Golden Triangle Tour In India

The Golden Triangle tour is one of the most popular and well-known tourist circuits in India, ideal for both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers looking to explore the country’s rich cultural and historical heritage. The tour typically includes visits to three major cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, forming a triangle on the map. Here’s an in-depth guide for travelers considering the Golden Triangle tour:

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Overview of the Golden Triangle Tour

Duration: Typically 5-7 days
Best Time to Visit: October to March (pleasant weather)

Day-by-Day Itinerary Tour 

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

  • Accommodation: Choose from a range of luxury hotels, boutique stays, or budget accommodations.
  • Activities:
  1. Red Fort: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, a stunning example of Mughal architecture.
  2. Jama Masjid: One of the largest mosques in India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
  3. Chandni Chowk: Experience the bustling markets and street food of Old Delhi.
  4. Raj Ghat: Visit the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.


  • Dinner at a local restaurant or hotel, sampling North Indian cuisine.

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

  1. Qutub Minar: The tallest brick minaret in the world, another UNESCO World Heritage site.
  2. Humayun’s Tomb: A precursor to the Taj Mahal, showcasing beautiful Mughal architecture.
  3. India Gate: A war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers, located in the heart of the city.
  4. Lotus Temple: A Baháʼí House of Worship known for its distinctive lotus-shaped architecture.
  5. Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House: Drive past the official residences and government buildings.


  • Option to enjoy a cultural show or explore Delhi’s nightlife.

Day 3: Delhi to Agra

  • Travel: 3-4 hours by car
  • Accommodation: Stay in a luxury hotel, heritage property, or budget accommodation in Agra.
  • Activities:
  1. Agra Fort: Explore this massive fort and its palaces, gardens, and mosques.
  2. Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb: Often called the “Baby Taj,” a beautiful mausoleum.
  • Evening:
  • Enjoy the view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh at sunset.

Day 4: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri

  • Activities:
  1. Taj Mahal: Visit the iconic symbol of love early in the morning to avoid crowds and enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
  2. Fatehpur Sikri: En route to Jaipur, visit this UNESCO World Heritage site, a ghost city with stunning Mughal architecture.
  • Travel: 5-6 hours by road from Agra to Jaipur.
  • Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, heritage havelis, or budget stays in Jaipur.
  • Evening:
  • Relax at your hotel or explore the local markets.

Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing

  • Activities:
  1. Amber Fort: Enjoy an elephant ride or jeep ride up to this majestic fort and explore its palaces and courtyards.
  2. City Palace: Visit the royal residence with museums and courtyards showcasing the rich history of Jaipur.
  3. Hawa Mahal: The “Palace of Winds,” an iconic structure with a unique façade.
  4. Jantar Mantar: An astronomical observatory and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Evening:
  • Dinner at a local restaurant with traditional Rajasthani cuisine, often accompanied by cultural performances.

Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi

  • Activities:
  1. Jal Mahal: Visit this picturesque palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
  2. Local Markets: Explore Jaipur’s vibrant bazaars, known for jewelry, textiles, and handicrafts.
  • Travel: 5-6 hours by road or a short flight back to Delhi.
  • Accommodation: Depending on your departure plans, stay in Delhi for the night or proceed to the airport.