India is known all over the world for its rich and varied culture and heritage. And there are no better places than the cities of New Delhi, Agra & Jaipur which are also known as India’s Golden Triangle, to experience India.
The Golden Triangle
The national capital territory of Delhi is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis Ranges in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is considered one of the most historic capitals in the world, and two of its monuments — the Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb — have been declared World Heritage Sites. Exploring Delhi is both rewarding and fascinating. The most visited places in Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, as well as Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana — modern structures constructed after India’s Independence in 1947. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which have brought India through the history books. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi (then called Indraprastha) around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities. As a commercial hub, Delhi has many shopping areas to offer its tourists. Visit the upscale avenues of Connaught Place, or go to Delhi Haat for handicraft goods. Don’t forget to stop at Janpath Market for a variety of inexpensive traditional and souvenir items to bring home to your friends and relations.
Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It finds mention in the epic Mahabharata when it was called Agrabana, or Paradise. Tradition and legend ascribe the present city of Raja Badal Singh (around 1475) whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort. However, the 12th century Persian poet Salman writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by one King Jaipal, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. It was ruled by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Jaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in India. In 1876, Jaipur dressed itself in pink to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, and thus the nickname “Pink City” is still attributed to it. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the desert state in India, which is famous for its majestic forts, opulent havelis, beautiful lakes and sand dunes. It is also home to gold and silver jewellery made in the “Kundan” and “Meenakari” traditions, which are now world famous. The city also has an excellent infrastructure to support the tourism. Jaipur has some of India’s best hotels, which compliment the scenery and architectural beauty of the Pink City.It is fast turning out to be a blend of traditional and modern society with industrial development, setting up of higher education institutes and rise in MNC culture. Jaipur is a perfect place to enjoy all modern benefits of a growing city as well as enjoy that unique peace of an old establishment.
World Tours & Travels offers you the chance to visit India’s own Golden Triangle – Cities of New Delhi, Jaipur & Agra at two irresistible prices of only Rs. 6999* and Rs.9999*. Package cost includes hotel stay in a 2 star and 3 star property respectively and travel in a Non Air-Conditioned car. Air-Conditioned Car can be arranged at an extra cost on request.
* Rates are ex-New Delhi
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