the golden triangle.
At the beginning of 2020 (before the world changed) we arrived in Delhi to begin our adventure around India's famous Golden Triangle. Sadly our time in Delhi was dampened by the rain, so before we knew it we were jumping on a local train to our next destination.
Agra was made famous by the beauty of the Taj Mahal - and it did not disappoint. Nothing compares to the awe-inspiring feeling of entering the gates and seeing this magical building.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by an emperor to commemorate his favourite wife. She died giving birth to their thirteenth child.
During our time in Agra, we spent as much time as possible walking the streets & immersing ourselves in the culture.
We would spend days jumping in tuk tuks, exploring forts, gardens, markets and restaurants. The sensory overload is intense - from the loud beeping of motorbikes in every direction, to oils sizzling in frying pans, to chatty hustling locals, and our noses burning from the smells of fresh chilli & spices.
the bustling streets and views from rooftop terraces.
the cow is sacred in India, as such it has the right of way.
Our next destination on the Golden Triangle route was Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Jaipur is known as the "pink city" and it is easy to see why. The palaces, gates and architecture are all shrouded in warmth and colour. You can tell that royalty, princesses and maharajas once lived here.
We couldn't take our eyes off the beautiful details and artworks around every corner, and even climbed the steep Amber Fort to watch a pastel sunset.