Start 2018 with the Golden Triangle Tour of India and visit the historic cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The winter months of 2017-18 (December 2017, January, February and March 2018) are perfect for touring and sightseeing in these cities. The tour will get even more exciting by adding the royal and romantic city of Udaipur in your tour itinerary.
Book hotels in all cities
While touring Delhi, the best luxury hotels for your stay are The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, Hotel Aerocity, near Delhi Airport, and The Taj Mahal Hotel. While in Agra, you can stay at Paradour, A Boutique Hotel, ITC Mughal and The Oberoi Amarvilas. For your tour of Jaipur, you can check out Ginger Hotel, Ramada Hotel, Taj Rambagh Palace. In Udaipur, you can stay in Golden Tulip, Hotel Lakend, and Taj Lake Palace.
Places to visit in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Udaipur
In Delhi, you can visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. You can see India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. You can visit religious temples like Birla Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Lotus Temple, Gurudwara Sheesh Ganj Sahib, Gauri Shankar Temple and Akshardham Temple, and pay a visit to Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial and cremation site. You can visit the traditional bazaars of Chandni Chowk and shop at the modern shopping complexes of Connaught Place. You can eat the famous street food of Delhi at well-known eateries and restaurants like Natraj Dahi Bhalle, Chandni Chowk Haldiram, Giani Di Hatti and more.
You can also check Delhi tour packages, by Santram Holidays which contains some of the best Delhi sightseeing tour plans, cab fare, list of all tourist attraction and more. Plus, they have also shared information of distance of all major cities from Delhi, which we have mentioned in this article on how to plan a Golden Triangle Tour Package.
Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Other tourist sites to visit in Agra are Mehtab Bagh, Itmad-ud-Daula, Akbar’s Tomb and Guru Ka Tal Gurudwara. Plus, if you are ever planning to explore only Agra from New Delhi, then checkout Delhi Agra Tour Packages from Santram Holidays.
In the “Pink City” of Jaipur, you can visit all the famous landmarks like Birla Temple, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Royal Gaitor, Amer Fort, Chokhi Dhani and Albert Museum.
En route the road from Jaipur to Udaipur, you can visit any one of these famous tourist landmarks:
- Jain Temples of Ranakpur – an important Jain pilgrimage center famous for its intricate carvings on marble stones.
- Kumbhalgarh Fort is the birthplace of Maharana Pratap.
- Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India, famous for its 22 functional water bodies.
Udaipur, also called “Venice of the East”, is famous for Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Lake Palace (Taj), Sahelion Ki Bari, Monsoon Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli and Shilpgram.
Mode of transportation
Cab: Cost is around Rs. 2750 to 3850 per day. So, 6 days fare will be around 2750 x 6 and 3850 x 6.
Trains and flights: There are many trains from Delhi to Agra. The best is Gatimaan Express, from Delhi to Agra (8:10 am – 9:50 pm). From Agra, catch Jaipur Shatabdi (5:40 pm – 9:20 pm), and travel from Jaipur to Udaipur by road, as you can visit Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh, coming on the way. From Udaipur, take a flight to Delhi.
The best option is 8:40 pm – 9:55 pm (SpiceJet SG-2640): Rs 2100 plus tax.