People often say that they would love to visit India but, simply do not have the time. It can take 24 hours or longer to get there (especially if you’re coming from the US West Coast) and, it’s a large country, so getting from point to point can be time-consuming. However, it is possible to see quite a bit of this spectacular country in less than a fortnight, especially if you stick to a small area. Many of the country’s top attractions are in the north, in an area that’s come to be known as the Golden Triangle and, if you’re short on vacation days, this is the best place to focus on. There are three major cities in the Golden Triangle: Delhi (India’s capital), Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) and, the desert city of Jaipur. Most people fly into Delhi and then try to get out as quickly as possible. It’s pretty hectic—especially if you’ve never been to India before—it’s best to save it for the end of your visit. Instead, head straight to Agra after a night of rest in Delhi. This entire itinerary can be squeezed into just over a week and, all that running around can be tiring, especially if you visit April-June, when it’s extra hot out. However, a visit to this extraordinary part of India is well worth the effort, especially if you’re in the mood for more adventure than relaxation. Plus, you can always catch up on sleep on the long flight home.