Plan your weekend vacations to states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra that is around 7 hours drive from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Rajasthan is host to historic cities of Kumbhalgarh and Udaipur that are worth exploring during a weekend break from Madhya Pradesh. Indian Holiday offers online information on popular weekend getaways from Madhya Pradesh within 500 km.
Udaipur is a historic city in Rajasthan that is well known for its beautiful lakes and artificial reservoirs. It is popularly referred to as the Jewel of Mewar and was founded by Udai Singh in 1559. Its natural beauty, enchanting palaces and lake hotels impress travelers during the weekends. There are heritage buildings with carved entrances, mahals and summer homes built on the banks of mainly Lake Pichola. The royal palaces built of white marble features exquisite beauty. You can plan a complete sightseeing tour in Udaipur as the city is replete with heritage, natural and cultural attractions.
What to see in Udaipur The three lakes - Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Swaroop Sagar tops the list of tourist attractions in Udaipur city. Duddhtlai, Musical Garden, Sajjangarh Palace, City Palace complex and Saheliyon-ki-bari are other important places of visit.
Aurangabad has gained prominence among worldwide tourists for being the gateway to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. These historic set of rock-cut caves are easily accessible from the city of Aurangabad. Established by Aurangzeb, this city has Bibi ka Maqbara as a replica to the Taj Mahal of Agra built by Shah Jehan. The tomb of Aurangzeb is also located here. For weekend visitors, shopping is also an interesting activity here. Himroo shawls and Kimbhab weaves are popular buys from the local markets. Paithani sarees and jewelry made of semi-precious stones will be a delight to women buyers.
What to see in Aurangabad Within the city, Bibi-Ka-Maqbara is a prominent place of visit. Wife of Aurangzeb is laid to rest here. Other attractions include Naukonda Palace, Bani Begum Garden, Ghrishneshwar Temple and Baradari ruins. Ajanta Caves is around 104 km drive from Aurangabad and Ellora is 100 km away from Ajanta. Exploring the two-cave complex will take at least 5 hours.
Old forts, ancient havelis and beautiful palaces adorn Kumbhalgarh. The place of Rana Kumbha, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the center of all activities. Kumbhalgarh gives you the perfect glimpse of Rajput stronghold and brilliance of architecture. The 15th century Rajput bastion is today an important weekend retreat. The beautiful fortress of Kumbhalgarh, built of stone is surrounded by dense forests. There is a wildlife sanctuary as well, just minutes away from the fort complex.
What to see in Kumbhalgarh Tourists mainly enjoy the solitude of the place other than touring the Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary..
Located on the banks of Godavari, Nasik is an old city with the perfect blend of modernization. The city hosts remarkable structures, temples and industrial units. Religious celebrations are popular occasions for people to visit. Kumbh Mela is celebrated on a grand scale here. Nasik is also a pilgrimage center for being home to a jyotirlinga shrine.
What to see in Nasik The top attractions in and around Nasik are Sita Gufaa, Pandav Leni Caves, Dudhasagar Falls and Panchvati Caves. Main pilgrimage centers are Kapileswara Temple, Naroshankara Temple, Ramkund and Sundarnarayan Temple.