We see so many people asking the same question about the Golden triangle tour – how many days to spend at each destination, what to see and how to do the tour. Here go answers to all your questions :
How much time you need to do Golden Triangle Tour?
If you really want to see the important places in each destination, the minimum time you would need to do the Golden Triangle tour is 5 nights / 6 days. 2 Nights Delhi – 1 Night Agra – 2 Nights Jaipur would be good.
How to travel – Private tour/cab/public transport?
Hiring cab from a travel agency is highly recommended as you would be able to cover more places and have a safe and comfortable trip. The agency would also be able to book the hotels for you.
Alternatively, if you want to make the best use of Public transport then :
For Delhi sight-seeing, travel in Delhi metro or hire an auto-rickshaw.
Delhi to Agra – take the morning train and then a local auto rickshaw for traveling within Agra.
Agra to Jaipur – Take a bus. Again for local travel plenty of auto and cycle rickshaws are available easily.
Jaipur to Delhi – Take a Rajasthan Roadways Volvo bus which runs very frequently.
Need help with the itinerary?
A perfect itinerary would be as follows :
Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)
Arrive in Delhi. Time permitting, you can go for a half day or a few hours of sight seeing and visit places like Red Fort, also attend the light and sound show there, go to India Gate and return to your hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Local Sightseeing
Go for a full day local sightseeing trip of Delhi. Places you can see are Akshardham temple, Lotus temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Shopping Malls in Saket and then go to Hauz Khas Village to enjoy some Delhi night life and good food.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Leave for Agra as early as possible to avoid city traffic. Start a little late during peak winter season i.e. the end of December and beginning of January as Yamuna expressway would have dense fog and that makes that area accident prone. Head straight to Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort and attend the light and sound show. In the evening visit the Sadar Bazar (don’t get fooled if you are taking auto rickshaw as they would try to take you to the shops where they get a commission on your shopping). Enjoy some street food there, get some famous ‘Panchi’ Petha and if you like buy some shoes as well.
Day 04: Agra – Jaipur
Take a halt at Fatehpur Sikri. Once you are in Jaipur, spend some time in the evening exploring local markets and do some shopping for clothes, handicrafts, and gemstones.
Day 05: Jaipur Local Sightseeing
Go for a full day sight-seeing trip. Visit Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Laxmi Narayan temple, Nahargarh Fort. By the evening, if you are still left with some energy and time, go the Choki Dhani.
Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi
Return to Delhi. Time permitting you can also see some famous local markets like Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market or Central Market Lajpat Nagar.
Where do I stay?
There are plenty of options available in each city. Unless you are looking for a luxury stay, 3* hotels would be a good choice. They offer the comfortable stay, good food and don’t leave a hold in your pocket.
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