The Most Instagrammable Spots on India's Golden Triangle

Allison Sodha

Want to stand out on the gram? We have you covered with 15 of the most Instagram-worthy spots on India’s Golden Triangle. Check out these unique locations for that vibrant Instagram feed and make a splash in this country of contrasts.

DELHI

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Agrasen Ki Baoli: Towering high with 108 stone steps, this architectural marvel spreads over three visible levels. Each level is adorned with beautiful and symmetrical alcoves that line on both sides, creating a perfect backdrop for endless photo opportunities. 

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Lodhi Colony Art District: The incredible magic painted by the graffiti artists on the walls of Lodhi Colony will make you use all the depths of your camera. Transform your pictures with some quirky street style portraits with these murals as a backdrop.

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Safdarjung Tomb: Surrounded by palm-lined gardens and decorative pools, this historic monument has not garnered much attention, making it great for the uninterrupted shots. It is one of the last monuments constructed during the Mughal rule and beautifully signifies the cultural aspects and the legacy of the Mughals in its architecture. 

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Ghazipur Flower Mandi: Rise and shine! Buzzing with life as early as 3:00 am, this market is a treasure trove with stalls upon stalls of regular and exotic flowers. With colors galore, this insta-gorgeous market of Delhi is a gold-mine for people wanting to have that glam shot. 

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Dilli Haat Market: Get the best of both worlds at Dilli Haat, a market designed to resemble a traditional village bazaar. This is a haven for savvy shoppers seeking products showcased from around the country, making for textured and diverse content on your feed.

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Sikandra: The arched ceiling of Akbar’s tomb gives a spectacular display of colorful patterns created with calculated fluidity. In other words? Super dreamy shots in the Mughal-inspired gardens. 

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Mehtab Bagh: Catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal from the opposite bank across the Yamuna River. The serene and lush garden of Mehtab Bagh is the perfect viewing site admired for its phenomenal views of a wonder of the world. Pro tip: Plan your visit at sunset!

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Itmad-ud-daula: Considered as the inspiration to the Taj Mahal, the grandeur and magnificence of this stunning monument has surpassed most Mughal architectural masterpieces. The intricacies of its construction and eye-catching mosaics are not only uniquely beautiful but the crowd-free riverside setting provides a calm and serene counterpoint to the busy and bustling Taj Mahal. 

JAIPUR

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Panna Meena Ka Kund: Lying in the shadow of the famous Amer Fort, this yellow-tinted 16th century stepwell is a stunning combination of indigenous Indian engineering and architectural beauty. The pastel-shaded plaster symmetrical arrangement of the stairs makes it an alluring, photogenic backdrop.

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Nahargarh Fort: Nahargarh Fort stands high above the northern limits of Jaipur, casting an imposing shadow over the city. While the intricate corridors and maze of courtyards within the fort itself are impressive, the main attraction is the aerial view of the city from the ramparts.

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Royal Gaitor: One of the pink city’s lesser-known gems, Gaitor demonstrates an impressive use of marble in its exquisite domes and carved pillars. Offering panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the majestic Jal Mahal, Royal Gaitor is a quiet escape from Jaipur’s bustling streets.

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Patrika Gate at Jawahar Circle: A perfect symphony of colours, the beautiful hand-painted patrika gate depicts important facts about different parts of the Rajasthan state. The poly-chromatic patterns and vibrant surroundings make this gate one of a kind and a top photo location in the city. 

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Chandra Mahal at City Palace: The opulent section of the royal abode is a seven storied citadel that is home to verdant gardens, marvellous paintings and ornately decorated ceilings. The Luxury, beauty and architectural brilliance of the palace makes it a top spot for pictures.

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The Great Wall around Amer Fort: There is nothing better than starting your day with the beautiful views of sunrise over the Amer Fort. The best spot for sunrise viewing is actually in front and across the road from the fort. You will need to hike around 300 stairs to get to the top, but there are not many tourists here, making it an excellent photo opportunity.

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Galtaji (Monkey) Temple: Galtaji features several pavilions with rounded roofs, carved pillars and painted walls. The complex is set around a natural spring and waterfalls that create 7 Holy Ponds.  It is a serene, evocative place with beautiful hand painted frescos, dusty archways, and, as the name suggests, many, many monkeys.

Interested in learning more about Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur? Contact a Sodha Travel India Specialist for more destination inspiration!

Topics: India, Golden Triangle

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

Sodha Travel was born from my desire to share the beauty of India with the world. Since then, our services have extended to other destinations - but our passion remains the same. To me, traveling is a multifaceted relationship: a relationship with other cultures, a relationship with other people, and ultimately a relationship with our own self.