Weekend getaways from Mandu
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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.
The town of Sanchi is always seen with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures commonly containing relics of the Buddha or his devotees. The Stupas of Sanchi were built on the requests of Emperor Ashoka to save and spread the Buddhist rationality. This place has always been a surprise for the tourist and also delight for the visitors. Sanchi has been ensuring these delightful and consecrated structural miracles, simply the way these marvels have been shielding old history and specialty of the Mauryan period.The various stupas, sanctuaries, cloisters and an Ashokan column have been the concentration of intrigue and wonder for worldwide gatherings of people too. Indeed, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa. A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the wonderment you felt as a kid as you tuned in to the stories of Ashoka.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Bhandara district is a district around central India. The district headquarters are located at Bhandara. It is lovingly called as the ‘District of Lakes’. Bhandara town is also known as ‘Brass City’ owing to the presence of a large brass products industry. The entire region is surrounded by the hills, rivers and dams, and other natural resources. Tourism in Bhandara district comprises visiting a number of places of both religious significance as well as leisure activities. There are ancient sites, such as the Ambagad fort built in 1700 AD or the village of Brahmi or one can travel to Andhalgaon, famous for the weaving industry here especially the Kosa cloth. When looking for rest and relaxation, the places that Bhandara has to offer its tourists are places like Rawanwadi, Koka etc. which are full of scenic beauty.
Junnar has been reckoned as “Sanitarium of India” since British period for its strength of curing breathing problems. It boasts of 3000 years of prosperous history, beginning from the empires of the Maharashtrian kings, right from the first king Satvahan Raja. With ancient cave temples and agritourism is defined surroundings of Junnar are very rich. Junnar along the ranges of Sahyadri has adventurous geography, with; Asia’s largest telescope GMRT; scenic beauty; healthy & fresh air; ancient religious places; ancient ghats, like Naneghat – a center for global trade – Junnar has it all. Junnar region also has adventurous malshej ghat; Daryaghat, Shivneri Fort & 6 other forts; 5 beautiful water reservoirs and a unique culture.
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.
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.
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.
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
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