The Famous Golden Triangle Tour of India
The Golden Triangle tour of India is possibly the most popular travel route in India for first-time travelers. For people who are in a fix to select an appropriate itinerary for India, the Golden Triangle Tour comes as a perfect option as this route will take you to witness the three most incredible and ancient cities of India. In a short span, the Golden Triangle Tour of India will give you the essence of Incredible India. This route is an amalgamation of the diverse cultural exhibitions, majestic architectural marvels, intriguing history, delectable cuisines, fascinating wildlife, and affectionate locals.
Explore the bustling markets, magnificent monuments, and colonial past of hectic Delhi and travel on to Agra to witness the symbol of eternal love- Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most recognizable structures on the planet. Enroute Jaipur explore Fatephur Sikri, the “Deserted City” of red sandstone. In the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, Rajasthan capital’s visit hilltop forts and glorious palaces as you explore India’s royal past. Through The Golden Triangle Tour you will witness the essence of British, Rajputana and Mughal royalty.
Suggested itinerary for the Golden Triangle Tour of India:
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Namaste! Welcome to the Capital of India. You will be welcomed by our representatives on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to let you overcome jet lag. In the evening you may explore the colorful and lively markets of Delhi. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02: DELHI CITY TOUR
Good Morning! After breakfast you will be going for a full day sightseeing tour of the capital city of India starting with old Delhi founded as Shahjahanabad. You will visit the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan, Rajghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Post lunch the sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including a drive past through the Indian President’s House (Rashtrapati Bhawan) towards India gate built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers, then visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and the beautiful Lotus Temple. In the evening take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandani Chowk for shopping or to taste some tantalizing North Indian cuisines.
Afterwards return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 03: DELHI TO AGRA VIA SIKANDARA
After breakfast check out the hotel and proceed towards Agra. On the way To Agra stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Once you reach Agra check in the hotel and leave for Agra Sightseeing with a visit to Agra Fort built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar. Later visit the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjahan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. After sightseeing return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 04: AGRA TO JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal, a Symbol Of eternal love And UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the 7 wonders of the world, this historical masterpiece is an illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Later proceed towards the Pink City, Jaipur. Enroute Jaipur stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. Afterwards continue drive towards Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur check In at the hotel and have a pleasant night stay at Hotel.
DAY 05: JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Today morning after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to the splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Visit Jal Mahal or water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Continue your sightseeing by visiting the regal City Palace – present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous portrayal of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Then visit the incredible Jantar Mantar, which was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Later visit the splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. After sightseeing have a pleasant night stay at your Hotel.
DAY 06: JAIPUR TO DELHI
Have your morning breakfast and drive back to Delhi. Reaching Delhi you will be transferred to Delhi airport for departure. Hope you return with an extra baggage – a bag full of unforgettable memories.
Ideal Time to Visit:
The best time to visit India and to experience the Golden Triangle Tour is from October to March as this is the time when the weather is pleasant and favorable while the temperature makes it ideal for sightseeing, city breaks and other outdoor activities. This period also covers the entire winter season and the commencement of the summer season.
The Golden Triangle Tour of India is an amazing experience and a highly recommended tour if you travelling India for the first time!