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India’s Golden Triangle refers to the tourist cities Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The tour of the three cities takes you through the eras of Mughals and Maharajas. This route is preferred by many tourists, as it passes through different landscapes.
All the cities are rich in history, mythology, and culture. People usually take a span of 3 to 7 days to cover the three cities. The ideal time to travel the Golden Triangle is between October to Mid-April, when the temperatures are between 22-32oC.
The tours usually start in Delhi, a city with long-standing history and stories, which range from mythologies, the Mughal era, to the formation of independent India. In Delhi, you’ll get to visit attractions such as – Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate, Parliament Building, Chandni Chowk, Kutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, etc.
The next stop of the tour is Agra, a city built on the banks of the Yamuna River. Agra is famous for the marble wonder – Taj Mahal, and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
The last destination is Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. While visiting Pink city you’ll see the famous Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar. Alongside this, the city also offers a chance to dine like a Maharaja and shop for local handicrafts.
Every travel enthusiast should traverse the Golden Triangle at least once!
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The Golden Triangle refers to the three well-connected cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Delhi is an Indian Union Territory, shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh to the east and Haryana on rest of the sides. Agra is located in UP, and Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. Geographically, the three locations together form a triangle, and therefore have been termed as the Golden Triangle.