The golden triangle circuit covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is one of the famous corridors for the tourists of both India and abroad. The golden triangle tour offers you to see historic monuments one of the Seven Wonders of the World and tombs. Reaching one city to other in the golden triangle circuit takes 200-250 km to reach it. The golden triangle circuit displays the purity of Indians and their culture to the world, there are some iconic places where it is a must-see to make your trip complete. Therefore, today, we will explore the iconic places of the Golden Triangle circuit.
This monument needs no introduction! Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, no trip to India is complete without visiting this iconic place. Built by the late emperor Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaz mahal The Tajmahal is built using marbles and other materials that are imported from abroad. Just as Paris is considered as the city of love, the same is for Tajmahal, which is a monument of love and memory that shows that true love never dies.
Entry fee: Indians = 50 INR
Foreigners: 1100 INR
Built by the people’s emperor Akbar, the Fatehpur Sikri is a nice example of how a planned city under the Mughal Empire looks like in terms of planning and architecture. Nicknamed as “City of Victory” by Emperor Akbar who defeated the Gujarat rulers in the battle. Unfortunately, this planned city has been ruled for only 14 hours and after that, it has been lost and abandoned by the Akbar due to unknown reasons. Being a ghost town for a few centuries, the city was later reopened and developed to promote tourism.
Entry Fee: 20 INR for Indians
550 INR for the foreigners.
Won the Guinness book of world records for being the largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the world, this mammoth temple was opened in 2005 displaying the 10000 years of India’s rich cultural and heritage. The temple houses 20k statues of divine figures in the temple. Another interesting place to visit in Akshadaram temple is the lotus garden, which was, designed in such a way that you can see the Lotus like structure from above. There are 10 gates in this temple, which represents 10 directions according to the Vedic Literature.
Entry fee: 170 INR for adults
Children: 100 INR
This beautiful lotus looking temple in Delhi has garnered critical acclaim from the world for its architectural masterpiece. Opened in 1986, the lotus temple welcomes its visitors of all religious faith. Designed by the Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, the lotus temple is built to look like a half-open lotus.
This temple doesn’t have any idol or statue to worship inside the temple. Due to the complicated design of the temple, it took 10000 + different sizes of marbles to build this temple. The lotus temple is one of the seven centres in the world that follows the Bahai religion of worship.
Entry Fee: Nil
This beautiful looking royal palace was built in 1729-32 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2, who moved his court from Amber to Jaipur. This palace is built with Rajput, Mughal and European style. The part of the city palace houses the museum and the other half is the residence of the descendants of the former rulers of Jaipur.
The city palace houses eight mahals inside the complex. They are:
- Chandra mahal
- Mubarak mahal
- Pritam Nivas chowk
- Diwan – I- Aam
- Baggi Khana
- Maharani Palace
- Govinddevji temple.
Entry fee: 130 INR for Indians
500 INR for the foreigners.
Located adjacent to the city palace, The Hawa Mahal is also known as the “Palace of winds” the exterior of Hawa mahal, which has a 5 storey building that looks like a honeycomb. It is said that the Hawa Mahal is filled with 950+ small windows used for ventilation. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Ustad. Another interesting fact about Hawa Mahal is built so that the royal women can see their everyday street life through the small windows.
Entry fee: 50 INR for Indians
200 INR for foreigners
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