Kerala Backwaters
May 22, 2023

Unusual Attractions in India

Unable to attract the mainstream media’s attention, these forgotten architectural masterpieces are all you need to embrace the diverse culture of India a little more.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

The world’s longest wall exists in China, but did you know the second largest is in India? Walk or hike up to the Kumbhalgarh Fort through the 36 km long wall route designed with utmost cleverness to deter potential invaders.

How old: 15th century

Attractions: Badal Mahal and Kumbha Palace

Nearest airport: Udaipur airport (97 km)

Best time to visit: October to March

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

Fee: Rs 15


Mahabat Maqbara

Ever wondered what an amalgamation of Euro-Indo-Islamic architecture would look like? Take a trip to Junagadh and see for yourself the masterpiece from the Baby Dynasty.

Attractions: Uperkot Fort and Khapra Kodiya Caves

Best time to visit: November to February

Nearest airport: Rajkot airport (103 km)

Timings: 10 am to 6:30 pm

Fees: Free

How old: 18th century


Ruins of Mandu

Travel into the heart of India, housing one of the largest fortified cities in the world. Though forgotten, its walls are still intact, narrating the tales of its interesting past.

Attractions: Jahaz Mahal and Rani Roopmati Pavillion

Best time to travel: October to March

Nearest airport: Indore airport (99 km)

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

Fees: Rs 5

How old: 6th century

Kalavantin Durg

Experience the thrill of trekking through the rugged terrains of the Western Ghats to reach a height of 2,250 ft to Kalavantin Pinnacle.

Attractions: Prabalgad Fort and Ulhas River

Best time to travel: October to May

Nearest airport: Mumbai airport (40 km)

Timings: Open 24 hours

Fees: Rs 50

How old: 15th century


Murud Janjira Fort

Hop on a boat and take a short ride to the Janjira Fort, built in the middle of the Arabian Sea, which has endured the effect of time and still stands strong.

Attractions: Murud Beach and Ahmedganj Palace

Best time to travel: October to March

Nearest airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport (156 km)

Timings: 7 am to 6:30 pm

Fees:  Entry is free, but you have to pay Rs 20-50 for a boat ride

How old: 16th century

Murud Janjira

Don’t wait! Plan your trip to these places and enrich your backpacker brain with some of the very intriguing unheard stories of the past. For a stress-free travel experience, you can book your flight through Blinctrip, which allows you to compare flight fares with other platforms and find the best deals for people looking for a budget trip.

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