Golden Triangle, India

The excursion program of the “Golden Triangle” covers the most famous and most interesting cities of central India. This is the route Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Mathura – Vrindavan. The “tops” of the triangle are Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

You won’t find a richer excursion program than the Golden Triangle. Cities such as Agra, Jaipur, Delhi are the main tourist centers of India and store many interesting places, historical monuments and architectural masterpieces of the Mughal dynasty.


According to, the brightest city can rightfully be called Jaipur.

Quite small in size, the city was built according to all the canons of ancient Indian architecture: it has a rectangular layout with narrow picturesque streets filled with people, shops and shops, surrounded by a fortress wall that protected the city from raids and wild animals.

Most of the city’s historical monuments are built of pink sandstone, symbolizing hospitality. The most colorful sights of Jaipur can be considered the Palace of the Winds and the City Palace Complex. The Palace of Winds is a truly fabulous place, built specifically for the sheikh’s harem in the form of honeycombs. Such a layout was specially thought out by the architects so that the beautiful residents could be seen without fear, observe the life of the city.

The city palace complex is no less interesting. You will have to spend almost the whole day to see it. The palace itself consists of many interesting museums, where musical instruments, clothing and textiles, collections of ceremonial weapons, ancient manuscripts, miniature copies of famous Indian monuments are exhibited.

In the city in early November, a grandiose Diwali festival or a festival of lights dedicated to the goddess of love and prosperity Lakshmi takes place, when candles light up all over the city, houses are decorated with lights, and unusual fireworks illuminate the sky.

In the summer, you can visit the Teej holidays, which take place on the third day of the new moon. This is quite an interesting sight, when the swings of the city are decorated with flowers and leaves, on this day they celebrate the beginning of the rainy season. For lovers of reptiles, the Nagpanchmi holiday will be extremely curious, because on this day this sacred animal is praised. People bring milk to snake holes, snake charmers show their skills everywhere.


The next point of the tour will be Delhi, where you will be able to see not only the sights of the Old City, but also fully enjoy the masterpieces of the British-Indian architecture of the New. First of all, tourists will be offered to see the huge Jama Masjid mosque. The beautiful red sandstone and white marble building is an excellent example of ancient Indian architecture. Here you can wash your hands in the pool or climb the southern minaret, which offers a magical panorama of the Old City.

Next is Red Fort, built in 1648. You enter the territory through the Lahore gate and immediately find yourself in one of the first covered markets, Chatta Chowk. Until now, the incomparable atmosphere of India, as it was hundreds of years ago, has been preserved here. On the shelves you can find the most unimaginable goods, buy jewelry and souvenirs, scented candles, oils, fabrics and clothes.

But do not buy anything edible here.

Don’t stay long at the market, go to the Fort Museum, where household items and musical instruments are on display.

Connaught Square is located in the northern part of New Delhi – the business and tourist center of the New City. Here are the best shops and restaurants of the city, from here the road begins to the Gateway of India, where an eternal flame burns in memory of the fallen soldiers of the Second World War and military parades take place. No less interesting will be the inspection of the Hindu temple of Lakshmi-Narayan, named after the goddess of abundance and wealth Lakshmi. The walls of the temple are decorated with carvings and images from Hindu mythology.

There are many holidays celebrated in Delhi, but if you are a connoisseur of music, you should visit here on Republic Day, January 26th. On this day, a folk music and dance festival is usually held at the National Stadium.


Another gem of the Golden Triangle tour is the fabulous city of Agra. It is famous, of course, for one of the seven wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal. Among the cypress trees on the banks of the river, majestically located is the immortal monument of love, built under Shah Jahan in honor of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. The unusual tomb still delights the eye with its exquisite beauty. Made of white marble, the mausoleum is completed by a perfectly shaped double dome and four minarets. The tomb of the Empress is built of marble, inlaid with precious stones, decorated with black marble ornaments.

Another no less interesting attraction of the city is the Agra Fort, made of red sandstone. The complex has preserved terraces, halls, gardens and a beautiful marble Moti Masjid behind its ten meter walls. It is also worth visiting the halls of public and private audiences, the Grape Garden and the Mirror Palace. The tomb of Itemad-ud-Daula is the heart of the Persian park and one of the most elegant sights of the city. Empress Norjahan built it for her parents. The small tomb is rightfully considered the Small Taj, striking tourists with white and black marble decoration, openwork panels decorated with precious stones and extraordinary mosaics.

Golden Triangle, India

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