The Golden Triangle Road Trip is a must trip for especially a biker. Starting from heights of Qutub Minar to the royal culture of Jaipur and heritage of Agra. Golden Triangle road trip is a culture rich road trip which will get you to know about cultures, history, monuments, and food of these places. All the cities in the Golden Triangle trip are rich in culture and forts are everywhere. During this road trip, you will be getting to see monuments and historic places more than usual.
Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra are big cities and that is why you won’t face any problem of availability of hotels, availability of food of your choice, petrol pumps, service centers, etc.. One can easily plan this Golden Triangle Road Trip using our complete guide for it. We will take you through all the 3 cities one-by-one so that you can have a clear idea of this trip. So let’s start with this trip itinerary.
In this Golden Triangle Road Trip Guide, we’ll take a look at:
What is the Best Time to do Golden Triangle Road Trip?
Due to hot weather, we don’t suggest you do these road trips in hot summer months. We recommend February, March, October, November like months to do this road trip. Weather will be good during these months and you will enjoy the trip. Also, you can do this trip in monsoon if you are trying to do it by Car. Bikers are not suggested to do this road trip in Monsoon.
Availability of Food, Petrol Pumps, Repair Shops, etc. is always good on this route so you don’t have to worry about any such issue. People of all age and group can enjoy this road trip, it is also a suitable trip for families.
What is the Cost of Golden Triangle Road Trip (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi)?
Estimates about the cost of Golden Triangle Road Trip is given for both Car and Bike riders on our website. In total, the distance of this road trip will be 800 Km approximately. We’ve included Fuel, Tolls, Food, Stay, Tickets, etc. in our cost. So, you can take it as a real cost for doing this road trip. Let’s quickly move on to the cost of this road trip.
Cost of Golden Triangle Road Trip by Bike (₹12,350 PP)
The journey will start from the center of Delhi, taking you towards Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, and then back to Delhi. For the bike, I am taking estimates for 2 People. The golden triangle road trip will be of 7 Days and 6 Nights. On average of 28 Kmpl, the Fuel cost will be approximately 2200 Rupees. If in case you have rented the bike, then you have to add Bike rental cost + 2200 Rupees.
For stay, you will be taking a hotel for 7 days. We’ve mentioned a list of hotels in each city, and as per that, You can get a nice hotel room for 2 people at an average of 1,500 Rupees for 1 Day which means you will be spending 10,500 rupees on Hotel. Food including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will cost 11,000 Rupees for 2 people. You can add an extra budget of 1000 rupees for expenses like Tickets. Totaling all the expenses, your Golden Triangle Road Trip by Bike will cost you 24,700+ Rupees approximately.
Cost of Golden Triangle Road Trip by Car (₹11,500 PP)
The journey will start from the center of Delhi, taking you towards Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, and then back to Delhi. For Car, I am taking estimates for 4 people and a Petrol car. The trip will be of same 7 Days and 6 Nights. In case if you don’t have a vehicle, you can rent one from Zoomcar. If in case you have rented your vehicle, then you have to add Car rental cost + fuel cost. On average, a car would give you a fuel economy of 16 Kmpl. Fuel will cost you 3700 Rupees approximately for a petrol car.
As you are going by Car, you will have to pay toll tax and other state taxes which will approximately cost you 2000-2500 rupees. We’ve mentioned a list of hotels in each city, and as per that, You can get a nice hotel room for 4 people at an average of 2,200 Rupees for 1 Day which means you will be spending 15,400 rupees on Hotel. Food including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will cost 22,400 Rupees for 4 people. You can add an extra budget of 2000 rupees for expenses like Tickets. Totaling all the expenses, your Golden Triangle Road Trip by Car will cost you 46,000+ Rupees approximately. This means, each of the person will be needing 11,500 rupees for this road trip.
What is the Recommended Vehicle for Golden Triangle Road Trip?
Going on a road trip, your vehicle is the first thing you have to take care of. The roads are well built so you won’t face any issue driving on them. Also, make sure that your vehicle is serviced. So, these are the recommended vehicle for this road trip:
- Car – Any Diesel / Petrol Hatchbacks, SUVs, Compact SUVs, Sedans can be taken for this road trip.
- Bike & Scooty – You can use any bike or scooty for doing this trip. Scooters with manual gears are not recommended because your hands gonna get tired a lot.
Note: You must have atleast 2 drivers for this trip, because one drive may get tired driving around.
