17 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

17 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Agra
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at India Gate and Lotus Temple. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

6
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. Visit Ramakrishna Mission Jaipur and Shri Gopinath Temple for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Channi Carpets & Textiles, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Joy, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur journey site.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

6
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Get some cultural insight at Agra Fort and Saha Burj. Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park & Laxman Temple). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Agra itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Bharatpur, Keoladeo Shiv Temple, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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