Golden Triangle Tour
The Golden Triangle, which includes the famous northwest Indian cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, is arguably the most well-known route in India. Over the course of 6 days with Golden Triangle India Tour Packages, you’ll travel by train or by road to explore the cultural and historical heritage of each city. If you want to see the main attractions, this tour is ideal for those who are traveling to India for the first time.
Golden Triangle Tour for 6 Days
Delhi in Golden Triangle Tour Packages
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
You will receive a traditional welcome when you arrive at Delhi’s international airport in the morning. You will then be escorted to your car and driven to your overnight lodging. Register, enjoy your first day off, and unwind!
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing (full day)
Our sightseeing starts in the morning. The walled city of Old Delhi, where every street is alive with activity, will be our next stop. There are many signs of the Mughals’ influence, who formerly ruled from the Red Fort’s ramparts.
The largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid, which was constructed in the 17th century, will be our first stop. Later on, we’ll take a drive past the New Delhi neighborhood to see Raj Ghat, India Gate, the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan (the Presidential Palace), and other colonial structures. The colonial districts prominently display British architect Edwin Lutyens’ early 20th-century work.
Last but not least, see Humayun’s Tomb, a magnificent example of Mughal architecture influenced by Persian design, and the well-known Qutub Minar.
Agra in Golden Triangle Tour Packages
Day 3: Delhi to Agra
Today we travel from Delhi to Agra by Car in the south to see the architectural marvels of the Mughal era. You’ll be taken to your hotel for a quick nap after arrival. The Agra Fort, a fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture, was built by the Rajputs and periodically renovated by various Mughal emperors using red sandstone, bricks, and exquisite marble from Makarana. The Fort is better referred to as a walled palatial city.
We will visit the Taj Mahal at dusk, a representation of everlasting love that stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River, after seeing the Agra Fort. In honor of his cherished wife Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away in the 16th century, it was constructed by Shah Jahan, the 5th Mughal Emperor. The Taj Mahal’s charisma never fails to dazzle, especially when you consider its exquisite symmetry and white marble inlays.
The marble craftsmanship of the Taj’s original craftsmen’s descendants is still being practiced in the bazaars where we will spend the evening.
Jaipur in Golden Triangle Tour Packages
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur (via Fatehpur Sikri)
We’ll depart for Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan known as the “Pink City,” in the morning. We will stop at the grand, deserted Mughal royal city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Akbar ruled from this impressive and well-preserved citadel for 14 years before abandoning it in 1585 due to a drought.
Jaipur, which featured imposing forts, dazzling palaces, and lush gardens, was the first planned city of its era. Today, Jaipur serves as the entrance to Rajasthan and is one of India’s most significant heritage sites, brimming with old-world charm. Before getting some rest in preparation for a long day of sightseeing tomorrow, we will spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant evening markets.
Day 5: Full day of sightseeing in Jaipur
We’ll drive to Amer, an ancient capital located 11 kilometers from the city and the main attraction of the Jaipur sightseeing tour, after breakfast. Amer, known for its enormous Amber Fort, served as the Kachhawaha dynasty’s ancient capital for more than 500 years. The next stop is City Palace, an exquisite fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani design.
We then go to the 18th-century observatory Jantar Mantar. It is an astronomical treasure that is still capable of making predictions today because its solar devices can measure the passage of the day with an error of just 2 seconds.
Next, we’ll go to the five-story facade made of pink sandstone known as Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). The Hawa Mahal was constructed in the year 1799, and its covert windows (Jharokhas) allowed royal ladies to observe parades and celebrations.
Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi (Departure)
We’ll return to Delhi early in the morning, and then you’ll be taken to the international airport for your flight out.
Although the tour is available year-round, the best time to visit the Golden Triangle is from October to April. The weather is perfect during this time, with average temperatures that are comfortably in the 70s and 80s (F). There are also a lot of celebrations and events, which adds to the excitement. However, keep in mind that Delhi’s air pollution can be an issue during the winter (specifically in or around January) and that nighttime lows can reach the 40s. Prepare for heat waves that frequently reach temperatures above 100 degrees if you visit between June and August, which is the height of the summer. Beginning in July, monsoon rains will also be a problem throughout the entire rainy season (ending in August).