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Golden Triangle Tour Packages in India 

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Golden triangle India tour package is the most popular tour package in India covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These 3 historical places are situated in the shape of a triangle and hence the package got that name.

Golden triangle tour packages in India covers many heritage sites in these historic places. These include UNESCO world heritage sites of Qutab Minar (Delhi), Red Fort (Delhi), Taj Mahal (agra), Red Fort (Agra), Fatehpur Sikri (Fatehpur near Agra), Amer Fort & Palace (Jaipur). Jantar Mandir (Jaipur).

Golden Triangle India Tour Package in India
Golden Triangle Tour Package in India – Taj Mahal- The Main Attraction in the package

Golden Triangle India Tour Package  – Delhi Tourist Places

You can travel to India and land in Delhi, the capital city of India. Your Golden Triangle travel can be started from Delhi. Delhi has many historic places like Qutab Minar (The Tallest Brick Minaret in the World), Oldest Indian Mosque, Jama Masjid, Red Fort at Delhi (residence of the Mughal emperors for around 200 years from 1648 till 1857), Ashoka Pillar, etc, to name a few. There are a lot of other tourist attractions in Delhi. They include Lotus temple, Akshardham Temple & Swaminarayan Akshardham, India Gate, Teen Murthi Bhavan, etc.

Golden Triangle India Tour Package – Agra Tourist Places

Tow hours drive from Delhi takes you to Agra, where world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is situated. Red Fort (Agra) which is also known as Agra Fort , is another nearby historic place. Emperor Shah Jahan, who built Taj Mahal, was dethroned by his own son Emperor Aurangazeb and was confined to the nearby Agra Fort on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. Yamuna river is holy for Hindus.

Fatehpur Sikri is another historic place at around 37 kilometers from Agra on your way to Jaipur. Fatehpur Sikri was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569 and was the Mughal Capital from 1571 to 1585 .

Golden Triangle India Tour Package – Jaipur India

3 hours drive from Fatehpur Sikri takes you to the pink city, Jaipur India. Some of the main Heritage sites are Amer Fort and Palace, Jaipur water palace, Jaipur City Palace & attached Museum, Jaipur Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observation site with the World’s Largest Stone Sundial ), Hawa Mahal Palace, etc.

How Much is the Golden Triangle Tour Package Price in India?

Golden triangle tour package price in India varies from tour operator to operator. Please check the prices with your travel agent.

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Pavagadh Archaeological Park or Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is in Panchmahal district of Gujarat state, India. This Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat is a vast area of around 3300 acres with a buffer zone of around 7000 acres! It consists of the historic citadel, palace & other buildings and military structures, water installation, etc, which together formed the capital of Mahmud Begda. The work of rebuilding (this city was the capital of Solanki Kings and Khichi Chauhans) the capital city on the foot hills was started in 1484 A.D. by the young Sultan Mahmud Begda and took 23 years to complete. Mahmud Begda then shifted the capital of his kingdom from Ahmedabad to Pavagadh. (Mahmud Begda was the grandson of Great Ahmed Shah, who founded the Ahmedabad City.)

Pavagadh Temples in the Archaeological Park

There are Hindu temples and Jain temples. Mosques and many other historic heritage buildings are also there in this heritage site. The ‘gudhamandapa’ and ‘antarala’ of a 10th/11th century temple is the oldest remains found in the Archaeological Park. There are many other Hindu and Jain temples of 13th to 15th century, built in Nagara style of architecture, in the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park.

Some of the historical monuments consists of a series of fortifications, which extend from the plains to the Pavagadh hill top. These forts have beautiful bastions with balconies in between. The Jama Masjid inside the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, is a perfect blend of Hindu-Moslem architecture. There are four other Mosques inside the Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which are still in good condition.

The Pavagadh hill at a mean height of around 800 meters above sea level, is considered as one of the oldest rock formations in India, with Reddish-yellow coloured stones.

How do I go to Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park,?

Champaner is at a distance of 45 kilometers from Vadodara alias Baroda.

What are the Timings of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park?

The Archaeological Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Hampi Group of Monuments

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Hampi Group of Monuments are situated on the Southern banks of the river Tungabhadra at Hampi, in Karnataka State, India. The forlorn ruins at Hampi makes you spellbound, the moment you see it.

The Jain temple (called Jain Narayana) at Hampi
The Jain temple at Pattadakal (Hampi)
, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Hampi Group of Monuments are a group of ten temples at the temple town of Hampi, which were declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Within the heritage site, you can find eight temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, ninth one is a Shaivite sanctuary known as the Papanatha Temple, and the tenth temple is a Jain Temple. Four temples were built in ‘Chalukya Dravida’ style of architecture, while four other temples were built in Northern Indian ‘Nagara style of architecture. The Shaivite sanctuary, Papanatha Temple, which is shown below, is a fusion of both ‘Chalukya Dravida’ and ‘Nagara’ style of architecture.

Hampi was once the seat of the Chalukya and Vijayanagar Empires, which ruled northern Karnataka, centuries back.

The UNESCO declared group of temples consists of the Virupaksha Temple, built in CE 740 which   is considered as one of the most outstanding architectural marvels in India. These World Heritage temples  at Hampi are a remarkable combination of temples built by the Chalukya Dynasty which ruled the areas of Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal during the 6 to 8th centuries.

Vittala Temple Complex has an iconic stone chariot which is adopted by the Karnataka State Tourism department as its emblem.

How do I Go to the Hampi Group of Monuments?

Hospet is the nearest railway station at 13 kilometers distance from Hampi.

The nearest airport is at Bellary, which is a domestic airport at 60 kilometers away. Bengaluru Alias Bangalore is the nearest international Airport at 350 kilometers distance from Hampi.

Hampi  is well connected  by roads to other parts of the country.