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The Golden Triangle Tour – Popular Travel Destinations of India

The Golden Triangle is one of the most popular and favorite travel circuits of India. It covers four historic capital cities of northern India – Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur. It is one of the most pleasurable tour options available in northern India for the first time traveller to India as well as the seasoned traveller.

The art, architecture, and Indian history available in these cities are stunning. From the Old Delhi monuments built by Shah Jahan, the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandi Chowk bazaar to Emperor Humayun’s Tomb and Akbar’s administrator Rahim’s Tomb, to the amazing Qutab Minar and Gupta era bronze masterpiece pillar, Delhi has something magical for everyone. Agra has the mesmerizing and famous building of love, The Taj Mahal, with its precious pietra-dura gemstone inlay in fine marble and slanted minarets.

Agra also has its own Red Fort and nearby Sikanderabad where Emperor Akbar’s tomb is built. Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the late-16th Century and was commissioned to be built by Emperor Akbar as it was in Fatehpur where he was first told he would have a son, which he did, and this son became Emperor Jahangir. Fatehpur Sikri’s amazing and aesthetic architecture is an amalgamation of Rajput Hindu, Jain, European and Islamic architecture. Fused together architecturally into a balance of beauty.

The stunning Buland Darwaza, fine jali lattice carved screens and the famous Palace of Jodha Bhai, Akbar’s Hindu Queen, make Fatehpur Sikri unforgettable. Jaipur, the pink city, the capital of both the erstwhile Jaipur State as well as the present capital of Rajasthan was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the mid 18th Century, Jaipur is filled with little palaces such as the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, as well as the larger City Palace of Jaipur which houses part of the Royal family’s art collection. Just outside Jaipur is the late-medieval capital city of Amber, with its amazing Hindu architecture set among high hills and lakes with gardens, and mirrored rooms. You can even ride an elephant to the top of the fort palace as the royals did.

The Golden Triangle also has a world heritage jungle, the UNESCO World Heritage Keoladeo National Park, where en route between cities you may stop and go on safari to see a large variety of rare flora and fauna. The Golden Triangle has options for luxury travel as well as for mid-range budget travel without sacrificing on quality and comfort luxury holiday. It presents tourists great Indian history, culture, tradition and glorious past.

To go further afield past the Golden Triangle then the Courtly Capital of Rajasthan, the Sun City, Jodhpur, is the next preferred destination for the discerning traveller because of its Majestic Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and a culture of art patronage. The fascinating city of Jaisalmer, the golden city, which is carved in golden sandstone and houses a population being one of only two still living Royal forts of India is a must see for its amazing beauty rising from the desert floor.

Great wildlife is found also on private reserves as well as on erstwhile royal and aristocratic lands throughout fascinating Rajasthan. Unique Leopard and Tiger safaris are possible and even a private safari by foot into deep jungles filled free flowing rivers and waterfalls with mesmerizing animal and bird species can be arranged.

The golden triangle starts from New Delhi, the present capital city of India and may proceed first to Agra and then to Jaipur and back to New Delhi or from New Delhi to Jaipur on to Agra and back to New Delhi, either way is perfect. Agrais located on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh is one of the most visited tourist places in country. It is globally famous for its magnificent mughal buildings like Taj Mahal (one of Seven Wonders of India), Itmad-Ud-Daullah (the Little Taj Mahal), Fatehpur Sikri and Buland Darwaza. Dayal Bagh, Rambagh, Chini Ka Rauza and Colourful Bazaars are other attractions of Agra city tours. Agra is the star attraction of Golden Triangle travel in India. From Agra you will depart for Bharatpur and after a night stay you will visit famous wildlife safari in the UNESCO World Heritage Keoladeo National Park.

Indeed, The Golden Triangle Tour as well as the cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer is a must for the world traveller at least once in a lifetime.

Today you can easily look for travel information through the World Wide Web. Most of the tour operators have taken their business on the internet portal in view of the ease it provides to their clients and guests. From the initial planning of a tour to its final preparations, including specialized tailor-made choices, Rajasthan, The Golden Triangle and Delhi have much to is a leading name in tailor-made and special tour offers for The Golden Triangle India tour and its packages.