The essential guide to India’s Golden Triangle

The essential guide to India’s Golden Triangle

Few destinations encompass the adventure and exoticism of international travel better than India, which is renowned for its vibrancy, colour, and unique amalgamation of cultures. This enormous country is split into vast states, each of which has its own geography, character, and traditions.

The essential guide to India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi)

Newbies to the area will doubtless find the idea of exploring this diverse and sprawling country a somewhat daunting prospect – thankfully, India’s Golden Triangle offers some of the best sightseeing opportunities all within easy reach of each other. Composed of a 720km route that includes tourist hotspots such as New Delhi (the nation’s capital city), Agra, Ranthambore National Park and Jaipur, the Golden Triangle is the perfect introduction for those seeking guided India tours suited to first-time visitors.

So, let's check the Highlights of India’s Golden Triangle!


Serving as the typical starting point for travellers embarking on the Golden Triangle trail, Delhi provides an inspiring blend of history and modernity that’s sure to beguile tourists of every taste. Home to an ever-growing population of approximately 17 million people, this iconic capital is a combination of traditional culture and architecture – found in Old Delhi – mixed with a progressive city centre (New Delhi) that was a result of the country’s relatively recent imperial past.

Islamic-influenced attractions to look out for in Old Delhi include the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), and tourists can take a rickshaw tour to soak up the traditional atmosphere of the local markets. In New Delhi, notable attractions worth a visit include the Rajpath, Connaught Place and Lutyen’s Delhi, a tangible reminder of the influence of the British Raj.

Taj Mahal, Agra


After Delhi, the Golden Triangle trail moves further south to Agra, home to the world-famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, both of which are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Situated directly opposite the stunning Agra Fort you’ll also find the so-called ‘Friday Mosque’ Jama Masjid, which was constructed between 1643 and 1648. Agra is the perfect stopping point for those seeking out wonders of the world and architectural masterpieces from the era of the Mughal Empire.

Tiger in Ranthambore


Next on the Golden Triangle trail is the stunning Ranthambore National Park which is amongst the largest and most popular parks in northern India. Once used as a hunting ground for the Rajasthan maharajas, Ranthambore is now a protected reserve where tourists can savour first-hand views of diverse and exotic wildlife including tigers, monkeys, bright birds, and sloth bears. Consider a colonial glamping experience while here to make your stay a truly special one.

Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur


Last but not least on the Golden Triangle route is Jaipur, the famed ‘pink city’ that was first painted for a British royal visit and retains its diluted terracotta shade to this day. Tourists visiting Jaipur can enjoy a wide range of superb markets and bazaars selling everything from jewellery and textiles to incense and spices. Notable attractions that are well worth visiting in Jaipur include the Palace of the Winds, which is as sensational as its name suggests, and the grandiose Amber Fort poised on the outskirts of the city centre.

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