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Exploring the Golden Triangle in India

24th May 2018 Print

If you’re considering a trip to India, then you might have heard of the Golden Triangle and why it’s worth adding to your bucket list. It’s a great way to see India if you haven’t been before and want to get a taste of what the country has to offer. There are plenty of options when it comes to planning your trip, A&K offer luxury India holidays which might be a good option if you’ve never been to India before and need some help.  

What is the Golden Triangle?

Based in India, the Golden triangle is a circuit which connects the capital Delhi with Agra and Jaipur. It’s called the triangle because of the shape it creates on the map and is increasingly popular with tourists looking to explore some of the best bits of India. These are the three most visited cities in the north west and are all connected to each other by good rail and road links, making it easy to travel between the cities. 


Th Indian capital has lots to offer in terms of sightseeing, you could even find yourself there for weeks and still have plenty discover. This city is full of interesting culture and there’s a lot to see in terms of museums, shopping and eating out. The best time to visit Delhi is between October to March when the weather is as it’s best and flowers are blooming, making the city a truly pleasant place to enjoy. 


With the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the most recognisable places to visit in India, Agra is one place you need to explore during your visit. An impressive city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, this is not to be missed. The Taj Mahal is of course the most popular destination, it’s worth getting here for sunrise as there aren’t as many people there so you can beat the queues and take it all in when it’s less busy. Agra can also be visited from Delhi within a day. 


The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also known as the old city or the ‘pink city’ for it’s trademark colour. The city was painted pink back in 1876, the colour represents hospitality and was used to honour the visit of the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria. The tradition has been followed ever since by the residents who are now compelled to maintain the pink colour by law.