If you are planning to visit India taking traveling in mind, then there is no better option than “Golden Triangle Tour”. Covering three major cities of India DELHI, AGRA, & JAIPUR, Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most popular tourist circuits in India. These three cities not only cover the major attraction points of India but give you a chance to go through the true captivating art, culture, and heritage of India.
Though, India is a huge country with various attributions and famous monuments, forts, and other things to be noted. But we will tell you why Golden Triangle Trip would be preferable and must be on the top in the list of India itinerary. Starting from the Delhi, this tour will take you to some of the important landmarks and place of interest like Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Purana Quila, Hauz Khas Fort, to Agra which is embellished with one wonder Taj Mahal and other attractions like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb, Akhbar’s Tomb, Chini Ka Rauza and ends with the “Pink City” Jaipur where you can spot countless sites like Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Chokhi Dhani, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji temple, Jal Mahal, Abhaneri Stepwell, Panna Meena Ka Kund.
There is so much to witness and no other best way to catch all the significance of rich heritage and cultures except this.
Before taking you into the depth of the heritage and cultural facts of these tourist attractions, we found it is necessary to tell you why this is called the Golden Triangle Tour.
Why are Delhi, Agra & Jaipur called the Golden Triangle Tour?
In simple words, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur are called Golden Triangle India because of the triangular shape on the map by the location these three cities form. The trip usually starts from the capital city Delhi, moving to the south to the site Taj Mahal, Agra, where you can explore some other sites, then take you west to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan.
If you’re new to India, then it would be good to do the trip via coach or private guide.
Approx. Distance and Traveling Time – This circuit is about 720 km by road and each city will take 4-6 hours of drive. Trains like Shatabdi Express also connect Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.
From The Ancient To Modern City – Delhi
The most triangular tour starts from the capital city Delhi which is truly spectacular. Delhi has various enchanting attributes that can attract anybody in no time. And when you give a sparkling start to the trip then imagine how magnificently it will end up. If you have a couple of days in Delhi, then you’ll really don’t have time to spare because there is a lot to experience, from fort to market.
Stop for breakfast at the Paranthe wali Gali in old Delhi, famous for different style stuffing mouth-watering paratha, then head to Chandni chowk for cheap yet latest fashion dresses, then head for splendid Red Fort.
Nearby you can head to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India that can hold up to 25,000 people at a time. Designed with the white marble and red sandstones make this site just incredible & worth visiting in Delhi.
If you have time left with and keen to experience modern Delhi then take a U-turn to Connaught Place. Commonly known as CP, it was originally built by Britishers in the period of 1929-1933 during their rule over India. This beautiful architecture was replicated by Lutyens. Originally called Rajive Chawk and now the largest commercial center of the region. You can step into various branded showrooms that cater to your expensive and branded shopping desires. Also, you can head to several prominent restaurants like McDonald’s, Dominos, Burger King, KFC, and others offering delicious traditional food like Pind Balluchi, Garam Dharam to satisfy your appetite. This is not all, there are lots of more in CP, for this, you need to go and check.
Last but not the least, to feel the proud moments of India, stop at India Gate in the evening when light lifts its glory by falling on the site. Also check Raj Ghat, the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Incredible Agra
So you have collected enough memories from the capital City-Delhi. Let’s head towards Agra- the Incredible City.
Fatehpur Sikri– While driving to Agra, stop at Fatehpur Sikri on the way. It is the ancient fortified city once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Spent some time exploring this before continuing to Agra as it has various hidden facts. The fort provides an insight into the life of Emperor Akbar, with home to his three religious wives Christian, Hindu, and Muslim.
Taj Mahal- Agra is of course known for the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The only advice is “Every Tourist Must Visit Taj Mahal Once In Their Life”. This iconic monument will literally attract anyone and the fact behind its inception is simply breathtaking in real life. Built by Shah Jahan, the monument is a memorial of his beloved wife Mumtaz. This makes it sure to be the highlight of your Golden Triangle Trip.
Agra Fort– After you have explored the glorious beauty of the Taj Mahal, it is the time to visit Agra Fort, where his ruthless son Auganzeb held Shah Jahan captive. Here you can also enjoy the dining under the stars like an Esphahan Restaurant will make you feel luxurious in a traditional touch.
These are three major sites of Agra that make it the most visited tourist place and worth to be in the list of Golden Triangle India tours.
The Pink City- Jaipur
Your journey of the Golden Triangle Tour will complete when you step into Rajasthan, Jaipur. The Pink City- Jaipur is flooded with tourist sites. The city of heritage and culture provide endless experience with its beautiful yet captivating sites. Once you reach Jaipur, begin from the old city. Hawa Mahal is the one that is hiding many secrets of the ladies who once lived there.
To explore more, get ready to drive to Amber for Amber Fort. The fort is located 11 km from Jaipur and was once the ancient capital. The forts will leave you speechless with its spectacular mirror artwork and paintings that adorn this structure. To get into the fort, you need to walk up the stairs or you can also take an elephant ride to experience the royal feel. When you are on the top of the fort, you can see the hills that surround the fort on one side and a small water lake on the other. Take your time to enjoy and capture the fascinating views of the fort and the city as well.
The Pink Jaipur city is not limited here. Golden Triangle Tour With Ranthambore will make your trip complete. When you’re ready to go back to Delhi, you’ll cross Ranthambore. It is a wildlife paradise and home to Royal Bengal Tigers. Tourists across the world prefer visiting here to witness the intriguing wilderness. Jaipur is a big city and even two days are less when it comes to exploring the city from too close.
It’s been four days since you left from Delhi, let’s go back with countless memories of the Golden Triangle Tour. Surely, you will return a different person as Golden Triangle India undoubtedly leaves a long-lasting impression that you would like to share with your friends. This travel trip will offer perfection in all aspects.
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