Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Golden Triangle India

March 2006

India's Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit which includes:
Jaipur, Agra (including the Taj Mahal), and Delhi.



JAIPUR

We took a road trip across the desert to go to Jaipur. Our first stop was the Jaipur Amber Fort where the Maharaja once lived, with his 12 wives and no electricity! He would hold his meetings under the moonlight.


(Jaipur Amber Fort, more beautiful at night - now has lights/electricity!)

We also went to the City Palace where the current Maharajah lives and the biggest silver jar in the world. The following day, en route to Agra, we stopped by a Monkey Temple... with lots of monkeys everywhere!

(Biggest silver jar behind Pat and myself, Monkey Temple in between mountains)

Closer to Agra, we stopped by the Fatehpur Sikri which showcases both Hindu and Muslim architecture.


AGRA

Agra is known for the famous monument of love. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Itis considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles.



DELHI

We zoomed by Delhi straight to the airport to catch our flights. So no sightseeing and no pictures!

Click here for more pictures at my online album.

From wikipedia
Delhi has grown to be a cosmopolitan city. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city. Today, Delhi is a major cultural, political, and commercial center of India.

2 comments:

Mike said...

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