If you were planning to visit India to be a spectator to the spectacular Commonwealth Games 2010, we have something very interesting to inform you about. With this option that we have for you, you could indeed explore the country in a very marvelous manner. After the games are over and you will have enough time to visit the significant destinations of the country, just before you left for home, we suggest you could undertake a Golden Triangle tour. Now what is a golden triangle tour? To get the international guests on India travel to taste a slice of history, the tourism department has devised several golden triangle tours that one could avail of. These short tours are magnificent itineraries that take one across the most significant destinations in North India comprising of the 3 historic cities Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Since the Commonwealth Games venue is Delhi itself, it will be very convenient for you to embark on any of these tours as they begin from the national capital itself.
Let us now run through the quintessential aspects pertaining to these 3 cities:
Delhi – The first destination of the tour is Delhi. Delhi is the city through which the holy river Yamuna flows through carrying with her innumerable legends of the people who have ruled and lived here. Delhi has been a capital to several ruling dynasties of ancient and medieval India. Owing to its accessible location and vast size, Delhi has been a seat of political power, knowledge, and even art and culture. The age-old monuments that are housed here, each, reflect the glories of the bygone era. Some of the most noteworthy destinations in the city are Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, and the Humayun’s Tomb. Delhi wonderfully exhibits the charm of the old and the new – the ancient and the modern.
Agra – The next destination is Agra. Once a capital to the Mughal kingdom; Agra is also fondly frequented for being home to the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is known world over as the epitome of love. Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal has often been described as the poem on marble. However, the fairytale romance of Agra does not end with the Taj. Agra is also home to a number of other monuments that are of equal importance when it comes to Mughal heritage. The Agra Fort, the Itmad ud Daullah, and the Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra are just a few of the monuments to name here.
Jaipur – The final destination in the golden triangle tours is Jaipur. A grand display of Rajputana heritage and culture is what waits to treat all guests here. Famed for its wide selection of heritage monuments, Jaipur is also fondly frequented for its lip smacking spicy delicacies and a gorgeous assortment of handicraft items. The must visit destinations in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar, and the City Palace complex among others.
There are a host of tour operators and travel agents operating out of Delhi who organize for interesting golden triangle tour packages. One may avail of them to understand the real essence and spirit of especially north India.
So, while on Commonwealth Games 2010 tour across the country, do not miss to visit the golden cities of North India as well…