I'm planning a weekend trip, and its unfortunately my last weekend in India. I'm based in Delhi, and would like to leave on Friday after work, and be back in Delhi at or before 8pm on Sunday evening.
I'd like to go to Agra for ~ half a day (to see the Taj and maybe a few other sites), and would like to spend ~8 hours in Jaipur, not including an overnight stay.
Thoughts on the potential itineraries below... which of these would be best of the two given your travel time experience as well as "things to do" in Agra vs. Jaipur?
**Itinerary option 1: maximizes time in Jaipur, but additional overnight**
Friday Night (2.5 hr drive on the new freeway): Delhi -> Jaipur; spend night in Jaipur
Saturday: Spend day and night in Jaipur
Sunday AM (5 hr drive): Jaipur -> Agra
Sunday afternoon (2.5 hr drive on the freeway): Agra -> Delhi
**Itinerary option 2: minimizes overnight cost; less time in Jaipur**
Saturday AM (2.5 hr drive): Drive from Delhi to Agra.
Saturday afternoon (5 hr drive): Drive to Jaipur; stay overnight
Sunday: Spend day in Jaipur
Sunday afternoon (5 hs): Jaipur -> DelhiEdited: 05 November 2012, 18:07