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Inspiring Heritage- The Taj Mahal
India with its multitudinous heritage and traditions is very famous amongst the whole world. The unique mixture of social groups, different languages, ultimate climate and the cultural practices altogether makes it a majestic place with remarkable destinations, monuments and architecture. In India one of the most impressive art works can be seen from the Mughal periods that are mesmerizing.
People, all over the world travel to India every year to feel the beauty of the place. There are a number of tour and travel operators that offer valuable packages to the tourist with an ease of the journey and sightseeing. One of the experience travel operators in this field is the Golden Triangle Tour packages that offer exciting packages and covers the entire country with a proper network chain.
So, if you are planning for Holidays in North India and still confused where to go, then leave all your worries and confusions apart and pack your stuff, visit Agra, the place of love.
Agra which is famous for its beautiful monument, The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan years back. The building itself is a true story depicting love everywhere. Created for love with love, this building is a true symbol of art and beauty. It is also known as one amongst the Seven Wonders of the World.The majestic of The Taj Mahal can’t be illustrated through images but staying close and visiting the place personally will give a feeling that is really exotic.
What makes the place more impressive?
The sheer amount of work involved in building the structure makes it the most impressive one. It looks like some heavenly god has raised the structure with the help of white pearl bricks and the overall built give complex even to the moon at night. The inlaid semiprecious stone and the carvings give it an enchanting space for love. The lush green garden and the reflection in the water pool show something a replica of Taj Mahal which no one has seen before.
How to reach-
Agra which is situated in Uttar Pradesh in India is easily approachable by road, rail and by air (limited flights). To get the exciting deals and offers one can approach for the Taj Mahal tours, which are affordable if you contact a renowned travel company.
When to visit-
The place can be visited in any month round the year. The beauty of the monument applauds more during the rainy season and especially at night when the moon rays falls on the dome making it shine like white pearls. While visiting the beauty, please avoid Fridays as it is closed for the visitors.
Gazing the beauty of the monument during the transformable conditions and matching with the moods of the day like- rosy coral glow during the bright sun and the charismatic moonlight makes it look like a fantasy world. Love, romance and tenderness can be cherished everywhere in the place. Exploring the place to see the world famous building is a dream comes true.
Apart from these exotic packages for exploring India one can even opt for the Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour package where every famous place and monuments are covered in all the three locations. Through these packages one can extract out the most of the places experienced and make them a remarkable one.
Golden Triangle India Tours
Anyone planning to visit India must take a trip to one of the most enchanting tourist circuits of the country – The Golden Triangle. The circuit consists of three remarkably popular destinations of India, Delhi, the nation’s capital; Agra, home to the magnificent Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, the land of Rajputs. Since this well-travelled route forms a triangular shape when connected to the map of India, it is therefore named the Golden Triangle Tour. More often than not tourists kick start their journey from Delhi, flying down to Agra to behold the incredible sight of the famous Taj Mahal, which is then followed by a trip to the pink city Jaipur.
Packed with unforgettable sights, you will get to discover a land full of contrasts with this incredible India tour. How? Let’s explore that!
Delhi which is an eclectic amalgamation of the old and new – from the antiquated lanes of Chandni Chowk and imperial pillars of Connaught Place to the modern architecture of South Extension malls, the capital city has it all to impress, amaze and inspire its visitors. In addition to these, the places like Red Fort, India Gate, Jantar-Mantar, Kutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, etc. are worth visiting in Delhi. Even though the city has been reincarnated, one will find that the place has still clung on to its rich historical past. It can be easily evinced from the heritage buildings and British colonial architecture of the place.
Secondly, the medieval city Agra situated on the banks of the river Yamuna is renowned worldwide as it houses the Seventh Wonder of the World – the Taj Mahal whose beauty is unparalleled and which receives millions of visitors every year. Besides this, there are other legacies of the grand Mughal Empire namely Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri proudly associated with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other notable places of interest dotting the city, include the Diwan-e-Khas, the Diwan-e-Aam, Salim Chisti’s Tomb, Jama Masjid and the Queens’ palaces.
