3 Cities, 9 Destinations and 1 Loooong Weekend

The best weekend getaways to quench your wanderlust…

From New Delhi:


A hidden treasure of Uttarakhand, Naukuchiatal is blessed with scenic splendours of nature.

#CanYouBelieveIt: According to myths and stories, if someone witnesses all the 9 corners of the lake from a single spot then they might disappear in a cloud of smoke to attain nirvana.

Distance from Delhi: 320 km

Itinerary: Delhi – Naukuchiatal – Bhimtal – Delhi (2 nights 3 days)

#ixigoRecommends: Boating in the colourful shikara, kayaking, angling, hand- gliding, and horse riding

 Best For: Couples, families, adventure seekers and nature lovers.


Once the seat of the Himalayan empire, this little piece of paradise is defined now by its natural beauty.

#YouCantMissIt: The Sui Mata festival is held every year during March/April in the memory of Queen Sui, who gave her life to protect the people Chamba.

Distance from Delhi: 596 km

Itinerary: Delhi – Chamba– Dalhousie– Delhi

#ixigoRecommends: White water rafting

Best For: Families, and nature lovers


A famous Hindu pilgrimage town, Pushkar is a muddle of tourist and religious scenes.

#YesItIsTrue: Pushkar hosts the world’s biggest camel fair.

Distance from Delhi: 415 km

Itinerary: Delhi – Pushkar – Ajmer – Delhi

#ixigoRecommends: Camel safari, hot air balloon ride, jeep safari, and attend the evening aarti at Varah Ghat.

Best For: Families, solo travellers, and spiritual seekers

From Mumbai:


A sleepy seaside town, Ratnagiri is amongst the premier tourist destinations in Maharashtra.

#ILoveMangoes: Considered to be the tastiest fruit, Ratnagiri is where you will find world’s best Alphonso mangoes.

Distance from Mumbai: 346 km

Itinerary: Mumbai – Ratnagiri – Ganpatipule – Mumbai

#ixigoRecommends: Enjoy a scenic seashore drive, go for a ferry ride, gorge on some delicious Konkani cuisine.

Best For: Nature lovers, couples, and families


Bestowed with peace and tranquillity, this little piece of paradise is a treasure trove for the beach lovers.

#ScubaDivingAddicts: Tarkarli has India’s first integrated and biggest scuba diving centre

Distance from Mumbai: 533 km

Itinerary: Mumbai – Tarkarli – Amboli – Mumbai

#ixigoRecommends: Stay in a houseboat, go for snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and jet skiing.

Best For: Adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, families, and couples.


Home to rock-cut smoky mountains, delicious strawberries, gushing cascades and evergreen forests, Mahabaleshwar is among the most popular getaways in India.

#LoveForGreenery: It remains green throughout the year.

Distance from Mumbai: 263 km

Itinerary: Mumbai – Mahabaleshwar – Tapola – Mumbai

#ixigoRecommends: Visit the strawberry farms, go for trekking, and try boating at Venna Lake.

Best For: Nature lovers, families, and couples.

From Bangalore:


A quaint little place with a dual personality that will encourage you to believe that you have landed at a different place.

#CanYouBelieveIt: Pondicherry celebrates Independence Day on August 16.

Distance from Bangalore: 311 km

Itinerary: Bangalore – Pondicherry – Pichavaram – Bangalore

#ixigoRecommends: Take a boat ride, go bird watching, try scuba diving, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing on the backwaters, and a bicycle tour.

Best For: Adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, families, and couples


Carved beautifully from mountains and cut by rivers, Gokarna is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

#OnlyForYou: Shaped in a semicircle, Half Moon Beach is less crowded yet equally scintillating — the secret beauty of Gokarna.

Distance from Bangalore: 491 km

Itinerary: Bangalore – Gokarna – Murdeshwar – Bangalore

#ixigoRecommends: Enjoy a banana boat ride, do camping, and try yoga by the beach.

Best For: Nature lovers, families, and couples


One of the best white-water rafting destinations in India, Dandeli is the adventure hub of Karnataka.

#DandeliWildlifeSanctuary: With more than 200 species of birds, it is a paradise for bird watchers.

Distance from Bangalore: 466 km

Itinerary: Bangalore – Dandeli– Dudhsagar – Bangalore

#ixigoRecommends: River rafting, wildlife safari, kayaking, jungle camping, mountain biking, coracle boat ride, and the natural jacuzzi bath.

Best For: Adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, families, and couples.