Decide your favourite colour and pick a city to
match, Rajasthan's kaleidoscope of colours covers all.
Bastions of history, bristling with memories,
these splendid treasures stand battling the vageries of time.
The City Palace, Jaipur
Wind Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The desert sands shimmer and pulsate with an
energy and a spirit of festivity permeates the air, every season
provides many reasons to celebrate.
Ride a camel over the dunes or horses through
the hillside, speed ahead in a jeep and camp under open skies.
A delicate ecosystem, part desert part marshy
lands and even a small section of lush water filled valleys, sports a
wildlife rich in variety.
Whichever Budget Hotel you choose you will
always experience a traditional hospitality that you may never want to
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Attractions » The Famous Golden
The Famous Golden Triangle
The historic cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur together form
North India's famous golden triangle. They provide travelers a glimpse
into India's majestic past and its splendid architectural treasures.
Together they represent and unravel the mystique that is India. The
elegant capital city Delhi, with its wide roads, stately gardens and tall
buildings stands on the site of seven historical cities built by the
visionary rulers over the centuries. Agra, the capital of the glorious
Mughal Emperors, harbours the incomparable Taj Mahal, the exquisite marble
monument that attarcts millions of visitors every year. Jaipur is the
enigmatic pink city of the Maharajas, the city of Pomp and splendour,
colour and festivity, of a rich and regal past that continues to this day.
Though the cities are very different in character their histories have
been interconnected bringing about a similarity in culture, tradition and
Under the grand Mughals , the three cities, Delhi , Jaipur and Agar were
linked through political alliances and cultural interchange. Architecture,
arts and crafts were influenced by the mingling of Hindu and Muslim
traditions and the result was a unique synthesis, which was reflected in
the literary life and performing arts of the cities. With the
establishment of the British Raj these three centres were absorbed within
the fold of the empire, and their colourful histories took a new turn into
the future. Located at motorable distance these cities are easily
accessible and a must see for every tourist.
Delhi has a fascinating historic, cultural and architectural heritage. It
has remained the imperial capital for over a 1000 years and has seen many
foreign conquerors and immigrants become a part of its rich cultural
tapestry. King after successive king added to its monuments and most of
these wonderful creations are either house of gods or houses of kings.
Start your tour with the Red Fort and witness the extensive use of marble,
pietra dura work, gilded pillars and delicate carvings on every possible
surface. The palaces within the forts are beautiful constructions of red
sandstone decorated with marble canopies and filigrees. The Jama Masjid,
is the largest mosque in India. Of huge proportions it is a serene
presence amidst the noisy - busy streets of Chandni Chowk. The Raj Ghat is
a huge draw for tourists and locals alike, it houses the memorial of
Mahatma Gandhi and is a steady reminder of the power of peace. Most
monuments in delhi are an ode to the almighty Mughals who centuries ago
tamed this harsh terrain and made it into their stronghold, but New Delhi
was built by and carries the stamp of the imperial British rulers, their
legacy to India. The India Gate is a 140 ft high 'Arch of Triump', built
to commemorate the soldiers killed in WWI and the North Western Frontier.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan (Viceroy's house) and the the Secretariat Buildings
reflect a classical Roman style of Architecture. Delhi is littered with
the most incredible monuments, the important ones on every visitors must
see list include, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Purana Quila (Old Fort),
Safdarjung's Tomb, Nizamuddin Dargha and Jantar Mantar.
If Delhi was the seat of power, Agra was the city where the Mughals
played out their loves and passions. It is a living image of their
refinement, their love of nature and their devotion to the aesthetic.
Among all that the Mughals left behind, the Taj Mahal remains their most
enduring legacy. Crafted to perfection it sits on the banks of river
Yamuna a short walk away from the mammoth Agra Fort. This red sandstone
fort is another beauty, added to by three Mughal emperors it is abundant
in palaces, moats, gardens, halls and even dundgeons. Neraby lies Akbar's
deserted city, Fatehpur Sikri. It is said that this city's design was
supervised by Akbar himself and seeing as how creative and playful the
layout is, it may just have been. This city is full of surprises, at every
turn is a charming garden, courtyards, domes, balconies, terraces,
gardends, elegant cupolas, tanks, pools and baths .
Jaipur is the land of pink and cream, of valour, passion and romance.
Ruled for centuries by the Rajput warrior kings, it has a colourful,
all-consuming culture that will ensnare you in its charm and have you wide
eyed with wonder the entire time you are there. Also called the 'Pink
City', most of its buildings are made of sandstone and painted over with
the traditional terecotta red.
The Amber Fort dominates its skyline and is an imposing structure,
stunningly situated on a hilltop and overlooking the Maota lake. It's
impenetrable walls and bastions portray the strength of its erstwhile
rulers. The City Palace, is very much a living monument as it still houses
the present royalty. Its architecture is a beautiful blend of Rajput and
Mughal styles of construction. The palace contains some of the most
beautiful period rooms, magnificent halls, giant courtyards and landscaped
gardens. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum and it
displays incomparable memorabilia belonging to the kings and queens. The
Hawa Mahal, with its lattices screen like facade is another major
attraction in this town and of course the Jantar Mantar or the kings
observatory is something you wouldn't want to miss.