Those with a tight travel schedule or a desire to peek inside the rich culture and history of India often choose the Golden Triangle Tour. Covering three northern destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which form a roughly equilateral triangle, some 200-250km along each side, 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. Expect to be dazzled by the magnificent monuments and the contrasting life around it in Delhi; along with it tantalize your taste buds by gorging on variety of flavoursome cuisines and checking out some old and new flourishing markets. In Agra, take a walk back in time and apart from feasting eyes on Taj Mahal, appreciate the eye for details of the art-loving Mughals. Get the opportunity to sneak a look at one of the best walled cities in India, Fatehpur Sikri en route Jaipur. Dubbed as ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is the high point of the Golden Triangle Tour as it is here one gets the glimpse of the vibrant culture of India. Not only gaze at colossal forts and palaces in Jaipur that tell tales of valour and prudence but also imbibe the culture the city offers. Delight in the warm hospitality at venues like Chokhi Dhaani and look forward to incredible shopping experience.
Truly, a Golden Triangle Tour is all that it takes to get an insight of a country as culturally and historically rich as India.
As one of the three destinations that make Golden Triangle Tour a truly golden experience, Delhi welcomes everyone who enjoy contrasts. Home to a plethora of historic monuments, the city is abuzz with modern markets, shopping malls, restaurants/lounges and amusement parks that make one spoilt for choice. The chaotic streets of Chandani Chowk, the colossal Jama Masjid, the towering Qutub Minar and the ruins at Mehrauli offer a good walk down the historic lanes, whereas, the circular market of Connaught Place, the imperial Rajpath and the arched India Gate add to the diversity of the city. Many parks and gardens along with museums, stadiums and cultural centres justifies why Delhi is an important destination of the Golden Triangle Tour.
The proud abode of the ‘Symbol of Love’, Taj Mahal, Agra takes one on a journey back to the Mughal era. Dotted with fort, palaces, mausoleums and mosques, Agra makes one realize the deep love of Mughals for art and architecture. Take a camel ride to the entrance of the majestic Taj Mahal that tell a tale of an undying love. Walk through the massive door of Agra Fort that once was called home by the Mughals. Pay homage to one of country’s greatest ruler, Akbar at his place of rest, Sikandra. Important of all is to get an eyeful of Fatehpur Sikri, a walled city with palaces, gardens and mosques that certainly have put Agra on the map.
Jaipur is exactly how a capital of a royal and culturally rich state should be. The third-leg of the Golden Triangle Tour, Jaipur is about gigantic forts and palaces that have exquisite architecture; temples that attract religious souls and culture that can never go unnoticed. The city is able to house all flavours of Rajasthan, from handicraft to architecture and traditions to cuisine everything in the city is worthy of being experienced and witnessed. For history lovers there are forts like Amer and Nahargarh, for shopaholics there are traditional bazaars and for epicureans, there is Chokhi Dhaani. Being the capital city, Jaipur is also spiced with modern flavours and thus one can see it dotted with malls, cafes/lounges and boutiques.
Although the three destinations welcome travellers round the year but it is ideal to plan a Golden Triangle Tour between September and March. The weather during these months remains salubrious; and thus add to the charm of exploring.