Boasting the glorified historical past layered with the hospitality of the natives, India is the land which exhibits numerous architectural gems built under the reign of several rulers. These architectural marvels display the stunning features of India’s culture. Symbolizing various emotions like romance, bravery, honor, artistry skillfulness and more, these exceptional structural accomplishments are the embellished Pillars of Indian cultural heritage. We present you the list of some amazing monuments you can visit while India’s Golden Triangle Tour. Adorning the three most popular cities – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, these architectural gems well preserves and take you straight to the bygone era of creativity.
Comprising the creativity of the erstwhile era, this elegant architectural prowess was constructed as palace fort of the capital Shahjahanabad by Shah Jahan. The mighty Red Fort was the official residence of former Mughal rulers. Listed among the World Heritage sites, this majestic red sandstone building is the topmost attraction of New Delhi hosting the main event on the Indian Independence day; the mighty fort houses some of the popular structures like Palace of Color, Pearl Mosque, The drum house, Royal Baths and many more.
Another architectural marvel of India Triangle Tour is Jama Masjid by Shah Jahan is also known as Masjid-e Jahan Numa. The beautiful red sandstone and marble mosque is adorned with intricate carvings and verses from the Holy Quran. Visit The Muslim Shrine during the festive season of Eid and witness the ethereal beauty of this proud edifice which is embellished like a bride on Eid.
The first ever garden Mausoleum of Indian subcontinent, Humayun’s tomb was built by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum and designed by Mirak Mirza, a Persian Architect. This was the first for where red sandstone was used at such a large scale. Located on the banks of River Yamuna in Delhi, the edifice is a beautiful synthesis of Indian and Persian style architecture.
Built in the structure of massive Lotus Temple is a unique temple that can be visited by anyone irrespective of their religious faiths. Notable for rendering the absolute piece of mind, it is among the most serene places in India.
This UNESCO world heritage Site is the second longest brick Minaret and displays a perfect blend of Indo-Islamic architectural styles. This Edifice was built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak when he defeats the last Hindu king Of Delhi. Embellished with beautiful elaborate Carvings and from the verses of Quran, the minaret complex is dotted with other stunning structures like the Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and much more. It is a must not miss out spot of Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour.
India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India, designed by Edwin Lutyens, the chief architect of New Delhi. This monument is visited by millions of tourists from across the globe every year during India Triangle Tour. The whole structure is built in marble and in read and pale sandstones. The Walls of India Gate have the names of all the martyred soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars inscribed on them. India Gate stands surrounded by lush, green gardens and is edged by the clean waters of a lake.
India’s pride and the greatest testimony of the marital love of a husband for his wife is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A poem of love written with white marble, a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time, and many more quotes are written in respect to this symbol of love but even thousands of words somehow appear to be less when it comes to describing the beauty of this romantic specimen. Standing on the banks of river Yamuna, this place carries the romantic aura within along with the profusion of architectural creativity in every nook and corner.
Another Piece of architectural arts located on the banks of river Yamuna is the magnificent Agra Fort which was used by Aurangzeb to imprison his Father Shahjahan. It was originally built as Brick Fort of Rajputs but later on, it was captured by Mughal Rulers. Explore various Historical structures like Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-I-Khaas, Jahangir’s Palace, Sheesh Mahal, elephant ate and much more in the grand premises of Agra Fort.
Fathepur Sikri Fort:
It’s a UNESCO world heritage centre, built by Emperor Akbar in 16th Century. The fort includes one of the biggest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Akbar decided to transfer his residence and court from Agra to a new location the Sikri ridge, to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. The city has miscellaneous buildings which were built for specific purposes like Jama masjid-to follow prayers everyday, Ibadat Khana (House of worship) Buland-Darwazah (in the memory of Gujarat victory) and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti; Khaas Mahal, Shahi-Bazar, Mina-Bazar, the Panch-Mahal, Khwabgah, Diwan-e-Khaas-this was the space of private audience and it is famous for its decorated pillar consisting of 36 elegantly carved brackets made in Gujarati style., Anup-Talao, Chaupar and Diwan-e-Am-the space created for public audience and Birbal's House.This complex is made of red sand stone due to the easy availability of in the adjoining areas of Fathepur Sikri.
Best Golden Triangle Tour Package will certainly include the original home of the Rajput royalty way before Jaipur was established, Amber Fort is located on the outskirts of Jaipur. The outer charm of the fort has dwindled but it still holds the marvelous delight of architectural beauty within. This world heritage site is a beautiful assortment of expansive courtyards, stairways, halls, palaces and gardens splendid structures like Sukh-Mahal; Diwan-i-Aam forms an integral part of the massive fort. Unravel the regality of Rajputs with the best Elephant Safari in Amber Fort.
Notable for the honeycomb web of a beehive structure, Hawa Mahal is a stunning five-storied edifice adorned with 953 Jharokhas (small windows). Commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the beautiful edifice was built for the royal ladies who use it to peep into the local lives through intricately carved small windows. The Hawa Mahal is also known as Palace of winds and the most interesting thing about the Palace is that the floors are connected via slopes instead of Stairs. It is a perfect reflection of Rajputana and Mughal architectural styles.
Rested in the heart of Man Sagar Lake, is the beautiful Jal Mahal which seems like a floating water Palace straight from the fairy tales. The presence of this antiquated building on the beautiful Man Sagar Lake makes an eye-pleasing view for the visitors. Offering the peace to the mind and soul away from the city with its picturesque views, this is a must visit site in Golden Triangle tour.
Jantar Mantar is one of five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. These objects are made of stone and are very large structures. This place and is also listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. The nineteen Yantras here are Chakra Yantra, Dakshin Bhitti Yantra, Digamsha Yantra, Disha Yantra, Kanali Yantra and Misra Yantra among the rest.
These monuments are the crowning jewels of the Indian Culture. Carrying the essence of the bygone era’s creativity and regality in every bit, these edifices are the pride of Incredible India. Explore the best and purest forms of Indian Legacy through Golden Triangle Tour Packages.
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