Golden Triangle India

Places you should not miss on your India’s Golden Triangle Trip

Golden Triangle a tourist circuit comprising of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is one of the most popular tours because of the breath taking monuments, forts and palaces, varied cultures and other local attractions. Here are few of the places that you should certainly not miss to explore art and culture of India :

 

Akshardham

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is the third largest Hindu temple by area. It is a spiritual-cultural campus dedicated to devotion, purity and peace. The temple boasts of immaculate architecture, beautiful gardens, vibrant devotional traditions and many cultural events. The temple also has a mesmerizing water and light show that weaves a beautiful story. It is a spiritual multimedia show with lasers, video projects, under water flames and surround sound systems. There are thematic gardens, exhibitions with cultural boat rides and a hall for prayers. The exhibitions create environments that take you to ancient India. They are artistically appealing, culturally moving and spiritually elevating.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple Delhi

Lotus Temple Delhi

Lotus temple is a house of worship built in a lotus shape and surrounded by water. The temple is open to people of all religions and class. 27 freestanding marble-clad petals are arranged in clusters of three to form the framework of the structure. There are nine doors opening into a grand hall that can seat more than 2500 people. The beautiful building has won several awards for architecture, making it one of the most visited places in Delhi. Inside the hall, the visitors are not supposed to talk; the complete silence gives you an opportunity to connect with peace and feel spiritual.

 

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Chandini Chowk is one of busiest markets in Old Delhi. Built in the 17th century under the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the market still has that old vibe to it. It is one of the best places to visit to feel the ancient times of Delhi. The busy alleyways, specific markets for spices, clothes, jewellery and amazing street food makes it an excellent place to visit. There are hundred-year-old shops that still have the same traditions. Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara are other tourist attractions near the bustling market.

 

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Agra

Taj Mahal Agra

Taj Mahal is one of the most famous architectural structures in the world. Located in Agra on the banks of Yamuna, Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his loving wife Mumtaz Mahal. The mausoleum is one of the best examples of Mughal architecture and is universally admired as an architectural marvel. The structure sits on acres of land with expansive gardens and channels of water. The structure has beautifully created design works with expensive stones and marbles. Four minarets frame the tomb, completing the look. Millions of people visit the structure, making it one of the most visited place in the world.

 

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

It is a historical fort in the city of Agra, which was the main residence of Mughal Emperors until 1638. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and sits across the Taj Mahal. The fort is more of a walled city with acres of land and numerous buildings inside it. The fort has four majestic gates built across the rule of Lodis and Mughals. It has had many modifications and upgrades throughout the years under different rulers. The fort was also a site of battle during The Revolt of 1857 during the British Rule. This fort holds a lot of historical significance.

 

Abhaneri

Abhaneri

Abhaneri

Abhaneri is a village near Bandikui District and is 95 km away from the city of Jaipur. It is most famous for its Chand Baori step well. The stepwell invented by villagers to harvest rainwater and use as a reservoir, is now a tourist attraction amidst the ruins of the village. It is one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. The flight of stairs are built in square patterns with the well lying at the bottom. The large courtyards all around the Baori offers great views of the well. There are closed houses with intricate design work and some of these houses date as far back as the 10th century.

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Galta Ji Temple, Jaipur

Galta Jai Mata Temple Jaipur

Galta Jai Temple Jaipur

Galtaji Temple is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site, surrounded by hills on all sides. It consists of many temples built into the crevices of the hills. There are many water tanks in this site and a natural spring emerging from the top of the hill fills up these tanks. Pilgrims bathe here in these sacred kunds and visit the temple atop the hill. There are seven kunds; the holiest being Galta Kund as it never gets dry. The site has pavilions with rounded roofs, painted walls and carved pillars. You get a magnificent view of the fortifications of Jaipur from the top of the temple.

 

Amber Fort

Amber Fort Jaipur

Amber Fort Jaipur

Amber (or Amer) Fort is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur standing high on top of the hill. The fort is built using red sandstone and marbles and is laid out on four levels with their own courtyards. There is a secret passageway to Jaigarh Fort from the Amber Fort. The royal family used it during the wars. Maota Lake, lying adjacent to the fort, is its major water source. The fort is a fine example of Indian architecture with many fresco paintings, murals, intricate design works and statues.

 

City Palace

City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Jaipur

It is palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and other buildings. The palace belongs to the royal family of Jaipur and several sections of it are open to the public. It has a vast array of courtyards, gardens and royal buildings throughout the complex. The complex has a mix of Indian and Mughal architecture because of its different occupants. The other prominent buildings inside the complex are Mukut Mahal, Maharani’s Palace and the City Palace Museum. Halls like Diwan-i-khas and Diwan-i-Am are enchanting chambers with colourful ceilings and beautiful artwork.

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