The Golden Triangle tourist circuit is one of India's most popular ones. Comprising Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, it is called so because these three destinations form a triangle when seen on the map. (Read More)Holidify's wide range of Golden Triangle tour packages takes you across the numerous renowned attractions in these three cities, which include historical monuments, palaces and forts, gardens, markets, and so much more.
Delhi is usually the first destination visited when embarking on the Golden Triangle tour. India's capital, it's synonymous with an illustrious past and is, therefore, home to a multitude of tourist sites. You must visit the magnificent Qutub Minar in Delhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another gem is Humanyun's Tomb, an impressive edifice representing stunning Persian architecture.
You can drive around India Gate, stroll through Lodi Garden, and visit Agrasen ki Baoli. There are numerous museums to tour like the National Gallery of Modern Art, National Museum and Rail Museum. What's more, do spend a day shopping at markets like Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk etc. where you would find souvenirs as well as delicious food!
Agra is the next stop on your Golden Triangle tour; it's about 4 hours from Delhi by road and 2 hours by train. The city is best known for the majestic white marble Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, it is a symbol of love. You can walk around the lush green Mehtab Bagh to catch scenic views of this architectural wonder.
Your trip to Agra must also include visits to Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Anguri Bagh, Jama Masjid and Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb. Moreover, you can also drive to Fatehpur Sikri, which was once the Mughal Empire's capital. It encompasses Jodha Bai's Palace, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, Buland Darwaza etc. Don't forget to get some petha while you're in Agra.
Jaipur is the last leg of your trip, and it is a city that boasts immense culture. Known for its red-pink sandstone structures, it's visited by innumerable tourists who come to see the splendid Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort and City Palace. You can also visit the predominantly submerged Jal Mahal or Galtaji Temple, renowned for its seven holy kunds.
A trip to its impressive stepwells, like the Abhaneri Stepwell, Panna Meena ka Kund, and Chand Baori is a must when you travel to Jaipur. Perhaps you would enjoy a visit to the Albert Hall Museum, one of Rajasthan's oldest museums. And if you are looking for some local handicrafts, jewellery, clothing, pottery etc., you can go to Johari Bazaar or Bapu Bazaar.
The best time to plan your trip is from October to February, when the weather is cool and pleasant. You can stay in hotels, guesthouses, homestays etc. It usually takes about 3-4 days to explore the three cities. Holidify's Golden Triangle holiday packages are fully customisable and affordable and guarantee you countless unforgettable experiences.
The Golden Triangle tourist circuit, which comprises the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is one of India’s most popular tour. You need at least 1 to 3 days to explore these cities. It should give you enough time to see the major tourist attractions in each city; the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk etc. in Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh etc. in Agra and Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar etc. in Jaipur. Of course, if you have more time, you can stay longer in any particular city to see more of what it has to offer.
What is Golden Triangle tour?
The Golden Triangle tour is a very popular tourist circuit in north India which comprises 3 cities; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is known as the Golden Triangle circuit because if one were to join these cities on the map, one would see a triangle.
When should I visit the Golden Triangle?
The best time to embark on the Golden Triangle tour would be during the winter months of October to February when the maximum temperature tends to remain in the 20°C range and the weather is pleasant. The summer months from March bring about extremely hot weather, with the temperatures going over 40°C which would make sightseeing quite unpleasant. However, keep in mind that while the winters are a better time to visit than the summers, it does tend to get quite cold from December to February here.
How do you get to the Golden Triangle in India?
If you’re planning to go on the Golden Triangle tour, the most convenient way to start the trip would be from Delhi. From there, head over to Agra, by car/taxi (about 3 to 4 hours), by flight (approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) or by train (about 2 hours 30 minutes). From Agra, move on to Jaipur by car/taxi (approximately 4 hours) or train (about 4 hours 45 minutes). Taking a flight isn’t a convenient option since it takes over 7 hours because there is no direct flight.
Is Golden Triangle of India worth visiting?
Yes, taking the Golden Triangle tour is definitely worth it because you get to see some of India’s most popular tourist destinations which are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You would find packages at a reasonable price and would be able to visit major tourist attractions such as the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal etc. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the different cultures and traditions of north India and taste some delicious food!
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