Hidden Gems in the Indian Sub-continent

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India is a land of a variety of landscapes, cultures, heritages and languages, which is what makes it a subcontinent. The tourism industry in India blooms with the inflow of massive tourist foot traffic from all over the world annually. Travellers and visitors love immersing themselves in stories from Indian’s rich past, all the while being mesmerized by the extensive collection of flora and fauna in the varied scenic backdrops of the country. While most tourists have all the major spots of attraction covered on their itineraries, there are some places that often go amiss as they are not that well-known. Worry not! We are here to help you navigate through the country and highlight some of the best hidden gems India has to offer! Additionally, these destinations are also home to some great stay options from Sarovar!


The state of Gujarat is laced with rich ancient history and heritage. One such city within the state that acts as the pit-stop for Indian history lovers, is Junagadh. Girnar hills are part of a small hill range embracing the quaint town. The picturesque ranges hold a significant position in the pages of legends and legacies owing to the several Hindu and Jain temples dotting the area. Other notable attractions around Junagadh are Fourteen of Ashoka's Major Rock Edicts. They are inscribed on a boulder located on Girnar Taleti road. Tour these marvels in Junagadh while availing a comfortable stay at Bellevue Sarovar Premiere.

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Sasan Gir

Sasan Gir is home to Gir Forest National Park, where the Asiatic lion roams freely. The area is dedicated to protecting this dwindling species of giant cats. The lions are not the only eye-catching wildlife here. Avid lovers of nature often visit the National Park to spot leopards and antelopes that also frequent this region. Kamleshwar Dam, built on the Hiran River in Visavadar is also situated within the boundaries of the national park. Here tourists can spot marsh crocodiles and different types of bird species. After visiting these places, you can experience a rejuvenating stay at Sarovar Portico in Sasan Gir.

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Often referred to as the Golden City of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer’s primary claim to fame is the Jaisalmer Fort which sits perched on a small hillock and overlooks the entire town. The association with “golden” comes from the several residential and commercial buildings and the legendary fort being made of sandstone. The yellow sandstones reflect the sunlight falling on them, making the walls and pillars shine like they were made of gold. The town is also famous for its restaurants which mostly serve traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Jaisalmer is a perfect place to observe how people in ancient times lived. You can enjoy luxurious and comfortable accommodation while touring the town at Sairafort Sarovar Portico on the Jodhpur highway in Jaisalmer.

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South Goa

Goa is considered to be the land of beaches in India. The entire state is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea and therefore houses many beaches. While North Goa is more commercially developed and the preferred destination for most, South Goa is preferred by those seeking the tranquillity of nature and unblemished beaches. It is home to some of the more beautiful white-sand beaches in the region including Colva, Agonda, and Benaulim beaches. Our hotel, Sobit Sarovar Portico, is just 500 m away from yet another popular beach, Palolem. Relax amidst the crashing waves and the pleasant weather while enjoying spell-binding views of the ocean. 

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So what are you waiting for? Hurry, pack your bags and traverse these hidden gems with Sarovar Hotels & Resorts!