India’s Golden Triangle Circuit is one of the most sought-after tourist circuits in the entire country. It links the three popular historic cities of North India, viz, Delhi (the national capital), Agra (the city of Taj Mahal), & Jaipur (an architectural gem). The trip to this culturally rewarding circuit generally starts from Delhi, moving on to south to Agra, and then west towards Jaipur in Rajasthan and finally terminating in Delhi. The entire circuit covers a distance of about 720 km by road.
All three destinations guarantee an unforgettable experience and let the visitors understand the history and culture of India through its roots. The best thing about this circuit is that it is well connected by good roads as well as the railways, thus, ensuring a comfortable travel.
Delhi, rightly referred to as “Dil walon ki Dilli”, presents an amalgamation of various cultures. With the Mughal and British architecture marking their strong presence in the city, the life around Delhi is what needs to be examined closely because its rawness encapsulates a rustic charm that can’t be felt anywhere else in the country.
The next stop, Agra, is a city where one can actually believe that, yes, love surely does have influenced humankind through ages. With the timeless white-marbled monument, Taj Mahal, taking away the breaths of the onlookers, the ‘nawabi’ lifestyle marks as another speciality of the city. The Mughlai cuisine and the street food are the other major attractions for all the foodies.
Jaipur, the final stop, is a dreamy city which houses some of the most enchanting monuments in India. With hill forts, namely, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort & Nahargarh Fort, along with the beautiful palaces the city paints a vibrant picture for its visitors. Not to miss out the Rajasthani cuisine, which ensures every possible pleasure to your taste buds, Jaipur will make sure that your entire tour winds up on a happy note.
So, the overall trip to the Golden Triangle Circuit is a blend of almost everything from history to culture to food to religion. While Delhi gives you an essence of the Mughal as well as the British era, along with the perks of a metropolitan city, Agra stocks up on a feel of a purely Indian city with some of the finest architectures and old streets having those not-to-miss street-food corners, and Jaipur stands apart, enveloped in its royal grandeur, welcoming you to the land of royalty and style.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (Google Map Location)
10 AM (however the itinerary can be customized as per the flight timings)
You arrive at the capital of India receiving a warm welcome and that’s when the trip begins. Our tour captain will pick you up from the airport and together you’ll proceed to your hotel. Check-in, freshen up, have your breakfast, and relax. Get acclimatized to the Indian environment and weather. Have your lunch and then start exploring the city.
Spend your evening by admiring the calm at India Gate and take a stroll down the road of Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House). You can also visit Nizamuddin Dargah or seek blessings at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. After this, enjoy a hearty dinner and rest overnight in your hotel.
You arrive at the capital of India receiving a warm welcome and that’s when the trip begins. Our tour captain will pick you up from the airport and together you’ll proceed to your hotel. Check-in, freshen up, have your breakfast, and soon start exploring the city. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Lotus Temple before lunch followed by a visit to the Red Fort. All these monuments are famous for their intricate designs and cultural history.
Then, you will proceed to Chandni Chowk, a must visit place in Delhi, to have a fun-filled experience as it has a variety of delectable local cuisines and is also a famous flea market. Later, spend your evening by admiring the calm at India Gate and take a stroll down the road of Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House). You can also visit Nizamuddin Dargah or seek blessings at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. After this, enjoy a hearty dinner and rest overnight in your hotel.
After having breakfast, you’ll leave Delhi by 8 a.m. and will be taken by our tour captain to the city of love, Agra. It is located at a distance of 200 km from Delhi and would take around 4 hours to reach there. Have your lunch at a restaurant in Agra before visiting Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Once you are there, contemplate the beauty of both of these monuments. While, Agra Fort presents a red sandstone marvel, Taj Mahal, also one of the seven wonders, is breath-taking in its while marbled glory.
Your next stop will be Sadar Bazar which is known for its local cuisines and some of the best street food in the city. After spending a fun-packed day, have your dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Agra to boost yourself for the following day.
On the third day of the trip, you’ll leave for Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri. The small town of Fatehpur Sikri again offers you some architectural finesse as it houses Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal, and Jama Masjid. So, take a few hours to appreciate these buildings. Then, reach Jaipur and take some rest in a local hotel in order to get recharged for the following day of sightseeing and adventure.
Jaipur, the final city of the Golden Triangle circuit, attracts thousands of visitors all around the year. Also known as Pink City, Jaipur is a very picturesque city with has an air of royalty about it. Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple, and Jaigarh Fort are some of the famous tourist spots around the city. Watch a puppet show and also relinquish your taste buds with the mouth-watering Rajasthani cuisine which includes items like Daal Baati Churma and Gatte ki Sabzi, and sweets like Ghevar, Moong Thal, Feeni, and Mawa Kachori.
On the final day of the trip, we begin with initially exploring Jaipur a bit more, before heading back to Delhi.
The tour is perfect for those who want to explore the heritage beauty of India. Have been on this tour with my wife and it was an amazing experience. Loved and enjoyed every moment of this trip. Cheers.