Affordable Golden Triangle Tour
India’s sub continental status is well deserved. Hundreds, maybe thousands of cultures, more than a billion magnificently diverse people, and enough Himalaya-to-tropical land area to fit 5000 kilometers of coastline. The scent of roasted cumin seeds floats through an outdoor bazaar in Delhi & Jaipur, a young girl’s bracelets jangle on her arm as she prepares for the daily chore.
Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque.
Agra home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum. The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets. The rising sun outlines the Taj Mahal’s marble contours.
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City or “Pink City for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.