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Golden Triangle with Udaipur and Jodhpur(9 Nights)

Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, New Delhi

for Family Traveller, Inbound Traveller, Heritage Traveller

Holiday Overview

Qutab Minar
Alai Minar
Humayun Tomb
Rajpath (Photo Courtesy: Seb & Jen)
Mohammed Shah's Tomb (Photo Courtesy: Lucido22)
Taj Mahal
Hawa Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Firoze Edassery)
Jal Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Jal Mahal Project)
Inside Amer Fort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 December 2014)
Amer Fort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 December 2014)
Amer Fort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 December 2014)
Hawa Mahal (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 December 2014)
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum (Photo Courtesy: Ghirlandajo)
Lake Palace with City Palace on Lake Pichola
Jagmandir Island in Lake Pichola
City Palace Udaipur (Photo Courtesy: Henrik Bennetsen)

Golden Triangle with Udaipur and Jodhpur is an itinerary that combines most major destinations visited in Rajasthan (except Jaisalmer) i.e. Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur alongwith most visited heritage destinations Agra and Delhi.

Route

Udaipur(2) - Jodhpur(2) - Jaipur(2) - Agra(1) - New Delhi(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Udaipur. Evening Boatride in Pichola
  • Day-2 Sightseeing in Udaipur
  • Day-3 Udaipur - Jodhpur via Ranakpur
  • Day-4 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur.
  • Day-5 Jodhpur - Jaipur via Pushkar
  • Day-6 Jaipur Sightseeing
  • Day-7 Proceed to Agra via Fatehpur
  • Day-8 Agra Visits and proceed to Delhi, reach by evening
  • Day-9 Delhi Sightseeing in and around South Delhi.
  • Day-10 Visit Old city before departure
Sightseeing Summary

Agra - Jama Masjid Agra (1.40 kms), Agra Fort (4.00 kms), Taj Mahal (5.00 kms), Sikandara Agra (10.00 kms), Fatehpur Sikri (37.00 kms)

Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory (5.00 kms), City Palace Jaipur (5.00 kms), Amer Fort (12.00 kms), Ajmer Sharief (145.00 kms)

Jodhpur - Jaswant Thada (10.00 kms), Osian Desert Experience (60.00 kms)

New Delhi - India Gate (4.30 kms), Jantar Mantar (5.00 kms), Jama Masjid Delhi (5.00 kms), Red Fort (Lal Quila) (5.00 kms), Qutab Minar (18.00 kms)

Udaipur - Vintage Car Museum (3.00 kms), Shilpgram (3.00 kms), City Palace (4.00 kms), Lake Pichola (4.00 kms), Fatehsagar Lake (5.00 kms), Kumbhalgarh Fort (55.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Udaipur Departure - New Delhi
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests having 3 more days can look to include Jaisalmer and Bikaner in the itinerary

Distances
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jodhpur to Jaipur -331 kms (7 hrs)
  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to New Delhi -210 kms (4 hrs)
Route

Udaipur(2) - Jodhpur(2) - Jaipur(2) - Agra(1) - New Delhi(2)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Udaipur. Evening Boatride in Pichola Arrival at Udaipur. Udaipur in South Rajasthan is a destination renowned for its lakeside character and a base point to visit Temples and Forts around the area. Guests may enjoy evening boat ride at Lake Pichola and take a walk around old city areas around the lake. Visit Bagore Ki haveli in the evening for the Cultural Show.

Day-2 Sightseeing in Udaipur Proceed for full day sightseeing. Areas to visit include Citi Palace Museum (near Lake Pichola), Vintage Car Museum, Jagdish temple, Karni Mata Temple (Ropeway). Visit local markets for shopping. Evening visit to Sajjan Garh (11 kms) is recommended which offers stunning views of the Udaipur and its lakes from a hilltop.

Day-3 Udaipur - Jodhpur via Ranakpur Proceed to Jodhpur (260 kms - 6 hours). Jodhpur is an access point to Desert circuit Areas and a major tourist destination known for its Mehrangarh Fort, handicrafts and craft villages around. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens and explore the local market. Enroute visit renowned Ranakpur Jain Temple.

