Essential Guide to the Golden Triangle in India

Delhi, Agra and Jaipur Make Up the Popular India Golden Triangle

Palace Guard in The City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
••• Palace Guard in The City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Ian Cumming/Getty Images

The evocative Golden Triangle in India is one of the country's most popular tourist circuits. Comprising Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, it gets its name from the triangle that these cities form. Roughly located an equal distance of around 200-250 kilometers (125-155 miles) from each other in northern India, the cities provide a classic and unforgettable introduction to the country and its charms.

What also makes the Golden Triangle a great tourist circuit is its accessibility. The destinations are well connected by road and Indian Railways "superfast" trains. Hiring a car and driver is a popular and convenient way of getting around if you don't want to take the train.

Going on a tour is also an excellent option if you want all of your travel arrangements taken care of. Both small group tours and private tours are possible. Check out these 5 Top India Golden Triangle Tours That You Can Book Online.