The Golden Triangle Tour India- Guide 2021

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The Golden Triangle Tour India

About the Golden Triangle Tour India

The Golden Triangle Tour India is the most popular tour amongst travellers because it covers the three best tourist destinations across North India. These destinations are Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur and which is why this tour is also known as the Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour. All three of these cities played a very important role in Indian history. These cities have seen the rise and fall of many great empires like the Rajputs, Mughals, and British. The impact of every era can still be noticed in every city, in the form of heritage sites, food, language, and attire. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are cities with rich cultures and remarkable architectural work.

Duration of the Golden Triangle Tour

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The Golden Triangle Tour can be completed in 4 days, 5 days, and 6 days duration. It all depends on the travellers and how much time they are willing to spend. The very common and more relaxed one is 6 days Golden Triangle Tour, which covers more sights. It’s obvious, more time means the more you get to explore.

Here are some amazing details about each city you will explore on this tour. It will help you plan accordingly. In the Golden Triangle Tour, the very first stop is Delhi and then Agra followed by the last stop, Jaipur.


Delhi City

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Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India with a perfect blend of culture, tradition and modernity. This city is divided into two parts; Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi was significantly influenced by the Mughals, and that is evident in the architecture of old buildings. It was founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and was originally named Shahjahanabad.  Narrow streets and crowded markets are the most interesting part of Old Delhi. Khari Baoli market in Old Delhi is Asia’s largest spice market. Whereas New Delhi is more modern with better infrastructure. New Delhi was vastly impacted during British rule. In 1911 the foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by George V and Edwin Lutyens was the architect. Several monuments were built during British rule that still stands strong.

Delhi city has great job opportunities, so people from different parts of India come to Delhi in search of work. This city never fails to amaze its visitors and it has everything from heritage buildings to modern architecture, metro, upscale shopping areas, luxurious hotels, multi-cuisine restaurants and nightclubs. Delhi is also famous for its lip-smacking street food.

Places to Visit on Old Delhi Tour:

  1. Red Fort
  2. Jama Masjid (Mosque)
  3. Chandni Chowk Bazaar (Market area)
  4. Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial)

Optional Activities in Old Delhi

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Rickshaw Ride In Chandni Chowk Market, Old Delhi
  1. Rickshaw ride through narrow streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
  2. Indian Spices and dry fruit shopping.

Places to Visit on New Delhi Tour:

  1. Akshardham Temple
  2. Humayun’  Tomb
  3. Parliament and  President’s House (visit from outside)
  4. India Gate
  5. Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)
  6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple)
  7. Connaught Place (Upscale shopping area)
  8. Lodhi Garden
  9. Lotus Temple
  10.  Qutub Minar

Agra City

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Taj Mahal, Agra

Agra city is situated on the bank of the river Yamuna and comes under Uttar Pradesh state. Like Delhi, Agra has also seen the rise and fall of my kingdoms. Agra city was founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikandar Lodhi, the Muslim ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. Later Mughal Emperor Babur defeated the Lodhis and captured Agra city. Agra city served as the capital of the Mughal empire until 1658. After that, the capital was shifted to Delhi.

Agra is popularly known for the fascinating Taj Mahal. Travellers from around the world visit Agra to witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was built between 1631 and 1648 by Shah Jahan in memory of his loving wife Mumtaz. It is also known as a symbol of love. This beautiful masterpiece is made of white marble and has stunning architectural work. A visit to India is not complete if you did not visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are several other incredible historical sights in Agra, worth visiting. Agra is famous for two things, one is “white marble work” and the other is “Petha” (Indian Sweet).

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Itimad-ud Daulah (Baby Taj), Agra

Places to Visit on Agra Tour:

  1. Taj Mahal
  2. Agra Fort
  3. Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)
  4. Mehtab Bagh (Enjoy amazing sunset view of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh)

Jaipur City

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan state. It was founded in 1727 by Kachwaha Rajput ruler Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is also known as Pink City. There is a historical event that took place in 1876 when Lord Albert Edward (Prince of Wales) and Queen Victory came on a visit to India. Sawai Ram Singh l, the ruler of Jaipur ordered to paint the whole city pink in colour to welcome the guests. As pink is the colour of hospitality. Lord Albert was impressed and declared the city as Pink City. Still, the houses within the walled city are painted in pink colour.

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City Palace, Jaipur

Jaipur city has many beautiful forts, palaces, and temples. Breathtaking architectural work leaves every traveller stunned. It is the first planned city of India, which was developed by architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. In 2019, Jaipur was certified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jaipur is famous for traditional fabric, gemstone jewellery, embroidery work and handicraft.

Places to visit on Jaipur Tour:

  1. Amber Fort
  2. Jaigarh Fort
  3. Nahargarh Fort
  4. Jal Mahal  (Water Palace)
  5. Hawa Mahal  (Wind Palace)
  6. City Palace
  7. Jantar Mantar
  8. Royal Gaitor
  9. Albert Hall Museum
  10.  Galtaji Temple (Monkey Temple)

Conclusion on the Golden Triangle Tour India:

On the Golden Triangle Tour, you are not just exploring three different cities but also exploring different states with different cultures, traditions and cuisine.

This trip gives you a chance to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and a spice market tour are other highlights of this tour.

Get ready to begin an excursion that will take you on a ride to explore the part of India, its history, culture, and tradition. This trip will become a part of your unforgettable memory that you will always cherish.

Hopefully, this guide gave you an idea about the very famous Golden Triangle Tour of India and now you can decide for yourself whether it is worth visiting.

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