The cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in north India form the three main points of a route often referred to as ‘the Golden Triangle’ – as much for its wealth of historic monuments as its enduring popularity with visitors.
For centuries the hub of the Mughal Empire, the region holds the country’s most splendid forts, palaces and tombs, including the Taj Mahal, and offers a broad spectrum of different cultural experiences, reflecting India’s complex mix of religious and ethnic traditions.
In short, if this is your first trip, the ‘Golden Triangle’ will probably form the backbone of your journey, although numerous extensions are well worth considering – notably into the forests of Rajasthan to see a tiger in the wild.
• Watch the effect of the changing light on the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset
• Explore the vast Red Fort, British capital complex and ancient tomb gardens of Delhi
• Marvel at the intricately decorated Rajput palaces of Jaipur and Amber
• Glimpse a wild tiger at world-famous Ranthambore National Park.
See for yourself what makes our Golden Triangle tours so special in this two-minute taster video, shot by the TransIndus team on a recent research trip.
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The city of Agra makes up one-third of India's 'golden triangle', along with Delhi and Jaipur, three of northern India's most popular destinations for tourists. Agra’s heart-stopping centrepiece needs little introduction. Rising from the ...
Amber Fort (Jaipur)
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Best Experiences, India: Sky Waltz Over Samode
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Best Experiences, India: Music, Dance and Puppets
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Best Experiences, India: Shopping and Souvenirs
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