The Golden Triangle Circuit is bestowed with the best of what India has to offer. It has historical and culturally significant monuments that stand as a perfect example of India’s rich legacy. Also on display is the vibrant and colourful culture of the country. To completely relish the grandeur of India, a Golden Triangle Circuit is a definite must-do.
Delhi is crowned with two UNESCO sites; the Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. These two architectural marvels are truly the gems of Mughal architecture.
Timings: Qutub Minar can be visited from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Humayun Tomb: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Built in the shape of a lotus, this serene spot inspires you to sit back, meditate and contemplate.
Timings: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. Make sure you adhere to the rules.
Entry fee: free
The Akshardham temple is a modern architectural marvel. This magnificent monument is dedicated to the Jain Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Akshardham is a magical gem in the Golden triangle circuit.
Timings: The temple is closed on Mondays, you can visit on other days between 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.
Entry Fee: Free admission to the temple, but you will have to pay if you want to view the exhibitions and various shows.
The Jama Masjid, in Old Delhi, is one of the oldest mosques in the city. The magnificent monument is made of beautifully carved red stone. A trip to this architectural marvel is a must on your Golden Triangle holiday.
Timings: 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and 1.30 pm – 6.30 pm, but you will not be allowed inside when the prayers are on.
Entry Fee: No entry fee, but in case you want to click some photographs, you will have to pay Rs 200/- and there is a separate fee if you want to climb the minarets.
A trip to the Parliament is necessary if you are in Delhi. A monument of wonderful architectural creativity, the Parliament House is a circular colonnaded building. It houses the ministerial offices, committee rooms and a huge library.
Your Golden Triangle tour is incomplete without a visit to this magical monument. Whenever it comes to describing the elegance of Taj Mahal, even a book can run short of pages. This phenomenal monument is one of the most dazzling charms in the Golden triangle circuit.
Timings: The Taj Mahal is open from sunrise to sunset. Closed on Fridays.
With the backdrop of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is another World Heritage Site in the heritage city of Agra. The magnificent monument is another gem from the Mughal rule.
Timings: 6.00 am to 6.00 pm
The 16th-century city, also known as the ‘City of Victory’, was built by Emperor Akbar. This UNESCO’s World Heritage Site showcases the intricate work and excellent architectural skills of the Mughal rulers. You should plan to discover this amazing place on your Golden triangle circuit.
On any holiday, you should pick up souvenirs. Sadar and Kinnari Bazaars are one of the busiest and oldest marketplaces in Agra. These busy markets are in close proximity to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and the best place to buy some trinkets during your Golden triangle tour.
Timings: Kinnari Bazaar is open on all days except Sundays. And Sardar Bazaar opens up by 11.30 am and shops here close down by sunset.
Often overshadowed by the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, these lesser-known monuments on the Golden Triangle circuit are equally beautiful and historically rich.
Timings: Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj and can be visited between 6.00 am to 5.30 pm.
Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace is known for its unique architecture, which is a mix of Rajput, Mughal and European styles. This stunning palace is the highlight of the Golden Triangle tour. Beautiful and renowned palaces Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are situated in this complex. Explore the history of the Rajput era at the museum situated in the palace premises.
Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Also known as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, Hawa Mahal displays the true essence of the Rajputana architecture. The design of the palace is like a beehive, with lots of small windows or ‘Jharokhas’, to allow easy passage of air throughout the Mahal. Shop at the markets near Hawa Mahal for great apparels, clothes, handicrafts and handlooms. Being an excellent architectural marvel, the Hawa Mahal forms a mesmerising sight for photography lovers
Timings: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
An epitome of Rajputana architecture, Nahargarh Fort literally means the ‘abode of tigers’. The beautiful is truly a beautiful gem in Jaipur’s cap. The majestic fort is unmissable on the Golden Triangle circuit. The fort offers stunning views of the Jaipur city. Don’t miss a beautiful sunset from the precincts of the fort.
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Situated in the middle of a lake, Amber or Amer Fort is among one of the oldest fortresses of India. This charming architectural marvel displays the grand Rajputana architecture. Houses iconic structures like Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam within the fort. Situated in the middle of a lake, the sight of the fort standing tall between the shimmering water makes for a very pretty sight.
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Johri Bazaar is a famous gemstones market located in the heart of Jaipur city. Bapu Bazaar nearby is renowned for clothes and handlooms. These old markets are truly shopper’s paradise on the Golden Triangle Tour. Be it a blue or white sapphire, ruby or emerald every precious and even semi-precious stone is available at the Johari Bazaar. It is a one-stop destination for the dazzling gem lovers. Bapu Bazaar is famous for clothes and handlooms. The wholesale market is popular for dresses and other items like bags, cosmetics and handlooms.
Timings: Johari Bazaar is open from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
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