Offering a vivacious experience India invites explorers from all corners of the world. A wide range of culture and traditions waits in India to be explored and most importantly felt, but the question arises how to explore India, as the country is no small of an affair, well the trick is to pick few closely knitted destinations and visit them one by one. On the other side the best way to explore different flavours on a single visit is to take up the Golden Triangle tour in India. This tour covers three important destinations of North India, namely Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Situated fairly about at a distance of 200-250kms from each other, they form a prominent triangle.
Let us get into the reasons what makes the Golden Triangle India so special and what are the travel essentials that one needs to know before taking a tour:
Nothing can beat the fact that the Golden Triangle Tour gives an opportunity to go on a journey of odds; each destination the Golden triangle represents different culture, tradition, history and completely different looks. Expect a rendezvous with lot of information, bright pictures and spicy food throughout the trip. If you are someone who enjoys shopping, then this trip will make you feel as if you are on a shopping spree, as each destination is replete with colorful bazaars that sells some or the other interesting item. If budget is less of a concern for you, then expect to be showered with redundant luxury and hospitality. On the other hand, if budget is what you have to hold on to, then get ready to be bestowed with accommodation options like never before, hospitality will suddenly redefine itself, comfort might also step aside and leave you in the hands of fate, but whatever it is just know and accept the fact that the fun of the trip is in facing challenges. After all, the sweet and sour experiences make the memories of Incredible India worth cherishing.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the hub for many international flights. World class airlines like Air India, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airlines, Qantas Airlines and Singapore Airlines have quite a large number of flights operating directly between many major cities of the world and Delhi, providing easy and comfortable journey to the starting point of the Golden Triangle Trip. Advance booking of air tickets is a good idea in order to get some discount on the tickets. It is ideal to let the various tour operators carry your burden on the tour of the Golden Triangle. Tour operators like Tour My India allow customization of Golden Triangle tour packages that gives traveller a choice to what to keep in the trip and what further should be added in the tour. While the travel agency makes all the arrangements for you, your dream of having a wonderful and hassle free India tour comes true.
As the first destination of the Golden Triangle Holidays in India, Delhi warmly welcomes the visitors and takes on the ride of the glorious era of Delhi Sultanate. The indelible monuments, the story behind their making and their architecture will surely catch your eye and attention. The city is divided into two prominent parts namely, Old Delhi and New Delhi. Each part of the city has its own charm and ways to allure tourists.
Old Delhi looks completely different from New Delhi. Congested street, cluster of houses and shops are the identity of this part of Delhi. Old Delhi is an excellent place to shop for Indian ethnic wears like Saree and Suits, the market is popularly known as Chandani Chowk. The market is also famous for delicious Indian street food and Mughalai cuisine. Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and Red Fort are the main attractions of Old Delhi.
New Delhi is more organized, with broader roads and flyovers managing the traffic. This part of the city is largely dominated by luxury hotels, clusters of shopping malls, good eating joints and terrific market areas like Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Kamla Nagar Market. The British era like India Gate, Connaught Place, Parliament House and President’s House and the famous Mughal era structure Humayun’s Tomb are some of the major attractions in New Delhi. The Revolving Hotel called Parikrama and Palika Bazaar, which is an underground market are also worth visiting in Delhi.
As the second destination of the Indian Golden Triangle Tour, Agra is an excellent stopover to experience the passion of true love, Agra, the land of the legendary Taj Mahal opens a door for you. Although a bit congested as far as a city is concerned, its attractions keeps the tourists busy and help them ignore the demerits of the surroundings. A perfect place to see the marvels of Mughal architecture, Agra is the place to be at.
The city speaks in a high pitch about architectural grandeurs, of course the Taj Mahal, the everlasting epitome of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World tops the chart here as well, there are indeed many other structures that capture one’s heart like Agra Fort, Sikandra, Akbar’s Tomb, Itimad –Ud -Dualah and Fatehpur Sikri. Sweet made of white pumpkin, which is popularly known as Petha is the specialty of Agra city. Agra is also famed for carving the white marbles, embroidery work, carpet making and leather goods. Kinnari Bazar, Shah Market, Sadar Bazar and Sanjay Place are the thriving markets in Agra.
The royal crown of west India, Jaipur is a natural charmer. The majestic forts and the rich culture mark the identity of Jaipur. The city also shows a perfect contrast of modern life in a traditional set up, one is spoilt for choices, when it comes to sightseeing in Jaipur and entertainment in Jaipur. So, to check what are the options for sightseeing in Jaipur are, here is the list:
Majestic forts makes most of the Jaipur, the city is replete with the symbol of the royals. Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jaigarh Fort are the gems of Jaipur. There are other exciting places like the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Albert Hall Museum. The Jaipur Literature Festival, Elephant festival, Sitla Mata fair, Chaksu fair, Elephant Safari and Hot air balloon rides are other attractions in Jaipur. A trip to the Old Jaipur City might also intrigue some visitors.
