Ultimate Guide for The Golden Triangle Tour 

Golden Triangle Tour – India, the country of diversity and culturally rich heritage is a treat for the soul to explore. The best part of the country however remains that each state and each city of the country has something unique, new, different, and incredible to offer! This is what makes India supremely incredible which creates a different vibe throughout the country. A plethora of gorgeous places in India makes it one of the hotspot of tourism department in the whole world.

To see the proper India, one needs to see the heritage side of it. India is filled with the heritage sights from the Mughal era and lots more era. Golden Triangle Tour is one of those tours that is the best for exploring the cultural and the heritage side of India. This is one of the most popular and celebrated tours of India which takes you around three most popular Indian cities Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

The Golden Triangle Tour

All the three cities have a great difference in their cultural diversity and are yet intact with each other. These cities fall in different states with the National Capital of India being one of the cities. Exploring these three places lets one know a lot about India. This makes the Golden Triangle Tour the most popular North Indian tours. 

Golden Triangle Tour

The golden triangle tour of India is called so because the three destinations make for a triangle mark on India’s map. Delhi is the starting destination of the tour then it proceeds to Agra and then the final destination is Jaipur. The term golden is given to this tour because it covers three of the most culturally rich places that have most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sights.

Spilling the Details of the Tour

As per the preference of the tourists, the golden triangle tour can also be clubbed with other places to extend the trip. The minimum number of days required for this trip is three days where one day can be given to explore one of these places. However, there can be as many days involved to create this beautiful trip as per your convenience and preference. We recommend at least plan this tour for 5 days. 

Apart from the different culture, these cities have different architectural styles of three different eras. Delhi is all about Mughals, Britishers, and Indians. Jaipur has the glorifying stories and resplendent history of the Rajputs. And Agra is all about love and valour of the Mughals. The best part about all these three places are that they serve amazing local delicacies to savour your taste buds. The best time to go on the Golden Triangle tour is during the months of October to March which are the winter months. 

So, get ready to know more about the Golden Triangle India tour and the delightful stories of the cities involved in it. 

#1 Delhi

Delhi

Delhi, was called as Shahjahanabad, named after the Mughal King Shah Jahan. The Mughals have established Delhi as their permanent capital. Being the capital of the city it has witnessed enough of the Mughal ambiance and the Mughal life. Hence, there are so many Mughal monuments in the city that are the highlights of the city.

Also, the National Capital of India is the best example of the most modern lifestyle and the prehistoric era both of which are balanced perfectly well. Delhi is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India and is the first city of the epic Golden Triangle Tour. One can get ready to dive into the history to know more about the city in the olden times, have some amazing street food, and return back with loads of affordable shopping. 

Things to Do in Delhi

  • Explore the monuments and heritage places
  • Learn about the Mughal era and the Mughal architecture
  • Explore a lot of the variety of local street markets and indulge in some fancy and affordable street shopping
  • Indulge in some authentic street food of the Delhi city and satisfy your taste buds
  • Get back with some great pictures of the epic and beautiful destinations that you encounter 

Places to Visit in Delhi

  • India Gate
  • Rajpath
  • Parliament House
  • Red Fort
  • Qutub Minar
  • Lodhi gardens
  • Humayun’s tomb
  • Lotus Temple
  • Akshardham Temple
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jama Masjid
  • Agrasen ki Baoli
  • Waste to Wonder Park
  • National gallery of modern art
  • Iskcon Temple

Best Time to Visit in Delhi

September to November are the best months to visit Delhi when there is not enough cold or extremely hot weather. Then again the months of February and March are great for the trip to Delhi. Obviously, the best time is limited for Delhi because the city experiences the extremity of the temperatures. The summers are exceedingly hot and humid and same goes with the winters. The winters are very cold and the temperature drops down to infinite low levels. 

#2 Agra

Agra

The next place in the Golden Triangle Tour is Agra which is about 233 km from Delhi which would take about 4 hours to drive to the city. Before Delhi, Agra was the capital city of the Mughals and till date it is called as their land. The reason is simple, them ruling for longer time here and tonnes of their monuments all around the city. Agra has seen the rise and reign of quite a few Mughal rulers including Akbar, the Great and Shah Jahan.

