Golden Triangle Tour

Journey through Mughal realms and ‘Pink City’

  • Taj mahal

  • Jaigarh Fort Jaipur

  • Amber Fort

  • Fatehpur Sikri

  • Agra fort

Summary of Golden Triangle Tour

  • Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days
  • Major Attractions: Old & New Delhi, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Palaces of Rajasthan
  • Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Abhaneri, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur

Highlights of Golden Triangle Tour

The Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most popular tours in India. It offers an opportunity to witness and experience the rich royalty and cultural heritage of Northern India. The Golden Triangle Tour showcases a unique blend of the Mughal Sultanate, Rajputana Royalty and reminders of the British Raj in a single tour, underlining a wide array of cultures within the region. Take the tour and relish the rich multi-cultural history and secular nature of present-day India. Golden Triangle tour packages cover popular tourist destinations in cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, with a brief stopover at Fatehpur Sikri.

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 01

    Traditional Welcome in Delhi
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    As you arrive in Delhi, our representatives will receive you at the airport and you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay after a short briefing about the trip and travel documents.

    In Delhi, one can also visit Raj Ghat, which is a monument constructed in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, who is also warmly referred by many Indians as the father of the nation.

  2. Day 02

    City Tour of Delhi
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    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a day-long excursion tour to various historical sites and landmark monuments in the national capital. First visit Jama Masjid- the biggest mosque in India, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Its courtyard can accommodate almost 25000 people at a time.

    The mosque has three domes on its terrace and is surrounded by two minarets with a height of 40-meters. The structure is made of red sandstone and white marble and is filled with Islamic calligraphy adorning its walls. Later, ride cycle rickshaw in Chandni Chowk Market, one of the oldest, busiest and most famous marketplaces in Delhi. Chandni Chowk is also very famous for authentic, delicious food and sweets.

    Also visit Red Fort of Delhi. This palace served as the official residence of many Mughal Emperors. It derived its name from the red-colored sandstone which is used for its construction. Red Fort showcases the grandeur of Mughal architecture. Later, take a trip to Humayun’s Tomb- This tomb is surrounded by four gardens famously known as ‘Char Bagh’.

    Drive-Pass President’s House – it serves as the official residence for the President of India and is spread across a 320-acre area. Next is Parliament House- a circular shaped building inspired by Ashoka Charka. Also, visit India Gate.

    In the end, visit Qutub Minar another world heritage site of Delhi. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  3. Day 03

    Drive to Agra (04 Hours)
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    Today you will be transferred from Delhi to Agra by road. On arriving Agra, check into the hotel and rest for a while. Later in the day visit – Taj Mahal which is constructed of ivory-white marble and stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. The tomb of Mumtaz Mahal serves as a centerpiece of the 42-acre complex, which also houses a mosque and a guest house. The Taj Mahal is bordered with red-sandstone walls on three sides.

    After visiting the monument of love, visit Agra Fort also known as Agra Red Fort, many Mughal Emperors ruled their empire from here. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  4. Day 04

    Drive to Jaipur (05 Hours)
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    After breakfast in Agra hotel, head to Jaipur. En-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri the abandoned citadel of Akbar The Great. Have lunch on the way. Later, take the tour to visit Chand Baori Step Well in Abhaneri village which the natives once used to harvest rainwater. Continue your drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  5. Day 05

    Jaipur sightseeing tour
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    In Jaipur, first start the trip with Hawa Mahal which is popularly referred to as the Palace of Winds. It is constructed using red and pink sandstone. This five-story monument is almost 50 feet high, and its 953 windows are designed in a honeycomb fashion, cooling the palace interior using the Venturi effect even during the harshest summer months.

    Proceed further to Amber Fort – the main attraction of Jaipur. Here one can also take an elephant ride to climb the fort heights. Visit City Palace, which served as the seat of power of the Maharaja of Jaipur. A large portion of the palace still serves as a Royal Residence. Next, you will visit the Jantar Mantar, housing nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. It was constructed by King Sawai Jai Singh II. Here you will see the world’s largest stone sundial.

  6. Day 06

    Fly to Delhi
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    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Jaipur Airport to catch a flight to Delhi. This Golden Triangle Tour takes you back into history and ends with remarkable memories.