Day 1 and 2 (Delhi) of Golden Triangle Road Trip
Starting from Delhi, Day 1 will be spent on exploring Delhi. We’ve mentioned hotels for stay and food places where you can have lunch and dinner. Delhi has a lot of things to explore, so without wasting your time. Out of a lot of things, we have metioned important places. So, follow this list of things you can do in Delhi during your Golden Triangle road trip.
Places to Visit in Delhi
- Qutab Minar: Along with being a UNESCO world heritage site, it is also one of the most important tourist places in Delhi.
- Lotus Temple: Made up of pure marble, it is one of the most complex structures from bottom to the top. People can sit there and find inner peace.
- India Gate: Visit it at night and take a walk there. Walls of India Gate consists the name of 13,500+ soldiers who sacrificed their lives for freedom and safety of India.
- Akshardham Temple: One of the best temples in the world situated in East Delhi. Sadly, you won’t be allowed for photography there. Still, you can click picture outside a particular temple area.
- Rashtrapati Bhawan: As clear by the name, it is the residence of the president of India. This place is also popular for lighting which you can see at night.
- Jama Masjid: Constructed in 17th century, it can hold upto 25,000 people for prayer. It is one of the most iconic landmarks of Delhi.
- Cannaught Place: It is the heart of Delhi and you will enjoy your time here. The young crowd and Classy cafes will make take you on the next level. You can literally spend the entire evening at Connaught place.
- Chandni Chowk: It is a very conjusted place famous for food and women’s traditional wear shopping. Make sure to eat variety of food at chandni chowk.
- Humayun’s Tomb: It is one of the most popular monument for photography in Delhi.
- ISKCON Temple: Love lord Krishna? well leave. If you do or don’t, you must visit this temple once. You will love the atmosphere and chanting of Hare Rama Hare Krishna here.
- Garden of Five Senses: This is a place which is quite popular for couples. One can also click some cool pictures at this place.
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: This is a holy place for Sikhs. You should go there and feel the presence of God. Also, don’t forget to have the langar.
Famous Food Places
Delhi has everything, you don’t need to go too far to have something. Talking about food, there are good food points at every place in Delhi. These are some famous food places in Delhi which you should visit at least once during your trip:
- Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar: Close to the north campus, it is the hub of finest cafes and retaurants in Delhi. Filled with young crowd, we recommend this place to every traveler.
- Satyaniketan, South Campus: Again this is a place where young crowd of students and bachelors gather at cafes and restaurants.
- Old Delhi: Old delhi is hub of traditional indian dishes. One can taste Indian dishes in old delhi.
- Pandara Road: Pandara road is again a place where you can find a lot of food places.
- Cannaught Place: Heart of delhi and also hub of the premium cafes and lounges in delhi.
Hotels to Stay in Delhi
According to the number of places and sites in Delhi, you will be needing 2-3 days to explore them properly. Also, you can do them in 2 days. But, if someone want to give proper time in exploring, it will require 2-3 days. If you are from outside of Delhi, the hotel in which you are staying must be in center of Delhi to make easy commute to every place. These hotels are located on center location of Delhi, you can choose any of them to stay:
- Hotel Merry Gold, Paharganj – ₹1,947/- Per Night
- Treebo Trend Natraj Yes Please, Paharganj – ₹1,530/- Per Night
- Hotel Cottage Yes Please, Paharganj – ₹1,600/- Per Night
- Le Benz, Paharganj – ₹1,530/- Per Night
- YMCA Tourist Guest House, Cannaught Place – ₹3,050/- Per Night
Day 3 and 4 (Jaipur) of Golden Triangle Road Trip
After enjoying Delhi, you need to leave for your next destination. Jaipur will be the second city you will be exploring. So, firstly we will be covering the route, food, and places to visit on your way towards Jaipur. After that, will talk about things to do, places to visit, food places, etc. in Jaipur.
How to Reach Jaipur from Delhi?
Jaipur will be your second stop during your Golden Triangle Road Trip. Distance between Delhi and Jaipur is approximately 280 KM which will take around 5-6 hours for one to reach there by own vehicle. You can also include an extra half hour if you are someone who keeps taking breaks while traveling. There are two different routes available to reach Jaipur from Delhi. First is NH248A which is a slow route, and the second is NH48 which is the best route taken by most of the travelers. We suggest you leave from Delhi in the early morning, this will save you from traffic and also you will be in Jaipur before noon.
