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Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, these are the three most popular Indian cities that make the Golden Triangle tour in India. These three cities are the perfect example of rich history, culture, traditions, and customs of India, especially for those who are traveling for the first time in India.

There is no doubt in saying that the Golden Triangle tour is the most famous tourist route of India as it offers tourists a golden opportunity to witness the magnificence, beauty, and a variety of unique Indian cultures. Here we have mentioned a guide of Golden Triangle Tour India that includes some of the best places where you can go and hang out as a first-time traveler in India.

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Visiting these places will help you to explore the best of the Golden Triangle along with the rich history, culture, and traditions of India.

First stop of the Golden Triangle India


Delhi is the first stop of your Golden Triangle tour journey and it welcomes all its visitors with warm hospitality. Old Delhi and New Delhi both are the parts of this journey that offers you to explore the ancient Mughal Era with the Sultanate as well. Here are some of the most popular attractions in Delhi where you can go for sightseeing.

1. Red Fort

Red Fort in Delhi is one of the most popular and even a world heritage sites to explore the Golden Triangle tour India. The fort was made in the 17th century as the home of many Mughal emperors but now the fort is under the control of the Indian government and hosts numerous museums and some fine architectural structures open for tourists and visitors.

2. Qutub Minar

Another beautiful sight to explore in Delhi, Qutab Minar is the longest Minaret in the world comprising 5 stories with balconies. Being a UNESCO’s world heritage site, this 73 meters high structure pulls many visitors from all over the world.

3. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is the place that you cannot miss while on the Golden Triangle Tour of India. Being one of the oldest mosques of the nation, this 40-meter high mosque is purely made of red sandstone and has a seating capacity of more than 25,000 visitors and devotees.

4. India Gate

Situated close to Raj Path, India Gate is a war memorial that was built in the memories of those 70,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the first world war. This 40-meter high structure has the names of those soldiers on its walls that you can not afford to miss at all.

Second Stop of Golden Triangle Tour


Agra is the second stop of your Golden Triangle Tour journey and home to one of the world's wonders Taj Mahal and your Golden Triangle trip will be incomplete without spending a peaceful time at this monument of Love. Along with Taj Mahal there many other monuments and beautiful places in Agra that are most likely to never forget.

There is no shortage of places to stay in Agra, from budget hostels to the 5-star hotels. Do some hunting online and you will be able to find lots of mid-range hotels that offer a comfortable stay in a beautifully furnished room. If you really want to treat yourselves, why not choose an opulent hotel suite or a luxurious air-conditioned tent?

5. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments that you will ever on this journey. The incomparable beauty of this monument in Day time and the changing of its shades during the sunset will leave you breathless and shocked. The natural beauty around the Taj also makes this monument worth visiting.

6. Mehtab Bagh

Apart from Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh is another beautiful place to see in Agra. Situated across the Yamuna River, this beautiful garden is home to many fragrant blossoms, clean water swimming pools, shaded pavilions, jet fountains, and other elements of natural beauty. So witness the beauty of this place and get into the time of the ancient Mughal era.

7. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a beautiful small town situated 11 kilometers away from Agra city. This town is home to some of the finest examples of ancient Mughal arts that showcase the past history of the country. Being one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, this place attracts so many histories and art lovers from all over the globe.

Third Stop of Golden Triangle Tour


Jaipur is the third and last stop of the Golden Triangle India. Also famous as Pink City, Jaipur is a rich cultural place known for its natural beauty, ancient beautiful forts & palaces, charming shopping bazaars, and other fascinating monuments that serve as a pleasure to tourists. Some of the popular sites of Jaipur that you can explore on this trip are:

8. City Palace

City Palace is one of the most amazing sites to explore in Jaipur. The palaces were built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 17th century. The palace is known for its unique architecture which is a great combination of Mughal, Rajput, and British styles. The palace is home to a Museum which is called Chandra Mahal and it displays some ancient architectural stuff, paintings, weapons of Maharajas.

9. Hawa Mahal

Also known as the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal is another beautiful and famous landmark in the city. This 5 story building was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and hosts 953 windows that always keep this palace cool.

10. Amer Fort

Situated 11 kilometers from the Pink City, Amer Fort is one of the oldest and largest forts in India. The fort comprises some of the most beautiful structures such as Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-I-Am, Sukh Mahal, and more. The fort is situated on Aravali hills so to reach up to the fort you can take a joyful elephant ride or simple climb up the steps.

So these are some places that first-time travelers can see during their Golden Triangle tour in India. There a lot more places in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur that you can add to your list but it depends on the time that you will spend on each destination. If you have any queries regarding these places and want to know more about the Golden Triangle tour India then do comment in the comment section below and ask your queries, we would love to answer.
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Anosa said...

Thanks so much for this guide, my friends and I were just talking about visiting the Golden Triangle, this is timely.

Stacie said...

The architecture there is so beautiful. I've always known that India had amazing buildings, but I've never really seen it like this.

kumamonjeng said...

I was in Golden Triangle many years ago and been to most of the places there. These places are really what you have mentioned above. The Hawa Mahal is so pretty with so many windows for the girls peeping out long time ago where girls were not suppose to show their faces to the public.

Sue-Tanya said...

This is a really great guide. I have always wanted to visit India and the Golden Triangle tour is definitely on my list of things to do. I will make sure to bookmark this page.

Catherine said...

How absolutely stunning!! I'd love to take that tour one day!

Krystle Cook said...

This looks like it would be such an amazing time. This tour package looks like it would be so perfect!

Tonya W said...

How very awesome to have the chance to go and see India. I need to make sure to check this out at some point when I tackle my bucket list.

redheadmomblog said...

I've never been here before, but it sounds like an amazing place to see. Love all of the tips you shared.

Yeah Lifestyle said...

I've been to India but never visited the Golden Triangle and missed Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, so these short tour description of where to go is so informative for me when I plan my next trip there.

Lisa said...

I’ve seen so many incredible photos of the golden triangle sights, and am mesmerised each time. I’d like to take a tour for myself one day.

Polly said...

The Taj Mahal is on my bucketlist. I haven't researched much about India and I'm awestrucked that there are more beautiful places to see aside from the Taj Mahal. Thank you very much for this informative list!

LuciWest said...

You've convinced me: when I make it to India, I must visit the Golden Triangle. Up until now I was only familiar with the Taj Mahal up there. I didn't realize there were so many other amazing palaces in that corner. Thank you!

Alexandra Cook said...

I have never been to India and never thought tjat there were so many great spot there.

SincerelyMissJ said...

Thanks so much for this guide,I have never been to India but this would be helpful.

MemeandHarri said...

So many beautiful places to see in India, I really hope to visit one day

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