Discover the True Essence of India with Golden Triangle Tour

The Golden Triangle tour is a diverse and unique cultural trip that will leave you in a daze by offering you to visit the monuments and marvels of the country. Your tour will start from the capital of India, Delhi, passing through Uttar Pradesh where you will stop at Agra, leading you to Jaipur in Rajasthan, where you will be able to witness the historical and legendary blushing architecture of India. As all three cities make an equal-sized triangle on the map and are filled with great tourist sites, this Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tour route or interconnection is known as the Golden Triangle in India.

The Golden Triangle Tour is ideal for anyone visiting India for the first time. It is unlikely to find similar travel experience in the country as this exclusive tour on offer takes one on a walk through cultural streets and historical lanes of three most important North Indian cities.

Explore the meticulously crafted itineraries of the Golden Triangle Tour offered by Tour My India, which can be further customized and personalized according to your specific trip requirements.


Delhi - A City of Rich History, Vibrant Culture, and Endless Energy

Discover The Best Of India's Capital City With The Golden Triangle Tour

Delhi, where the majority of international planes land, is where most people begin their journey. Walking through the city's streets and bazaars (markets) is the best way to get a sense of the vibrancy of the capital city. You can spend days exploring the city, and still, you won’t get short on destinations. From all those famous museums to historical monuments, Delhi has many things to offer. Where Old Delhi is filled with historical architecture and attractions, New Delhi is known for its fancy and exciting nightlife.

Agra - The City of Taj, a Treasure of India

Get Lost In The Charm Of India's Most Historic City On The Golden Triangle Tour

In the major Mughal era from 1526-1658, Agra was the capital of India. Today the city is famous for its historical monuments like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, and many more. Among these historical wonders, the Taj Mahal which is made up of white marble from the 17th century represents the symbol of love and it is one of the seven wonders of the world.

Agra Taj Mahal
Jaipur Amer Fort

Jaipur - The city of Vibrant Colors, Grand Palaces & Forts

Unveil The Secrets Of The Rajasthan's Royal City With Golden Triangle India Tour

Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan, was India's first planned city when Maharaja Jai Singh put it on the map in 1727, earning it a place in the Golden Triangle. UNESCO has designated Jaipur as a world-historic site. The last reigning family continues to reside in the city's City Palace. The city possesses some of the most stunning impressions of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles.

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Must-Visit Attractions in Delhi on Golden Triangle India Tour

Delhi is the first and foremost destination to explore on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India. The capital city offers a wealth of experiences, from exotic museums to magnificent monuments that capture the essence of India's diverse history and culture. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of the Yamuna River, one of the most sacred waterways for Hindus in India. Discover the best destinations in this vibrant yet peaceful city that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity.

When Mughal Emperor Shahjahan changed the capital of India from Agra to Delhi in the 17th century, he ordered the establishment of this fort which is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is now one of the city's most visited sights.

This very ornamental and historical mosque is made of red sandstone with white marble strips. At the northern gate, travellers can rent robes or traditional dresses. Make the most of the opportunity to look like a native without feeling out of place.

This very ornamental and historical mosque is made of red sandstone with white marble strips. At the northern gate, travellers can rent robes or traditional dresses. Make the most of the opportunity to look like a native without feeling out of place.

The highest minaret in India is one of the most visited sites in Delhi. The landmark is situated in the Qutub Complex along with other monuments and buildings.

Lotus Temple is constructed in the shape of a lotus (flower) and is situated in the eastern part of Nehru Place. The building is constructed of pure white marble.

Dominates the centre of the city, and is praised for its structural elegance by everyone. The monument is made of stones from Bharatpur that are light brown.

Swaminarayan Akshardham is a stunning temple complex and has now become one of the most extravagant attractions in Delhi. You will be able to ride a boat and enjoy the legendary animated shows here.

Chandni Chowk has an incredible selection of art jewellery. It is an extravagant market situated in Old Delhi which is also famous for the variety of clothes at reasonable prices.
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Agra's Must-See Landmarks on Your Golden Triangle India Tour

As the second stop on the Golden Triangle of India, Agra is a city steeped in the rich history of the Mughal era. With one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, among its many treasures, Agra has emerged as one of the most popular destinations in India. It is recommended to spend at least three days exploring this captivating city, which offers a wealth of magnificent places to visit. Read on to discover these remarkable landmarks of Agra, each explained in brief.

The Taj Mahal is one of the most visited sites in India. The white marble and the tale behind this magnificent architecture attract flocks of tourists per year.

