Golden Triangle Tour – A Preferred Way to Explore Heritage of North India

Northern India is full of tourist delights. There are many cultural and heritage sites in this region at different destinations which attract tourists from all over India and abroad. One of the most preferred ways to explore heritage of northern India is none other than golden triangle tour. Consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur golden triangle is a fascinated travel circuit for cultural journey in India. It provides tourists ample opportunities for cultural and heritage tourism and never let them disappointed. On this cultural journey tourists have a wonderful opportunity to see some of the best monuments of India including seven UNESCO world heritage sites.

Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb are world heritage sites in Delhi, the capital city of India, that attract tourists from different parts of the world. Red Fort was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after shifting his capital from Agra to Delhi. There are many interesting sites and architecturally beautiful structures inside the fort complex which fascinate tourists. Qutub Minar is the longest brick minaret in the world and one of the most sought after tourist attractions in India. Humayun’s Tomb was the first garden tomb of India. It was construed by Hamida Begum (the widow of mughal emperor Humayun). It inspired the construction of the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra.

India Gate (a war memorial structure), Old Fort (monument of national importance), National Museum, President House, Sansad Bhawan (the parliament of India), Lotus Temple, Birla Temple, Akshardham Temple (the largest Hindu temple in the world), Rajghat (the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi), Chandani Chowk, Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar, etc are other attractions that attract tourists.

The second destination to visit on golden triangle tour in India is Agra. It is an ancient and important city of India. It is worldwide famous as India’s one of most sought after tourist destinations. Taj Mahal (the Symbol of Love), Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are UNESCO world heritage sites and highlights of sightseeing tours in Agra. Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb (the Baby Taj or Little Taj Mahal), Sikandara Akbar’s Tomb, Dayal Bagh, etc are other attractions to see.

Jaipur, the third destination of golden triangle tours in India, is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It is fondly known as the Pink City of India and attracts a large gathering of tourists from all over the world. Jantar Mantar (world heritage site), City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Amber Fort are highlights of sightseeing tours in Jaipur, the Pink City.

By Suzana