14 days in Golden Triangle (India) & Varanasi Itinerary

14 days in Golden Triangle (India) & Varanasi Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 3 nights
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
3
Agra
— 3 nights
4
Varanasi
— 3 nights

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Iron Pillar of Delhi, steep yourself in history at Ashokan Rock Edict, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi vacation planner.

Paris, France to New Delhi is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Paris to New Delhi. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in New Delhi at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
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Akshardham

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Jaipur

Jaipur
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Family-friendly places like Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur will thrill your kids. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Taj Mahal and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Spend the 12th (Mon) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

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Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Bala Ji Handicraft, then explore the activities along Ganges River, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat, don't miss a visit to Sarnath, contemplate the long history of Buddha Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Nature · Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

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