The most popular tourist circuit in India, the Golden Triangle includes the three world famous cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Each city is distinct in culture and heritage, and yet woven like glittering beads in a single necklace that is the Indian ethos. The Golden Triangle is the perfect first introduction to a country like India which needs a life-time of exploring to fully see and understand.
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are located approximately at a distance of 200-250 km or 125-155 miles from each other, earning the simile of a triangle. These three cities in northern India are very well connected and accessible by road, rail or air travel. An exploration of this connected landscape usually starts in New Delhi, the nation’s seat of political power.
Delhi is many things to many people. Some see it as an ancient city having a rich cultural heritage of architectural marvels, religious monuments, art, craft and paintings; while others view it as a modern mega polis absorbing people and cultures from all across the globe. In just the experience of dining out you can eat the best Indian curry in one meal and indulge your palate with the finest French cuisine in the next meal.
This extreme diversity is reflected in the length and breadth of this fascinating city. Delhi includes the rustic old city of Old Delhi with its narrow lanes and teeming bazaars along with the well planned landscape of New Delhi with its wide roads, tree-lined avenues, landscaped gardens and impressive buildings.
When you find it in your heart to move on you can venture towards Agra, justifiably famous for the stunning Taj Mahal, to the exclusion of all else! A visit to the Taj Mahal is on the wish list of most global travellers. It is such a soulful and exotic experience that it would most likely figure on a global must-do list, if there was one agreed upon!
The Indian desert capital Jaipur or the Pink City as it is fondly called, is reminiscent of a royal bygone era. Its pink hues are dominated by the famous façade of the Hawa Mahal, which is recognizable to western travellers as the Palace of the Winds. Jaipur is world famous for its incredible fabrics, art, handicraft, paintings and jewellery. It is dotted by forts and palaces, royal gates and residences, that keep you mesmerised throughout your stay!
So, choose from the golden triangle tour packages available to you and embark on an unforgettable journey.