Last year when I was planning a luxury tour to India for my vacations, it was very difficult for me to decide from where to start. With India having so much to offer for the majestic Taj Mahal to the shimmery golden beaches of Goa to the breathtaking backwaters of Kerala. With so many attractions sprinkled in its vast landscape it was impossible for me to explore all of India’s beauty in just one trip. So to really soak-up in its rich heritage and culture spilled over numerous cities, I decided to concentrate on one or two regions at a time.
With progressing time, the tourism sector of India has been greatly accepted globally. Pertaining to this fact the country has a wide number of travel and tourism players who have come various tailor made tour to let one explore the India at its best. Of all the tours to India, the Golden Triangle Tour is an extremely popular tourist circuit, preferred by both foreign and domestic tourists alike. This popular tour is ideal for the travelers who are short on time but surely want to visit the icons of India. The tour has derived its name after the interesting fact that an imperfect triangle shape can be drawn between Delhi, Agar and Jaipur.
Golden Triangle Tour is comparatively a short tour that only comprises of three major Indian cities. Each of the three cities featuring in this circuit are not only unique and exclusive but also offer a great chance to the traveler to enjoy a fascinating rendezvous with the history, culture, and the colorful lifestyle of India. The journey starts from Delhi and descends to the lands of Agra and Jaipur.
The Trio Includes:
Delhi the national capital of the country has a rich history with many stories to share and is the first milestone on the way to the Golden Triangle tour. The city truly personifies the various diverse elements of the nation in varied proportions. The city is divided into two regions namely New Delhi and the Old Delhi.
The New Delhi has a Victorian feel and the several years of the British rule is prominently reflected in the structures and architectures of the building present in this area. A major number of these buildings are used as the political buildings. The prime tourist attractions to visit in New Delhi include Parliament of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lodhi Gardens, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar etc.
On the other hand the Old Delhi can be seen as a maze of winding lanes featuring tiny colorful shops selling almost everything. Some major tourist attractions present in this portion of the city include Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate etc.
Agra lies a couple of hours drive away from Delhi. It is a one of the major milestones in the itineraries of the tourists visiting India. The city is famous for housing the world famous Taj Mahal, the epitome of love. It is magnificent architecture and intricate beauty, makes it every photographer’s delight. This ancient city delights every traveler with an array of sightseeing options present in its landscapes. Some of the major tourist attractions to visit in Agra include Shish Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Agra Fort, Fathepur Sikri, Diwan-e-Khas, Moti Masjid and Diwan-e-Aam.
Jaipur, rightly titled as the ‘Pink City’ is the last stop on the Golden Triangle tour which offer the travelers to experience joy and vivacity. The city is dotted with a large number of palaces and forts which has a profound effect on the tourists without even trying. The prime attractions to visit include Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and not to forget its colorful bazaars which are widely famous for selling a great variety of handicraft and artifact items. The traditional Rajasthani cuisine are a must try during the lavish and lunch and dinners.
The Golden Triangle Tour makes for one of the most admired tourist circuits consisting of destinations which are a choice of millions of tourists and are conveniently connected by surface.
Written by Deepam Sharma