Diwali 2017 is here and people across India and the globe are all set for the festive season. People have decorated their homes and lit up lamps all across streets, buildings, shops and offices in India. Diwali 2017 started yesterday with Dhanteras and will go on till October 22 which is the day of Bhai Dooj. However, for those travel junkies who look for every chance to take off on a vacation, Diwali 2017 is not the time to stay home. This year, Diwali comes in the form of a 4-day weekend. This means that for all those looking forward to satisfy their wanderlust, this is the perfect opportunity to embark upon a journey with their family and friends. And what better trip to take than Indias famous Golden triangle! The Delhi-Agra-Jaipur trip is one the bucket list of many an Indian traveler. With a number of historical monuments and temples, this circuit is worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. So, what better time than NOW? Here is a complete Delhi-Agra-Jaipur itinerary for the Diwali 2017 long weekend. Also Read - Terrifying Videos of Locust Attack Take Over Twitter; 'What's Wrong With You 2020', Ask Netizens
Day 1 Thursday October 19: Delhi
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Fly to Delhi on Thursday, October 19 which is the day of Lakshmi Puja. On your first day, visit Old Delhi and its marvelous attractions like Qutub Minar, the Red Fort, and Jama Masjid. Follow this up with a visit to India Gate at night. Have a scrumptious meal at Delhis posh Connought Place which is home to a number of amazing restaurants. ALSO SEE Diwali 2017: Destinations in India for a Pollution-free, Environment-friendly Diwali Also Read - Flyers Coming From COVID-Hit States to Undergo 7-day institutional Quarantine in Karnataka | LIVE Updates
Day 2 Friday October 20: Delhi – Agra
On your second day, pay a visit to the magnificent Akshardham temple where you can take a boat ride that gives you a sneak peek into Indias religious journey over the ages. Leave for Agra by road in the afternoon. Do not head straight to the Taj Mahal. Remember that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Instead, check out the Agra Fort and enjoy dinner at one of the local Mughal restaurants.
Day 3 Saturday October 21: Agra Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
Ethnic ruins of Fatehpur Sikri
Start your day with a visit to the Taj Mahal. Spend a couple of hours here and take the audio tour for an enriching experience. Then, visit the ruins of Fathepur Sikri in the afternoon to go back in time to an era when Akbar was the king of Hindustan. Once you are satisfied with your slice of history, head for Jaipur by road. Reach the Pink city by 7.30 pm and head to MI road for a delicious meal at one of the lovely restaurants.
Take the last day of your trip to explore the magnificent historical monuments and forts of Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort to get a glimpse of Rajasthans glorious history. Check out the Jal Mahal from a distance and then head to other marvelous pieces of architecture like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the brilliant Jantar Mantar which are all very close to each other. By evening, you will be all set for your flight back.
So, use the long Diwali 2017 weekend to embark upon the trip of your life. The Golden Triangle will sweep you off your feet.