For all those times you wonder what could India be like well answer to your question is the Golden Triangle Tour to India, after all, what could be the best solution to discovering India in really quick time. The Golden Triangle is one of the most Popular tours of India.
It is where you will get to discover the great ancient capital cities whose stories still reign all over the textbooks even today. You will get to discover cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and much more cities of Rajasthan yet awaits you to serve with their royalty and with the saying that goes like “Atithi Devo Bhava”.
1. Delhi: Power center of the Country
The Golden Triangle trip typically includes a visit to the centers of power in New Delhi behind whose walls important administrative and legislative decisions are taken every day. These include the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House), and the Secretariat Building.
Apart from being politically significant, these centers are also striking architectural marvels in themselves, with an impressive and overpowering persona. All of these, along with India Gate, are located very close to each other and can be covered in a half a day of one’s Golden Triangle tour itinerary.
2. Delhi: Pay your respects at the India Gate war memorial
The “Arc-de-Triomphe” of India was built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War I. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, meaning ‘the eternal flame’, was later added to remind the nation of the sacrifices of our soldiers. Surrounding the memorial is a vast expanse of well-kept, lush green lawns with trees lined up in perfect symmetry. One can sit on the lush, green lawns and enjoy enlivening views of the sunset with their loved ones. With so much to do, a visit to India Gate is on a must watch list on Golden Triangle tour.
3. Delhi: Treat yourself with Qawwali night at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
If you wish to experience something unique and special in Delhi, head to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Nizamuddin West area of the city, and spend the evening listening to the sublime Qawwali sessions that are sure to touch your heart and soul! There’s nothing better than an evening amidst live, heartwarming Sufi music and then a dinner of hot, spicy kebabs on the streets of Nizamuddin Basti to make your Golden Triangle Delhi Agra Jaipur tour more lively.
An ecstatic Qawwali session in Old Delhi is certainly better than what most live music cafes and posh pubs across the city can provide.
4. Agra: Symbol of Love Taj Mahal
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had built the Taj Mahal in 1648 in loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and post his own demise, was buried alongside her under his own creation. One of the great Wonders of the World and among the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking mausoleum of white marble stands today as an undying symbol of love and beauty.
A massive number of people from all over the world flock to Agra to bask in the magnificence of this pale masterpiece of Art, so much so, that the population of tourists sometimes surpasses that of the city! Oozing unending charm, the Taj is undoubtedly one of the most irresistible places to visit on the Golden Triangle tour from Delhi, and perfect for some lovey-dovey selfies with your bae!
5. Agra: Roam around the massive, regal corridors of the Agra Fort
This walled palatial city is located a mere 2.5 km from its sister monument, the Taj. The Agra fort has a maze-like structure, high rise walls, a striking amalgamation of red sandstone and white marble work, and the unmatched royal persona making it one of the most preferred places to visit in Agra.
When here, you’ll feel no less than the royalty of old! Make sure you do not miss out on the Diwan-i-Khas (a place for special guests of the king) and the Diwan-i-Aam (a place for public address) while you’re here.
6. Jaipur: Fall in love with the forever standing Amber Fort
Another striking UNESCO World Heritage Site you’ll encounter on this Golden Triangle Delhi Agra Jaipur tour is the Amber (or Amer), Fort. It sits majestically atop a small hill with stunning exteriors of red & white sandstone perfectly reflected in the Maotha Lake below. This seemingly old fort holds as many eye-catching wonders inside its wall as much a royal persona and endless battle scars it carries on the outside.
Visitors tend to get carried away in the charm of the fort, which includes regal courtyards, temples, a ‘Sheesh Mahal’, and the bewitching Light and Sound Show held in evenings. Also, the interiors hold unending attractions – mysterious looking carvings on white marble, thousands of intricately cut pieces of mirrors on the walls and ceilings that twinkle in the light, windows of colorful glass, and vintage, royal looking belongings of kings and courtiers of old. With so much and more, visitors of the fort are in for endless surprises and treats at every turn!
7. Jaipur: Explore the marvels of the Pink City
There are many forts, palaces and heritage sites in Jaipur that the Maharajas and emperors left us with and that now sparkle like gems in the landscape of the city. Apart from attracting millions of tourists every year, they are important reminders of our glorious past!
Some of these gems include the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, that has over 900 ‘jharokhas’, or windows, and the admirable City Palace, which is now a museum showcasing the distinctive royal heritage that once was. Other of these gems include the Jantar Mantar, one of the largest astronomical observatories ever built in the world, and the Jal Mahal, a ‘floating’ palace that turns a striking contrast of yellow lighting and midnight blue backdrop at dusk.
While this Golden Triangle Tour is ideal for those who have a short time on their holiday in India, and yet it can go flexible and one can extend it to any length of time you wish.
What is the Best Time to Visit India Golden Triangle?
The season between October and March is the best time to visit Golden Triangle India (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur). Since India is a large country, the best time to visit varies from region to region. Summers are really roasting in the majority of the parts of India; therefore, planning a trip in this season may result in sitting inside during the day time. However, it is the evening that you can step out to explore various attractions.
In the case of the Golden Triangle also, it is suggested to plan a trip during winter months, not only this gives you a chance to sightsee various places till your heart’s content but also allows you to make the best of your holidays like never before.