Golden Triangle Tour India | Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour
Golden Triangle Tour India | Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour | Delhi Tour Guide Tour 1
Hello friends, welcome to our blog Taxi and Tour. Today we are going to share the 1st tour of our Delhi Agra Jaipur tour plan. This famous tourist circuit is also popular as India’s Golden triangle. It connects our capital city Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is called Golden Triangle because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur ona map. The circuit is about 720 km by road. Each destination is about 4 to 6 hours of drive from another.Let’s start the tour. Day-1 On day-1, reach the national Capital New Delhi either by train or air from any part of the country. Upon reaching New Delhi check in to your hotel.Day-2 On 2nd day of your tour go for Delhi sightseeing.A local cab will charge around Rs 2000 for whole day tour.First go to Lotus Temple. Lotus Temple is a building dedicated to the Bahai faith.This magnificent structure is look alike of a stunning white petal lotus. The building was completed in the year 1986. The Lotus temple is one of the seven Bahai Houses of Worship present around the world. Currently, it is one of the most visited tourists pots in New Delhi. The park surrounding the temple is well kept. You can enjoy a walk around this calm and quiet park. During peak hours, you can see many people walking around this park and taking selfies. Your next destination will be Qutub Minar.It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Mehrauli and its construction was started in 1192 by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, the then Sultan of Delhi. It is the tallest individual towerin the world and second tallest monument of Delhi.The first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutab-ud-din Aibak, started the construction of the QutabMinar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, addedthe next three storeys. In 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the laststorey. Even though in ruins, the Quwwat Ui Islam(Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex is one of the most magnificent structuresin the world. It was the first mosque built in Delhi after the Islamic conquest of India.In front of the Mosque, there is the famous iron pillar of Qutub Complex. The iron pillaris one of the worlds foremost metallurgical curiosities.At the back of the complex you can see an L-shaped construction. It consists of AlauddinKhiljis tomb and a madrasa built by him. Currently, it is one of the most visited touristattractions of Delhi. Most of the time, you can see a large crowd roaming around thisplace and taking pictures. Entry fee here is Rs 40 per person for IndianTourist and Rs 200 per person for foreigners . Camera charge is Rs 30From Qutub Minar go to Raisina Hill. The area houses Indias most important government buildings,including Rashtrapati Bhavan,the official residence of the President of India and theSecretariat building housing the Prime Ministers Office and several other important ministries.The hill is a slightly elevated portion higher than the surrounding area. There are two blockshere. The building on the left hand side is the defence Ministry.The building on the right hand side is the Secretariat building housing the Prime MinistersOffice. Behind this you can see Rashtrapati Bhavan,theofficial residence of the President of India. Next go to Ugrasen ki Baoli .U--- grasen ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir which rises from the depths of the earth tostand atop 103 stone steps. This is a quiet place located in the middle of busy Connaughtplace. The place is popular for serene experience and an ideal sight for photography lovers.From Agrasen ki Baoli go to visit famous Red Fort.This is probably the most popular and commonly known place of New Delhi. The Red Fort isa historical fortification located in the centre of the city. It was the main residenceof the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan as a resultof a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. It became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007.Themain entrance of the fort is Lahori Gate. It is named so because of its orientationtowards the city of Lahore. After entering through Lahori Gate, thereis a small market named chhatta chowk which sells local hand made products. You may enjoysome shopping here. This market leads to an open outer court. In the east wall of thecourt stands the now-isolated Naubat khana or the drum house.On the far side of the inner court is the Diwan-i-Aam, the Public Audience Hall.The courtyard behind it leads to the imperial apartments. The building at the far rightis Rang mahal or the residence of emperor’s wives.Beside it