Wednesday, 6 March 2013


What should people do if they desire to travel and see north Indian cultural legacy, T20 style rather than the Test series way? Simple! Book tickets for the Golden Triangle Tour. The Golden Triangle trip is a travel itinerary that will take you around the three cities that have witnessed the peak of India’s golden past – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Situated at an easy distance of less than300kms from each other, these cities give every visitor a glimpse of three very important ruling dynasties that India has witnessed – Mughal, Rajput and British. Each city is dotted with numerous grand monuments that bear testimony to the building prowess of the mighty rulers that controlled them.

Delhi happens to particularly gifted as it saw the reign of all the three authorities (and even more). Then came the Mughals who left no stone unturned in order to showcase their advanced architectural techniques with the Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb complex and Jama Masjid being sterling examples of it. In 1911 the decision to shift the British capital from Calcutta to Delhi was taken and with it commenced the construction of a ‘new’ Delhi which comprises of the Raisina Hill complex, Connaught Place, India Gate and some buildings in the Delhi University area.

Agra was, prior to Delhi, the capital city of the Mughals and it was Akbar who took upon himself the task of building massive palaces for him and his family, Fatehpur Sikri being the best example. Of course, there is the iconic Taj Mahal and Red fort, which are must visit for any tourist.

The third city in question is the remarkably well planned metropolis of Jaipur. It was the result of meticulous planning and organization that created a city so far ahead of its times, it surpassed every other medieval township in existence. Hawa Mahal and Chandra Mahal are two exquisitely decorated palaces within the Palace.

At a distance from Jaipur are the forts of Amber (the previous capital), Nahargarh and Jaigarh. The beautiful lake palace called Jal Mahal is also another notable monument. The Jantar Mantar.-It was used for calculation of time, eclipses and the movement of heavenly bodies.

To sum up one can say that the Golden Triangle Tour will ensure that you get a glimpse of the pinnacles of Indian history and culture. It will entail an adventure packed trip of three outstanding cities that served as capitals of various rulers and embody their essence in every monument that we see today.

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