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A Long weekend!
Yes, the wait is finally over! It’s time to say goodbye to the rising temperatures and escape the hustle-bustle of city life. Well, if you still haven’t decided a place yet, don’t worry! With this list of 5 perfect destinations in India, you can now ditch the scorching heat and enjoy the upcoming long weekend in full swing.. Read on!
How To Reach: Located just 54 km away, Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport. Coonoor is a major rail stop for Nilgiri Mountain railway between Ooty and Mettupalayam. One can also take a bus from Ooty, Bangalore, and Cochin to reach Coonoor.
Things To Do: Boating, golfing, trekking, and a visit to the Indian Bakery.
Places To Visit: Sim’s Park, Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s Nose, Wellington and Law’s Falls.
Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The next on this list is the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu. With its lush green forests, all-year round cool weather, and surrounding water bodies, this is just the right place for soft adventure, and lazing around.
How To Reach: Located 176 km away, Udaipur Airport is the nearest airport to Mount Abu. Mount Abu railway station is well-connected to cities like New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Private buses connect the place with cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi and Jaisalmer.
Things To Do: Trekking, camping, rock climbing, and boating at Nakki Lake.
Places To Visit: Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and Guru Shikhar
Up for some adventure this long weekend? If yes, then a trip to Kamshet should be a part of your itinerary. It is a great place to experience paragliding.
How To Reach: Pune is the nearest airport (45 km) for Kamshet. One can also board a train from Lonavala to reach Kamshet.
Things To Do: Paragliding, and cheese tasting
Places To Visit: Pawna Lake, Shinde Wadi Hills, Kondeshwar Temple, and Bedsa Caves.
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Imagine walking by a riverside, with gushing water and tall pine trees surrounding you; phew just the perfect escape. To experience this and much more, visit the heavenly hill station of Kasol.
How To Reach: Bhuntar Airport (31 km) is the nearest airport for Kasol, but the best way to reach Kasol is by road.
Things To Do: Kheer Ganga Trek, trekking, rock climbing, camping and stargazing.
Places To Visit: Parvati River, Tosh, Manikaran Gurudwara and Chalal
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
There are many places to visit in India, but nothing can beat the charm of Ooty. The ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ is a paradise for nature lovers.
How To Reach: Coimbatore (88 km) is the closest airport to Ooty. The nearest railhead is Mettupalayam, which is 40 km from Ooty. One can also take a bus from Bangalore, Mysore and Chennai to reach this place.
Things To Do: Ride the Nilgiri Mountain Railway toy train, mountain biking, angling and hang gliding.
Places To Visit: Ooty Lake, Ooty Botanical Garden, Dolphin’s Nose, Kalhatti Falls and Tiger Hill
So, STOP whatever you are doing right now and start planning a trip ASAP. Till we meet again, Happy Travels!