Day-4 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur. Visit Jaswant Thada and Mehrangarh Fort. Do shopping in Jodhpur for textiles and handicrafts. Late afternoon visit to Osiyan (60 kms) to Osiya Mata Temple, Jain Temples and Sand Dunes. Evening dinner by the Dunes with traditional dance performance. Alternatively one can do an excursion to Bishnoi village (20 kms) near Jodhpur. At Bishnoi Village experience rural communities of potters and weavers, spot Black Bucks / Blue bulls / Migratory Birds and spend evening at Bishnoi Village for Dinner alongwith a traditional dance performance.

Day-5 Jodhpur - Jaipur via Pushkar Proceed to Jaipur (350 kms - 7.5 hrs) via Pushkar. Visit Pushkar Temple and Pushkar Lake. Alternatively Guests can also visit Ajmer Dargah Sharief. Time permitting, Dinner at Chokhi Dhani (Ethnic village experience serving Vegetarian Rajasthani Cuisine) would be a popular choice.

Day-6 Jaipur Sightseeing Proceed for full day sightseeing covering Amer Fort (Elephant ride is possible), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal and City Palace, Jal Mahal, Moti Doongri Temple etc. Evening explore local market for shopping.

Day-7 Proceed to Agra via Fatehpur Proceed to Agra (230 kms, 4.5 hours). Agra is a renowned Heritage Destination and home to the Taj Mahal, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri (Lost City) heritage complex.

Day-8 Agra Visits and proceed to Delhi, reach by evening Visit Taj Mahal, one of the original seven wonders of the world and the Monument Agra is renowned for. Early morning is the ideal time to visit Taj Mahal. Later in the day visit Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza. Proceed to Delhi (210 kms - 4.5 hours) by late afternoon and reach by late evening.

Day-9 Delhi Sightseeing in and around South Delhi. Visit Bahai Temple near Nehru Place (Lotus Temple), Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb and visit Dilli Haat (Craft from all over India). In the late afternoon / evening guests can either explore Delhi further (Railway Museum, Sulabh Toilet Museum, Delhi Zoo, Rajghat etc.) or spend time shopping in South Delhi (Hauz Khas Village) or Central (Connaught Place) OR travel to Akshardham (West Delhi) for a few hours.

Day-10 Visit Old city before departure Half-day sightseeing to renowned heritage monuments in Old City Area such as Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Depart by evening train / flight

Detailed Sightseeing

Agra :

  • Jama Masjid Agra - Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort, is one of the larger mosques in India and a most visited monument after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

  • Agra Fort - Agra Fort is a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most visited monuments after Taj Mahal. There are several areas to explore and a guided visit can take upto an hour and a half to explore. Diwan-e-aam, Diwaan-e-khaas, Khas Mahal (white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble), Sheesh Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid are some of the areas that are worth a visit.

  • Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. Its a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became symbol of love world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original seven wonders of the world.

  • Sikandara Agra - The Tomb of Akbar the Great is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605-1613, set on 119 acres of garden in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.

  • Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collection of Mughal architecture in India. Fatehpur Sikri often referred to as the lost city and has a number of monuments to visit.

Jaipur :

  • Jantar Mantar Observatory - The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built in 18th century. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of few such other built in that period and is considered one of the world heritage site.

  • City Palace Jaipur - City Palace is a palace complex in Jaipur which was the seat of the royal family of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum (Sawai Mansingh Museum) but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.

  • Amer Fort - Amer Fort is located in Amer, 12 kilometres from Jaipur. It is one of the principal tourist attractions of Jaipur, located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built in 18th century and is known for its artistic style. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. The fort is a must for its different areas, its spread over 4 levels and its aesthetic ambiance. The areas comprise Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. There is also a stepwell nearby that could be an interesting visit for any traveller.

