Things golden tend to affect the visual sensory with imaginative attachments complex and attractive. India golden triangle tours (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) form a triangular axis of ancient monuments reaching back to a golden era of Indian history to teach and remind of an era so treasured for its particular contribution to the shaping of the current status of a nations cultural heritage and pride. It encompasses a time of the great reigns of Mughal’s and ancient traditions of kingdoms with diverse cultural contrasts. With architectural marvels and antiquity still impacting the course of destiny, it sets an odyssey into the future and it’s as yet unexplored potential.
As the new capital of the independent republic of India and start of the India golden triangle tour sojourn, it exudes a cosmopolitan air of transformation and difference from the Old Delhi Mughal architectural legacy. New Delhi the capital city of the Indian republic with a touch of British and Indian architecture values interwoven was designed by British architects Lutyens Edwin and Herbert Baker officially inaugurated in 1931. The capital is still reminiscent with its tourist attractions of both the Old Mughal era architectural legacy and New Capital City attractions like the Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tombs, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Jantar Mantar, and whole lot more range of tourist attractions that dot the skyline of India’s capital.
Being formerly the seat of Mughal power and Mughal Capital, Agra, the second stop on the golden triangle tour is the location of Taj Mahal, listed among the seven wonders of the world. With its grand symbolic appeal of perfection (Taj Mahal) is an enduring architecture and symbol of commitment to ones beloved. The Taj Mahal was built by a Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is also home to Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri which are world heritage monuments.
Jaipur translated as place of victory in local Hindi language has some enduring legacy of the Maharajah rule and the desert sands as its character appeal. As the land of the Maharajahs the architectural legacy has held till today. With attractions like the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, Albert Hall and Birla Mandir. The city retains its character even as an emerging global character dots the skyline. It’s also known as the pink city with a variety brocaded entry points (high domed & decorative gates) into the old city bazaars and shopping areas. Jaipur was built by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh between the 17th -18th century.