Offering a lively experience, India invites explorers from all corners of the world. A wide range of culture and traditions awaits in India to be explored and most importantly, but the question arises how to explore India, since the country is not small. The trick is to choose some very close destinations and visit them. one by one. On the other hand, the best way to explore different flavors in a single visit is to take the Golden Triangle tour in India. This tour covers three important destinations of North India, namely Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Located just at a distance of 200-250 kms from each other, they form a prominent triangle. Let’s see the reasons why the Golden Triangle of India is so special and what are the essential travel requirements that one must know before taking a tour:
Why Should One Go for Golden Triangle Tour?
 
Nothing can overcome the fact that the Golden Triangle Tour offers the opportunity to undertake a journey of probabilities; Each destination, the golden triangle represents different cultures, traditions, history and completely different aspects. Expect an appointment with lots of information, bright images and spicy food throughout the trip. If you are one of those who enjoy shopping, this trip will make you feel like you are shopping, as each destination is full of colorful bazaars that sell some or other interesting items. If the budget is less worrisome for you, expect to receive a shower of redundant hospitality and luxury. On the other hand, if the budget is what you have to cling to, be prepared to receive accommodation options like never before, hospitality will be redefined suddenly, comfort could also be put aside and left to the destination, but what be that you know, and accept the fact that the fun of the trip is to face the challenges. After all, the bittersweet experiences make the memories of Incredible India worthwhile.
Tips on Bookings and Commutation for Delhi:
 
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the center of many international flights. World class airlines such as Air India, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airlines, Qantas Airlines and Singapore Airlines have a large number of flights that operate directly between many major cities in the world and Delhi, providing an easy and comfortable trip to the point of departure of the trip of the Golden Triangle. Early booking of airline tickets is a good idea to get a discount on tickets. Tour operators such as Culture Holidays India allow the customization of the Golden Triangle tour packages that give the traveler a choice of what to take on the trip and what else should be added on the tour. While the travel agency makes all the arrangements for you, your dream of having a wonderful and trouble-free Indian tour comes true.
Delhi Travel Guide:
 
Let the Architecture Leave you Awestruck, Food Leave you Fantasizing, Hospitality Leave you Happy and Markets leave you Mesmerized in Delhi!
 
As the first destination of the Golden Triangle holidays in India, Delhi warmly welcomes visitors and embarks on the journey of the glorious era of the Sultanate of Delhi. The indelible monuments, the history behind its creation and its architecture will surely attract your attention. The city is divided into two prominent parts namely, Old Delhi and New Delhi. Each part of the city has its own charm and ways to attract tourists.
Attractions in Old Delhi:
Old Delhi looks completely different from New Delhi. Congested street, group of houses and shops are the identity of this part of Delhi. Old Delhi is an excellent place to buy ethnic Indian clothes, such as Saree and Suits, the market is popularly known as Chandani Chowk. The market is also famous for its delicious Indian street food and its Mughalai cuisine. Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and Red Fort are the main attractions of Old Delhi.
 
Attractions in New Delhi:
New Delhi is more organized, with broader roads and flyovers managing the traffic. This part of the city is largely dominated by luxury hotels, clusters of shopping malls, good eating joints and terrific market areas like Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Kamla Nagar Market. The British was like India Gate, Connaught Place, Parliament House and President’s House and the famous Mughal era structure Humayun’s Tomb are some of the major attractions in New Delhi. The Revolving Hotel called Parikrama and Palika Bazaar, which is an underground market are also worth visiting in Delhi.
Agra Travel Guide:

Encounter Eternal Love, Savour the Sweetness of Hospitality and Feel the Power of Culture in Agra!

As the second destination of the Indian Golden Triangle Tour, Agra is an excellent stop to experience the passion of true love, Agra, the land of the legendary Taj Mahal opens a door for you. Although a bit congested in regards to a city, its attractions keep tourists busy and help them to ignore the inconveniences of the surroundings. A perfect place to see the wonders of Mughal architecture, Agra is the place to be in.
Attractions in Agra:
 
The city speaks loudly about architectural grandeur, of course the Taj Mahal, the eternal epitome of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World tops the list here, in fact there are many other structures that capture the heart like Agra Fort, Sikandra, the Tomb of Akbar, Itimad -Ud -Dualah and Fatehpur Sikri. Sweet made of white pumpkin, which is popularly known as Petha is the specialty of the city of Agra. Agra is also famous for carving white marbles, embroidery, making carpets and leather goods. Kinnari Bazar, Shah Market, Sadar Bazar and Sanjay Place are the thriving markets in Agra. To see the detailed blog, what to see near Taj Mahal, Agra.
Jaipur Travel Guide:
Immerse yourself in the color of culture, immerse yourself in the pool of glorious history and calm your ears with the melody of the Indians in Rajasthan.
The royal crown of the west of India, Jaipur is a charming natural. The majestic forts and the rich culture mark the identity of Jaipur. The city also shows a perfect contrast of modern life in a traditional setting, one is forced to choose, when it comes to sightseeing in Jaipur and entertainment in Jaipur. So, to see what are the options for sightseeing in Jaipur, here is the list:
Attractions in Jaipur:
 