was the Khas Mahal or emperor’s apartment.On the left side of Khas Mahal stood Diwan-i-khas. Beside it, you can see hamam or Royal bath.West of the hammam is the Moti Masjid, the Pearl Mosque.Entry fee here is Rs 50 per person for Indian Tourist and Rs 200 per person for foreigners.Audio guided tour charge is Rs 200. Next go to visit Chittaranjan Park Kali Bari.This serene temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is an auspicious place for all Hindudevotees. Our next destination is India Gate. The AllIndia War Memorial, popularly known as the India Gate is located along the Rajpath in NewDelhi. The grand structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight. This 42-meter tallhistorical structure is one of the largest war memorials in the country. It is also atreat for architecture lovers. Dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldierswho died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, this monument hasthe names of 13,300 servicemen inscribed on its surface. The foundation stone of thisstructure was laid down in the year 1921, and the final building was unveiled in theyear 1931 The premises of India Gate also house theAmar Jawan Jyoti, which is a kindled structure right underneath the archway. Built in 1971post the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Amar Jawan Jyoti symbolises the eternal, immortalsoldiers of India. Currently this is the most crowded touristattraction of the city. Every time you will see people roaming around the complex andtaking pictures. Behind India Gate, take a tour of NationalWar memorial which is also a beautiful place to visit. The National War Memorial is a monumentconstructed by the Government of India in the vicinity of the India Gate to honour itsArmed Forces. It was established on 25th February, 2019. Names of martyrs killed in wars areinscribed on the memorial walls. A War Museum will be also constructed in theadjoining Princess Park area. Try to visit here at the time of sunset. Atsunset you can enjoy the retreat ceremony here.At this place we finish our Delhi tour and on next episode, we will move towards Agra.Agra is a place famous for stunning architecture. The city was once the capital of Mughal rulersand is home to one of the seven wonders of the world Taj Mahal.At Delhi, you will find numerous hotels and resorts of different budget range for nightstay. All of these properties have online booking facilities. We will share the linksin the description box. Please let us know your feedback in the comments section andstay tuned for our next Agra tour plan.
Hello Friends, welcome to our blog Taxi for tour.Today we are going to share the 2nd tour of our Delhi Agra Jaipur tour guide.In the 1st tour of our Golden triangle tour plan, we have shared our complete Delhitour guide.If you haven’t checked that video yet, then please check the suggested video link on thetop right corner of your screen.We will also share that link in our description box.In this episode, we will start our journey towards Agra from Delhi.Agra is a beautiful city located on the banks of River Yamuna in the Indian state UttarPradesh.The city was once the capital of Famous Mughal Rulers.Currently, it is one of the prime tourist attractions of the country as it has somemost notable Mughal-era buildings like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri.All of these places are now UNESCO World Heritage sites.Let’s start the tour.Day-3 On a 3rd day early in the morning, start forAgra from the capital city of India New Delhi.The distance of Agra from New Delhi is 233.1Km via Taj Express Highway or Yamuna Expressway.By road, this is the shortest route from New Delhi to Agra.A local cab will charge around Rs 3000 for a whole day Agra tour from Delhi.It will take around 4 hours to reach Agra from Delhi via this road.The road has many lanes so that it is impossible to get slowed down in this road due to traffic.Moreover, the condition of this road is perfect.Hence, you can expect a speedy, no disturbance journey here.However, there is one disadvantage here, though nominal, this route has toll taxes.Other than private cars, there are also train and bus services available from Delhi to Agra.A train will take around 2 hours to reach Agra from Delhi.The fare is around Rs150 per person.Bus fare is around Rs. 400 per person.Upon reaching Agra 1st go to visit Taj Mahal.It is one of the most visited tourist attractions of India.If you are visiting Taj Mahal by your own car then you have to get down from your car1 Km before the main building because the parking space of Taj Mahal is 1 Km ahead ofthe main building.From there you can avail battery operated cars, buses, local horse carts or rickshawsto go to the adjacent ticket counter of the Taj Mahal.The bus rate is Rs 10 per person and the battery operated car rate