Last, but not the least is the most picturesque city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Established in the year 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the city has earned the epithet, ‘Pink City’. The reason why the city holds special relevance for the people of India is that it is not only the first planned city, but is the royal throne of the country. Its City Palace, brilliantly laid out parks and gardens as well as monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort will make your journey truly memorable. Not to forget, the hustle and bustle of its colorful bazaars, multi-hued costumes and the museums showcasing an outstanding collection of artifacts carry a timeless appeal. Amidst all this, the majestic camel ride and the arid hill bordering the city too leave an indelible impression on the minds of the tourists.
The Golden Triangle India Tours usually lasts for five to six days or maximum for a week to enjoy this compact tour that begins and ends in Delhi itself as the city provides an easy connectivity to other regions of the country.
Golden Triangle India – a journey through some of the beautiful cities Delhi Agra Jaipur of North India or a trip through the grandeur of Mughals and Royal Rajput era, a bouquet of heritage sites of north India built by the Mughals and other rulers in India.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport meet with our company’s representative who will accompany you till your hotel in the city where you will be staying for 02 nights stay
Day 02 : Day in Delhi
This morning as you finish your breakfast meet with your local tour guide who will be happy to take you around the famous attractions of old & New Delhi such as India Gate, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, National Museum, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Parliament & President house, Jama Masjid followed by Rickshaw ride in the bustling streets of Chandniw chowk. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi
Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur
Morning after enjoying your breakfast, embark on your drive through the pictureseque farming land to Jaipur which is the capital gateway & the capital of Rajasthan (a colourful state with full of Forts, Luxury Palaces and ancient Havelies)..
Upon arrival in Jaipur check into your hotel, rest of the day at leisure to go around your hotel on your own and have a glimpse of Pink City Jaipur, see the people walking around you and much more
Day 04 : Day in Jaipur
This morning after enjoying your buffet breakfast, your local guide will meet with a big smile on his/her fare and proceed to your city sightseeing of Jaipur, your first photo stop will be at Hawa Mahal which was built by Maharaja of Jaipur for the royal ladies, then move towards to Amber fort and enjoy an elephant ride to ascent this magnificent fort one of the great example of Indo Islamic architecture.
Later in the afternoon enjoy your lunch at local restaurant, then move towards to visit the Royal City Palace with its several museums and then see Jantar Mantar beside the Palace the biggest stone observatory of the world.
Later in the evening make your Jaipur tour more memorable with the traditional dinner with the famous folk dances at Chowki Dhani village Resort (one of the major attraction of the city, situated at an outskirt).
Day 05 : Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast leave by road to the city of Love which is Agra via enjoying en-route visit to Abhaneri stepwells and Fatehpur Sikri. As you arrive in Agra your local guide will meet you at your hotel and after check in formalities enjoy your city tour of Agra the city of Mughals where they stayed for a long period and ruled almost half of the Country.
Enjoy your city tour with the local guide who explain you about the Mughals and the love story of the great Mughal Emperor Shah-Jehan and Mumtaj Mahal see the Taj Mahal built by Shah-Jehan in memory of his queen Mumtaj Mahal after her death as he committed to her. Also visit the other attractions of the city such as the Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-daula and the walk around the colourful city bazaar of Agra.
Day 06 : Agra – Delhi
On your last day of Golden Triangle India Tour, embark on your leisure drive to Delhi according to your flight time, upon arrival somewhere in Delhi our company’s representative will meet you and will transfer to Delhi International airport to go back home.
When one hears the name ‘India’, the mind gets filled with images of fascinating architectural works, spicy street food and diverse culture. India is truly an incredible country. It is no doubt, India is famous among the travellers due to its diverse culture, remarkable hospitability and off course Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Apart from that, it also offers a vast diversity in art and its culture. It is the home of thousand year old sumptuous sculptured monuments, temples, and rich heritage. India has an astonishing variety of culture and geographical features, stretching from the beautiful valleys, majestic monuments, blistering deserts, to the folk tales of sacrifices, grand festivals and colourful culture.
