India is a nation with a vast population and a rich cultural history, dating back to ancient times when it was known as Bharat Barsha. This land, along with Nepal, has given rise to various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. From the ocean to the Himalayas, India is a diverse country with a wide range of ecosystems. There is something for everyone in India, whether you seek beaches, deserts, cultural landmarks, wildlife, ancient temples, fortresses, palaces, green valleys, or the Himalayas.
The Golden Triangle Tour of India is special tour package which covers a popular tourist destination that includes three cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These corners of India offer visitors an opportunity to explore Indian architecture, painting, carving, sculpture, and other artistic expressions that reflect the country's extensive history and cultural heritage.
Highlights of Golden Triangle India Tour
Delhi, the capital city of India, has been a center of political importance for not only modern India but also for several dynasties such as Khilji, Mughal, British and the current democratic India. It has played a crucial role in early human civilization in India. Apart from its political significance, Delhi is a popular tourist destination due to several reasons. The city boasts of beautiful architecture and art from different eras such as the Mughal monuments and India's finest architectural wonders. Some of the popular tourist spots in Delhi include Lal Killa (the Red Fort), Qutub Minar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, The Lotus temple, India Gate, Jamia Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham, Purana Qila (The old Fort), and the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the president’s residency).
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in India, is known as The Pink City due to the stunning pink-colored monuments, heritage sites, and structures found throughout the city. Located in the midst of the sandy Rajasthan desert, Jaipur is one of the oldest urban towns of modern India. The city was designed to address the increasing population and future water crisis, providing a fully functional modern city. Jaipur is an oasis in the desert, offering visitors an incredible experience of culture, heritage, traditions, royal courts, fortresses, and palaces. The luxurious palaces, once home to the Maharajas, are now transformed into luxury resorts, five-star hotels, and museums. Some of the most popular places to visit in Jaipur include the Amber Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Temple, Jal Mahal, Gaitore (The Kings' Memorials), and Vidyadhar garden.
Located beside the Yamuna River, Agra is a well-known tourist destination and one of the best places to visit in India. The Taj Mahal, a world wonder and an immense white marble mausoleum, is a universally admired masterpiece of Muslim art and a symbol of Agra's architectural wonders and artistic excellence. Apart from the Taj Mahal, Agra boasts several other Mughal architectural wonders and artistic masterpieces such as Agra Fort, Itmad Ud Daula, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Mehtab Bagh, Subhan Allah Hotel, Chini Ka Roza, Moti Masjid, Tomb of Mariam Uz Zamani, etc. These sights offer visitors a stunning experience of brilliant architecture and artistry.
Varanasi, also known as Banaras among Hindu scholars, is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities and a religious center that dates back to 2nd millennium BCE when it was inhabited by the Aryan people. Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, which is considered the holiest river for Hindus, the city has been a hub for education, trade, and industry since the first century. The city itself is considered sacred and a means of attaining Moksha. With its miles-long Ghats, numerous ancient temples, and many historical and traditional monuments and heritages, Banaras or Benaras is one of the most popular religious sites in India.
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Shri Durga Temple, etc. are the best attraction and most popular places or top sight to visit in Varanasi.
More highlights of India Golden Triangle Tour
- Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
- Culture of India, People and Heritage
- Agra - the beautiful Agra Fort and the Mughal mausoleum known as Baby Taj
- The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument in all its glory at sunrise
- Delhi - Explore Old and New Delhi on a guided city tour, visiting sites such as Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid Mosque, and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi's crematorium. Take a Rickshaw ride through Delhi's backstreets.
- The Pink City of Jaipur - The lofty Amber Fort, regal City Palace, and ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
- Varanasi: oldest living city
- Agra-Varanasi by train and Varanasi-Delhi by flight
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