What to do if you have 3 Days in India?

Doing the Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur) itinerary in 3 days is possible! Travel offices would offer this tour in at least 5-7 days but 3-full-days is enough to cover the same routes. If you are in for a quick visit to the most popular sites these places have to offer then you are good to go. It will save you valuable days out of your vacation credits from work. To make sure you would get to these destinations fast, I would recommend that you contract your transportation to any reliable travel office in India to cover for your vehicle needs. This would save time against having to haggle your way through local rides however cheap these can be. As I look back on my recent travel, just having a convenient car and a conversant and well-traveled driver is all you need. It will actually save up some bucks you get to pay in a value-added service you likewise get from a tour agency – though they offer you awesome travel convenience. Arguably, what you paid for them are your worries to travel. Here is my recommendation for a 3-day itinerary with budget doing the Golden Triangle Tour; or you can opt to just do the Delhi-Agra Day Tour. At the minimum you would get to shell out less than INR10,000 for this tour; exclusions are your transportation and hotels. You can always check out smart deals for hotels in these places. Mind you, travelling is cheap if you plan it good and way advance from your actual travel date. Just make sure you have enough cash for any contingency plan, to save you the horror of getting stuck in the middle of nowhere.

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Time Activity Raw Expenses (INR) Additional Notes
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL : DELHI – AGRA
6:00 AM Arrival at Delhi airport 0
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM Immigration clearance at airport 0 Note: US$60 for single entry visa valid for 30 days from arrival. E-tourist Visa is available online
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Gandhi Smriti in Delhi 0 Free entrance
9:00AM – 12:00 PM Travel from Delhi – Agra 0 Note: Distance is 240 kms and travel time depends on traffic but roughly it will take around 3-5 hour. Breakfast can be had en route to Agra
400-700 Breakfast
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch 400-700
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Agra Fort 250 entrance fee
Taj Mahal 750 entrance fee
Tonga ride 50 from the drop off point to the South Gate
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM short rest
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner 400-1000
70-200 Camera fees – just in case they would ask you to pay
500-1000 Tip for the Tour Guide
500-1000 Tip for the Driver
3320 SUBTOTAL -DAY 1
DAY 2 – AGRA – JAIPUR
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Shower + Breakfast 0 complimentary from hotel
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Check-out from hotel 0
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fatehpur Sikri 250 entrance fee
12:00 PM – 3:00PM Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur Note: Distance is 205 kms going to Jaipur from Fatehpur Sikri.
400-1000 Lunch
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Check in at the hotel / short rest
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hawa Mahal 30 entrance fee
City Palace 300 entrance fee
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM short rest
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner 400-1000
70-200 Camera fees – just in case they would ask you to pay
500-1000 Tip for the Tour Guide
500-1000 Tip for the Driver
2450 SUBTOTAL DAY 2
DAY 3 – JAIPUR – DELHI
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Shower + Breakfast 0 complimentary from hotel
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check-out from hotel
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM from hotel to Amber Fort ground
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Elephant ride 1000 fee for the elephant ride good for 2people so you can share it with other solo travelers
9:30 AM – 12:00 NN Amber Fort 50 entrance fee
12:00 NN – 1:00 PM Lunch 400-700
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Travel from Jaipur – Delhi  Note: Distance is 268 kms from Jaipur to Delhi. Travel time can be 4-5 hours depending on the traffic.
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner 400-1000
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM India Gate 0
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Chandni Chowk 0
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Travel from hotel to airport 0
9:30 PM Onward journey 0
500-1000 Tip for the Tour Guide
500-1000 Tip for the Driver
2850 SUBTOTAL DAY 3
    8620 GRAND TOTAL
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