The Golden Triangle Tour: 8 Must-See Places

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: Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and the Red Fort are the top 8 must-see places during your golden triangle tour in India.

The Indian Golden Triangle Tour consists of the Delhi Jaipur Agra Tour. Firstly, it is known as the golden triangle because the three cities form a triangle on the map, and secondly, the experience you get in 3 of the major cities in India is no less than golden. The cities are home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and India by Car and Driver takes the pleasure to list the top 8 wonders of India's legendary golden triangle.  

The Red Fort in Delhi: Let's begin our tour with the Red Fort. It is simply magnificent and built only with red sandstone, hence the name, to come straight to the point. Built-in 1648 by the fifth Mughal emperor, you will be amazed by the architecture of this beautiful fort constructed at that time with pure skill and no modern equipment we now use.  

  • The fee you will have to pay is around 40 INR. For foreigners, the approx is 600 INR.

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi: The Humayun's Tomb is another classic example of the Mughal Empire's architecture. A landmark of the Mughal reign and architecture in India, you will wonder how the structure is similar to the Taj Mahal and yet very different.    

  • The ticket fee for locals is about 40 INR. For foreigners, it is around INR 600.

Qutub Minar in Delhi: The Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in India, hands down, and it's, without a doubt, an architectural marvel which gets more and more beautiful as you get closer. Overall, another fine and complex architecture of the Mughal era, you got to see to believe. In Delhi, there is a mini Qutub Minar that children may fondly call Qutub Minor.   

  • The fees locals will pay is about 40 INR, and foreigners will pay approximately INR 600.

Taj Mahal in Agra 

Unless you have been living underwater, you have indeed heard of the Taj Mahal. Also known as Bibi Ka Maqbara, it symbolizes the love that couples visit a lot. Built by about 20000 workers, 1000 elephants, and in around 22 years, this symbol of eternal love built for Mumtaz Mahal looks beautiful from every nook and corner.  

Fun Fact: The Taj Mahal looks pinkish in the morning, white in the evening, and golden at full night moon.

  • For locals, the fee is approx. INR 250 and about 1500 for foreign tourists, while the ticket fees for citizens of SAARC countries is about 540 INR. However, the best part is that if you are under 15, then the ticket is free for you. 

The Agra Fort in Agra: Another beautiful thing that is doing hard work by about 2000 experts and almost eight years is the Agra Fort. The tallest forts of the Mughal architecture, the sunset here is just breathtaking  

  • For locals, the ticket is about INR 40, and for foreigners, the ticket costs about INR 600.

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra: The Fatehpur Sikri or Victory City is a work of art. We can't say anything else about it other than the fact that it's breathtaking architectural excellence. 

  • You need to approx. Debit INR 40 to Fatehpur Sikri to experience it, while foreigners pay about INR 600 for the same. 

The Amber Fort in Jaipur: Nothing can be better than going royally to the top of the Amber Fort, aka Amer Fort, on a royally decorated elephant. The vista of the pink city from the top will leave you speechless. 

  • Pay about INR 100 and enjoy the best of Amber Fort. For foreigners, the ticket is around 550 INR. 

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur: The Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1734. The king had a passion for architecture for astrology, architecture, and astronomy, so he came up with it. And let India By Car and Driver tell you even the brightest logical thinkers will be amazed at the sight of ancient astronomy instruments. Astrology lovers rejoice at Jantar Mantar.

  • Indians will pay around 15 INR, and foreigners will pay as simple as about 100 INR to have fun at the Jantar Mantar.