Golden Triangle Tour of India
Undoubtedly, India is one of the most favorite destinations of tourists. India is such a huge country that even a lifetime is not enough to explore it completely. It is chock full of places to see, things to do, food dishes to eat and what not else. Therefore, if you are planning to take a tour of India, it will be better to familiarize yourself a bit with India. If you are visiting India for the first time and you are interested in history and culture then this tour will surely be an unforgettable affair for you.
What is the Golden Triangle Tour?
Golden Triangle Tour is the most famous tourism circuit of India. This tour lets you explore the three most sought-after tourist destinations of India, i.e. Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The circuit is known as the Golden Triangle since all these three cities form a shape of almost an equilateral triangle on the Indian map. All these cities covers are quite equidistant to each other, approximately 200-250 km. Each city has its own specialty- Delhi is famous for its appealing city life, Jaipur is the world-famous for its royal touch and last but not least, Agra is known worldwide for India’s pride, i.e. Taj Mahal. The Golden Triangle Tour initiates from the national capital of Delhi and covering the cities of Jaipur and Agra in between also culminates in Delhi. During this tour, you will be inquiring into all the major attractions of these popular cities.
Top suggested Golden Triangle circuit packages are:
- 10 Days – Golden triangle trip with Varanasi
- 07 Days – Golden triangle heritage tour
- 11 Days – Golden triangle tour with Khajuraho
- 12 Days – Golden triangle tour from Amritsar
Delhi – National Capital of India
The heart of India, Delhi is brimful of historical monuments, bustling markets and a lot of greenery. It justifies its title of being the heart and soul of the nations as it is also the administrative seat of India. It is quite famous for its vast history and cultural heritage. The capital city is divided into two parts- Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi is an exquisite representation of the Mughal era while British influences can be spotted in New Delhi. People from all walks of life can enjoy in Delhi, irrespective of age. Despite the innovations springing up in Delhi, the ancient city has maintained to keep its historic charm intact as it houses several beautiful parks and gardens, heritage monuments and even age-old markets.
What to see in Delhi?
- One of the most famous Mughal monuments in Delhi is Red Fort. Built of red sandstone, this majestic fort was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Some of the major tourist attractions of the fort are Naubat Khana, Rang Mahal, Moti Masjid, etc.
- Recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qutub Minar is the five-storeyed minaret in Mehrauli. This huge tower is made up of marble and sandstone. A visit to this famous historical site can be really amusing.
- Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to the father of the nation, i.e. Mahatma Gandhi. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, it is a black marble platform at the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Humayun’s Tomb is a spectacular mausoleum built in the memory of Mughal emperor Humayun. Situated in Nizamuddin, this tomb is one of the best Mughal monuments and is also the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Another marvelous specimen of the finest architecture and creativity is the Parliament House. Built-in imperial style, this secretarial building is a circular colonnaded building and also has a beautiful garden.
What to do in Delhi?
- Pay homage at the India Gate war memorial
- Tune in to a Qawwali night at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
- Take a ride in Delhi Metro
- Enjoy the nightlife of Delhi
- Explore the art collections by visiting museums and art galleries
Which are the holy places in Delhi?
- Akshardham Temple
- Jama Masjid
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Lotus Temple
- Sacred Heart Cathedral Church
Where to shop in Delhi?
- Chandni Chowk
- Sarojini Nagar
- Connaught Place
- Lajpat Nagar
- Dilli Haat
What to eat in Delhi?
- Chhole Bhature
- Gol Gappe
- Dahi Bhalla
- Rabri Falooda
- Raj Kachori
What are the best places to visit near Delhi?
- Manesar: Known for its lush greenery and scenic surroundings, Manesar is a perfect place to hang out with friends on a short trip. It is endowed with several tourist attractions such as Mata Sheetala Devi Temple, Golf Course, Camp Mustang and many others.
- Surajkund: If you are looking out for a peaceful destination, then you must opt for Surajkund. It can be best visited in February during the Surajkund Fair, which is an elaborate and colorful affair of celebration and joy. Surajkund Lake can also be your choice for spending some quality time in the company of your loved ones.
- Unchagaon: If you wish to escape from your monotonous and boring life, then you can head towards the Unchagaon Fort. This spectacular edifice is managed by Raja Surendra Pal Singh, who inherited it when he was just 10 years old. Today, this fort serves as a heritage hotel, which extends the warmest hospitality to its guests with modern facilities and unforgettable experience of stay.
Where to stay in Delhi?
There is no dearth of accommodation options in Delhi as it is befitted to shelter all, irrespective of taste, budget and even class. One can easily find affordable guesthouses or hotels to stay in. In case you want to have luxury vacations, you can opt for famous and five-star hotel hotels of Delhi, which are proficient with all world-class facilities and will offer you an extravagant experience of holidays.