Agra Fort served as the residence of the Mughal emperors. This fort represents the victory and power of the Mughals, who ruled over India for more than three centuries.

Also known as the 'Baby Taj' is made up of white marble like the Taj Mahal. It looks like a replica of the Taj Mahal; many people prefer visiting this site for peace.

Also known as the “city of victory” was established by the Mughal emperor Akbar, who won over the former king. You will be able to witness many monuments inside the city.

In the history of contemporary India, Akbar's Tomb is a very important piece of architecture. Representing the majesty of Akbar, a legend in Mughal history, this is situated in Sikandra.

also known as Moonlight Garden, situated on the bank of the Yamuna River gives off some of the most scenic views of the city.
Jaipur's Must-Visit Gems on the Golden Triangle India Tour

The third and final destination of the Golden Triangle circuit, Jaipur, also known as 'the Paris of India' and 'the Pink City,' is an essential stop on any India trip. This vibrant city boasts a rich history and stunning blush-coloured monuments that are sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors. As one of the leading attractions on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit in India, Jaipur is a must-visit destination for any traveller.

Hawa Mahal is in the Pink City of Jaipur. The architecture is honeycomb-shaped with 953 exquisitely carved windows. The palace was built to live in the summer.

Amer Fort, known for its artistic ornaments, is a great illustration of Rajputana architecture. If you are visiting Jaipur, then this is a must-see destination for you.

Nahargarh Fort, located on the Aravali Ranges offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city. It represents the defence system of ancient India.

Jantar Mantar, which worked as an astronomical facility in the early 18th century, is located in Jaipur. There are over 20 historical instruments present there.

City Palace, known for its culture, is commonly used for hosting religious events. In this symbol of opulence, you will be able to witness the grandeur of magnificent architecture here.

Albert Hall Museum, known for its collection of paintings and jewels is located in Jaipur. There is an Egyptian mummy here, which is the main attraction of the site.

Lake Palace offers a royal welcome to anyone and everyone entering. You will be struck by the awe of the cultural and traditional ornaments present inside it.

The Birla Mandir complex possesses a great idol of Lord Buddha with the most magnificent encompassing culture and tradition of many idols of different gods of Hinduism here.

Jaigarh Fort, established in 1720, was one of the great sources of artillery production for the Rajput Kings. It was built to defend and secure the city from rivals.

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Best Time to Visit Golden Triangle India

It is always essential to choose the best time to visit certain destinations, and if you're planning for a Golden Triangle Tour, then the ideal time for that will be from the months of October to April. During these months, the weather in these cities is very pleasant and comfortable. Also, if you're visiting these destinations during the festive season, you'll have the opportunity to celebrate these vibrant festivals like Diwali or Dussehra. We guarantee that during this trip, you'll gather the best of your lifetime by soaking yourself in the richness of culture and tradition.

How to Reach the Golden Triangle ?

All three cities - Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra which make up the Golden Triangle are quite developed and the transportation facilities are quite accessible to the citizens and tourists visiting these places.

Shopping During Golden Triangle Tour

Shopping in the streets of India is a dream come true as one can easily get a lot of products and items at a very reasonable price. The hub of street markets and shopping malls can be explored in your Golden Triangle Tour. One can buy the most memorable souvenirs ranging from incredible handcrafts to authentic textiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Golden Triangle of India refers to a popular tourist circuit in northern India, which connects the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The circuit is called "Golden Triangle" due to the triangular shape formed by these cities on a map. The Golden Triangle is known for its rich cultural heritage, architectural wonders, and historical significance, including the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, the historic Red Fort in Delhi, and the stunning palaces of Jaipur.

For booking and making payment online for a Golden India tour, you can contact us any day anytime. For online payment, you can pay the cost to our bank through different modes.

Three main North Indian cities, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are included in the Golden Triangle India trip.

The best time to visit Golden Triangle India is from October to February.

Some of the popular attractions in Golden Triangle India are India Gate, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and many more.

Yes, you can purchase souvenirs during a Golden Triangle India tour from several shops in different cities.

Yes, you can customize your Golden Triangle packages by adding several other tourist attractions or trekking destinations in India.

A minimum of six to ten days are required to experience the best of Golden Triangle India.

Yes, the Golden Triangle tour is suitable for solo travellers.

For a Golden Triangle India Tour, you should pack comfortable clothes, winter clothes (if travelling in December-January), comfortable shoes, important medicines, toiletries, important documents, etc.

Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel the Golden Triangle Circuit

If you are visiting in the period between October and February, you will find soothing weather which will make your trip comfortable. However, you will find cold weather from mid-December to January.

