Hey travelers, reaching this page shows your interest in travel as much as I do! I agree with the fact that the wanderlust souls of travelers are never satiated. Usually, we may be rooted the whole day long in the online world, but our mind always wanders off to destinations on the bucket list. Adventure souls and travel enthusiasts are always ready to hit their ways off long weekends or holidays for a much-needed break. So, last month I decided to take off a few days and leave for a cultural trip to India. The main idea was to tick off a few of the best destinations in India and there I found a popular route – the Golden Triangle Tour, covering Delhi – Agra – Jaipur.
After a few days of research and planning, I chose a 7 days tour of the Golden Triangle circuit. Initially, I was also a bit baffled but the research took me on a joyride of this beautiful tour. Now if you ask me what’s special in this tour, then I would say “All that your eyes are drooling for”. This route allows you to travel through three different states and gives a glimpse of the best heritage places, lifestyles, and cultural delights. The vibrance in the cultural milieu and friendly crowd lends an added dimension to a journey.
Golden Triangle Tour 6 Nights 7 Days Itinerary
As I mentioned earlier, my agenda was solely on the places that speak volumes about India’s rich history and heritage. So, I came up with an itinerary suitably. Here’s a detailed day-by-day plan for my trip.
Day 1 of 7: Arrival in Delhi | Sightseeing
My journey starts from the first destination and the capital of India Delhi. Once I completed the check-in formalities, I ventured out to explore the capital city. The first day of the tour comprised of the following attractions in Delhi Sightseeing Tour:
Qutub Minar –
Qutub Minar is the tallest minaret or a victory tower located in the Qutub complex. With a height of 72.5 meters, Qutub Minar is the second tallest monument of Delhi and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its five-story structure imposes the Indo-Islamic style of architecture that dates back to the 11th century. The complex of the tower houses other monuments, tombs, and Iron Pillar.
Humayun’s Tomb –
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and architectural splendor, Humayun’s Tomb house the mortal remains of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun. The garden tomb is famously known as Maqbara-e-Humayun. It was the first of its kind to be built in India. This grand edifice was inspired by the Persian architectural style and has a magnificent design.
Lotus Temple –
An edifice dedicated to the Baha’i faith, Lotus Temple is a magnificent structure unfolding in the form of a stupendous white petal lotus. The impressive architectural design of this shrine was admired by all. The temple seeks the oneness of the Almighty and it remains open to all regardless of their nationality.
India Gate –
The most popular War Memorial is famously known as the India Gate which is located aside from the Rajpath in New Delhi. The imposing structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight resembling the Arc de Triomphe in France, The Gateway of India in Mumbai, and the Arch of Constantine in Rome.
After a tiring day, I retired for a night’s stay in my cozy hotel room.
Day 2 of 7: Delhi Sightseeing Tour
The second day began on a high note as I proceeded to travel to Old Delhi to explore some of the architectural jewels and bustling market.
Jama Masjid –
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque hosts thousands of pilgrims every year on the holy occasion of Eid to offer special Namaz in the morning. It is one of the top attractions and best places to visit in Delhi. Jama Masjid gets a lot of tourists and religious crowds.
Red Fort –
The Red Fort is a historic fortified complex in old Delhi which was constructed in the year 1639 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. The main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty, Red Fort is an imposing piece of architecture deriving its name from its impregnable red sandstone walls.
Chandni Chowk –
One of the oldest bustling markets in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is still a famous place to enjoy shopping. This place is renowned for the availability of every kind of goods, food, and textiles. The market is situated opposite the Red Fort and provides a view of the Fatehpuri Mosque.
After a tiring day, I fled away for a night stay in my cozy hotel room.
Day 3 of 7: Agra Transfer
On the third day, I checked out from the hotel to proceed for a road trip to Agra. After check-in and relaxing for some time, this day was at leisure. So, I roamed around freely and explored the local bustling bazaars.
