Delhi-Agra-Jaipur golden triangle

by John Wilson December. 19, 2019 220 views

As part of a recent trip to Nepal and Ladakh we grabbed the opportunity for a quick side trip around India's famous `golden triangle'. In no particular order ...

I know it's not the classic symmetrical shot of the Taj Mahal but I quite liked this off centre view.

I know it's not the classic symmetrical shot of the Taj Mahal but I quite liked this off centre view.

Red Fort, Delhi.

Red Fort, Delhi.

Red Fort Delhi.

Red Fort Delhi.

Loved this gnarled old tree in the grounds of the Red Fort.

Loved this gnarled old tree in the grounds of the Red Fort.

Mosque entrance at the amazing World Heritage city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Mosque entrance at the amazing World Heritage city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri.

We had the good fortune of seeing the Taj Mahal at dawn ...

We had the good fortune of seeing the Taj Mahal at dawn ...

... and at dusk.

... and at dusk.

Every wedding should have one of these.

Every wedding should have one of these.

The Chand Baori step well, built between 800-900 AD.

The Chand Baori step well, built between 800-900 AD.

I kept seeing this little guy in India. The Rose-Ringed Parakeet. Here at Chand Baori step well.

I kept seeing this little guy in India. The Rose-Ringed Parakeet. Here at Chand Baori step well.

Here again at the Red Fort, Delhi.

Here again at the Red Fort, Delhi.

And he turned up in the grounds of the Taj Mahal. Very busy fellow.

And he turned up in the grounds of the Taj Mahal. Very busy fellow.

Hawa Mahal `Palace of the Winds', Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal `Palace of the Winds', Jaipur.

Water Palace Jaipur.

Water Palace Jaipur.

Water Palace. And a nice seat.

Water Palace. And a nice seat.

The Amber Fort towers over the outskirts of Jaipur.

The Amber Fort towers over the outskirts of Jaipur.

Amber Fort, Jaipur.

Amber Fort, Jaipur.

Gearing up for Diwali.

Gearing up for Diwali.

Market, Jaipur.

Market, Jaipur.

The inevitable rugmaking demonstration. Actually very interesting. To finish it they singe the wool with a blow torch ...

The inevitable rugmaking demonstration. Actually very interesting. To finish it they singe the wool with a blow torch ...

Then douse the carpet in water and remove the burnt fibres with a paddle.

Then douse the carpet in water and remove the burnt fibres with a paddle.

Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri.

A break from the exterior heat at Fatehpur Sikri.

A break from the exterior heat at Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri.

The ancient Harshat Mata temple next to the Chand Baori step well has probably seen better days but was atmospheric.

The ancient Harshat Mata temple next to the Chand Baori step well has probably seen better days but was atmospheric.

Sunrise, Taj Mahal complex.

Sunrise, Taj Mahal complex.

I saw a crowd of other tourists taking this shot so I thought I'd better take one too.

I saw a crowd of other tourists taking this shot so I thought I'd better take one too.

At last, a corner of the Taj that wasn't so crowded.

At last, a corner of the Taj that wasn't so crowded.

Taj Mahal as seen from the Red Fort, Agra.

Taj Mahal as seen from the Red Fort, Agra.

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