What is the Golden Triangle tour?
As is evident the word Golden triangle Tours, It is some tour that covers the prime attraction tour spots located in the shape of a triangle so is the case with Golden Triangle Tour India which combines the tour plan covering Delhi Agra and Jaipur.
Where to start the Golden Triangle tour?
This tour can be started from any of these three cities. As Delhi and Jaipur both have Internationals Airports and so many flights of different airlines land in these cities so it can be started either from Delhi or Jaipur. If you start from Delhi then come to Agra and from Agra to Jaipur. Thus your tour culminates at Delhi. If you start from Jaipur go to visit Agra and from Agra to Delhi itself.
Road is the most convenient way of travelling in this sector with nice express highway. In case you come from other cities like Varanasi and desire to cover Golden Triangle, start from Agra. Similar is the case with travelling from Khajuraho or Gwalior.
Golden triangle tour duration
Golden Triangle tours range from 2 nights to 7 nights time duration. If you are traveling with time crunch you can also cover it in 2 nights 3 days. If you want to do it with ease you can opt for 5 nights 6 days. Even more leisurely tour can be designed for 6 nights 7 days. Most popularly is the Golden Triangle tour 3 Days
Breaking News of Golden triangle India tourism
All ASI-protected monuments in Delhi Agra Jaipur including the Taj Mahal are going to be closed till Mar 31st March 2020 in view of coronavirus as per the directions of Culture Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel
Besides these monuments all other monuments from wildlife sanctuaries and other places of interest are going to remain closed due to outbreak of Corona pandemic.
Extensions- Golden Triangle tour can be designed with the extensions of Varanasi, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Goa and Mumbai,
What is better?
Golden Triangle tour by Train or by car–
More popular is the Golden Triangle tour by car as you do not need to book the car services in each place for arrival departure transfer and sightseeing. But in case you want to avoid the hassle of road journey, you can opt for travelling in between Delhi Agra and Jaipur by trains.
There is a good facility of express trains between these cities like Shatabdi Express, Gatiman Express etc. Thus Golden Triangle tour Packages– can be conducted by train and by road both. You can fly from Delhi to Jaipur or vice versa and this cover these two cities by air but so far Agra city does not have more regular flights, so it is hard to take a tour this city by air.
Distances- Delhi to Agra-200 Kms
Agra to Jaipur-240 Kms
Jaipur to Delhi- 275 Kms
Cultural Activities in Golden Triangle Tour
Each of these cities have some unique cultural activities which can be enjoyed during or after the sightseeing schedule. The most popular activity in Delhi tour is the Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi, a walking tour and the visit of Swami Narayan Temple. Similarly, you can enjoy Heritage walk, walking tour of Kinari Bazar and can take part in the Mohabbat-the Taj show at Kalakriti Audurtioum.
If you have a passion for wildlife, you can visit the National Chambal Sanctuary or visit the elephant rehabilitation center or the Bear Rescue Center. While you reach Jaipur you can indulge in activities like cycle Tour, Kitchen class Experience or enjoy Dinner at Choki Dhani Restaurant or meet an astrologer for the horoscope.
Famous Religious Places of Delhi Agra Jaipur
Delhi– Lotus Temple
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Agra– Dayal Bagh
Gurudwara Guru ka taal
St. Mary’s church
Jaipur– Birla Temple
Galta Ji Temple
Golden triangle tour extensions
If you are traveling in Golden Triangle Tour, You can also include some famous day tours in your travel plan like- Agra to Gwalior, Jaipur to Pushkar, and Delhi to Mathura Vrindavan, etc.
Best time to do the Golden triangle tour
The best time to do the Golden Triangle tour is from October to April while the monsoon season is over. Thus you are not drenched by the rain showers. This time you also avoid the scorching heat of May and June. Remember while arranging this tour some monuments of Delhi like Red Fort and Akshardham remain closed on each Monday. The Taj Mahal in Agra is closed on Fridays and the monuments of Jaipur are closed on Holi Festivals.
Festivals- If you are planning Delhi Agra Jaipur tour you can celebrate the festival of Diwali in Jaipur which normally falls in October or November. In Agra, you can take part in the famous Bateshwar cattle fair and in Pushkar also almost the same months.
Things to remember in Golden Triangle Tour
What to wear- The months of December and January are quite chilly. Thus you are advised to have woolen clothes and the temperature during the day decreases to 10-12 degrees Celsius while in the night it decreases to 2 or 3 degrees Celsius sometimes.
Travelling Gear- You must keep some wet wipes and as after sightseeing places you need to freshen up. Keep some mineral water bottles of good brands like Kinley or Aquatint or you can ask the driver to put some in the cool keg. Some places have high security, so follow the advice of the tour guide and leave the prohibited stuff either with Hotel or in the car with the driver.
You can also carry a toilet roll inside the bag as at some places you do not find this facility in the toilets. While visiting some mosques you can cover the shoulders with shawls and avoid wearing shorts as a mark of respect. You can also keep some change of Indian rupees to tip to toilet keepers or the porters at the hotel or at the railway stations.