Glide & Discover: Segway Rides in India
Exploring a new city through group or walking tours is very common nowadays. If you are looking for something unique this vacation, choose to go on a Segway tour. A personal transporter launched in 2001, Segway is a self-balancing scooter with only two wheels. While a walking tour may tire you, Segway rides are very convenient for long distances. Segway is easy to manoeuvre and the speed is not much, so people between the age range of 15 and 75 years can effortlessly ride it. The best thing about Segway rides is that they are very eco-friendly since they have zero emissions.
Here are the five different Indian cities and states that you can explore by gliding on Segways.
The capital city of Delhi is the epitome of the cultural and architectural heritage of India. Explore this historical city with Segway rides, and it will become very convenient to go from one site to another. Glide to some of the monuments like the Red Fort, overlooking the Jamuna River, as well as the tallest stone tower in India, the Qutub Minar.
Political enthusiasts must definitely manoeuvre their Segway to sites such as the Parliament House, the Government Secretariat, and the President’s Palace. Raj Ghat, a monument dedicated to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, should also be on your itinerary for a Segway ride across Delhi. Another attractive site that you will be visiting in Delhi is the Lotus Temple that enjoys a spectacular setting between gardens and pools.
If Delhi is the capital of India, Mumbai is the financial capital of the country. This is the perfect city to explore the architectural legacy of the British. The Rajabai Tower is located in the Mumbai University Fort Campus was modelled after the Big Ben in London by Sir Gilbert Scott. The Flora Fountain built in 1864 has been declared as one of the Heritage structures of India, while the Town Hall in the Fort area gives you a glimpse of what Victorian Bombay would have looked during the British rule.
Surrounded by the Aravalli hills, Udaipur is often described as a romantic city because of its located next to the Lake Pichola. It is known by numerous nicknames, some of them include, ‘the City of Lakes’, ‘the Kashmir of Rajasthan’, and ‘the Venice of the East’. The numerous havelis, temples, narrow streets, and incredible palaces take you back in time, and reminds you of the glory of the Rajputs.
Head to the Pichola Lake, the largest lakes in Udaipur, for a relaxing time with your loved ones. One of the other attractions that you should be taking your Segways to is the Saheliyon ki Bari, which is an ornamental garden with several fountains and marble elephants. Although it is an artificial lake, Fateh Sagar Lake is considered be one of the most beautiful lakes in India, therefore a must visit.
Gorgeous palaces, sandstone mansions, intimidating forts, craggy hills, and beautiful gardens – this is what characterises Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur is testament to the historical and cultural legacy left behind by the Rajputs. Boasting a magnificent architecture, Amber Fort in Jaipur encompasses a sprawling palace complex with its numerous courtyards and halls.
Located on a natural ridge, you have to walk for a while to reach the entrance – Segway rides ensure that you save your time as well as your energy. Amber Fort is renowned for its halls that are adorned with beautiful semi-precious stones and mirrors, especially the Sheesh Mahal. Enjoy your ride through the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) as well as the City Palace, which is an extensive complex of gardens, palaces, and courtyard. Discover the astronomical marvel that is the Jantar Mantar by gliding through the different attractions here.
Why go to tropical beach getaways outside the country, when you have your very own beach paradise – Goa. There is so much more to Goa than crystal clear waters and gorgeous golden sand beaches. Numerous sites in Goa are just waiting to be explored by you, including the Viceroy’s Arch and Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. Dubbed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Basilica of Bom Jesus is home to the remains of St. Francis Xavier. Built more than 400 years ago, the Baroque architecture of this church is truly breath-taking.
Some of the other sites to visit in Goa are St. Augustine Tower, River Cruise Point, Dona Paula, Goa Science Centre, Mandovi River View, Panjim Church, and Bhagwan Mahavir Garden. With a Segway ride, you will definitely be able to make the most of your visit.
Segway rides are a new and adventurous way of exploring new cities all over India. Get on one and create fantastic memories to last you a lifetime.
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