The Golden Triangle tour of India is actually the golden tour of India where you explore the three most popular and beautiful cities of the country and they are Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These are the top Indian cities when it comes to beauty and high tourism rate. They are connected with each other and make for a triangle mark on the map and that is the reason the tour circuit is called to be triangle. While you are on this tour, here are some of the top World UNESCO Heritage sights that you will be exploring and also loving.
The Taj Mahal is the speciality of Agra and this one of the seven wonders of the world makes India so proud about it. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the love for this wife, Mumtaz Mahal after she died. Both the graves of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan are inside the monument. The monument is a great sign of love that stands tall and attracts tonnes of visitors almost daily. It is the epitome of grace and beauty and the intricate designs on each wall of the monument proves it.
Do not miss viewing the sunrise from the Taj Mahal.
The City Palace, Jaipur is one of the prettiest palaces that you will be witnessing in the Golden Triangle circuit. The City Palace is one of the top world UNESCO heritage sights and each corner of the palace is so incredibly beautiful. The various sections of the palace like the Diwan – e – aam, Diwan – e – khas, Maharani palace, Bagghi Khana, Chandra Mahal add on to the beauty of the palace.
Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is one of the very popular tourist and hangout place of the city. The tomb is famous for its geometrical inspired designs, symmetrical gardens, and the picturesque view from every corner. The Mughal Emperor Humayun built this tomb during his reign and it is one of the unique monuments of the country. It is built with white and red sandstones and the entire view of the tomb with the garden is splendid.
The grandeur Red Fort of Delhi was also built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan though he never got the opportunity to stay in it. The fort kept passing on from one generation to other when finally the British occupied it and ruined the most parts of it. You can explore the inner area and the museum of the Red Fort now and can also enjoy some evening music and light show that takes place daily.
Agra also has a fort built of red sandstone and is called as the Red Fort or the Agra Fort. The emperors of the Mughal dynasty used to live in this fort during their reign. Post Mughals, the Marathas occupied the fort and then finally the Britishers. The fort looks like a walled city and is huge. The walls of the fort look very sturdy and strong.
Qutub Minar is one of the most promising architectures or forts from the historic times. It was built to make Indians feel low about their dignity by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak. He made this gorgeous infrastructure to make the downfall of the Indian rulers and his win over India. The walls of the fort has things scribbled in Islam that made them feel good about their win. The Minar is extremely tall and has 5 storeys and each storey has a unique style of balcony.
One of the beautiful things that you would explore in Jaipur is the Amber Fort. The fort is a huge one and has palaces, courtyards, temples, and complexes. You can enter the fort with an elephant ride and that is something totally royal. It is an extremely huge fort and you would require enough time in exploring it completely. The Rajput architecture is just mesmerising. You can also go on a jeep safari over here.
The ever so iconic Hawa Mahal is the another top World UNESCO heritage sites that you got to visit in Jaipur. It is a red and pink coloured mahal which is very huge and totally gorgeous. There are numerous windows in the mahal and it is a totally airy monument and hence the name Hawa Mahal is given to it. So many windows were constructed so that the royal Rajput women could see the celebrations happening on the road without coming out of their house. It is incredibly pretty.
If you take a golden triangle tour, these are some of the top UNESCO world heritage sights that you would be exploring. All of these are bonafide beauties and they are totally worth exploring.