Majestic forts make the most of Jaipur, the city is replete with the symbol of royalty. Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jaigarh Fort are the gems of Jaipur. There are other interesting places like the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Albert Hall Museum. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the elephant festival, the Sitla Mata fair, the Chaksu fair, the elephant safari and the balloon rides are other attractions in Jaipur. A trip to Old Jaipur City can also intrigue some visitors.
The Rajasthani cuisine is a delight for those who enjoy spicy food, Dal Baati Churma is a must-try, a sweet occasionally called Ghewar is also the specialty of Jaipur. There are many large and small markets throughout the city that sell ivory items, handmade items and puppets. Buying in Jaipur is an incredible experience; the colorful markets can win your heart quite easily.
Folkloric music and dancing are also one of the main attractions of Jaipur. The puppet shows are another attraction in Jaipur. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and the National Park, which is located at a distance of about 140 km from Jaipur is a must.
What adds to the magic of the Golden Triangle circuit in India is the fact that the three destinations, although clad in different cultures and traditions, are steeped in the same spirit of unity of India. The destinations celebrate being in the common thread and show different cultures of which India is really proud.
let us plan a memorable trip for you!
It normally takes 7 to 10 days to complete the Golden Triangle tour in India. If you allow a travel agency such as Culture holidays India to help you with the trip from meals to tourist facilities, everything can be taken care of at prices and rates that you can pay. This is our best ideal itinerary for the Golden Triangle Tour in India:
Day 01: DAY 1 / ARRIVAL DELHI
 
You will arrive at Delhi airport and our representative will welcome you in Indian traditional way by flower garlanding & tilak on your forehead as in India we say “Atthi Devo Bhava” which means “The guest is equivalent to God”.
Flower garlanding are generally offered as a mark of respect and honour. They are offered to welcome the visitors or in honour to the Gods and Goddesses.
Tilak is a ritual mark on the forehead. It can be put in many forms as a sign of blessing, greeting or auspiciousness. The Tilak is usually made out of a red vermilion paste (kumkum) which is a mixture of turmeric, alum, iodine, camphor, etc.
You will be transferred to hotel. Check in hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 2: DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast you will start New Delhi & Old Delhi tour. Our representative will waiting at the hotel lobby who will explain the day program and will introduce with local guide for Delhi sightseeing.
OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and Red Fort which was the residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years. You will enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. More evidences of the ancient times that once existed in old Delhi can be found out by winding through the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride your itinerary here is ultimate. The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different experience all together.
NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Bangla Sahib spiritual place for Sikh religious, the Qutub Minar tallest brick minaret in the world and a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 3: DELHI – AGRA BY SURFACE (220 KM, 3-4 HRS)
 
After breakfast you will be picked up from hotel and straight drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and transfer to your hotel for check in. After check in start sightseeing of Agra. Starting sightseeing with visiting magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife.
Later visit Agra fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
After sightseeing you will have free to time do shopping at local markets in Agra or you can do leisure on rest day. Night stay in Agra.
 
DAY 4: AGRA – JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (258KM, 5 HRS) VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI & ABHANERI
 
After breakfast you will drive to Jaipur-the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed.
Also visit Abhaneri which is on the way to Jaipur. Abhaneri , a small town village, near Agra . The place is popular for the amazing ‘Baoris’ (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. After that straight drive to Jaipur. Check in hotel, rest day on leisure. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 5: JAIPUR
 
After breakfast you will proceed to an excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started in 1592, its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
GALTA JI TEMPLE – These temples are a popular tourist attraction as they are home to a large colony of monkeys and this has given rise to the common name of the complex, the monkey temple. Galta Ji Jaipur is a unique Hindu temple as it is centered around a natural spring that has been channeled to fill seven large pools. In these pools pilgrims come to bath away their sins while, at quiet moments, the playful monkeys can be found swimming in the holy waters.
After breakfast you will proceed to an excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started in 1592, its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
GALTA JI TEMPLE – These temples are a popular tourist attraction as they are home to a large colony of monkeys and this has given rise to the common name of the complex, the monkey temple. Galta Ji Jaipur is a unique Hindu temple as it is centered around a natural spring that has been channeled to fill seven large pools. In these pools pilgrims come to bath away their sins while, at quiet moments, the playful monkeys can be found swimming in the holy waters.
JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. After sightseeing you can do shopping in local markets in Jaipur or leisure on rest day. Night stay in Jaipur. – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
 
DAY 6: JAIPUR – DELHI (265 KM, 5 HRS)
 
After breakfast straight drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Rest day on leisure. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 7: DELHI DEPARTURE
 
Morning transfer to airport for boarding your onward flight. End of trip.
In addition to this package, we offer three more packages: 3N / 4D,  5N / 6D,  6N / 7D, 10N / 11D, 9N / 10D which will adapt to your budget and your adjusted schedules. Due to the shortage of time, we could reduce some of the destinations, but we make sure to cover all the important places to see on this tour along with offering you enough time to relax as well.
 
Other Great Golden Triangle Tour packages available with us:
We understand your desire to explore India thoroughly, therefore, we offer packages that include other destinations in addition to the Golden Triangle Tour package. Wildlife is a great attraction, so those wishing to extend their stay in Jaipur can also visit one of the best national parks in India, called Ranthambore National Park. We offer 9N / 10D Ranthambore Package along with the visit to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore and Udaipur. The tour starts from Delhi and then continues to Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur and finally concludes in Udaipur. There are many who are fascinated by the vibrant and lively Goa and dream of having a holiday there, so for them we have a special 10N / 11D Goa package along with the Golden Triangle Tour. The tour starts from Delhi and continues to Agra, Ranthambhor, Jaipur, Goa and finally ends in Delhi. There are still more people who like to see the spiritual face of India, we give them the opportunity to see a different image of the country by offering the extended package of Indian Golden Triangle Tour. we also have another package for a spiritual visit offered is the Varanasi 9N / 10D Package, which includes a visit to the sacred land of Hindus, Varanasi is the perfect reflection of traditional and culturally rich India. The tour, as always, starts in Delhi.