Places to Visit in Jaipur
- Amber Palace and Fort: It is situated 11 km away from Jaipur in Amer. Foundation of Amber fort was laid by Raja Man Singh and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh.
- Nahargarh Fort: Located on edge of aravali hills, it is an ideal place for visiting. Nahargarh fort was built by Jai Singh 2 when fort was named as Sudarshangarh fort and later named as nahargarh fort.
- City Palace: Located in the heart of Jaipur, it is the most important monumnet to visit in Jaipur.
- Hawa Mahal: As clear by the name, this place is an airy space. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1978, it is one of the most important places to visit in jaipur during your golden triangle road trip.
- Jal Mahal: It is that dream place of many people who think to be on a palace in middle of water. Located in middle of Man Sagar Lake, it is one of the finest and unique architectures of Rajputana era.
- Jaigarh Fort: Each fort in Jaipur is unique in its own. Situated on aravali hills, this fort is called “Cheela Ka Teela”. It was built in 1726 by Jai Singh 2.
- Sisodia Rani Garden: Located 6 Kilometers from Jaipur City, Sisodia Rani Garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in Year 1728 and is a popular place for the tourists. One of the best place for Sightseeing in Jaipur.
- Giltaji or Galta Monkey Temple: One of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Jaipur, Giltaji or Galta monkey temple is located 10 kilometers away from Jaipur city. Scenic Aravali Hills are all around this temple and green forests make it more awesome to visit once if you visit jaipur.
- Abhaneri Step Wall: Abhaneri is a reputated village of Rajasthan and is located 95 Kilometers away from Jaipur. The village gladly shows its Ruins and people from all over the world comes here to visit.
- Birla Mandir: Birla Mandir in Jaipur is one of the must visit place even though the temple can be found in other states of the country. The mandir was successfully built in Year 1985 and is adorned with white shining marbles.
- Rambagh Palace: Rambagh Palace is a great place for accomodation and since it is a hotel now, you can visit and book your rooms anytime. Located from 8 Kilometers away from the Jaipur city, the palace depicts the unique blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
- Bhangarh Fort: How can we forget this place. Counted among the most haunted place. It is also on the list of almost everyone who visits Jaipur.
Food Places in Jaipur
- Anokhi Cafe: It is one of the best cafes in Jaipur. You can have healthy and tasty food at this cafe with your friends.
- Laxmi Mishthan Bandar: Have you heard a food place with a traditional name having 8000+ review on Google? No! Here is the one.
- Tapri Central: As clear by the name, this place is famous for Tea. Again with over 5500 review on Google.
- Rawat Mishthan Bhandar: Pyaaz kachori of Rawat Mishthan Bhandar is extremely famous in Jaipur. You must try in once.
- Gulab Ji Chai Wale: This place is very famous for its masala chai. If you are a chai lover, you must try it once. You won’t regret it.
Hotels to Stay in Jaipur
Again, to explore the city, you must stay in the center of the city. This will save you a lot of time which you can spend in exploring more about the city. You will be needing 2-3 days to explore Jaipur properly. So, make sure you keep time for exploring instead of just going from one city to another in the sake of completing the golden triangle road trip. So, these are some hotels which you can stay at, also we’ve carefully created this list of hotels by looking at the hygiene, cleanliness, food quality, reviews, etc. So, you can rely on this list:
- Sahar Palace – ₹1,249/- Per Night
- Hotel Kuhu by Rajwada Palace – ₹2,000/- Per Night
- Howstel – ₹799/- Per Night
- Vesta International – ₹2,142/- Per Night
- Hotel Metro Inn – ₹1,109/- Per Night
- Times Flute Boutique Hotel – ₹1,800/- Per Night
Day 5 and 6 (Fatehpur Sikri and Agra) of Golden Triangle Road Trip
Agra will be your last destination in this golden triangle road trip, but before that, you will be visiting Fatehpur Sikri Fort which comes just before Agra. Distance from Jaipur to Agra is 240 KM and takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes to reach Agra. We suggest you to keep it as 5 hours including breaks and snacks. There is one route available to reach agra from Jaipur which is Bikaner – Agra road. Road is well built and you won’t face any issues driving on it. As we did before, we again suggest you to leave early from Jaipur and reach Fatehpur sikri early. So, let’s first talk about your first stop.
