8 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

8 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

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8 days in Golden Triangle (India) Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

3
nights
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. Get some historical perspective at Nahargarh Fort and Brihaspati Dham Mandir. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Rusirani Village, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip website .

Chennai to Jaipur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chennai in October since evenings lows in Jaipur dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Spas
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the striking features of Diwan E Aam, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to India Gate, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

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Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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