Weekend getaways from Ujjain
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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.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. It is one of the most popular wildlife reserve, know best for tiger photography. Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park.
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.
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.
#4Mount 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.
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.
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.
Lonar is a World famous place for the Salt water lake of size of 1.8 km diameter, created by the impact of meteor some 50000 years ago. Lonar town gets its name from this lake. The Lonar crater is the world's only salt water lake in basaltic rock, believed to have been caused by a meteorite hitting Earth around 52,000 years ago. It is surrounded by forests with a large variety of birds, particularly peacocks, owls, red-wattled lapwings and ducks. The Daitya Sudan temple is carved in a style similar to Khajurao temples. It has an idol that is composed of a stone-like ore with a high metal content.
Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which is the Raja Mahal. Numerous cenotaphs or chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs, including the Chaturbhuj temple, which is built on a vast platform of stone. The more unguarded and neglected of these buildings are popular hangouts for tropical bees, wasps, and other such excitable stinging creatures.
Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. According to folklore, Bhopal is said to have been founded by the king Bhoja, who ruled from his capital at Dhar. This theory states that Bhopal was originally known as Bhojpal after a dam ("pal") constructed by the king's minister. Bhimbetka Caves are about 35 kilometers from Bhopal city. They have evidence of dwellings of prehistoric man during the Paleolithic era. Rock paintings in the caves are specimens of prehistoric settlements in India. There are about 600 caves, but only 12 are open for visitors. UNESCO declared Bhimbetka Caves as a World Heritage Site in 2003. Bhopali food has a large variety of non-vegetarian dishes, including Bhopali Murgh Rezala, Paneer Rezala, Bhopali Gosht Korma, Murgh Hara Masala Rice and Murgh Nizami.
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.
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.
Pushkar is a serene and calm place full of divinity and spirituality. It's set around Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including one dedicated to "god of creation", Jagatpita Brahma Mandir. Pushkar is also a home for hippies. Pushkar has lots of hidden mystic stories around the corner, try explore and find yours. Take your time and enjoy the local music of tumbi, Dhol, ektara, gongs and some devotional songs. Take a camel ride in the evening around the desert and oasis area, and watch the sunset behind sand dunes.
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.
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!
In a picturesque valley surrounded by the hills of the Aravali range, lies the historic city of Ajmer- a green oasis. It is a perfect place that can be symbolized for demonstration of Indian culture, ethics and display of perfect blend of wide plethora of diverse religion, community, culture, linguistics etc. all coexisting and flourishing in peace and harmony. It is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as the Muslims. As the final resting place of the great Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Muslims from all over the world revere the Dargah Sharif, where the saint lies buried and locally equally revered by both the Hindus and the Muslims.
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.
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.