When to visit Delhi?
- October to March
How to reach Delhi?
- By Air: The biggest airport in the country, Indira Gandhi International Airport can be used to land in Delhi.
- By Road: In case you have arrived in any other city, you can take the help of the government or private transport to reach Delhi. Delhi shares good road connectivity with the major cities of the country.
- By Train: Delhi is the headquarters of North Indian Railway. Therefore, one can easily reach Delhi by deboarding at any of the two major railway stations- New Delhi Railway Station or Old Delhi Railway Station.
For more variations of Golden Triangle Tour, top suggested tour packages are:
- 07 Days – Golden Triangle Holiday Package
- 06 Days – Most Popular Golden Triangle Tour
- 06 Days – Golden triangle culinary tour package
- 07 Days – Golden triangle train tour package
- 11 Days – Golden triangle train tour with Khajuraho
Agra – City of Taj
Located on the western bank of River Yamuna in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is home to the pride of India, i.e. Taj Mahal. India Tour cannot be considered a complete one without a visit to this ancient and historic city. Its vast heritage is evident through its monuments, which represents the best of Mughal architecture as well as distinguished artistry. Since this city harbors one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it contributes largely to the tourism of India and is flocked by tourist from all over the world throughout the year. It used to be the capital city during the Mughal Period but after the death of Shah Jahan’s dear wife Mumtaz Mahal, the capital was shifted to Delhi. The city is also known by the name of “Taj Nagri”.
Top suggested packages for North India tour are:
- 13 Days – North India Culture Tour
- 10 Days – Golden triangle trip with Varanasi
- 11 Days – North India tour with Nepal
- 11 Days – North India tour with Khajuraho
- 15 Days – North India spiritual tour from Amritsar
What to see in Agra?
- Words fall short while describing the Taj Mahal. Not only it is famous all over the world as one of the Seven Wonders of the World but is also renowned due to its history and its flawless architectural beauty. It is addressed by several names, some of which are “A Symbol of Love”, “A Love Poem written in Marble”, etc.
- Made up of red sandstone, the walled-city of Fatehpur Sikri is another charming tourist attraction of the city. The city is one of the finest specimens of Mughal architecture.
- Spread over an area of 119 acres in Sikandra, Tomb of Akbar preserves the mortal remains of the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. The tomb has several attractions like four gates, four storeys, marble pavilion and its fused architecture, which is a blend of Rajputana and Mughal style.
- Built-in 1573 by Mughal emperor Akbar, Agra Fort (Red Fort of Agra) is a massive citadel on the banks of River Yamuna. This majestic structure is also made up of red sandstone and is considered as the epitome of Mughal Rule.
- Often identified as “Baby Taj’, Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah is located on the eastern bank of River Yamuna. This edifice portrays marvelous artwork along with marble lattice screens and fine carvings.
What to do in Agra?
- Catch a captivating sight of Taj Mahal from the banks of River Yamuna
- Enjoy the musical drama based on Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal at Kalakriti Conventional Centre
- Admire the beauty of Jahangir Mahal
- Have a look at beautiful sunset while enjoying a boat ride in River Yamuna
- Decipher the charisma of Dayal Bagh
What are the holy places in Agra?
- Jama Masjid
- Mangleshwar Temple
- Guru ka Taal
- Moti Masjid
- Bageshwarnath Temple
Where to shop in Agra?
- Kinari Bazaar
- Sadar Bazaar
- TDI Mall
- Subhash Bazaar
What to eat in Agra?
- Aloo Tikki
- Papri Chaat
What are the best places to visit near Agra?
- Mathura: It is a must-visit place near Agra as it is located only at a distance of 57 km and is known as the abode of Lord Krishna. The fascination of the birthplace of Lord Krishna along with magnificent artwork and spectacular sculptures lure everyone.
- Bharatpur: It is the best place to visit for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. This place is famous owing to Keoladeo National Park, where one can spot several rare and endangered species.
- Vrindavan: Full of divinity and love, this is a quaint town located at a distance of 75 km from Agra. This city is popular among people as Lord Krishna spent his childhood and played with Radha and her friends here only. It also holds spiritual importance as there are so many grandiose temples located in this town.
Where to stay in Agra?
Agra has ample no. of options for accommodation. You can find hotels and guesthouses at reasonable prices as well as you can experience royalty and make use of all luxuries by staying in any deluxe hotel or heritage hotel of your choice.
When to visit Agra?
- October to March
How to reach Agra?
- By Air: The nearest airport to reach Agra is Kheria Airport at a distance of 8 km.
- By Road: Agra is easily accessible from all the major cities of the country such as Delhi, Lucknow, Gwalior, Kanpur, etc. Buses can be a good option to reach Agra.