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HTOI Special Activities

  • Cycle Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
    Riding a cycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk Market in Old Delhi is something not to be missed. It will completely change your thinking about India. The rickshaw puller accompanied by guide will take you till the spice market showing the different colors of India in a small but extremely busy market.
  • Mohabbat-E-Taj Show in Agra
    Enjoy your evening appreciating the live love saga of Taj Mahal in Kalakriti Cultural Center. Mesmerizing dances, melodious music and heart-touching story of Queen Mumtaz and Emperor Shahjahan will make you speechless. The show performed live by the professional artist is as exciting as visiting Taj Mahal.
  • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
    Riding the elephant to ascend the heights of historical Amber Fort will make you feel like Maharaja, as you will take the same route, which the royals used to take to enter the palace centuries ago.

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Golden Triangle Tour: Explore The Essence of India’s Cultural Heritage

India, a country of diverse traditions and unique cultures, charms visitors from around the world with its incredible warmth and historical splendor. The Golden Triangle Tour is a fabulous journey that summarizes the pulse of India’s opulent cultural secrets. Confining the three major attractions of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, this itinerary offers a memorable experience including culture, history, art, architecture, music, food, shopping, and colorful traditions. Come and Join us as HTOI embarks on this amazing expedition through the bye-gone era.

Golden Triangle Tour India: Unraveling the Wonders

Delhi: Where History Meets Modernity

Delhi, the vibrant capital of Incredible India, serves as the beginning port of the Golden Triangle Tour. This bustling metropolis of India is a mixture of modernity and ancient history, providing a wonderful blend of exposure. Here are the main attractions of Delhi that one should never miss:

  • Jama Masjid – Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is one of the biggest mosques in the country located in the middle of Old Delhi in the bustling Chandni Chowk Market. 
  • Qutub Minar – One of the tallest minarets in India, Qutub Minar is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a landmark of Delhi’s medieval significance.
  • Red Fort – Once a Mughal Power House now a national monument and marvel of architecture reminiscent of India’s opulent Mughal era.
  • Humayun’s Tomb – The most beautiful monument of Delhi – A forerunner of the Taj Mahal built by a wife for her husband Emperor Humayun on the banks of River Yamuna.
  • Chandni Chowk – Ride Cycle Rickshaw in the labyrinthine narrow lanes of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk bazaar, a bustling old market of Delhi providing numerous traditional delicacies of India and rich handicrafts.

Agra: The Epitome of Love

Agra, a city known for romance, is a proud home to the glorious Taj Mahal – the most beautiful ancient monument in the world and one of the Seven Wonders of the globe. But Agra has many more things than just the Taj:

  • Taj Mahal – Get lost in the eternal beauty of the iconic Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and an absolute masterpiece of architecture made in white marble from Rajasthan.
  • Agra Fort – Explore the majestic Agra Fort, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Four prominent emperors from Mughal Empire ruled from Agra Fort. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort. 
  • Fatehpur Sikri – Visit the abandoned citadel of Mughal Emperor Akbar- ancient Fatehpur Sikri and Dargah, showcasing the richness of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
  • Local Cuisine – Taste the mouth-watering cuisine of Agra, known for Mughlai flavors, North Indian cruise, and street food, a food walk in Agra can be a great experience. 

Jaipur: The Pink City’s Enchantment

The Pink City of Jaipur, the capital of the colorful state of Rajasthan, is a spirited kaleidoscope of music, colors, food, traditions, dance, and heritage. Jaipur’s splendid architecture, amazing shopping, and warm local hospitality leave the travelers enchanted:

  • Amber Fort – Come into the magnificence of the historical Amber Fort, situated on a hilltop of the Aravalli mountains offering stunning views of Amer Town and Jaigarh Fort.
  • City Palace – Immerse in the regal opulence of City Palace – the current residence of Jaipur royals, offering a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
  • Hawa Mahal – Appreciate the intricate facade of the incredible Hawa Mahal, popularly called as Palace of Winds, this monument was constructed for the royal ladies to observe local fairs and festivals without showing their faces.
  • Jantar Mantar – Get lost in the area of architectural and astronomy brilliance at this unique Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built by Great Maharaja Jai Singh II.

