By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
The Golden Triangle journey in India consists of three iconic cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Shaped like a triangle on the map, this route spans approximately 720 kilometers (or approximately $447 miles), offering a kaleidoscope of experiences, from the charm of Delhi to the romantic allure of Jaipur and the timeless beauty of Agra.
Allen Batista Travel, Inc. encourages tourists to venture on the Golden Triangle sightseeing tour to uncover India's most popular tourist attractions, providing a fantastic opportunity to observe the beauty, splendor, and vibrant culture of these big cities of North India.
How To Plan India - Golden Triangle Sightseeing Tours?
Here are a few expert tips to ensure a seamless adventure:
Best Time To Visit India’s Golden Triangle - It is important to selecting the best time to travel for your Golden Triangle tour. The period from October to March is ideal, because the weather is comfortable, and you can avoid the scorching heat of the Indian summer.
Craft A Thoughtful Itinerary - The Golden Triangle comprises Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, each with unique charm. It is important to plan and allocate enough time for exploration in each city or you can opt for professional India - Golden Triangle sightseeing tours for 0 percent stress.
Consider Transportation Options - Select a mix of transportation modes to add diversity to your journey. Flights connect major cities efficiently, while trains offer a more scenic and immersive experience. To travel inside a city, from town A to town B, travelers should consider local transport such as auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws to navigate through crowded markets and narrow lanes.
Cultural Sensitivity Matters - It is important to respect local customs and traditions throughout your journey. Please dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites, and be careful about local customs.
Must Visit Attractions Of India – Golden Triangle Sightseeing Tour
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in the Golden Triangle offer a unique tapestry of North Indian culture. Here are the must-visit attractions to enchant you about the destination:
Delhi – Capital Of India
This monument pays homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I. Bonus Tip - If you want to avoid the crowd, visit this place in the early morning.
Explore the marvelous tallest brick minaret in the world – Qutub Minar in New Delhi in the afternoon time. Dating back to the 12th century, the Minar is a prime Indo-Islamic architecture, boasting a height of 73 meters (approximately 45 miles).
Humayun’s Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is a precursor to the Taj Mahal. The tomb is built on a high platform with 17 arches on each side that lead to burial rooms. Several tombs are housed in five connected Baghdadi octagonal rooms. The main chamber is the taller one in the center, with a double dome erected on a drum atop it.
It is located near the old Red Fort. Jama Masjid is India's largest and most magnificent mosque. Jama Masjid is near the city's central business district and the largest marketplace of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk.
Bonus Tip – Morning and evening times are best for exploring Chandni Chowk.
Agra - City Of Taj
Witness the epitome of love, the Taj Mahal is a breathtaking ivory-white marble mausoleum. Built between 1631 and 1648, the Taj Mahal showcases intricate architectural and design work using precious and semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, jasper, turquoise, and onyx. This 7th wonder of the world needs no introduction; it’s a feeling to experience by yourself. Do not miss this!
Step into history at this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its stunning architecture. Agra Fort is home to the Sheesh Mahal, a stunning chamber adorned with intricate mirror work. The fort houses well-maintained Mughal gardens, Jahangir's Palace, Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Aam and much more.
Bonus Fact – Shah Jahan, who commissioned the construction of the Taj Mahal, was later imprisoned in Agra Fort by his son?
Jaipur – The Pink City Of India
Discover the grandeur of Rajput architecture while riding an elephant up the fort. Nestled in the Aravallis, Amber Fort was erected in 1592 by Raja Man Singh.
The structure is floating serenely in Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur. It is a captivating architectural gem, which conveys a unique blend of Rajput and Mughal styles. The palace's location offers a peaceful escape, making it a must-visit for those seeking tranquility amidst historical splendors.
Known as the "Palace of Winds," Hawa Mahal is a Jaipur marvel renowned for its intricate honeycomb facade. Visit to marvel at its distinctive architecture, offering a glimpse into royal history. The palace's 953 windows allow breezes to flow, providing a cool respite and making it a must-see in the Pink City.
It beckons with opulent Rajput architecture and a fascinating blend of Mughal and European influences. The palace boasts great grand courtyards, museums, and the stunning Peacock Gate, providing a captivating glimpse into Jaipur's royal heritage.
Don’t Miss The Culinary Treasures!
North India is home to a vast array of culinary gems that are now international hits as well. After every 10 km (about 6 miles), you'll encounter a distinct culinary style, with each district contributing its special delicacy.
For a taste of North India's culinary presentation, Allen Batista Travel, Inc. recommends the following iconic dishes to try:
● Butter Chicken (a rich and creamy tomato-based chicken gravy),
● Biryani (a fragrant rice dish, balanced with spices and flavors and layered with meat),
● Chicken Tikka Masala (tandoor-cooked chicken pieces in aromatic tomato puree),
● Street Foods: Enjoy savory snacks like samosas, tikki, and panipuri, in the streets of North India.
Vegan & Vegetarian Delights
North India is home to the biggest vegetarian population, and their cuisine is a haven for plant-based enthusiasts. Dishes like aloo paratha (stuffed flatbread), paneer makhani (creamy paneer in butter sauce), and rajma chawal (kidney beans with rice) are just a few examples of the delectable vegetarian options available.
Quick Tip: If you find yourself in Chandni Chowk, the vibrant heart of Delhi, be sure to visit the legendary "Parathe Waali Gali" (Paratha Lane) and try Parathas (stuffed flatbreads) with fillings ranging from vegetables and paneer to sweet and savory combinations.
Fragrant Chai: A Must-Try
No Indian culinary experience is complete without savoring the rich Indian aromatic chai or spiced tea. It is usually served and enjoyed in the early morning or evening. Head to any chai stalls and cafes and get ready to make new friends and indulge in conversations that’ll give you a mouth watering trip to Indian culture.
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