What is India’s Golden Triangle tour?
India is one of the finest holiday destinations, offering a unique range of experiences, culture, geography, and flora & fauna. The Golden Triangle Tour is a tourist circuit that connects New Delhi (India’s national capital region) to Agra, and Jaipur. The golden triangle tour in India is one of the most popular tourist circuits for both local and international tourist looking to immerse themselves in the country’s culture and heritage. It’s called the golden triangle due to the shape formed by pinpointing these locations on the map of India. This circuit has a total length of over 700 kilometres, and each location may be reached in 4 to 6 hours.
This circuit is the basis of a traditional northern India tour. A tourism circuit is defined as a route that connects at least three tourist attractions and has clearly marked entry and exit locations. It can be limited to a single state or extend to multiple states or union territories. There is a huge demand for and opportunity for developing tourism circuits based on a certain theme that is distinct and specific to the circuit’s sites. Eco-tourism, Wildlife, Buddhist, Desert, Spiritual, Ramayana, Krishna, Coastal, Northeast, Rural, Himalayan, Tribal, and Heritage are some of the different themes or tourist circuits that the Indian government and Ministry of Tourism have recognized and developed.
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Top 3 reasons to do a Golden triangle visit in India
The most effective way to encounter the Golden triangle visit in India begins with an evening or two in New Delhi followed by a night in Agra and finally 2 evenings in Jaipur then, at that point, returning to Delhi. Here is a rundown of top 3 motivations to do the Golden triangle visit on your visit to India.
- Cultural Heritage and Architecture: India is home of 32 cultural UNESCO world heritage sites. The golden triangle tour is a should goto for travelers making an attempt to apprehend the history, tradition and special aspects of architecture. Delhi has three UNESCO world heritage sites: Red Fort, Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar. Jaipur metropolis was once declared a UNESCO world heritage site in the year 2019. Jaipur additionally has Jantar Mantar and Hills forts, in addition to the listing of world heritage sites. Taj Mahal and Agra fortress in Agra are also world heritage sites. Every site had a special history and architecture that helped in getting world heritage site status.
- Cuisine: The food, lifestyle and culture that exist today is shaped through years of history and influenced by rulers, philosophers and travelers. India is a foodie paradise with individual spices, sparkling flavors, taste and presentation. The food of northern India, was influenced by Persian and Mughlai patterns of cooking. Delhi has places like Chandni Chowk, Paranthe Wali Gali, and Majnu ka Tila to put an give up to craving for tasty food. It’s recommended to take a food walk tour in Old Delhi.
- Shopping: The excellent way to explore the golden triangle is through going to a range of flea markets, Bazzars to get the satisfactory deals on handicrafts, food or any consumer goods. India is known for its products for an affordable price.
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Delhi – The political capital of India
Delhi, makes up one of the cornerstones of the golden triangle in the country’s north.
Finding its genesis in the magnificent Indian epic the Mahabharata, as Indraprastha, Capital of the Pandava princes, today the town has modified itself into a new incarnation. Reflecting the many hues and flavors of India’s eclectic composition, contemporary Delhi is one where you will be inspired, amazed, involved and impressed at every corner.
The India Gate, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Kutub Minar, Jantar-Mantar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Akshardham Temple, Bahai Temple and many greater are well worth seeing in Delhi. The city is the perfect combination of the ancient and the new. From the colonial pillars of Connaught Place to the lanes of Chandni Chowk and the department shops of South Extension, you will find out a whole vary of experiences here. Delhi is also a paradise for shopping, eating and sightseeing.
Top Places to visit in New Delhi
- Qutub Minar
- Humayun Fort
- Chandni chowk and Old Delhi tour
- Red Fort
- India gate
- Connaught Place
- Lotus Temple
- Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
- Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Agra – City on the banks of Yamuna River
Agra is a medieval city on the banks of Yamuna River was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1956.
It rose to prominence as the Mughal rulers’ capital from 1526 to 1658, and it remains a popular tourist destination owing to its many magnificent Mughal-era structures, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At least once, every tourist in the world must see the Taj Mahal.
Top places to visit in Agra
- Taj Mahal
- Agra Fort
- Mehtaab Bagh
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Wildlife SOS: Elephant rescue centre
- Wildlife SOS: Bear rescue centre
Jaipur – The picturesque capital of Rajasthan
Jaipur is also known as the Pink city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing II.
Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, gorgeous monuments, and amazing heritage hotels, which were formerly the abode of Maharajas, are all worth admiring in Jaipur, India’s first planned city. The Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa Mahal, ambling camels, and joyful people dressed in multi-colored costumes will make your visit to the pink city one to remember.
Top places to visit in Jaipur
- Jantar Mantar
- Hawa Mahal
- Amber Palace
- Jal Mahal
- Jaipur City Palace
- Jaigarh fort
- Nahargarh fort
Traveling Between Locations
Trains, buses, and taxis are some of the options for getting between these cities. All of these are reasonably priced, with buses and trains being the most affordable.
- Delhi to Jaipur, it takes about 5 hours by train, 4.5 hours by car, and 5-6 hours on Bus
- Jaipur to Agra takes about 4 hours by train, 3.45 hours by car, and 4 hours on Bus
- Agra to Delhi takes around 4 hours by train, 2-3 hours by car, and approximately 4 hours by Bus
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