Visiting India and not exploring the “Gloden Triangle” of the country, that is the cities Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, should be a crime in itself. And the only way to experience the spiritual opulence of such a culturally rich country is by diving into one of the most popular tourist circuits in the world, the Golden Triangle of India. Cruising through the fascinating historical and architectural marvels of the Golden Triangle will leave you awe-struck at each turn. So without any further ado, let’s check out which places you can’t afford to leave out while travelling through the Golden Triangle of India.
Delhi’s Arc-de-Triomphe or India gate Is a war memorial in the capital’s heart. Like an archway in the middle of crossroads, this monument is surrounded by landscaped gardens perfect for having a warm and enjoyable picnic or a late evening stroll.
This historic structure was built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the British army during WWI. It is one of the many war memorials built by the British, built by the order of the Imperial War Grave Commission, and is a significant part of history. Which is why it is frequented by people from home and abroad.
The once home to the Mughal royal family, Red fort, or Lal Qalʿah, has always been among the most popular and most visited historical sites in Old Delhi. This massive historical structure earned its famous name as the walls enveloping it is made of red sandstone.
Tourists from all over the world flock to this historical fort and visit the spectacular museums, with an enormous display of precious artefact collections housed within its premises. You can book a guided tour here to learn more about the history of the Mughal era.
Yet another significant part of the rich history of the Mughal Empire, the Qutb Minar is a victory tower which celebrates Muslim dominance after the fall of the last Hindu Ruler.
This five-story structure is among the tallest minarets in India and also one of the most frequented by tourists all year round. This historical site is definitely worth visiting if you are ever in the area, though countless people are still willing to travel hundreds of miles to get a glimpse of it every year.
Albert Hall Museum
Everyone is curious and interested in learning about History or any interesting facts. This is why if you are ever in Jaipur, you should try to visit the Albert Hall Museum, the oldest Museum in Rajasthan. The Museum is packed with an extensive collection of art and historically significant artefacts.
Be it the Egyptian Mummy or the antique coins from different periods in India’s history or the collection of exquisite miniature paintings, or costumes worn by people of different castes during the 18th century, this museum has it all and more. The multicoloured lights that bring life to the exhibition at night make it the perfect time to visit the Museum.
Visiting The City Palace is one of the most anticipated adventures awaiting in Jaipur. Standing Firm in the heart of the Old City of Jaipur for nearly three centuries, this home of the royal family of Rajasthan, currently also houses an impressive collection of paintings, Photographs and curios from Jaipur’s golden age.
If you think the palace’s exteriors are extravagant, wait till your jaw drops after seeing the enchanting interiors. You can have the perfect view of the Lake palace and the entire city of Jaipur from this display of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Only the ground floor of the seven stories is included in the price of admission, and for upstairs, you will need to book a private tour. It may take more than an entire day to explore the whole palace, But it is totally worth it.
Hawa Mahal is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to admire its unique architecture and learn about its fascinating history. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Usta. The palace is also known as the Palace of Winds or the Wind Palace, as it was intended to allow the royal women to observe everyday life and festivals taking place on the streets below, without being seen themselves.
the palace is a five-story structure made of pink sandstone and is shaped like a honeycomb with 953 small windows, or jharokhas, that are decorated with intricate latticework. The windows are designed to create a natural ventilation system that allows cool air to circulate throughout the palace, making it comfortable even during hot summers. The palace also features a beautiful courtyard, with fountains and gardens, and a museum that showcases the history of the palace and the city of Jaipur.
Apart from the Taj Mahal, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that keeps attracting tourist attention is the centuries-old red sandstone fortress, Agra Fort. Want to experience exploring a city within a city? Then don’t miss out on visiting this place.
Witness the beautiful blend of stunning Hindu-inspired features with Central Asian architectural elements in the massive Jahangir Mahal, undoubtedly the most beautiful building at Agra Fort. other impressive structures like Anguri Bagh, Khas Mahal, Musamman Burj, and Diwan-i-Khas are also praised and often visited by tourists.
The Small City of Fatehpur Sikri may not be as popular as other attractions of Agra among tourists, which makes it the perfect location for an aesthetic photoshoot. The intricate details on the city walls that confine the palace from three sides atop a rocky ridge are simply awe-inducing. The once capital of the Mughal Empire was deserted not too long after it was built, which is why the remains of this city are still well-preserved.
Tourists can check out Jama Masjid, a mosque and one of the first completed buildings, the three palaces for each of Akbar’s wives, and countless religious-inspired architectural styles honouring the individual spiritualities of women as they enter the city. Visit the Archaeological Museum, near the Diwan-i-Am main gate to explore the four galleries within it housing countless Mughal-era artefacts.
The Taj Mahal
If it is your first trip to India then it won’t be complete without paying respects to the most recognised symbol of love in the world, The Taj Mahal. This ivory-white marble mausoleum was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Millions of people travel to the gates of this magnificent architectural marvel located in the Golden Triangle of India every year to pay their respects and admire the sheer magnitude and details of intricate craftsmanship. Many of them have even made this their destination for the perfect proposal to their significant other. The backbreaking work of over 20,000 workers for almost 22 years is evident in every brick of the establishment.
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