There is a proven theory that says, children learn best through first-hand experiences. But today, they spend most of their time on iPads, computers and other fancy gadgets, learning virtually. So this World Heritage Day, pledge to celebrate teach our kids India’s rich culture with a road trip across the country. Embark on a cultural journey of a lifetime with Ford that will ensure you have a comfortable and safe road trip.
Jaipur & Udaipur
Also known as Pink City, Jaipur is an exciting destination to begin your historical quest. Start with stories of Raja Man Singh, a fearless ruler of ancient India from the 16th Century who built the famous Amer Fort. While exploring the winding lanes of Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Ford’s unique Traction control and ESP safety features will ensure you are in control at steep corners and while overtaking.
The fascinatingly rich history of this vibrant city reflects in its cuisine; let your child experience a bite of it. A portion of laal maas, dal kachori and ghewar are must-try delicacies in the area. Extend your road trip to visit the Lake City of Udaipur where the magnificent Lake Pichola and the mighty Aravallis magnify the grandeur of the mesmerising Jag Mandir Palace.
Ahmedabad & Rann of Kutch
Head over to the land that was home to our Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. A benevolent leader and an icon of righteous human values, his stories will ignite a spark as you make your way to this revered Ashram in the city. Here, your child can witness historical memorabilia and anecdotes that reflect Gandhi ji’s non-violent struggle for India’s independence.
While in Gujarat, head over to the world’s largest salt deserts- the Rann of Kutch. Share an authentic Gujarati thali with Bajra rotis, traditional curries, and fafda to experience a gastronomical explosion of local flavours.
Gliding through National Highways to your next stop, Mumbai, will be a breeze in your fun-to-drive Ford car. Mumbai, a city that boasts of 20th century British architecture, also manifests one of India’s most iconic landmarks- the Gateway of India. Built in 1911, the colossal monument overlooks the limitless Arabian Sea. After a short lesson on the British rule, you can head over for a Marine Drive, also known as the Queen’s Necklace. Try the famous vada and samosa pao of Mumbai before hitting the highway again.
Next up is the leisurely city of Kolkata that boasts of its beautiful colonial architecture and a rich past. Witness the city’s grand white Victoria Memorial that showcases both British and Mughal architecture. Offer prayers at the auspicious Dakshineshwar Kali Temple that has been standing tall since 1855. Learn about its religious significance and beliefs of devotees who frequent the land to pay their respect. A culturally beaming city, Kolkata’s decadent desserts and kebabs are a must try with the family.
When Ford’s state-of-the-art engines are designed to deliver more for less, one last destination can be squeezed in. India’s capital city, New Delhi is brimming with intriguing monuments and their stories from the past. Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qutub Minar that was once upon a time tallest free-standing building. Iconic war memorial India Gate’s story will teach your children of the selfless sacrifices made by the brave hearts for their nation. After a walk down India’s daunting fight for freedom, treat your family to old Delhi’s famous street food at Jama Masjid and the legendary Paranthe Wali Gali.
Take your child on an educational and adventurous road trip with Ford, and introduce them to the many sights of our great nation.
To inspire you, here’s a video from Ford Mustang’s journey through the length and breadth of India to soak in the rich cultural diversity & celebrate the heritage our country has in abundance.