Visiting the Golden Triangle in India is the most efficient way to see most of the country in the shortest amount of time. Within a minor radius, tourists can enjoy three cities of variable culture and get a taste of very distinct and different sides of the country. Inside the bounds of the Golden Triangle India, visitors will see palaces, temples and spectacular examples of Mughal architecture. A Golden Triangle tour is the ideal way to enjoy authentic India, travelling through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Of course, it is possible, and much cheaper to do your own Golden triangle tour of India. However, it is a challenging country to say the least. Quite often you will find yourself not ending up where you wanted to go! Looking to buy a train ticket? You could well find yourself drinking tea in the back office of a travel agent! Even when you get to the train station you will rarely find orderly queues and you will need to elbow through to the front to get anywhere! It’s great fun navigating India in this way if you have plenty of time to figure it out, but if you are limited on time and want a stress free eexperience, go for one of these organised tours.
You can book on arrival, but when I have limited time I like to book online in advance. I recommend Viator and GetYourGuide. Take the four day trip of possible – there is so much to see! If you have more time, take the 6 day Golden Triangle tour with a Jodpur or Jaipur add on.
2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Jaipur and Agra From Delhi
Live the life of luxury on this tour of two of the great cities on this Viator 2 day Golden Triangle tour. Stay in a hotel overnight and enjoy private transport and a personal guide for your small group. It starts and ends up in Delhi.
Day 1 – Benefit from pickup at your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon. Upon arrival in Agra, enjoy a guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Later, visit the historic Agra Fort before proceeding to Jaipur. Here, check into your hotel for the night.
Day 2 – After breakfast (included), take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Visit the majestic Amber Fort and marvel at the beauty of the Jal Mahal. Afterward, continue to the Palace of Winds and stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Maharaja’s City Palace. Break for lunch along the way. At the end of the day, get dropped off back in Delhi or at the airport if you wish.
Please note that this is an intensive tour with a jam packed (and knackering!) itinerary so only choose this one if you really are short of time. I would recommend at least 4-6 days for this route.
3 Day Golden Triangle tour from Agra
In this 3 day Golden Triangle tour from Agra you will be picked up from your Agra hotel to explore the Taj Mahal at Sunrise. The following day you will be exploring the forts of Jaipur. The tour ends on the third day in Delhi with a city tour of the capital. You have the option to book your own accommodation or have it booked for you on this trip.
- Day 1 – Agra sunrise tour of Taj Mahal
- Day 2 – Fotresses of Jaipur
- Day 3 – City tour of Delhi
- Enjoy a private tour from Agra to Delhi via Jaipur
- Visit the Taj Mahal during sunrise
- Explore the numerous palaces and forts in Jaipur
- Finish your trip in New Delhi with a city tour
4 Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Jaipur and Agra from New Delhi
Enjoy some of India’s most iconic cities on this complete 4-day Golden Triangle tour with Viator Travel. Chill in the comfort of a cool private air-conditioned vehicle and make your way between Jaipur, Delhi and Agra.
Your driver shares insight, details and the history of significant landmarks along the way. Enjoy the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, head up to Amber Fort, and see the Maharaja’s City Palace, with guides offered at every sight. Round-trip transport provided from New Delhi, overnight accommodation, and hotel breakfast every day included.
From Delhi – 6 Day Golden Triangle Tour with Jodhpur
This 6 day golden triangle tour has a Jodhpur add on. As well as the classic sites of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur mentioned, you will have time to explore the beautiful sites of Pushkar and Jodhpur including one of the few dedicated Brahma temples in India.
From Delhi – 6 Day Golden Triangle tour with Udaipur
On this 6 day golden triangle tour with Udaipur, you will visit the most popular cities in India including Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur. This will allow you extra time to explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli.