None other than this route can reveal all the colors of India. The tour of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur is called Golden Triangle Tour. The road from Delhi to Agra and then Jaipur forms a triangle, and hence it is called Golden Triangle. All the three cities embrace the rich culture and imperial history of the country. These three cities are great tourist destinations and were the center of Great powers. It is like the show of Mughal and Rajputana culture in one row.
Places to see in Delhi
Delhi, the capital city, is the hub of trade, arts, and politics since long. Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate are examples of different architectures. Chandni Chowk, the oldest market is the heart of the city. This perfect shopping stop is located with the biggest food market in North India. A paradise for foodies, Old Delhi, is the center of different delicacies and flavors. Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat, and Gandhi Smriti are icons of architecture and design.
You can also check Santram Holidays Delhi local sightseeing tour by Car which include trip to all the famous monuments of Delhi in a AC Car with driver. The cost of this sightseeing package is $30 and best time to plan this tour is from the months of August to March.
Places to see in Agra
Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is located in Agra. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, Mehtabh Bagh, Agra Fort and Musamann Burj are the center of attractions of this city. The tomb of the great ruler Akbar is also located in Agra. The holy river the Yamuna also flows through the city.
Places to see in Jaipur
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan which was formerly governed by Royal families. City Palace, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal are former Royal Palaces. These Forts are known for their Architecture and royalty. Nahargarh Fort is famous for its scenic beauty. Jaigarh Fort and Birla Mandir are fortified museums.
You can also hire a 16 seater tempo travellers in Delhi to visit Agra and Jaipur. A tour of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra is also mentioned as Golden triangle tour. As per me, it will take one week to explore the whole Golden triangle.
Places between Agra and Delhi:
1. Mathura and Vrindavan Temples
Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna and Vrindavan is the place where Krishna spent his childhood. The place is quite famous among tourists. Prem Mandir, Vrindavan Chandrodya Mandir, Pagal Baba Mandir, Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Rani Temple and Rang Mahal are famous temples of the two cities. Both the cities are around 56km away from Agra. This holy land is immersed in the divine presence.
2. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
The reserve park for finest park and fauna is also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. There is also a temple of Lorf Shiva in the center of this dense forest. Surprisingly, this forest was created by a Maharaja. It was designed to save Bharatpur from regular floods. Migratory birds are the major attraction of this place. The tropical trees intermixed dry grasslands, and aquatic vegetation makes this warm place beautiful.
3. Chand Baori, Abhaneri
The place is a famous stepwell located in Abhaneri formerly known as Abha Nagri. The most beautiful and oldest landmark of Rajasthan was built in between 800 to 900 AD by King Chanda of Chauhan Dynasty. The place consists 13 stories and 3500 stairs. The place is around 30 m deep.
4. Bhangarh Fort
The famous haunted place was built in 17th century By Raja Man Singh for his Madhav Singh, his younger brother. The Fort is located in the Aravali range. The ruins of this Fort still exist, and no one is allowed to stay at the place after evening. One can find temples, Havelis, and palace in the ruins of the fort.
5. Sariska National Park
Located in Aravali hills, this grassland covers more than 800 sq km. There are deciduous forests, sheer cliffs, rocky paths and camel safari. This National Park is the house to leopard, nilgai, hyena, golden-backed woodpeckers, eagles, and serpents. Sariska National Park is famous for Tigers.
About the author: This post is written by Pratap Singh from Santram Holidays, which is a New Delhi based sightseeing tour agency offering holidays packages, car rental, tempo travellers and sightseeing tours from Delhi to popular tourist cities in Rajasthan and other cities like Agra, etc.