Weekend getaways from Mandu

Weekend getaways from Mandu

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#1Sanchi -

Sanchi at travel d'globe
"The land of stupas"
Madhya Pradesh, India
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Sanchi is famous in the world for stupas, monolithic Asokan pillar, temples, monasteries and sculptural wealth. It was Emperor Asoka who laid the foundations of a religious centre at Sanchi fascinated probably by the location of the hill or because of his Queen Devi, who was the daughter of a merchant of Vidisha.

#2Udaipur -

Udaipur at travel d'globe
"Kashmir Of Rajasthan"
Rajasthan, India
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Udaipur often referred to as the "Venice of the east" has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and all over India. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and copper mines. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis , timeless streets, lakes add the human counterpart to the city's natural charm. Udaipur is tagged as the most romantic spot in India. For tourists, the city offers exciting places, lakes, palaces, tranquility of boat rides, bustle and color of bazars, endless tempting hotels and what not. Udaipur is home to the largest artificial lake in Asia called Jaisamand Lake. The city has some great museums with the first car museum in India. The solar observatory in Udaipur is known as one of the best in Asia. Udaipur is also renowned for its miniature paintings.

#3Mount Abu -

Mount Abu at travel d'globe
"Oasis in the Desert"
Rajasthan, India
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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.

#4Aurangabad -

Aurangabad at travel d'globe
"The City Of Ajanta & Ellora"
Maharashtra, India
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Globally famous tourist destination because of its proximity to the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad. As a city, Aurangabad fascinates with its culture and lifestyle, offering discerning tourists a wide gamut of hospitality. Recently declared the ‘Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’, Aurangabad is an important hub in the state’s tourism sector with its close connection to such significant tourist destinations as caves of Ajanta and Ellora which have been declared ‘World Heritage Sites’ by UNESCO as well as the famous Mughal monument Bibi ka Maqbara and Panchakki. Aurangabad, is also said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Apart from Ajanta and Ellora other popular places to visit are Grishneshwar, Jayakwadi Dam, Naukhanda Palace, Khuldabad etc.

#5Chittorgarh -

Chittorgarh at travel d'globe
"Our Heritage is Our Glory"
Rajasthan, India
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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.

#6Lonar -

Lonar at travel d'globe
"The Meteorite Lake"
Maharashtra, India
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Lonar is a mesmerizingly beautiful place being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to the collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region is also famous for its rich natural heritage. This 6,000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is, therefore, an important source of scientific research and educational importance. It is the only salt water lake in the basaltic rock in the world. The area is also surrounded by a lot of flora and fauna which makes the place even more beautiful. There is also a famous Gomukh temple located at the boundary of the lake where snakes and other animals like fox, mongoose, deers can be spotted. Daitya Sudan temple is famous for its architectural style as it reminds of the world famous Khajuraho temples.

#7Daman -

Daman at travel d'globe
"Damsel in Daman"
Maharashtra, India
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Daman is a very cool place for tourists and is very beautiful. Daman is a beautiful little city with its neighbor as Arabian Sea and it lie at the mouth of the Daman Ganga River. Daman has cool beaches, greenery and scenic natural beauty. Daman is a popular destination among youths and even as a getaway place for those in neighboring state. Daman is a place which has a rich culture and history where the present is tinted in colors of enjoyment, simplicity, and festivity. Beaches of the area let it stand out as a center of natural beauty together with loads of fun like Jampore beach. The addition on to the tourist experience here is the shopping scene which ranges from leather products, exquisite brands of liquor to handcrafted items which has become one of major attractions.

#8Bhopal -

Bhopal at travel d'globe
"Mystique Land Of History"
Madhya Pradesh, India
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It is place of great historical importance and considered to be the heart city of India. Bhopal is blessed with beautiful lakes in the city thats showcases the magical views of sunset and sunrise that is very rare in such busy cities. A near by site, Bhimbetka Caves have evidence of dwellings of prehistoric man during the Paleolithic era. Rock paintings in the caves are specimens of prehistoric settlements in India. This UNESCO world heritage site has about 600 caves, but only 12 are open for visitors. Bhopali food has a large variety for food and the spicy food here is very much known among the foodie travellers.

#9Saputara -

Saputara at travel d'globe
"Abode Of Serpents"
Gujarat, India
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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.

#10Ahmedabad -

Ahmedabad at travel d'globe
"The City With Flying Colors"
Gujarat, India
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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.

#11Palanpur -

Palanpur at travel d'globe
"Deesa Sky Diving"
Gujarat, India
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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.

#12Dhana -

Dhana at travel d'globe
"India's First Skydiving Base"
Madhya Pradesh, India
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Adventure junkies don't need to travel too far to jump off a plane now, as India's first skydiving base camp at Dhana, Madhya Pradesh. Dhana is a preferred destination amongst adventure enthusiasts who want to try sky diving in India. It is a small town located at a distance of 12 kms from Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and is renowned for skydiving. So come and visit Dhana this holiday to experience the thrill of skydiving!

