With a rich history of over 500 years, India is one of the leading tourist destinations. The country boasts an authentic collection of crafts, art, philosophy, tradition, architecture and music which allures tourists, history buffs, and scholars from across the globe. Explore the ancient remnants and architectural marvels spread across the lanes of the cities and towns. A journey across the country’s historical alleys will truly leave you spellbound.
The cultural diversity of the country is spread across various areas. Luckily, for Club Mahindra members, planning a stay and the entire travel itinerary becomes easy with 46 resorts perched at some of the finest destinations in the country. From a walk across the city lanes to a visit to the sites of historical importance, your journey to these places will truly become memorable. And if you are not a member yet, then you can check out the different packages and pay the appropriate Club Mahindra membership fees, and promise your loved ones and yourself an amazing vacation while reading through the chapters of history.
And if you are confused about where to start your journey, then here are a few places that we have chosen just for you:
Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh
The construction of the Fort dates back to 525 A.D. Gwalior Fort has been ruled over by several leaders in the past. Under the reign of Rajput Tomar dynasty, the Fort gained prominence. With a theatrical entrance and many historic monuments as well as temples within, it is an enriching experience to visit the Fort.
Maharaja’s Palace, Karnataka
This palace was built by the Henry Irwin, a British architect, between 1887 and 1912. The marble domes are a predominant feature of the palace. An amalgamation of Rajput, Hindu, Muslim, and Gothic influences, the palace is lit up with 100, 000 bulbs on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
The fort was built in the year 1156 by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom Jaisalmer is named. It is the only fort in the country stands tall in sandstone and has nearly 4000 residents staying inside it. There are around 40 restaurants and hotels, 200 shops, havelis, and many temples inside the Fort.
Aravalem Caves, Goa
Situated in North Goa, these caves are also popular as Pandava caves and are named after the characters of ‘Pandavas’ in the Mahabharata. There have been many theories revolving around the history of the caves, one of them states that the Pandava brothers stayed in these caves during their exile from the kingdom.