Diving into the Cultural Melting Pot

  • Vibrant Fairs and Festivals – Witness the colorful and vibrant fairs and festivals of India while taking this Golden Triangle Tour. Be it Teej, Diwali, Gangaur, Holi, Navratri, or Dussehra, every festival is an extravaganza of joy, culture and traditions.
  • Traditional Dances – Enjoy captivating folk and classic dances like Kalbeliya Dance, Kathak, Ghoomar, Bharatanatyam, etc. that showcase the rich diversity of India
  • Local Handicrafts – Buy and carry a memory of the country’s artistry with you by exploring stunning souvenirs and handicrafts locally made and absolutely unique to each area of India.

Immerse in the Cultural Extravaganza

The Golden Triangle Tour not only offers the architectural grandeur of India but also provides opportunities to witness the prosperous culture of India. Classical and folk dance performances during this trip, such as Kathak, Kalbeliya, Bharatanatyam, and Ghoomar, mesmerize the visitors with their energy, grace, music, expressions, and attire. Food lovers can taste a huge variety of aromatic cuisine, including popular Laal Maas of Rajasthan, butter chicken, Rajasthani Vegetarian Thali, biryani, and Mughlai food. Witnessing the magnificence of various festivals of India such as Diwali, Gangur, Holi and Teej provides a glimpse of the traditions of India. Moreover, shopping in the local markets for beautiful textiles and handicrafts is surely a delight for any visitor to India.

Experiencing Local Life

To thoroughly enjoy the spirit of the Golden Triangle Tours, consider booking your stay in heritage accommodations, once the residences of royals, now providing a piece of regal lifestyle to today’s travelers. Ride a cycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of our bustling bazaars, which will give a glimpse of vibrant city life. Engaging yourself with local people in rural Indian villages offers a true opportunity to realize the lifestyle of locals. Additionally, riding an elephant to Amber Fort can surely treat you as royalty!

Best Time to enjoy Golden Triangle Tour

The ideal period to undertake this trip to the Golden Triangle of India is during the Indian winter period, from September end to April first. During this period the weather remains pleasant, thus your sightseeing is quite enjoyable, plus the festival period adds to the cultural affair of this trip.

Essential Travel Tips

To maximize the experience of the Golden Triangle Tour, remember some important tips. Always Dress appropriately, especially while entering any religious places, and be sensitive towards the traditions and customs. Always be hydrated, bring your useful medicines, and be careful about street food. It’s always recommended to exchange foreign currency at authorized shops only and credit cards work at most places but do bring some small cash for local purchases.


What cities are included in the Golden Triangle Tour?

Delhi – the national capital, Agra for Taj Mahal, and Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan

How long does the Golden Triangle Tour typically last?

The duration of this trip to the Golden Triangle depends on the individual choice but normally, the trip is good with 05 nights to 06 nights, offering sufficient time to cover the main attractions of these places.

How many days is the Golden Triangle tour in India?

06 to 07 days are ideal to cover the Golden Triangle holidays.

What are the must-visit attractions in Delhi during the Golden Triangle Tour?

Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk Market, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, President’s House, Parliament House and Qutub Minar.

What is the best time to visit the Golden Triangle Tour of India?

The Golden Triangle Tour can be taken any time of the year, but the best ideal time to take this trip is from September to April especially in winter months when we have good sunshine and pleasant weather.

How much does a Golden Triangle Tour cost?

The cost of any trip or Golden Triangle Tour depends on what type of hotels one opts what sort of car one selects and finally how many days are spent. However, just a rough idea for a 5 to 7-day tour is somewhere between USD 500 to USD 1500 for one person sharing a room with a partner without international airfares.

How can I travel between cities in the Golden Triangle?

You can travel between these places through a private car hired from your DMC or these cities have great train networks as well as comfortable buses.

Are English-speaking guides available during the tour?

Yes, English-speaking as well as other language-speaking guides are easily available in these places or you can just hire an accompanying guide for a complete Golden Triangle Tour, who will offer valuable information and historical details about the monuments.

What are the Best Golden Triangle tour packages?

Indian Golden Triangle Packages are handcrafted itineraries that cover India’s three famous attractions Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These Indian tour packages normally include hotels, ground transportation, a guide for sightseeing, and local activities.

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