India’s Golden Triangle – Our Taste for Life

Author: , October 3rd, 2019

India's Golden Triangle - Our Taste for Life

The Golden Triangle Itinerary in India, otherwise known as the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur circuit, is one of the most common travel routes in the country. If you only have a short time in India, it’s the perfect route to get a taste for what this wild country is all about.

This route is particularly popular among travellers visiting India for the first time. On the Golden Triangle Itinerary, you’ll get to experience some of the countries architectural wonders (I’m looking at you, Taj Mahal). And you’ll immerse in the rich and vibrant Indian culture.

We spent over One Month in India last year. And it has to be said that these three cities are some of the most challenging places to travel. They can be hectic, busy, and overwhelming; however, they are all significant in the Indian culture. And you’ll be rewarded with some of the most awe-inspiring sites in all of the country.

In this Golden Triangle Itinerary & Guide, we share all of the best places to see in each city, information of Golden Triangle Tours, as well as our top tips and recommendations. So let’s get to it.

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Jaipur City Palace – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 27th, 2017

Jaipur City Palace - Alain

Jaipur City Palace is your window to royal extravagance of ancient India. The complex is a maze of courtyards, palaces and architectural beauty, ready to blow your mind away. And oh, it’s super pink, too, like the rest of the city. This Palace was used as a royal residence of the Singh family who ruled the city for a long time. This isn’t just huge but it’s also a marvellous place to learn history and admire its architectural designs.

It’s right in the heart of the old city surrounded by pink buildings. Thus, it got its monicker, “The Pink City.”

The City Palace in Jaipur is a mix of Mughal, Rajput and European architectural influences.

As soon as you enter the courtyard, Mubarak Mahal greets you in all its splendour. In Urdu, Mubarak can be translated into auspicious. Today, it’s a textile museum with great collections of royal clothes.

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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 26th, 2017

Jantar Mantar

At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you’ll find the world’s largest sundial stone. This place a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an ancient collection of 19 astronomical structures built in the open field. Including in these 19 objects are the zodiac signs – better find yours.

At first, you might not be impressed as they look like boring concrete in different shapes. But it makes a difference when you have a handy guidebook and the descriptions in each structure are well-written. So, read every written descriptions to appreciate each objects in front of you.

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Hawa Mahal in Jaipur – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 10th, 2017

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Hawa Mahal is a pink-washed “Palace of the Wind” in Jaipur, India. It was built as an extension of the nearby City Palace. Both of these palaces should be visited, one after the other. While the City Palace is used as a residential area for the royal families, Hawa Mahal wasn’t built to have that same purpose. It was used for lady members of the royal family to see the excitement on the streets below during festivals – without being seen from the public.

Jaipur is aptly called as the “Pink City.” If you go around the old city, the buildings are painted in pink and most ancient fortresses and palaces here are made of pink-washed sandstone. Despite the conspicuous filth and the unbearable traffic from all sorts of transport, the city has a unique presence of regal splendour. Haha Mahal carries that timeless splendour of Rajasthan.

The best time to see Hawa Mahal’s imposing beauty is in the morning. When the soft rays of the sunrise lit the palace, it’s a kind of beauty you’re never forget.

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Jal Mahal – A Dreamlike Water Palace – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 7th, 2017

Jal Mahal Jaipur - Keep Calm and Wander

On my way back to downtown Jaipur from Amber Fort (or Amer Fort, as the locals call it), I saw dream-like water palace by the roadside. I had to ask my Uber driver sweetly if he’d be kind to stop for a while so I could see the floating palace in good, full view. Since the Uber price is already fixed, I told him I’d give him a tip in cash. He pulled over and told me to take my time.

It was a very cloudy day so these photos don’t really give justice to its dreamlike appearance. It’s different when you see it in your own bare eyes. I never had the chance to go back at night because I had to catch a train that afternoon. I have no doubt that Jal Mahal glows romance when darkness falls.

Jal Mahal is a Dream-like Water Palace in Jaipur. It’s built right in the middle of an artificial lake built in 1610. Does it look like a floating palace, too?

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Jaipur – Judging India

Author: , October 7th, 2013

Ryan C. HaynesIt’s to the north west of the country, in Rajasthan, Jaipur is the capital – a large city. Rajasthan was the last state to agree to be part of India.

It is the land of kings. It’s part of the desert, and this wealthy part of India delivers one final resounding cultural insight to the country for my trip here. As I head from Delhi on a local bus that takes 6 hours stopping at every town along that way I see the change from central India to Rajasthan. More fields of corn, yellow fields being harvested by women in incredibly bright saris of multiple colours, carrying towers of gatherings a-top their heads. A few horse and cart help transport the harvest and then there’s the rare tractor. I’ve been transported back in time.

A highway is being built between Delhi and Jaipur, slicing through the middle of towns, cutting buildings in half as locals continue to try to operate businesses and homes that have been part-demolished. Pavements are made of the demolished rubble as kids and shoppers clamber their way along the road.

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