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The Golden Triangle

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Introduction

The classic golden triangle 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

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.

Jaipur

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

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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Rajasthan with Heritage Hotels

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Rajasthan is the epitome of romantic India. Towering forts, ornate temples, peaceful lakes and glittering palaces characterise the cities and towns of this incredible north-Indian state. Explore it all on this tailor-made tour, which includes stays at some of the region's most characterful hotels.

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Top itineraries in The Golden Triangle

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,585 pp incl. flights

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.

The Essence of Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,345 pp incl. flights

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.

Rajasthan with Heritage Hotels

15-day tailor-made journey from £2,725 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £155 pp
Book by: 26 July 2017

Rajasthan is the epitome of romantic India. Towering forts, ornate temples, peaceful lakes and glittering palaces characterise the cities and towns of this incredible north-Indian state. Explore it all on this tailor-made tour, which includes stays at some of the region's most characterful hotels.

Rajasthan & Tigers of Ranthambore

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,890 pp incl. flights

A ten-day tailor-made trip to India's Rajasthan, visiting the iconic sites as well as a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park

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Top places to stay in The Golden Triangle

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Grand & elegant hotel

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.

The Imperial Hotel, Delhi

Historic hotel

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.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Historic hotel

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.

Samode Haveli, Jaipur

Historic hotel

Charming and majestic, the Samode Haveli is a 200-year-old mansion tucked away in the heart of the old city surrounded by gardens, courtyards and terraces.

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Where to go in The Golden Triangle

Agra

Agra is located in Uttar Pradesh, the northern state described as a ‘world in itself' by the Indian writer Ruskin Bond.

Jaipur

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.

Delhi

The sprawling metropolis of Delhi is the major gateway into India and one of the country's fastest growing cities.

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The Golden Triangle articles

A guide to India’s Golden Triangle

The fabled Golden Triangle is a compact trio that packs in three of India’s premiere destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It’s the perfect introduction to the subcontinent’s culture and rich history, so we’ve put together this mapped guide to help you plan your luxurious holiday.

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