The famous Golden Triangle tour covers three iconic cities of North India. Starting from New Delhi – the capital city of India, the trip covers Agra – the city of Taj and Jaipur – the beautiful Pink city of India.
If time is not a constraint, you can also add a few more interesting sites in your travel plan for sure. For example – Land of Krishna Mathura and Vrindavan en-route Agra, Bharatpur, and Bhangarh en-route Jaipur and Pushkar and Ajmer en-route Delhi. But that is going to be 10 days plan and will write a detailed itinerary for that separately.
Coming back to the Golden Triangle Tour – the journey begins from Delhi.
Day 1 – Delhi – The Essence Of Old Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Delhi is well connected by roads, railways, and flights. Check – how to reach Delhi here.
Check-in hotel. Find hotels to stay in Delhi here.
Welcome to the capital city of India. Delhi is typically divided into two tastes – the old Delhi which still carries the shadow of past and the New Delhi which is pretty modern and advanced you can say.
Let’s spend your first day to feel that rich history of Delhi and the best place to experience that is, of course, Chandni Chowk – famously known as Delhi 6 (because of its Pincode). You can easily reach Chandni chowk by Metro or city bus services.
A few must-visit places are like:
- If you love heritage sites – Red Fort, Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli, Agrasen ki Baoli
- You love religious spots – Jama masjid, Gurudwara Sis ganj Sahib Ji, Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir
- You love Shopping – Chandni chowk is all yours. There are dedicated roads for dedicated types of markets.
- You love foods – Yummm! You’re at the finest place for sure. Try roadside food corners, parathe wali Gali, most famous non-veg food corners across Jama Masjid area
Day 2 – Delhi – The Heritage Touch Of Delhi
Mode of transport:
- Private taxi (time saver but costly)
- Delhi Metro (you’ll need proper Metro route handy)
- Buses and Auto (public transports are time-taking affair)
- HOHO Bus Service – Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Service offered by Govt.
I’m telling ya! One day is indeed less to cover all of the monuments and heritage sites of Delhi, in fact after seeing a few ones, you might change your mood to extend your stay in Delhi for one more day. Here are things that you can see:
Start your day with Qutub Minar – that’s in the extreme southern part of Delhi and then come back in central Delhi to see places like India gate, war memorial, Rashtrapati Bhawan and experience a long walk on Rajpath. Also, take out time to see Lotus temple and Humayun’s tomb.
And then comes a worth visit to Akshardham temple. Let me tell you, this place is going to take 4-5 hours if you wish to experience it the whole. Otherwise only to see the temple, an hour is enough.
In case you wish to skip the whole experience of Akshardham, plan your India gate trip in the afternoon time because evening at India gate is absolutely a pleasant one.
Day 3 – Agra – Distance from Delhi – 240 km
Mode and time of travel
- Private taxi – 4 hours but costly
- Bus – pre-booking required – 5 hours
- Train – pre-booking required – 4-5 hours
Welcome to the city of Taj. You must need to leave early morning from Delhi to cover a distance of 200 km to reach Agra.
Witness one of the seven wonders of the world – The Tajmahal; and I’m telling you, its beauty and your wish to get one masterpiece click of yours with Taj in the background will let you stay here for quite some time.
Once you’re done with, the next spot is Red Fort of Agra, popularly known as Agra Fort. The view of Taj from this fort is again not to miss.
Also, you can visit the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah if time permits.
Spend your evening at the Sadar Bazaar area in Agra to taste some great street foods and also buy the most famous Agra’s Panchhi Peta from its original authentic shop at Sadar Bazar.
Day 4 – Jaipur – Distance from Agra – 250 km
Enroute Jaipur, make a quick stop at Fatehpur Sikri, approx. 40 km from Agra. See the famous Buland Darwaza and Dargah Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti along with a few more historical places.
Then reach Jaipur and first thing first, must watch the Hawa Mahal (of course after checking in the hotel). City palace is close to Hawa Mahal and a must-visit too. Must note that royal descendants still live in this palace in a separate section. Chandra Mahal, one of the sections of this palace is now a museum.
Day 5 – Jaipur – Fort hopping
Start your day with Amber Fort, typically 11 km from Jaipur city. Fort hopping is pretty time taking stuff hence if time permits do visit Nahargarh fort and Jantar Mantar too.
Day 6 – Journey ends with beautiful memories
After checking out from the hotel, do visit Bapu Market for shopping and then leave for Delhi. The road trip from Jaipur to Delhi is going to be a memorable and pleasant one, after all in the last 5 days you have seen a lot of history.