India is an ancient land of glorious history where vast empires rose and fell; and great religions were born. Each part of the country has its own history that enthrals the mind of the visitors and makes its presence more special and beautiful. The Monuments are not simply a piece of majestic architectural work but also hold the great stories of love, heroism, devotion and passion, which add soul to them. India has it all! The example of never ending love, Taj Mahal whose beauty is admired by thousands of tourists from all over the world; The Chittaurgarh Fort, Birthplace of Maharana Pratap which stand as a syombol of the sacrifice of the great warrior king, which was made for the freedom of his motherland, etc. The best way to experience India is through famous Golden Triangle that covers one of the best corners of India. This route is also preferred by most of the tourists.
One of the most popular places in India among the tourists is Rajasthan, the birth land of heroic Rajputs. Each monument of Rajasthan embraces the history of wars fought, sacrifices made and its heritage. The men in colourful turbans, wandering balladeers from different communities such as Dholis and Dhandhis singing the Marwari folk tales, add voice to these monuments. The best flavours of the Rajasthan’s folk tales are savoured during the regional festivals like The Pushkar Fair, Desert Fair and Marwar Festival. It is the best time to experience the true culture of Rajasthan.
India never fails to amaze its visitors from all over the world. It offers them great flavours of food, history and culture. It is nearly impossible to visit and experience the beauty of all the corners of glorious India in one go. Therefore, people usually prefer Golden Triangle tour packages, in order to cover the best. The Golden Triangle tour packages cover the beautiful Taj Mahal (Located in the city of Agra), and other glorious monuments, Delhi and the humble Pink City. Tourists prefer the Golden Triangle because they are able to cover prominent destinations in a short span of time. This package is also famous among the Indians who did not get the chance to admire the beauty of their own land!
The Taj Mahal is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The reason behind this is more than just its brilliant work of art. It is the history that adds a soul to this epitome. A soul, filled with love and memories. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was head over heels in love with his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their fourteen child. It was in her memory, that he made the marvellous epitome that we witness today in the form of “TAJ MAHAL”. The Taj Mahal was also then made the mausoleum for both Mumtaz Mahal as well as Shah Jahan. The name of this mausoleum was derived from the name of Shah Jahan’s wife and means ‘Crown Palace’. Stonecutters, masons, dome-builders, painters, calligraphers and other artisans who were the finest in their respective fields were picked up from all over India. Muhammad Hanif was given the task to supervise the artisans. The white marble and the red stones were brought in by a fleet of around 1,000 elephants from all over India and Central Asia. It took almost 22 years to complete this work of fine art.
Any trip to India is incomplete without a visit to Taj Mahal. The interior of the mausoleum is quite impressive, but the most part of your visit will be spent admiring the brilliant Mughal architectural work from the outside. You can plan your visit at any time of the day. But it is considered a must to visit Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise or sunset. This is the time when the fine white marble shifts its colour and tone to match the mood of the sun. According to some people, Taj is best witnessed at sunrise when the first rays of the sun kiss the white marbles, while others believe that it is more sensuous during sunset.
The shadows and lights demonstrate its many moods and the transformation is so enchanting that it is worth beholding the gaze in different conditions. The government has now started the night viewing of the Taj Mahal on Full Moon Nights where eight batches of 50 people each are allowed to witness the epitome for duration of half an hour. The visitors say that the Full Moon heavenly view of the Taj is a one of its kind experience. Mehtab Bagh or the Moonlight Garden is considered as the prime viewing spot for Taj Mahal. This garden complex offers various picture perfect views of the Taj from almost every angle. Shutter bugs from all over the world love to capture different views of Taj Mahal. This epitome of love never fails to impress the visitors with its brilliant architectural work and the history that lives forever in the heart of almost every tourist. Taj Mahal Tours makes your Indian holiday more memorable and unique….
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