The Golden Triangle Tour
Golden Triangle Tours: India's Iconic Tourist Places
How to visit most iconic places in India in shortest possible time? The answer is short and succinct: India's golden triangle tour.
Now comes the explanation part. Golden triangle tour in India refers to the most popular tourist circuit comprising of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Golden triangle tours
Taj Mahal in Agra: A World Heritage Site and voted one of the seven modern Wonders of the World
Planning the Golden Triangle Tour
Delhi happens to be one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world and also believed to have been the site of the legendary capital city if the Pandavas in the time of Mahabharata. Delhi is one of the largest and most populous megalopolis in India and is also the national capital of the world largest democracy.
Akshardham Temple in Delhi receives highest number of visitor footfal
Delhi also offers a lot of shopping and leisure options to the tourists. Places such as Delhi Haat, Janpath Palika Bazaar, Chandni Chowk and Connaught Palace are popular shopping destinations for both domestic and international visitors.
Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal in Agra has been voted one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World
Agra is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is also regarded as one of the greatest monuments immortalizing love making it one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
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Archways of Fatehpur Sikri: Retrace the history of Mughal empire as you visit this World Heritage Site near Agra built by their greatest emperor, Akbar the Great
Agra is well connected by road, air and rail to major Indian metropolis. Agra is around 200 kilometers from Delhi. Besides sightseeing, other activities in Agra include shopping for handicrafts and leather accessories and jewelries. For the food connoisseurs, there’s an array of gourmet dining options available to savor the occasion while in Agra as part of their golden triangle tour itinerary.
Fondly referred to as the ‘pink city’ due to its medieval structures, Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and completes the golden triangle circuit along with Delhi and Agra.
Jaipur, build as one of the most planned city in India is a bustling megalopolis and has usual bedlam and congestion of typical Indian cities. Resplendent fortresses nestled atop hills, majestic palaces and an array of monuments stand testimonials to the glorious past of this erstwhile princely state of Rajputana.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most popular landmarks in India. Photo courtesy luciedebelkova.com
There are a plethora of sightseeing options including Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Birla temple, Govind Devji Temple and the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar).
One of the top tourist places in Jaipur is Chokhi Dhani. It is an ethnic resort in the outskirts of the city. Visitors could get a peek into the heritage and cultural legacy of Rajasthan in microcosm at Chokhi Dhani.