India features many popular tourist circuits for a tourist. The most popular of them all is the Golden Triangle circuits tour in India, which comprises of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The term ‘Golden Triangle’ comes from the historical and cultural treasures these cities have to offer and the triangular shape they form on the map of India.
Have you travelled to India before? Whether you have or not, the Golden Triangle tour of India is something you can never ignore. If you don’t visit this circuit, you will not be able to feel the heartbeat of India. Such is the impact of each of these cities and the kind of experience they create together. Located in the northern part of India, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are quite well connected with one another. Depending on your travel preferences, you may choose to travel between these cities either by train (superfast) or by road. Going on the Golden Triangle tour is essential if you want a befitting introduction to India as a unique travel destination.
The national capital of India, Delhi is the first city of the Golden Triangle circuit tourism. It’s divided into two parts – Old Delhi and New Delhi. Both these are the two sides of the same coin. On the one hand, Old Delhi reminds of the glorious history of the past. On the other, New Delhi presents the best in terms of modern-day facilities, amenities and architecture. As you start on your tour, you’ll see a vivid difference between the two – a heady mix of the old and the new. Old Delhi is redolent with the historical charm of the Mughal era. There are numerous historical monuments that dot the landscape of Old Delhi across its length and breadth. Most of the government and modern-day buildings are located in New Delhi.
The second city on the Golden Triangle circuit, Agra is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the place where the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, stands in all its glory. If you return from India without visiting Agra and seeing the Taj Mahal, it would be considered blasphemous. Apart from the Taj Mahal, Agra is also home to the gigantic Agra Fort and other monuments. Agra is easily accessible from Delhi; a road journey takes around 3 hours.
The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur reminds you of the splendid history of Rajput maharajas. It is famously known as the ‘Pink City’. Multiple forts and palaces stand on the soil of the city to tell you about the opulent lifestyle and the culture that the Rajput kings are known for. Most famous tourist attractions in the city include the Amer Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar etc. The Sound and Light Show at the Amber Fort is a good opportunity to expand your knowledge about the Rajput kings. A stroll through Jaipur’s local market should never be skipped because it offers a unique experience for travellers. In the market, you can also purchase a wide variety of souvenirs to take back home and cherish as wonderful memories. A good rail and road network connects Jaipur with Delhi. The most popular train between Jaipur and Delhi is the Shatabdi Express.
Whether it’s Delhi, Agra or Jaipur, accommodation options are available in every range you may be looking for. If you wish to be treated like a maharaja, you should plan your stay at one of the palace hotels in Jaipur. If you are interested in the Golden Triangle Tour of India, you should get in touch with a reputed tour operator and request them for a fully customized tour.