The city is the proud host of the epitome monument of love, Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. This makes Agra extremely popular in the tourism department amongst the Indians and everyone. Agra and Fatehpur Sikri is a place of delight for the history, architecture, and heritage lovers. It is famous for the Mughlai food as well keeping the Mughal tradition alive which is not missable. Shopping of knick knacks and souvenirs is also a fun thing to do when in Agra. 

Things to Do in Agra

  • Explore the monuments and heritage places
  • Learn about the Mughal era and the Mughal architecture and the lives they lead here
  • Explore a lot of the variety of local street markets and indulge in some fancy and affordable street shopping
  • Take amazing pictures at the Mughal monuments
  • Relish at the various spots around the city to try the authentic Mughlai and Indian cuisine
  • Shop for some souvenirs
  • Roam the city to see the blend of the Mughal era and the modern era. 

Places to Visit in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri

  • Taj Mahal
  • Itmad-Ud-Daulah
  • Akbar’s tomb
  • Jama Masjid
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Salim Chisti Tomb
  • Jodha Bai Palace
  • Agra fort
  • Mehtab Bagh
  • Anguri Bagh
  • Wildlife SOS 
  • Buland Darwaza
  • Diwan-e-aam, Diwan-e-khaas
  • Panch Mahal

Best Time to Visit in Agra

The winter and autumn months are the best for exploring the Agra city. The monsoon starts from the month of August in Agra. And the fall season starts from October, which is the best time to explore Agra and the time continues up till the month of March. The summers are really hot and exploring this city during this time would be the toughest task. Summers are very unpleasant and spoils everything so skip this month. 

#3 Jaipur

Jaipur

The journey of Agra to Jaipur takes about 4 hours drive again and is 240 km from the Agra city. So, from the land of the Mughals, the trip moves towards the land of the royal Rajputs. The vibe of Jaipur is totally different from that of Agra even though they share the common aspect of heritage life. 

The architecture, culture, food, and everything is different in Jaipur as compared to Agra and Delhi. One is going to feel the Rajput culture in this city and how lavishly they lived their life with pride.

The palaces, forts, mahals, museums, temples, etc all of these show the royalty through every corner. There are offbeat places in and around the city to take the royal experiences back. How can you even think of being in the pink city and not indulging in authentic Rajasthani food. Visiting the artisan market of Jaipur and shopping for the local products is the best way to know more about Jaipur. 

The architecture of the Jaipur city throughout is inexplicable and catches the eye for every minor detail. Jaipur was also recently added in the UNESCO World Heritage cities. 

Things to Do in Jaipur

  • Explore the royal life of the Rajputs even today and experience it to the fullest
  • Explore the royal Rajput palaces, monuments, forts, and the museums
  • Visit the museums to watch out the outfits, utensils, weapons, etc from the Rajput era
  • Explore the inside of the palaces to see the Indian artforms and the ancient Indian paintings on the walls of the palaces. 
  • Shop at the local artisan markets of the city and return back with the beautiful authentic things from Jaipur
  • Try out the authentic Rajasthani food from the city
  • Know more about the royal culture of the Rajputs
  • Return back with the loads of stunning pictures 

Places to Visit in Jaipur

  • City Palace
  • Amer fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jal Mahal
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Galtaji temple
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Panna Meena ka Kund
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Birla Temple
  • Abhaneri Stepwell
  • GovindJi Temple
  • World Trade Park

Best Time to Visit in Jaipur

Just like the other two cities of this circuit, October to March are the best months to explore the royal city of Jaipur. All three places have same temperature and weather conditions. The winter months are good by all means to explore Jaipur. Summers are dry when the tourists are negligible here. And the monsoon season experiences low to medium rainfall and the monsoon months are from July to September. Even the monsoons aren’t great enough to explore Jaipur. 

Conclusion 

We hope most of your questions related to the Golden Triangle Tour of India must have been answered. You could still reach out to us to know more about the trip, our personal itinerary of this trip, or anything more than the information stated in the blog. This is one of the most delightful tours of India that everyone must go for. And as the season for this tour is already here, you must pack your bags and head out for this informative yet fun trip. 

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