Golden Triangle Tour Packages in India 

Golden triangle India tour package is the most popular tour package in India covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These 3 historical places are situated in the shape of a triangle and hence the package got that name.

Golden triangle tour packages in India covers many heritage sites in these historic places. These include UNESCO world heritage sites of Qutab Minar (Delhi), Red Fort (Delhi), Taj Mahal (agra), Red Fort (Agra), Fatehpur Sikri (Fatehpur near Agra), Amer Fort & Palace (Jaipur). Jantar Mandir (Jaipur).

Tajmahal Agra, Part of Golden Triangle India Tour Package

Golden Triangle Tour Package in India – Taj Mahal, The Main Attraction in the package

Golden Triangle India Tour Package  – Delhi Tourist Places

You can travel to India and land in Delhi, the capital city of India. Your Golden Triangle travel can be started from Delhi. Delhi has many historic places like Qutab Minar (The Tallest Brick Minaret in the World), Oldest Indian Mosque, Jama Masjid, Red Fort at Delhi (residence of the Mughal emperors for around 200 years from 1648 till 1857), Ashoka Pillar, etc, to name a few. There are a lot of other tourist attractions in Delhi. They include Lotus temple, Akshardham Temple & Swaminarayan Akshardham, India Gate, Teen Murthi Bhavan, etc.

Golden Triangle India Tour Package – Agra Tourist Places

Tow hours drive from Delhi takes you to Agra, where world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is situated. Red Fort (Agra) which is also known as Agra Fort , is another nearby historic place. Emperor Shah Jahan, who built Taj Mahal, was dethroned by his own son Emperor Aurangazeb and was confined to the nearby Agra Fort on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. Yamuna river is holy for Hindus.

Fatehpur Sikri is another historic place at around 37 kilometers from Agra on your way to Jaipur. Fatehpur Sikri was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569 and was the Mughal Capital from 1571 to 1585 .

Golden Triangle India Tour Package – Jaipur India

3 hours drive from Fatehpur Sikri takes you to the pink city, Jaipur India. Some of the main Heritage sites are Amer Fort and Palace, Jaipur water palace, Jaipur City Palace & attached Museum, Jaipur Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observation site with the World’s Largest Stone Sundial ), Hawa Mahal Palace, etc.

How Much is the Golden Triangle Tour Package Price in India?

Golden triangle tour package price in India varies from tour operator to operator. Please check the current rates with your travel agent.

Jaipur Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an astronomical observation site, which is classified as a UNESCO world Heritage site, in the capital of Rajasthan state in India.

Jaipur Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar at Jaipur

This Mantar at Jaipur was designed for observing the astronomical positions with the naked eye. This Astronomical Observation Mantar is one among five such Mantars built by Prince Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Each Mandir has a collection of astronomical instruments. Largest stone in the world, sundial, is at Jaipur Jantar Mantar.

The Astronomical Observation Center at Jaipur is considered as the largest and the best among historic observatories in India. Others are at New Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain and Varanasi, all in North India. All are believed to be built in the 17th or 18th century during the last periods of Moughal dynasty in India.

Time measuring instrument at Jantar MantarTime measuring instruments at Jantar Mantar – Image courtesy (Mrs. Moni Cherian)

This Mantar measures time, accurate to half a second. It also helps in observing the sun and other heavenly bodies.

How many instruments are there in Jaipur Jantar Mantar?

Time measuring instrument at Jantar MantarTime measuring instrument at Jantar Mantar – Image courtesy (Mrs. Moni Cherian)
There are fourteen major geometric instruments in Jaipur Astronomical Observation Center.

Each of these astronomical instruments at Jaipur Astronomical Observation Center is made from locally available stone and marble (for which Jaipur is very famous), in huge structures. This is one of the main the reasons for the accuracy of the instruments. Each instrument has an astronomical scale, which is generally on the inner side of the marble lining.

How Do I Go to Jantar Mantar, Jaipur?

Jaipur is well connected by flights , train and roads to other parts of India. There is a major railway station at Jaipur. International Airport is also there in Jaipur. Jaipur city is part of Golden Triangle Tour Packages in India. Contact your travel agent for details on golden triangle tour package price.

What are the Visiting Hours at Jaipur Jantar Mantar?

Jaipur Jantar Mantar is open to tourists / visitors from 9.00 a.m. 4.30 p.m.

How Much is the Entry Fee at Jaipur Jantar Mantar?

