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The Golden Triangle is one of the most popular tourist routes of India which consists of three most popular Indian cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden triangle tour of India is famous for being home to many historical monuments, grand palaces, forts, architectural marvels and breathtaking views of some natural beauties.

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The tour is not only famous for these three cities but what makes the Golden Triangle tour famous among millions of tourists is inside these cities. Here we have mentioned a list of top 10 reasons that will make you choose Golden Triangle Tour packages during your trip to India.

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Delhi

1. Visit Red Fort


Delhi is India's capital city and second-largest city after Mumbai. The first thing to see here is the Red Fort, a historic fortress and UNESCO world heritage site right in the center of town. For more than 200 years, Red Fort was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal empire. The fort consists of a museum inside with exhibits of ancient artifacts including spears, arrows and guns. This gorgeous fortress displays the might of the Mughal empire.

2. Experience Street Food


You can't visit Delhi without experiencing its incredible street food. One of the best locations for the phenomenal street food in Delhi is Chandni Chowk. This 17th-century market is filled with incredible narrow lanes, religious buildings, restaurants, shops, and street food stalls over Delhi.

We would highly recommend you try Paranthas which you can get with so many tasty and spicy Chutneys, a tasty Aloo Kachori, and super sweet and rich Jalebi. This place is India's street food heaven.

Another place for most delicious street foods in Delhi is Majnu ka Tila which is also known as little Tibet. This area is one of the best places to try Tibetan cuisine. You have to try the spicy food which bursts with heat and amazing flavor.

Interesting Reads: Indian Street Food Tour Through Chandni Chowk in Delhi

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3. Visit Humayun's Tomb


Another of Delhi's most prominent historic sites is Humayun's Tomb, a massive tomb complex that is made up of roughly 100 tombs. It is the final resting place of Humayun, the Mughal Emperor. It is the largest and impressive tomb in Delhi and its designs were the inspiration for the construction of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

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Agra

Agra is located along the banks of the Yamuna river in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This city is best known for its collection of beautiful Mughal era buildings including one of the world's wonders, Taj Mahal.

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4. Taj Mahal


The Taj Mahal is a 17th-century mausoleum that was built for Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal is a much larger complex that comprises of amazing white marble buildings and gardens. It is no wonder that more than 7 million people visit Agra every year to visit this glorious tomb.

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5. Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah


Another incredible mausoleum in Agra is the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah which is also known sometimes as baby Taj. This mausoleum represents to unique architectural designs of the Mughals. These designs were also used in the construction of the Taj Mahal and there are many similarities between the two. Visiting both the mausoleums is a great way to see how I'timād-ud-Daulah influenced one of the famous buildings in the world.

6. Agra Fort


Another often overlooked gem you must-visit in Agra is the Agra Fort, a massive walled city that is made up of red sandstone which dominated Mughal architecture during the time of his construction in 1573. The fort served as the capital of the Mughal Empire but its defenses was cut through several times and fell to the British in the 19th century. It's one of the breathtaking locations you will visit in Asia and it's well worth the trip to Agra.

Jaipur

It's now time for you to make your Golden Triangle journey to the righteous standing capital of Jaipur. Also known as the Pink City because of its Rossington many of its buildings have, Jaipur was founded in 1727 and is considered an early example of a planned Indian city.

7. City Palace


When you go to Jaipur a stop at the City Palace is a must. This gorgeous complex was built between 1729 and 1732. The city palace is a mix of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles though some of its buildings have Islamic and European influences. The Chandra Mahal which serve as the home of the royal family is also located within the complex along with a museum, an art gallery, a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and gates dedicated to the Hindu gods Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, and Devi.

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8. Try Rajasthani Food


One of the best culinary experiences you could have in Jaipur is trying authentic Rajasthani food. The most delicious example is the Rajasthan Thali. I had dozens of Thalis in India but I've never had one quite like this Thali that consists of a large ball of bread which my waiter crumbled onto a plate before he mixed in several curries, vegetables and yogurt to create a flavorful and unique omelet like mixture. The flavors blew my mind and had my taste buds craving more with each bite.

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9. Hawa Mahal


Located on the edge of the City Palace is Hawa Mahal, one of Jack Porter's most famous and most beautiful buildings. Also known as the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal was built using red-pink sandstone and is known for its unique architecture which looks somewhat similar to a honeycomb of a beehive. It's one of the most breathtaking buildings in all of India.

10. Amer Fort


The 10th and final place you must visit during your Golden Triangle tour in India is the historic fort around Jaipur. Amer Fort is a four story fortress and palace located high on a hill above the town. The fortress consists of a series of gates and paths, large ramparts for courtyards and a temple.

This UNESCO World Heritage site also has a subterranean escape route for the royal family that links to another historical fortress: Jaigarh Fort. Just 400 meters above Amer Fort is Jaigarh Fort. Both are connected not only by underground passageway but also by a series of encompassing fortifications.

Jaigarh Fort's most notable attraction is its enormous 18th century wheeled cannon which goes by the name of Jaivana. It is the largest wheeled canon in the world and was fired only once. You'll also find courtrooms and armory and museum gardens and a central watchtower in this extensive fort complex.

Sharing an extensive wall with Jaigarh Fort is the nearby Nahargarh Fort, which along with Jaigarh Fort made a formidable defensive ring for the city from their positions in the outer valley range. The Nahargarh fort is a fine example of Indo-European architecture. Inside the Nahargarh fort is a phenomenally fine dining restaurant called 'Once Upon a Time' where you can find some of Jaipur's most delicious Daal and Naan.

Interesting Reads: Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
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