The Golden Triangle – so called because of the vaguely triangular shape which can be drawn between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur remains a favourite itinerary for newcomers to India, and justly so. After flying in to Delhi, it’s easy to spend a few days in the capital, drive up to the Taj Mahal and Fatephur Sikri at Agra, and then head west to Rajasthan. Within a relatively small space of time one can see some of the true wonders of India, the bustling megacity which is Delhi, the Mughal jewel of the Taj, and the desert splendour of Jaipur, sometimes called ‘the pink city’ because of the dusty colour of its stonework. This triangle has been dubbed “golden” for the extraordinary breadth of cultural and historical splendour on offer in each of the three locations. The Golden Triangle, India is a classic introduction to the country: if you’ve never been to the subcontinent before, start here.
Which company should I use to take me round the Golden Triangle, India
For a small but meticulously run tour company to guide you through the Golden Triangle, India, theindiaphile recommend Destindia, an indian travel company which prides itself on its local contacts and unique knowledge. They offer local contacts, reliable service, authoritative advice, good prices, and an absolute passion for India. If there’s something specific you want added or taken away, just ask and they’ll arrange it. Visit their website here.
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