The ultimate guide to India’s Golden Triangle


You all must be wondering what is Golden Triangle? What is the significance of Golden Triangle? And Why it is so famous?

Your questions are valid as you all must have heard about the Golden temple but never heard about the Golden triangle.

Today, I am going to tell you what Golden Triangle is?

Golden Triangle comprises the most visited cities of  North-West India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

AND why it is so famous?

It is because you will know the history of India through Forts, monuments and Museum of Rajasthan, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama- Masjid and counting in Delhi and who can forget the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Which makes a complete historical, cultural journey with the impact of Modernization.

Golden Triangle will help you to find the different taste of Indian culture.

This famous route the Golden Triangle for a long time is known as India’s 101 because of the very tight schedule of travel,

BUT, What is there anything like TRIANGLE in that?

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Yeah, you all have heard or learned Triangle in Maths.

But, it is not your Maths. I absolutely agree with your point.

But we all know that there is always some reason behind everything. And the reason why it is called as Golden triangle is because,  these three Major cities of India, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are very well connected via road and Train links and make a shape of a triangle.

Ok fine, Triangle is understandable. BUT, Why GOLDEN?

The wealth of cultural and history of India these cities presents is nothing less than an ornament. That is why it is known as GOLDEN TRIANGLE.

But Why Golden Triangle, when we have a choice of going to visit other places in India.

It is not like that.

Some places in Delhi might be crowded and bit polluted too. But The Places like Qutub-Minar, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, India Gate here are attracting tourist from all over the world. Then Why cannot you visit Delhi?

You all have a mindset that the temperature of Rajasthan always remains high, and may result in dehydration and sunburn. Yes, you are right. But if you take essential things like a hat, sunscream, and light clothes. Your visit would be unforgettable.

During the visit of Taj Mahal, you need to show some modesty. You know what I am saying.

In some parts, you might be right, but these should not be the reason for not visiting these beautiful places. Make your mind, just pack your bags and get ready to catch your train.

Ok fine, we will go.

But, what would be the best way to explore the beauty of these three cities.

You need not  think so much about transportation. You have given so much choice of visiting these places. And you can choose accordingly.

Let’s do some Chuk-Chuk

One of the best ways to go for travelling is by TRAIN.

We all have travelled at least once in Train. The impact of Train’s Horn, the sound of Chuk- Chuk calls you every time.

SO get up and live your childhood again.

You can board the train from DELHI after exploring Delhi. (Book Your Tickets)

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Try the Indian Highway

Indian people and Bollywood movies always go hand in hand.

We love to see drama, action, and collecting the memories.

Travelling is also among these memories.

And It is because of movies like Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara , Dil Chahta hai & Highway.

We start to like the road journeys more. Just book a cab or travel in your own vehicle.

Now, when you get maximum ideas of visiting the Golden Triangle. It’s time to know about these three beautiful cities.

1  Delhi : India Ki Dhadkan

Delhi, the capital of India (the first city under Golden triangle). Delhi is also the powerful city of India, as Parliament of India is in Delhi.

Delhi is the house of the PRESIDENT, Rashtrapati Bhavan, 7 Race Course Road of Indian Prime Minister and more.

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Both Rashtrapati Bhavan and 7 Race course road  itself are very beautiful. You can be the part of the rush who visits Rashtrapati Bhavan to see the Mughal Garden.

Before visiting Delhi, you should know the history of Delhi. It was first known as Indraprastha, Capital of Pandavas according to an Indian epic Mahabharata. Delhi has changed a lot, it reflects the colors of India’s  culture. It is one place in the golden triangle which will inspire you, amaze you and impresses you.

Places in Delhi, which always welcomes you with opening arms are India Gate, Red Fort, Qutab Minar (UNESCO recognises world heritage site), Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s tomb, Lotus temple, Bahai Temple, Akshardham Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lodi Gardens,Jama Masjid, Jantar-Mantar, and counting.

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Besides these historical places, you can also see the effect of modernization in Delhi’s places. Such South Extension, Connaught place and many.

If you visit Delhi in November last, you can also be the part of the International Indian Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan.

Delhi is a paradise for people who love shopping, eating and partying.

Do not forget to visit PARANTHE WALI GALI at Chandni Chowk.

From Delhi, it is time to move Agra, the city who has a symbol of love.

2  AGRA : you cannot miss this place

From Delhi, Take a cab, or private vehicle, or train to the southeast in the Golden triangle and in nearly 2 hours you will reach one of the wonders of the world the Taj Mahal, Agra.

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Agra is situated on the banks of Yamuna river was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi (1956). Also, once upon a time it was the capital of Mughal emperors (1526-1658). It is because the city resembles the Mughal-Era.

Agra is also famous for Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Besides, Taj Mahal, the two are also in the list of UNESCO world heritage site.

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Mehtab Garden, Moti Masjid, Chini ka Rauza, Ram Bagh are some places, you can also explore in Agra.

Do not forget Taking “Petha” An Indian dessert with you.

3  Jaipur : A City of forts

Here we are!!

Moving from Agra, it nearly takes 3-4 hours to reach Jaipur.

One of the most sought Indian city. Thousands of foreign tourists and a number of Indians could be seen here roaming.

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Jaipur (The Pink City), was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. The city is well planned beautiful city consist of gardens, monuments, museum, resorts and heritage hotels (Once the residence of Maharajas).

Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Abhaneri Step Well, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Birla Temple, Rambagh palace, Albert Hall Museum, Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur Zoo, Central Park, Sawai Mansingh Stadium and more. These places are worth to visit.

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Do not forget to enjoy the balloon safari, bicycle safari and camel safari in Jaipur.

From Jaipur, it will take up to 5 hours via road to reach back to Delhi. And this is what it makes a Golden Triangle.

I hope you now have a fair idea of Golden Triangle.

So what are you waiting for? Just grab your things, pack your bag, take a selfie stick (In case you are travelling alone), travel guide of the city, book your tickets and go for the Golden Triangle visit.

PS: Life has given us so many things, but it is offering us Gold too in the form of GOLDEN TRIANGLE… Just Joking!

If I forget something, do comment. I will come back.

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Naval Gupta, an entrepreneur who runs faster than the clock and has very less time to spare for himself, somehow finds time to write! Ask him why, he says ' writing is that fun time activity with which I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Travelling and trekking being one of his favorite activities, he cant stop his hands when he starts writing on travel. His articles hit the bulls eye and are to the point as he believes in ' seedi baat- no bakwaas'. With lots of information written in simple English, his articles will definetly inspire you to pack your bags and start travelling.

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