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 makes India incredible and creates a different vibe throughout the country. There are tonnes of beautiful places to explore in India and this makes India one of the hotspot of tourism department in the whole world.

The expectation from the Indian cities is the presence of heritage and culture and the best tour to explore the best of India’s culture is the Golden Triangle Tour. 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. Hence, the golden triangle of India is one of 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. The tour starts from Delhi and moves to Agra and then to 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.

The Golden Triangle tour can be clubbed with other places as well to extend the trip and visit other places as well. 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. 

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. All the three places also excel in serving amazing local delicacies. 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 the earlier capital of the Mughal empire and it was called as the Shahjahanabad during their times. 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

The best time to visit Delhi is during the fall months of October and November 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, very limited time is great for exploring Delhi because Delhi witnesses the most 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. Agra, the official capital of the Mughals during their reign is still known to be their land because of the epic monuments built by them that still stands strong in 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. There are numerous spots to try out the Mughal and Indian cuisines. 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

For exploring the Agra city, the best time has to be the winter and autumn months. 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. Nothing would be pleasing so skip the summer months. 

#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 if both these cities have heritage spots.

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. Also, when in the pink city, some not to miss things are the authentic Rajasthani food which is more than amazing and shopping of handicrafts from the local artisans.

The architecture of the Jaipur city throughout is inexplicable and catches the eye for every minor detail. Recently, the city was added in the list of 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

The winter months from October to March are the best months to explore the royal city of Jaipur. The winter months are good by all means to explore Jaipur. Then the summer months are very hot and dry which makes it very uncomfortable to explore Jaipur. 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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