Revel in the monsoon and add an element of romance in your life. When the gruelling summer becomes a thing of the past. The sizzling sun gives way to a cloudy sky and falling raindrops in a rhythm. It’s time to enjoy the rains and bring in a sense of romance and wellness too and that can be done you move out of your home and go explore the places which are breathtakingly beautiful and inviting every nature lover to praise it and soak in its beauty. Below are the some of the best places which you can go explore this monsoon.
Amid acres of rice and wheat fields, and watched over by the majestic Dhauladhar mountain range. During the monsoons, the shimmering green of newly sprouting rice is reflected in the water in which they are planted. Spring brings rippling fields of golden wheat, ready to be harvested. For most of the year, the mountains are luminous white, the snow shining where it is lit by the sun. The mountains disappear on cloudy days, just peeking now and then through the mist, only to appear in their full grandeur, almost magically, after a downpour. In the evenings one can actually listen to the sounds of silence, magnified by chirping of crickets and cicadas, and watch fireflies dance against the backdrop of a clear, starlit sky.
Ranakpur is a picturesque abode settled in a verdant valley of the Aravalli Range. The scenic destination is submerged in the sublimity of Ranakpur temple .Located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) north of Udaipur, it is an astute example of India’s most dazzling temple architecture, Dilwara Temples. A trip to Ranakpur is an incomplete affair without a visit to the legendary Dilwara Temples, renowned for their stunning architecture, reflecting eminent Jain values like honesty and frugality.
At Shogi, instead of a TV you have nature’s canvas with changing vistas and hues of the mountains, forests and valleys. Instead of the atrium lobby, you look up to the azure sky in the morning which changes to blazing orange in the evening and star spangled at night. Instead of stale air-conditioned “oxygen” you breathe in lungfuls of bracing pine scented mountain air with the breeze tingling each part of your body.
Viraatkhai answers the call of adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. From the campsite, one can sign up for half or full day treks to Dasrath Ka Danda, Chaurani, Tiger Falls, Chakrata, sunrise and sunset points at an unhurried pace or test your mettle with instructor led rock climbing, rappelling, jummaring, bouldering, rafting and cycling trips. Yoga mornings or birding walks near the property are specifically designed for those who like life in a slow lane. After all, that is the whole point to rejuvenate over a weekend or more. Of all the activities, it is the trek to the Tiger Falls, which is loved by kids. Pink, purple and white flowers add a dash of softness to the rugged trails. The small stream-crossings are ample for adventure before one can hear the hissing sound of the falls at the end of the trek. Once you meet the white sheet of water flung over a craggy rock-scape, it’s hard to resist jumping in.
Rajgarh, is set amidst high snow-clad mountains, lush valleys and dense forests. This lovely getaway is perfect for a cosy and stress-free stay in a serene ambience. Mist N Meadow Resort is situated at Churwadhar, Sirmaur, Thanoga. Radha Krishan Temple (Approx. 7km) and Shrigul Temple (Approx. 7km) are the famous tourist attractions in the vicinity of the resort. Other significant sight-seeing spots in the area are Jatoli Temple, Badu Sahib Gurudwara and Kanda Waterfall. Jatoli Temple is the highest and oldest Shiva Temple in Asia.
Orchha, literally meaning ‘Hidden’ is an ancient medieval town which was founded in 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap. This stretch of land along the River Betwa in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh India was an ideal site for the king’s capital. Marked by the unexampled temples, huge cenotaphs (chhatri), and striking forts, the capital of Bundela Kingdom has beautifully preserved the spirit of its illustrious past and breathes history in every detail. Those who are not fascinated by history, the medieval city do not disappoint them either. Encompassed by thick Dhak forest where every dawn is embraced by chirping of birds, where the shimmering holy river and the sighting of rare Indian Vultures atop the rooftops of magnanimous palaces and cenotaphs of Orchha add to the picturesque ambience, the destination appears like a sweet reverie.
