While vacations are meant to be self-indulgent, full of cheat days, a break from the daily chaos and mundane, fitness enthusiasts prefer planning their holidays keeping their workout goals in mind and to keep the dreaded holiday fat at bay. What if travel breaks came with new fitness challenges? The golden triangle – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – is a major travel circuit that you have probably covered once in your lifetime separately or together. What’s a novel way to cover this route you ask?
Golden Triangle Odyssey is a cycling event where riders can test their endurance, improve their personal best, cover different terrains, soak in India’s heritage structures and do all this while availing 5-star facilities. The riders will start from the India Gate, circle the Taj Mahal and move towards Jaipur. In the Pink City, the riders will cycle past Albert Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and the expansive Amer Fort. It’s a three-day event (from February 21 to February 23) and the participants will get luxury accommodation. Technical and hydration support teams will be there throughout the ride. Nutrition support will be there at every 30km.
On The Trail
India Gate is a war memorial and an ode to all the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British in World War I. You can’t miss the Amar Jawan Jyoti – the eternal flame – that burns to remind the country of the sacrifice of the soldiers.
Taj Mahal, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s architectural marvel, is recognised to be the greatest symbol of love. Fun fact: Taj Mahal is one of the most searched landmarks on Google, receiving more than 1,41 million monthly searches, beating Machu Picchu and Burj Khalifa.
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was built in 1799 so that the royal women, who were under the purdah system and not allowed to make public appearances, could enjoy the street scenes from the confines of a palace. The honeycombed shape structure is located in the busy market area of Jaipur and is hard to miss.
Amer Fort was the seat of the Kachhawaha dynasty until Jaipur became the capital in 1727. It was built by Raja Maan Singh, a trusted general of Mughal emperor Akbar. It has witnessed Rajputana and Mughal history through the centuries and stands tall in all its past glory and splendor.
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