The Fabulous Golden Triangle
A whirlwind of relics of the past, sumptuous food, amazing monuments and warm hearted people, that is what you experience on a trip across the Fabulous Golden Triangle. A short trip planned across the trio Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, serves for the perfect weekend getaway, while giving you a taste of three culturally different states and a peek into India’s rich cultural heritage.
Start your journey across the Golden Triangle with Delhi, the capital of the country. For a walk down the Mughal Empire lane, visit the Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Jama Masjid, and while you are at it, do listen to the guide, doling out fascinating information about the monuments.
Next, for a delicious bite, head to Paranthe Wali gali in Old Delhi, and don’t forget to grab a handful of trinkets for yourself, from Chandni Chowk market.
Pick your next destination to be Agra, which is 200km away from Delhi. It will take you only a couple of hours to reach there, but the sites there, will mesmerise you. Once in Agra, take in the breathtaking view of the splendid Taj Mahal and the Agra fort, grab a bite at one of the local food markets and head to Fatehpur Sikri.
Another drive away, the sight of Fatehpur Sikri awaits you. Famous for its gate called the Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri is a picturesque palace, made of red sandstone.
Next up is Jaipur, which is another 200km away from Agra. Once in Jaipur, do not forget to shop at one of the local markets. Fill your bags with colourful clothes, jewellery and decorative pieces. While in Jaipur, do visit the City Palace, which is a museum and house of the royal family members, and the Hawa Mahal, famous for its innumerable windows.
Rajasthani cuisine is one of the most enticing cuisines of India, thus, do not forget to grab a quick bite at one of the local eateries before leaving for Abhaneri.
Abhaneri, a small peaceful town, 95 kms away from Jaipur, houses the famous Chand Baori, which is one of the oldest stepwells in India and was built around 800 AD. Do not forget to experience a sunset at Chand Baori, end your trip with a delicious meal a Kalbelia dance performance.