Golden Triangle is the most popular and visited circuit of India that includes cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur located roughly at 250 kms from each other and forming a triangle on Indian map with respect to its locations. The circuit is well connected by road, buses and trains with fast trains like Shatabdi Express. The New Express Highway between Delhi and Agra have shortened the travel time to 2-3 hours only.
Most of the foreign tourists likes to land into Delhi, spend couple of days here, explore the city and then travel southwards towards the land of Taj and then west to the Pink city of India – Jaipur.
Depending upon the number of days you can spare out from your hectic worklife, you can extend the tour to add Khajurao, Varanasi further to Agra, or connect Ranthambore if you are a wildlife enthusiast or may be visit the popular camel fair at Pushkar held in November. Many of the tourists also connect the serene Golden Temple with this trip. Off late this circuit have become pretty popular with the domestic tourists from South India also.
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Day To Day Tour Schedule
12 Nights 13 Days Golden Triangle with Rajasthan
Day 1: Delhi Arrival, overnight at Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
After breakfast, proceed at 0900 hrs for a full day tour in Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosque in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate the city, Red Fort- the largest monument in Delhi that was the residence of Mughal emperor of India for 200 years, Raj Ghat- a memorial built to commemorate the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Qutub Minar- UNESCO World Heritage-listed tallest minaret, Humayun Tomb- another UNESCO World Heritage site, Lotus temple- Bahai house of worship, famous for it flowerlike shape, drive past Embassy, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo at India Gate and Rastrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Connaught Place and Delhi main shopping area. Be back for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra (216 kms/ 3.5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Agra by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at Sikandra for a quick Photo Shoot. Later check in to the hotel. Then proceed for a half day city tour to Agra Fort- built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River. Later proceed to Taj Mahal for the most beautiful sunset view of “The Taj”. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays) Post tour, spend some time shopping around the world’s best marble products and jewelry. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (240 kms/ 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur – the pink city by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam,diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel, dinner at Chaukhi Dhani – the traditional ethnic village resort of Jaipur (entry tickets on your own). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur City Tour
After breakfast proceed to cover city attraction covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur – Bikaner (330 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Bikaner. Enroute visit Asia’s biggest Camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 07: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (333 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel & visit Junagarh Fort which includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, Lalgarh Palace. After that transfer to Jaisalmer. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer
Day 08: Jaisalmer city tour + overnight camps
After breakfast, check out from hotel and then visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, that’s why it’s known as Golden Fort or Sonar Kella. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. After that also visit Gadishar Lake. In evening proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes & you can experience the spectacular view of Sunset in Thar desert. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer camps.
Day 09: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (285 Km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur city tour
After breakfast start for Jodhpur city tour. Covering Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Mehrangarh Fort- situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada – an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899, Kaylana Lake and Mandore Garden. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 11: Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur (260 Km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur Chaumukha Temple built in 1439. This marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars. On arrival check-in to your hotel. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur city tour
After breakfast start for Udaipur city tour. Visiting Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden, Sehelion-Ki-Bari – Queen’s resort for their friends, Sukhadia Circle (Drive Pass), Bhartiya Lok kala Museum – a museum of folk and art, it displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls. After that visit City Palace – The largest palace complex of Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple – built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Gulab Bagh. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 13: Udaipur to Delhi by flight
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Udaipur Airport for your onward journey.