Exploring India’s Golden Triangle

13 November 2013

A land of bright colours, exotic flavours and spiritual discovery, India is a country filled to the brim with incredible experiences.  What better way to get a taste of this extraordinary place than with an adventure holiday to India’s Golden Triangle and explore the famous cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Delhi

One of the oldest cities in the world, this sprawling metropolis is full of contrasts.  From narrow bazaars crowded with rickshaws and animals to beautiful gardens, there’s an endless array of amazing sights to behold.  Start by exploring Old Delhi’s Red Fort.  With walls that stretch over 2km’s, it stands as a reminder of the Moghul emperors that once ruled India.   Located across from Chadni Chowk, Old Delhi’s main street, here you can shop for local fabrics, electronics and jewelry.  Next, visit the exquisite Humayan’s Tomb in New Delhi.  The inspiration for the Taj Mahal, it is set amongst beautiful gardens offering travellers a moment of peace from the hectic streets.  Or, check out the exquisite white marble of the Lotus Temple.

Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal, India

Agra

Perched on the banks of the winding Yamuna river, the medieval city of Agra is home to India’s most sought after attraction – the Taj Mahal.  Built in memory of Mughul emperor’s Shah Jahan’s wife, its perfect blend of Muslim art and local craftsmanship make it a universally admired architectural masterpiece.    Explore the sixteen palaces of Agra Fort with its breathtaking views of the Taj or trek up to the Fatehpur Sikri, where millions of tourists visit each year in hopes their prayers will be answered.

 Jaipur

The final corner of the Golden Triangle, Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is filled with stunning places to go and things to so.  Start by checking out the famous Galta Ji Temple.  Known around the world as the monkey temple, it is one of the most interesting places in the city – but be wary of the monkeys.  Then, head to the Old City and explore the sprawling Palace complex.  Complete with an exquisite art collection and interesting artifacts, it is no wonder the royal family still resides here.   Before departing, enjoy the beautiful view from Nahargarh Fort and watch the sunset away from the crowds.