The Golden Triangle of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Northern India. The triangle refers to Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. They are almost equidistant from each other, and hence the name Golden Triangle. Each city has something different and special to offer to its visitors. You can easily cover the cities in a week’s time. Apart from the historical relevance, the easy accessibility and connectivity through roads, trains, and air is another reason why these cities are preferred by tourists.
To help you plan your itinerary, here are suggestions of things to do and the places to visit in the Golden Triangle:
You can begin the trip with Delhi, since it is one the most connected cities. Delhi is broadly divided into two parts—Old Delhi and New Delhi. You can visit various forts, mosques, and monuments built by the Mughals. You can indulge in shopping at Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Janpath, and Connaught Place. Also, don’t forget to taste the famous Delhi ki chat, butter chicken, chhole bature, paranthas, and Kulfi.
Located at the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World—the Taj Mahal. Agra is 233 km from Delhi which takes around 3 hours to cover. There are various historical monuments to visit like the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). Agra is also known for petha and leather shoes.
The Pink City is the last stop of the Golden Triangle. At a distance of 240 km from Agra, Jaipur gives you a glimpse of the Royal Rajasthan. The city was built according to Hindu architectural principles. There are numerous tourist spots like Amber fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Raj Mandir, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, etc. The city is famous for rajais, jutis, dupattas, suits, and sarees. These items are available at Johri Bazar, Lal Ji Sand Ji ka Rasta, and local markets outside Hawa Mahal. Be sure to indulge on Jaipur-special Pyaz ki Kachori, sweet lassi, gehwar, finni, and laal maas.
Water Palace, Jal Mahal
Where to stay
Let ITC be your travel companion during your trip to the Golden Triangle. While searching for hotels in Delhi, look no further than ITC Maurya. Located in the heart of the city, ITC Maurya is the preferred accommodation for heads of states, business leaders, and royal families from across the globe. As the name suggests, the structure of ITC Maurya is inspired by the Mauryan Dynasty.
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur shows Rajasthan’s splendid architecture perfectly blended with ITC’s grand style. You can embrace the grace of Jaipur’s rich cultural history with us. ITC Rajputana is the perfect place for people coming to the city for business or leisure. You can sit back and relax with the help of our recreational and leisure facilities after your day of sightseeing.
ITC Mughal, Agra is a 5 star luxury accommodation which is sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens. We offer a unique and rich gourmet experience to its guests. You can unwind and rejuvenate yourself with our warm hospitality and luxurious amenities. Located close to us is the Taj Mahal, which should be on everybody’s travel itinerary.
Get ready to witness royalty in the three most beautiful cities of India.
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Source: The Wandering Educators