The 3 most visited cities in the country's north-west- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are what make THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE. 'Golden' in the name suggests that all the three cities bid stupendous prosperity and offer to visitors an enriching experience to discover India's cultural and historical finery. The reason behind using the word triangle is that these destinations form a near equilateral triangle on the map, which is around 200-250 km along each side.
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Delhi can take you aback with its vibrancy and growth. Less than 60 years ago the spacious, quiet and planned city of New Delhi was still the pride of late colonial British India, while immediately to its north the crowded lanes of Old Delhi resonated with the sounds of a bustling medieval market. Today both worlds have been overtaken by the brash rush of modernization. Delhi is one where you will be inspired, amazed, fascinated and impressed at every corner. The India Gate, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Kutub Minar, Jantar-Mantar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Akshardham Temple, Bahai Temple and many more are worth seeing in Delhi. The city is the perfect mix of the old and the new. Old and new, simple and sophisticated, traditional and modern, East and West are all juxtaposed.
Like Delhi, Agra stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna. Agra is a medieval city on the banks of Yamuna River was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1956. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658. The romance of the world's most famous building still astonishes in its power. In addition to the Taj Mahal, Agra houses the great monuments of the Red Fort and the I'timad-ud-Daulah, but to experience their beauty you have to endure the less attractive sides of one of India's least prepossessing towns. A big industrial city, the monuments are often covered in a haze of all too polluted air. Despite it all, the experience is still unmatched.
A maze of enthralling bazaars, sumptuous palaces and celebrated sights, the "Pink City" Jaipur is known so by the colour of its buildings. One can find tradition and modernity co-existing in the state. Turbaned village elders with their camels and youngsters driving motorbikes can be seen on the same street. The Bazaars of the city offer everything from shoes to jewellery. The main attractions in the city are Gobind Dev Temple, Chaugan Stadium, Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar, Government Central Museum, Moti Doongri Palace, Rambagh Palace, Jawahar Kala Kendra, and the Jal Mahal. Jaipur is also famous as the center of Traditional Rajasthani Jewellery.