Right from scenic landscapes to colorful cultures, royal cities and magnificent historical sites, India reflects as a kaleidoscope of rich culture and heritage to its visitors. As a foreign visitor, it is almost impossible for you to explore the heritage and culture of India that too in short span of time. However, if you really want to get some fantastic memories of India’s heritage take back home than the ‘Golden Triangle Tour’ is the best option. This specialized tour covers visits to three royal cities of northern India, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Well, the tour circuit is named so because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of the cities on the national map. In India, it is a popular tour package for foreigners thus you can research and find a number of fixed golden triangle tours. But, if you want, you can take the tour on your own. Please read on to know how and what you must see while planning your tour.
Day 1: The tour starts from the national capital of India, Delhi. Being the capital city, it displays an amazing blend of heritage and modernization. Right from historic monuments to ultra-modern buildings to diverse and rich culture, the city has everything that will make your day a memorable one. So, reserve your first day to explore its popular tourist attractions like Qutub Minar, India Gate, Red Fort, Akshardham temple, Lotus Temple etc.
Day 2: The second day should be spent while travelling to Agra (around 5 hours drive from Delhi). Agra is most famous for being the homeland of the Taj Mahal (one of the eight wonders of the world) and known for its other Mughal architectures. Visit the Taj Mahal and the nearby grand Agra Fort (situated at a distance of just 10 minutes). If time permits, do involve in some shopping of souvenirs.
Day 3: This day, you should proceed for next destination -Jaipur- the vibrant pink city of India. En-route pay visit to the Fatehpur Sikri – a deserted red sandstone city established by Emperor Akbar (during 1570-1585). Later, drive straight to Jaipur. After resting for a while, enjoy dinner (at your choice of restaurant) and explore the city on your own or with a local guide’s assistance (recommended).
Day 4: This entire day is dedicated to the sightseeing tour of this colorful capital of royal Rajasthan. Start your day with an early morning visit to the magnificent Amber Fort and don’t forget to enjoy the famous elephant ride. On your way back, visit other attractions of the Pink City like, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), the City Palace, Jantar Mantar etc. If time allows, do some shopping of handicrafts and bandhani stuff. Also, relish on the ethnic Rajasthani food for dinner.
Day 5: It is the last day, and you should head back to Delhi. The drive will be of around 5 hours. Upon reaching Delhi, it all depends on you how you spend the day or reach straight away to New Delhi Railway Station / New Delhi International Airport to head for your onward destination. Explore more about golden triangle tours on golden-triangle-holidays.com and get exciting deals on holiday bookings.