Yes, you can purchase souvenirs during a Golden Triangle India tour from several shops in different cities.

There are lots of religious sites to visit in Golden Triangle India such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Lotus Temple, Dayal Bagh, Birla Mandir Temple, Monkey Temple and more.

Golden Triangle India Tour packages come at an affordable budget for every kind of traveller. The cost depends on the inclusion of places one wants to add to the itinerary.

Every kind of transportation is used for a Golden Triangle India tour. You can travel by air, rail or by road to reach one place from another.

More Info On Golden Triangle Of India

The Golden Triangle Tour is considered the ideal option for travellers who want to travel and explore India's rich legacy and history in a limited time. The tour package includes three top locations in North India which include Delfi, Agra and Jaipur. All three together form an equilateral triangle with a distance of 200-250 km from each. These three cities of North India are filled with sightseeing landmarks, rich historical buildings, and streets flowing with culture and traditions. Our guides will guide you throughout the journey starting from Delhi. The alleys of Delhi offer a wide range of delicacies, magnificent museums, bustling marketplaces, and fascinating lifestyles. Agra, where resides one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal will enthral you with historical stories and artistic intelligence of the Mughals. Also while travelling towards the “Pink City of India”, Jaipur, you will get to explore the well recognised Fatehpur Sikri. Here, tourists can observe the diverse Rajasthani culture at Jaipur by exploring the grand palaces and forts where one can get to learn several stories of their kings and queens. Travellers will get a chance to enjoy the grandeur and warm hospitality of the people and indulge in buying Jaipuri clothes and souvenirs. It is true to say that the Golden Triangle Tour offers an exclusive experience of India's rich diversity.

Why is India's Golden Triangle the Perfect Destination for First Time Travellers?

The Golden Triangle Tour in India is said to be ideal for travellers for the first time due to several reasons:

  • Convenient Location : The three cities which make up the Golden Triangle are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur located in the northern part of India and can be easily reached by flight, train or roadways.
  • Diverse Culture and History : From the elegant Mughal monuments of Agra to the royal palaces of Jaipur and the fascinating street life of Delhi, each of these cities offers the best of it to its visitors.
  • Wide Range of Attractions : The cities provide several sightseeing options to its travellers, from scenic locations like Hawa Mahal, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, and Jantar Mantar to breathtaking lakes, bustling marketplaces and grand temples.
  • Numerous Accommodation Options : Every location consists of several categories of accommodation options which range from budget-friendly to high-end properties.
  • Effortless Navigation : For first-time travellers, it is very easy to explore and navigate as the cities are relatively smaller in size.

Top Unique Things You Can Experience on Golden Triangle Tour

Some of the unique things you can experience on the Golden Triangle tour are :

  • Explore the serene cultural landmarks in Delhi
  • At Nizamuddin Dargah enjoy a melancholic Qawwali Night
  • Find comfort by having a boat ride at Yamuna River.
  • Taste the street foods at every nook and corner of these cities.
  • Try to enjoy a pleasurable long drive from Delhi to Agra.
  • Visit the world famous Taj Mahal early in the morning.
  • Purchase the widely renowned Pethas from the shops of Agra.
  • During your tour, purchase souvenirs from the marketplaces of Delhi and Jaipur.
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of Jaipur and Agra.
  • Witness live performances of folk music and dance in Jaipur.
  • Enjoy the latest movies at Raj Mandir Cinema in Jaipur.

Best Eating Places During Golden Triangle Trip

India is an incredible place and it offers you everything especially when it comes to food delicacies. While visiting the cities during the Golden Triangle Tour, Delhi will be the first destination to enjoy and savour your taste buds. Then comes Agra and Jaipur, explore the nook and corner of these cities and taste all the local delicacies during this journey, all these legendary food items starting from Mughlai to South Indian will relish your soul for the rest of your life.

