Effortlessly combining tradition, deep-rooted culture, spirituality and elegance unlike anywhere else on the planet; India has an undeniable allure that has stood the test of time. Following the well-trodden track of the Golden Triangle is a fool-proof way of seeing the very best of India – from Delhi to Agra to Jaipur.
The Golden Triangle is a must when travelling to India and here is why we think so.
All that glitters is gold
The Golden Triangle is a famed tourist trail which visits the sprawling capital city of Delhi, the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the bustling bazaars and pink-hued buildings of Jaipur. Why the ‘Golden Triangle’? The name is derived from the geographical location of the cities, with the three destinations forming an imaginary three-tiered triangle.
There is another good reason why so many find themselves on this tourist path too – the roads and train-lines are well-established, easily accessible and showcase the most noteworthy monuments of this gorgeous country.
Diamonds of Delhi
Delhi is an exciting city – a true look into the real India. There is no denying this metropolis has high-energy, with its chaotic streets and bustling marketplaces… but that’s India! There are so many things to witness in this city, so take your time and just take it all in.
The streets of Delhi contain a delightful mix of culture, commerce, street food and street life. No matter the day, there is always something to see. For something a little more traditional, visit “Old Delhi”, the city of the Moghuls. Established in the 17th Century, Old Delhi has an ageless charm, with monuments such as the grand Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), the historic Red Fort, and the bustling Chandi Chowk Market.
Effortlessly combining tradition, deep-rooted culture, spirituality and elegance unlike anywhere else on the planet; India has an undeniable allure that has stood the test of time.
Agra is home to India’s most famed landmark – The Taj Mahal. The Taj is by far one of the most breathtaking sights to behold in India. On any visit, you simply must pay homage to this glittering monument.
Built for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, you can feel the romance and grandeur in the gleaming white marble of the building and the luscious gardens. Although touristy and popular, the beauty does not get lost in the hype.
Plus, there is more to see here than just the Taj. Agra itself is a vibrant little city on the banks of the Yamuna River. Take time to look for other historical gems such as jewelled tombs and traditional bazaars.
The Jewels of Jaipur
Rajasthan is known as the most colourful and eclectic state in India, and what better way to get acquainted with it than visiting its colourful capital – Jaipuir. The city is most famous for its hilltop marvel, the Amber Fort. A visit to the Amber Fort is nothing short of a visual treat and should definitely be on your hitlist.
Construction of the fort began way back in 1592; the mesmerising and delicate architecture of this building is astounding. The Amber Fort isn’t the only pretty palace in Jaipur, the City Palace is magnificent with its sprawling gardens and ageless architecture, while the pretty in pink Hawa Mahal ‘Palace of Winds’ will blow your mind.
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