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Today we are going to share the 1st episode of our Delhi Agra Jaipur tour plan. This famous
tourist circuit is also popular as India’s Golden triangle. It connects our capital city
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is called Golden Triangle because of the triangular shape formed
by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on a map.
The circuit is about 720 km by road. Each destination is about 4 to 6 hours of drive
from another. Let’s start the tour.
Day-1 On day-1, reach the national Capital New Delhi
either by train or air from any part of the country. Upon reaching New Delhi check in
to your hotel. Day-2
On 2nd day of your tour go for Delhi sightseeing. A local cab will charge around Rs 2000 for
whole day tour. First go to Lotus Temple. Lotus Temple is
a building dedicated to the Baha’i faith. This magnificent structure is look alike of
a stunning white petal lotus. The building was completed in the year 1986. The Lotus
temple is one of the seven Baha’i Houses of Worship present around the world.
Currently, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in New Delhi. The park surrounding the
temple is well kept. You can enjoy a walk around this calm and quiet park. During peak
hours, you can see many people walking around this park and taking selfies.
Your next destination will be Qutub Minar. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located
in Mehrauli and its construction was started in 1192 by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, the then Sultan
of Delhi. It is the tallest individual tower in the world and second tallest monument of
Delhi. The first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutab-ud-din
Aibak, started the construction of the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the
basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added the next three storeys. In 1368, Firoz Shah
Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey.
Even though in ruins, the Quwwat Ui Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex
is one of the most magnificent structures in the world. It was the first mosque built
in Delhi after the Islamic conquest of India. In front of the Mosque, there is the famous
iron pillar of Qutub Complex. The iron pillar is one of the world’s foremost metallurgical
curiosities. At the back of the complex you can see an
L-shaped construction. It consists of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb and a madrasa built by him.
Currently, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Delhi. Most of the time, you
can see a large crowd roaming around this place and taking pictures.
Entry fee here is Rs 40 per person for Indian Tourist and Rs 200 per person for foreigners
. Camera charge is Rs 30 From Qutub Minar go to Raisina Hill. The area
houses India’s most important government buildings, including Rashtrapati Bhavan,the official
residence of the President of India and the Secretariat building housing the Prime Minister’s
Office and several other important ministries. The hill is a slightly elevated portion higher
than the surrounding area. There are two blocks here. The building on the left hand side is
the defence Ministry. The building on the right hand side is the
Secretariat building housing the Prime Minister’s Office.
Behind this you can see Rashtrapati Bhavan,the official residence of the President of India.
Next go to Ugrasen ki Baoli . U— grasen ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir
which rises from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103 stone steps. This is a quiet
place located in the middle of busy Connaught place. The place is popular for serene experience
and an ideal sight for photography lovers. From Agrasen ki Baoli go to visit famous Red
Fort. This is probably the most popular and commonly
known place of New Delhi. The Red Fort is a historical fortification located in the
centre of the city. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. The
fort was constructed by Shah Jahan as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. It
became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. The main entrance of the fort is Lahori Gate.
It is named so because of its orientation towards the city of Lahore.
After entering through Lahori Gate, there is a small market named chhatta chowk which
sells local hand made products. You may enjoy some shopping here. This market leads to an
open outer court. In the east wall of the court stands the now-isolated Naubat khana
or the drum house. On the far side of the inner court is the
Diwan-i-Aam, the Public Audience Hall. The courtyard behind it leads to the imperial
apartments. The building at the far right is Rang mahal or the residence of emperor’s
wives. Beside it was the Khas Mahal or emperor’s
apartment. On the left side of Khas Mahal stood Diwan-i-khas.
Beside it, you can see hamam or Royal bath. West of the hammam is the Moti Masjid, the
Pearl Mosque. Entry fee here is Rs 50 per person for Indian
Tourist and Rs 200 per person for foreigners. Audio guided tour charge is Rs 200.
Next go to visit Chittaranjan Park Kali Bari. This serene temple is dedicated to Goddess
Kali and is an auspicious place for all Hindu devotees.
Our next destination is India Gate. The All India War Memorial, popularly known as the
India Gate is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The grand structure of India Gate
is an awe-inspiring sight. This 42-meter tall historical structure is one of the largest
war memorials in the country. It is also a treat for architecture lovers.
Dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War and the
Third Anglo-Afghan War, this monument has the names of 13,300 servicemen inscribed on
its surface. The foundation stone of this structure was laid down in the year 1921,
and the final building was unveiled in the year 1931
The premises of India Gate also house the Amar Jawan Jyoti, which is a kindled structure
right underneath the archway. Built in 1971 post the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Amar
Jawan Jyoti symbolises the eternal, immortal soldiers of India.
Currently this is the most crowded tourist attraction of the city. Every time you will
see people roaming around the complex and taking pictures.
Behind India Gate, take a tour of National War memorial which is also a beautiful place
to visit. The National War Memorial is a monument constructed by the Government of India in
the vicinity of the India Gate to honour its Armed Forces. It was established on 25th February,
2019. Names of martyrs killed in wars are inscribed on the memorial walls.
A War Museum will be also constructed in the adjoining Princess Park area.
Try to visit here at the time of sunset. At sunset you can enjoy the retreat ceremony
here. At this place we finish our Delhi tour and
on next episode, we will move towards Agra. Agra is a place famous for stunning architecture.
The city was once the capital of Mughal rulers and is home to one of the seven wonders of
the world Taj Mahal. At Delhi, you will find numerous hotels and
resorts of different budget range for night stay. All of these properties have online
booking facilities. We will share the links in the description box. Please let us know
your feedback in the comments section and stay tuned for our next Agra tour plan.