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Family Vacations to the Golden Triangle in India

By Rashmi Deshpande Subscribe to RSS | December 29th 2011 | Views:

Plot Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map and you get a distinct triangle, thereby the name ‘Golden Triangle’. Most travel and tour operators offer great family vacation deals for this circuit, as these are some of the most frequently visited tourist holiday spots in India.


A vacation to the Golden Triangle in India normally begins with New Delhi, the capital of the country. Visitors take a tour of this impressive capital, soak in the local atmosphere and get a chance to admire some of Delhi’s most famous landmarks. The most famous tourist attractions of Delhi are:

• The Qutub Minar

• Raj Ghat

• Jama Masjid

• Red Fort

• India Gate

• Parliament House

Besides the sight-seeing tour, shopping in the local Delhi markets is also an integral part of really experiencing Delhi life.

For those interested in a luxury family vacation, look for family vacation deals that offer accommodation in hotels such as Hotel Southgate, Star Grand Villa or the like.


The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is the exhilarating capital of Rajasthan. Known for its glorious past, this tourist hot spot is famous for its forts, monuments, temples and gardens. This royal land enchants its visitors with its exciting and colourful environment full of lively local markets, artists and traders. To experience old-world charm, this is the place to visit. The most famous tourist attractions of Jaipur are:

• Amber Fort

• Hawa Mahal

• City Palace

• Jantar Mantar

For those interested in a luxury family vacation, look for vacation deals that offer accommodation in hotels such as Hotel Libra or Hotel Red Fox.


The last leg of the Golden Triangle journey is the magnificent red sandstone city of Agra. Steeped in history and culture, this romantic city has some incredible tourist attractions like:

• Fatehpur Sikri

• The Taj Mahal

• Agra Fort

For those interested in a luxury family vacation, look for family vacation deals that offer accommodation in hotels like Hotel Amar, Hotel Pushp Villa.

The Golden Triangle in India is one of the most popular routes for tourists to sample the flavours of India. With their vibrant history, cultural heritage and colourful atmosphere of these destinations, it is no surprise that Delhi, Agra and Jaipur have been given the prestigious title of India’s ‘Golden Triangle’.

Rashmi Deshpande - About Author:
Rashmi Deshpande is a travel writer whose work has appeared in Femina and Lonely Planet magazine. Formerly an Assistant Editor with Femina, Rashmi is an India travel enthusiast, particularly the golden triangle of India. She currently advises travelers on group holiday packages and individual tours.

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