#13Vadodara -

Vadodara at travel d'globe
"Gujarat’s Cultural Capital"
Gujarat, India
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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.

#14Ujjain -

Ujjain at travel d'globe
"A Mahakal Nagri"
Madhya Pradesh, India
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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.

#15Bhandardara -

Bhandardara at travel d'globe
"Home To Mount Kalsubai"
Maharashtra, India
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Bhandardara is a small hill station village on the western ghat of India. At 185 kilometers from Mumbai, Bhandardara is located to the north of Ahmednagar district and is considered a trekker’s paradise. Overwhelmed with landscape of a roaring waterfall, gushing waters from a dam, towering hills in the background and greenery all around may seems to be in movies only. Not really! All this comes true at Bhandardara where green paddy fields create a colourful symphony with the bright blue skies and the waterfall provides a musical rhythm while you soak in the beauty of nature at its best. The Bhandardara Lake, Randha falls and the Wilson Dam are the most popular tourist attractions here. The famous Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, is a delight among all trekkers. 200 year old Ratangad Fort is also famous as is the trek to 6th century Harishchandragad Fort.

#16Junnar -

Junnar at travel d'globe
"The Birthplace Of Shivaji Maharaj"
Maharashtra, India
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The city of Junnar is well known for its host of religious, historical and mythological attractions ranging from ancient temples to architecturally brilliant caves and forts. Situated in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges. The most popular one is Junnar Caves reason behind Junnar’s popularity as an architect’s hub. There are three cave groups under it – the Manmodi Hill Group, the Ganesh Lena Group and the Tulija Lena Group. All of them constitute of beautiful stone sculptures. The best season or months to visit places in Junnar are December to February.

#17Kumbhalgarh -

Kumbhalgarh at travel d'globe
"Largest wall of India"
Rajasthan, India
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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.

#18Chikhaldara -

Chikhaldara at travel d'globe
"Hill Station of Vidarbha"
Maharashtra, India
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Settled in all its natural charm, is the hill station of Chikhaldara. Owing to such a topography and climate, the place has turned into a store house of pristine waterfalls, lakes and a majestic cover of greenery that is breathtaking in every sense of the word and is most favourite summer retreats. The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara. Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. There are numerous places of interest here like Prospect Point, Devi Point, Monkey Point, Long Point, Ravi Point, Virat Point and Hurricane Point not only offer a panoramic view of the valley down below, but are also famous for trekking. Other places of interest are Tribal museum, Semadoh Lake, Gavilgad fort, Narnala fort and Nehru Botanical Museum.

#19Igatpuri -

Igatpuri at travel d'globe
"The Soaring Mountains"
Maharashtra, India
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Igatpuri comes alive in monsoon with hundreds of waterfalls about the area, which gets a lot misty and therefore visited especially by those who want to enjoy rain. Soaring mountains of Igatpuri welcome hordes of weekend travelers from Mumbai and Pune. Situated in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, Igatpuri is picturesquely nestled in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. A historical place of strategic significance, the hill station-town lies amid ruins of the regal Tringalwadi and Ratangad forts, among several glorious places to visit in Igatpuri.

#20Bundi -

Bundi at travel d'globe
"Land of Glorious History"
Rajasthan, India
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Bundi include glorious medieval forts, temples, havelis and magnificent palaces. The tourists will love to visit Bundi because of its serene atmosphere and strikingly expressive landscape. Bundi is perfectly located at the foothills of a large hill with a splendid lake in the center of this beautiful city of Rajasthan. Bundi is also famous for its large number of age old step-wells (locally called baoris).

Places to visit near Mandu

Find the best weekend getaway from Mandu for picnic and short holiday destinations. Explore the best places to travel near Mandu that are with 500km reach and are easy to travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You can travel to 
Sanchi, 
Udaipur, 
Mount Abu, 
Aurangabad, 
Chittorgarh, 
Lonar, 
Daman, 
Bhopal, 
Saputara, 
Ahmedabad, 
Palanpur, 
Dhana, 
Vadodara, 
Ujjain, 
Bhandardara, 
Junnar, 
Kumbhalgarh, 
Chikhaldara, 
Igatpuri, 
Bundi, 
this weekend for two to three days to create a long lasting memories with friends and family.

These are perfect weekend escape for budget travellers to get away from city life and its hustle. At traveldglobe, you can know what to do in these places, best time to visit, know the best route and get the curated itinerary from us. These searched and listed destinations will match your preferences and will serve a perfect getaway for your rejuvenation. Whether you look for silence & peace, adventure hot spot or just cool places to hangout with friends, you will find every spot that is reachable within 2 to 3 days time.