10 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

10 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

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10 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + subway + train:  23​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Chicago

3
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, stop by Ratnavali Arts, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur itinerary builder website .

Chicago, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Chicago to Jaipur. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Jaipur to be much warmer, temps between 78°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online route maker .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
New Delhi

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Delhi route planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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