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India the land of saga’s, valour and rich multi cultural heritage. What attracts tourist to this land differs from person to person. Some come here to attain peace of mind, as we are a land of Yog, some come to explore the plethora of cultures while some simply travel around and gain experience of a civilization 5000 years. All said and done India has been simply enchanting years on years. While one would take at least a few months to travel around the country, which is not possible for every traveller, For those running short of time, I would suggest that one can undertake the famous Golden Triangle Tour of India. The route of Golden is designed in such a manner that it helps one to take a glimpse of the multicultural heritage.
The tour starts from Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. If you look at this on the map of India its form’s a triangle, this is where it attains the name from.
Delhi (The capital of india)
To begins with Delhi, capital of country and has seen the rise & fall of various empires from Mughuls to the ghazi’s to the Maratha’s. Today being the capital of the country it houses the Parliament various embassey’s the Prime Minister’s home etc. Apart from this one can travel around to see Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India gate, Humayun’s Tomb. In Delhi one can savour various chaat’s (Local Street Food) the Paratha’s (Parathe walli Galli being famous). Also one can shop to their hearts contentment in Chandani Chowk.
Akshardham Temple: Akshardham means the divine abode of the God’s. Spiritual messages and intricately carvings are a treat to the eye. The temple houses Bhgwan Swaminarayan. There is a light show which is conducted post sunset is s must watch for the tourist. The entire spread covers the area 240,000 m² which makes it the 3rd Largest Hindu Temple in the world. Around 8,000 volunteers around the world have participated in this. The temple has open garden’s, water bodies, and well stepped courtyard.
Lotus Temple: Its attains the name because of its shape like of Lotus flower. It is composed of 27 free standing marble clad petals which are arranged in the cluster of three to form nine sides. At any given point in time it can house 2,500 people. It is open for people of all religion and faith. It is principally Bahai House of worship.
Jama Masjid: It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656 at a cost of one million rupees. It is one of the largest mosques in India. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25, 000 people.
Red Fort: It is a Historic Fort, It was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is famous Huge walls Red sandstone It is an Unesco world heritage site.
India Gate: This structure was built as a memorial to the 70,000 soldiers of the British Army who laid their lives in the first world war. It also has the Amar Jawan Jyoti, a flame which burns in the memory of those who have laid their lives. Since 1971 served as India's tomb of the unknown soldier, it is also a famous place for all Civil Protest
Humayun’s Tomb: It is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was built on the orders of the emperor’s first wife and consort Bega Begum. It is an part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
A visit to Delhi cannot be completed without your visit to Chandani chowk. Its a famous destination of shopping right from clothes to knickknacks to electric to utensil’s, This place houses it all, The tiny lanes are always over crowded due to the bulk avaibility of the all the stuff at throw away prices. If one gets the time to raise their head up above the shopping stalls one would get an idea that this place once have housed the traditional houses which are now covered under the exquisite shopping stuff’s . Be careful, with the amount of cash you carry as pick pocketing is very common. Also the traders over here don’t accept cards which compels one to carry cash. This is where the famous parathewaali galli lies, however one can eat here only if you are used to eating street food otherwise on the exterios doesn’t seem a great place to eat. (I skipped it).
After enjoying Delhi’s hospitality your next destination would be Agra famously known for one of the Seven Wonders of the World The Taj Mahal. It is this monument which attracts tourist world over. It is an Ivory White Marble mausoleumon the South bank of the river Yamuna. It was built as per the instructions of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. This magnificent monument holds the eye of the tourist for the first few minutes, I will assure that you will stand still mesmerized by the beauty. It covers the area of 17 hectares which also has lovely gardens. The upper cenotaph are only for illustration purpose the real tombs are laid beneath the illusionary tombs. The beauty of Taj Mahal is worth the watch in moonlight.
After soaking in the beauty of Taj Mahal one heads to Jaipur in Rajasthan which is a land of saga’s timesless beauty rich heritage. Welcome to the Pink city Jaipur which is also the capital of Rajasthan. It is the World Heritage Site. The best time to visit the city is from November to February. There are statues depicting Rajasthani culture around the city. Jaipur city palace is an exquisite combination of art intricate detailing and bright colours which would keep one engaged for hours together. It is also a shoppers deligyt for those interested in traditional art crafts include bandhani, block printing, stone carving and sculpture, tarkashi, zari, gota-patti, kinari and zardozi, silver jewellery, gems, kundan, meenakari and jewellery, Lakh ki Chudiya, miniature paintings, blue pottery, ivory carving, shellac work and leather ware. One can savour the multi cuisine of Daal Bhatti, Missi roti, Gatte ki sabzi Ker Sangri and Laal Maas. The famous sweets are Ghevar, Feeni, Mawa Kachori, Gajak, Methi thuli, Chauguni Ke laddu, Moong Thaal.
All in all Jaipur is an ancient royal heritage and ultra-modern life method, Jaipur displays a cool presentation of urban lifestyle.
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