Golden Triangle Tour – Know Everything About India’s Golden Triangle

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India, a land of diverse history, enchanting colours, rich traditions, magical destinations, architectural marvels, and enchanting nature, is also the home to one of the most sought after travel routes in the world – the Golden Triangle! Meandering across three most popular tourist destinations in the world – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, this is one such travel route that will introduce you with the golden past of the country.

Well, if you are wondering what makes this route one of the most enticing routes, here is what you must know about the Golden Triangle tour:

 

  • The Golden Triangle Route:

India’s capital city Delhi serves as the origin of this magical tour; you would be spending the first two days of their Golden Triangle tour in the historic capital of India. Over these two days, you will get to unfold the many different pages of India’s bygone history. Dotted with numerous historic landmarks, the quaint city of Delhi along with Old Delhi will help you revisit India’s bygone charm and appeal. These two days will also make you witness how history gets mixed with the modern aura and essence!

After having a delightful rendezvous with how ancient aura gets blended with the modern charisma, the Golden Triangle tour will follow the historic tails to Agra – the City of Taj Mahal! Your visit to this Mughal city will unravel yet more pages of history, and witness some of the most brilliant architectures from the past. To be precise here, the city of Agra will get you introduced with the wondrous Taj Mahal or the eternal symbol of love, and many other grandeurs from the past!

After having a tryst with ancient history and modern glitz, discovering the bucolic charm and appeal of India, this magical tour will head towards the ‘Desert Capital of India’, Rajasthan. Within the forthcoming two days, you will be visiting the ‘Pink City’ or Jaipur – the capital city of Rajasthan!

From the moment, you land on the bosom of the great Thar Desert, you will definitely feel a uniqueness in the ambience around you. Royalty, elegance, rustic cultures, colourful traditional, magnificent palaces, astounding forts, and warm locals in and Jaipur will surely keep you wonderstruck for these two days.

With the completion of these two days, you will be finally driven back to Delhi. As you arrive in the national capital, this wonderful Golden Triangle tour will come to a livelier end!

 

  • Attractions Covered in Golden Triangle Tour:

Delhi (New & Old Delhi):

  1. Red Fort: Built in 1639 by Shah Jahan, this historic fort was once the official residence of the Mughal dynasty.
  2. Jama Masjid: Another major landmark in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid or the ‘Masjid Jahan Nooma’ is the largest mosque in India.
  3. Lotus Temple: A lotus-shaped temple that is open to all, this wonderful place of worship is the primary centre for the Bahá’í people.
  4. Raj Ghat: The final resting ground of Mahatma Gandhi – Father of the Nation, is known for its eternal flames and is a must site to visit.
  5. Chandni Chowk: The most bustling locality in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk will take you back into time!
  6. Qutub Minar: A UNSESCO World Heritage Site, this glorious minaret was a major landmark of the Delhi Sultanate.
  7. Lodhi Garden: Carrying a bucolic charm, this garden spreads across 90 acres of lush and pristine vegitation.
  8. Humayun’s Tomb: Maqbara-e-Humayun or the Humayun’s Tomb was constructed by Bega Begum in the memory of Mughal emperor Humayun.
  9. India Gate: Located on Rajpath, this war memorial is indeed a testimony to patriotism, devotion, and love towards the country.

 

Agra:

  1. Fatehpur Sikri: The once a capital of the Mughal Empire, this glorious city was founded Akbar the great, and is on ruins now.
  2. Taj Mahal: This is one such marvel that needs no introduction! The eternal symbol of love, it is also one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’.
  3. Agra Fort: This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as the residence to Mughal erstwhile families till the capital was finally shifter to Red Fort.
  4. Agra Market: A must to visit place in the Golden Triangle circuit to witness and experience the bucolic warmth of India’s rustic cultures and traditions.

 

Jaipur:

  1. Hawa Mahal: Resembling much to the crown of Lord Krishna, this is one such palace that will surely take your breathesaway with its marvellous architecture!
  2. City Palace: Come and explore the elegant charm of life in the ‘Land of Maharajs’ with a historic visit to the opulent City Palace.
  3. Jantar Mantar: A visit to this equinoctial sundial in Jaipur will get you acquainted with the patronage of Rajput rulers in Rajasthan.
  4. Amber Fort and Palace: One of the finest sites in the Golden Triangle route, Amber Fort and Palace is a true treasure trove to rediscover the golden history of Rajasthan.
  5. City Market: A visit to this quaint marketplace will bring you closer to the local life and colourful facets of Jaipur.

