Travel to Golden Triangle India - Delhi, Agra & Jaipur

What is the Golden Triangle India?

India’s golden triangle is the area where covers three popular tourist destinations of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These three north Indian cities form a classic tourist circuit, attracting people from all over the world. The name of golden triangle Indian derives from the triangle shape on the map.


Golden Triangle India
How to Travel the Golden Triangle India

Classic Route: Delhi  →  Agra  →  Jaipur

Most travelers start with Delhi, the capital of India, going south to Agra, which is famous for magnificent Taj Mahal, then to the west of Jaipur to admire the pink city. These cities are well-connected via train and road. The transportation is very convenient for tourists.


Travel duration: 5 - 10 days

Overall distance: about 1,000km Drive hours by road: 12-18 hours in total; it takes 4-6 hours from one city to another.

Transportation: 

a.  Delhi to Agra via train:

Train
Train Name
Departure
Destination
Arrival
12172
Hw Ltt Ac Sf
00:10
Agra Cantt
03:05
12138
Punjab Mail
04:13
Agra Cantt
08:50
18238
Amritsar chhatisgarh Express
04:40
Agra Cantt
08:30
13008
Shri Ganganagar Udyan Abhatoofan Express
05:08
Agra Fort
13:02

b.  If you hire a cab, it takes you around 6 hours to Agra. 


Agra to Jaipur:
a.  It roughly takes you 7 hours via road.

b.  Delhi to Jaipur via train:

Train
Train Name
Departure
Destination
Arrival
09639
Hw Aii Special
00:58
Jaipur
07:00
12414
Jammu Aii Exp
04:25
Jaipur
10:00
15014
Kathgodam Ranikhet Express
04:40
Jaipur
11:00
25014
Ramnagar Corbet Park Link Express
04:40
Jaipur
11:00


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What to See in Delhi

Why is Delhi the first stop of the Golden Triangle India?

It is the capital of India and an essential stop in golden triangle India. Delhi is not only rich in historical highlights of temples, mosques, monuments and forts, but also shows the colorful modern life. It can be a good start for foreigners to realize this mysterious country.

 Recommended tour days: 2 - 4 days

Where to Stay?

25% tourists choose hotels in Gurugram district because it is located about 10 km south of New Delhi and just 15 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. You can choose The Pllazio Hotel with the address of Plot No. 292-296, Sector-29, City Centre or The Oberoi Gurgaon with the address of 443, Udyog Vihar. Also, there are 18% people choose Paharagan District because this area is a concentrated place for affordable hotels and not far from the attractions. Ajanta Hotel is great with address of 8647, Arakashan Road, Paharganj.


Best Places to Go:

Red Fort is a historical place and a landmark of independent India. Qutub Minar was listed in the World Heritage Site and is the tallest minaret in India. Indian Gate is also a historical site as well as a war memorial.

Read More: 10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Red Fort in New Delhi
Red Fort in New Delhi


What to See in Agra

 Recommended tour days: 1 - 3 days

Where to Stay?

80% people choose hotels near Taj Mahal. Because Taj Mahal is a must-see spot in Agra and most of good hotels also are concentrated in this area. You can consider Trident Agra and Jaypee Oalace Hotel; they are all at Fatehabad Road.


Best Places to Go:

Taj Mahal is an iconic landmark in Agra, symbolizing the eternal love between the king and his wife. It is a must-see spot for every tourists who visit Agra. Agra Fort is the king’s palace of Mughal Royal and a popular tourist attraction in Agra. As a World Heritage Site, it once has more than 500 buildings within it and the main attractions are Jehangir’s Palace, Diwan-i-khas, etc. You can also walk along Yamuna River or boat on it to appreciate the opposite Taj Mahal.

Read More: 10 Best Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Mahal in Agra
Taj Mahal in Agra


What to See in Jaipur

 Recommended tour days: 2 - 3 days

Where to Stay?

51% travelers choose the old town of Jaipur because the transportation is very convenient and many famous attractions are concentrated in this district. You can choose OYO 1004 Hotel Fly View with address of Plot no-1, Near Terminal 1 Old Airport, Sanganer, Maruti Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302011.There are 35% people choosing new town of Jaipur because of developed facilities and modern life pace. You can consider Shahpura House with address of D 257 Devi Marg Bani Park.


Best Places to Go:

Amer Fort sits atop a hill overlooking Jaipur featuring the blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The most amazing building in it is Sheesh Mahal, which is also called “hall of mirrors”. Hawa Mahal is the most distinctive landmark in Jaipur, also called “wind palace” because of its pink walls and numerous little windows. City Palace is one of the most preserved-well ruins in India. People can admire the glory of Indian civilization in here. It is a popular attraction in Jaipur.

Read More: 10 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur

Amber Fort in Jaipur
Amber Fort in Jaipur


Where to go after the tour to Golden Triangle India?

After visiting the Golden Triangle India, it is recommended to go to Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer. Because most local old Town houses are painted blue on the exterior walls, Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City. Udaipur is the famous White City because many building are made of white marbles. The popular destinations are Udaipur City Palace, Pichola Lake and Jaq Mandir. Jaisalmer’s buildings are basically built of yellow gravel so this city is hailed as golden city, and the Gadisar Lake is also a must-see spot in Jaisalmer.


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