Many who travel to India want to experience the unique mix of culture and architecture that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. One of the best ways to achieve this is by booking yourself on a Golden Triangle Tour, which is designed to showcase the very best that the country has to offer. It’s time to say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of Western life and Namaste to some of the most bewitching and ancient cities in the world.
Named after the equilateral triangle shape that is formed if you were to draw a line between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on a map. The Golden Triangle Tour stops in all three of these cities, normally beginning in the capital (Delhi) before moving onto Agra and, finally, Jaipur. In this article, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the sites and attractions that you will visit as a part of the tour:
The first stop on the tour, Delhi is known for embodying India’s dual identities of modern and ancient. Walk the streets of Old Delhi, in the area that was once ruled by the Mughals, where you will see rickshaws galore and bazaars teeming with dyed fabric and freshly cut flowers. Visit the British-constructed quarter, New Delhi, where you will see wide tree-lined avenues and an overabundance of museums that detail the country’s history.
Popular sites you will visit include: the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and the India Gate.
The second stop on the tour, Agra sees over 8 million tourists annually who want to absorb the magical panoramas of the ivory-white minarets or to watch the sunset over the city skyline. This city is so famous for its culture and architecture, in fact, that it has become known as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Revel in the zealous traffic and winding maze of streets – just be sure you don’t lose sight of your guide!
Popular sites you will visit include: the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Akbar’s Mausoleum.
The third and final stop on the tour, Jaipur has been nicknamed the ‘Pink City’ due to the gorgeous colour of the buildings located at its centre. The bustling streets are home to some of the most colourful bazaars in the whole of India, and the city is known for being one of the finest spots for purchasing jewellery and textiles during your travels. This is any shopaholics dream and you are sure to return home laden with gifts and souvenirs.
Popular sites you will visit include: the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the 250-year-old temples in Glata.
Upon completion of the Golden Triangle Tour, most tourists will return to Delhi in order to fly home. You are, however, free to explore India some more before finally making your way to one of the international airports and making your way home. Tours can be any length that you desire, from a few days through to weeks, depending on how long you plan to stay in India and how much of these cities you would like to see – contact us for more information.