Golden Triangle of India


golden triangle

If you are planning to visit India for the first time, there is no better option than the Golden Triangle Tour Covering: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur having grandeur, glory & history. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map. The trips usually start in Delhi moving south to the site of Taj Mahal at Agra, then west, to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan.

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The Golden Triangle circuit is about 720 km by road, each leg is about 4 to 6 hours of drive.

Delhi:

The political capital of India makes up one of the cornerstones of the golden triangle in the country’s north. Finding its genesis in the great Indian epic the Mahabharata, as Indraprastha, Capital of the Pandava princes, today the city has transformed itself into a new incarnation. Reflecting the many colours and flavours of India’s eclectic composition, contemporary Delhi is one where you will be inspired, amazed, fascinated and impressed at every corner. The city is the perfect mix of the old and the new. From the colonial pillars of Connaught Place to the lanes of Chandni Chowk and the malls of South Extension, you will find discover a whole range of experiences here. Delhi is also a paradise for shopping, eating and sight-seeing.

Places to seeing in Delhi:

  • India Gate
  • Red Fort
  • Jam Masjid
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Kutub Minar
  • Jantar-Mantar
  • Laxmi Narayan Temple
  • Akshardham Temple
  • Bahai Temple and many more.

Agra:

Agra is a medieval city on the banks of Yamuna River was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1956. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings.

Places to seeing in Agra:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri

Jaipur:

The picturesque capital of Rajasthan also known as the Pink city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It was first planned city in India, beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels, which were once the residence of Maharajas, are worthy of admiration. The ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes will make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.

Places to seeing in Jaipur:

  • Amber fort
  • City Palace
  • Jantar-Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal

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