Day 4 of 7: Agra Sightseeing
The fourth day, I started my day with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and then returned to the hotel room for freshening up and breakfast. My Agra Sightseeing Tour Plan for the day was something like this:
Taj Mahal –
The iconic jewel of India’s rich architectural design, the Taj Mahal left me awestruck. The ethereally beautiful white marble structure was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his dear wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess. A universally admired magnum, the Taj Mahal is truly the finest example of Mughal craftsmanship in the country.
Agra Fort –
The impressive fort of Agra is stunningly designed using red sandstone. The main residence of the Mughal Emperors till 1638 which was constructed along the banks of river Yamuna. It is one of the finest Mughal forts in the country and includes several structures. These include Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Moti Masjid, Shish Mahal, and Musamman Burj.
Fatehpur Sikri –
A town in the Agra district and a famous tourist attraction, Fatehpur Sikri was predominantly made of red sandstone. This historic place was founded in the 1571 century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It was essentially a fortified city dated back by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for over 15 years.
After sightseeing, I returned to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5 of 7: Jaipur Transfer | Sightseeing
Today, take a drive for about four hours away from the land of Mughal grandeur and explore the Rajputana architectural splendor. My itinerary for the fourth day in Jaipur was an interesting blend of amazing experiences. Here’s a quick overview of the following tourist sites in Jaipur:
City Palace –
City Palace is a stunning architectural jewel that reflects the merger of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Impressive structures within the palace include Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal, Maharani Palace, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, and Govind Devji Temple. The structures reflect the beauty and grandeur of this palace.
Jantar Mantar –
An astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar was dated back in 1734 by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. The observatory is home to the world’s largest sundial made out of stone. It has an assortment of 19 architectural astronomical instruments dated back to the 18th century built by Sawai Jai Singh II.
Hawa Mahal –
The red and pink sandstone structure of Hawa Mahal is a beautiful and unique edifice crowning the Pink city. Its cooling effect in the interiors of the chambers due to the breeze getting in through its numerous small windows lends the monument its name. The five-story high pyramidal-shaped structure looks like a honeycombed hive.
Day 6 of 7: Jaipur Sightseeing
It was the last second day of my Golden Triangle Tour Package and I had to head back to Delhi after completing the triangle. Afterward, you will be exploring one of the most famous tourist attractions of the Jaipur Sightseeing Tour.
Amber Fort –
The majestic Amber Fort sits atop a hill and remains a testimony to Rajput grandeur and opulence. The fort comprises several structures and there are six main sections of the palace each having its courtyard and entry gate. Inside the fort, several vendors sell puppets and other local artifacts.
Nahargarh Fort –
One of the majestic structures of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort overlooks the city with utmost pride. It was strategically built to protect the city against invaders. The fort was built by Sawai Madho Singh, the palace has 12 matching boudoirs for the queen at the head of which is a suite for the King. It is the most famous for hanging out in the evening with friends and family.
Jaigarh Fort –
Jaigarh Fort is made up of sandstones that are spread over an area of 3 km. Made to protect Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort is considered as a storehouse of all the war amours, cannons, arms, and ammunition.
Jal Mahal –
Jal Mahal is a famous water palace floating in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. It is set in the middle of the picturesque Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a spectacular structure that seems to be floating in the serene artificial lake.
Chokhi Dhani –
A luxury heritage resort synonymous with Rajasthani village culture, Chokhi Dhani Jaipur is located a little on the outskirts of the city. It is probably one of the best places to visit in the Pink city of India.
Day 7 of 7: Departure
Today, I bid goodbye to Jaipur and made my way towards Delhi as the last leg of my amazing journey to this country. Once in Delhi, I boarded a flight homeward.
So, now that you may know what makes the Golden Triangle Tour from Jaipur so appealing, when are you heading out for it? Don’t wait for long. Start planning a trip to India right away because, in the end, no one wants to regret it.