Nothing can be better than travelling in vibrant country like India. Travelling is a way of learning. The more you explore, the more you discover and the more you learn. Travelling can help you to relax mentally and physically and can also help you to grow intellectually, culturally. Therefore holidays must be; an important part and parcel of your life. Weekend trips are a great respite from the usual hectic schedule. It is a great stress buster. If you are interested in historical destinations, then there is no other place in the world better than India. India is infested with history. With a huge bundle of historical destinations in India planning a weekend trip often becomes challenging.
Here is a list of a few historical weekend holiday packages of different places of India that would highlight the influence of different dynasties and some epic manmade architectural creations of famous rulers.
Delhi itself is divided into two segments and a great place for weekend tour. The Old Delhi, considered as the Muslim capital of India and New Delhi, the city created by the British. The tour of Delhi includes a visit to the Qutub Minar, the historical Purana Quila, Humayun’s Tomb and the Jama Masjid .All these pieces of architecture, built by the Muslim rulers are a striking display of Islamic art and creativity. Do visit the Laxmi Narayana Temple and proceed to India Gate, a cenotaph in memory of the martyrs, the Parliament House and Rashtrpati Bhawan. Later visit the Raj Ghats, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Do watch the light and sound show at Red Fort.
Udaipur’s regal charm, its history and beauty with marble palaces overlooking pristine lakes with the Aravalli range at the backdrop is a treat. The City Of Palace built by Raja Udai Singh is known for its breathtaking architecture, with well preserved royal rooms, hanging garden etc. The Saheliyaan Ki Bari is another star attraction. The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built to honour the first Tirthankara, where the deity has 1008 heads of snakes and numerous tails.
The Golden Fort of Jaisalmer is an architectural wonder that has withstood multiple attacks form the Muslim invaders. The Raja Ki Mahal is a living museum. All the houses, and the railway station itself is golden in colour. The desert areas near Jaisalmer are ideal location for dune bashing and off roading. The camel ride and a pleasant boat ride in the Gadisagar Lake will be an important part of your Jaisalmer diary.
Chanderi is an important town in Madhya Pradesh gradually creating a very important place in Central India and there are several destinations here of historical importance. In the 11th century Chanderi was an important military outpost and also one of the important trade routes. The Badal Mahal Gate, Koshak Mahal, Chanderi Fort, Kati Gati and archaeological museum are some of the major attractions.
The majestic Gwalior fort defines history. Its magnificence belittles you. Spreading over a vast area surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone, the Gwalior fort encloses three temples, six palaces and numerous water tanks. Saas Bahu temple, built by king Mahipala is a beautiful temple in Gwalior. The temple is an architectural brilliance, intricately and meticulously designed. The entire temple is decorates and sculptured with beautiful temples of Brahma, Vishnu and Saraswati.