Want to take a break from that boring cabinet life but don’t have time on weekdays? Don’t worry! Here is a list of the most beautiful weekend getaways in India, which can be covered on weekends. No matter which part of the country you live in, you will always find a number of beautiful places to refresh your mind.
Those who live in Delhi, must not leave these two gorgeous destinations unexplored:
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park, a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, is one of the most preferred holiday getaways from Delhi. There are two main tourist zones in the park named as Bijrani Range and Dhikala. You can choose to spend your mornings exploring the region in an open-top jeep, and afternoons swaying along atop the elephants. The total travel time to reach this destination from Delhi is around 5 hours 10 minutes.
Sariska National Park
Home to rich flora and fauna, the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit. A little bit of history along with a dash of religion and the wonders of nature –this place has it all. Also, there are some amazing staying options to take care of all your accommodation needs! You can reach this national park in around 4.5 hours from Delhi.
Mumbaikars must not leave these beautiful getaways unexplored!
Some popular weekend getaways from Mumbai like Lonavala, Khandala, Panchgani, and Mahabaleshwar, have now become very common. So, where can Mumbaikars go for a peaceful weekend break? Well, the latest discovery is Kashid. From lush green rice fields, white sand, blue seas, undulating mountains to flowing streams and water bodies, Kashid has got it all. It will just take 3.5 hours to reach this place from Mumbai.
Matheran, a tiny hill station (only 8 sq. km), has managed to gain a lot of popularity. In a short span of time it has managed to become one of Maharashtra’s prime tourist destinations without losing its old world charm. There are many ways to reach Matheran, which itself adds to the fun. Apart from trekking, you can try horse riding, in hand-pulled carts or riding Matheran’s very own toy train. The place is approximately 83 km away from Mumbai.
Bangaloreans, don’t miss a visit to the beautiful destination of Coorg!
Owing to immense old world charm, Coorg is popularly called as the “Scotland of India”. It is a must visit if you are looking for that much-needed break alone or with your group of friends. The hill station of Coorg is the perfect escape for any weekend. If you want to travel by Indian Railway, you can take a train till Mysore and book a cab for the further journey. From Mumbai, the total journey is approximately 5 hours long.
Living in Chennai? Have you visited Pondicherry yet?
Want to spend some relaxed time at the beautiful French quarters? Pondicherry is the place to be. An overnight stay in Puducherry is sure to rejuvenate your body and soul. If you get a chance, you can also visit Auroville, which is one of the most famous places to visit in Pondicherry. Pondicherry is 3 hours 13 minutes away from Chennai.
So, what is stopping you? Gear up for a wonderful trip to these exotic weekend getaways.