is Rs 20 per person.The entry fee for Taj Mahal is Rs 50 for Indian tourists, Rs 1110 for foreign tourists andRs 540 for citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries.There is one additional charge of Rs200 for visiting the main mausoleum which is optional.Children up to 15 years are free to enter the premises.Taj Mahal is an integrated complex of structures.The main building of this complex is the famous ivory-white marble Mausoleum which the 5thMughal Emperor Shah Jahan had built in the memory of his loving wife Mumtaz Mahal tohouse her tomb.This is a UNESCO world heritage site and also was declared as a winner of the new 7 wondersof the world.The place attracts 7-8 million visitors from all over the world throughout the year.If you are visiting the main mausoleum then you have to purchase disposable shoe coverwhich will be charged Rs 20 per pair.After entering through the main entrance you will see a long passageway passing througha well-manicured garden.In the middle of the passageway, there is a beautiful water fountain.On a public holiday or Sunday, you will see a large crowd roaming here and there and takingpictures in front of this wonder of the World.The view of the Yamuna River and surrounding from the basement of the main mausoleum needsa special mention.From Taj Mahal move towards Agra Fort.This is another UNESCO world heritage site.The fort was once the main residence of great Mughal emperors and it was built and redesignedby three great emperors of Mughal dynasty Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan.After you enter through the main entrance the 1st building you will see is the JahangiriMahal.It was built by Emperor Akbar.The building was built with red sandstone.It is a two-storied building and was once the main residence of Emperors Akbar and Jahangir.You will be amazed by the beautiful architecture of this palace.Moving from this palace you will come to the Diwan-i-aam or the public Audience hall.This is a beautiful hallway famous for notable artwork on its pillars.Behind Diwan-i-aam, there are the main imperial buildings built by Emperor Shah Jahan.The garden in front of the buildings is known as anguri bag.Behind it, you can see the residence of Emperor Shah Jahan and his two daughters Jahanaraand Roshanara.Unlike Jahangiri Mahal, these buildings are built by white marble stones.Throughout the year you can see a large number of tourists visiting this beautiful fort andenjoying themselves.In the evening you can be entertained by a light and sound show here.You can also purchase the entry tickets of these two places online.We will share the respective links in the description box.There are numerous hotels and resorts available in Agra where you can put up for the night.All of them have online booking facilities.We will share the links in the description box.A typical mid-range hotel will charge around Rs 2000 for one night.Here we finish our 3rd-day tour.In the next episode we will visit Fatehpur Sikri and then move towards Jaipur.
Hello Friends, welcome to our blog Taxi for tour.Today we are going to share the 3rd tour of our Delhi Agra Jaipur tour Plan.The 2nd tour of this tour plan displayed our Agra tour where we have covered Taj Mahaland Agra Fort tour.If you haven’t checked the video yet, then please check the suggested video link on thetop right corner of your screen.We will also share the respective links in the description box.In the two previous episodes, we told about 3 days of our tour.In the 3rd episode, we will describe our 4th-day tour plan.Here we will start our journey from Agra and will move towards Jaipur after visiting FatehpurSikri.Let’s start the tour.Day-4Fatehpur Sikri is a town in Agra district of Indian state Uttar Pradesh.The city was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar after his victory over Gujarat.The main place to visit here is the Fatehpur Sikri fort.If you are traveling Fatehpur Sikri by your own car then you have to park the car justafter entering through the outer gate of the city.The parking place here is a large complex where you can get every facility.From this parking place, you have to avail government buses to go to the main fort entrance.The bus fare is Rs 10 per person.The entry fee to Fatehpur Sikri fort is Rs. 50 for Indian tourists, Rs. 610 for foreigntourists.Children up to 15 years are free to enter the premises.After entering through the main entrance you will see Diwan-i-am or the public audiencehall of Emperor Akbar.Behind Diwan-i Am there is a big open space.In the middle of this open space stands the Diwan-i-Khas or the hall of private audience.The building is famous for its beautifully decorated central pillar.The pillar has a square base and octagonal shaft.On the left of Diwan-i-Khas is the treasury building of Emperor Akbar.Behind it, you can see Anup