Visit the Golden Triangle
The classic Golden Triangle route is India's most popular tourist circuit and a perfect introduction to the magic of the country. Located in the northwest, it connects an extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical treasures in and around India's three most visited cities: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. With some of the country's best Mughal architecture and monuments, incredible forts and temples, colourful towns and cities, bustling street life and lively locals, the region encapsulates the best of this vast and varied destination.
Delhi is the major gateway into India and city of two distinct halves: late colonial capital New Delhi and the bustling, medieval Old Delhi. The Raj buildings of Vijay Chowk and Raisana Hill are highlights along with India's largest mosque, the Jami Masjid, and the imposing Red Fort citadel. Old Delhi's legendary bazaars and the crumbling battlements of Purana Qila, the ‘old fort' in the medieval Muslim quarter are also not to be missed.
The sandstone pink city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan: land of kings and princes. The city blazes with pastel-hued buildings, palaces, forts and finely carved temples and has some of Asia's best bazaars. Colourful locals fill the streets and proudly celebrate the region's glorious past in tradition, culture and costume.
Agra is most revered as the home of the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the abandoned nearby capital of Fatehpur Sikri. Filled with an architectural wealth of imperial palaces, tombs, forts and gardens, there is sublime evidence of the imperial Mughal court seated here during the 16th and 17th century before it was moved to Delhi. The Neemrana Fort Palace in Rajasthan is one of India's oldest heritage resorts. It is located roughly halfway between Agra and Jaipur and is an excellent alternative to staying in Agra itself if you plan to explore the Golden Triangle.
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Explore India's princely state on this luxury tailor-made holiday, staying at Taj hotels throughout. Witness Delhi's big-city bustle and the Taj Mahal's white-marble glow before delving into the glittering palaces and towering forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
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The Maharajas Express is the latest word in luxury train travel in India. In a country renowned for its majestic opulence, this palace on wheels is the perfect way to experience the many sights and sounds of this remarkable country in total comfort and style.
Top itineraries in The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle, made up of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is classic India at its very best. This tantalising triumvirate serves up everything you'd expect from a country with such a rich and varied history and a reputation for chaos and conformity in equal measure.
This luxury India holiday will illustrate the beautiful essence of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.
This tailor-made escorted tour will see you experience the rich traditions, festivals and rituals of India. You'll discover the delights of Delhi and Mumbai alongside experiencing Holi Festival with locals, exploring the Taj Mahal and staying in luxury hotels throughout.
Top places to stay in The Golden Triangle
At the leading luxury hotel in Agra you can wake up and experience your own private moment with the world's greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal, as each room, suite, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument.
An iconic property in Delhi, The Imperial Hotel is evocative of the 1930s colonial rule, and is just a stone's throw from the shopping and commercial district of Connaught Place.
The Rambagh Palace is located in the centre of busy Jaipur, Rajasthan. The hotel maintains the finest traditions of Rajput hospitality, offering guests a taste of royal living.
Where to go in The Golden Triangle
Agra is located in Uttar Pradesh, the northern state described as a ‘world in itself' by the Indian writer Ruskin Bond.
The 'pink city' is the capital of Rajasthan and is a land of kings and princes. Filled with pastel-hued buildings, palaces, forts and finely carved temples, it's a symbol of India's glorious past, memorable traditions and exquisite culture.
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