 

  • Other Popular Destinations Included in Golden Triangle:
  1. Bharatpur:

Located around 55km from Agra, 178km from Jaipur and 180km from the national capital, Bharatpur is the home to UNESCO World Heritage Site Keoladeo National Park. One of the most stunning places to visit while on the Golden Triangle tour, this historic city is also known as ‘Lohagarh’ or the ‘Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan’.

 

  1. Sariska:

For the wildlife lovers, this is one of the most sought after add-ons while touring around the Golden Triangle. Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve is an ideal place to have an encounter with the mighty cats.

 

  1. Jodhpur:

Welcome to the ‘Blue City’; let loose yourself and enjoy the imperial beauty of Jodpur! A true oasis in the great Thar Desert, this city is dotted with numerous historical landmarks and sites to visit.

 

  1. Udaipur:

One of the most pictorial city in the ‘Desert Capital of India’, Udaipur is all about lakes, royalty, love, and romance! Visit this city if you want to witness some of the most lavish ceremonies in the country!

 

  1. Pushkar:

Visit the holy land of Pushkar and seek blessings from the only Lord Brahma temple in the country. It is in this sacred place where you can witness the largest camel fair in the world.

 

  1. Khajuraho:

The ancient town of Khajuraho is in fact one of the most sought after add-ons in Golden Triangle circuit. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historic as well as pious city is also called the ‘Temple Town of India’.

 

 

  • Best Time to book Golden Triangle Tour:

Golden Triangle tour is among those incredible tours that can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, keeping in mind about the climatic conditions, October to February or early March can be called as the best time to embark on the Golden Triangle circuit.

 

  • Golden Triangle Tour Packages/Itineraries: 
  1. Golden Triangle Tour Package 01:
  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
  • Day 02: Drive from Delhi to Agra
  • Day 03: Drive from Agra to Jaipur (via Fatehpur Sikri)
  • Day 04: Sightseeing in Jaipur
  • Day 05: Drive from Jaipur to Delhi

 

  1. Golden Triangle Tour Package 02:
  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
  • Day 02: Full-day Sightseeing in Delhi
  • Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Agra
  • Day 04: Drive from Agra to Jaipur (via Fatehpur Sikri)
  • Day 05: Full-day Sightseeing in Jaipur
  • Day 06: Drive from Delhi to Jaipur

 

  1. Golden Triangle Tour Package 03:
  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi, Drive from Delhi to Agra
  • Day 02: Drive from Agra to Jaipur (via Fatehpur Sikri)
  • Day 03: Full-day Sightseeing in Jaipur
  • Day 04: Drive from Jaipur to Pushkar
  • Day 05: Full-day Pushkar Sightseeing
  • Day 06: Drive from Pushkar to Delhi

 

  1. Golden Triangle Tour Package 04:
  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
  • Day 02: Full-day Sightseeing in Delhi
  • Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Jaipur
  • Day 04: Full-day Sightseeing in Jaipur
  • Day 05: Drive from Jaipur to Agra (via Fatehpur Sikri)
  • Day 06: Half-day Sightseeing in Agra, Train from Agra to Varanasi
  • Day 07: Arrival in Varanasi, Full-day Varanasi Sightseeing
  • Day 08: Boat Riding in Varanasi with Sarnath Excursion
  • Day 09: Flight from Varanasi to Delhi

 

 

  • Dos and Don’ts in Golden Triangle:
  • You might experience different climatic conditions during the tour; pack your bags accordingly for a delightful experience.
  • As the tour revolves around historic sites, sacred places and major landmarks, you must abide by the local tourism guidelines.
  • Dress properly and do not hurt the sentiments of the locals while enjoying your Golden Triangle tour.
  • Always carry bottled drinking water, energy bars, skin moisturizers, and other such essentials while on the tour.
  • Make sure you book your Golden Triangle tour packages with reliable or certified travel agencies.
  • Follow your tour guide’s advice and instructions properly.
  • Never leave the group while travelling within the city limits or to different destinations.
  • Do not carry valuables while strolling around the local marketplaces.
  • It is wise to carry photocopy of your ID proofs while in the tour.

 

 

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