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Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra)

By Viator, October 2014

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India has a population of 1.2 billion people divided into more than 2,000 ethnic groups speaking 18 official languages. It is a third of the size of the United States with a landscape varying from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas to the stark dunes of the Thar Desert. Thus, planning an itinerary in India is a daunting and often overwhelming task. In a country so large and diverse, it’s a good idea to divide and conquer, and three of India’s most visited cities, New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, make up a popular and compact triangular route in the Northwest. In seven to eight days, you can experience busy life in the capital, cross the Taj Mahal off your bucket list and learn about Rajastani culture in the Pink City.

A Golden Triangle trip typically starts and ends in New Delhi, a city known for the labyrinthine alleyways, colorful bazaars and piping hot street foods of the Old City. The large capital with all the trappings of a modern city makes a convenient entry and exit point while allowing you to get acclimated to the weather, time zone and culture.

After two to three days in Delhi, catch the train or bus south to the city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Get an early start to see the behemoth white marble mausoleum shift colors from pink to white as the sun rises, and before the tour buses start pouring in. Further along the river, you’ll visit the Agra Fort, a red sandstone structure built by Emperor Shah Jahan. The room in which he was later imprisoned gave him a clear view of the Taj Mahal, his greatest masterpiece and symbol of his love for his favorite wife.

Heading west toward Jaipur, stop for a day at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned former Mughal capital, built from red sandstone by Emperor Akbar in 1569. Pay a visit to the Nahargarh Fort in the evening and watch as the terra cotta-plastered buildings turn pink with the setting sun. After visiting the forts and palaces within the city’s vicinity, it’s time to head back toward Delhi.

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4-Night Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Marvel at the many architectural wonders of India on this 4-night private tour of the Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. View the impressive monuments of ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $504.99

6-Night Golden Triangle Private Tour and Ranthambore Wildlife Safari from Delhi

Visit historic palaces and fortresses in India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur), and embark on a safari through Ranthambore National Park, on this ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $729.99

Private Tour: 4-Day Golden Triangle Trip to Agra and Jaipur from Delhi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of India on this 4-day private tour of India's Golden Triangle. From Delhi travel by private air-conditioned ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $353.99

6-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore many of India’s best historical and architectural landmarks with an expert guide on this 6-day private tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur -- the Golden ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

From USD $618.99

2-Day Private Tour of Jaipur from Delhi: City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Elephant Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Admire the beauty and extravagance of 18th-century architecture in India as you visit incredible palatial complexes, forts and temples on this 2-day private ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $126.00

2-Day Private Tour of Agra from Delhi including Taj Mahal at Full Moon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover India’s incredible architectural history on this 2-day private tour that will check many of the country’s must-see monuments off your list. See Agra’s ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $234.99

7-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Pushkar

Experience the splendor of India’s top architectural monuments, including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb and the ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

From USD $689.99

3-Day Private Tour of Jaipur from Delhi: City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Elephant Ride

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Get an in-depth look at the rich architectural history and cultural heritage of Jaipur on this 3-day tour of the vibrant and dynamic capital of Rajasthan in ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $227.00

5-Night Diwali Experience and Golden Triangle Private Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mandawa

Celebrate Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, on a 5-day private tour only available in October. Join the festivities in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,033.99

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