  • Ajmer Sharief - Ajmer is is world renowned Muslim Pilgrimage destination visited for Ajmer Sharief also known as Dargah Sharif, being the tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

Jodhpur :

  • Jaswant Thada - A quiet place and a well kept Royal Cenotaph enroute Mehrangarh Fort and offers excellent views of the fort and area around.

  • Osian Desert Experience - For guests arriving at Jodhpur and not having time to drive to Jaisalmer, Osian represents an excellent alternative to experience Thar desert. Sand dunes near Osian are home to several camps who conduct evening entertainment programmes, camel rides and even overnight camping in desert villages.

New Delhi :

  • India Gate - India Gate is a stone arch that was built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. An eternal flame burns beneath the India Gate. This landmark has thousands of names engraved on it, it bears the names of over 90,000 soldiers.

  • Jantar Mantar - The Jantar Mantar is one of the five observatories that were constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the year 1724. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments and a must visit for any heritage traveller and could be fascinating for any science / astronomy student or enthusiast..

  • Jama Masjid Delhi - Jama Masjid of Delhi commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in mid 17th century, is the largest and best-known mosque in India.

  • Red Fort (Lal Quila) - The Red Fort or Lal Qila was started in 1638 by Shah Jahan and completed in 1648. The Red Fort was the seat of Mughal power from 1639 to 1857.The red sandstone walls of the fort vary from 18m to 33m and the fort covers over 2 kilometers. This is UNESCO World heritage site

  • Qutab Minar - The Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site and was completed in the 13th C. The Qutub Minar rises over 230 feet in the air, has five stories and is covered with intricate carvings. The carvings feature the history of Qutub and inscriptions from the Koran. The Complex is also home to Imam Tamims Tomb and Alai Minar. There is a large garden around it as well for tourists to spend some time to marvel at the monument.

Udaipur :

  • Vintage Car Museum - Vintage Car Museum has number of vintage classic cars on display from Royal family garages. Cars are maintained well and therefore a popular tourist visit place.

  • Shilpgram - Shilpgram is 3 kms west of Udaipur and is a Rural Arts and Crafts Complex spread over 70 acressurrounded by hills. the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex that depicts lifestyles the rural folk. Shilpdarshan is where performing artists and craftsmen are used to draw from the interior villages of the member states. They are regularly invited to exhibit their skill and to demonstrate their crafts, and sell their masterpieces in order to have direct access to the buyers.

  • City Palace - City Palace is a very popular sightseeing area offering multiple galleries, rooms and antiques on display. Guests looking at deeper insights must opt for a guide.

  • Lake Pichola - Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. It is located in the heart of the city around which City Palace, Shivniwas and Fateh Prakash palace are situated. Pichola is also renowned for having the Lake Palace, the famous heritage hotel in the centre of the lake. Boating here is nothing short of experience.

  • Fatehsagar Lake - Fatehsagar lake is a quieter and less happening lake in Udaipur as compared to Lake Pichola. There are number of hotels around it but otherwise its not much of a destination except a few photo ops in evenings.

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort - Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress built during 15th century and enlarged through the 19th century. The fort is now open to the general public as a museum and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening.

Destination Overview

Udaipur - Udaipur is the Lake city of Rajasthan. Udaipur has now become an ex-Ahmedabad getaway and a destination where guests arrive to experience romance of the lake city and a bit of rajasthan.

Jodhpur - Jodhpur is the city known for its crafts, Forts, Palaces and Vibrant rural backdrop around it.

Jaipur - Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and one of the major tourist destinations of India and part of the famed “Golden Triangle” itinerary route along with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur has now evolved into a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Agra - Agra is home to Taj Mahal, a mughal era monument that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle circuit Delhi-Jaipur-Agra which is the most visited tourist circuit in India.

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

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Distances
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jodhpur to Jaipur -331 kms (7 hrs)
  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to New Delhi -210 kms (4 hrs)

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Distances
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Jodhpur to Jaipur -331 kms (7 hrs)
  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to New Delhi -210 kms (4 hrs)

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