Kulche Chole, Chole Bhature, Jalebi, Halwa, Rajma Chawal and a variety of Parathas The street of Old Delhi (Purani Dilli) is filled with all the lip-smacking food items that will cherish your soul for the rest of your life. Parathe Wali Gali or 'The Parantha Street' is a must-visit and is widely famous among tourists for its variety of Parathas. One can find this location in the Old Delhi area as it is considered a paradise for food lovers. Leaving Delhi without visiting this place will be a huge loss for one as every nook and corner of this place showcases the flavour of Delhi.
Chaat Another food delicacy, Chaat which can be found in the streets of Chandi Chowk highly represents the flavours and taste of Indian spices. This is quite cheaper than the other food items found in Delhi.
Idli, Dosa and Sambhar The delicacies of South India now can be found in almost every city. Almost every South Indian restaurant serves these dishes when you're travelling the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Agra Petha and Mughlai Food The world famous and mouthwater sweet of Agra, Petha will leave you in awe because of its taste. Also, the best Mughlai cuisine can be found on the streets of Agra, the Mughals brought this taste to India.
Butter Chicken, Nihari, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Seekh Kabab, Red Meat Curry People who prefer non-vegetarian will get to taste a wide variety of food items in Delhi and Jaipur. The Jama Masjid food lane of Old Delhi will make you lick your finger as you can find food items like Biryani, Seekh Kebab, Butter Chicken and several other items. While Jaipur will give you the taste of the best Red Meat Curry that will stay in your heart for the rest of your life.
Ghewar, Dal Bati Churma, Mirchi Bada, Kachori Travel to Jaipur will be incomplete if you have not tasted the famous delicacies of this region which include Dal Bati Churma, Kachori, Samosas, and Mirchi Bada. The famous sweet dish, Ghewar is a must try during your Golden Triangle Tour.
Red Meat curry There are plenty of options for non-vegetarians in India. This mild-warm and intense curry from Jaipur will leave you licking your fingers.

Other Beautiful Places in India to Visit Alongside the Golden Triangle Circuit

People who are preparing their minds to explore the other parts of India along with the Golden Triangle Tour Package are highly recommended for visiting these magnificent locations. The stunning locations mentioned below should be a part of your itinerary list while planning your trip.

Ranthambore - Ranthambore National Park was established in the year 1980 which approximately covers an area of 1,334 square kilometres. The Ranthambore Wildlife Reserve is widely recognised for its Royal Bengal Tigers, Sambar deers, Chitals, Nilgai, Leopards, and, Black Bucks along with several resident and migratory birds. Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan and was named after the famous Ranthambore Fort which lies within the forest region. Every year, especially during the months of winter in India, several tourists visit the national park and enjoy its wildlife through jeep and canter safaris.

Varanasi - The land of Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi is located on the banks of River Ganga where millions of devotees visit every year to take a holy bath and perform some religious activities. Devotees believe that taking a bath in its holy water can help them attain salvation and make them free from their sins, making Varanasi one of the major pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The city of Varanasi is situated in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh and is considered one of the ancient cities which dates back thousands of years. The city of Banaras is widely famous among people for its silks (Benarasi Sarees) embroidered with gold and silver threadwork, along with wooden toys, glass bangles, ivory ornaments and brassware. All these features make Varanasi the top tourist destination to explore.

Haridwar - Haridwar where the Ganga flows is considered one of the seven pilgrimage sites for Hindus and showcases the rich culture of India. This ancient city of India located in the state of Uttarakhand is widely famous among travellers for its regular evening “Aarti” ritual, which takes place on the banks of Ganga at Har Ki Pauri. Every year, especially during the annual festival of Kanwar Mela, a wide range of tourists can be seen approaching the region. Tourists not just from India but also from abroad visit the ancient temples and ashrams of Haridwar to explore the spirituality and enjoy adventurous activities such as river rafting, and mountain biking along with experiencing the ayurvedic treatments.

Rishikesh - Rishikesh which is situated on the river banks of Ganga is a centre for studying Yoga and meditation and gaining knowledge about Hindu culture. Titles that are given to this holy place are “Yoga Capital of the World” and “The Adventure Sports Capital of India”. The whole region is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, lush vegetation and ample adventure sports such as bungee jumping, river rafting, rock climbing, and camping which attract a lot of tourists from all over the world. Every year millions of tourists visit this holy destination to calm and relax in its serene surroundings.

Udaipur - The city of Udaipur which is surrounded by the Aravalli hills has a rich history of being the capital of the Mewar Dynasty which dates back to the 16th century. The key elements of this city are its lakes, architectural buildings, forts, gardens, and palaces. The city is also called the “City of Lakes”, including famous tourist attractions such as the City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, and many others. The boat riding inside the Pichola Lake, savouring the Rajasthani delicacies and the history and culture of this western Indian city make Udaipur one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world.