- By Train: Agra constitutes 4 railway stations- Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort, Idgah Agra Junction and Raja Ki Mandi. All these stations share good connectivity with major cities of the country.
Jaipur – Pink City
The capital city of Rajasthan is quite abundant in culture and heritage. It is an exquisite amalgamation of ancient and modern. Founded by Rajput ruler Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is replete with forts, palaces, temples, museums and mansions, all of which represent royal influences. Moreover, the city is quite famous among tourists as the ‘Pink City” as it was painted in pink color to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria who visited the city in 1876. Jaipur also hosts several fairs and festivals, out of which the most famous ones are Elephant Festival and Literature Festival. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle, which is the most famous tourist circuit of India.
Top suggested packages for Rajasthan Travel are:
- 12 Days – Rajasthan heritage tour
- 16 Days – Forts and palaces tour of Rajasthan
- 08 Days – Pushkar fair tour package
- 13 Days – Colourful Rajasthan holiday tour
- 19 Days – Rajasthan vacation tour with Taj Mahal
- 15 Days – Photography tour in Rajasthan
- 14 Days – A customized tour of Rajasthan
What to see in Jaipur?
- The City Palace of Jaipur is not an ordinary palace but it is a huge complex, which was built during 1729-32 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Its architectural beauty is a sight to behold as it features a conglomerate of Mughal, European and Rajput styles.
- Mostly known as Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds is a spectacular five-storeyed palace. This palace was established by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 to enable the royal women to enjoy the views of all the festivities without leaving the palace. It is a pyramidal structure made up of pink and red sandstone and features as many as 953 windows, which are also known as Jharokhas.
- Perched on the top of the Aravali Hills lies the majestic Amer Fort (Amber Fort). Holding vast history, this architectural masterpiece was built by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592 and has many tourist attractions in the form of Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Mahal and Diwan-e-Aam.
- The largest stone astronomical observatory in the world is Jantar Mantar. Also recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ancient observatory contains 19 instruments built out of stone and brass. It is a part of a collection of five observatories, other four being located in New Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura.
- Another historic building boasting of the Rajput opulence is Nahargarh Fort. It is a massive structure ornated with delicate carvings and stonework. Exhibiting beautiful Indo-European architecture, this hill fort has many attractions like Diwan-e-Aam, Madhavendra Bhawan, Nahargarh Biological Park and temples.
What to do in Jaipur?
- Enjoy the nightlife of Jaipur by visiting Chokhi Dhani village
- Relish in the royal experience of watching a movie at the most popular Raj Mandir cinema
- Explore Jaipur by taking an early morning cycling tour
- Try your hands on ziplining at the Aravali Hills
- Get amazed by paying a visit to Jaipur Wax Museum
What are the holy places in Jaipur?
- Galtaji Temple
- Birla Mandir
- Govind Devji temple
- Sanghi Ji – Shri Digambar Jain Temple
- Akshardham Temple
Where to shop in Jaipur?
- Tripolia Bazar
- Johari Bazaar
- Bapu Bazaar
- Tibbati Bazaar
- Nehru Bazaar
What to eat in Jaipur?
- Mirchi Bada
- Gatte ki Sabji
- Daal Bati Churma
- Moong Thal
What are the best places to visit near Jaipur?
- Tonk: Located at a distance of only 9- km from Jaipur, Tonk is a peculiar town famous for its architectural marvels. One can have a gala time at the nearby lake area while for history buffs, the splendid artwork of mosques and temples can be really appealing.
- Sariska: It is one of the most preferred locations of adventure enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Catch a glimpse of striped hyenas, tigers, birds, monkeys, deers, etc. during jeep safari, which will be a thrilling experience.
- Alwar: If you happen to be an admirer of Mughal architecture, then no other place can match the excellence of Alwar. Here, one can visit vintage forts for admiring Mughal artwork and can also relax near the lake by taking up a boat ride.
Where to stay in Jaipur?
Jaipur has a wide variety of accommodations for all budgets, different shapes, and sizes. You are sure to get the best hospitality in Jaipur since Rajasthan is known for it’s friendly and helping people. In Jaipur, you can find all, from backpacker hostels to economic guesthouses and from luxurious hotels to heritage hotels. A stay in a luxury or heritage hotel will definitely leave you awestruck by the mesmerizing views of the surroundings.
When to visit Jaipur?
- November to March
How to reach Jaipur?
- By Air: Jaipur International Airport is the nearest one to reach Jaipur.
- By Road: Bus services ply regularly from the major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Vadodara, Ajmer, Delhi, Kota, etc.
- By Train: Trains connect Jaipur to all the major cities of the country.
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