The Golden Triangle is a famous tourism region and gets the name as the three cities – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur form a ‘triangular region’. There are many things to do in these famous cities.
Best Time to Visit Golden Triangle – August to March
Duration – There are several interesting things to do in the Golden Triangle region and it needs 2 – 3 trips. Tours vary from less than one week to 21 days (3 weeks) duration with other cities included. If you are visiting for the first time take 6 Days Delhi – Agra – Jaipur Tour or check other tour packages.
Best Attractions in Delhi
India Gate War Memorial
The road from here to the President’s House is a lush and enlivening road where people go for a morning or an evening walk. This is the gateway to remember the brave soldiers to gave up their lives at the World War I. This is one of the first things to do on the Golden Triangle tour at Delhi.
Timings: 5 AM to Midnight
Discover Structures of Power
Delhi houses some of the powerhouses of the country – the Parliament, the Secretariat and the President’s House. These 3 buildings that are on the way from India Gate are constructed with great architecture apart from being important political buildings for the legislative and administrative decisions of the country. Take 2 hours to see the Rashtrapati Bhavan with the beautiful gardens & verdant greenery.
Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- (Online Registration Must)
Timings: Official Hours (varies)
Best Attractions in Agra
The Taj Mahal
Without a doubt this place is synonymous with the city of Agra around the world. Admire the marble wonder especially from the banks of River Yamuna in Agra. In addition to the UNESCO World Site there are other enchanting monuments to visit in Agra such as Fatehpuri Sikri – a City of Victory, and the red sandstone structure – Agra Fort. There are famous attractions in Agra Fort like the Diwan-e-Khaas and Diwan-e-Aam here.
Agra Fort Entry Fee: Rs. 20/- to Rs. 500/-
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Savour the ‘Agra Petha’
These days this famous sweet that originated in Agra introduced in the Mughal era is made and sold in several parts of India. Now there are variations and added flavours. However, if you would like to get a taste of the original ‘Agra ka Petha’ then do try out this glucose fruity delicacy when you visit the City of Agra.
Best Attractions in Jaipur
Raj Mandir Cinema Hall
This is one of the most interesting things to do especially if you are a movie buff. If you’re too used to the latest box office multiplexes for the past decade, then you have to watch a movie here. This single screen traditional grand cinema hall has red velvet screens & shimmering chandeliers with glow type architecture giving a luxury hotel outlook.
Chowki Dhani Village
Your Golden Triangle tour is incomplete without a visit to this traditional culture hamlet in outskirts. Experience everything in conventional from Rajasthani Thali to Elephant rides and everything in between – folk music, culture songs & dance, Camel rides, puppet shows, religious activities in a temple, pottery, tarot & palmistry, etc.
Fee: Rs. 600/- to Rs. 1000/-
Timings: 5 PM to 11 PM
There are many ancient monuments and palaces with rich history that are major attractions in Jaipur such as – Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Seesh Mahal in Amber Fort that are UNESCO Heritage Site etc. These must make your Golden Triangle tour complete. If you want to explore in a luxurious style, the best way to plan your journey on palace on wheels Train. Take a look at the palace on wheels videos so that you know what experience you have on board.