Weekend getaways from Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad (also called Amdavad, Ahmadabad or Ahemdavad) is Gujarat’s major city and a startling metropolis with a long history, many remarkable buildings, a fascinating maze of an old quarter, excellent museums, fine restaurants and fabulous night markets. he new city on the west side of the river, nearly all built in the last 50 years, has wider streets, several major universities, and many middle-class neighbourhoods.
All the buildings painted a sky blue, looking incredible in contrast to the dusty desert town. When you look down from a high vantage point, it’s quite possibly one of the coolest views you’ll see. The best view is from the Mehrangarh Fort. Modern Jodhpur stretches well beyond the city walls, but it’s the immediacy and buzz of the old Blue City and the larger-than life fort that capture travellers’ imaginations.
The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the 'Kashmir of Rajasthan'. The lakes acting as oasis under the scorching sun propels a sense of calm along with reminding you at once of the city of Venice. The festivals, altogether colourful and lively, with their frenzies and huge scope cast a spell worthy enough to keep you too in spirit for days to come whereas the serene gardens.
#3Mount Abu -
Oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India, The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan, home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Be mindful that if you arrive during Diwali (October or November), or the following two weeks, prices soar and the place is packed. Mt Abu also gets pretty busy from mid-May to mid-June, before the monsoon.
#4Abu Road -
Abu road or "the road to Mount Abu" is one of the biggest city in Sirohi district. Situated on the banks of river banas. The city is blessed with many natural tourist places among which main places are the two; Mount Abu and Ambaji. Mount Abu is only hill station of Rajasthan. It is one of most beautiful places in Rajasthan and has many places to visit. Dilwara temple, Guru Shikhar, and Nikki Lake being few of the mostly visited places. The other highlights of the city are Abu Road Railway Station, is the first railway junction for any train traveling from Gujarat to Rajasthan and Abu Road Bus Stand.
Chittorgarh (the fort, garh, at Chittor) is the largest fort complex in India, and a fascinating place to explore. Its history epitomises Rajput romanticism, chivalry and tragedy, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many Rajputs. The fort is a treasure house of history and historical monuments, the approach to the fort is very difficult. The place is range to monuments from fort to temples. Every monument represents the historical architecture of India.
Besides Africa, Gir National Park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can spot lions roaming free in the wild. ir is the only natural habitat of world popular Asiatic Lions. Gir Interpretation Zone, Devaliya: Devaliya Safari Park is the enclosed area of the Sanctuary that offers a good opportunity for visitors to experience a rustic beauty and wilderness of the area. The safari tour is conducted in a mini bus that takes visitors to another cross section of the Gir.
Few places offer you the chance to probe the earth and the heavens, the human and the wild, as Junagadh does. Towering over the city is Mt. Girnar, a holy site for Jains and Hindu that is climbed by a 9999-step staircase along peaks studded by temples that reach for the sky and look out across the plains. Walking up these stairs in pilgrimage is a unique experience of striving towards the heavens. Back at the base of the mountain, however, deep in the heart of the oldest quarter of the city, you can walk down into the depths of the earth in a pair of ancient stepwells that were not built, but hewn out of solid rock
Kutch, India’s wild west, is a geographic phenomenon. The flat, tortoise-shaped land (kachbo means tortoise in Gujarati), edged by the Gulf of Kachchh and Great and Little Ranns, is a seasonal island. Only on scattered ‘islands’ above the salt level is coarse grass which provides fodder for the region’s wildlife. With its notable mud architecture, a medley of craft traditions and exquisite apparel, this eminently colorful and culturally rich land has a wonderful handcrafted feel.
Diu was under the control of the Portuguese for a period of 450 years. The massive forts, magnificent cathedrals, and other impressive monuments of Diu exude the subtle old world charm of its colonial era. Diu is renowned for its natural splendour. The white sandy secluded beaches are quite inviting and offer many opportunities for water sports. Owing to its favorable climate, scenic location and serene surroundings, Diu is the most popular weekend gateway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Daman is a very cool place for tourists and is very beautiful. It has a lot of things like camels, horses, small local transport and many other things that are very attractive and fun. Daman has a humid subtropical climate according to the Köppen climate classification. Temperature ranges from 23-42 in summer, 19-36 in monsoon, 15-30 in spring and autumn and 10-24 in winter. It has heavy monsoons with lots of rain. The place is best to visit in winter. Indian Coast Guard Air Station, Daman is the premier air station of the Coast Guard and with all the airfield facilities, air traffic control and other allied air traffic services.
Saputara is a hill station municipality in the Dang district of Gujarat state in India. This hill station is on a plateau in the Dang forest area of Western Ghats (Sahyadri) range at an altitude of about 1,000 metres. Saputara means the 'Abode of Serpents' and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshiped by the Adivasis on Holi. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum. The Maharashtra state border is 4 km from Saputara. Excursions from Saputara can be made to the wild life sanctuary in the Mahal Bardipara forest, 60 km. and to Gira Waterfalls 52 km away.
