The golden triangle India tour package was designed by us in the manner that we visited only the UNESCO World Heritage Sites based in Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra formed the three angles of the Golden Triangle of India. Therefore we decided to visit the reasons which set the foundation for making it the Golden Triangle.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Each City
Agra can boast of three world heritage sites, namely the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. Jaipur has Jantar Mantar on the list of the world heritage sites. Delhi has Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.
The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is known for a husband's love for his wife when she was no more. The Taj Mahal is the Crown of palaces built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is made up of ivory white marble. It is located on the South Bank of the Yamuna River. The water from Yamuna River is one major reason why the Taj Mahal is still standing after centuries. The foundation of the Taj Mahal is made up of timber which gets strength because of the water of the Yamuna.
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in Agra. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire for quite a long time after Delhi. It has holes on the three sides and a lake on the fourth. Important buildings in the town are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Ibadat Khana, Naubat Khana, Panch Mahal, Birbal house, etc.
Agra Fort was the residence of the Mughal rulers before Akbar shifted the capital to Fatehpur Sikri. The ornamental sites in Agra for what is the Jahangir Hauz or Tank, Shah Jahani Mahal, Ghaznin-Gate, Jahangir’s chain of Justice, the Muthamman Burj and Sheesh Mahal.
Qutub Minar is in Delhi. There are 379 steps. There are looked Bells and garlands and Lotus borders into the carvings. There are five stories in the tower style monument. The first three stories are made up of red sandstone. IV is made up of marble and the fifth one is made up of marble and sandstone.
Red Fort is in Old Delhi. It is made up of red sandstone. It was also made by Shah Jahan. It has innovator architectural designs. It is known for its Garden designs which were used by other buildings and Gardens of Delhi, Rajasthan, Rohilkhand, etc. There was a Kohinoor diamond in the furnishings of Red Fort.
Humayun's tomb is in Delhi. It was made by his wife Begum. It is a blend of Indo Islamic architecture. There are employing pillows lentils and beams with arches, corbel brackets, pendentive decorations, balconies, etc.
There are 5 Jantar Mantar in India. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical site to find out the time of the day with the help of the position of the sun. Out of the five Jantar Mantar, the one in Jaipur has been selected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a Marvel of science. It is one of its kinds and it shows the level of development in India in the direction of Science and Technology also.