Golden Triangle is the combination of three Northwest Indian cities Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and is one of the most popular travel routes of India. The location of the cities forms a natural triangle shape; in which Delhi is in the top vertex, Agra and Jaipur are the lower side vertexes.
For the first time travelers this classical route is showcasing the best of India’s vibrant culture, history, food and people. From Forts, palaces, lakes, deserted cities, UNESCO world heritage sites, one of the seven wonders of the world, best bazaars, delicious food to spice market everything is available for the best travelling experience to the travelers in a short time.
DELHI TRAVEL GUIDE
India’s capital Delhi is the best city to see India’s ancient past and modern India. It is divided in two parts Old and New. 17th century Old Delhi will take you back in time, its famous to shock and surprise the travelers. New Delhi, is well planned city offers a lighter experience with historic monuments, beautiful gardens, restaurants, shopping malls and bazaars. Delhi has something for everyone and it embraces everyone.
AGRA TRAVEL GUIDE
Home to one of the seven wonder of the World and the most beautiful building on earth, the Taj Mahal. India’s famous poet, writer, philosopher, social reformer, composer, painter and noble prize winner Rabindranath Tagore describe it “A teardrop on the cheeks of eternity”. It is injustice if you visit India and don’t honor this beautiful monument with your presence.
JAIPUR TRAVEL GUIDE
Somebody beautifully said “The city may not be that pink but it’s sure that it will make you feel rosy”. A perfect destination to create memories of lifetime like royals.
The best climate is from September to March but this route can be visited anytime of the year with little adjustments.
Delhi is the Gateway of North India and the starting and finishing point in Golden triangle tour.
All three cities Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are located between a distance of 200 to 260 kms to each other, which makes it easy to reach by road.
Yamuna express way connects Delhi to Agra in 4 hours.
Present Delhi Jaipur highway takes 5-6 hours but New highway Delhi Mumbai under construction will reduce the time by 2 hours.
Agra to Jaipur also takes 5-6 hours
Travelling by road is the most preferred way as you can also visit enroute places like Fatehpur sikri, Bharatpur Bird century and Abhaneri stepwells.
Delhi-Agra: Many express and superfast train connects Delhi to Agra, it takes only 2 hours to reach. The best is Bhopal Shtabdi which runs every day, Gatimaan Exprees is the another fastest train. Agra fort is the train station of Agra.
Delhi- Jaipur Ajmer Shtabdi , Jp double decker, Ashram express runs every day are some of the fastest trains to travel Agra to Jaipur in 4-5 hours
Agra- Jaipur: Af all sf exp, all intercity, Kurz udz exp, Sdah all sf exp runs every day from Agra to Jaipur and takes 4-6 hours.
Delhi and Jaipur has its own airport and has air links with many International and domestic cities.
OLD DELHI HERITAGE AND CULTURAL TOUR
This is must do when in Delhi if you want to experience Real Delhi. Old Delhi heritage and cultural tour will take you back in time and satiate your hunger for doing something out of this world.
NEW DELHI GARDEN’S AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
The historical monuments located in New Delhi Humayuns tomb, Lotus temple, Qutub Minar are one of the best monuments to showcase the great art of the past and the amalgamation of Indo-Islamic architecture. The gardens of Delhi are simply the best place to relax, meditate and be with nature.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGES SITES
Golden Triangle route offers a great opportunity to explore some of the best UNECSO world heritage sites of the world. Delhi: Qutub Minar, Red fort, Humayuns tomb, Agra: Taj Mahal and Agra fort, Jaipur is UNESCO World heritage city.
THE TAJ MAHAL AT SUNRISE
Taj Mahal is magical all the time but it’s an experience beyond words when you see the beauty with fresh eyes, open heart, less crowd at sunrise.
TRAIN TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
This is out of the world experience as Indian railways transports over 22 million people passengers every day in different parts of the country. The train passes through rural India which will show you a different side of India and it’s great to meet locals. Choose the right train and enjoy.
There are so many places in India to experience the Spiritual culture of India. Choose as per your wish.
Delhi’s Akshardham Temple-Hindu temple, Gurudwara Bangla Saheb- Sikh Religion, Jama Masjid- Mosque, Sacred heart Catholic church,
Mathura and Vrindavan – Located enroute to Agra and popular for Devotion yoga through music, singing and dancing.
Jaipur- Laxmi Narayan Temple and Monkey temple
PLACES TO VISIT ENROUTE PLACES
Golden Triangle also many en route places to visit if you are travelling by road.
Fatehpur sikri– A deserted city located around 40 kms from Agra en route to Jaipur. Founded in 16th century when the Mughal capital was moved to Delhi in 1586 because of inadequate water supply. It was designated UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986.
Bharatpur Bird Century– Also known as keoladeo Ghana National park, it hosts thousands of birds especially during winter season. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 350 species of birds are known to be resident
Abhaneri Stepwells– is a small village of the Dausa district in Northern Rajasthan located 95 kms from Jaipur. Chand Baori is one of the Oldest and most popular attractions of Rajasthan. It was built in 9th century AD, one of the largest stepwells in the world.
This route doesn’t disappoint anyone when it comes to accommodation from hostel, guest houses, 3, 4 5 star to super luxury everything is available.
In Delhi: The Best location is the South Delhi for budget hotel and hostels. Oberoi, the lait, Taj, Leela, Lee meridian are some of the high range luxury hotels.
In Agra: If you are looking for something unique and Luxury Oberoi is the best as their rooms offer great view of Taj Mahal. Don’t worry there are also choices available if you want the Taj view room in budget. There are plenty of options but always book in advance.
In Jaipur: Go for a heritage stay in Jaipur as it adds extra value to your trip. The Havelis are beautifully designed some are older homes converted into heritage hotels the best part is they are available in every budget.
Delhi is Famous for its Chaat padpdi , Chole Bhature and Butter Chicken
In Agra Try the Mughlai food Kebabs , Biryani and Firni
Jaipur is popular for its Kachori fried pastries with fillings, Ker Sangri desert beans, Daal Bhati churchma and Laal maas.