The Golden Triangle
The most popular travel circuit of North India, Delhi-Agra-Jaipur offers a perfect blend of history, glory, and grandeur.
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The most popular travel circuit of North India, Delhi-Agra-Jaipur offers a perfect blend of history, glory and grandeur.
The political capital of India, Delhi, is an amazing destination for shopping, exploring different kinds of food and sight-seeing. From the famous colonial architecture of Connaught Place to by-lanes of Chandni Chowk and the lush green Lutyen’s Delhi exhibit a whole range of opportunity to discover something new at every nook.
Some interesting facts about Connaught Place!
- Named after the Duke of Connaught and son of Queen Victoria, Connaught Place is modeled after the colonnades of Cheltenham and Bath to alleviate homesickness of the british nationals in the country.
- The two-storey colonnaded structure was built in 1933 and acted as a gateway to Lutyens’ Delhi or Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone (LBZ).
- Apart from being a shopper’s paradise, Connaught Place houses many places of historical importance, such as Agrasen ki Baoli and Jantar Mantar.
Chandni Chowk – The bustling wholesale market here is an excellent place to shop, explore, eat and soak up life in New Delhi.Travel back in time with this walk through of the crowded yet amazing Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. As you stroll past lively bazaars and ancient shrines, your travel guide will share information on the rich history of this area. Visit the Jama Masjid, Red Fort and more. Taste delicious sweets at a 140-year-old renowned sweet shop “Jalebiwala” and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the largest spices market in Asia.
Traverse the by-lanes of the famous city of Agra and witness the Mughal architecture and cultural influence in all its glory. And not to miss, it is the house to the Monument of Love – Taj Mahal, also known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Agra, a city with a glorious past, is a well known destination on the Tourism Itinerary with various heritage monuments galore such as the magnificent “Taj”. This UNESCO heritage site is special because of its unmatchable beauty which makes it one of the seven wonders of the world.
Some interesting facts about Taj Mahal.
– Did you know that viewing the Taj Mahal at night is only available on five days in a month, including a full moon night and two nights before and after the full moon.
– The palace contains 120 rooms, a hall of mirrors or ‘sheesh mahal’ and the ‘savon bhadon’ pavilion, an elaborate fountain like structure that simulated the effect of rain.
– The main entrance is a seven-storied structure. The Taj Mahal always welcomes each of its visitors with an inscription, written in beautiful handwriting, on the great gate that reads “O Soul, thou art at rest.Return to the Lord at peace with him,and he at peace with you”. Arabic inscriptions in black marble lettering decorate the mausoleum and south gateway.The highly skilled Parchinkari work was developed by mughal artists,however it was taught by italian craftsmen.
– The calligraphy of the Taj Mahal mainly consists of the verses and passages from the holy book of Quran.
– The Taj Mahal is about five feet taller than ‘Qutub Minar’, 11th century monument located in new Delhi.
– Taj’s foundation is made of timber which is not supposed to be long lasting. The wood should weaken overtime and crumble owing to rot and ruin, but that did not happen because the wood is kept strong and moist by the Yamuna river.
Besides the royal splendour of Taj, be a witness to many other archaeological sites and take a dive into its rich history.
An example of the Rajputana grandeur, the city of Jaipur is a spectacle of architectural opulence with resplendent forts and palaces sprawling over the entire city.
You may run your thoughts thinking why Jaipur got the name “Pink city” but the answer is much simpler than you thought. The city was painted pink in the year 1876 by Maharaja Ram Singh in honour and to welcome Edward, the Prince of Wales. Since then,the city has been called as the Pink City.
Some interesting facts about Jaipur :
-Apart from The Walled City of Jaipur, there are two monuments that are a UNESCO world heritage site.ie.Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar.
-Jaipur is the first planned city of the country and was constructed in the time span of 4 years. The city has been planned as per Vastu Shastra (Vastu Shastra is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which translates to “science of architecture.” These texts describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry.
-Organizes the world’s largest free literary festival.
-One of the most iconic and photographed spots in the city, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and it was constructed in the late 18th century by the king for his queens.
All our itineraries are designed keeping you in mind. This is just a suggested itinerary which can be transformed into something completely bespoke to you.
Contact us to start planning your holiday.