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.
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.
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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.
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.
Junagadh, the “old city” in Gujarat is an amalgamation of architecture and vibrant street life. Once, the capital of Nawab of Junagadh, this place is famous for its tourism and pilgrims. 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. If you love art then this place is a must visit for you. Here you can find inscriptions, statues, caves, shrines, castles, stepwells, tanks and canons dating back to 2nd century AD. A mixture of Buddhist monuments, mosques, Hindu temples, pretty mansions; the city depicts its glorious past. The town still has its old world charm A tour to Junagadh will allow one to capture the different facets and true essence of Gujarat.
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. 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.
Saputara is reckoned as an affluent resort hill station because of the innumerable opportunities like sightseeing, trekking and boating that it offers. It is a perfect getaway for eco lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports. The meaning of Saputara is the habitat of snakes and the tribal of this region worship snakes, especially during Holi. It is a beautiful hilly region enriched with enormous greenery offering magnificent panorama, tribal culture of a different sort and great trekking opportunities. As the river of light bathes the streams over undulating mountains and the drifting birds, stroll up to the Gandhi Shikhar at the spill of dawn, in winter. Breathe in the rolling hills of Saputara, echoing green hues, lush with flowers, and watch the meditating rain drops, in rains. Walk carefree on the expanse of the Governor’s hill and see the sun dip into the Saputara Lake, in summer.
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.
The appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been safeguarded over hundreds of years and makes the indications of urbanization and trade, here more vivid and otherworldly. Indore has been one of the fore-runners in the improvement of the nation in the time of modernization. With a populace of more than one million, Indore is the business capital of India. Indore has throughout the years built up itself as the center point of exchanging and modern practices in the state. Yet, the appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been protected over hundreds of years. Indore is the quintessential case of a taking off city with endless open doors which has not put some distance between its history and legacy.
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, the third largest city of Gujarat stands as a memorial of its history and late ruler Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III who dreamt of making this city an educational and commercial hub. The progress that had begun with the Maratha era is now clearly reflected in this highly advanced and ever progressing city. Vadodara is known for its rich culture and ancient architectural monuments which stand till today. MS University campus which holds a prominent place in the top educational institutes depicts the rich architecture of the ancient time. The city is full of life and hosts various major events in the state. Amazing food, cultured people, and enthusiasm for garba make Vadodara a place that must be visited when you are in Gujarat.
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 located at the banks of Kshipra river, in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most spectacular cities having one of the Lord Shiva jyotirlinga, ‘Mahakaal’. According to religious beliefs, this city is from pre-mahabharata era and lot of mythological legends are associated with it and at that time, Ujjain was called ‘Ujjayini’, the capital of Avanti Kingdom. Ujjain is a part of Sapta puris- the seven sacred holy pilgrimage centres in India believed to grant ‘Moksha’. It hosts one of the most religious fairs- The Kumbh Mela- which is only held in four cities of India and is known as “The city of Temples”. There are thousands of temples in Ujjain but there are specifically 84 historic Lord Shiva Temples, which are visited by many Hindu pilgrims.
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.
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.
Places to visit near Ahmedabad
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