Travel Blog Self-Drive Golden Triangle Trip – The Perfect 5-Days Itinerary
The talk of today is the three beautiful cities of India that brand the Golden Triangle – Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Wondering why is it called so? It’s basically because of the triangular shape represented by these locations on the Indian map. When we connect these three destinations via road, it forms a triangle where each destination is almost equidistant from each other, hence the name.
These three destinations of India are the most sought after places to explore. Therefore, we bring to you an all-time favorite itinerary for 5 Days Golden Triangle Road Trip. The drive is about 4 to 6 hours between each of the cities. The trip starts from the capital city to the city of the Taj Mahal, crossing the Pink City and back to Delhi. Let’s start our virtual road trip on the Golden Triangle with AVIS self-drive – Fasten your seat belt and here we go…
The national capital city has always been known for its tourism. Once you are in Delhi, get yourself ready for sightseeing without much ado as there is a lot to do. You can start the tour with the Lotus temple followed by Qutub Minar, Raisina Hill, Red Fort, India Gate, and the list goes on.
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A day is never sufficient to enjoy the beauty of Delhi. Spend your time at leisure gearing up for the start of an exciting tour from the next day. This city would induce you to extend your detours with its long list of attractions.
You can opt for AVIS car rental services for this purpose which will save you from the hassle of hailing cabs and negotiating fares. If you love driving, then self‐drive Delhi is the best option. Believe me, you will enjoy the journey because of the pleasant and well‐maintained roads.
Our next curve will be towards the bank of the Yamuna river. Yes, it’s the city of Love and Respect – Agra
On Day 3, pick up your self-drive rental car in Delhi and start self-drive road trip to Agra via road. This city in Uttar Pradesh is about 230km southeast of Delhi. You can take the Taj Express Highway or the Yamuna Highway as these are supposed to be the shortest and a well‐maintained route from New Delhi to Agra.
Upon reaching, check into a hotel on arrival and later have fun exploring the city.
The tour of Agra will take you to the Taj Mahal which is living evidence of Shahjahan’s love for his begum Mumtaz Mahal, Agra Fort, well maintained Ram Bagh Lawns, Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra and Jama Masjid. Other attractions include the Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Now shift the gears and accelerate ahead to the city of hospitality – car rental Agra for a smooth journey.
After a relaxing night in Agra, get ready to soak in the beauty of the Pink City. The journey from Agra to Jaipur is better via NH21, which is a distance of around 240km and takes approximately 4 hours. And don’t forget to look out of your AVIS car to enjoy the beauty of Aravalli Hills on your way to Jaipur.
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Once you are in Jaipur, start your day with the City Palace – a must place to visit in Jaipur. Your next destination is the exquisite Hawa Mahal, followed by Jaigarh fort, Amber fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jal Mahal. Jal Mahal is worth‐seeing as it is a five‐storeyed building on a lake where the four floors remain underwater when the lake is full.
The next move would be towards Delhi to complete the Golden Triangle. You can either take a flight directly from Jaipur Airport or hire a car in Jaipur to move back to Delhi via road at your convenience. Here ends our virtual overview of the Golden triangle road trip.
Apart from historical attractions, all three cities are a hotspot for shopping and delicacies. So, ensure to spare some time if you are shopaholic and foodie. You need 5 days to accommodate the entire list.
Now that you know what makes the Golden Triangle circuit so appealing for tourists, are you up for it? Don’t wait any further, because AVIS Car Rental will always be at your service. You can always count on AVIS Car Rental for all your road trips.
The detailed insight of each city can be followed in our next blog. So, when are you planning to physically explore these historical & amazing places in our beautiful country?.
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