August , 2017
The best weekend getaways not to miss out
16:29 pm

Ayantika Halder

India offers a plethora of options when it comes to weekend destinations. An increasing section of India’s metro residents are choosing short weekend trips as compared to larger holidays. Weekend trips work as the perfect stress busters and remain soft on your casual leaves.


Delhi is surrounded by several hill stations which can be opted for quick weekend getaways to escape the city’s scorching summer. Rishikesh, Agra, Macleodganj, Mussoorie and Kasauli are some of the preferred getaways. Rishikesh gives you the opportunity to participate in activities like bungee jumping, trekking, river rafting or mountain biking. Snow-clad mountains, beautiful lakes and fresh mountain air is what you need for a refreshing weekend.


Coorg, Gokarna, Chikmagalur, Wayanad, Ooty and Coonoor are the best places to retreat to in a weekend if you are in India’s IT capital. If you are working in the city you must take out time to visit the enchanting coffee plantations in Chikmagalur, the craggy rocks and the waterfalls of Wayanand, the lush green pastures of Ooty and the balmy beach of Gokarna.


The best part about the city of dreams is that there is always a place to relax your soul. Being surrounded by the spectacular Western Ghats, there are numerous weekend getaways near Mumbai which offer incredible scenic beauty. Matheran, Lonavla-Khandala, Kolad, Malshej Ghat and Karjat are some of perfect weekend getaways. 


This gorgeous city is rich in culture and traditions and takes you back in time. The city gives you many weekend options including a pilgrimage tour, a romantic gateway or an adventure heavy holiday. Mahabalipuram, Pulicat, Kanchipuram, Yelagiri and Pondicherry are the best places to explore near the city.


The city of joy offers you the most captivating beaches that will make your weekends blissful. Enjoy the pleasant sea breeze and the rhythmic sound of the waves at Mandermoni, Bakkhali, Shankarpur and Chadipur. The famous tiger mangroves of Sunderban offer an interesting weekend option if you are a wildlife enthusiast.

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