Golden Triangle & Beyond

Golden Triangle & Beyond

The history of a millennium in a nutshell

India, a country of over a billion population, one of the top ten fastest growing tourism destinations worldwide, and with the capital as a starting point for most travelers, the Golden Triangle circuit of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is on most travel itineraries. Yet these cities still offer something to the intrepid traveler. They have witnessed the sweep of religions and tribes, the rise and fall of empires and colonies, political intrigues and romances, and the birth of a democracy.

Nobody is entirely sure why this is called the Golden Triangle. While the 3 cities do form a triangle when plotted on a map, the golden seems to be interpreted as either ‘royal’ (following in the wake of emperors) or ‘must-visit’ (like the Golden Rule!). Here at Travel Scope, we see the play of elements; the waters of the Yamuna river, the stone and earth of the monuments that have withstood the test of time, the fiery zeal of rulers who sought immortality, and the winds of Time. Perhaps golden represents the alchemy of history itself!

At Travel Scope, we are eager to retrace the alchemy of a millennium, through art, literature, economy, architecture, food, stories and folklore to convey an essence of what India is today.

Highlights

  • Travel through India’s three historic eras: feudal, Mughal and colonial

  • Discover the monuments, bazaars and old quartiers on expert led heritage walks

  • Master home-cooked recipes in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

  • Spend an evening discussing art, history, politics or women’s issues with our expert hosts

  • Add a touch of wildlife to your trip at Chambal and Ranthambore sanctuaries

  • Soar over the cityscapes & farmlands in a hot-air balloon

  • Craft your own souvenirs along the way, from inlaid pieces to block-printed fabrics

Destinations Covered

When to go

  • Great time to visit

    jan

  • Great time to visit

    feb

  • Great time to visit

    mar

  • Great time to visit

    apr

  • Not advisable

    may

  • Not advisable

    jun

  • Good time to visit

    july

  • Good time to visit

    aug

  • Good time to visit

    sep

  • Great time to visit

    oct

  • Great time to visit

    nov

  • Great time to visit

    dec

New Delhi

Day: 1-3

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Your time travel will start the minute you fly over Delhi airspace, broad tar ribbons and sinuous rivers snake their way through a tapestry of concrete and forest. The Delhi airport is a beehive of international and domestic traffic, as it links people and businesses to the world and is an epitome of a technological, modern-day India. As you step out of the airport, a Travel Scope representative will greet you and escort you to your hotel. On the ride, Delhi’s incongruities take centrestage; high rises of glass and steel representing every kind of tertiary business jostle with itinerant gypsy settlements selling everything from earthenware to venetian blinds, decrepit black-and-yellow taxis compete with the CNG green-and-yellow auto rickshaws, broad freeways teeming with cars of every size are juxtaposed against a backdrop of the metro, the new arteries of the city.

Start the following day with a Travel Scope guide on a walk of New Delhi, a city that largely owes its present-day avatar to a man named Edwin Lutyens, a man best known for adapting traditional architecture to contemporary styles. Head towards the India Gate, a monument commemorating the deaths of over 70,000 Indian soldiers in the British Forces during the World War I. Older British buildings that were used as power hubs house today’s Parliament and Secretariat. Walk down Connaught Place, the business district of the British era, which serves much the same purpose today. Continue to trace the Mughal Empire with an Old Delhi Walk-and-Cycle-Rickshaw-Ride along the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid towards the bustling markets of Chandni Chowk. Walking down Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, one can palpably experience the sacred yet secular way of life that is so typical of India.

You can continue to explore Delhi with any of our recommended activities, as below:

Recommended Activities

Recommended Accommodations

Agra

Day: 4-6

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Jaipur

Day: 7-9

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