As at the time of writing, the entry fee to the Jaipur Jantar Mantar is INR 15 for Indian students and INR 100 for foreign students. For non-students, the entry fee is INR 40 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.

Jama Masjid Delhi, Oldest Indian Mosque

Jama Masjid Delhi, Oldest Indian Mosque is at Chawri Bazar Road, Old Delhi India.

Built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid Delhi, Oldest Indian Mosque is the largest and most famous Mosque in India. An example of the finest Mughal Architecture, the construction of the Delhi Jama Masjid was started in the year A.D. 1650 and was completed in the year A.D. 1965.

Jama Masjid DelhiJama Masjid Delhi.

Masterpiece of Shah Jahan’s construction was that of  Taj Mahal at Agra, one of the seven wonders of the world. Delhi, Agra & Jaipur is covered in the Golden Triangle tour packages in India. Please call your travel agent to know more about Golden Triangle Tour package price.

Emperor Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal emperor after Babar, Humayun, Akbar and Jahangir. Emperor Shah Jahan ruled from A.D. 1628 to 1658 and died in A.D. 1666. His son Aurangzeb imprisoned Shah Jahan and became the 6th Mughal  emperor in 1658.

Jama Masjid Delhi, Oldest Indian Mosque is situated opposite to the Red Fort Delhi where Prime Mister of India hoists the national flag on Independence day, i.e. 15th of August, every year.

The Juma masjid Delhi can easily accommodate 25000 perople for prayers at a single time. The Jama masjid in Delhi, oldest Indian Mosque, has a copy of an antique Quran written on the Deer skin. Jama Masjid is the most infulential mosque in India and is at the center of India News for Muslims in India.

How to reach Jama Masjid Delhi, Oldest Indian Mosque

Interior Cusped arches of Jama asjid DelhiInterior Cusped arches of Jama Masjid Delhi The facade of the Jama Masjid Delhi, Oldest Indian Mosque. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]

Chawri Bazar, the deepest underground railway station in any of the Delhi metro railway lines, at 30 meters below ground level, on the Delhi Yellow metro line from Huda City Center in Gurgaon to Jahangirpuri, is the nearest Delhi Metro railway station for reaching the Jama masjid in Delhi. There are 18 escalators to reach this depth!

Taking the metro train or city bus is the easiest mode to reach Jama mosque Delhi, as old Delhi is very crowded and taking your vehicle (even a two wheeler) and getting a parking space is next to impossible. Chawri Bazar Delhi metro railway station is very close to New Delhi railway station ( next station on the Yellow line) and Old Delhi railway stations.

For  those outstation travelers, New Delhi is the nearest major railway station to this Mosque old Delhi. Then you can board the yellow line metro train at New Delhi underground metro station. New Delhi metro station is connected by Delhi Airport Metro Express Line to Indira Gandhi International Airport in the Orange Line. This line was initially operated by a Reliance Infrastructure Ltd’s subsidiary company and from 1st July 2013 is being operated by DMRC.

Mughal Capital Fatehpur Sikri and Golden Triangle India Tour

Fatehpur Sikri, the erstwhile Mughal Capital, is in the Agra district of Uttar Pradesh in India. Fateh Pur sirki is at 37 kilometers distance from Agra, famous for one of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri tour is part of golden triangle tour packages in India, as Fatehpur is on your way to Jaipur from Agra. Golden triangle India tour package cover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in 3 neighboring Indian states.

Fatehpur Sikri Mughal Capital
Interior of the Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) at Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh, India).

Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Capital, was founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1569 on the Sikri ridge.

Fateh pur Sikri is a well planned gated city (the massive gate and fort still stands intact) with  a series palaces, royal courts, many utility buildings, etc. There is a mosque inside the city.  There is a dam also at Fatehpur Sikri, remains of which can be seen even now.

Fatehpur Sikri was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The construction of Fatehpur Sikri was  of great interest to Emperor Akbar. The construction of this planned gated city took 15 years. The 3 sides of the city have walls while the fourth side was a lake that time. The style of the buildings in the city is the combination of many regional architecture which was only seen in Akbar’s Fathepur city.

It is one of the best maintained Mughal Architecture in India, built with red sandstones which is locally available. It was the capital of Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.

The magnificent palace built by Akbar
The magnificent palace built by Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri.

In 1585, Akbar Shifted the capital to Lahore, due to shortage of water and political instability in the nearby areas. The capital was shifted to Agra again in 1598.

