The Golden Triangle Tour is a popular tourist circuit in India that covers three major cities of North India: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This tour is called the “Golden Triangle” because of the triangular shape formed by the three cities on the map.The tour generally starts in Delhi, the capital city of India, where you can visit several historical and cultural landmarks such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, and Humayun’s Tomb. Hire Tempo Traveller in Delhi to visit cities lying on Golden Triangle route and enroute destinations.
Tourists can begin this from Jaipur as well. To embark on this triangular circuit, you can rent Tempo traveller in Jaipur. The trip begins with sightseeing in Jaipur city, and then from Jaipur, the tour moves on to Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is famous for its beautiful palaces and forts, such as the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar. Jaipur is also a great place to shop for traditional Rajasthani handicrafts and textiles. Apart from the Taj Mahal, Agra is also home to several other Mughal-era monuments such as the Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Finally, it reaches Delhi where you can explore heritage monuments and national treasures.
The Golden Triangle Tour usually takes about 5-6 days to complete and is a great way to experience the rich cultural heritage and history of North India. Rent a Tempo Traveller in Jaipur as per your group size and enjoy the sightseeing of Jaipur, easy commute to Delhi and Agra in a cost-effective way.
6 days itinerary for golden triangle tour
Day 1: Jaipur Arrival
Arrive in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.Check-in to your hotel and freshen up.Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) for a photo stop.Explore the City Palace and its museums.Have dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 2: Jaipur Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel.Visit the Amber Fort, located on a hilltop.Explore the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) inside Amber Fort.Visit Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory.Enjoy shopping in the local markets for handicrafts and jewelry.Dinner and overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 3: Jaipur to Agra (via Fatehpur Sikri)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast.Drive to Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Explore the historical site and its stunning architecture.Continue your drive to Agra.Check-in to your hotel upon arrival.Dinner and overnight stay in Agra.
Day 4: Agra Sightseeing
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise (an iconic monument).Return to the hotel for breakfast.Visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Explore Mehtab Bagh for a view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River.Visit the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj).Dinner and overnight stay in Agra.
Day 5: Agra to Delhi Check out from the hotel after breakfast. You can hire cabs in Agra for your Drive to Delhi, the capital of India.Visit Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).Check-in to your hotel in Delhi.Evening at leisure or explore local markets like Connaught Place.Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 6: Delhi Sightseeing and Departure
Breakfast at the hotel.Visit India Gate and take a drive past the Parliament House and President’s House.Explore the Qutub Minar complex (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).Visit the Lotus Temple (Bahá’í House of Worship).Explore the Red Fort (Lal Qila), another UNESCO World Heritage Site.In the evening, you can explore Chandni Chowk for shopping and street food.Return to your hotel for check-out and refresh.
Depending on your flight/train schedule, you can have dinner and then proceed to the airport/railway station for your departure.
Places to explore near Jaipur on a 3 days long weekend trip
Day 1: Jaipur City Spend your first day exploring the vibrant city of Jaipur itself.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds): Start your day by visiting this iconic palace known for its intricate latticework and architecture. You can also explore the adjacent market.
City Palace: Visit the City Palace complex, which includes museums and the stunning Chandra Mahal.
Jantar Mantar: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, an astronomical observatory with fascinating instruments.
Lunch: Enjoy Rajasthani cuisine at a local restaurant.
Amber Fort: In the afternoon, head to Amber Fort, a majestic hilltop fort with a beautiful palace, gardens, and panoramic views.
Light and Sound Show at Amber Fort: If you’re interested, attend the evening light and sound show at Amber Fort to learn about its history.
Day 2: Ajmer and Pushkar (Day Trip) On your second day, take a day trip to the nearby towns of Ajmer and Pushkar, which are about a 2-3 hour drive from Jaipur.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah: Visit the revered shrine of Ajmer Sharif and pay your respects.
Ana Sagar Lake: Stroll around Ana Sagar Lake and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.
Lunch in Ajmer: Try local cuisine at a restaurant in Ajmer.
Pushkar: After lunch, drive to Pushkar, a holy town known for its temples and the sacred Pushkar Lake.
Brahma Temple: Visit the Brahma Temple, one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India.
Pushkar Lake: Spend some time by the picturesque Pushkar Lake and explore the ghats.
Shopping: Explore the vibrant markets of Pushkar for souvenirs and handicrafts.
Return to Jaipur: Head back to Jaipur in the evening.
Day 3: Nahargarh Fort and Local Markets Spend your last day exploring a historic fort and shopping for local crafts.
Nahargarh Fort: Visit Nahargarh Fort, which offers panoramic views of Jaipur and its surroundings. You can also explore the Madhavendra Palace within the fort.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Local Markets: Spend your afternoon shopping for colorful textiles, jewelry, and handicrafts in Jaipur’s local markets, such as Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar.
Dinner and Cultural Show: In the evening, consider attending a traditional Rajasthani cultural show and having dinner at a heritage restaurant.
Hope this travel guide of Jaipur will help you to enjoy a weekend trip from Jaipur in different ways. Local of Jaipur or Rajasthan can enjoy versatility with choosing Golden Triangle Trip or want to have interstate travel fun have numerous options as Udaipur, Jodhpur, Abhaneri, Pushkar, Bundi, Kota etc.