Even before we are halfway through Monday, the wait for the weekends starts already. Weekends are our respite from the monotonous schedule that dominates our week. Then, shouldn’t weekends be spent really well? So that we are back to the same routine but with new enthusiasm and freshness. One of the best ways to exploit the weekends is to drive to an isolated and peaceful place away from the bustle of the city. The chirping birds, Saturday’s sunset and the sunrise of Sunday should be the most memorable moments of the weekend. So here is a list of ten most favourite weekend getaways in India that are separated from the bustle of the city life.
Located in the lap of high mountains and nature, Dharamshala is the perfect blend of purity and peace. Being the residence of Dalai Lama, the place also offers an interesting fusion of Tibetan and Indian cultures. This combination of nature and culture is mesmerizing and a weekend spent here has one of the best experiences.
If there is a need for some adventure along with experiencing the beauty of nature, Rishikesh should be the first option. Known as the adventure capital of India, Rishikesh tops the list of adventurous tourist places in India. It has activities like river rafting, bungee jumping, cliff diving, mountain climbing and many more. These activities are the chief attraction for the adventure seekers and the wild nature of the place attracts peaceful tourists also.
If there is a need for some adventure along with experiencing the beauty of nature, Rishikesh should be the first option.
Jim Corbett National Park
A lover of wildlife? Jim Corbett National Park is the best weekend getaway to spend it in spotting tigers while riding on a safari through the wilderness of the park. The exotic wilderness is beautifully contrasted with the luxurious resorts, both comfortable and cost-effective.
To spend the weekend in the awe of the heritage sites and the historical stories related to it, Agra is the place to land in. The city of the Taj Mahal a monument of eternal love cannot be more attractive. Not only the marbles of the Taj Mahal, white as the moon, but other sites like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Black Taj Mahal all narrate different stories from Indian history, making it a perfect destination for couples and history buffs.
Located at 535 km from Mumbai, Tarkali beach is the only scuba diving opportunity in Maharashtra. The place is also famous for the delicious local Malvan food that one cannot resist. The Tarkali beach provides you the perfect blend of peace and lazing around on the beach while relishing the lip-smacking local delights.
When it is weekend, how can Goa be off the list! The extravagance of beaches, bars and nightlife at Goa is something everyone wants to experience. It provides a luxurious and fulfilling getaway with partners, family or friends. The touch of foreign culture in Indian traditions is another USP of the state. Couple that with the lip-smacking cuisine and drinks and it is a weekend spent well!
When it is weekend, how can Goa be off the list! The extravagance of beaches, bars and nightlife at Goa is something everyone wants to experience.
One of the best weekend getaways from the city of Bengaluru, infamous for its stagnant traffic, is the cultural and historical site of Mysore. The royal palace of Tipu Sultan is a marvel of architecture and the symbol of history. Besides, Jagmohan Palace, Mysore Zoo and Chamundeshwari Temple are chief attractions of the place marked with the sanctity of culture and truth of history.
Beaches of Puducherry
If the weekends could be spent a little farther away from the city of Bengaluru, Puducherry beaches are a worthy bet. The former French colony in India is just picture perfect without any filters with its bright coloured buildings and sublime beaches. It is one of the best place in India for scuba diving. To spend the weekend with the marvels of architecture and delicious French food, Puducherry is at least once in a lifetime tour.
Nothing can compare the sublimity of Kutch in providing a magical weekend getaway. The white desert is enigmatic in itself: its vast expanse spread with sugary sand stretching into infinity. Besides, its beauty glows more when it is decorated with Gujrati cultural festivals and performances. Many events are organized at Kutch that represent and celebrate the Gujarati culture, folk traditions and many more. To spend a weekend witnessing the traditional beauty of India, Kutch in Gujarat is the best option.
Dhanachuli and Auli in Uttrakhand
For mountain lovers, Dhanachuli is the best weekend getaway that gives the experience of both the wilderness of the mountains and the lush green surroundings of the subtropical and coniferous trees. Also, Auli, located in the Himalayan ranges of Uttrakhand is the best skiing destination in India. The temperature here is chilly, but of the enjoyable kind with the site-seeing of the exotic hills and greeneries on offer.
Rudrani Kumari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.