How Do I Go to Fatehpur Sikri, The Erstwhile The Mughal Capital City?

Fatehpur Sikri railway station is the nearest railway station, within one kilometer distance from the city center.

It is well connected by roads. The highway Agra-Jaipur passes through the front gate of Fateh pur Sikri.

The nearest airport is at Agra, 40 kilometers away.

Amer Fort & Palace- The King of All Forts in India & The Queen is Jal Mahal Palace

Amer Fort or Amber Fort and Amer Palace situated on a hilltop in Amer, at a distance of around 11 kilometers from Jaipur pink city, Rajasthan state, India. Amber Fort is one among the Hill Forts of Rajasthan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jaipur Amer Fort or Amber Fort and Amer Palace,
Panoramic view of the Amer Fort or Amber Fort and Amer Palace in Jaipur.

Palace & Forts in Jaipur

Amber Fort & Palace

Jaipur Amer Fort  is also known as ‘Amer ka kila’ in Hindi language. The fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh I. It is the biggest tourist attraction in Jaipur and is part of Golden Triangle India Tour Package covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Jaipur Amber Fort & Palace overlooks a lake on one side. Jaipur Amer Fort is an opulent multistory palace complex built with red sandstone and Rajasthan marbles with magnificent ramparts, cobbled paths, small steps leading to different rooms and floors,  water cascade within the palace through which water flows to make the palace cool, roof top garden, etc, which makes it a wonderful tourist spot in Jaipur. The palace has 4 courtyards.

Jaigarh fort is a nearby fort, which is connected to Amber fort by an underground passage, which was used primarily as an escape route in times of war.

Amber fort India protects the Amber palace from enemies. A small road connects the palace and the fort to the main road.

You can enter the palace from Ganesh Gate. A temple is there which is dedicated to Sila Devi, goddess of the Chaitanya cult. The palace and nearby hills are surrounded by the magnificent fort, which is a delight to your eyes.

Jal Mahal Palace

Before the Amber fort’s main entry arch gate, is the Jal Mahal meaning water palace. This palace is situated on the Man Sagar Lake. The five storied palace built with built red sandstone in Rajput style of architecture, has its bottom floors submerged in water. Few floors stands above water. When the lake becomes full to its capacity, only the top floor (5th Floor) stands above water. There is a roof top garden on the terrace. This palace was used by the kings during summer months, to escape from the heat waves of Rajasthan.

City Palace & Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum

City Palace where the Erstwhile Royal family currently resides and the adjoining  Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum are worth visiting. This museum gives you an idea of the past, when the kingdom was ruled by Royals. Durbar Hall with painting, Throne room, Royal Vintage Cars, Armory including Cannons, Massive Jars used to carry water on the ship when king went on a voyage to England and may other royal belongings are on display here. Pportraits  of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II to Maharaja Jagat Singh, successive Maharajas of Jaipur kingdom are on display here.

Jaipur Archeology Sites and Museums Tickets

Jaipur Archeology Sites and Museums issue tickets for each destination at the entry gates. If you plan to visit any of these hangout places in Jaipur , it may be cost-effective to buy the composite tickets, which is valid for 2 days.

How Do I Go to Jaipur Amer Fort?

Jaipur is well connected by roads, train and flights to the rest of the country. The Amer Fort and Palace is just 20 minutes drive from the city center. Cabs are available at Jaipur which takes you to the fort. There is a small entry fee of Rs 50, to enter the palace. Amer town is having an area of approximately 4 square kilometers.

Is There Good Hotels in Jaipur?

There are many good hotels in Jaipur, which caters to the large number of tourists to the Pink city. There are many star rated hotels. Hotel Sarang Palace, Heritage hotel and a 3 star hotel, is a leading hotel in Jaipur offering best hotel deals at a distance of 1 kilometer from the Jaipur central bus stand and the Jaipur railway station. Cheap hotels are also there in the city, for those who are budget conscious.

There is a haunted city which was once famous for the  Indian culture and heritage, near to Jaipur, at 75 kilometers distance in Alwar district.

Annapurna Rasoi Scheme – Cheap Food from Goverment

Goverment of Rajasthan has launched a scheme  to provide cheap and quality food at subsidized rates to the general public. Its available on Mobile Kitchen Vans, parked near to hospitals, railway station, bus stations, etc. Breakfast is priced at just Rs.5 and Lunch and dinner costs rupees 8 each. Annapurna Rasoi Scheme was launched in 12 districts of the state in December 2016.