Fatehpur Sikri Fort “Buland Darwaza”
The fort was built in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar. From 1571 to 1585, Akbar made it his capital. Construction of this entire city took around 15 years which consists of courts, palaces, mosques, and other structures.
Fatehpur Sikri Fort is open from 6 AM in the morning to 7:30 PM in the evening. Visitors need to buy the ticket from ticket counter which will be of 30 or 40 rupees.
Places to Visit in Agra
- Taj Mahal: As everyone knows about it, it will be the top most priority among the places to visit in agra during your golden triangle road trip.
- Agra Fort: Known as the lal qila, Agra fort is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated near to the Taj Mahal, so you can visit it after Taj Mahal.
- Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb: Located on the banks of Yamuna River, it was built by queen Noor Jahan for her parents.
- Tomb of Akbar the Great: Also known as the Sikandra fort, it is an iconic masterpiece of Mughal Architecture. Spread in an area of 119 acres it was built in 1605-1613.
- Jama Masjid: Jama masjid of Agra is built almost of the Red sandstones. It is one of the greatest architectures in Agra.
- Mehtab Bagh: Located on the nort of Taj Mahal, it is one of the most scenic spot of Agra.
- Taj Museum: It is located inside the taj mahal complex. Taj Mahal Meuseum was established in 1982 on the western ends of Taj Gardens.
Food Places in Agra
- Only Restaurant: Only restaurant is one of the best places to eat Mughlai food in the city and you can find a variety of dishes at Only restaurant.
- Panchi Petha: Panchi is a famous chain of Pethas which was originally founded in Agra. They have their branches in other cities too. You should take some boxes of different pethas for your family and friends from here.
- Pinch of Spice, Agra: With rich history of Mughals, Agra is very popular for its trademark Mughlai Cuisines.
- Agra Chat House, Sadar Bazar: One should try Bhalla at this place. It is quite popular for its Bhalla dish.
- Deviram Sweets and Restaurants: I don’t know if you have heard about “Bedai” or not but it is one of my favourite dishes. You should try it in Agra.
Hotels to Stay in Agra
There are various points of attractions in Agra but not all of them are important. We’ve listed down only the important ones which will consume around 2 days to complete. Again, the hotel you take must be in the center of the city, though Agra is not so big in the city area, you can take a hotel anywhere. Here we have listed down some good hotels in which you can stay in Agra. Have a look at them here:
- Hotel Deviram Palace, Rakabganj – ₹1,200/- Per Night
- Grand Hotel, Agra Cantt. – ₹1,800/- Per Night
- Hotel Jainson Residency, Rakabganj – ₹1,200/- Per Night
- Hotel Orange, Rakabganj – ₹1,500/- Per Night
- Hotel Avalon Taj, Old Idgah Colony – ₹1,550/- Per Night
Day 7 (Back to Delhi) of Golden Triangle Road Trip
So, you are done with exploring all the 3 cities in this triangle road trip. It’s time to go back to home. If you live in Delhi, you will head back to Delhi otherwise obviously you will head to your town. We are taking it as back to delhi from Agra. To reach delhi, you will have to cover a distance of 200 Km from Agra via Yamuna Expressway.
Frequently Asked Questions
Golden triangle tour by bike or car is a sort of a big tour which will take around a week to complete. If you are doing this trip by bike then it’ll cost you Rs.25000 approximately for two people including all major expenses excluding shopping and personal experiences. If you are doing this trip by car then the trip will cost you Rs.47000 for 4 people.
Day 3 you’ll reach Agra where you’ll visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Jama Masjid, Mehtab Bagh, Taj Museum. In Delhi, you can eat at Only Restaurant, Panchi Petha, Pinch of Spice, Agra Chat House Sadar Bazar, Deviram Sweets and Restaurants.
Day 2 you’ll reach Jaipur and in Jaipur you’ll visit Amber Fort and Palace, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Sisodia Rani Garden, Gilatji, Abhaneri Step Wall, Birla Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Bhangarh Fort.. In Jaipur, you can eat at Anokhi Cafe, Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar, Tapri Central, Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, Gulab Ji Chai Wale.
Day 1 will start in Delhi where you’ll visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Rashtrapari Bhawan, Cannaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb, ISKCON Temple, Garden of Five Senses, Guradwara Bangla Sahib. In Delhi, you can eat at Hudson Lane, Satyaniketan, Old Delhi, Pandara Road, Cannaught Place.
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