Located atop a ridge, Kanatal is framed against a serene Rausli forest. Peering through which are sweeping views of the snowcapped Himalayan peaks on the one side, and deep blue mountain valleys on the other. It is a tidy and cozy little holiday retreat. Untamed and undefined is this lesser known new destination, a little hamlet called Kanatal near Mussoorie and Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand. It is a quaint little hamlet nestled in the lower Himalayan ranges of the Shivalik Hills in Northern India: untamed, unpredictable and undefined. It is a simple place but leaves enduring effects. Inseminated with majestic pine and deodar forests, rich fruit bearing orchards and organic terraced farming, the mysticism of nature’s perfections unravel here right through the year. Be it in or the chance discovery of summer fruit and pine trees; of the of undulating meadows of wildflowers in spring and the monsoons; and ultimately towards the year end, when winter and snow engulf everything and every form, Kanatal reaffirms, reconnects and revalidates the simple ways of life, and one’s tryst with nature.
The historical city of Patan is about 70 miles northeast of Jaipur,on the Kotputli Sikar road, off the National Highway 8, the road which connects Jaipur and Delhi. Patan is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. In the 12th century, it became the centre of a minor state called Tanwarawati or Torawati (after Tanwar/Tomar the clan name) ruled by the Tomara clan. The chief of the clan is the Rao of Patan, and he is considered to be the direct in descent from the last Hindu Emperor Anang Pal Tomar II the ruler of Delhi before Prithviraj Chauhan. Patan Mahal, home to Rao Digvijay Singh, is situated on the foot hills. He has now opened his home to the discerning traveler. The family came and built the impregnable fort at Patan and also the Badalgarh Mahal, halfway up the mountain in the 13th century. The Patan Mahal was built a few years later. Patan is the site of one of the last great battles in Indian history. Called the Battle of Patan, it saw the Maratha Confederacy pitted against the Rajputs of Jaipur and their Mughal allies in 1790. Historically, Patan has been an important out-post for the capital, having played the backdrop for numerous wars featuring many ancient Northern rulers.
A fortified outpost of the kingdom of Mewar that included Chittorgarh and Udaipur, Bhainsrorgarh is located 235 kilometers northeast of Udaipur and 50 kilometers south of Kota and has a remarkable history. Built by Rawat Lal Singh (second son of Rawat Kesri Singh of Salumber), Bhainsrorgarh was granted as a jagir ( fiefdom ) by Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar in 1741 A.D. Dramatically perched over the shimmering Chambal river, on a steep slate ridge about 200 ft high, your first glimpse of Bhainsrorgarh Fort will literally take your breath away. British historian Col. James Todd after seeing the splendid and mesmerizing beauty of Bhainsrorgarh said that if he was offered a Jagir in Rajasthan and given the option to choose, it would be Bhainsrorgarh. Little wonder, Bhainsrorgarh has been rated as the Best Heritage Hotel in India by Tatler Travel Guide, UK. ( 2008, 2009 ). Bhainsrorgarh held great importance to the Chundawat clan of Sisodia Rajputs, as it was granted to Rao Chunda after he renounced the Mewar throne for his yet to be born younger brother. As the eldest son of Rana Lakha, then ruler of Mewar, Chunda Ji was the heir apparent to the throne of Chittor. The Chief of Bhainsrorgarh was counted among the 16 first class nobles of Mewar and was conferred the title of ‘Rawat’ by Maharana of Mewar.
Tea was first planted in the Kangra valley in 1850 by the British, even before the plantations in Assam. Bir is on the edge of a forest that has been given a sanctuary status. Bir has found a place in the international paragliding circuit. The strong thermals and relatively consistent weather conditions have attracted paragliding enthusiasts from all over the country. At an elevation of 7,600 ft (2300 meters), the take-off site is a small meadow at Billing 14 km from Bir. It is named after a Scottish officer, Captain Billing who served the British Empire during the pre-independence era. For the truly brave at heart, let us fast track you on an intensive 2 week paragliding course. And for those who wish to enjoy the Kangra valley like a bird without the hassle of training, we will arrange a tandem flight for you with an experienced pilot.
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