Thursday, 5 September 2013

Aurangabad Weekeend Getaway

Aurangabad (meaning "Built by the Throne") is named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, The administrative headquarters of the Aurangabad Division or Marathwada region, Aurangabad is said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Recently, Aurangabad has been declared as Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

Aurangabad was founded in 1610 A.D. by Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar, on the site of a village called Khadki. He made it his capital and the men of his army raised their dwellings around it. Within a decade, Khadki grew into a populous and imposing city. Malik Ambar cherished strong love and ability for architecture. Aurangabad weekend getaway was Ambar's architectural achievement and creation. Malik Ambar died in 1626. He was succeeded by his son Fateh Khan, who changed the name of Khadki to Fatehnagar. With the capture of Daulatabad previously known as Devagiri by the imperial troops in 1633, the Nizam Shahi dominions, including Fatehnagar, came under the possession of the Moghals.

Aurangabad was a part of Nizam's princely Hyderabad State until its annexation into Indian Union and thereafter a part of Hyderabad state of India until 1956. In 1956 it became a part of newly formed bilingual Bombay state and in 1960 it became a part of Maharashtra state.

Aurangabad Caves:

Carved between the 2nd and the 6th century, these ten hillside caves are typically Buddhist in architectural form, with remarkably detailed sculptures.




Ghrishneshwar Temple

Bani Begam Gardens

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Friday, 31 May 2013

Weekend Tour around Mumbai

Weekend Tour around Mumbai

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Lonavala Sight Seeing Getaway

Lonavala Sight Seeing

Tiger's Leap, Khandala

A fascinating tourist point proffering wondrous views, the Tiger’s leap is located at an elevation of 650 mts. An echo point and a monsoon-fed waterfall located here is also a major attraction.

Lohagad Fort

Lohagarh, literally means Iron fort, is an important hill fort used extensively by Chatrapati Shivaji. It has a long history and was used by all dynasties who ruled Vidharbha and Maratha kingdoms. The fort is placed at an altitude of more than 1050 meters. This fort is situated on the Sahyadri ranges and divides the Pavna basin and Indrayani basin.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Adventure Places around Mumbai

Kamshet - Take life as easy or make it as hectic as you like in Kamshet. A beautiful hill resort nestling amidst fields and villages, surrounded by green forest covered hills

Karjat is a picturesque village in the state of Maharashtra in India. Karjat is located in the Konkan coast perfectly in the foothills of Matheran, the renowned hill station in Maharashtra.

Malshej Ghat - Within the Sahyadris there are a numer of beautiful hill stations, one such hill station is Malshej Ghat, standing at 700 metres high. Malshej Ghat is the only hill station where tourists can see, feel the seasons of the year in just a single day!

Panchgani is a town in Maharashtra situated midst five hills. It is an eternally beautiful hill station, a favourite escape clause for the Mumbai-weary. Panchgani is perennially fresh and inviting.

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Hill Stations around Mumbai

LonavalaWhen Mumbai overpowers and Pune offers no refuge, when beaches fail to beckon and the heart yearns for greener pastures, head for the evergreen hill station of Lonavala.

KhandalaKhandala is a hill station that is situated at a distance of 120 kms from Mumbai. The peaceful town of Khandala overlooks a picturesque valley and is surrounded by wet-season waterfalls.

Mahabaleshwar - Once a colonial retreat during the British Raj, Mahabaleshwar is a scenic hill station. Mahabaleshwar is liberally perked up with a dash of interesting ingredients for that delicious holiday you have always been meaning to take.

Panchgani is a town in Maharashtra situated midst five hills. It is an eternally beautiful hill station, a favourite escape clause for the Mumbai-weary. Panchgani is perennially fresh and inviting

Matheran, a picturesque, unspoilt hill station at an altitude of 800 metres is cloaked in green. Matheran remains quiet and unpolluted, so far removed from the maddening chaos of big cities largely because no vehicles are allowed within the town.

Bhandardara - There are many charming and little-known hill stations in the Western Ghats, but perhaps none as unpretentious as the little hill-station called Bhandardara in Maharashtra.

Amboli - If you are looking for peace and solitude, Amboli is the answer - a tranquil hill station on the Western Ghats, surrounded by thick forests and tree canopied hills.

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Beaches around Mumbai

Alibag a picturesque coastal town, on the Konkan coast in Maharashtra is a popular getaway – its nearness to Mumbai and lush tropical beauty making it very attractive for those seeking a break from frenetic city life.

Ganapatipule in Maharashtra is one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan Coast – an idyllic getaway that attracts peace-seekers, beach lovers, and pilgrims alike. A great retreat from the hectic pace of Mumbai.

Tarkarli - Golden sands, blue waters and clear skies describe Tarkarli the best. This small but upcoming beach town in Maharashtra is fast becoming a tourist hot spot. Known for its pristine beaches, emerald green waters and great sea food, Tarkarli is gradually making its way to the top.

Daman - The district of Daman including the coastal tract from Surat to Mahim continued to be ruled by the chieftains of Ramnagar during the 14th century and the early years of the 15th century AD.

Murud - Janjira - Dive deep into the ocean of tranquility at Murud - Janjira, a peaceful fishing village with a pretty seashore and a helter-skelter of wooden cottages. Murud-Janjira is a quiet little beach getaway that basks in the Konkan sunshine.

Goa is the perfect holiday destination. Lord Shiva, the Destroyer visited Goa twice, after marital spats with Parvati, his divine consort. Unable to bear the loneliness and heartbreak, she followed him each time, made up and returned to live happily ever after in Kailash their heavenly abode or until their next row!

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