of the largest mosque structures in India and the Jama Masjid was one of the final architectures that was built the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This beautiful mosque structure was completed in 1658 and it stands tall even today after almost 450 years of its existence. This beautiful structure comprises of three gateways, four angle towers and also a 110 feet high minaret that is made with rich sandstones and white marbles. The various guests and tourists who come to the Jama Masjid in Delhi can climb to the southern minaret of this grand mosque and they can get to admire the vast aerial beauty of old Delhi and later they can come to the large central park area to cleanse their hands and feet before the prayers are held. One thing noteworthy to mention is that, the visitors who come to visit the Jama Masjid must take off their shoes and be dressed appropriately at the same time before entering the mosque. Also to not is that, non Muslims who come to visit the Jama Masjid to admire the grand architecture of the place are not allowed to enter the main prayer hall during the prayer time.
Once you are finished exploring the Jama Masjid, you can make sure to visit the Chandni Chowk area that is Old Delhi’s very renowned market area and the entire place is dedicated to shopping and eating and one can gorge on the various street food delicacies that are found across the stalls here. Two of the popular markets within the Connaught place area are that of the Naya Bazar and the Gogodid and once can get to see the various items like that of aniseed, ginger, saffron, lotus seeds, etc. Another popular sightseeing destination is that of the Purana Qila or the old fort area and even though this is not much on the prominent tourist circuit of Delhi, yet the place is a very antique fort that is known to be present on your Delhi tour itinerary. Dating back to a past that is almost 2500 years back, much of the ancient structure of the place dates back to 1500s and certain structures date back to 3rd century as well. The present structure plays an important role in the Muslim religion affairs and the fort almost covers an area of 25 sq. km. and it gets beautifully illuminated in the evening time.
Perhaps one of the most grand places to visit around Delhi is that of the Rajpath and he Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Raj Path is also called as the King’s way and this is New Delhi’s traditional conventional boulevard that is a passage that runs all the way from the Rashtrapati Bhavan (viz. the Presidential Palace) and it passes across the major landmarks of the city like the Vijay Chowk and India Gate all the way to the National Stadium. This beautiful pathway is having a nice growth of trees and grass and the pathway comes alive during the Republic Day parade of 26th January. The Republic day parade sees the participation of thousands of people who come to display the country’s military and airforce might and also the various tableaus that represent each of the states of the country. The Presidential Palace or the Rashtrapati Bhavan is located on the western end of the Rajpath and this is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent building structures in Delhi and the place has around 340 ornately decorated rooms that is a must visit place for all the tourists and guests who come here to click their selfies. Another prominent place of interest is that of the Rashtrapati Bhavan museum at Delhi on this Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and this museum illustrates various facets about the past presidents of the country and also on this Golden Triangle tour you should take the opportunity to explore the nearby Mughal gardens that is a place the displays some of the very fine paintings that surround the Presidential palace. Another place of interest at Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is that of the Gandhi Smriti or the Mahatma Gandhi memorial that is a testament of the legacy of the great leader of India’s freedom movement Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi smriti is a museum housed in the property where he was assassinated in 1968.
The various highlight at the Gandhi Smriti include display and memorabilia that relate to the life and death of the great leader and the eternal Gandhi museum is the place where the history reveals the various achievements of the great leader. Once you visit the place, you can have the chance and opportunity to walk across the same garden where once Gandhiji had stayed and spent much of his time. The Raj Ghat memorial is just a few minutes walk from this place and this is the site where Gandhiji was cremated.
Another prominent place of interest at Delhi is the Indira Gandhi memorial museum that is the former residence of Indira Gandhi (daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru). The Indira Gandhi memorial museum at Delhi on your Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is the place that highlights various photos that document the life and time of the prime minister of the country and various new clippings and letters including the saree that she had worn during the time of her assassination. The place has an enclosed garden that is having various trees and flowering plants and also the pathway here is a memorial place where the place is clearly marked where the great lady prime minister was assassinated. The National museum at Delhi is another very interesting spot to visit and this is one of the largest museums in India. The major highlights of this museum are various archaeological things like terra cotta toys, images and pots, jewellery, bronze instruments, sculptures, tribal masks, swords, murals, etc. The most significant gallery here is that of the Central Asian exhibit that has silk beavers, wall paintings, sculptures and video and audio guides are present here as well.