The Rajasthani cuisine is such a delight for those who enjoy spicy food, Dal Baati Churma is a must try, an occasionally made sweet called Ghewar is also the speciality of Jaipur. There are many big and small markets all over the city that sell ivory items, handmade goods and puppets. Shopping in Jaipur is an incredible experience; the colourful markets can win over your heart quite easily.
The folk music and dance is also one of the greatest attention grabber in Jaipur. Puppet shows is yet another attraction in Jaipur. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and National Park, which is situated at a distance of about 140kms from Jaipur is a must visit.
What adds to the magic of Golden Triangle circuit in India is the very fact that all three destinations, although clad with different culture and traditions are soaked in the same spirit of unity of India. The destinations celebrate being in the common thread and showcasing different cultures that India is truly proud of.
It normally takes about 7 to 10 days to complete the Golden Triangle tour in India. If you allow a travel agency like Tour My India to help you with the trip, you can finally unload the heavy laden issues of travelling on our shoulders. From train/domestic flights bookings to hotel bookings, from meals to sightseeing facilities everything can be taken care at rates and prices that you can afford. Here is our best ideal itinerary for the Golden Triangle Tour in India:
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi, our representative will meet you and assist you till your check in process at the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning go for sightseeing tour in Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat (the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Shanti Vana (the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru) and Jama Masjid. Drive past the famous Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
In the afternoon, visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch) and Lakshminarayan Temple (a modern Hindu Temple). Also drive past the President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi to Agra
In the morning drive to Agra, en route stop at Sikandra for sightseeing and photography. On your arrival at Agra, our representative will meet you and assist you in your hotel check in process. Later we take you for a visit to Agra Fort which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am (the hall of public) and Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private). Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Agra
In the morning, visit the famous Taj Mahal. Afternoon is free; you can either go for shopping or spend time exploring other parts of modern Agra City. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Agra to Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur; en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour. On your arrival at Jaipur, our representative assist you in your hotel check in process. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur
In the morning visit the Amber Fort, the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of victory). Ascend the fort on an Elephant back. In the afternoon, go for sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory and Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past the Hawa Mahal. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur to Delhi
Leave Jaipur for Delhi. En route, halt for lunch. On arriving Delhi our representative assist you till your check in process at the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Transfer to Airport
Stay in the hotel and relax till evening or you can go shopping and explore Delhi more. In late evening, head for the Delhi airport for onward destination.
Other than this package, we offer three more packages: 3N/4D, 4D/5N, 5N/6D, which will suit your budget and tight schedules. Due to time shortage we might cut down on few of the destinations, but we ensure on covering all important places to see in this tour along with offering you sufficient time to relax as well.
We understand your urge of exploring India thoroughly, thus we offer packages that include other destinations other than with the Golden Triangle Tour Package. Wildlife is much of an attraction, thus those who like to extend their stay in Jaipur can also visit one of India’s best National Park called Ranthambore National Park. We offer 8N/9D Ranthambore Packagealong with the visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The tour begins from Delhi and then continues to Jaipur, Ranthambore and finally concludes at Agra. There are many who are fascinated with the vibrant and vivacious Goa and thus dream of having a holiday there, thus for them we have a special 11N/12D Goa package along with the Golden Triangle Tour.The tour begins from Delhi and continues to Agra, Jaipur and finally ends at the free-spirited Goa. There are still more who like to see the spiritual face of India, we give them the opportunity to see a different picture of the country by offering extended Indian Golden Triangle Tour Package. We offer 7N/8D Ajmer Package, in which one gets the chance to visit the sacred shrine of great Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti. The tour begins customarily from Delhi, continues to Agra, Jaipur and finally completes in Ajmer City. Another package for a spiritual tour offered is the 8N/9D Varanasi Package, which include the visit to the sacred land of Hindus, Varanasi is the perfect reflection of traditionally and culturally rich India. The tour as usual begins from Delhi, continues to Jaipur and Agra and then return to Delhi and finally head for Varanasi.
India is a vibrant and vivacious doze of entertainment for the explorers, needless to mention that it sometimes becomes challenging as well. The Golden Triangle Tour let you explore one of the best faces of India. At Tour My India, we make sure that yours every visit and exploration urge is best treated and well-provided.