Talao.It is a tank in front of the khwabgah.The tank is made up of red sandstone.In front of Anup Talao, there is Panch Mahal.Panch Mahal was built by Akbar.The palace was near the harem and was a summer retreat for royal family members.Going from bottom to top each floor is smaller than the other.There are 84 pillars on the first floor.Each pillar had a jali work from where women can have a glimpse of the city.Beside Panch Mahal, there is Khas Mahal or the Emperor’s private palace.It is a two-storied building.This building is connected to the Ladies harem.At the centre of the ladies harem stood the palace of Jodhabai, the Hindu Rajput wifeof Emperor Akbar.The palace has notable Gujarati influence in its architecture and is built around acourtyard.Special care was being taken to ensure the privacy of this Palace.In this Palace complex, you can see the summer and winter Palace of Jodhabai.These two are double storied structure famous for intricate Jali work.On the third side, you will see the Temple where Jodhabai used to worship God.At the ground floor of this complex, you can be entertained by an audio-visual show whichtells the story of Fatehpur Sikri.On one side of Jodhabai’s Palace, you can see the horse stable.At the end of the horse stable, there is Birbal’s Palace.The palace was built on the basis of Mughal and Persian architecture and is of two stories.On the other side of Jodhabai’s palace, there is another palace which was belongedto the Christian wife of Emperor Akbar.From the back of the harem complex, you can clearly see the entrance of the fort.In front of Panch Mahal, you can see Pachisi Court.A Pachisi Court was built by Akbar to play the Pachisi game.A ground with black and white checks was built and humans were used instead of mohras toplay the game.Emperor Akbar used to play this game with his queens and other important royal members.This fort is now a UNESCO world heritage site and experiences thousands of visitors everyday.From Fatehpur Sikri go to Jaipur via Bharatpur.The distance of Jaipur from Fatehpur Sikri is 207.6 Km via NH21 and it will take around4 hours to reach Jaipur from Fatehpur Sikri.The road from Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur is very beautiful but it has toll charges whichare a bit high.At the entrance of Jaipur, you can enjoy the beauty of Aravalli hills.After reaching Jaipur first visit City Palace.The magnificent City Palace in Jaipur is one of the most famous tourist attractions inthe city.It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732.The vast complex of the palace occupied one-seventh of the walled city.It was once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.The architecture of this palace needs a special mention as it is a perfect blend of Mughaland Rajput style architecture.From the city Palace go to visit Hawa Mahal.Hawa Mahal stands at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad.It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799.Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique structure, which is a mesh of small windowsthat allows cool wind to enter the palace to keep it comfortable during the hot summerdays.It is located right on the edge of the City Palace Jaipur.The entry fee to Hawa Mahal is Rs 40 per head for Indian visitors.A charming fountain welcomes you inside the main palace, from whereon you can make yourway up to the different floors.Hawa Mahal palace is a five-story building each of which has a uniquely decorated chamber.It has been decorated with 953 tiny windows, also known as Jharokhas and embellishedwith gorgeous latticework.There is a slop in every floor through which you can move to another floor.Roam around, visit every nook and corner, experience this stunning architecture of thismajestic palace.Only the fourth story has a steep staircase to go to the top floor.From the top of the palace, you can get a brilliant view of the City Palace, JantarMantar, and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar.There is a small museum as well which holds some rich relics and miniature paintings.From Hawa Mahal take a tour of the famous pink city.Pink City in Jaipur refers to the old walled city that was built in the year 1727 by MaharajaJai Singh II.The wall that marks the boundary of the Pink City is about six meters high and three metersthick and encompasses a number of structures within its confines.In Jaipur, you will find many hotels in the different budget range.You can also book them online.We will share the respective links in the description box.Here we finish our 4th-day tour.In the next episode, we will go to visit the famous Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jalmahal.Stay with us and please let us know your views in the comment section below.Thank you.
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