The Golden Triangle India

Agra: Agra is the city of marble, an abode of famous Mughal monuments such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, It-mad-Daula's tomb and the tomb of Akbar at Sikandra.Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.It is located at the banks of river Yamuna, 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of state capital, Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south from national capital New Delhi. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This amazing white marble beauty is so beautifully designed that every year thousands of tourists visit Golden triangle Agra just to have a look of Taj. Taj Mahal is the great memorial of love and attract the tourist from all over the globe. It is the most beautiful monument built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his lovely wife Mumtaj Mahal.

Agra had been the chosen city of Mughals for years as it was close to Delhi. However, the history of Agra is much more older than the times of Mughals. The great Hindu epic 'Mahabharat' refers to 'Agraban' as an integral part of the Brij Bhumi or the land of Lord Krishna. It is claimed that this was the region of Agra, covered by forests then. There is Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-daulah that are gems of Mughal architectural style.

Jaipur:Jaipur's illustrious pink color symbolizes 'welcome' and was embraced during the times of the ruler Ram Singh II when he expected the Prince of Wales in 1876. The color was selected after several experiments to cut down the severe glare from the reflection of the glowing rays of the sun. Today, the city is a foremost tourist attraction in India because of its superlative forts, grandiose palaces, vivacious temples, multicolored bazaars, pulsating streets and its distinguished pink color to which the city owes its oft-used name 'The Pink City'. Fairytale palaces and mighty forts gaze out over a busy city of colourful bazaars awash with scarlet turbans and gorgeous saris. Perched high on the serrated ridges of the hills overlooking the city, the Amber Fort looks down on the swirl of life. Enter the fort on elephant back for the true princely experience.

Jaipur city was conceived and built by the great and mighty king, Sawai Raja Jai Singh. Its name 'Jaipur' has dual emphasis. 'Jai' means victory and is also the first name of its maker. Today, every home within the old city is obliged by law to maintain this uniqueness of the city. Throughout the old city you can see the traditional, marvelous, pink-colored houses with latticed windows lending charm to a scene, which is almost miraculous at sunset.
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