Jaisalmer - The city of Jaisalmer is famously known for its Thar Desert and hence given the title of “Golden City”. The city is beautifully filled with magnificent Havelis, forts, palaces, temples and rich Rajasthani culture. In Jaisalmer, the most recognised landmark is Jaisalmer Fort which is one of the largest forts in the world, attracting travellers from all over the world. Jaisalmer's historic trade centre, the silk route and rich sandstone architecture make Jaisalmer one of the most visited cities by tourists. Here, tourists can enjoy the popular desert safaris in Sam Sand Dunes through camel rides. One can get enthralled in Jaisalmer by its stunning beauty, rich cultural heritage, Rajasthani cuisine and festivals.

Mumbai - Mumbai city of India is home to the Bollywood industry and is visited by people of different cultures and backgrounds every year. This “City of Dreams” is widely famous in the world for its great landmarks which include the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and Shree Siddhivinayak Temple. Mumbai being the capital of Maharashtra is situated in the western part of the country and is connected with the Arabian Sea. The city is called the financial capital along with being one of the most populous cities in India. The Mumbai city is filled with beautiful beaches, vibrant high buildings, and flavourful street food providing each and every individual, the taste and richness of Maharashtra.

Goa - Goa is widely known for its Portuguese culture as it celebrates festivals, food, and architecture in its own way and therefore attracts travellers from all over the world. Every year one can observe a wide range of visitors visit Goa to explore the unique churches and temples, especially during Christmas as it highlights its spiritual legacy. The state of Goa is situated in the western part of the Indian sub-continent and was once famous for its Portuguese colony. The state is recognised for its exciting nightlife and Goan cuisine which include coconuts, spices and seafood. The adventure and water sports of the state can be enjoyed on its beautiful beaches which include Calangute Beach, Palolem Beach, Baga Beach, and many others.

Khajuraho - The Khajuraho Group of Hindu and Jain temples, in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh are popular around the whole world and have become a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Khajuraho temples were built in the 9th and 11th centuries under the Chandela dynasty. The temples provide a rare window into ancient Indian art, architecture, and culture. These temples are recognised for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and exquisite sculptures that represent sensual figures, Hindu mythology, and daily life sightings. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, the Khajuraho temples draw visitors from all over the world and show the country's rich cultural heritage.

Jim Corbett National Park - Jim Corbett National Park is considered one of the oldest national parks, established in the year 1936, and covers an area of approximately 520 km. The national park is greatly recognised for its wide range of wildlife, such as Royal Bengal Tigers, leopards, Asian elephants, spotted deer, wild pigs, and many others. The national park also includes many other species of birds, mammals and reptiles. The Jim Corbett National Park which is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand came to be recognised all over the world because of the famous British hunter and conservationist, Jim Corbett. The national park has been a popular vacation destination for both Indian and foreign tourists. The eco-friendly approach of the park allows visitors to experience the natural beauty and biodiversity of the area.

Bharatpur - Bharat city which is given the title of “Eastern Gate of Rajasthan”, is highly recognised worldwide for its Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The park is now a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been the ideal location for birdwatching. The best time to visit this national park is from October to March as the tourists can explore the beautiful migratory birds and top sightseeing places of the area. Bharatpur is famous for its elegant palaces, exquisite temples and fascinating museums which showcase the rich Rajasthan culture and make it the best tourist destination.

Expert Tips and Advice for Travelling the Golden Triangle in India

  • Make travel plans ahead of time : Thoroughly research the destinations where you want to visit and create a list of important things to make the most of your time.
  • Beware of peak season : You might expect a heavy crowd during the peak season so be prepared.
  • Look out for pickpockets and thieves : A new place can be dangerous for tourists as one should keep their belongings securely.
  • Exchange foreign currencies : Always remember that while travelling to a different country, exchange your currency and know the right amount while spending.
  • Purchase a SIM Card : Buy a local SIM Card with mobile data for browsing and interacting with others.
  • Carry Warm clothes : If visiting the locations, especially in the months of winter, warm clothes are needed to avoid the cold weather.
  • Apply early for a Visa : Travelling to foreign countries requires a Visa, and applying for it can take a lot of time so it is recommended to apply early for it.
  • Carry ID cards : Always remember to carry original photo identification certificates and photocopies of ID cards.
  • Respect cultural differences : Follow certain local customs and beliefs, especially while visiting any spiritual location and dress appropriately.
  • Bargain : When visiting the street markets and local stalls of India, negotiate the price of products while buying as bargaining is common here.
  • Stay hydrated : To avoid dehydration, drink a lot of water, especially during the months of summer.
  • Savour the local delicacies : India boasts a diverse range of cuisine for every kind of taste buds. Taste the local cuisine of several regions during your trip.
  • Respect the indigenous animals : When visiting the national parks and wildlife reserves, it is better not to disturb the fauna and flora of the region.