Surat, previously known as Suryapur, is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. Surat, having its name associated with Saurasthtra (the good land) is located in the district of Valsad. Ranking as the 9th largest metropolitan in India, Surat is the second most populated city in the state of Gujarat. Known as 'the city of flyovers', it is a commercial center of textiles and diamonds.
Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh, and together with its satellite towns of Pithampur and Dewas. Indore is a perfect mélange of the old and the new, where the old heritage structures coexist with the modern multi-storeyed buildings. An explorer with an eye for architectural excellence, Indore is the place to be to admire, enjoy, learn and unwind. The Maratha era Architectural marvels, signature cuisines at Sarafa Bazar and classical music enriches the heritage and culture of Indore.
Palanpur city is circled by hillocks in the close vicinity of Aravali Mountains. It derives its name from Palani Chauhans who inhabited the city in 14th century. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year in banaskantha district. There is a Kirti Stambh and a Rajmahal, the old palace of the Nawab, now used for govt. offices. Outside Mira Gate, there are two Dargahs, one of the poet Anwar Kazi and the other of Saint Murshid, worshipped by Muslims. An ancient stepwell `Mithi Vav' is the best-preserved architectural monument with seven galleries on the wall on either side. The most amazing and adventurous thing to do if u visit palanpur is Sky Diving. It not in palanpur it is in Deesa around 25 kms from palanpur.
Vadodara, Gujarat's third largest city, is considered the state's cultural capital. Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayajirao Gaekwad III who had envisioned a dream to make this Big City an educational, industrial and commercial centre. Pavagadh Hill, graced with a combination of Hindu and Jain shrines, towers over Champaner, the 15th c. pre-Mughal Islamic fort. Together they represent the diversity of religious influences that have pervaded Gujarat. Vadodara has some interesting city sights, but the main reason for coming here is the stunning Unesco World Heritage Site of Champaner & Pavagadh nearby. With a prominent part of it being occupied by the Gujaratis, this place is the most sought after during the nine days of the Navratri festival. No city in India celebrates the festival of Navratri with as much zeal and exuberance as Vadodara does. It houses one of the premier universities of India- the Maharaja Sayajirao University, one of the most lavish palaces in India- the Lakshmi Vilas Palace and plenty more legendary monuments.
Mandu or Mandavgad is a ruined city in Madhya Pradesh, India. Perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet, Mandu, with its natural defenses, was originally the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa. A complete nature paradise, surrounded with historical impact. Each of Mandu's structures is an architectural gem some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah's tomb, which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later. The area is littered with UNESCO World Heritage Site declared palaces, tombs, monuments and mosques.
Ujjain is a historical city of India, located on the banks of Shipra river in Madhya Pradesh. It is the only city in the world which houses one of the Lord Shiva jyotirlingas , is among the Sapta Puris (Seven Sacred Hindus Cities which grants Moksha) and is one of four cities where Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. According to Hindu scriptures, it was originally called Avantika. It is also called city of temples and lot of mythological as well as historical legends are associated with it. There are thousands of Lord Shiva Temples in Ujjain but there are 84 specific ancient temples of Lord Shiva whose yatra is done specifically in Hindu month of Shravan. Tropic of Cancer passes through Ujjain and it is called Greenwich of India.
Located in the foothills of the Western Ghats mountains on the banks of the river Godavari, Nashik is one of the most popular destinations for the pious Hindus, Jains and Buddhists and also known for the epic ‘Ramayana’. Nasik not only has an ethereal and spiritual quality about it but is also a touch point for tourists who wish to explore its interesting forts and a unique centre that offers courses in ‘vipassana’. Having many temples and pilgrimage sites makes Nashik a holy place for everyone.
Dwarka, the mesmerizing kingdom of Lord Krishna. Located at the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula. It is the only place considered both one of the four principal holy places (Char Dham), as well as one of the seven ancient towns (Sapta Puris) to visit. For this reason, millions of pilgrims and historical scholars have come here over the centuries. Today, the present Dwarka sits at the opening of the Gomti river on the Arabian Sea and is renowned for the Dwarkadheesh temple, among other notable historical and religious sites.
Kumbhalgarh, known for its second longest wall in the world, is a citadel on the foot of Aravalli hills. This place is accredited to be the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. Kumbhalgarh is a marvel of Rajputa Architecture and truly represents, its Mewar culture. Journey to fort leads to zigzag ride, which add fun when doing a roadtrip. Kumbhalgarh also has a wildlife sanctuary which is home of some of endangered species. Wildlife of sanctuary includes lion, leopards, panthers, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and chinkara etc.