India, a country which is known for its rich and diverse traditions, has a whole host of tourists visiting the country every year. One of the major attractions is the Golden Triangle tour – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This route offers travels a unique view of the nation’s most marvelled monuments, a chance to revisit the rich medieval history and feast on one of the most craved delicacies in the country.
The Golden Triangle Delhi Agra Jaipur tour will give you the opportunity to witness three different cultures without having to travel a great distance. Here we give you tips on what to do during your trip to these northern parts of the peninsular nation.
Short and sweet
Given the fact that Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are in close vicinity , you won’t have to spend much time travelling. Instead you can use that time to visit the remotest of places in the aforementioned cities. Usually, a four nights and five days stay would be ideal.
When to visit
Like the rest of North India, weather in these three cities is on the extreme side as well. It’s brutally hot in summers and the winters are as severe. Therefore, a preferable time to plan the tour would be from August to October and February to April. However, if you wish to experience the extremes of temperature, it’d be better if you visit during the winters rather than the summers.
Places to visit
Delhi – India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid
India Gate was built to honour the Indian soldiers who gave up on their lives fighting in the first World War. There are vast lawns with fountains and trees surrounding the monument and is one of the most preferred places for a picnic with family.
The Red Fort was constructed under the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a big tourist attraction. On the other hand, Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India, while Qutub Minar is faamour for its architecture and ruins. The huustle and bustle of Chandni Chowk’s streets is world famous and the cuisines are to die for.
Taking the Yamuna Expressway, you can then reach Agra within three hours.
Agra – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal, as we all know, is one of the seven wonders of the world and is one of the most visited monuments in the world. It was built by Shah Jahan in 1648. Agra Fort, just 2.5 kms away from the Taj, is a walled palace, famous for its sandstone and white marble work. Fatehpur Sikri is one also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and was built by Emperor Akbar.
Jaipur – Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal
Sitting on top of a hill, Amber Fort is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are Light and Sound Shows held in the evenings and are a major attraction. Hawa Mahal is known for having more than 900 windows, City Palace is a museum which preserves the heritage of this royal city. While Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory, Jal Mahal is a ‘floating’ palace in the middle of a pond.
The Golden Triangle Trip to Agra and Jaipur from Delhi will be definitely be one to remember.