The Golden Triangle tour featuring the activities for someone visiting India for the first time, taking in its most well-known sites and providing the chance to learn all about old and new India. This tremendous introductory trip of India’s rich and social history explores the points of interest and sounds of the Golden Triangle Tour, including the iconic Taj Mahal.
Visit India and notice the famous Golden Triangle. Revel the perfect introduction to India’s three most popular locations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – explores the icons and discovers the mysteries of this charming vicinity. Experience the history of incredible forts, the richness and glory of Rajasthan’s palaces, the hustle and bustle of bazaars, and the traditions of a tradition homestay.
Why you love this trip
- The Taj Mahal is not only a splendid masterpiece of Indian architecture but also a meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey
- Overlooking the charming scene of Maota Lake, the grand Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s safety
- Continuing to Jantar Mantar, a structural masterpiece displaying the science of early Indian architecture.
- Old and New Delhi link to create a city that can pay tribute to beyond empires, while wrestling with its new identification
- For those with limited time, long travel days are kept to a minimum, which is perfect for visiting several icons of northern India
Is this trip right for you?
- Old Delhi can be very bustling and congested, while it’s an interesting place to see local life running around you
- Rajasthan can reach very high temperatures in the summer. so your aim to do walking tours early in the morning when it’s cooler.
- You visit a number of temples on this journey, which requires a certain level of humility. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees.
- From April 2017, the central roof of the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy to recover its original colour.
The trip begins in the capital city of Delhi which offers a wealth of monuments, well-preserved relics of the colonial past and bustling markets of Old Delhi. Your next destination is the Pink City of Jaipur in the princely state of Rajasthan, studded with hill forts, battlements and fortifications. Then travel to Agra to explore the huge walled city called the Red Fort of Agra, from where the great Mughal Emperors ruled the sub-continent. The Taj Mahal is, of course, a wonderful highlight of this trip.
Your journey of a lifetime begins in New Delhi. Few places on earth combine beauty, history and escapism to such dazzling effect as the great city of Delhi- the sprawling and fascinating capital of India. The title “A Tale of Two Cities” is apt as Delhi bridges together two different worlds. The Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, contrasts with the British-built centre of New Delhi. On this journey, you will scratch the surface and discover a land sprinkled with dazzling gems of India’s “golden” legacy.
You will start your adventure by driving to the city of Jaipur. Jaipur, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is a dusky pink pearl sitting elegantly on the edge of the desert. Rose painted Mughal palaces slope to the old town’s bazaars, filled with textiles and jewellery.
Next drive to the Mughal city of Agra. Once the most important city in India, it was subjected to a great deal of ambitious architecture. Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire, introduced the first Persian garden on the banks of the Yamuna River. Romance is in the air as we arrive at the Taj Mahal at the brink of dawn. Discover a love poem in stone as you behold the sight of the sun striking its glowing cupid arrow onto the dome that radiates like a giant golden trinket. Taj Mahal cannot be left out of India’s Golden Triangle! The finest example of archaeological brilliance, it is the country’s most famous attraction.
Traveller Eleanor Roosevelt said that its white marble “symbolises the purity of real love.” The Taj was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the resting place for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. What else but great love could have inspired such outstanding beauty?
Later head towards Delhi enjoy an evening at leisure or start exploring the India Gate and Cannaught Place. Next day visit Old Delhi and the immense Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India. Also, visit Rajghat – memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & go on a rickshaw ride through the silver street in Chandni Chowk.
New Delhi offers a fascinating contrast: here, you will walk the wide, straight boulevards and past the monuments of the Empire. Walking the imperial residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, to the mighty arch of India Gate, designed by Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s, the eternal flame burns day and night to remember the soldiers in the Indo-Pakistan war. Continue to the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Another highlight is the Bahai Temple with its lotus dome.